Done with the M60A3. I’m not happy with the Vallejo “Matte Varnish”, it still looks a little shiny to me. I’ve got some AK Ultra Matte Varnish on order,, when it gets here I’ll give it a try and see if it’s better.
After all the silly things like paint racks and tool drawers have been added, it’s time to concentrate on the important things. Tonight I added a TV in the corner and an AppleTV so I can watch inspirational movies while I work … or Fawlty Towers.
If you have not been following the ultimate workbench redesign, check out the videos over at the In The Game Room Podcast HERE
The therapeutic power of a hobby is amazing. I have been so busy with work for the last few months I have not touched any Micro Armor in as long. Just taking a few minutes tonight to throw a little paint (first of three colors) on a few minis made me feel good and remember why I do this. Next step (probably tomorrow) is to apply the camouflage colors, this is will be a good job for my new Sotar 20/20 airbrush.
I’m getting ready to overhaul my workbench where I work on my Micro Armor.
I picked up these rules on eBay for a reasonable price. This rule set has some sentimental value to me,,, it’s the very first miniatures war game I ever played. This is the set of rules that got me interested in Micro Armor … and eventually led me to the business I’m in today.
I’m happy I found these, in pretty good condition, at a fair price.
Sometimes I forget that as a GHQ dealer I have close to $10k in GHQ product on the shelf in my shop and every once in a while I can treat myself to a few pieces for my collection.
Tonight I decided I’d like to start working on a few pieces of GHQs recent Italian armor releases.
I’m starting with some Ariete MBTs, Freccia IFVs, and some Centauros with 105mm guns.
I’m thinking I might paint them as Malakastani units and say that Malakastan bought them from Italy.
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.