Didn’t Get Much Hobby Work Done this Week

Buck

John Wayne from Northstar and two pinups

John Wayne from Northstar and two pinups

The beginning of the week I was in Costa Rica on a family vacation, so I didn’t do much in the way of hobby stuff.  On Saturday, I did manage to work on a few odds and ends type figures while the kids were out with their buddies.  In short bursts I can paint the odd figure, but I like to work on painting units when I know I have a couple of hours of uninterrupted time.

Two creatures from Wargames Supply Dump

Two creatures from Wargames Supply Dump

My daughter actually painted these figures right before we left on vacation.  The guy on the left we dubbed “the banana man.”  These are both from Wargames Supply Dump in their Dirk Garrison range.  For someone who doesn’t like to paint figures, but likes to paint terrain, I think she did a really nice job on these.

Jodie, the Belt Fed Girl, from Belt Fed Gaming

Jodie, the Belt Fed Girl, from Belt Fed Gaming

I had seen this figure advertised, but at 2.50 GBP it was too expensive to order from the UK.  When I was at Partizan, I picked it up.  Most of the figures in this range are ridiculous, but I like this one and the one below, because they look like WWII nose art.  I’m not sure what I will do with them, but they were sort of fun to paint.  I thought I might put them in my next Captain America game where the Cap is doing a USO tour when the fighting breaks out.

"Amelia Erhart" from Belt Fed Gaming

“Amelia Erhart” from Belt Fed Gaming

A couple of years ago, I saw this figure of John Wayne in a magazine or Web page.  It is a limited edition release from Northstar.  I had been coveting the figure.  My recent attendance at Partizan gave me a chance to pick one up.  Actually, I got two for myself and one for a buddy.  I think they did a very good job of making it look like John Wayne, especially on a 28mm figure.  I am very happy with the way he turned out.

John Wayne as Sgt. Stryker from "The Sands of Iwo Jima"

John Wayne as Sgt. Stryker from “The Sands of Iwo Jima”

My daughter painted these robots too.  They are also from the Dirk Garrison range.  I think they would have been nicer with a little more color, but they turned out okay.

Two robots from Wargame Supply Dump

Two robots from Wargame Supply Dump

At Nashcon, Don or Greg found this figure in a bin of figures someone was selling.  I thought she would look good as a fighter to go along with my sigilist in our Frostgrave campaign.  She had a pointing thing on the front of her habit, but after I filed that off, I think she matches the sigilist well.

Unknown female warrior to be a fighter for my Frostgrave sigilist

Unknown female warrior to be a fighter for my Frostgrave sigilist

So… not much accomplished this week.  I have some Wargames Supply Dump figures partially completed on the gaming table.  They are supposed to be reminiscent of warriors from Arboria in the Flash Gordon comics.  I’ll post some pictures when they are done.

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