Thursday, January 28, 2021
Saturday, January 23, 2021
Friday, January 22, 2021
The next step is to paint all the buildings and then add texture / rubble to all the hexes. Once this section of the table is completed there are another 5 hex rows along the right side that need to be built. Most of the iconic buildings that are located in those 5 rows (the Nail Factory and the Univermag Dept store have been rough built. There also a lot of open space from Red Square so building those rows should be pretty fast.
Tuesday, January 19, 2021
There are also some KV-1's to build.
Thursday, January 14, 2021
Wednesday, January 13, 2021
First up are 6 minefield hexes - the mines are visible if you look hard and that's the point - players should stumble upon them rather than see them
Nothing to fancy here - justs a standard rubble hex with about 10-15 "mines" attached
I am supposed to receive an order from Battlefront today which has a lot of early war Soviet tanks and AC's so expect to see a lot of Russian armor over the next few weeks.
With this submission, my total points for the Challenge stands at 1,233 out of a total target of 2,500. I'm feeling pretty good about my "productivity" but the points accumulation pace may slow as the next few projects are related to Hex terrain and that requires a lot of steps so progress will slow. Still I'm feeling pretty confident I'll beat my target.
This year's challenge is off to a blazing start and I really do recommend you go over and check it out. Most of the painters participating this year have skills way beyond mine and the quality and breadth of their submissions is most impressive.
Lastly, as announced on our You-Tube channel, the club is kicking off a ancients campaign based on the Pyrrhic campaigns of 280 to 275BC. The Romans "senate" will choose which players from the club oppose Pyrrhus and his allies. Who is the senate - the patrons of the channel so it should be fun to see what roles we all get to play in the campaign. You might even get to see my Republican Roman army on the table top. Who is playing Pyrrhus and his allies - that's a secret, for now.
Friday, January 8, 2021
Monday, January 4, 2021
All of the figures of from Plastic Soldier Company
I've also been working on the CAD design for some new Central Stalingrad historical buildings so there should be some interesting progress over the next few weeks. At least that's the plan!
Sunday, January 3, 2021
Painting Challenge is complete - a 6 6mm Parthian army in 6mm. The figures are from Baccus (of course) and where a lot of fun to paint up. Looking forward to getting these chaps on the table top when the lock downs begin to ease.
As with the earlier Republican Roman force these are all based for the Age of Caesar rule et and use 40mm square basing.