Wow! Six battalions painted and 2 guns for my French Napoleonic army. I started this project nearly 5 years ago but in the last year I have made lots of progress. I am working on the commander for this force and then it will be back t…
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The first 12″ of either side of the table had very little in the way of hard cover, so my opponent deployed quite far forward, planning on moving up to the hard cover and trying to hold me back, as I tried to run my army of his table edge. I decided to not outflank with anything, as it’s a bit of a lame way to try and win Envelopment, so I bought everything on in the first wave. We rolled for the prep bombardment and I did a smattering of pins and killed a single Commando with the artillery fire.
Finally. Another Italian Wars unit done – Hooray! I can’t tell you how delighted I am to get these guys off my desk and into the cabinet. The majority of these figures are from the venerable but excellent Wargames Foundy range, with the casualty figure…
As promised, pictures of the GameMatz mat. Judge for yourself. Also took some pics of my reinforced Near Future MOUT team on the mat to give you some context. The MOUT team was initially composed of excellent Pig Iron NF Infantry with an Old Crow APC, an old Void Viridian sniper for support, an old … Continue reading MOUT and Mat →
Hey Wargamers! Painting process of Eldar vehicles = soooo much fun. I did not expect that, really 🙂 Today you may see Fire Prism Squadron – three offensive anit-gravs painted by me few weeks ago. Below you may find some pictures and second vesion of vehicles – Night Spinner (weapons on magnets). Enjoy!
Well I’m back in the land of Wi-Fi, albeit super slow, so I thought I’d share my experiences with making a new set up for travelling with miniatures.
So I think I talked about this in a previous post after getting back from Oldhammer Weekend USA 2015. Some of the guys had these hard sided jewelry cases and trays, some had plastic containers with sheet metal epoxied in. I decided to marry the two ideas and have sheet metal glued into jewelry trays. Perhaps not original, but an idea none the less.
Kober recommended Nile, and Blue recommended Gems on Display. I went with the latter as it was the same stuff, only sightly cheaper. I had wanted to do a hard sided case, but I also wanted to do carry on and the dimensions on the hard sided cases were about 1″ too large in at least one dimension.
Melania’d from the American Airlines website:
Shouldn’t exceed 22 x 14 x 9 inches / 23 x 36 x 56 centimeters (including handles and wheels)
Must fit in the sizer at the airport
So I went with this soft sided case here. Now you’ll notice that it says you can fit 12, 1″ trays in there. I got excited about fitting 12 trays in and stupidly ordered them. Anyone paying attention will immediately realize that a 28mm figure is never going to fit in a 1″ tray and be able to stack stuff on top of it. So much for enthusiasm. Gems on display would have taken them back and given me money back, but the shipping would have been more than they were worth. So I now have 12, 1″ trays. I’ll use them for dice rolling and organizing the paint queue, etc.
What I ended up with for travel was 2, 3″ trays and 3, 2″ trays. They don’t appear to make larger than 2″ in the stackable plastic. A shame, but it worked out ok. I may in the future figure out how to fix something on the bottom of the three inchers to keep them from shifting.
Next I ordered some custom sheet metal plates from Robert over at Shogun Miniatures. We played a minimal amount of email tag and he got the metal out to me quickly, ie well before I was going on my trip to Baltimore.
Let’s see how I put them in the trays, shall we?
Setting up an area outside to epoxy.
I used 120 grit to rough up the sheet metal, I probably should have used a coarser grit but I had 120 handy.
I realized a little late that I didn’t need to put a full stripe of glue across.
I used Gorilla brand two part epoxy. They recommend mixing it in the plastic blister but I just applied it directly and mixed it on the sheet metal itself.
The pictures don’t show it, but I did 3 strips of epoxy on each plate. I was able to glue 5 plates in with one tube of epoxy, but just barely.
Fortunately I have a bunch of old bricks and pavers lying around my back yard so I used those to hold down the plates while the epoxy cured.
So now I can fit almost my entire O & G army in one plus tray. I had a little difficulty fitting my clothes and Oldhammer t-shirts in the remaining space, but I made it to Baltimore and back with only one figure broken.
