Thursday, July 29, 2021

Stargrave - Homokanis Trooper 5

Another of the Homokanis is now completed.

 


This one sports an autoblaster type weapon (basically an smg). but I wanted to use a more sci-fi style name for it.

 


Another great sculpt by Bob Naismith, 3d printed & mounted on another of the Mechanicus bases.

 


So with a long weekend about to occur, I will be having my first boardgaming opportunity with friends, so looking forward to that. 

Monday, July 26, 2021

Stargrave - Homokanis Trooper #4

The next member of the Homokanis is now completed. Again, these are a series of stl figures I purchased from Bob Naismeith.

 


This one is wearing some sort of vision enchancement device.

 


So onto the next Homokanis figure! 

Sunday, July 25, 2021

Stargrave - Medium Scrap Heap

This weekend saw the completion of another of the scrap piles. This time it was the medium version

 


Again see the previous post for the Thingeverse file.

 


Here is the image with a figure for scale. Definately a Star Wars vibe to these, but they will certainly work for any sci-fi gaming.

 


Still working on the Homokanis figures & will be tackling the Large scrap pile for the next terrain piece too. 

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Stargrave - Homokanis Trooper #2 & Scatter Terrain

The best laid plans & all that. I had intended on getting the lawn mowed today, however Mother Nature had other plans. The addition of Wildfire Smoke blanketing the area from the BC fires just added to the fact I was meant to be indoors today.

 Here is the next Homokanis trooper I finished. Not sure if the images show it well, but this one sports an eye patch. Thus his Pack name will likely be Squint.

 


Another nice 3d printed model from Bob Naismith. So while painting this guy, I started thinking about Wolves & how they travel in packs. Then I thought perhaps I could make this crew a pack of Bounty Hunters. Thus I styled his 'bounty' ribbons hanging from his belt. So I will likely go back & repaint the other troopers 'ribbons' as well for consistency.

 


So while I've been working on the Homokanis, I spent the past week printing out some Space Scrap piles I had gotten on Thingeverse. These were made & posted there by ImperialTerrain.There are several, but for today's painting session I completed the smallest of them.

 


I was able to get 2 onto the print bed. Then it was off to painting & weathering them to look like the junk they now are. Of course I couldn't help but take the opportunity to throw a couple decals on them!

 


Here they are with a couple of figures for scale.

 


For the next week, I will be continuing to paint the Homokanis during my lunch breaks & likely reserve next Sunday to get another 1 or 2 of the Scrap piles done 

Thursday, July 15, 2021

Stargrave - This just in!

A happy moment collecting the mail today! My Stargrave mdf templates arrived from Nick & Northstar Miniatures!

These heavy duty templates are nicely printed with vibrant colours. Each set consists of a double sided flame template. Fire & Ice! I ordered 2 sets when they became available, which is why your seeing more than 1 template.

As well there are the 2 round templates, also double sided. 

 


An added bonus is some data & physicla loot tokens.

 


I know many of us, me included, have made up actual tokens to represent the various types, but where these will come in, is that once an item has been grabbed....we can swap it out & slide it under the base of the figure carrying it! 

 

 

Now to let my spurt of hobby happiness be spent at the paint table for lunch! Thanks for visiting! 

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

Stargrave - Homokamis Trooper

Continuing on with the Homokanis 3d printed crew, here is the first trooper figure.

 


Each carries a good mix of melee & ranged weaponry to quickly quell all foes.

 


I will be continuing to paint these fellows up during my lunch hour hobby time. 

Monday, July 12, 2021

Stargrave - Aroo Gah!

This weekend I started painting up the Homokanis figures I purchased from Bob Naismith's webstore. These are stl files for 3d printing.

 Who better to start with than the leader figure, whom I've named Aroo Gah!

 


 Armed with 2 hand blasters & also equipped with his auto weapon, he leads his crew is search of booty.

 


I was thinking to run them as a crew, but they will also be great for pirate mercenaries as they  will certainly stand out! 

Friday, July 9, 2021

Stargrave - Next Crew Prep

Moving towards my next Stargrave Crew/Pirate project, I've spent the past few lunch hours getting the bases finished.

So this post is more about the bases than the figures, but I will give a teaser at the end!

I used some bases from a GW base set. 

 


These are quite detailed & took longer than I thought. I wanted to keep in the same vein as the other bases I've been doing for Core Space & now Stargrave. In effect they are painted Charcoal Grey (craft paint) followed by the sponging on of metallic silver & Tin Bitz (Or is it Tinny tin these days)

 

Again I've been snagging old model kit decals to finish them up with some text/numbers, etc. I expect as I continue, there may be some emblems also making appearances. Once the decals are applied & dried, a sponging of rust is applied to complete them.


I was even able to start using some of those many German vehicle plates. So with the success here, expect to see more.


So who will be getting based on these? Well I can tell you, its another batch of the figures I bought from Bob Naismith. This time going with the Homokamis, which appear to be wolf headed spacefarers ( any relation to the space gnolls of Nick's?)

Photo owned by Bob Naismith.


I have 9 of them printed from the set I got, & also have some other options to complete the crew. Though it would be nice to get some specialists from this series. Perhaps an email to Bob is in order....or I will in fact make some gnolll specialists.

