Friday, December 28, 2012
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A great victory for my soviet force. Played verses my friend Chris T. and his American force. He still has a way to go but seems to be getting better. By taking the initiative and forcing him to react to my movement I forced him to engage where I wanted him to. It was a close game, I would say main mistake was deploying his tank destroyed platoon to soon allowing to get first shots off on them.
Thursday, November 29, 2012
Later I make a brave attack up the middle crushing another unit of norman spearman on foot. In the end his Warlord was all alone with no friends about, running in with my Warlord and Hearthguard I crushed into him and barely did enough to take him out. Victory for the Vikings1
Sunday, November 4, 2012
Thursday, November 1, 2012
Oh I so hate the little cannons that are bent or broken, I am in search of brass barrels to replace the lot, though I am unable to find a small enough one but the search continues. I do think I can make this one set I have been eyeing online for awhile that may work out.
So the goals I have thus far left to do for this ship (in no given order)
1. fix broken mast (either pin or replace completely)
2. work on the wiring for the mast area once my online order comes in (and paint)
3. clean up the over paint and paint lines
4. paint the anchors, I really don't know what to paint them. Perhaps black?
5. varnish and seal
6. waiting for my new webcam to come in so I can do a small video to show how it looks and post that online.
7. the smoke stacks look off just being all black, will have to do a highlight on the edges to make it stand out better.
8. I still have to work on the metallic parts and finish those off, they really are not suppose to look like they are right now. Including the bottom area which is a total mess.
Things I want to do:
1. find a good looking railing to put onto the ship.
2. why stop at one, I want to put port holes on the superstructure and perhaps replace the fighting tops entirely.
4. put in little AA guns
5. decal number on ship
Friday, October 26, 2012
The messy black wash done, will go back and clean up the miniature with the main colors, and figure out what to paint the metal parts (currently black parts) on the side and bottom of the ship.
I do like the main and deck colors, they really stand out well.
Saturday, October 20, 2012
Friday, October 19, 2012
|Battleship in background and Cruiser in foreground|
|Closeup of the superstructure of the Battleship|
|Close to being finished before sealing the miniature|
Sunday, October 14, 2012
|What it looked like out of the box|
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
I have got through the road block for the Leviathans Probability Chart I have been working on. Because the dice are not standard d12 it got me messed up trying to create a chart. Problem solved, now working on layout of the actual chart. Hope to get this out by next week.
Thursday, September 27, 2012
I do have a few things lined up so hope to get some game on soon enough.
- Thursday (today) - SAGA <<canceled game>> w/George K.
- Sunday 9/30/12 - Leviathans w/Mike D.
- Saturday 10/7/12 - Flames of War w/Chris T.
- Saturday 10/20/12 - Heavy Gear Blitz w/Brian H.
Sunday, September 23, 2012
Friday, September 21, 2012
Top front view of the NCC - 305 (USS HAWAII) with NCC - 306 (USS LANAI) off to the side.
Angled shot showing the side of the NCC - 306 (USS LANAI) with the NCC - 305 (USS HAWAII) on the right.
Sunday, September 16, 2012
Vallejo Grey Primer / White 951 / London Grey 836 / Brass 801 / Red 847 / Pale Grey 73202 (wash) / Light Green 942 / Vallejo Matt
1. I started off with a grey primer.
2. Added the primary colors; white, grey, red and brass (antenna on the underside).
2a. The white I added with multiply thin coats till white. (debated on air brushing the white).
2b. a small part, but not easy to see is the green and red lights on the top left and right was added.
3. Wash over white and grey areas.
4. Painted white once again the raised panels.
5. Matt seal entire model.
6. Added decals using Micro Set.
7. Matt seal over decals.
Things I thought about doing, blue on the top engine part on the sides and there were this decals for I left out because I didn't think it would add to the miniature, besides they were a pain to cut out but may add them at a later date depending on how they look on the regular Frigates.
The following images show you a before and after the wash is added and panels repainted white.
I am still working on the base art work for the arcs of fire with illustrator, and I will get back to finishing that when I get more ships completed. Over all I am very happy with the outcome of this project.
