Saturday, April 13, 2019

ANZAC's in Vietnam (3)

Four years and two days ago, I posted the 2nd post about ANZAC's in Vietnam in which I had finished a Company Command base and Medic and stated, "My goal is to get the rest of the platoon painted by the end of April." FOUR years ago. HA. Well, I've finished the 1st Platoon finally -

I'm pretty focused on this project now, because in September I will be running a "Charlie Don't Surf" game at the Recruits Gaming Convention in Lee Summit, Missouri. It will be my submission for our "Lard Summit" a collection of gamers running and introducing people to TooFatLardies rules and #spreadthelard spearheaded by Jay Arnold of the Veteran Wargamer Podcast.

Another positive to having this focus is that it means that HOPEFULLY, by September, I will have the components I need finally done and dusted for the beginning of my Tour of Duty campaign I want to do. Basically, following the men of a Company of Australian troops through their tour in Vietnam.  Believe me, there will be many more updates as I work on this project, and they damn well won't be four years from now.

Another item finished for this (and other) project(s) is this M.A.S.H tent.

Note - while the tent cannot be removed from the base, I am that sad bunny that painted the wounded inside.

It started life I believe as a Hospital Tent in a 1970's Airfix 1/72 kit.  I got it from my Dad who bought it in the '70s, and I've had it for almost 20 years languishing in the lead and plastic pile. Well, it scale wise works for 15mm up to 20mm so I painted it up. Personally, I love it.

Stand by for further!

2019 Finished Figures - 71
2019 Finished Terrain - 6
2019 Games Played - 1 

Tuesday, April 9, 2019

There be Monsters -

Back end of last year, I messaged Rosa from Crazy Cat Studios to see about commissioning her to paint up three rather intimidatingly beyond my comfort level minis from Zombicide:Black Plague.  The pricing was very fair, shipping to Norway wasn't too bad at all and so, I mailed them off.  I'll be honest, I (as a slow painter) did not expect them back very soon.  They were back in LESS THAN A MONTH!!! And as you'll see, she did a FANTASTIC job.  In fact, I don't think my basing did them justice so may have to go back and add more. You can find her on Twitter or on Instagram CrazyCatStudio. If you need some figures painted, I highly suggest contacting her!

Zombie Mountain Troll.  Rosa suggested the paint scheme of a Scandinavian mountain troll, and I love it. 

Zombie Minotaur - So useful in so many game systems. 

Zombie Giant Rat - Imagine running into this big bastard in a tunnel.