Friday, April 30, 2010

Ordered more ARC Fleet

Today I ordered some more ARC Fleet Infantry, and a Grav Tank Platoon from Critical Mass.

I also ordered a bunch of 28mm stuff from Brigade Games in their 'Atomic Cafe 1957' line. I ordered four gangs, The Greasers (with mutant), The Roller Girls, President for life Nixon and his guards, and the Bowlers.

Friday, April 23, 2010

ARC Fleet Grav APC - Painted and first bits of Red Planet terrain

I was up with a crazy round of insomnia the other day, and it finally gave me a chance to slap some paint on the awesome ARC Fleet Grav APC from Critical Mass Games.

I also thought I'd sneak in a couple of the 'Red Planet' terrain pieces I was working on too.  I still have a few squads of infantry to work on, but I think they will be waiting until next week.

Anyhoo, here are the shots, let me know what you think!


Monday, April 19, 2010

Happy Birthday to me!

Short post.

Yesterday marks the 34th anniversary of my screaming into the world.  Didn't do much, stayed in with the lady friend, and made some Mordheim cardstock/foamcore terrain... oh and watched Doctor Who.

Today my Critical Mass and Khurasan orders arrived (I'll have unboxing pics up tomorrow).  I'm really looking forward to getting to know these figs a bit better!


Thursday, April 15, 2010

Getting ready for Tomorrows War...

As soon as I heard Ambush Alley Games was working on a Sci-fi title I was sold.  I've been scouring the interwhebs looking for 15mm scifi figs, and inspiration for terrain.

I'll be mounting 1" Pink foam sheets mounted on 1/2" MDF, which will be textured and sealed with Kel-Seal. I'll be using a technique similar to that Black Primer Paint used on his Scrapyard table.

Separately I also ordered a Sponk, and some Parasachnid's along with a Burrow and Lair from Khurasan, some 15mm Sci-fi Buildings and accessories from GZG

The Parasachnid's are going to do double duty in a 'Startship Troopers' style project I have in mind, as well as being denizens of the "Red Planet". The Sponk however... he is going to be a giant crab monster, living on the Red Planet.  My roomie gave me the idea of making him a 'tunneler', so I'm going to model a big crater to represent the pit he leaves behind when he lands on the table.  He's going to be tons of fun!

Can't wait to get out of work and run over to Home Depot and D&J Hobbies for the last of my supplies so I can get cranking tonight.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Woodland Scenics Ballast Update: This stuff is FINE

My bags of Woodland Scenics Ballast arrived today, and it looks like I'm going to need to order a bag of 'Coarse' as well, as the Medium Ballast is a bit finer then I expected.

Even so I'm really excited about getting home and gluing some of this stuff down to some bases and getting started.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Not satisfied with my bases...

In an effort to change the way I'm basing my figs, I just ordered some Woodland Scenics Ballast from our friends over at Hobbylinc to use. I ordered both Fine, and Medium bags of their Dark Brown and Iron Ore Ballast. I'm thinking about using the Dark Brown on my WW2 figs, and the Iron or on my Sci-fi figs.

Dark Brown Ballast
Fine Ballast, Dark Brown

Iron Ore Ballast

Fine Ballast, Iron Ore

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Did you talk to Jonathan Ross this weekend? ... I did!

That's right ladies and germs. While the gals from Geek Girl on the Street and I didn't get to interview Kevin Smith, due to his being a flakey stoner, we DID get an exclusive interview with the one and only Jonathan Ross. We had also hoped to catch his lovely wife Jane, but she was busy doing 'Kick Ass' related promotions.

Another highlight was interviewing the Creators of 'Kill Shakespeare', and Marc Andreyko, who is the writer, with Michael Chiklis for 'Pantheon' Of which my signed limited edition copy I am quite grateful for.

Wondercon was a blast, can't wait for comicon though.

...and now back to wargaming posts


Below are some of my favorites, the rest can be seen here

Jonathan Ross with Kate, from Geek Girl on the Street

Kevin Smith

Prince of Persia

Nicolas Cage

Jerry Bruckheimer