Geeking out with a new dice box

For most of my wargaming past I’ve always thought of dice the same way I think of tape measures and balls of cotton for smoke …. just things I need to play a game,,, just another tool.  I always made fun of the people that go to conventions and dig through the dice and say things like “Oooh, that’s a cool one, I need that one”.  I always thought the “crazy dice collectors” were role playing gamers,,, us wargamers are much to serious for that silliness…. right?

Somehow after 35+ years of wargaming, suddenly I’ve caught the dice bug, I’ve been buying dice that I think look cool.  I even thought for a brief second about buying a set of those insanely expensive dice that are made of rare, exotic materials.  Fortunately I came to my senses before going that deep down the rabbit hole.

So, now that I have more dice than I actually need I decided to retire my dice bag and make a cool dice tray that will stack with my Tank Transports.  Now that it’s done, I see that there is room for more dice …. good thing there is a convention coming up next weekend …. maybe I can find a few more dice that really “need” there.

Do you have more dice than you really need too?  Is it just one more gaming related obsession that you have?  Has it always been that way for you?  Comment below.
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Bridges For My Battle Mat

As I discussed in Episode 20 of “In The Game Room”, I wanted to get rid of the printed overpasses and create a couple of 3-dimensional bridges.  I put together the basic structure of the bridges today and tested them out and it looks like they will work fine.  Now I’ll some details, texturing to look like concrete and then color.

Still trying to decide how (or if) I’ll glue down the printed river section and road section.  I have a feeling that if I glue them down they will crease and/or crack when the game mat is rolled up for storage.

My New Brownstones

A few quick shots of my new Brownstones.  Proper product photos will come later tonight.

In The Game Room – Episode 20 – Allen Gets A Battle Mat

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I Love GHQ

Have I mentioned lately how much I love GHQ miniatures?  They would have never released a model that was this far off the mark.

I’m working on trying to save this Su-27 Flanker from I-94 Enterprises and I’m not sure it’s worth all the work.  I’ve shaved off that horrible strange tumor that was growing on the underside of the nose.  Now I’m adding Green Stuff to re-sculpt the canopy and the radome so they look at least a little bit like the Su-27.  I’m going to try to see this project through to the end … but It’s really not feeling like it will be worth all the effort.
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Here is what it looked like when it had the cancerous growth on this chin

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Update:  More progress   https://allensmicroarmor.com/2016/05/21/making-progress/

 

In The Game Room – Episode 14

Well, it’s been a week since I returned from Little Wars, I came back to a huge pile of work and had a horrible cold for several days … so I’m finally getting around to posting the last video from Little Wars.  In This video I spend some time just walking around the main gaming hall and try to give you a feeling for what it’s like there.  I hope you enjoy the clips.