Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Ok, back to the grind soon.

Well, I've been waiting to see if I would get an airbrush for Christmas before continuing on with any gaming stuff.

I got an inexpensive set to start with, so I should be able to get some practice in with it and then get some paint work done!

Sunday, November 6, 2011


Well, I knew it was going to happen. BF3 came out and ate up all my hobby time.

When I get a few more games under my belt I'll get back to wargaming. thankfully I have some time off work coming up. I'll try to power through some painting then.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Ok, I got some more work done.  Not a lot, due to toddler issues. 
I finished painting the alternate Sentinel model, and tried a test paint job on a Bolt Action US Airborne mortar team member.
 Here they are:
SoTR test pieces


Test fig for SoTR

Friday, October 14, 2011

Acme delivery!

FRP Games came through for me!  Got the bases I need so I can finally start on my SoTR forces.  I picked up an Armskeeper Bases mega bag of lipped 30mm plastic bases for my infantry, along with 12 40mm bases for my Ma.K mecha and weapon team models.

Now I can get this show on the road.  

Basing on my Sentinel figure will be done first, then hopefully Monday I'll start painting on my US Paras.  I thinkn I'll start on weapon team models and see how they turn out.

Since they'll be used less than the standard infantry guys, I figure I'd best perfect my paintwork on them first.

Monday, October 10, 2011

Bah, Humbug!

So I had to cancel my order with Maelstrom Games.  They still hadn't sent out my order because they were waiting for one bag of bases.

I ended up ordering them from FRP Games and they should get sent out tomorrow :D

I didnt' get any painting done this weekend while I was off.  Had a bunch of errands to runwith family, then it rained all Saturday and Sunday, so it was too humid to do any paint work :( 
Oh well, we needed it with the drought going on.

Will try to get somethign done in the upcoming week.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Next up...

Ok, Maelstrom Games still hasn't shipped my order I placed on the 17th of last month. I think I'll give them until Monday to see if they can ship by then. If not I'm going to cancel.
I managed to pick up all of the other Vallejo paints I think I need to get started for both forces.

Thank you Little Wars !

Thursday, September 22, 2011

It puts the paint on it's skin...

Ok,  I started working on my test paint jobs, even though I'm still waiting for a few paints to come in from Maelstrom Games.

I found a few old Warzone minis that I figured could be used for Sentinels in the short term.  I am trying out different shades and a brushed on dip technique since I have never used dip before.

I have one fig done, and will get some decent pics up soon.  I have some crappy cell phone pics, but want some with better lighting.

OK pics painted and dipped, before basing and matte coat. With flash, and then without.


Edit: Got him dullcoated

Monday, September 19, 2011

The plunge...

So I started picking up things for my Weird War 2 armies.  I couldn't just start with one army, because I'm the only one playing right now.  I'm hoping to demo Secrets of the Third Reich at the new store that opened up near me, 8th Dimension Comics and Games.
 I have a starter box of both US Paras and German Fallshirmjager from Warlord Games Bolt Action miniatures, as well as some Ma.k Melusine figuresto use as light mecha or power armor suits.

I will take a few pics of things before I start, and hopefully get started on some test pieces for my US Paras paint scheme soon.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Is this mic on?

Hi.  I'm a a gamer.  I'm a gamer with a family. I'm a gamer with a family that hasn't been able to game because of life's curve balls.

I'm putting this blog together to hopefully give me a push back into tabletop gaming.  I was your typical gamer nerd for a while, then I managed to find a woman that put up with my idiosyncrasies. Several kids, a mortgage and some medical mishaps later,  I'm more of a work with my head down to get the bills paid kind of person.

In the interest of getting some stress out, someone advised to me do something I like to as a hobby.
So,  wargaming.

I recently found a cool looking tabletop game called Secrets of the Third Reich.  It's an alternate events World War 2 game set in 1949. You can check them out at SoTR 1949 for their forums or West Wind Productions for their miniatures line.

I hope to use this blog to document my foray into this game. I'll be  modeling up several forces for SoTR, and using them to demo games at my friendly local game store.

Stress relief, here I come!