Daily Archives: November 7, 2017

Fall-In Saturday in the HAWKs Room

Chris Palmer      I was only able to get up to Fall in for Saturday and Sunday this year, so only have shots of some of the Saturday games we ran in the HAWKs room.  Sunday, I sold in the flea market.   I had a great time at the con, and the crowd and energy seemed at a higher level than I have seen in a while.  All the HAWKs games had players enough to run, even the hard-to-fill Saturday night sessions; and the newly-redesigned Dealers’ Hall seemed to be humming with activity when I was there.
    There were very few visible improvements to the Lancaster Host still, other than the Dealer’s Hall, and the new white plastic tables everywhere, that replaced the old wooden splinter-and-staple infested ones.  But signs like the absent boiler truck, and no more roof tarps, are indicators steps are being taken in the right direction down a very long road.   On the down side, most of the reports I heard of the food quality were poor; and the water dispenser, moved from the hallway into the HAWKs room itself, never seemed to be refilled after it’s initial reserves were exhausted on Friday.  The flea market was humming; and at the Sunday session that I did, every table was filled with a seller, and some folks even had to drag some of the tournament tables over into a new ad-hoc sellers’ row to make more space .

   For the report on the linked, 2-part special episode, Doctor Who games Greg Priebe and I ran, please see: Doctor Who and the Pirates of the Cyberiad Main.

  On the the photos!

Eric Schlegel’s “Action on the Pratzen” 15mm Napoleonic game using “Le Feu et Fureur” modified Fire and Fury rules. 

Geoff Graff’s Lego Pirate game is always a favorite with the kids, using Plastic Pirates rules. 

Rob Dean running his Chaos Wars fantasy game with 25mm figures.

Patrick Byrne’s “Hold the Fort” 28mm modern game using Force on Force rules

Kevin and Mike Fischer’s “Welcome to the Jungle” 12mm Mobile Suit Gundam game.

Chris Johnson’s “Gorilla My Dreams I Need You” 54mm Pulp kids game using Valley of the Ape rules.

A close up of some of Chris’ beautiful big figures.

Bill Molyneaux’s “Zulu Morning Patrol” game using home rules.

A closer shot of some of Bill’s brave British preparing to meet the Zulus.  

Kurt Schlegel’s reprisal of the “Action on the Pratzen” scneario, this time using his Fast and Fun Napoleonics rules.

Don Hogge’s “All or Nothing” WWII game featuring Greek’s vs Italians, and using Battleground WWII rules. 
A close up of some defending Italians in Don’s game

Jim McWilliams “Saga of Lower Uncton Continues” game, using SAGA rules. 

A close up of some of the Dark Age forces battling in Jim’s game. 

   A big thank you goes out from all the HAWKs Gamemasters to all the great players who came by our room to take part in our games!  We hope to see you all at Cold Wars!

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Lizardman with Club & Shield: Bones 3 Figure

Chris Palmer

   Sorry for being a day late, folks; but I was recovering from the Fall-In convention yesterday and getting my photos and blog reports from there sorted, and totally forgot about getting this posted. 

  This past week I started working on one of the Lizardmen with Club & Shield figures from the Bones 3 24 Bones Figure set as a test subject to establish a paint scheme for all 32 that I got from the Kickstarter. (Plus a few of the metal versions I’ve picked up along the way.)  So I  was looking for something that I could mass produce quickly and easily, and get done before I had to leave for Fall-In.

     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.   When it was thoroughly dry I gave it a base coat color with Rustoleum Camouflage “Deep Forest Green”

      Then, when the base coat was dry, I glued the figure to a black-primed 1" fender washer with Aleene’s Tacky glue, and then glued the washer-mounted figure to a tongue depressor with a couple drops of the Elmer’s glue.
     I  began by drybrushing the whole figure, first with Americana “Avocado”, and then with the lighter, Americana “Jade Green”.  I then painted his shield and club with Americana “Raw Umber”.

      Next, I painted his belts, scabbard, and javelin holder with Citadel “Snakebite Leather”, and then painted his loincloth, sword grip, and the straps on his shield with Reaper MSP “Turkey Brown”. After that I painted the javelins with Americana “Sable Brown”, and the skull on his belt, and the bone handle on his sword with Americana “Antique White”.

     I decided to also go ahead and paint his teeth with the Antique “White”, as well as the little bone bracelet on his right arm.  I then painted his claws with Americana “Charcoal Grey”, and then did the little bit of  armor on his loincloth with Ceramcoat “Bronze.  Next, I painted the tips of the javelin sticks with Reaper MSP "Ginger Cookie”.
     I let the figure dry for a while, and then gave all the areas I had just painted in non-green colors a wash with Citadel “Agrax Earthshade” wash.  When the wash was dry, I drybrushed the turtle shell with Americana “Mississippi Mud”, and drybrushed the club with Nicole’s “Brown”.

     Next, I painted some details on the turtle shell shield with Crafter’s Acrylic “Bright Yellow”, and then painted the obsidian shards in the club with Black.  I then went back and highlighted these shards with Citadel “The Fang”.   I then highlighted the belts, scabbard, and quiver with Ceramcoat “Raw Sienna, and the skull, bone sword handle, and bone bracelet with Americana "Bleached Sand”.  Next up were the teeth which I highlighted with Crafter’s Acrylic “Light Antique White”.  After that I painted the eyes with Accent “Golden Harvest”,  and added Black slitted pupils.   I did highlights on the javelin’s next, doing the shafts with Reaper MSP “Tanned Shadow”, and the pointy parts of the sticks with Reaper MSP Ginger Cookie".  The loin cloth, sword grip and shield straps were the next parts I highlighted,  using Crafters Edition “Spice Brown”.   Lastly, I went back and added some highlights to the bit of armor on the loincloth using the original “Bronze”.
    I let the figure dry overnight and the next morning I gave it a coat of Americana “DuraClear Matte” varnish. When that was dry, I flocked the base. Another overnight dry, and I sprayed it with Testor’s Dullcote".

     I’m generally happy with how this one turned out.  It’s got some rough edges, but for a figure that is going to be used in a mass of similarly painted brothers, I think it will look okay.

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