Monday, March 29, 2010

New Project Updates

Unfortunately, I have no pictures. My schedule for the last month has not been pretty. Nonetheless, I've managed to squeeze in some work on this and that:

1. Bamboo forests: I got this fantastic idea to make dense bamboo forests off somebody's blog. You'd think I would have bookmarked it, but N-o-o-o! Anyway, its a simple method using small nails for the trees, sticking close together into thick cardstock, and then gluing flock on top of them all once they are painted. I can to a bunch of these in about an hour.

2. 28mm: Trying to figure out what the heck am I going to do with the 28mm bikers and the robots. I ordered some various figures to round out the human resistance. I also found buried in my unpainted pile a pack of some Kryomek aliens from Scotia-Grendel. I have those guys primed and just trying to think of what to paint them. Maybe I will have some sort of free-for-all games. I have some ideas for rules, but I will likely use Chain Reaction from Two Hour Wargames.

3. Minis for my nephew: My sister's younger son has some emotional issues including a form of Tourette's syndrome. He is not autistic, but sort of lives in his own little world. Last year, for Christmas, I bought him some little plastic figures from Games Workshop. He had a blast painting them. I recently ordered a bunch of plastic futuristic soldiers from eM-4 and will send them to him to paint up.

4. 1/300 buildings: I have two on hold that I need to finish, plus I need to get the Zwieback Hotel done.


  1. Hi Chris, vegetation was over at CJR's TwoThreeSix wasn't it?

    Look forward to see what you do with the Kryomek; and that's a nice idea for your nephew; some elements of our hobby can be pretty introspective, after all, but might also serve to widen the horizon somewhat, when exposed to the idea of what others can do with something similar, worth a try, anyway - hope it helps him as you suggest.

  2. The futuristic soldiers (if they are the ones I'm thinking of) are pretty cool. I have a load of them in a box somewhere from back when ICE was making them. Let me know if you might like to have them for your nephew.