 

So there are numerous other things afoot for the next while as I continue to print the 3d stuff I have & work at painting....though there isn't a hope in hell I will keep up!

 

 

Monday, July 5, 2021

Stargrave - Dante's Revenge: Yin & Yan

Today I bring you the last 2 crew members for the Dante's Revenge. Not the official ones that Bob had done for the crew, but 2 that I chose from another of his figure sets.

I present to you, Yin & Yan, a sister & brother team.

 

Yin has a sniper rifle whilst Yan carries a heavy launcher of some form (it could be construed as a grenade or rocket launcher). 

 

Two more of Bob's excellent 3d printed figures. As too whats next? Not sure as I've got lots on the go as we draw closer to being able to get together for in person gaming again! 

Friday, July 2, 2021

Stargrave - Data Loot Markers

Yesterday it was the Physical loot, today its the Data Loot Objectives. Again these were created by Obsidian Prime & posted to Thingeverse. There were several to choose from & I selected the ones I wanted to use. These were printed on my resin printer.

 Up first, the laptop computers

 


I really scaled these down, again with the intention of them being an approximationg of a realworld computer. Likely still a little big, but not the scale they would have been at 100%

Next there were 2 standup computers, with 2 different sized screens.

 


These were also rescaled. These will also prove useful for some other game systems.

Lastly we have a central computer with 4 terminals & a holo projector on top, as well as  a larger version of the containers.

 


Here is an image showing how they look with one of my crew.

 


It's likely I will be printing more of the larger containers, as they make great scatter terrain bits.

Currently I am working on the last 2 members of my Dante's Revenge crew, hoping to have them done this weekend. Thanks for visiting. 

Thursday, July 1, 2021

Stargrave - Objective Markers

In an earlier post I provided a look at what I had printed from a file I had gotten from Thingeverse. After my buddy Scott & I were chatting about needing some, I chose these ones by Obsidian Prime. Today I was able to spend some time painting & managed to finish up some of the Objective tokens.

 

I reduced these canisters in scale as printing at 100% would have been these huge monstrosities, which quite frankly would not be possible for a person to carry. There were several options, but I chose 2 that I really liked to represent the Physical Loot.

 

The Canisters & the little droid that kind of looks like a Roomba

 

After painting them up, it was time to poke around the old decal box to see what I could use to add to them.

 


Several old GW decals & some WW2 ones fit the bill. I've also got some Data Loot tokens also from Obsidian Prime on the paint table & hope to get them done by weekend's end.

I also revved up my FDM printer, but realize I need to move it away from the overhead vent as it seems I am getting some lifting off the bed on that side. This is even with very little air coming from it....but I guess its enough. Moving it will prove if this is the issue, or if its something else.

However I was poking around Thingeverse some more & found these Spaceport Rubble piles (which are obviously Star Wars themed).

 


So you can expect to see these done up soon too. Thanks for visiting. 

Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Stargrave - Dante's Revenge: Pam & Archeoflex

The next 2 members of the Dante's Revenge crew by Bob Naismith are now completed. Here we have Pam & Archeoflex

 


These 3d printed figures are the last 2 of the members provided in the set. I used an old Eldar emblem decal for Archeoflex's cloak


I've chosen 2 more from another of Bob's sets of figures to complete the crew of 10, & they are currently on the paint table. 

Monday, June 28, 2021

Stargrave - Dante's Revenge: Jared & Djineer

Today I have 2 more members of the Dante's Revenge crew completed. Here we have Djineer & Jared (by Bob Naismith)

 


It's likely Djineer will be a fixer or hacker of some type once the crew roster is built, while Jared seems like a fixer of another type. Obviously ex military with a bit of a backstory.

 


As well I was chatting with one of my friends & we were discussing the Data & Objective markers for Stargrave. A quick visit to Thingeverse yielded up some files by Obsidian Prime 

 


After looking through the files I chose some to represent both a Data & a Objective token. I then reduced their scales as I didn't want to have a HUGE laptop marker on the table. We generally have markers kept beside those carrying them, so it will be more visual at the smaller scales. 

 

Here Jared poses with some of the markers. I liked the cannister & opted to print them out in 2 sizes for now. I will likely do a post on them once I get them painted up, but just wanted to show them & give Obsidian Prime some activity on his files! 

Friday, June 25, 2021

The British Invasion hits the Doorstep

Today has been a busy parcel day, with both postal & UPS arrivals. It seems the orders I made to Crooked Dice & Northstar made an agreement to make this a great Friday!

First up was the recent release of 7TV Fantasy, a new skirmish ruleset to place up alongside Dragon Rampant & Song of Blades series. This will further allow the multi-use of figures who are based singly to clash.

 

At the same time, I've been following "Brummies Wargaming blog" for some time & often noted his posts on a ruleset called 7TV. With the recent arrival of the Lurkers Kickstarter & my support of both the Apocolypse & Pulp systems from Crooked Dice, I figured it was time to complete the set. Thus I also purchased the 7TV core rules.

 


Northstar also recently released the new multi-part Western figures for Dead Man Hand & made by Great Escape Games. 

 


Nick also alluded to some sales on the Bargain Bin page at his store where he had several rail car types from Forground on sale. They were also quickly slid into the order to fill out my western themed train set. Being as they are already black this should be a quick win to build them!

 




So as I say, it was a good Friday!