Monday, January 5, 2009

The first figures of the year: Carthagenians

The local club is doing a group paint project, putting together aCarthagenian army for Field of Glory.  The guy who bought the figs for the project said he wanted them "grimy", and I think I succeeded. My first unit of 20 (well, 19, one needs stripped and repainted after a tragic primer failure) are done. I may do a bit of highlighting on the spears and swords; I wish I'd noticed the need before I popped them off their holders.

These are 1/76 plastic figures, by I don't know who. They still need sealing and matte, but that'll have to wait until I get my spray booth in the new place and dig the spray cans out of whatever box they ended up in.

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Plans for '09

In the spirit of Matakishi and others, what I plan to do in the coming year:

  • More Aeronef. I've got a few more ships to paint up and I need to build some terrain, all for a club game mid-year.
  • Aliens and Colonial Marines.  I ordered a pile of both from Wargames in their QRF clearance, and I have some paper terrain files from Ebbles Minis that I can scale to 15mm and build up.  This will be run with THW's 5150 rules.
  • Star Wars.  I've got a pile of SWMB figures I picked up last year, and I have a notion to run a Crossfire game with them.  
  • Victorian Colonial Mars.  This is a long fourth, and will likely end up a 2010 project instead (or even later).  I've got some vague ideas for using TSaTF for British vs native battles on the Red Planet, but I haven't even decided what scale to use yet.

There.  Now that I've divulged my plans, I'm sure that I'll end up getting none of this done and doing something completely unrelated.