What’s out there, Rico?

Posted: August 10, 2011 in Starship Troopers

I was introduced to the Starship Troopers Miniatures Game at Hurricon 2010,  in Orlando, by Rob Morse, who runs some of the best participation games at Conventions that I’ve played at.

Now, I don’t know if it’s just me, but the best games seem to be the ones out of print so this one instantly appealed to me. It also helped a great deal that the miniatures are great looking, and that Andy Chambers did a wonderful job on the rules.

During the course of the Spring and Summer, I’ve been knuckling down and painting the various bits and pieces I had picked up from Ebay, so as a taster of what’s to come on the blog, I present the warrior bugs!






The whys and wherefores

Posted: August 10, 2011 in General Stuff

I was hoping to call this blog ‘Distinctly Average’, because frankly, that’s how I consider my painting.

To my mind, it’s nothing great. It has flashes of brilliance, and it also has some lows, where something I tried just didn’t look right (faces…. I cannot get faces to look right). The rest of it is workman like, and gets something onto the table that isn’t plain plastic/resin/lead or spray-painted black.

So why blog about it? Well, partly vanity, if I’m being brutally frank, but also a sense that I want to show what I can do, so that maybe,  just maybe, I can make someone else pick up a brush and get into the whole modelling and painting side of the gaming hobby.

It’ll also encourage me to get more painting done, which I’m sure the wife will be pleased about.