Saturday, April 25, 2020

Last Star Trek for awhile

These will, I promise, be the last of the 54mm Star Trek for awhile. I have some 28mm zombies on the table right now and some 28mm Star Wars monopoly pieces (yes, really) ready to prime.

Today, I finished off the STTNG figures I have with Troi, Guynan, and Crusher.

These pictures are just terrible and make the faces look appalling. They look much better in real life. No idea what is going on but I wonder if the matt finish if playing tricks on the camera?

Anyhow done for now.

I also finished off a Sulu!

Still no gaming for the foreseeable future so I hope to make a dent in the last box of zombicide that I have (the prison expansion). I'm going to give the Zeds a go now and save the characters for Zomtober.

Tuesday, April 21, 2020

Voyage of the Pandora and 28mm D&D

So no club gaming for the foreseeable future, but Bruce dropped by a copy of a 1980s solo game (Voyage of the Pandora) at several folks' houses and we're each playing games as we can for glory and in a vaguely competitive arrangement (there will be a winner declared).

The premise is space exploration, with both interstellar travel and planetary exploration, with 10-, 20- and 30-month options. When (if?) you get to a planet, you put together an away team and explore. Exploration is via a die roll and a choose your own adventure mechanism in the rule book.

The goal is the most victory points per month. You fight (or capture) creatures, survive events (metal eating ants!), and (allegedly) find artifacts. So far, I've run one 10-month mission and got a whole net 2 victory points! The system is interesting in that it is basically an analog version of a simply solo computer game (e.g., Para 170: if X, do Y and see para 207),

A friend also dropped off a D&D figure for some paint. This is a 3-D printed figure. It is about the same quality as a Wizkids figure.

I liked the stash of coins at his feet. I was going for a flagstone floor but ended up with more of a marble effect (which is the flooring one most associates with stacks of gold coins anyhow).

Up next: A few more 54mm STTNG figures then onto some 28mm Zombies for a change of pace.

Saturday, April 18, 2020

More bridge crew

Painting multiples (yay, job lot on eBay) is interesting. The Data's below are the same figure, presumably out of the same mold, but have different faces.

As cool as I thought he STTNG uniforms were in 1989, they don't look as cool as the DSP/Voyager era outfits. Apologies for the glare--I used a matt finish but there are some weird light effects going on.

And William Riker, lover, action hero, better in slimming black.

Apologies for the soft focus--not sure what happened there.

Up next: Maybe some solo gaming. A 28mm D&D figure is almost done. Then some more 54mm STTNG. Then maybe some 28mm zombies and 54mm AWI.

Tuesday, April 14, 2020

Captain, my captains!

More 54mm Star Trek, this time JLP in various poses and uniforms.

Do his hips seems a touch pinched in this sculpt? Might be a trick of the light.

This is a later pose with a fancier base. I see his shoe needs a touch up.

Same pose as the first but in a DS-9/Voyager era uniform.

Up next: Riker and Data and a 28mm D&D miniature.

Saturday, April 11, 2020

Geordi's, Worf's, you're with me!

The joy of eBay is you get what you get and you don't get upset. So I got a bunch of Geordi's and Worf's as part of a big lot.

These are 54mm Rawcliffe figures. In hindsight, I should have painted one Geordi in a red shirt.

Up next: Some more STTNG plus maybe a game of space exploration.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Big Trek TOS

I spent the weekend painting the back landing and stairwell of the house (gotta buy some bigger brushes!) rather than minis, so I have but two 54mm Rawcliffe figures today.

These are, of course, Kirk and Uhura, of STTOS fame. Up next: A whole lot of Geordi's plus a few Worf's.

Saturday, April 4, 2020

More big Trek!

This is the rest of the 54m STTNG bridge crew that I bought and updated.

I was very happy with how the doctor turned out. The original painted did nice job on the figure but some highlights and shading really helped pop it.

Worf's hair changes colour throughout STTNG and DS9; this Worf has black hair.

Georgi is a nice figure. Again, bases need ore attention.

Data's yellow flesh tone is pretty decent.

Up next: Hard to say. I have a bunch more of these underway (I got quite a deal) but we'll see which are finished first. Probably a few TOS figures.