Monday, March 28, 2011

Mr. Roper, This Weekend, RECRUITS and All that

Here's a pic of Mr. Roper, infamous arms dealer and scoundrel, willing to sell any arms to anybody with the cash to buy it. A post apoc NPC. Fig is a Reaper Roper fig, guns are various.

Well Recruits was this weekend, and you have heard me extoll its virtues for years. It was a great time as usual. Luckily Mother Nature stepped in and ruined the football and soccer games we this weekend, so we could go. YEAH!

Me and the boy went in the morning. Met many old friends, saw some great games, and got some great stuff.

Most of the time was spent talking to folks, but I got some shopping in and I feel pretty good about it.

I got a bunch of stuff for Traveller RPG. Old stuff, original stuff I never owned. I never pplayed one game of traveller growing up. Star Frontiers was our game, but the hard sci-fi guy in me always wanted too. I rolled up a guy once, who died in character generation. It was then I knew something was very different about this game. I got some more of the originla digest sized books, rule, adventures , supplements, the Journal, the Striker rules, and 2 very nice collection from Far Future Enterprises, collecting various pieces of the Traveller Cannon. I now have the Full Rule collection, the supplements collection, the Games (all the boardgames) collection. Cool stuff. Don't know if I will ever play it, but it will be a fun read.

Also picked up the new aliens from Jason at Micropanzer. Great new sculpts. I have had his SAS from when he sold me a set of the masters 2 years ago. love the stuff so far. and he's local, so I want him to succeed.

I also picked up some of the Rebel Minis Commanches and some Titan Marines. Nice to see in person. And got a few characters and a couple of Orc trolls from Splintered Light Miniatures. Nice to see them both there this year.

Painted a free fig at the paint and take with the Boy, went to lunch at Five with Old Friends. Its was a great day.

Played C&C Ancients with the boys on Sunday using 15mm fantasy as standins. Works great, as ususal, but will continue the efforts to modify so it feels more fantasy like.

Looking down the Elves Line
Looking down the Orcs Line
Also on sunday, we based and primered the Boy's Druid 's Children minis that he bought from Splintered Light. Humanoid animal goodness. If I were inclined, these would be great conversion bases for Gamma World and mutant animals.

These are truly great figs. Each one is a character.
and randomly, he picked up his Lizardman Bloodbowl team, and wanted to paint it while the primer on his animals dried. So off we went. We team painted the base colors on the skinks in 45 minutes. He did a great job, and didn't realize he picked out the Miami Dolphins colors. Some highlights, a quick dip, and he is done with the first six.

Good weekend, if a little hectic. I'll probably be painting 15mm fantasy for a little bit, then back to post apoc.


Bz said...

Great pics, you seem really busy! :)

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