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.
We’re playing a Battle of Britain campaign at the store using Wings of Glory. I wrote it using a Check Your 6! scenario book as a guide, and I have included several aircraft that aren’t available in the WoG line; fortunately they are available in resin from Armaments in Miniature. I brush painted these using AK Interactive acrylics, the marking are from Scale Specialties and The Goblin Factory, and the bases are from the WoG Aerodrome.
With the spring house work, back-to-back house guests, and now an immobile leg from tendonitis surgery, I have spent very little time at the work bench. However, as I now have to keep my leg elevated as much as possible, I’ve been able to do some desktop publishing on my MacBook. In addition to editing some aerial images that I plan on having gaming mats made from, I finished up this set of basic cards for Too Fat Lardies’ WWII aerial combat game, Bag the Hun. Doubtful anyone will stumble on it, but I have made the PDF available here.
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