Monday, January 31, 2011

OwlCon At Last!

OwlCon 2011 was just this weekend held at Houston's Rice University with a great turnout. Miniature events were held in one of two rooms: Sammy's and the Great Hall. Both of my games were in Sammy's. Luckily there were no LARPers about (they were in another section)!
Sammy's
 



I hosted two events. The first was my standard WWII skirmish game using Flying Lead rules by Ganesha Games set in Stalingrad with Soviets vs Germans on a 4'x4' table.
Prior to hostilities and post setup.




 Next up: my highly anticipated, brand new Incursion 3d Board.

Monday, January 24, 2011

Incursion 3D Board - Actual Progress, PART 3

 I really feel like Sisyphus faced with this daunting task.
Agghhhhh!  The clock's ticking and there ain't no slowing down... With less than a week to go here's what I've completed so far. Now if I can only stay focused and on track, I might just pull it off...


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To simulate a lot of industrial detail I use just about anything laying around.  The two motors above the fluorescent starters are actual models acquired from my FLGS. 

Another pipe coupling, valve or engine model from my FLGS. 

More fluorescent starters that'll paint up really nice and unrecognizable (I hope).


Additional foam bits to enhance my recycled rock walls.

Straws at this scale make perfect pipes.




Beautifully crafted lab doors from Fenris is a great addtion to this board.  These babies are still a ways off from completion. They'll be framed complete with a diamond plate threshold.




Weathering is definitely one of my favorite detailing steps.

I went back and forth on how I'd paint the glass portholes. I've seen some great painting ideas but came to the conclusion that in this dank and damp air of the subterranean levels of Gibraltar aka The Rock multiple layers of grime, slime and what have you that would obscure these vision panels. 
Coming soon: Game day and showtime at Owlcon...

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Incursion 3D Board - Posing for effect, PART 2

I know, it's been awhile since my last post and finally got a fire under me to complete my Incursion board for our annual, upcoming, local game convention OwlCon (http://www.owlcon.com/) here in H-town.


Back to the studio. To get my juices flowing I decided to stage and pose some of my AT43 Red Blok and U.N.A. Steel Troopers with their Mechs on my 3D board.


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Up next: more progress, I promise.   

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Biplane Shoot

Last Saturday, my gaming buddy, Willy aka LTL Dad came over with his whole collection of Wings of War (WoW) to continue my campaign. Read all about it here on his blog: http://tacticalminiaturesgaming.blogspot.com/2010/08/wings-of-war-campaign-jasta-jil.html


Since he had both Allies and Germans, we decided to lay them out on my table along with his to scale hangar buildings (paper). Well, one thing led to another and voila! a photo shoot happened.


Allied Bombers and Fighters






Germans next.

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