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Donnerstag, 5. August 2021

Sons of Mars: Ludia Consualia

Lurio Gallus, governor of the province of Lusitania, hopes to be summoned back to Rome to take his late father's place in the Senate. Lurio is a great patron and admirer of gladiatorial combat. Although he has already wagered considerable sums of his fortune due to his addiction to gambling, he maintains a small ludus. His goal is to be able to compete with the great schools in Rome, but there is still a long way to go.
Today, in the capital of the province, Salamantica, the Ludia Consualia are celebrated, games in honor of Consus. Decorated oxen pulled the market carts to the town squares already in the morning hours and in the alleys it is like in a beehive. The stands of the small arena of Salamantica have more than filled up shortly before noon and the people are crowded around the walls of the arena to catch a glimpse of the muscle-bound, oiled fighters.
Then, drumbeats heard from afar announce the start of the festivities and the gladiators, who will fight for victory today in honor of Consu, kick up sand and dust as they enter the arena and raise their arms to salute the governor. The spectators cheer.

After nine months of pandemic break, we were finally able to get back into wargaming fully vaccinated. Sons of Mars was a very thankful and clear start. The rules are easy to learn and the gameplay is fast and action-packed.

After two matches, we parted with one hard-fought victory point each. So the evening ended in a draw, which would certainly have been in keeping with Consu's spirit. 

Mittwoch, 28. Juli 2021

Star Wars Legion: Lost Battle

Bringing the empire to its knees....
All figures are in 35mm Star Wars Legion Scale.The 3D files for the five models together cost about $10 and are from SkullForge Studios, one of the myriad 3D designers now available for the miniatures hobby.  The printing (in resin) took about 4 hours, painting and basing took about one day.

Donnerstag, 22. Juli 2021


Radioactive, mutated giant spiders in the post-apocalypse to make rolling the dice on the random encounters table even more interesting.
Printed with good old PLA filament and very high resolution. I was undecided on the color scheme at first, but then selected a very unnatural, bright turquoise because it has such a nice glow-in-the-dark effect (but it's actually not a glow-in-the-dark color).


Dienstag, 20. Juli 2021

PULVIS ET UMBRA - Staub und Schatten

Ob die beiden Gladiatorinnen die Namen "Staub" und "Schatten" tragen, ist nicht bekannt. Michi hat zwei weitere Figuren von EL VIEJO DRAGON bemalt:


Michi hat eine Figur aus der Serie "Little Dragonettes" von EL VIEJO DRAGON bemalt. Diese Figürchen sind als Maßstab 1:43 oder 40mm ausgezeichnet, passen jedoch zu den meisten heutzutage in 32mm erscheinenden realistisch proportionierten Modellen.

Montag, 19. Juli 2021

Alien - "In space no one can hear you print"

"Final report, the commercial star-ship Nostromo. Third officer reporting. The other members of the crew — Kane, Lambert, Parker, Brett, Ash, and Captain Dallas — are dead. Cargo and ship destroyed. I should reach the frontier within six weeks. With a little luck the network will pick me up. This is Ripley, last survivor of the Nostromo, signing off."

The last few weeks I've been looking a bit more into SLA printing with these results. The "Alien" spacemen are purchased print files (STLs) and printed by myself with a print resolution of 0.03mm. The quality is outstanding in my opinion and a real gamechanger in the miniatures hobby.
Everything in the photos comes from the 3D printer. The Xenomorph eggs and the scenery (both free STL files) are printed with conventional PLA filament.


Freitag, 16. Juli 2021

Armed Bunnies - Bewaffnete Häschen

Michi finished painting a commission he was paintng since beginning of the year: The final batch of an army of fashion amazons from outer space - armed bunnies this time...
 Michi hat heute einen Bemalauftrag abgeschlossen, an dem er seit Anfang des Jahres gepinselt hat: Die letzte Gruppe einer Armee von Modeamazonen aus dem Weltraum - dieses Mal bewaffnete Häschen...
Assault rifle squad
Gruppe mit Sturmgewehren


 Lasgun squad

Gruppe mit Lasergewehren


Heavy weapons support with HMG

Unterstützung mit schweren Maschinengewehren


Leader and medic with SMGs

Gruppenführerinnen und Sanitäterin mit Maschinenpistolen

Special weapons support

(Bazooka, flame thrower, grenade launcher and sniper)

Unterstützung mit Spezialwaffen

(Panzerfaust, Flammenwerfer, Granatwerfer und Scharfschütze)

Queen's mechanical servants

Die mechanischen Diener der Königin

Ghost Cat and piles of bound fashion magazines

Geisterpanther und Stapel mit gebundenen Modezeitschriften

Beasts and beastmistress

Raubtiere und Dompteurin

Queen on lion throne

Die Königin auf dem Löwenthron