Sunday, October 18, 2015

15mm Star Wars!

Hey all!

Well, for my son's birthday, I had to get SOMETHING... so I found a bunch of 15mm Star Wars figures from the Micro Machines line!

Of course, the toy soldier collector in me wouldn't leave well enough alone...

So, I added shoulder pads and comms to two of the storm troopers to make them officers, made the rebels a bit more diverse, and then picked out four rebel troopers with black pants and gold helmets as elites.

I also touched up one of the pilots, because they were the exact same and I wanted one to be different.

I am just waiting for the last set, which is the classic characters, and then his birthday present is ready!:)

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Sam Mustafa does a SPACESHIP game?!

Well, this might sound kind of crazy, but it looks like Sam Mustafa, author of games like Longstreet and Grande Armee and Blucher and Lasalle and Maurice... historical games, one and all... is getting into space ship gaming!  In this particular case, Freejumper, a card based game in which you construct a single ship of your own (your "Freejumper") and go into battle with them!  You decide how big your ship will be, what sorts of systems will be installed, and all the rest... And then manage it all in battle.  Good stuff already... And I already have a bunch of space ship models to use!

For more info, head over to the Honour forums at

The Workbench

Hey all!

Well, here is the next group on the workbench... a unit of Continental militia, for my son's upcoming AWI present!

I'll get some paint on them soon, and share a bit more!

Also, coming up, I picked up some GREAT Star Wars figures for my son for his birthday, and of course did a little touching up... I am sure everyone will get a kick out of them!

Saturday, October 10, 2015

40mm George Washington finished

Hey all!

Well, believe it or not, I've been doing a lot at the House of War... just not a lot of photos to show for it!

I've been playing a lot of Armada, but I feel like I've taken SO many Armada photos that there is no need for anything new until Wave 2 shows up:)

But I ALSO finished up George Washington, for my son's Christmas gift!

A great figure from Trident, George was a pleasure to paint up.  Again, I went SUPER simple, with a REAL minimum of highlighting... mainly just a careful base coat and a wash, with a touch more blue on the coat.  I do wish that he was physically a bit larger... wasn't Washington over six feet?  But still, a fantastic figure.  Yes, I know I shouldn't have painted him with white hair, but remember, this is for a four year old:)

So that's it!  Next up is a unit of Continentals, who are just waiting for some sand on the bases and their undercoat before I get started.  Then the end is in sight... a unit of jaegers, a unit of militia, and a unit of rifles left to go!