Sunday, November 17, 2013

Union Station History Museum


I started this post two years ago and forgot to finish it.  It's in a museum in Tacoma Union Station.  There's a very nice (and giant) train display.

a blurry pic of some very old toy army men

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Roman Archers, Empire Swordsmen, and some 40K Stuff

Most Treasured Reader,

Having finished painting a number of models to the looks good from far away standard, I thought I'd post some pictures for your mediocre miniature viewing pleasure.

First up are some old 25mm Ral Partha Romans.  I painted their man dresses two shades to give them some variety.  Ral Partha and RAFM weren't known for their wide variety of poses.  You can probably still buy these models from Iron Wind Metals.

Next are five GW empire swordsmen.  They're older metal out of production models from the late 80's or early 90's.  They have Fireforge brand shields, because I don't like the old GW shields.

Here's a few more models.  On the left is what I seem to remember as a gollem.  It's from the D&D Chainmail game when the metals were still metal and not pre-painted plastic garbage.  Next is a out of production metal 40K Eldar Dreadnaught; the bricks on the base are carved out of styrofoam.  On the right is Imperial Guard Cadian Sergeant or officer.

Lastly are some of the newer plastic chaos cultists.  I only bought a few out of the FLGS's bits bin.  I'm glad because these are really stupid models with a high percentage of left handed cultists.  I wonder if lefties (or Satan's children) are more susceptible to lecherous callings of chaos.

cartoony chaos crapiness

How do chaos cultists keep cool in the heat of battle?  Simple, they go shirtless or wear air conditioners on their back.

Oh and I just got some Khurasan brand 28mm Federal Infantry in the mail and was surprised by how nice they are.  They're sculpted with much more realistically than most popular 28mm miniatures.  I hope to start painting them tonight.

Till next time!

Saturday, November 2, 2013

Perry Plastic Pikemen, Cultist, Eldar Dreadnoughts, Imperial Fist, IG, Rogue Trader, Terrain Bits, and a Zed

Hello Dearest Viewer,

I didn't blog any in October, but I did do some painting.  First up is a 16 man batch of Perry plastic mercenaries.  They're painted up as Burgundians.

more of a blob than a block
Next are some old out of production metal Eldar dreadnaughts.  I tried to paint them up in the style of the original Rogue Trader book, without the tiger striping.  They really didn't come out very nice due to a severe lack of detail.  The white one hidden in the back of the pack was supposed to look dirty and old, but looks about as exciting as a dried out cat turd.
slow moving dreadnoughts wandering in a very uninspired fashion

The other five or six I was working on will probably be returned to the storage ship until I get some inspiration.

This one stepped on a Wargames Factory Zombie.

Here is a smattering of terrain bits including a bed where someone had a rude awakening and a Cthulhu style pillar.

Ooh how exciting....a barrel

Some 40K pieces:  3 old Imperial Guardsman painted as Necromundia Spiders, a test paint job of an Imperial Fist (the group of marines being slaughtered on the Rogue Trader cover), and 3 servitors with arms off Mechwarrior models.

Here's a repainted Wizkids D&D wizard painted to look like a cultist, Rogue Trader adventurer that looks alot like Dr Jones, a repainted gumball machine zombie (I put zits on the back of his arms), and an old Warzone model who'll join my Cobra force.

Till next time, when I hope to have some Ral Partha Romans and Citadel Empire swordsmen done.  I have some fancy red pants early war WW1 Frenchmen in the painting queue.

love Baconfat