Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Full Thrust

I finished up the 2 fleets for now. I'm not happy with the Japanese windows, but I'm more interested in playing a game. I'm going to dullcoat them and label the bases. I haven't decided on generic labels or ship names yet.

Monday, December 15, 2014

I started painting up NSL and some Japanese ships to start up a bit of Full Thrust gaming. I'm looking forward to painting up some fighters!

Friday, November 21, 2014

E-11 Blaster

AIW T-54

Here's a pic of a finished tank with the black-lining technique. I did some with the lining and some without.

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Middle East buildings

Here are some laser cut Gamecraft buildings for 15mm moderns and such. I'll probably use them for a variety of 15mm games. I'm still in the gluing and filling stage.

Wednesday, June 18, 2014

The UAR T-55s for FOW AIW

2 tank platoons of 6 T-55s each and a command tank. Just need to finish up a small scout company and I can get them primed.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Mini Mech scenario for Historicon 2014

I've received confirmation of my Mini Mech game, scheduled for Saturday at 9am. Here is the description of the scenario, along with the extra rules for the Extraction Team bases. I'll add more info/make changes as play testing occurs.

Operation Pooti-Poot!

6mm Sci Fi - Mini Mech rules
Sponsored by GZG
8 people : 3-4 hours

Intelligence reports indicate that the Eastern Socialist Republic has developed advanced Mech technology. Western Alliance advance forces must make a ground assault to capture the spaceport at Putislovstok. Tech extraction teams will then land and be escorted to the facility to gather any data, then withdraw. This will be a highly coordinated assault. The spaceport must be held while the extraction teams are on site. Escort of the extraction teams will also be necessary. Opposition forces are scattered but can be reinforced quickly. Expect a security force at the research facility and security patrols in and around the spaceport.

Special Scenario Units:

Infantry Drop ship: Armor 5, Range 6, Damage 3, Fly 15, Cargo 2 ( I decided to use 3 small drop ships, holding 2 infantry bases each, to hopefully ensure that some of the extraction teams will survive.)

Infantry Extraction Teams: Armor 2, Range 3, Damage 1, Walk 1 (and shoot), Run 3 (no shooting), No Jump

Conventional Forces Movement:

- Infantry Drop Ship moves during Light Mech activation.
- Infantry Extraction Teams move during the Medium Mech activation.

Conventional Forces Combat:

- Infantry are +1 to hit (as a light mech)
- Infantry will do 2 damage to any mech they successfully attack while adjacent
- Aircraft are +1 to hit (as a light mech)

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Arab Israeli War

I've started assembling the vast number of T54-T55 tanks that will be required to field an Egyptian force.

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Canvas Bandolier

This was made from a reproduction design that someone made from a Boer War canvas and leather bandolier. Seen in a museum. You follow? I ordered repro WWI dished steel buttons. There is another set of 5 pockets across the back. I'll take more detail pics when I have it on with the British infantry uniform.

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Rebel Pilot Helmet

I started working EVA foam and the first project is an attempt at a Rebel Pilot Helmet.

Here is the first in a series of tutorials on making a foam helmet:

I'm following this as much as I can.

I started by making a the foil and tape pattern blank by wrapping an old racing helmet.

I've gotten the foam pieces cut out and ready to glue, but I'll take some pics of the patterns and such to fill in the process.

Cutting off the foil/tape. I forgot to take a pic of the lines for the pattern pieces, but it's about the same as the tutorial.

Here are the pieces flattened. You can see the registration marks along the connecting edges. These are very important.
Pattern transferred to brown paper. I used a compass to add the circular detail for the side of the helmet.
Foam pieces cut out. As per the tutorial, a very sharp knife and 90 degree cuts are very important.
The 2 center pieces, curved with the heat gun and glued together with nasty contact cement. Good ventilation is key!
The 2 side pieces with the darts glued together.
Left side glued to the center pieces.
Right side glued to the center pieces.
Completed view from the other side.