Well, my birthday just came and went, and as a gift I got a gift card for some books; specifically, to replace some lost Sharpes books!
So.. Which ones do folks think I should get? Maybe one or two from India? Some of the original series? Something different, like Trafalgar?
Any advice very, very welcome!
Sunday, May 26, 2013
A buddy of mine has a pretty great Napoleonic collection...
And asked if wanted to contribute something! I said "But of course!"
So, he gave me a converted Sharpe and Harper to paint up.
Now, Sharpe is actually wearing the greatcoat he is often seen wearing on the show, seen below in a photo from "The Sharpe Dressed Man".
Harper is dressed in more the traditional Rifle uniform. They have a bit more work left on them and then obviously the matte varnish, which will help GREATLY... right now they are so glossy it is hard to look at them! Still, I think they look pretty sharpe... can't wait to see them based up and joining the army!
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Okay, I FINALLY got a few minutes away from the baby to finish my two Battlefield 3 projects!
Now, I play BF3 pretty religiously... like, at least one night a week is spent rumbling around in a tank or blasted choppers out of the sky with my IGLA. I have always loved video games, and the UNPARALLELED multiplayer of BF3 sucked me in like no ones business!
One of the things that make BF3 so much fun is two of the guys I play with! One is a guy I "met" online; we played together, we were both good and could talk, so we buddied up. Another is a friend I met through a very close friend. The three of us have been playing BF3 every week for... well, for two years I suppose. It is a good little video game group.
So, when I saw these BF3 miniatures from Hasslefree Miniatures, I knew I wanted to do up a little gift for each guy!
Here is the first one. My one buddy is a pretty good sniper, although to be fair, he is good at every class. He really enjoys Operation Metro, so I did a sniper going through the tunnels on Metro. I tried to add all sorts of details from the game, including an ammo pack. Other bits from the game include the warning sign on the edge of the platform, and of course the seats and the sign. Overall I think it turned out pretty good. Below is one of the photos I used for reference.
On to the next one!
This is the one for my other buddy, Bill. He is a HUGE fan of Seine Crossing, and tends to camp out in the building that overlooks A and C objectives on Conquest. So I made up a rough version of that door (as seen below). Again, I tried to add a few details from the game, including a med pack and, on the stairs, a claymore. Unfortunately I did make him an engineer, even though he is usually a machine gunner on this level, but what can you do!
Anyway... so, I'm going to ship them off in the next day or so; I hope they enjoy them!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Well, I found a use for extra "unique" cards in Star Wars... make up a few of the cards I don't have!
Now, I have no plans on investing in any of the large ships (which are the only way of getting modifications) or in the X-Wing or TIE expansion, as I have three core sets worth. But I want some of the cards! So... just printed out a few, backed them on the real cards (in the case of modifications I used extra R2D2s and other astromechs) and voila!