Saturday, January 22, 2022

28mm Borg

For Christmas, I received a couple of sets of older (1997?) Star Trek Strikeforce figures. There are toys that are somewhere between 25mm and 28mm with the thinner proportions of 1/72. 

I did a quick paint job and these look so much better in person (these photos are garbage, sorry; might be the lighting and the surface shine).

Overall, a nice set and one of only two Borg sets I've found (the other being huge 32mm figures). These match the other Star Trek that I have collected (a Lost Unicorn Worf and Monopoly Seven of Nine are below for comparison).

Up next: I'm grinding out some 28 Crimea figures (should not have started with the Guards!) plus some 1/7000 spaceships.

Saturday, January 15, 2022

Star Wars Imperial Assault

A few years back, I painted up Star Wars: Imperial Assault and most of the expansions for a fellow. He recently got a hold of the last expansion so I said I'd finish it off so everything matched. 

This was a pretty diverse set. There were 8 loth cats (whatever that is) from the extended universe. Fun models, two to a base. There were also four death troopers which posed some painting challenges since they are all black.

There were also two characters: some kind of droid lady and a clone trooper maybe?

All were painted to match their character cards and were a fun diversion from endless gold lace on Crimean War uniforms.

Saturday, January 8, 2022

28mm British lancers

Some more 28mm Crimean troops from Foundry. This week we have some lancers (9 troopers and 2 leaders).

Nice figures that arrived painted. I rebased them to 25x50mm bases, added a wash, and the pennants.

Overall, a creditable little force and the last of the painted, except for some mounted command in bearskins.

Up next: Some Star Wars Imperial Assault figures and then maybe some Crimea artillery.

Saturday, January 1, 2022

28mm British Foot Guards

This summer, my fifth grade teacher came to town. He introduced me to gaming and is now thinning his collection. Among the boxes I got was a huge bunch of Foundry Crimean War figures.

Most of the figures are unpainted. These guards were painted. I touched up the paint, washed, and the based them. They turned out really well, I think. 

The basic paint job was super neat so took a wash well. The flock is some new Woodlands scenic stuff that I'm trying out (mixing two colours).

There was also a three-man command unit. I don't see a flag in the box, but that should be easy enough to remedy.

 Next up are some British lancers and then some Royal Horse Artillery.

Saturday, December 25, 2021

ST:TOS Romulans

Merry Christmas!

The job-lot of 25mm ST:TOS figures by Heritage included a handful of Romulans. I tweaked the paint job and based them.

I had purchased some Victory Force Miniatures ST:TMP Klingons a few years ago and painted them as Romulans. I hauled them out, touched up the paint jobs and marched the basing.

I also finished adding some hair to the Harry Kim (ST:VGR) figure (an old Wesley). I could not get a decent shot but the result is much better than this photo suggests.

Up next: Maybe some Star Wars or maybe some Crimean War figures. We'll see.

Saturday, December 18, 2021

ST:TOS Federation

As part of a job lot, I ended up with some old 25mm Heritage Federation sculpts, painted with enamels from 1978ish. I did some highlights, washed, and based them.

These are nice enough figures (slim and short by today's standards). 

Left to right above, we have: Matakishi, Innerspace, Heritage, 1st Corp, and Monopoly.

Left to right above we have: Monopoly, Heritage, Space Vixens from Mars, Heritage, and Matakishi. I'll do a more more thorough comparison over the holidays.

Up next: Romulans! 

Saturday, December 11, 2021

ST:TOS Klingons and Andorrans

I finally managed to find some old (1978) Heritage ST:TOS 25mm figures for a decent price. These go for the moon on fleabay (between $10 and $35 per figure!).

These were painted with old enamels (very neatly) but had picked up some chips and were a bit dark. I highlighted, washed and based them.

For 40-year-old sculpts, these are pretty decent figures. Small and slight by today's standards, but a fine addition. I will do a comparison of different manufacturers over the holidays.

Up next: Some Federation troops and some Romulans.