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Monday, October 11, 2010

Paper or Plastic? Or Resin?

Unfortunately no new painting update - last week was hectic at work and I still haven't found a good two hours at night to do some painting. However, it will happen!

Right now I am mulling over exactly which route I should go for WWII terrain. Should I go the scratchbuilt route, cutting and putting together foamcore? Or should I just go the plastic/resin route? I know that I, technically, can do both, but I'm a little anal about uniformity (as well as my ability!) and I'm concerned that combining the two might not look that great.

I'm tempted to plunk down some dough on this from Model Train Software. I saw a nice use of this over on the Lead Adventure forum. My biggest concern is how quickly I would go through colored printer ink!

The debate continues.....

Friday, October 1, 2010

Some progress...

Well I was able to paint at work today (during my lunch hour - I only wish I could get away with painting all day at work!)

Today I was able to do almost all of the helmets on my WWII US Infantry from Crusader. Yesterday (I was able to paint yesterday as well - but only for a half hour) I prepped their eyes. Right now with their eye sockets painted black they look like a bunch of soul-less beings! Hmmmm...I really do want to do some Pulp/Weird War II :) But not with these dog faces!

It is a bit frustrating that in one hour I was only able to do most of the helmets - geesh! I must be really slow!

Too many hobby interests, too little time: The Project Wish List

Here's where the "rubber meets the road" - pinning down what I am going to work on! The first project I'm going to tackle is getting my 28mm Crusader WWII US Infantry painted up, based and ready for action. I have roughly two platoons worth with three support weapons (2 .30cals and a 60mm mortar).

Given time and talent constraints I only ever hope for tabletop worthy mini painting. I'd like to use these figs for some  Disposable Heroes/Coffin for Seven Brothers (DH/C7B) gaming at my club. I hope to post pics of them soon (maybe some WIP and finished product).

So what else is in store? In no particular order:
  • Terrain for DH/C7B  - I'm hoping to make some "generic" Western European (read: France) houses, roads (dirt and tarmac), some basic "built up area/village" base areas, hedges, bocage, hills and so on.
  • Painting up at least 3 battalions of 28mm Napoleonic French ligne infantry
  • Painting up my Brigade Games PacWar US Marines and Japanese infantry
  • Developing and producing some easily transportable terrain boards for use at my gaming club
  • Researching the Kingdom of Italy and painting up some Italian line infantry  for Napoleonics (gotta love the Italians of any era...but I'm biased. Viva L'Italia!)
  • Paint up some WWI US Infantry
Easy enough, right? :)