Category Archives: When Imagination Fails

I am weak

I gave into temptation and got some the Agents of Gaming B5 ancients and Fleet Action scale Whitestars.  After cleaning and removing the flashing, I primed them as well as the Vorlon destroyers and three of the Shadow Scouts.  Man, those Shadow Scouts are great looking miniatures.  Out of scale, but great looking.

Oh well, more stuff to paint.


Applied primer and tan base coat for the ancient galleys. I took some pictures before I primed them and applied the base coat.  I'll post them when I can.

Drilled mount holes in the Minbari, Shadow and Vorlon ships.  The Whitestar mount holes were fine.

Primed all of the Minbari in grey, primed the Vorlon ships in white and the Shadow battlecrabs in black.  Primed the Whitestars in grey, then spray painted them silver.

Still have to drill holes in the Earth ships and prime them in grey.  Then I will be prepared for winter.

On the workbench

Well, really not a workbench, more in storage in the cellar until I take them out and do something with them.  Anyway, what I am prepping and painting.

For the ancient ships I have finished removing any flashing and have started to glue together:

  • 12 Athenian Triremes
  • 12 Phoenician Triremes
  • 6 Quadremes
  • 3 Heptares

For the Babylon 5 ships I have finished removing any flashing and have started to glue together and/or drill mounting holes for a number them including some whitestars, 3 shadow ships, 2 vorlon lt. cruisers and a bunch of earth alliance and minbari capital ships.

And I have put on hold some UK 1/285th armor that I have primed and have applied a base coat to.  FV432s, Scorpions/Scimitars/Spartans/etc.  I need to get the others built, primed and with a base coat before the cold weather comes.

When imagination fails …

… peace will not prevail.

War seems to happen when all sides have exhausted their ability to think up imaginative ways of peacefully dealing with their conflict.  Seemed like a fitting title for a blog about miniature wargames and a useful counter point to my blog on gaming nonviolent direct action.

The periods I game tend to be:

  • 1980s NATO/Warsaw Pact land conflict in Europe (1/285th scale)
  • Classical/Hellenistic Greek and Roman naval conflicts (1/900 scale)
  • Babylon 5 star ship battles (~1/5000 scale?)

For now there won't be much here until I have more time.  Too many miniatures to paint in the little spare time I have.