Friday, October 26, 2012

11+1: Sgt. Nick Stone

Positively the iconic hard-boiled hero with a pulse rifle, his futuristic armor worn down from a dozen enemy engagements. Most of the figs I pick up for use in one game (or more!) but at best he could be a Pulp City minion, with the games I currently play. I have an oblique idea to use the IMEF Marines as CCC proxies for Mercs, but that's what we call a long-range plan. Couldn't resist this sculpt, though.

The mini is from Reaper's Chronoscope line (which I love.) Also pictured is an initial paint test for one of the barriers I picked up at Historicon from Acheson Creations. The stone lantern terrain piece is from the pet store aquarium aisle, because that is how I roll. Keeping detail on the wall and the lantern scale-neutral, as I think they will work for both 15mm and 28mm.

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Necroplane attack!

Last week, snuck out to Virginia to play a rousing game of Pulp City. We may have been investigating some new rules proposals, so no real batrep. Suffice it to say the Necroplane incursion was repelled with authority. True to form, Super Zed push too far ahead too quickly, and was eliminated from the battle in short order. And despite Night Fright mounting a fearsome assault, Sovereign and Stoner Hawk saved the day.

Been too long since we duked it out with the supremes. Came up with a bunch of good questions for future revisions, and looking forward to playing more again soonly.

On a related note, the inimitable Hendybadger is running an excellent contest to Paint the City Pink. Check it out! Especially you people who are, like, good at painting. And like the color pink.

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Mr. Murch, Mr. Peterson, and more

On my non-gaming blog, I post news articles that I run across and thoughts on TV shows and movies (and trailers) that I run across. And I've been doing it... a while. The temptation has always been to do the same here, but there's more than a couple sites that aggregate links already. But I think from time to time I am going to toss up ones that are definitely relevant to my interests, in case someone else gets the same enjoyment from reading them.

To wit: Bring Your A-Game recently posted a great interview with Bob Murch, the sculptor behind Pulp Figures. Easily one of my favorite lines out there, I've used his figs for 7tv, AE-WWII, Pulp City, Strange Aeons, and probably a couple more I am forgetting. Check it out. 

On an unrelated note, one thing I like about the gaming community is that they're pretty generous, which makes sense given that, really, we all play around with our disposable income. Next time you have a couple bucks to buy something online, do me a favor and consider donating it instead to help out a fellow gamer who has been having a rough time of it this year. I had the privilege of hanging out with Mr. Peterson at Gencon a couple years back while we were working a booth together, and he's a stand-up guy.