Thursday 27 April 2023

A Quick History of Wargames

Found this on YouTube, as one does, and enjoyed it enough to share it with you all here.

It also serves as a reminder of the need to get my finger out, and finish the unfinished rules sitting on my computer. Add to this the need to move the current conversions on my workbench, I need them for play-testing.

I know, I know, I could bathtub using other miniatures but, for me, miniature gaming is all about the toys.

Something about having a model of the actual person or vehicle to play with just clicks for me. I become immersed in the fate of the model. That of course is just how I play. Other ways or playing are perfectly good.

Friday 7 April 2023

WIP: Magnetizing and Rebuilding

I finished the above model way back here, but I wanted to improve the arm joints, magnetize the weapon hardpoint, and rework the centre magnet to hold the torso to the legs better (more depth with deeper magnets).

Not only that, but updating the model will allow me to change out backpack missile pack.

You can see below (click to embiggen) the new recessed arm magnets, and the ball joints that allows for a wider range of movement and posing.

You may remember I broke the original model, which you can see here. Below on the left is the original build, and on the right the rebuilt comms array for the command variant of the CASE-2XC Dog.

So, slow work is slow, but it is what it is when one's joints ache.

Catch you all on the bounce.

Saturday 1 April 2023

OMWB: CASE-2X Version 3

I plan to do little other than magnetize the third Marine combat armor suit. Since the magnets have arrived (earlier than expected), I've advance all three models on my work bench.

So, left to right: a kneeling RAFM Heavy Gear Desert Shark Hunter; next my work in progress on the kneeling conversion of a Jager (lots of sculpting still to do; and on the right the standing Jager, which will only have the backpack modified to meet my needs.

That's all for now. Catch you on the bounce.