One really fast bugger and one with a whirly bit on top. I just got one of each for me and few more each for the store, I’ll see if I like them and then most likely get some more for me.
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.
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.
A few quick shots of my new Brownstones. Proper product photos will come later tonight.
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.
Here is what it looked like when it had the cancerous growth on this chin
Update: More progress https://allensmicroarmor.com/2016/05/21/making-progress/