But you may prefer me to get back to writing about wargaming related things so lets get into it. Below is a close up of a Dungeons & Dragons board game plastic figure. A birthday present for the kid. This is her choice for character for the two games we all played together. I have painted some more figures from the box so will post some more in the future. I plan to complete all of them for her. The figures are a roughly 28mm scale but they are that bendy toy game plastic and some have a bit of flash that I didn't go to the trouble of removing.
In the past when I have had time off I have had a plan of what I am going to paint but this time I decided to not have a plan. I didn't commit as much time to painting as I have in the past but decided to just paint whatever I felt like if I sat down at the painting table. Worked out good actually. No minor frustration if I didn't hit any self made goals. Just enjoyment of painting.
Here is some progress I made on my Mid-War Crusaders.
|Next was yellow squares on turrets. First with white then yellow.|
Consistency and accuracy...who cares. It's 15mm wargaming.
|A wash of desert dust to get past that fresh out of the workshop look.|
The pattern is from the incredibly awesome Mike Starmer publication Alamein and After 42-43. Was it like what 9th Armoured Crusaders looked like historically at Supercharge? Not sure but, according to the orders in Mikes publication it is what they should have looked like by order of the Army! Note...it is a pattern. A repeated design (looks very same-ish on each tank).
After the Caunter schemes of the Early period had stopped many units had their own schemes but this was an intelligence failure as it made it easier to tell divisions etc apart from each other for the Axis forces. Standard army wide vehicle designs and colours became the official orders but no doubt the nature of warfare would have led to a lengthy transition period. Lack of paint, manpower, vehicles not pulled out of action long enough, etc etc.....
Before I made any further progress on them I decided to black primer spray the new Blazing Sun ships from the Shadow Hunter set I went halves with a fellow player. This actually led them to being completed a few days later. A heavy battleship and 3 cruisers with the option of 3 weapon types each. You can see the swappable parts at the rear.
My fleet grows in size and I think I am only lacking one ship design which is the Heavy Cruiser. Only available in a box set which has more of what I already have in the box so until it is available on it's own it will have to wait til it joins my fleet.
Finally an image of some nicely painted French Dystopian ships not painted by me but a fellow gamer. This force fought side by side with me in my first Version 2 game. 2 vs 2 and we did not use the hand of cards options. I think I was the only one (of 4 players) at the table who had the version 2 card deck. Nice looking French ships...really nice.
Cheers from Brendon