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Hobby Update 9/30/2020

It’s been busier this past week, but I have a pretty cool set of models that I finished up still. First, it’s the twin Peter Parker Spiderman models. The first one is from Marvel: Crisis Protocol and the second is from the old Knight Models range. I am going to be honest here, unlike the Hulks, I really don’t have a preference in model. Both models have great detail, but maybe the MCP one has the edge because of the increase size. Not really sure because the poses and models are pretty great on both figures.

For Batman Miniatures Game I continued my work on the Back to Gotham starter box completing Thug 3, or chainsaw thug. While the starter box clearly intends him to be a member of Joker’s gang and the studio paint job does face paint on him I went with more toned down look. He is unknown affiliation which means I can take him in other crews, such as Soldiers of Fortune, Riddler, and Birds of Prey crews which I own. This just helps me make the model more flexible without breaking theme.

A Little Bit of Roar

It’s Kickstart Monday again and this time it’s going to be a little loud. That’s right, we are talking big, beasty dinosaurs in the Kickstarter by Pandasaurus Games for Dinosaur World and Dinosaur Island: Rawr and Write. Dinosaur World seems to be a new take on the genetically engineered dinosaur theme park game. It looks like with this Kickstarter there is lots of opportunity to have plenty of bling to your game with dinosaur meeples, metal coins and more.

Sandy Petersen has a new game releasing on Kickstarter as well. In Return to Planet Apocalypse this is both trying to fund a board game expansion and a role playing game. Sandy Petersen games are well known for oversized miniatures (just remember Cthulhu Wars) and this project has plenty of those. Couple that with a chance to back and obtain a copy of the original Planet Apocalypse game in it’s second printing there is plenty to offer in this Kickstarter.

If you find these interesting, or think I missed a Kickstarter that you would like to hear more about please share your thoughts with us via the Facebook group or at our email.

Getting Started: Hobby Tools That You Will Need

So you went out and bought your first model kit and now you need to know what you need to put it together huh? Well, I hope to clear up your confusion with this guide to helping you pick up the right tools so that you can assemble your first models. Once you have those first models assembled, then I will cover some of the additional tools that will help you take your models to the next level.

Hobby Update 9/23/2020

I have been making progress on hobby. This week I have a few accomplishments. In the world of Bolt Action I painted up a German Stug III in a new color scheme for me. It was kind of an experiment and overall I am pretty happy with the result. I don’t know that I will do any more vehicles like it though.

Marvel: Crisis Protocol I finished up Ultron. I am looking forward to playing the All will be Metal scenario soon (well, after we play a few games and learn the rules!). Staying in the comic world for the Batman Miniature Game I painted up a couple of the thugs from the Back to Gotham two player starter. Thug 2 and Thug 6 are ready for the table.

Kickstart Monday 9/21/2020

Well, I have a new game to talk about from Starling Games. You know, those guys that made a little game called Everdell. Flourish is a game of building a lovely garden where you will be drafting cards for between 1 and 7 players. The game duration is around 20 minutes per the Kickstarter page. On top of the cards, there are a number of cardboard tokens and standees that will become part of your game experience. The art of this game looks beautiful and this could be a great game to kick off a game day or be used as a filler between games.

For those of you who are into Dungeons and Dragons, here is a great Kickstarter by The Dice Dungeons Team that should help streamline your games. Condition Coins is exactly what it says it is. Little round metal discs that you can place around your miniatures bases that indicate the various status conditions that your characters might be affected by such as Poisoned, Paralyzed, and Stunned. This is a particularly great addition to your games if you utilize a lot of battle grids for combat scenarios. Never forget that a monster was stunned after resolving it’s attack or that a PC needed a save against poison. These tokens help with the visualization so that these status effects just don’t become overlooked.

If you find these interesting, or think I missed a Kickstarter that you would like to hear more about please share your thoughts with us via the Facebook group or at our email.

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