Buck's Blog

The Stream-of-Consciousness Journal of a Wargamer

FASA Hangar 18 Flash Gordon Ships

| January 27, 2013

I ordered some flight stands from Hydra Miniatures, because the FASA ships don’t have any.  They came in this weekend, so I immediately drilled holes in the bottom of my ships and mounted them.  I plan to combine these with the Hydra War Rocket ships for large battles. I may also use Fleet Battles by [...]

Pulp Figures African Rifles

| January 27, 2013

I have had these figures primed and ready to paint for some time.  After some recent projects, I decided to dust these off and paint them. I have some other German See Battalion in pith helmets as well as some African troops.  I see a Duke Morrison in Africa scenario on the horizon!

Finished Sippy-Cup Pulp Space Ships

| January 24, 2013

One of the HAWKs, Greg, found these sippy cups at Target on clearance.  After some repainting, I think they make pretty good shuttle or drop ships.  See Chris’ blog (link at the top of the page) for a how-to description. This is a closer shot of one of the space ships with some Pulp Figures [...]

Good Hobby Time Over the Long Weekend

| January 22, 2013

Over the long weekend for Martin Luther King’s birthday I had a chance to work on some hobby stuff.  We had to take my daughter for an interview for high school admission and cheer leading, church, errands, etc., I had a couple of hours on Sunday and quite a bit of Monday (after running 12.5 [...]

Tunnels and Trolls Deluxe Edition on Kickstarter!

| January 16, 2013

I am very excited about a new project on Kickstarter.  See press release below. TUNNELS & TROLLS — ONE OF THE EARLIEST RPGS WILL GET A DELUXE REBOOT, WITH LOVE The original team who created the classic role-playing game Tunnels & Trolls has come together again to make the finest edition yet. With the help of [...]

Buildings for 10mm Fantasy Games

| January 11, 2013

We needed suitably fantasy-looking buildings for your LSNC: Fantasy, Ancients, and Mediaeval games.  For Christmas, Chris made the building in the picture (above) with the blue roof and gave me a bunch of the plaster hexagonal columns to make more.  I haven’t had a lot of time for hobby this week, but bit-by-bit I assembled [...]

Last and First

| January 2, 2013

In this post, I am including pictures of the last figures I finished in 2012 and the first figures I finished in 2013.  The idol above is meant to look like the cover of the original Dungeon’s and Dragons Player’s Handbook.  I love this model; although, I’m not sure when I’ll get to use it [...]

Ringing in the New Year the RIGHT Way

| January 1, 2013

In what has become a time-honored tradition, the HAWKs got together at my place to ring in the New Year by gaming until the ball drops.  This began several years ago before I deployed to Iraq.  I wanted to have one last gaming event with the guys before heading to the desert.  The first couple [...]