As in my previous post where I’ve told myself that after every convention I’m going to write a report, I also promise myself that I’m going to finish everything I acquired before I move on to something else. This too has never happened, however I’m going to try very hard to make that happen this time. Considering my relative minimum purchases, this should be an achievable goal.
Here’s the first build/paint from my Historicon haul – the 28mm Waco Glider from Sarissa Precision. This was a pretty straight forward build, although I should have paid attention to lessons from the past and scored some of the paper parts before folding them. I added some card stock in a few locations to cover up some of the slots and tabs.
The paint job consisted of an overall color of olive drab and hand painted invasion stripes on the wings and rear fuselage. The orders for pre-Overlord invasion stripes didn’t come to troop carrying units until June 3rd, so needless to say many of these jobs were rushed. I’ve seen photographs of varying quality of these, so I marked mine out and painted them by hand to give the effect of an “average” job. Decals are from my stash.
This weekend I attened Historicon, one of the annual east coast miniature wargaming conventions. I was able to play and observe a few games, catch up with friends that I haven’t seen in a while and, of course, shop. Here’s the bounty I came away with this year.
Some HorrorClix figures and Warlord’s Panzer IV, Puma and Humber Scout Car that I scored in the flea market.
Omni-Ruler sections from CorSec Engineering, sold by Dave’s Baggage Train.
A bag of assorted creatures from Iron Wind Metals.
An observation bunker and large supply dump/objective from Novus Designs, sold by Battlefield Terrain Concepts.
A Renault FT with extra turrets and some free coasters from Trenchworx.
Pulp German Stormtroopers and Chain of Command Markers from Eureka.
Pulp Figures’ Arresting Gestapo Troopers, Scouring Gestapo Guards, Arrogant Gestapo Officers and Stahl-Masks Doom Squad sold by the Hobby Bunker.
Artizan Designs’ SAS (Europe), Cadds Commandos II, Koschei’s Cossacks and Nacht Jager sold by Brigade Games.
I had a fairly successful day selling at the Flea Market on Thursday, so I rolled my loot into some new hardware.
Wings of Glory Planes/X-Wing Ships
Renedra Barn and Bridge/Paper Terrain North African Hamlet
Rebel Minis 15mm Sci-fi
Reaper Bones (Thanks Scott)
Old Glory Woodland Indians and Pirate/Iron Wind Metals BSG Fighters/Sash and Saber William the Conquerer