As the year winds its way to an end, I'm working on clearing off some old projects. A few weeks ago, I finished some Harry Potter figures and decided to give them an outdoorsy base.
Saturday, December 31, 2022
Finishing up old projects: Harry Potter
Saturday, December 24, 2022
The man in the red shirt
No, not that guy. Just regular old red shirts. I picked up twenty-odd Heritage 25mm Star Trek figures from the 1970s on fleabay. They came on nasty 1970s wooden bases and were a bit worse for wear.
Saturday, December 17, 2022
Last of the Harry Potter
I finally finished the last of the Harry Potter figures I bought years ago from Metal Magic. These guys have been staring up from the edge of my painting desk for ages.
Up next: Some very old Trek figures, including a couple of 1970s Scruby figures!
Saturday, December 10, 2022
Last of the Russian foot!
These are the last of the Russian foot from Foundry. Holy cow was this a boring batch to grind through!
Saturday, December 3, 2022
Back at the beginning go the pandemic, I picked up an old Megablox aircraft carrier set (the USS Kitty Hawk). It had some 1700 pieces and I finally got around to building it this weekend. The final model is about three-feet long and is maybe 1/450 scale?
Saturday, November 26, 2022
Man of War
Overall, one of the better sets of rules. Maneuver is slow and grinding, wind position and crew quality really matter, unusual things (like boarding actions) are risky and unlikely to occur. The mechanics create command and control limits that seem realistic while still giving players some difficult choices around movement and combat. The firing mechanic (basically, if you fire now, you have to skip the next firing phase to reload that side), in particular, make for tough choices.
Up next: A different era of naval operations.
Saturday, November 19, 2022
Crimean Russians Advancing
Despite a slow week at the painting table, I finished off the first of two batches of 28mm Crimean Russians from Foundry.
Up next: Lego naval ship?
Saturday, November 12, 2022
Some Pulp Alley Musketeers
I dropped in on Bruce to play some Pulp Alley. He was keen to try out a new solo-play chart he'd created to go with the solo deck he'd bought. Basically, you roll 3d6 for each NPC unit and cross reference against proximity to enemy (different chart for each type of NPC) to determine what they do. This is an alternative to players just making the 'most sensible' move for NPCs during a solo game. Overall, it worked well.
Saturday, November 5, 2022
Even more Russians with helmets
More Perry Russians for Crimea. This time in the shooting pose.
Nice sculpts also likely suitable for colonial adventures into the 1920s and 1930s. Just an overwhelming number of figures to paint.
Thank Cthulhu I can just spray on the beige and detail.
Up next: Unless I go blind, we'll have more Russians. This time a huge number in the advancing pose.
Saturday, October 29, 2022
More Crimean Russians, now with helmets
The endless hordes of Russians continue. These are 28mm Perry figures from Foundry.
Saturday, October 22, 2022
More Crimean Russians
Some more 28mm Crimean Russians from Foundry.
Up next: Yet even more Russians, but this time in helmets!
Saturday, October 15, 2022
28mm Crimean Russians
I'm grinding my way through a huge lot of 28mm Crimean Russians that I received last fall.
These are Perry sculpts and have lots of character. I used the pictures on the Foundry website as the painting guide.
I'd say these fellows could also be used in colonial adventures from the 1850s into the 1930s.
Up next: More Russians for Crimea!