Tuesday, June 21, 2016

tiny terrain...




Since 1/160th (the rough scale of a 10mm tall figure) is a whole new scale for me I need new terrain. For my first scenario that means I need to create some roads, a small river, some high ground, and who knows how many trees.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Core Confederates...


I am painting an army, not soldiers… I am painting an army, not soldiers… I am painting an army, not soldiers…

Here's the beginning of the Confederate force for my 10mm ACW. These, too, are Cracker Line/Plank Road figures. Same quality castings and great service as I received with my first order of Union troops.

Sunday, April 17, 2016

skill is a fickle mistress...


My order of 10mm figures from Cracker Line/Plank Road arrived a while ago. Customer service was great. Delivery was fast. The order was accurate. I received 48 infantry figures, 4 figures for a command stand (officer, drummer, two ensigns without flags or staffs), an artillery carriage with 8 (yes, EIGHT) barrels and 4 artillerymen. That makes up a Union Regimental order. The cavalry regiment I ordered included 12 mounted troopers, 12 dismounted troopers, 2 mounted horse holders and 6 saddled horses, 3 mounted command (officer, trumpeter and guidon bearer) and 3 dismounted command (same mix). The only other item I added onto this order was an artillery limber which arrived with 4 horses (2 with riders), the limber and a seated soldier for on top of the limber. This first order will provide the core of my Union army. At least for now.

Wednesday, March 30, 2016

10mm American Civil War...


It's been a long time since I've picked up a gaming project… or even played a game for that matter. But I miss my hobbies so I decided it was time to DO SOMETHING. I have some limitations, though. Things are not as they were.

First, my work schedule and transportation limitations require that I host any games I want to participate in. I simply can't get to other locations at the times that gaming is taking place. Most likely, I'll have to provide figures for both sides. Maybe these will be solo games. Maybe I can introduce some of my co-workers to wargaming.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

For Sale - Miscellaneous Figures/Planes/Rules...

Here is a more inclusive list of gaming stuff I'd like to sell. This is a preliminary list. I've yet to decide on prices. But... if you see something you're interested in acquiring, drop me a line via this blog. I'd like to sell things in batches and not bits and pieces where I'd end up with odd, unwanted items. For example, I'd like to sell all the 1/144 planes together, etc. Additionally, I'd like to sell locally to avoid shipping hassles but you never know. You can leave your email, the item you're interested in (and perhaps an offer) in a comment. All comments on this blog are moderated before posting so I'll see your info and contact you. Your email will not be published as a comment.

Thursday, September 17, 2015

For Sale - WWI 1/72 Scale Planes...

Here's a second set of World War One aircraft kits which I'd like to sell. These are built (mostly). There are 13 models. I'd like to sell them as one lot for a total of $50 US. Most of them have a brass tube inserted through the bottom of the fuselage to allow them to be attached to some type of flight stand. Some of them will require a little bit of work. For example, the Dr.I has a 1/4 inch cut out in the bottom which will need filled. The Phoenix (a vacuformed kit) and the Bristol Fighter will need wingstruts built and the top wings attached.  The Sopwith Triplane, Morane Saulnier and Neiuport 17 need finishing touches on the paint jobs and the SPAD 13 has no paint whatsoever on it. Still, 13 planes for 50 bucks... that's about $3.85 apiece. Not a bad price at all! I'd like to sell these locally in order to avoid shipping them but if I do need to ship them actually shipping charges will be added. I'll pack them as well as I can but no guarantees that they will arrive undamaged.

For Sale - WWI Plane Kits...



World War One aircraft have interested me since childhood. Consequently, I've acquired a number of kits over the years, and much like wargaming projects, they never get finished. At this point I have neither the eyesight nor the hand coordination to ever complete them so 'tis time to let them go.