Friday, December 30, 2011

TRAVELLERcon Miniatures Round Up

It's amazing what you'll find when you go through the pictures folder on your laptop.  Here are some piccies I snapped at TravellerCon-USA this past October.

 This is Bill P.'s Snapshot Game, where Vargr salvage team battles human salvage team aboard the Kinunir.

I had something of an advantage, as having played in a Traveller Campaign set aboard an active duty Kinunir-class colonial cruiser, I knew the ship plans pretty well.
 A word to the wise - despite the glowing patina the years may have added to your memories of Snap Shot - the rules kinda suck...a lot.

My StarGrunt/Striker Game "Vland in the Can".  I had forgot to bring my Terran Troops, so Mark Clambo of Daddy's Little Men loaned me some of his figs.  What a champ.

Kinda neat pic as the Vilani Recon sleds roll on.

Viliani Imperium denies the enemy cover by blasting everything in site. 

Bill P. sez "Could be worse...could be raining."

Imperials test climbing the Jersey Barriers.

Mark Klambo looking well pleased with himself - he's just managed to break my scenario - what a muppet. (That's not my camera blurring - that's Mark's normal slightly-out-of-phase nature, captured by the miracle of digital imaging...)

Imperial recon sled - drawing fire.

A Vilani tank that has been Earth-pwned

That's me taking a picture of Mark taking a picture.  I think we were trying to create a tesseract, or something.

Any miniature game that ends looking like a scene from "Kelly's Heroes" is a good miniature game.
"No smoking! Ve haff petrol..."

More to come...Ω

Wednesday, December 28, 2011

15mm Desert Dwellings from The Scene

 Here are a couple of 15mm Desert Dwellings from "The Scene".  These are made of a sturdy polymer resin - lighter than urethane resin, but more resiliant.

 They are pimped-out with some bits from GZG's 15mm building accessories line, though you could also use the building accessories provided by The Scene. Roofs lift of and the interior is hollow.

Painted on light cocoa brown with pale yellow drybrush.

These are really very nice and I'm looking forward to new releases from The Scene...Ω

Comm Terrs

It's been quite a delay, but here are my insurgents for the Rhodesian Brush War.  Figures are from Peter Pig.

These have been finished for several months. I don't have a very good excuse, either, aside that find it a task to paint civilians - the mix of denims and t-shirts is depressing. I think one fellow is wearing chinos, just for a change ; )