Sunday, January 31, 2016

The Great 54mm Basing Upgrade Goes On. . .

Some more bases completed; General Montcalm and a Native ally shown above. Following are some British and Colonial Officers, British Regulars of the 44th Regiment, French Colonial Marine Regulars, and some veteran French Marines in campaign dress.

Still lots more bases to do, but next up, Cluck Amok considers Lion Rampant and it's growing number of variants.

See ya!

Tuesday, January 5, 2016

What Did You Do Back in the Holidays, Grandpa?

Hello, 2016! Happy New Year. And no, you'll get no New Year's resolutions from me. I'm back to exercising regularly (post-shoulder surgery) and I eat better now than in any earlier time in my life, so no major changes needed there. Sure, I'd love to be more prolific in my hobby life, but I'll be damned if I'll trot out a list of all the game projects I want to complete this year, only to have to lament at the the end of the year how little I actually accomplished. My leisure time is too limited for that kind of pressure, and my Butterfly Brain fights me every step of the way.

That said, I did have a few days off work (mostly) between Christmas and New Year so decided to attack the Great 54mm Basing Upgrade by starting with a few troops appropriate for skirmish-sized games. Some Anglo civilians are shown above and below are some Coureur, Native villagers, Virginia Provincials and some assorted "leaders;" Provincial, Native and French Marines.

I have a few more units on deck: some British and French Regulars and some mounted leaders. The filler, texture and paint is on the bases - they just need the final "moss, grass and leaves" step.

Then I watched Star Trek Into Darkness and inspired the Butterfly Brain. I finished off the week with a little work on a Klingon Bird-of-Prey to go with the little USS Reliant I built last year for my 1/2500 scale Star Trek: Attack Wing project. The base green and "shadowing" is complete and ready for the application of various hand-painted greens to simulate panels of  ablative armor (THAT will be fun).

 See ya! Go Chiefs and Go Vikes!