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Oh, they’re only ever for personal use, so no worries on that score. I wouldn’t have gone near Daleks, Cybermen, Clangers and GEVs otherwise.
That is so impressive.
I love all the little details, amazing.
Yep, I made them. Which is why straight edges are notable by their absence.
Awesome Vicki, unbelievable what you’ve been able to accomplish molding and casting. I wish I had some of that talent! V/R, Jack
Seriously, if I can do this anyone can. I think it’s something to do with the idea you get 95% of the result with 5% of the effort, the other 5% takes 95 % of the work. I’m happy with 95% good, so it’s simple.
I like how you paint them, concentrating on what you’ll see on the table rather than what you see if you look at it under a magnifying glass.
How big are the tank models? About 15mm long?
I sometimes wish I could play with unpainted figures, but I can’t bring myself to. When I was a kid I was happy to play with unpainted Airfix figures, why can’t I now? Same with basing and terain, I can’t just stick figures on bare bits of card or call a scrap of felt with 3 trees on it a wood anymore. Not that my standards are exactly high, but I seem to have developed some minimum standard over the years and it does cut down considerably on how much I can actually play.
So I’m sort of jealous of people who can buy unpainted figures and play with them straight away.
Very nice, loving the balloon tree btw.26/09/2016 at 10:16 in reply to: There very well is a fantasy/sci-fi gaming community #49298
The only problem with maintaining lines in the sand arises from your own (tighter than an owl) definition of “historical wargamer” as someone who plays strictly historical wargames to the exclusion of all else. People who use the more commonsensical definition of “historical wargamer” to mean “someone who plays historical wargames” don’t suffer such difficulties of categorisation.
If I asked a wargamer what their hobby was they’d say wargaming, they’d only say historical wargaming if they wanted to make clear they don’t play non historical games, wouldn’t they?
I completed my first building.
I’ll vary the number of circles for the next ones, and probably do some ruined ones too.
Really nice, I wish I could paint figures that small.
Looks like fun.
I bought some cheap cars to do something like this a while ago, then moved on to other things. I might need to dig them out and work on them.
I enjoyed the fiction, might have to go reread some slammers stories now.
Can’t wait to see these painted and based.
Another tile completed this morning, a landing pad with a ship to go on it.
All of those are possibilities, apart from stormtroopers who I already did.
My one problem with 5Core (and it’s not a really a problem) it that I bought the rules on Sunday and immediately read them through, then found they had issued an update and changed the system while I was reading.
And another update a day or two later. Oh well, these are my first pdf rules, I suppose I should be thankful I didn’t print them out yet.
Great report, as always.
This is looking like a tough one, hope you pull it off in part 2 with minimal casualties. I gave in and bought 5Core, I’m planning something sci-fi for my first use of it. I really like your use of beads to mark status, I’ll need to pick up some for when I’m ready to play (once I make terrain, model figures, make moulds, cast them and paint them – no rush on getting the beads ).
For me it isn’t sides, it’s families. I support the Nevilles whichever side they happen to be on, and oppose the Woodvilles in the same way. An attitude I got from my Mum, not sure where she got it from.
Thanks for the explanation, that makes sense to me now.20/09/2016 at 17:04 in reply to: There very well is a fantasy/sci-fi gaming community #49020
OK, I get where you are both coming from now, sorry if I was a bit slow.
Yes, being told you don’t belong as part of a group you identify with sucks, I know that from other areas of my life. In wargaming no one has any position of authority to do that, you’re just dealing with individuals who want to act like their prejudices have some weight which they don’t. But that doesn’t stop it from spoiling your day when you encounter it.
Kind of makes me want to get some just to make a Rollerball game
Those are lovely.
Is it just me, or do the man shaped ones look like they are rollerskating?20/09/2016 at 11:26 in reply to: There very well is a fantasy/sci-fi gaming community #48990
Having thought more about this, we’re all just part of the miniature wargaming community, aren’t we? Not sure there is any need to break it down beyond that, we like fighting battles with pretty toys. If we see a clever rule mechanism, a cool terrain piece or a beautifully painted figure we all appreciate it regardless of which part of our community it comes from, don’t we?19/09/2016 at 23:02 in reply to: There very well is a fantasy/sci-fi gaming community #48964
There may be an element of truth to 28mm fantasy/sci-fi being to some degree defined by specific rule systems, but once you get to 15mm and below isn’t it likely to be less ‘tribal’ based on what rules you use than historical gaming, everyone sort of welcomes however you choose to do it?
Anyway, have a cup of tea, take a deep breath and keep enjoying doing things your own way.
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I have to admit I’m really tempted to make a boat now.
Looking good, and I love the story behind it.
I think it would depend a lot on whether your spaceship ever lands on a planet or not. If it has to land then there won’t be much wasted room in it, if it always remains in space then it can be a collection of modules each in the most practical shape and size for their function, with no consideration of wasted space between them, would that make some kind of sense?
That is amazing. That’s some talent you have there.
Those are really lovely figures, and your painting seems to bring out the best in them. But yes, Cuba Libre, I’m waiting ~taps foot impatiently~16/09/2016 at 23:20 in reply to: Eureka Minis 15mm Modern Australians in Universal Cam #48787
If your camo gets any better I won’t be able to see the figures in the AAR.
Have you seen Just Jack’s Hakuna-Matata blog?
I’ve been working though all his blog posts, the Hakuna-Matata idea is sort of similar to what I’m planning on doing with my 19th century armies, with firearms and artillery being upgraded between wars, maybe based on performance in the most recent war. I’ll worry about that stage once I get the first war started.