Friday, August 18, 2017

Pulled my back...

Pulled my back this weekend.  I'm recovering now.  I haven't got any painting done.  Just watch some preseason NFL football and UEFA Championship soccer.

I did finish reading Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson.  I wasn't too impressed by it.  Still, a good read.  But not as epic as the other two novels.  I also started a novel on the Roman Empire and the Silk Road.  More an economics than history book.  Still interesting though...

Friday, August 11, 2017

Early August 2017 reading: part II....

Here's a list of things I've been reading this week:

1)  Private Yankee Doodle by P.L. Martin.  More drama in Washington's Continental Army at Valley Forge...

2)  The Long Way Home by Sabina Chase.  More background on the main character and her days in NASA.  She's now a mother to he newly created "son."

3)  The Roman Empire and The Silk Routes.  Economy history of the Roman Empire and its trade with Han China, Parthia, and Central Asia....

4)  Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson.  Martians on a flooded Earth after the Antarctic ice shelves melted in the 22nd century...

Monday, August 7, 2017

WIP, 28mm Viet Cong Infantry Company, 07AUG17

Here are photos of a 1:1 28mm Viet Cong Infantry Company, 07AUG17:



                                          1:1 28mm Viet Cong infantry platoon and Company HQ.


                                          1:1 28mm Viet Cong infantry platoons.

I have more VC than I'll ever need for a 28mm game on the table space I have available at home using Ambush Valley.  Ugh...

The Viet Cong need to be detailed, flocked, and sealed before they're finished.  I'm hoping to have them done by mid September 2017.  Notice, I did all local force VC.

Photo of 28mm In Her Majesty's Name Game, 05AUG17

Here's a photo from a 28mm In Her Majesty's Name game, 05AUG17:

                                          Big Game Hunter's party gets to the Catholic Mission, 1885.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Early August 2017 reading...

Here's what I've read this week:

1)  We Should Have Been Zombies.  Memoir by local DJs and garage band members.  Interesting stuff.

2)  The Long Way Home by Sabina Chase.  More military sci-fi about an ex-NASA astronaut trapped in the 22nd century...

3)  The Rhodesian War:  A Military History by Moorecroft.  More about the bush war that tore apart Zimbabwe after independence from Britain in the 1960s...

4)  Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson.  Unique take on drafting a planetary government from scratch in Blue Mars...

5)  Private Yankee Doodle by P. L. Martin.  More on life in the American army during the Revolutionary War...

Saturday, July 22, 2017

Late-July 2017 reading....

Here's what I've read this week:

1)  Private Yankee Doodle by Lee Plumb Marin.  More about being a soldier in Washington's Revolutionary army.....

2)  The Long Way Home by Sabina Chase.  More military sci-fi about a NASA astronaut stranded in the 22nd century....

3)  The Rhodesian War:  A Military History by Moorecock.  More about the guerrilla insurgency that toppled Smith's white government in 1980...

4)  Blue Mars by Kim Stanley Robinson.  Getting into the second Martian revolution that overthrew the Terran colonial government on the terra-formed planet...

Monday, July 17, 2017

WIP, Nurgle Death Guard from the Dark Imperium box set, 17JUL17

Here are photos of WIP, 30mm WH40K Death Guard Plague Marines and Pox Walkers from the Dark Imperium box set:



                                          WIP, 30mm Nurgle Plague Marines.



                                          WIP, 30mm Pox Walkers and Blight Drone.