Friday, March 28, 2014

Blue Moon Orion Republic Heavy infantry – A Deep Dive

I promised in Sprint #2 I would go into more detail about my thoughts on Blue Moon’s Orion Republic figures. This is a sort of review, sort of sharing of dashed plans. This is my first in depth on a figure line, so feedback to improve would be appreciated. Now the mandatory “sweet pic” before the break –

From left to right: Original Alternate Armies Space Knights, Spug by Spriggan, Orion Heavy, original GZG NAC

Sunday, March 23, 2014

GZG ECC 17 Part 1 – Friday

Why yes, we have once again partaken of that most joyous of times, the GZG-ECC. This year was number 17 and my 12th.

Despite krimso and I got getting a late start, we still made it to Owego just before 6. We checked in to the motel and then stopped down at the Con room to say “hi” to the usual suspects. A group of 8 was quickly pulled together for a dash to Las Chicas Taqueria for Mexican food. Las Chicas has become a GZG tradition for krimso and I, and this year it was just as good as I remembered.  Had the chicken chimichangas, a side of Spanish rice, and a Mexican coke. Yum! Hope the first timers that were with us enjoyed it as much as I.

Los Chicos at Las Chicas

Saturday, March 22, 2014

Sprint #2 - Blue Moon Orion Republic Infantry

OK, Made it in time! Just a quick write up. This sprint's choice was Blue Moon's Orion Republic Heavy Infantry. I had originally planned to lavish a lot of love on these, but as a started working with them I lost my enthusiasm. Don't get me wrong, they are still nice figures and I like them, but I no longer love them. So the elaborate paint job went out the window though there are still four shade of blue used - hard to tell I know.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Fantasy Mushrooms

I didn’t do much painting last year, but it wasn’t zero. I had been playing a fantasy campaign with krimso using the Ares rule set. I wanted to add some more fantasy scenics to my collection so I picked up these pieces from Acheson Creations while at Historicon 2013.

First up are the Meadow mushrooms, these come two identical mushrooms to a pack, each mushroom is two pieces – a base with stem and the cap.

Saturday, March 8, 2014

Sprint #1 - GZG Mercs

OK! Just made it under the wire finishing these GZG Mercs last night.

As mentioned last post, krimso and I are challenging ourselves to finish something every two weeks. I know for some of you this is no big deal. A friend of mine is able to paint at work (don't ask) and is able to complete 300 or more figures a year. My envy knows no bounds!

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

A Journey Fraught with Peril

The trip to and from the GZG-ECC is always full of danger.

Not usually physical danger though we have had more than our share of missed exits and overshot destinations.

krimso and I talk – a lot.