Saturday, October 25, 2014

Removing paint from metal figures

I been in the process for removing paint from some warmaster figures and finally found a solution that works for me.

I tried Simple Green, Pine Sol, Windex and combinations of these. They worked somewhat but didn't work well enough.  I then tried turpentine, then acetone, much to toxic for my liking and didn't really work that great.

So what did work, well I found Citristrip Safer Paint and Varnish Stripping Gel.  This worked like a charm, put some on metal miniatures let sit in a metal pan, wait 15min and wash off with brush.

It doesn't have toxic fumes and is safe for indoor use, though it says to have ventilation. Do read the instructions, it will eat plastic as I found out when using a plastic knife to spread it on the miniatures.  I realize there are a few different products under the Citristrip name but this picture is the exact one I bought.

I will add pictures of the before and after effects of using this product after I take a few photos sometime this week.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Baccus 6mm diving in

Well I took the dive, and ordered me up some 6mm Baccus Greek. I am planning on getting some Warmaster Ancients going with my friend. As for bases I ordered from Renedra their 40mm x 20mm plastic bases I like better then laser cut wooden ones. I should be able to use these for other game systems also.

I hope to have them soon enough, if this goes well and builds out nicely I will order another army after this one is done.  Though this is a long term project I hope to have ready by christmas.

Some of my build out info for a 2000pt army.

1 stand of 24 figs, 3 stands to 1 unit of hoplite 72 figs.
      I need 17 units hoplites, so that is something like 1224 figs.  =O

1 stand of 10 figs, 3 stands to 1 unit of Greek Cavalry.

more to think about for setup for other units will be added to this at a later date.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Warmaster and A Call to Arms Star Fleet

Trying to relearn the rules from not playing it in ages . Took the pics from my terrible cell phone, I forgot to bring my camera to the game store. Got a few games going last weekend.  Hope to see more playing of these games soon enough.

Played a small 1000 pt game to try and relearn and teach the game to my friend. I ended up losing, I think it is because he was using my trusty Dwarf army.. =P

Monday, October 13, 2014

The new look of Armchair Adventurer game store

It has been ages since my last post, but to start once more in trying to make time to post here is a look at Armchair Adventurer, a game store bought and sold to a new owner who has done massive improvement to the environment.

Google Map to the location, come down and play!

If you want to do a walk through and see how much space there is to play please do make your way down there. Also there are two full size tables 6'x5' one 5'x5' and I believe a 4'x'4' to get all your gaming needs in.

Google Map virtual walk through

Support your local store where you play by spending money there and bring new people into the hobby.

As for terrain, I have loaned out some of my terrain for use at the store as has others, please use and take care of these items.  =)
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