Science Fiction Scatter Terrain

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.

Interesting New Product from Gamers Grass

The Battle Ready Bases product from Gamers Grass.

I recently tried a new product, called Battle Ready Bases.  These are bases for wargaming figures that come pre painted, textured, etc.  They have different ones for different terrain types, from desert to these winter ones shown.

A pack of bases includes ten pre-textured, pre-flocked bases with tufts on them.  I bought three packs, and each base was slightly different.  At $20 a pack, or $2 a base for Greg, they aren’t cheap, but the time it would take me to do these myself makes $20 worth it.  And I wouldn’t do nearly as good a job or take the time to apply this much detail.

I wouldn’t base 1000 figures this way, but for skirmish games, I think these are a good value.  Since they are complete, you need to stick figures to them that have no bases, like slot-a-base figures with the tab removed or some of the plastic figures where the base is a separate piece.  I think a lot of the Warlord plastics come that way.

Two Russian figures mounted on the bases.

I based 19 figures last night.  Whatever they are made of or finished with, super glue sticks to them almost as well as my hands.  The figures seem to be securely attached without pinning.  I’m sure that I am as likely to break one of these brittle, plastic rifles as I am to knock the figures off their bases, and the figures are easily re-attached.

Anyway, I very much recommend this product.  When the hobby funds build back up, I think I’ll try some of their other terrain types, like desert.


Here Come the Sky Gods!

I have been thinking about getting some of my VSF figures on the table again one of these days.  I have been focused on WWII mostly since the release of Combat Patrol(TM).   Over a year ago at Barrage 2017, I bought these two kits.  I finally got around to putting them together, because I was looking for something I could do quickly.  Work has been crazy busy lately.

They might also work for some back of beyond type pulp games.

They are pretty sturdy little kits.  I made a base for them and use clear acrylic rod to make the flight stands.

Phone Home and Eat Cats

I recently posted to TMP that I was looking for a figure of Alf, from the 80’s televisions how.  Someone sent me to this page.  I found Alf, Were-Alf, and Dracula-Alf.  They painted up quickly, and I wanted to share.

Three Alf figures from

While at the site, I also noticed that he is making an E.T. figure.  I got two and painted one with his finger and heart light glowing and one without.

E.T. figures from

Painting these figures inspired me to re-watch E.T. this weekend with my daughter.  It has been so long since we watched it, that she didn’t remember much.

Look for these to show up in a game in time for Historicon 2019.