November has been a month; not an especially good one, but better than some. I got started for the month with the intention of working up some scenery for games. I had a package of fantasy scenics from the Bones 4 kickstarter, and started off with two pieces. Bother required some boiling to encourage them to assume their proper unwarped shape. Boiling large pieces is problematic; it’s hard to fit them in the pot without contacting overly hot surfaces, hard to cool them quickly without further twisting, and hard to pull them out of the water with kitchen tongs. Nevertheless, I managed it, only to find that the spray primer I used on them remained tacky. A coat of paint and some final varnish seems to have contained it, at least for now.
|Bones 4 ruined doorway|
The set also included this attractive ruined temple. Once I was done with it, though, I wondered a bit at the scale. I have fantasy figures in three similar scales which I don’t generally mix (1/72 plastic, vintage “true 25s”, and modern Reapers, whatever you want to call that scale). I’ll show the comparison pictures, but to my eye, it looks like it would be more comfortable with the 1/72 scale plastics than with the Bones.
|Bones 4 ruined temple|
|Bones 4 ruined temple with 1/72 Caesar Adventurer|
|Bones 4 Ruined Temple with Bones figure|
My brother and I bought a village worth of resin buildings from Apocalypse Miniatures about two years ago, and I hadn’t gotten any of them painted yet. So I dug out a couple, and decided to start with the simplest…
|Apocalypse Miniatures building|
|And the other side…|
|Minifigs ME37 Large Ent|
|Large Ent again|
After that, all done the first weekend, things rapidly spiraled out of control. I had arranged to take a week off from work and expected to get some painting done, but we ended up getting a new furnace installed instead. So, I had to restack all of my storage boxes to be out of the way of the work crews, and then the house was rather cold for two days. Rather than paint, I ended up spending my time baking, including getting a start on my Christmas cookies. That still counts as “productive”, but wasn’t what I had been planning.
|Norman and a Dux Bellorum game|
|Romano-British holding off the Saxons|
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