Daily Archives: October 12, 2015

NOVA Corp. Sergeant: Figure 174 of 265

Chris Palmer

     This week I completed the NOVA Corp. Sergeant from the Chronoscope set.  I hadn’t realized this figure was tucked away in this set when I completed the other NOVA Corp. soldiers earlier this year. However, with a paint scheme  already in place from those earlier figures, (intended to look like some sort of Sci-Fi chameleon armor that reproduces the colors of the surrounding terrain), it didn’t take me long to finish this fellow.
      I prepped the figure in the usual way; soaking it in a dish of water with a couple drops of dish- soap added, then giving it a light scrub with a soft toothbrush, and then rinsing and drying it.  I then glued the figure to a black-primed 1" fender washers with Aleene’s Tacky glue,  When it was dry, I gave the washer and figure’s base a brush on coat of Elmer’s white glue, and dunked it into a course sand mix.   When the sand mix had dried, I glued the figure to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer’s glue.

       I began by painting the the figure, and the sand base, completely with Americana “Charcoal Grey”.

       I then gave the figure and base a drybrushing with GW Khemri Brown.

      When the “Khemri Brown” was dry, I followed up by drybrushing the figure and base with Ceramcoat “Raw Sienna”.

      Lastly, I gave the figure and base a lighter drybrushing with Americana “Buttermilk”.

      I then moved on to paint the goggles with Accent “Real Umber”, and added some small reflective light highlights to the goggles with White paint.  I then painted some of the assorted straps, breathing tubes, and ammo magazine with Folk Art “Butter Pecan”.  Lastly I painted the guns’ muzzles black, and a small insignia on their right shoulder with Folk Art “Tomato Red”.

    Once again, I’m pleased with the look of these figures.  I think I may order some more so I have a full unit of ten.

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BARRAGE XIX A Huge Success!

Chris Palmer   This past Saturday, October 10th, the HAWKS hosted their annual one-day miniatures gaming convention, BARRAGE,  in Havre De Grace Maryland.  With a record attendance, and a record number of games, a good time was had by all.  Below are some highlight photos of the event.
Next, year BARRAGE will be expanding to 2 days, 9.30.16 – 10.1.16, so mark your calendar now!

A view of the main gaming hall around mid-morning.

In the morning, I ran a game of “Bear Yourselves Valiantly” called Island of the Lizardmen, which featured an alliance of Dwarves and Lizardmen fighting off invading Elves.

A father-son team ran the Dwarf faction, and successfully defended their encampment from the Elves which were attacking it.

The Elves were successfully able to destroy one of their objectives, the Dwarves’ under-construction super-weapon, at a high cost; but were unable to achieve either of their other objectives which were to destroy the Lizard village, or the Dwarves encampment.

A wide range of dealers and flea-marketers were located around the outer wall of the room. Lots of gaming goodies were to be had.

Rich Heffner’s Aerodrome is always a crowd favorite at the con.

The Battle of Paoli using “Black Powder”, hosted by Cliff Brunken

Ed Duffy’s Search & Rescue: US vs ISIS game using his “Line of Departure” rules.

A beautiful model of the Lonely Mountain was featured in this Battle of Five Armies game using “God of War” rules, hosted by Lou and Dillon Valenti.
Zeb Cook’s Dino Rustlers of the High Plains game, using “Bone Wars” rules.

Buck Surdu demo’ed his upcoming “Combat Patrol” WWII rules, in a game featuring US and German troops battling over a small French village

Eric Schlegel ran a Zombie Mall game, using GASLIGHT rules, to wrap up the evening .

Also featured at BARRAGE were a well-attended Flames of War tournament…

…and a packed L’Art De La Guerre tournament.

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