The figures did shift a little in transit, tipping the bag over to fit in the overhead compartment, so I may need to figure out some more ways to restrain the figures once inside. The idea is to have them as tightly packed as possible.
I’d also like to welcome two new followers, Warcolours Paints and Idrissa-Flo Woodstone. I don’t know if they have blogs, send me links if you do. I believe I know Idrissa under a slightly different name on facebook. A damn fine painter.
I hope this post is helpful and that I’ll get some more reports written soon. I don’t know why the followers widget is so small right now. I’ll have to check the settings.
Have a good one.
Got done with some more 28mm Pulp miniatures and vehicles.More to come!
Here is another army that belonged to my friend. This time we have a nice sized Tau army. This army will be a featured item at our local gamer’s garage sale this Saturday. I am asking $600 obo for this army. I don’t know much ab…
I assemble a laser-cut kit of a giant Maori war canoe I purchased at Historicon. The results are lovely. Continue reading →
Hello Wargamers! Be`Lakor is one of the greatest daemons you may see in Chaos armies in 40k universe. It is a cool miniature too 🙂 Today you may see gallery with Be`Lakor painted by one of our painters. I hope you like it 🙂 Follow our FB profile to stay tuned!
We had 14 guys out at the club this week, which was pretty good given the lovely summer weather.Dave hosted a game of Blucher with John, Guy, Scott and newcomer Alan playing. Elliott and Kevin faced off over some third edition Warmachine.Bruce brought …
I recently got my grubby little mitts on one of the new Rubicon Models SU-85/122 kit and all I can say is, wow! Not enough to go on for making a decision on if you want one of these kits for yourself?
Okay, then I will delve into this gorgeous kit in detail, but be prepared because this is one of the best kits I have seen for World War II yet. Rubicon has been delivering great kits for nearly 2 years now, and in keeping with their previous entries, this kit gives you the option to make two different vehicles, the Soviet SU-85 Tank Destroyer or the Soviet SU-122 Assault Gun.
Perry Miniatures’ Mercenaries – European Infantry 1450-1500. Yet another six miniatures for Drakenborg infantry unit or silesian mercenaries depending on the fantasy/historic setting that is used during the game. First six miniatures were shown in this post.
Kolejnych sześciu piechurów z oddziału śląskich najemników i/lub drakenborskiej piechoty. Do kompanii zabijaków dołączył dowódca i kolejny sztandarowy. Zdjęcia pierwszej szóstki możecie zobaczyć w tym poście.
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Continuing with the lancing contest theme I wanted the base to look like a lancing arena, goblin style. I carved up some plasticard and then used rough sandpaper to give it some texture (I want it to look like a rough wooden wall) Grabbing a spare plin…
Hello dear friends! It`s been a while without any post 🙂 So sorry for long break and you have my promise – more updates every week. I have on my HD tons of photos and dozens sets for review – just need to find a few hours for editing and uploading. Today you may see[…]
Legate Lucius CaediciusAnother weekend and another battle with Romans, but this time it’s an 28mm Imperial period battle. Set about 9CE (or AD in old money) this battle follows on from the disaster of the Teutoburg Forest where three whole legions were…
A little bit more progress with the Mesoamerican project:
Another 21 Huaxtec warriors awaiting primer, with another 17 awaiting their turn under the knife and file.
One issue that is bothering me at the moment is the final look of the base. …
Hoi,Let’s present the first of the “Enemy” soldiers to you today. Here are my first painted Cobra specialist and troopers: Firefly and some Crimson Guards (i.e. CeeGees). The Firefly figure is an Infinity Ariadne figure btw.Both are not entirely as I w…
Bruce was keen to try Osprey’s new Black Ops rules again so I popped out for more gangsters action. We played two scenarios; the assassination scenario and the sabotage scenario and the key mechanic in both of them was the observation (or maybe infiltr…
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3. Links. Linki.
Welcome back to my weekly(almost) run down of what I’ve learnt about playing games! This week I’m talking Infinity the Game by Corvus Belli. Any of you who’re following along with Sunday Colour will realise that I detest playing with unfinished figures so I made a special effort to ensure that my starter set was … Continue reading Learning Curve IX Infinity →
I had a chance to get some more painting done on my 1980s Counter Terrorist forces: