Wednesday, December 28, 2011

6mm French Generals

Here are my 3 Generals bases. I didn't try anything fancy with the basing, just plain old pumice. They'll get flocked/grassed along with the rest of the army at a later date.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

6mm French Infantry

The last of my french infantry bases, done. I bent the flags around this time. I'll try to bend the others to match if it's possible to do it without damage. Only generals, hussars, and cuirassiers to go.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

6mm French Dragoons

Here are my French Dragoons.

Thursday, November 10, 2011

6mm French light infantry

Here are two completed light infantry bases with skirmishers. I'll be adding skirmishers to the rest of my infantry bases. I'm starting on four bases of dragoons, so stay tuned.

Monday, November 7, 2011

6mm French Chasseurs

Here are the 2 stands of French Chasseurs from the starter army. Still so much to go.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

15mm Germans

Some of my 15mm Germans for FoW.

Monday, October 31, 2011

Cedar Mountain at Fall In 2012

The Left Flank. Garnett and the Virginians going up against the 10th Maine.

The 10th Maine moving in.

Stonewall holding the stone wall.

The Union assault on the stone wall. Their artillery pulverized our own.

These are pics from our 10mm ACW game at Fall In. Brad came up with a great scenario based on the Cedar Mountain battle.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

CSA Infantry Command

Here are a couple more Confederate command bases for a 10mm ACW Mr Lincoln's War game our gaming group is going to play at Fall In. I'll have to add a few pics of all my regiments later.

Monday, October 24, 2011

6mm French Artillery

I finished up 4 foot artillery bases. they went surprisingly quick considering all the little gaps and spaces. I assembled the cannon and glued it to the base, primed it, painted it, then used pumice just around the cannon. I left as much room as possible for gluing down the crew. I painted the crews on sticks first, them glued them to the bases, then pumiced the rest of the base. I think it would have been much harder to pumice the base with everything glued at once.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

6mm French infantry

Here are the 5 bases, ready for flocking. They came out pretty good. One issue that I need to work on is the gapping that occurs within the ranking, where all the strips of infantry come in contact. Perhaps using more glue and then dropping sand will help cover the gaps. I've started prepping sticks of cavalry and artillery crews.
I'm really looking forward to playing some Napoleonics again.

Friday, October 14, 2011

6mm French infantry

I lost interest in these 6mm french for a bit. Too much other shiny space men stuff was holding my interest. I'll continue to jump back and forth between projects, but I definitely want to keep some forward progress going on these guys.

Mini Mech Play-test

Here are a few pics from the first play-testing of Mini Mech, a set of house rules for 6mm combat walkers in urban terrain. The rules seemed to work out well. There is plenty of mech flavor, without all the tracking and remembering. Still need to tweak some things, but it should work well.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Mini Mech

Behold Y'all! Here's a pic of all the building bases. There's still some room on the mat, so I'm going to add a lake, river, and some train tracks. I've also got a few rubble bases I'm working on.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Mini Mech

Here are some of the new building bases I've painted. A few look like they could use a sanding and another coat. The 6 blank bases will have clump foliage glued on them for park areas.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mini Mech

Here are some pics of some finished squads of mechs.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Mini Mech

I have this crazy idea to run a game using tiny mechs in an urban environment. Here is an assortment of mechs I've started working on, along with city squares that I made for an old game.
I'm developing some house rules to create a fun, fast paced and streamlined game with all the flavor of mech combat.

Monday, September 12, 2011


I got the crazy idea that I would convert my old Command Horizon bases over to Ogre. I already had an ogre III-B from an earlier plan to use it with CH. I created a template and drew hexes on a 6x10 mat. I relabeled some of the bases with the appropriate stats from Ogre and GEV, although I'm sadly lacking in missle tanks and howitzers. There are some hybrid units that don't really match up with the game stats, so I may have to make some up.

We playtested the basic ogre scenario over the weekend. I think it worked out well.

Side A:
Ogre III-B

Side B:
21 pts Infantry
4 Hvy Tanks
4 Lt Tanks
1 Msl Tank
2 Mbl Hwtz

Some tweaks will have to be made, but overall is was a fun game. I plan on relabeling the rest of the bases, creating stats for a few of the non-ogre units, and setting up a GEV scenario so each side can have ogres and conventional units. I might have to make some more infantry bases too.

Friday, September 9, 2011

Command Horizon

Just some pics of my Command Horizon bases. I relabeled a bunch of them for an Ogre game.

Monday, August 15, 2011

The brewing system

I wired up the heating element, using a 14 gauge power cord. I drilled and tapped the base for the ground wire, then soldered it. I capped it off with a pvc fitting and sealed it with some plumbers goop.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The brewing system

This is the mash tun. I removed the spigot and installed a 1/2" ball valve with a quick connect and a stainless mesh. I added a valve at the top for the wort return. The silicone tubing will rest on top of the grain bed. This will also be used for sparging.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

The brewing system

I'm building a recirculating infusion mash system to brew beer using all grain. The main component of this system is a heat tube, to maintain mashing temperatures while the pump circulates the wort through the grains. I bought some 1 1/4" copper tubing and some copper fittings to allow me to use a hot water heater element and flow the wort past it. I added a thermowell to monitor the temp as it passes back out to the mash tun.