I put up some pictures on Flickr of the ancient galleys. They are 1/900 scale and part of Valiant's Ramming Speed! line of naval miniatures.
Category Archives: When Imagination Fails
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.
Ancient Ships Built
I was able to finish building the remaining ancient ships. Priming and base coat are next.
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.