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Here is there 2013 release schedule as of now, I am sure it will change of something else is added to it.
Now if I only could see what the Ronin book is all about that would be good to know.
Here is where I got very good rolls in and he had pulled a gas mask card which total destroyed his US forces ability to fight well.
The other games didn't go as smoothly due to using the hidden rules and initiative rules wrong, but over all I had fun that day.
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Monday, September 3, 2012
Got two games in with my friend. Federation vs Klingons, got both wins. The game system has a few quarks to it. A good overall tactical challenge none the less. I should pit up a review on my thoughts on the game later on.
On another note my decals should be in soon, for the price I hope they are of good quality.
Wednesday, August 22, 2012
Saturday, August 18, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Monday, August 13, 2012
Sunday, August 12, 2012
Saturday, August 11, 2012
|F5 Frigate - side view|
|F5 Frigate - rear view|
|E4 Light Frigate - front view|
|E4 Light Frigate - side view|
I have an D6 and D5W assembled and will hopefully get painted up tomorrow. I need to get a few Federation ships painted up soon.
Saturday, July 7, 2012
So back to the title. I played an 8pt game of SAGA with normal rules (no 8pt game rules).
My friend had the first turn moved about and shot some of my levies on my left. My turn I sent one of my Welsh cavalry units to run down the norman bowmen, hit them 3 times till he was down to 3 men.
Normans send their cavalry to kill my horsemen, after two melees, I had one horseman left, good enough for me. =) I expected them to be promptly all dead in the ground. I move around and throw javelins killing a few guys.
Normans finish off the last Welsh horseman on my left. shoots up my 2nd cavalry unit with his crossbowmen who he moved and shoots twice, knocking me down from 8 to 4, ouch. I move units around to get within javelin range knocking down Normans here and their.
Normans with a warrior unit of 4 men rush into my 5 in a woods. "Ambush" ability used, I hold off and crush the attack. More shooting from the Normans and recovering fatigue. Little movement on his part. "Taint" a Norman cavalry unit on my right, close enough for me to move in. I move a few units and throw more javelins to cut his numbers down before I rush them.
Normans try to hold on 4 horse Hearth guard tries to run down a unit of warriors in the center, I life with one man limping away. Norman Warlord rides up next to a warrior unit of his own towards mine, more shooting from his end. Finally the writing is on the wall, I run in with my warlord towards his but I drag a unit of warriors with me. He took 5 hits, 4 go to his warrior unit. His warlord backs off 4 inches, I promptly run into the damage unit of norman warriors who are down to 3 men, due to 4 lost from the 1st melee and one from shooting earlier on. I run them over and have one more combat on his warlord who dies bleeding in his homeland.
Victory goes to the pointy sticks!!!
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Friday, June 29, 2012
Tuesday, June 26, 2012
|I am here to return your priest...|
|He just wouldn't give up the gold.|
Games Workshop Rohan Fine Cast.... What can I say well highly detailed but because it is of a soft material the spear and flag pole I cut off and replaced were so poorly thought out. Why didn't they just include metal spears for the miniatures I do not know, so guess what I did, I cut them out, drilled the hands out and put in a paperclip in place (I misplaced my brass rods). I may need to replace the sword on the guy with the bright green cape, I tried to straiten it but it still has a curve in it. I will end up cutting out the sword and put either a metal one or a plastic one, but for now I will leave it be. Oh forgot to say I had some little head pieces for the flag poles, one is a pig and the other a horse, It's cropped out of the picture but will have it in other shots later on.
|Picture of front of house.|
What needs to be done:
- Ground cover painted.
- Place in vegetation like grass bushes and some wooden barrels.
- Put some wear and tear in the porch perhaps or just leave it.
- Add in little things like chairs, chickens, etc.
- Matt Varnish the whole thing.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
So far i have had about ten games of 1v1 with only losing three. Game has been fun so far. My last game I lost using Saxon. Hard to use these guys at five points. I think six will be good. I hope to win today game with will start in a few minutes.
Update: barely won by points, had one bad rolling on a great attack. Pulled it off barely, if it went on i may have been in trouble.