Dust Tactics: Action Jackson

There's quite a lot of good ole' American home-grown action heroes in Dust Tactics. Cigar smokin' Phaser totin' Action Jackson is one such hero. He clearly eats danger for breakfast and is well suited to lead the Red Devils into combat.

Dust Tactics: Action Jackson
I picked up Action Jackson as part of the Dust Tactics Allied Hero Pack, in which he comes with Johnny One Eye and The Priest.

I enjoyed painitng this model, it's quite a dynamic pose and the twin Phasers are definitely on the cool side. I'm just not quite sure how easy it might be to smoke a cigar with your hands secured in those giant phasers. Perhaps he lights them with the phasers? Still, style over substance eh!?

To get a lighter finish I'm going to have to experient with a variety of olive colours to find a base colour that works best. A nice excuse to pick up some new colours to play with.

Dust Tactics: Printable Blocking Terrain from TopoSolitario

I have an idea for some custom blocking terrain for Dust Tactics.It is still going to take some time (and effort) so rather than simply use cardboard counters in our games we wanted to use as many 3D elements as possible. I'd made up a few old GW buildings and we had quite a few additional terrain elements such as crates (both Dust Tactics crates, Tank Traps and other plastic/resin elements but we needed more.

Dr Google was our friend and we found these lovely printable elements from TopoSolitario

They are nice and easy to make models, I simply printed them directly onto some card that was thin enough to use in the printer, ran a sharpie along any 'exposed' edges and glued them with Heavy Duty Pritt Stick.

TopoSolitaro Printable Dust Tactics 3D blocking terrain in use.
There are plenty of awesome downloads including loads of Sci-Fi and near-future suitable items

Check the rest of the paper models out here at TopoSolitario

Incursion 3D Playset - A Splash of Colour

Getting the first base coat down on the Incursion base felt pretty good last week, so this week I mostly spent a little time adding some colour to the board.

Incursion 3D Playset in progress

Ink washes, sponging, stippling and dry-brushing in a variety of colours.

I'm pleased with the outcome so, next comes the really fun part... the detailing!

Incursion 3D Playset - Progress at last!

It has been ages since I've last posted anything. I know, I suck!! It is partly because I've been so busy with other things in my life, and when I say partly, I really mean that's the only reason. Quite simply, I've not made the time for any tabletop gaming or related hobby.

Work, kids, looking after a big old house, working out, running a couple of businesses and other hobbies (LARP for the most part) have simply got in the way.

I've missed the man-cave.

Having spend most of my creative juices building armour and costumes lately. I miss the smell of acrylic paint!

Last weekend I finally spent a few hours clearing out the man-cave. I was pretty ruthless and chucked out a load of old rubbish that was getting in the way and I was 'Saving, just in case I needed it!'

A few hours of cathartic bliss and a few film scores later, I finally made room to work on an old project once again.

I started an Incursion 3D playset back in November 2013 after being inspired by Herrodadog's 3D Board.

So at last, I got the first paint of coat on the base of the gaming board.

Incursion 3D Playset: Dust Tactics miniature for scale
Damn it felt good!

Baby steps!