Friday, January 5, 2018

Where was I in 2017. Plans for 2018.

So I was largely absent from this blog for most of 2017. We had a lot of stuff happen in 2017 that took time away from my hobbies.
Jan-Feb we went on a trip to the Philippines to visit family for about a month.
Mar-Apr we moved from Missouri to North Carolina and bought out first house.
Sep our second son was born.
Oct-Nov I was at a leadership course in order to promote, and had my in-laws visit for a month.
So been busy.
For 2018 I want to get back focused on this great hobby. There is a good bit of interests amongst my co-workers and I have started a Historical Wargamers Club though the base.

Thats not to say I was totally absent from the hobby as I did get a few games in of Bolt Action and WW1/2 Wings of War/Glory. I had also started on a large modular dungeon terrain set using Hirst Arts molds but it has been shelved for time being.

I have started work on a 4x6 mat for wings of war/glory.


 I reorganized my hobby room though the temp inside it limits work time even with a little space heater.

My wife got me a nice little display case for Christmas. There is a Plexiglas front but could not take a photo through it due to glare. But now I can proudly display a sample from all my historical collections.

I have also gotten back into D&D and started my own campaign with guys from work. Its inspired by the computer game Darkest Dungeon and is set in a custom made area in the Forgotten Realms. Below is a map of the area my players with spend all their time in.

Marry Christmas and Happy New Year from me and my Family!

Sunday, February 26, 2017

Rouge Star: Star Cops

Painted up a small unit for Rouge Star recently. Used my old Tau that I had gotten when I thought about getting into 40k. I think they painted up nicely as Star Cops. They might be the last minis I paint before we move to North Carolina at the end of March.

Friday, September 30, 2016

More Frostgrave

Finished a whole bunch of Frostgrave minis.

Here are three new constructs, a large, medium, and small

6 new armored skeletons


Giant Spiders

Frost Wraith

Small or medium demon, depending if I use the new big one I got

And a wild dog.

Here is the lot of them

New treasure markers

 My wife said she wanted to learn to play so I had her build a warband then pick out models she liked for each soldier, wizard, and apprentice. She then picked a paint scheme and I went to town. She was very happy with the end product.

Here are the wizard and apprentice both elementalists. Wizards name is Ezra and apprentice is Ommaya

 Her Captain, yet to be named.

Archers. The canine is based of our dog and the cat is based off of Panther Lilly from the anime Fairy Tail.

And two infantrymen

Thursday, September 1, 2016

Frostgrave Terrain

I recently finished up some terrain for Frostgrave and hope to get my first game underway very soon.
The buildings where made using molds from Hirst Arts and cast with Dental Stone. I can't recommend the molds enough as the detail is beautiful and its like building with legos. My only limitation with them so far is my imagination but thankfully Mr Hirst has some amazing examples on his website that really get the brain juices flowing.

 This first picture is of all but 1 of the Hirst Arts molds I currently have and I used all of them to make the following buildings.

Here is all my terrain so far. My first few ruins and lots of scatter terrain to really give it a clogged feeling

The next three are a raised platform and statue. The Statue is a resin Mother Marry that I painted to look like warn marble. The platform can go anywhere and will also be used in the temp I'm working on. The Temple of the Weeping Mother

 This was the first building I made using the molds. Its mounted on thin card stock and the second floor is made from hobby sticks.

I wanted to get multiple use out of my next building so I made it splitable. When the two halves are together its just a one story building with no roof. Or I can slide them apart and have to separate ruin half houses.

I put accent pices around the outside to make it a bit more fancy.

One half has a removable door while the other half is left to look old and broken.