Sunday, December 9, 2018

I made it into Wargames Illustrated!

Hey all!

Well, how cool and unexpected is THIS?!

So, about a year ago, I posted on Wargames Illustrated's Facebook page, asking if they could some day run a series on great wargames rooms.  If you've read this blog for a while, you know how much I love that sort of thing, and for years I had been picking through the backgrounds of photos in magazines and books, trying to see every bit of John Stallard and the Perry's wargames rooms.  There was just always so much cool stuff packed away in there, and I was hoping some day that maybe we could have some articles that would highlight the antiques and the storage and all of the other things that I wanted to see!

Well, eventually they did it, doing a series called "Wargamers' Spaces," featuring some GREAT spaces.  And that's when I thought... why not write a little something up and send it along about my OWN room?  I've worked awfully hard on making it nice... maybe people would enjoy it?

Eventually I did this, and took some photos, and sent it along to Wayne Bollands and the WI crew, pretty sure they wouldn't want some article from some nobody, but at least I'd have the fun of writing it.

And lo and behold, I get an email from them saying they'd like to send me a copy of the December issue of WI, because I had contributed to it!  I had?  Oh, I HAD!  How great!

Anyway... it is really one of the great thrills of my wargaming life, and I hope people enjoy the article.  And if you have any other questions or want specific photos of specific things, please do let me know!

Now I just need a second copy so I can cut the pages out and frame them.... don't make fun, it's a big deal for me!:)

Saturday, November 24, 2018

Star Wars Legion Commando Snipers

Hey all!

Well, another week, another group of Legion figures!

 This time, it is the sniper/spotter team from the Commandos boxed set.  I really do like these figures... both aliens, which is cool.  I also decided to do a little ghillie work with them, to mirror the Scout sniper I did earlier.  I DID keep them a bit more "modest" than that figure, however... they have half-cloaks of sorts to keep them hidden.

Their basic camo pattern is the same as the other rebels... what sets them apart is the ghillie cloaks.

Overall I'm pretty happy with them... got a few more figures to paint up.

Friday, November 23, 2018

FREE Wargames Illustrated online today!

Black Friday only... Check out the App store… Go to Wargames Illustrated app and they will let you download the December issue for free!  And when you do, check out that article from the series Wargamers’ Spaces...

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

A few shots of my Space Wolf terminators...

Hey all!

I had the camera and lights out, so thought I'd snap a few new shots of my Space Wolf terminators!

I love the lightning claw guy... one of my favorite minis.

And I do love how the basing and the wolf and the jewelers chain worked out!

Monday, November 19, 2018

More Stormtroopers for Legion...

Well, another unit of Stormtroopers, all painted up!

They are simple but annoying to paint.  White undercoat, black bits, and then lining with brown wash and some cleanup, and thats it.  But ugh, painting white sucks.  Like, for real.  

It reminds me of TIE fighters for Armada... you need a lot of them, and they suck to paint!

And here are the Stormtroopers with a bounty hunter!

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Legion Scout Troopers painted...

Hey all!

Well, a bit more of my completed Legion forces!

I have a bunch of Rebels painted up, so I wanted to get some Imperials done... and you can't have a Stormtrooper legion without support!

So here are the Scout troopers, ready to advance quickly on the enemy!

I know I posted my Scout sniper before, with his ghillie suit, but here you can also see the saboteur and the rest of the crew.

Overall I'm happy with how they turned out... always loved Scout troopers!

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Boba Fett for Legion!

Hi all!

Well, it's been quiet as HELL lately... work and life have been a bit overwhelming, and I've spent a lot of time on Red Dead Redemption lately, sooo...

But I have enjoyed painting up some Legion troops (well, not the Stormtroopers, but...) so I thought I would post!

Here is one of the few heroes I've painted... Boba Fett!  I didn't want to have him on that clear base, so I just matched up the height using rocks, and then pinned him to it.  I also left the flames off of the packback.

I did go a bit simple with his paintjob... I didn't go over the top on weathering or anything... because I think they look better when they are sharp.

Anyway... I'm happy with how he turned out... hopefully some more bounty hunters are on the way!  And in the meantime, I'll paint what I can:)

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Star Wars Legion Scout Sniper painted!

Hi all!

Well, I painted up a Stormtrooper Scout sniper for Star Wars Legion!

I did want to get a little ridiculous with this one, and get him all covered up... so I have him hiding behind a stump, behind a bush, and covered with a ghillie cover!

You can JUST see him with his helmet visible under the cover here.

I made the cover out of greenstuff, and then painted it, and then used a few different green "things" to cover it up... some static grass, some flock, some leaves, and then I left a few bits with bare paint because I thought it broke up the silhouette well!

Sunday, October 7, 2018

Painted Star Wars Legion Fleet Troopers!

Hey all!

Well, I picked up a box of Fleet Troopers for Star Wars Legion, and got them painted up!

Their paint scheme is a bit different than normal... I wanted a uniform that would match my finished Rebel Troopers and go well with my basing scheme.  

I did only a single conversion, taking a head from a plastic Star Wars Bith figure and using the head on this guy.

Overall I'm pretty happy with how they turned out.  I did realize that I forgot one element of the basing (the leaves) so I have to go back and add those, but overall they are basically done.

Next up, some Scout Troopers!

Sunday, September 30, 2018

AT-ST painted for Star Wars: Legion!

Hey all!

Well, FINALLY a blog update, because I've FINALLY painted the darn AT-ST!

The posing of it was a bit tricky... I wanted it to look like it was in motion, because AT-STs look very cool when they are walking... awkward and spindly and cool:)

It wasn't too tough of a paint... several coats of successively light gray.  I enjoyed the weathering... brown and black inks, and some silver and brown-silver sponging to create a bit of chipping.

Next up, another group of Stormtroopers... and I ordered a set of Fleet Troopers and Scout Troopers to tackle next!