Saturday, 18 June 2016

Cataloguing the Collection (10)

The next drawer to be indexed is my small collection of spaceships. These all date back to the nineties, and I haven't back-identified (i.e. identifying the original manufacturer) yet for all models.

This collection is very much a retro-collection for me. I first played a game of Full Thrust in 1992 (IIRC), at EuroGencon in Camber Sands. I have been a Full Thrust fan ever since, although it has been many years since I played a decent game. We played most games during the mid-nineties, in the gameshop in my hometown Leuven.

At one point I also had a large collection of plastic MicroMachines of various Star Trek and Star Wars ships, but I sold them at one point. The current collection are all metal models acquired during the nineties, with a significant presence by Games Workshop (Space Fleet), GDW (Traveller New Era) and FASA (Star Trek). The fighter stands are scratch-built, with counters printed and then mounted on a flight stand.

The purple shapes you see in the top-right corner are my attempt at scratch-building a space-floating alien, modeled after the planet killer in Star Trek.

Still unidentified;
  •  all the green ships on the left-hand side.
  • the red ships in the middle. They are Tholian ships (Star Trek), but haven't been to identify them properly. Probably FASA?
  • the round and solid starbase (with 3 red griffons) in the top-right corner.

Monday, 13 June 2016

Cataloguing the collection (9)

I resumed my efforts of indexing my collection of miniatures. Next up in my figure drawers were the "Animals" and "Skaven".

Friday, 10 June 2016

Tuesday, 7 June 2016

Wild West house rules

Back in the nineties, we ran quite a lot of Wild West games, both in 54mm and 28mm. We used a little ruleset called "Shootist" (Bunblebee games), and adapted the rules over the years. Everything is now collected on the Wild West House Rules page.

54mm gunslingers in action.

Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Wet Paint: forest troll

Just a quick post to show the completed forest troll from before. Here he (it) is in finished glory: