Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

Pulp Sci Fi Figures

| June 26, 2016

I haven’t had a lot of painting time this past week, but last weekend I started on a handful of pulp science fiction figures from Wargames Supply Dump.  Many of the Dirk Garrison figure seem very inspired by the Flash Gordon comic strips.  These Disidian Yeomen resemble the warriors under Prince Barin of Arboria. My [...]

Didn’t Get Much Hobby Work Done this Week

| June 19, 2016

The beginning of the week I was in Costa Rica on a family vacation, so I didn’t do much in the way of hobby stuff.  On Saturday, I did manage to work on a few odds and ends type figures while the kids were out with their buddies.  In short bursts I can paint the [...]

Star Ducks are Done

| June 8, 2016

Late last night before packing for a family vacation, I finished 36 of these Archive Miniatures Star Ducks. For a few of the ducks whose weapons were not well cast, I ordered some retro science fiction weapons from the Dirk Garrison line from Wargames Supply Dump.  I think these retro weapons look good on the [...]

Sally 4th Terra Blocks Photo Booth

| June 8, 2016

My teenage daughter just finished assembling and painting this small terrain item from Sally 4th.  It is a photo booth like the ones seen at tourist attractions and shopping malls.  The kit is part of Sally 4th’s Terra Blocks line.  For £3.50, I think this was a great value.  The kit went together very easily without [...]

Painting Figures in Black and White

| June 7, 2016

There was a recent post on TMP about whether people have experimented with painting figures in other than color.  That reminded me of these figures I painted some years ago.  At the time, I had grand plans of doing a whole game in black and white except for the camera crew to give the game [...]

Star Ducks are Approaching

| June 7, 2016

I have been working slowly on these Archive Star Ducks over the past couple of days.  I need to touch up the white gloves and then flock the bases.  If you look closely you will see some of the ducks have gold crests on their helmets.  Those are the leaders.  Then I will have three [...]

Works in Progress

| June 6, 2016

At Nashcon last weekend I picked up a few MDF kits from Impudent Mortal.  They are not very involved kits, so I knocked them out when I just had a few minutes of free time.  This set is the remote sentry weapon, but I think it will look good as some sort of crew-served system [...]

28mm Science Fiction Figures

| May 31, 2016

From reading recent posts, you can see that I have been at two convention recently, one in Newark, Nottinghamshire, England, and the other in Franklin, Tennessee.  That hasn’t given me much time time to paint, but I did manage to finish these ten figures.  The are from War-games Supply Dump in their Dirk Garrison pulp [...]

HAWKs Expeditionary Force to Nashcon

| May 30, 2016

Greg, Chris, Geoff, Don, and I constituted the HAWKs expeditionary force to Nashcon in Franklin, TN, this past weekend.  Our adventure began Thursday afternoon, when everyone converged on Rally Point Surdu to pack the rental minivan with terrain, drinks, snacks, and HAWKs. As a group we ran six games at Nashcon.  In order to fit [...]

A Yank at Partizan 2016

| May 28, 2016

Since I was in England for business the weekend before Partizan, I stayed an extra couple of days to attend my first UK gaming show and also run two participation games of Combat Patrol.  Bottom line:  I had a terrific time! My trip to Partizan began Saturday morning at the King’s Cross train station in [...]