As a sucker for Flash Gordon (the comics, the serials, and even that lousy 1970’s movie), I had been admiring Flash Gordon kingdoms available from FASA Hangar 18 (see http://www.hangar18fasa.com/flash_gordon_42.html#) for quite a while. Last Summer, my parents got me many of them for my birthday. I finally got around to painting them up. These were extremely fun to assemble and paint.
They are all-resin kits. Some of them require no assembly, but others require a bit of assembly. The parts fit together well, so assembly was easy.
Each kingdom also comes with two to four space ships. These were a bit fiddly to assemble. It was only after I have figured out how to assemble them from the illustrations on the Web page that I found the link to some assembly pictures. I haven’t finished painting the space ships, so I’ll share pictures of them in a future post.
I think I may add a piece of orange or yellow wire between the two gold posts to look like lighting or electricity,
This one might be my favorite of the bunch. Note how the rock formations are carved to look like lion heads.
The roofs on these buildings are painted gold, but with the flash, they look orange in this picture.
I will likely use the ships with Fleet Battles by GASLIGHT, from the GASLIGHT Compendium. I may also mix the ships that come with these kingdoms with my War Rocket ships to game with them.
One of the guys in our gaming group had once been part owner of a company that made interesting plaster terrain pieces. While painting these kingdoms, I finished a piece that I will use in our 10mm fantasy games. These are apparently long out of production. Doug just showed up one day with several boxes of excess bits that remained after the company closed up shop.