Daily Archives: February 10, 2019

The Portable Fantasy Game

Rob Dean

I have had a little time for painting this past week, and worked on some 1/72 scale plastic figures for the Portable Fantasy Game.  I decided to pull out all of the already-completed individually based figures, and do a quick visual inventory.  Here’s an overview of the 112 figures completed so far.

Individually based figures for the Portable Fantasy Game, as of 3 February 2019
For scenario planning purposes, I took closer shots of them in groups.
Non-human monsters

The monsters are a mixed bag; there are a few Reaper Bones (downscaled, as it were), a few figures from Age of Mythology sprues, and a demon from a Dante boardgame of some sort.

Mounted humans (Strelets and an Airfix Maid Marian)

There will probably be a few more mounted humans before this is “done”.

The Adventurers (Caesar Miniatures)

I noticed after I took the picture that two Caesar adventurers are hanging out with the elves today.

A merry group of men from the Airfix Robin Hood set

One of the unfinished figures is another Robin Hood fellow; I expect to have a full set of the poses (and perhaps a few duplicates) before calling this group done.  They hold up pretty well, for figures sculpted over 50 years ago.

Elves (Caesar Miniatures)

The archer lady in green near the center and the Legolas look-alike, second from the left in the front, are the wanderers from the Adventurers.  I have a standard bearer for the elves on my painting desk.

Undead (Caesar)
While I’d be happy for more skeletons, the Caesar set has only five poses, so I started with two of each.  There’s a necromancer in the set that I haven’t painted yet; I pulled one out and cleaned him up.
Fantastical men of the Western Isles (Red Box Irish)
The Red Box Wars of the Roses Irish look pretty fantastical to me, especially that gallowglass leader on the left end of the front row.
Some NPCs (Mostly Linear B Tudors)

Plastic civilians aren’t too common in 1/72, but I’ve painted a few.  Strelets has more, in their transport sets, which will be added eventually.

Some drafted historical medievals (Accurate and Strelets)

Back in the day, fantasy figures were usually supplemented by historicals…

Mystics? (and a dog)
The blue wizard is a Hat Celtic command set Druid.
Goblins and Orcs (Caesar)

More Orcs and Wargs (Dark Alliance)

I’ve got plenty of additional orcs, between the two boxes that Caesar now makes and the many that Dark Alliance has produced.

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Two Martian Tripods

Buck

In the continuing effort to reduce the unpainted lead collection, I knocked out these two tripods this weekend.  I went with battleship gray for the paint scheme thinking that they might be Earth imitations of Martian tripods (I have the ones from here to be real Martians).  They looked too clean, so I gave them a heavy brown wash.

I like the quirkiness of these. They look like water towers on legs to me.

I bought these at Barrage 2017.  I may buy a third one at Barrage 2019 if they are available.  They were pretty easy to assemble, and they painted quickly.

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Science Fiction Scatter Terrain

Buck

When I bought into the Mantic Terrain Crate Kickstarter, I was able to add some science fiction scenery bits to my pledge.  I only have a handful of terrain left paint from the two crates I bought.  This is almost the last tranche.

Some items for the cargo hold.

Some consoles and shelving.

Some consoles and a weapons locker.

These are all for 25/28mm science fiction figures.

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