|On my desk at the moment: SAGA, CONGO, and Test of Honour...|
I may be slowly easing back into the tabletop side of things, but still pretty heavy on the Video Game side: Halo and Pokemon....
I've taken a good, solid week or so off from really doing any hobby work. Since playing Congo and Test of Honour at the shop seem to be a bit of a bust, I decided to pull all the figures out of my case, and either put them in the display case if they are painted, or put them on the painting desk if they need some work. Currently on my painting desk is:
6x Roman Levies for SAGA
8x BSC Riflemen, 3x Scouts, and 1 Leader for Congo
13x various models for my ToH army
7x models for my Daughter's ToH army (the Red/Yellow ones)
That's what I've got left that I want to get finished before I really buy anything else... the exception being, I'm planning on trying to scratch-build a Roman Ballista for my SAGA force, as I've kind of given up on mine ever arriving from the shop...
|WIP River System...|
I've also recently decided that the Friday Night SAGA group needs some decent terrain to play, as the shop we meet up at tends to have a pretty poor selection as of late, which I COMPLETELY understand why they don't put out any good terrain... the shop's terrains sees a lot of abuse! So, I've decided to step in and see if I could provide the group with some stuff to use. (crappy looking tables and unpainted models will NEVER attract new players to a game... just saying.) Someone wants to play the A&A 2-player campaign with me in the near future, so I decided to try my hand at building a 4ft long river system... mostly because I also had the materials to try, on hand. Let me just say this: I really DISLIKE building terrain! I always feel whatever I craft is either just "ok" or just ends up scrapped all together! When the option is available, I'd rather buy pre-built stuff to save me a bunch of headaches... BUT I'm also CHEAP, and thats my issue. Gotta find a balance! So anyway, I've been working a bit on the river system, and it looks like it is coming along. I've still got to put something over the top to give the water some "water effects" and to do some of the basing around the edges, with flock and whatnot. I should also mention that the pictures are a bit deceptive, the small sections are cut at angles to create the kinks in the river, it is not just straight across the board, that would be boring!
The plan over all is to scratch-build the woods, probably a swamp/marsh or two as well. I'll have to sort out some hills, and some rocky ground, to which I may look at GF9's Battlefield in a Box for those. Lastly, building wise, I'll be sticking to plastcraft stuff for those!
|Hail Hydra Launcher!|
|My two favorites...|
... and there you have it! Hopefully, I can get over this "hobby block" and finish up the few models I have left on desk, and hopefully start cracking on some terrain as well.
Until Next Time,