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The Stream-of-Conciousness Journal of a Wargamer

The Red Skull

| January 29, 2012

This began life as a clicky-base figure.  I kept the skull the way it came out of the box, but I repainted the rest of the figure.  The figure also comes on a strange base with some odd, green, translucent fog.  It took a bit of work to cut the figure off that base.

More Zombies!

| January 29, 2012

Can you ever have too many zombies?  I don’t think so.  Some time back, when the HAWKs began this club project, we each bought one or two boxes of the Wargames Factory zombies.  They are very nice, but there are no women.  Last time I looked, women were more than 50% of the population.  Chris [...]

Frogs at Cold Wars 2010

| January 16, 2012

After I posted the pictures of my new frogs with slingshots, some folks on the TMP GASLIGHT list started talking about other sources of frogs.  I am reposting some pictures from the frog game I ran at Cold Wars using both my frogs and Chris’ frogs. The theme of Cold Wars was South American wars [...]

More Frogs for the Amphibaganza

| January 15, 2012

Chris gave me these frogs with slingshots for Christmas.  I painted them up this weekend.  These will mix very well with all the Eureka frogs. Chris also has a unit to paint up.  We think we now have enough frogs, lizards, alligators, etc. to run at 12+ person GASLIGHT game.  We’re thinking about an “amphibaganza” [...]

Repainted my Venusian Women

| January 15, 2012

I posted pictures of these when I first finished them a few months back.  I used a light orange dry brush to highlight the “high points.”  Everyone thought the light orange was too close to flesh color and made them look naked.  Last week, I repainted their leotard outfits in a darker orange. Above and [...]

Recreational Conflict Undersea Divers or Space Men

| January 15, 2012

Recreational Conflict makes the deep sea diver or space man (depending on how you want to use it).  The larger one is supposed to be sized for 28mm figures, and the smaller ones are sized for 15mm.  I bought the large ones some time ago and painted them up for my undersea GASLIGHT game.  I [...]

British Troops for Service on Mars

| January 15, 2012

At an HMGS convention some time back Wargames Factory was distributing some of their Zulu War British as samples.  The guys in my club gave me their figures.  I’ve had them assembled, primed, and based for some time.  As I don’t game the Zulu War, I wasn’t sure what to do with them.  In preparation [...]

Finished My Elephant Guns

| January 14, 2012

A few days ago I posted that I had gotten the RAFM Space 1889 Elephant Team for Christmas.  Early this morning while everyone was sleeping, I finished it.  It doesn’t come with any crewmen, but I have some other “dismounted” Gatling guns and crewmen I can use when the gun goes into action.  I plan [...]

What’s new?

| January 11, 2012

No pictures today.  A little at a time I’ve been working on the elephant gun team I got for Christmas.  As I was priming the pieces, I remembered that I had an old Hinchcliffe elephant gun from years ago in a box somewhere.  I dug it out and am working on both at the same [...]

John Carter

| January 8, 2012

Chris and I are getting ready to run a large (20+ player) Mars game with GASLIGHT at Historicon this Summer.  In preparation, I’ve been painting green Martians (see previous post, Bronze Age Miniatures) and now red Martians (also Bronze Age Miniatures).  I also picked up the hover sled from Recreational Conflict at Fall In in [...]