I finished off the last of the Imperial Assault commission I took on (except there may be a few replacement figures left to arrive).These guys were from a Hoth set. I'm now going to shift to rebasing some 1812 figures and painting up some of the railway buildings I picked up this past weekend. With spring upon us, I'm also going to start shifting to one post per week (from two) for the summer.
Week #11 for 2019 is now in the books and it was a "good" week, not bad, not great, just good.Wednesday night I was able to throw down my Navigator's Guild and get in a game vs Hunter's, and on Friday I was actually able to finish painting another model for my Butcher's Guild with the new 'Veteran Boar'.Then on Saturday I hosted my first ever Guild Ball Tournament down in South Bend, IN and I think it was very successful. We had 15 players come out for the event, and I hope everyone had a good time.What is in store for this week? I have a 'Mataagi' for the Hunter's Guild that I think my son is going to want me to finish for AdeptiCon, not sure if it will be completed but it will be close, and then we still need to practice practice practice. We have no major plans coming up this weekend, so it may be a perfect time to get in quite a few Guild Ball and X-Wing games in before AdeptiCon, we shall see....
Since I have gotten back into X-Wing with the release of 2.0 back in September, I have been looking around for some compact tournament trays to hold our movement sticks and ships while moving tables in between rounds.There were some European companies that had some very nice acrylic ones, but the ship trays were not yet updated to 2.0 (adding a medium sized ship), I noticed the same thing while looking for some made out of MDF here in the US.Then last week I decided to take another look at Mini Duels (I knew that I had made MDF trays and are US based) and came across a compact X-Wing try that now had slots for medium sized ships and was exactly what I was looking for. So I decided to go ahead and order 2 sets (one for me and one for my son) and was hoping it would be here in time for AdeptiCon.Well shipping was quick and last Friday my trays arrived and I assembled/glued them that night. Yesterday I decided to take some time and paint them up black like I did with my Guild Ball tray.The trays are
I just wrapped up Week #10 for 2019 and once again it has been a so-so week.Nothing was completed from the Painting Queue, but 'Veteran Boar' was assembled and some of the base colors are being applied. My goal is to have him completed by AdeptiCon, but realistically it should not take that long, hopefully within the next week or two he should be completed.I was happy to get in 2 games over the weekend, another refresher for X-Wing (which was a difficult loss) and another Guild Ball game with a 'Veteran Boar' stand-in.This coming Saturday March 16th is my first event as a SFG Pundit and there will be a Guild Ball Tournament at Fantasy Games in South Bend, IN.There are still 2 spots remaining and you can signup up on Longshanks.I'll more than likely do a quick recap of the event on Sunday morning.Other than that, only 16 days till AdeptiCon 2019, and I think it will be a pretty good time.
Yesterday morning I was able to get in another practice game with my "Fat Han" list against my son (though it turned out it was not much practice with the Falcon). I asked my son if he could fly a Tie list so I could see how well my 2 ship list would hold up against multiple ships.I made a slight change to my list from my last game, dropping R2-D2 for Perceptive Copilot.My "Fat Han" List v1.1:Modified YT-1300 Light Freighter - •Han Solo - 132Han Solo - Scoundrel for Hire (82) Lone Wolf (5) Nien Nunb (5) Perceptive Copilot (8) Millennium Falconn(6) Luke Skywalker (26)T-65 X-wing - •Wedge Antilles - 66 Wedge Antilles - Red Two (52) Outmaneuver (6) R4 Astromech (2) Shield Upgrade (6) Servomotor S-foils (Closed) (0)Total: 198/200Son's Empire List:TIE/ln Fighte
I was a bit under the weather this week, so I missed our club night. I finished some more figures from the Return to Hoth expansion (with various basing requests).Some more snow troopers, this time on a rubble base.A couple of assassin droids of some persuasion, on sand, rubble and indoor bases.And a second Wampa, on a rubble base. I think I have three more heroes left to do--just need to wash, seal and base them.Up next: Some 3-D printed vehicles for Gotham.
