Monday, March 30, 2015

March 2015

Plugging along this month...low total on painting and games, but getting the budget back under control. Work schedule is lighter in second half of April and into May...plus I can paint at lunch when the weather gets better.

PAINTING
30 x 28mm Pulp figures: 30 points

GAMES
1 x 15mm WW2 game with Junior General and one of his friends.

PURCHASES and BUDGET
Spent: $90 on terrain, $490 total, $40 over budget
Planned: Renewal on Miniature Wargames and Wargames/Soldiers/Strategy
That will leave me about $40 for the month and I am back on target. I have also put aside all my Historicon money.

I plan on finishing 25 Pulp figures in April...and maybe some of the Pirates. Have a Fantasy game on the table ready to go.

Fantasy battle ready for April

Pirate project lingers in the background

25 Pulp figures for April

Saturday, March 21, 2015

March Madness

Fine week in the hobby. Junior General had a friend over and we played a quick game using the 15mm WW2 figures...just some made up rules on the fly since I was not really prepared.

May have recruited a new gamer...he is interested in coming to Historicon with us in July.


I finished painting the Pulp figures for JG. Tough looking crew below:


Next up...25 more Pulp figures. Lots of nice poses.

Sunday, March 15, 2015

Pulp Figures

After a period of painter's block, I got back at it with this batch of figures from Bob Murch. Fantastic figures, easy to paint.

I am calling them "The Brethren"...a cult of fanatical religious zealots out to obtain all the mystical items on Earth. This will be a large Pulp Alley league with the leader remaining in the shadows on the golden throne.



Junior General painted this figure for his league based on gangsters and city thugs.



Some terrain from the pet store...lots of plot points can be located in these caves and the temple entrance.


Almost back on budget...target is to be back under control by end of April. 15 more figures primed for the Pulp Project. Trying to get them done by end of March. Planning for a Pulp Alley game next weekend.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

February 2015

Slow month...not motivated to paint the Pirates. Batch of Pulp Figures just arrived to kick off March.
Not attending Cold Wars because of work.

PAINTING 9 x 28mm pulp figures: 18 points
TOTAL: 18 points
---I am giving 2 points for 28mm figures

GAMES
 no games :(

PURCHASES and BUDGET
55 Figures (64 year to date)
---9 painted so far; 30 primed
 $185 spent on figures and bases this month, $400 total for the year; $100 over budget for the year

Friday, February 13, 2015

First Pulp 28mm Figures

Finished my first Pulp figures from Pulp Alley (also my first 28mm figures). Based them on clear plastic...I think it looks good.

About 60 more figures (and bases) on the way. Spending is about 25% over my plan :(


Time to paint some 15mm pirates before the Pulp figures arrive.

Saturday, January 31, 2015

January 2015

Lack of motivation hits me again. I changed positions at work on short notice and my professional education requirements have me scrambling to find my painting mojo.

The Pirate project is underway...but I just can't seem to get rolling. I will persevere but may shift my target from 6 months to completion to making this a year long task.

I have been distracted by a foray into Pulp gaming with Pulp Alley rules. I have used 15mm sci-fi figures for the first two games, but I have the 9 x 28mm figures below primed (with gesso for the first time).

PAINTING
24 x 15mm figures: 24 points
6 x 15mm pigs: 6 points
TOTAL: 30 points

GAMES
2 x Pulp games

PURCHASES and BUDGET
9 Figures
$215 spent on figures, rules, supplies; $65 over budget

Government troops (Governor's Guard)...and some pigs

1st of the pulp figures

Base camp attack...my son is reading Five Years to Freedom

Monday, January 19, 2015

Second Pulp Alley Game

The Junior General had a fiend spend the night. He has played miniatures games with us before and asked for another...I broke out the 15mm sci-fi figures for my second game with Pulp Alley rules.

Each of our gangs (6 figures each) had to capture two plot points and then get to the drop ship. JG and his friend started out in a fire fight before trying to team up and stop me...too late!

The rules are lots of fun...using the fortune/challenge cards bring many unexpected events into play. I have broken down and purchased some 28mm pulp figures...only 3 weeks into the new year and I have a new project in the mix.

Mission to steal the drop ship

Obi-Wan takes on Junior General's leader

My mercenary aliens grab the booster rocket

JG and his friend exchanged fire...ignoring the plot point objectives

JG's friend lost four guys trying to get the engine parts from the scrap heap

A clean win for Obi-Wan and his crew