Thursday 20 October 2016

A new project!

As a man in possession of approximately 4 tonnes of unpainted models in his garage, the last thing I need is a new project that adds more stuff to the pile.

So, of course, that's exactly what I've got.

Last year I, along with the rest of our little gaming group, backed the Dropfleet Commander kickstarter, which is now shipping. I'm still waiting for my box (which will contain way more models than I need), but Wes has his, and has kindly handed over the Shaltari ships so I can get started with painting.

And start I have!

These turn out to be a bit easier to paint than I was expecting - as they're plastic, the details aren't as deep as on resin models. Normally that would make things harder, but I've been finding that with the Dropzone Shaltari the most time-consuming part is basecoating the vast areas of intricate detail on each model. So, weirdly, it's a relief to have less well-detailed models to paint for a change.

I have another 4 ships to paint at the moment. As far as I know, not having any rules yet, that's not enough for a game, but at least I'll not be starting completely from scratch when more of them turn up...

Tuesday 4 October 2016

A Spot of Armour...

Why hello there! It's Tuesday night, so clearly it's time for six German tanks. That's convenient, because that's what I've painted.

Command StuG!

Even though I have no immediate plan to play Flames of War, I decided to finish of the Germans I've had sitting around for ages.

Non-command StuGs!

These don't give me a new army or anything, but I've at least got more support options for my Panzerpionierkompanie now. Maybe they can lose slightly less often than they used to before!


Of course, that will mean playing some Flames of War, which I don't have any immediate plans to do, so it's back in the cupboard with these for now. I'm sure they'll eventually make an appearance though, so it's good to have them finally done.

Command Panther!

So, what's next?