As underwhelming as this project may have been, the Bandai Star Wars 1/12 scale First Order Stormtrooper is nonetheless complete. Any misgivings aside, you have to hand it to Bandai for designing a scale model kit that looks as good as it does, incongruous to the amount of modelling work required on it. Is the design perfect? No it's not. Especially vexing was the tedium involved in painting the
Hello everyone!I am pleased to inform you that DwarfCrypt has been honored to show first frames with the new models from Wargames Atlantic.They are the first of many sets of historical, fantasy and sci-fi minis.I present "Death Fields Raumjager" and "Skeleton Warriors"frames in the climate of ancient Greece today. The first plastic models from Wargames Atlantic look great. From the samples I receive, I can create four skeletons (including a command group) in weapons from an ancient Greece (this beautiful Corinthian helmet!) And four soldiers, the first of which today.For a long time I was thinking about the choice of colors and the general idea on these Death Fields Raumjager and my choice fell on the winter scenery. I am a huge fan of the classic Star Wars and the glued soldier immediately reminded me of the rebel from the Echo base from the frosty Hoth.In such a climate, I painted the first of the "Echo Base Trooper" and in a while I will add more scouts t
The latest installment of FFG’s organised play has finally kicked off. Love it or hate it Hyperspace Trials have started. In this series of articles I take a look at the nitty gritty of [...] The post The Hot Topic – X Wing Hyperspace Trials (part 1) appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.
I worked up some more Imperial Assault figures this week. These have been painted for awhile but I struggled to get a decent snow base for them.We'd originally discussed and then discarded model railway supplies as too costly. The owner then found a baking soda technique he liked.That created a lovely finish that was too brittle for gaming (crust broke off as soon as figure was handled). My efforts to strengthen the crust using various sealers were were unsuccessful so I eventually painted over it with thick craft paint to try and get some snow effect.The figures themselves were nice. The trooper in the hover tank is slightly smaller than his foot-bound friends.The wampa is nice enough but could may be a touch larger?I've got a few more figures with different basing underway before bringing this commission to a close.
We are into the first week of March and the first quarter of the year is almost over and I seem to be behind in my gaming and way behind in my painting.All honesty regarding the painting, I am actually okay with that. My main game that I am playing is Guild Ball, and my favorite Guild (Butcher's) and my son's Guild (Hunter's) are all completed (for now). My Butcher's Guild will be receiving 'Veteran Boar' this week, and shortly there after I should be receiving 'Steeljaw' for the Hunter's, so both of these models will then hit the painting table. I then need to decide what I am doing with the Cook's Minor Guild, I really want to have 'Roast' and 'Cinnamon' completed so they can play with the Butcher's, but then I might as well get the rest of the Cook's completed.Last week was not actually too bad in both departments. I was able to paint up the 3D Goals we received from Bourbon Trail Open IV, and I was able to get in games of Destiny, X-Wing and Guild Ball last week. More t
WOW, this is actually post #1000 dating all the way back to 2009!It has been awhile since I last played X-Wing, and I really need more practice before AdeptiCon comes up on us in a few weeks, not that I am going to get in a win at AdeptiCon, but it would be nice to fly my ships knowing the rules.This morning I woke up my son early (early for him) and we got in a game of X-Wing in before he left for work. I have been basically flying 'Scum & Villainy' since the release of X-Wing 2.0 (and I really do like Boba Fett), but I decided to go try a "Fat Han" list and see how I like it. I used to like flying a "Fat Han" back in X-Wing 1.0, or a double YT-1300 lists, but the norm in X-Wing 2.0 has been to fly 3+ ships, well let's see how this new "Fat Han" list works.My "Fat Han" List:Modified YT-1300 Light Freighter - •Han Solo - 132Han Solo - Scoundrel for Hire (82) Lone Wolf (5) Nien Nunb (5) R2-D2 (8)&nbs
This penultimate post on the Bandai Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper project sees work completed for the final pieces that require a paint job. What this entailed was lots of hand painting of white with a smattering of metallic, red and black hues. Vallejo Model Color was the go-to paint in this case. Bandai First Order Stormtrooper work-in-progress: Blaster Rifle and Riot Shield While
I shall call him "Mini Me".Two renditions of my favourite Star Wars villain. To the left: Julie Guthrie's sculpt from the 90s, released by Grenadier to be used with WEGs Star Wars - The Roleplaying Game and Star Wars - Miniatures Battles. To the right: Skull Forge Studios' Star Wars - Legion scaled "Cunning Admiral", sculpted by Jordan Cuffie in 2018.I love them both.
Some more Imperial Assault expansion figures rolled off the production line this week.First up were a second pair of Weejay pirates in a different paint scheme.Then I finished off three heroes (or villains?). There was a Greedo-esque figure, Mr. Narwhale, and some lady wearing blue storm trooper armour.These were interesting figures mostly because they required me to sort out different painting techniques to match the various photos I had. Some wet-on-wet, some washing, some drybrushing, and some block-and-dip.I'm presently working on the last expansion (Return to Hoth) for this commission as well as rebasing some 1/72-scale War of 1812 figures to go with some new Osprey rules.