Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Here is a pic of my girls Trick-or-Treating and posing with a member of the 501st Legion...I dressed up as a ravishing Princess Leia ( Slave Leia!) for work but no pics for that, lucky you!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Cool New Stuff in Dept. 07

Got some new stuff in last night I had to share...the Star Wars Dewback is waaaayyy cool, makes my green piece o' plastic from back in the day look like...well, something from back in the day! Also got the second wave of Marvel Secret Wars 25th anniversary packs, issues 4, 7 and 8 (dont know why they skipped 5/6...) I think the Spider Girl fig is pretty hot! (And these kids think Spidey came up with the black costume design himself....)

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Pics from my Rock-Con 09 Games

Here are some pics from my Rock-Con games, first up is a game of Combat Storm played by eight people...lots of stuff blew up and troops mowed down...good times!!

Next up are some pics from my Clone Wars Combat Storm mod...The Battle of Kashyyyk!! I have to count this one as a draw, all the battledroids had gotten wiped out, but the CIS had managed to take out all the Clone vehicles with some clever manuvering of the Homing Spider Droids!

Some pics from Rock Con 09

Here are some pics I took at Rock-Con, including a 40K table, Mordheim table, some Historical crap with factories, an OGRE battle, and these cool battlesuits for a Stargrunt type battle which looked very cool!

New Tree House from Acheson Creations

My friend Craig at Acheson Creations sent me a couple of the new Tree Houses to use at Rock Con for my Clone Wars Kashyyyk battle, you have to check this piece of awesomeness out!!

Here is the house in all its resin glory...

Here it is all painted up!

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Combat Storm Box Sets at Rock-Con!

Since I'm running Combat Storm games at Rock-Con, I got together with Dave, author of Combat Storm and we put together some box sets that will be selling on Saturday Oct. 24th at Rock-Con! Included are the rules, soldiers, two transports and a tank! Rulebooks will be available seperately too...hope you can jump into a game at the con!

Friday, October 16, 2009

For Giant Monster/Kaiju Fans!

If you haven't seen these they are from McDonald's Bakugan happy meal...There are some "balls" but here are the real winners..Dragonoid, Peryas and Hydronoid figures. I took some comparison shots on how they scale to 6mm, and Monsterpocolypse stuff...I got several of each, maybe I can chop some up and make new monsters...

Monsters stomping on 6mm stuff, Mechwarrior suits and MW tank

Dragonoid with Monsterpocolypse stuff, and "Pack of Destruction" Godzilla.

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Quick Battlefield Evo Comparison Shots

For someone on the TMP...quick shots of BF:Evo figs next to some figs that may or not be compatible...I think some would match up better if the BF:Evo figs had bigger heads...

Evo trooper, Mega Minis civilian, Evo trooper, Tactical Minis Swat trooper (Armorcast has them now), Evo trooper, Mega Minis Swat trooper.

Below: Evo trooper, Assault Group US soldier, Evo trooper, Em-4 bio soldier, Evo trooper, Mega Minis Modern US soldier.

I thought the Mega Minis Swat would fit in, but the heads are kinda large. I think if you swapped the Evo guys' heads with larger ones they would fit in better...

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Combat Storm at Rock-Con!

Hi, I'll be running some Combat Storm events at Rock-Con in Rockford, Il. on Saturday October 24th.

Slot 2: 9am-1pm sat. regular Combat Storm game, Green Vs. Tan...I will be more than happy to let new players jump in at the beginning of a turn, so you don't have to be there right at 9am.

Slot 3: 2pm-6pm sat. Combat Storm Star Wars Clone Wars mod: The battle rages on Kashyykk! I better get to finishing up my Clone Wars mod, It's been a work in progress since like May!

Hope you can make it!
For more info:

Army Men Krylon Tutorial

Okay, so I end up with a lot of Army Men of different manufacturers and shades but same sizes. So to make a more uniform appearence I decided to try some Krylon Fusion. I think the results are good!

See? Similar sizes, different shades...I'm not picky about it when its an outside battle of hundreds of troops getting things thrown at them, but I want to have a more uniform look for the tabletop.

STEP 1: I made a bath of soap or detergent and warm water and poured the hapless victims in because plastics usually have residue from a mold release spray when they come outa the factory. I let them sit a little while while I played Star Wars Battlefront.

STEP 2: After they were rinsed off and dried (I wrapped them in paper towels and then I used a hairdryer to blow off the water) I took them outside. I had bought Krylon Fusion Cammo. Krylon Fusion bonds to plastic at the molecular level, and I had great results from a can of Fusion blue when I was doing my Cobra Troops. I'm using Olive for the green soldiers, and Khaki for the tan soldiers.

STEP 3: I layed the soldiers face down and did a spray towards the top of thier helmets, and then went to thier feet side and sprayed again. I find that this helps get paint in some of the crevaces that you can't hit by just spraying from one side. After I did that to the Tan, I hit the Green troops with olive. When I was done with that I flipped the Tans over and hit them from both sides, then flipped over the Green and hit them from both sides. I wasn't too worried if I missed a spot here and there, if the majority of the figure is one color it's really not that noticeable when you have a squad of ten soldiers together.

Yay!! Different Soldiers that look like they belong together! I'll do a similar pictorial when I finish touching up my vehicles...

Turn 0 of the Group Battle Completed!

My Combat Storm Yahoo Group is having a group battle, I'm moving the troops and uploading maps, pics and position info, and the players post what they want their squads to do. We did a Turn "0" just for movement since the battleground is big, so we are going into Turn 1 with movement and shooting. If anyone wants to join the group and get in on the action we are allowing "reinforcements" at the beginning of each turn...Here are a couple pics of the action so far....

Sunday, October 11, 2009

Dr.Destruction's Haunted Forest

Took the kids to Jerry Smith's Pumpkin Farm on Saturday, mostly to go to Dr. Destruction's Haunted Forest...when Halloween starts to roll around, the kids always say "when are we going to see Dr. Destruction?"...ah, my young Padawans! They can't wait to get there, then are reluctant to go in..Mwahahahaha! Here are a couple of pics I took of the Haunted Forest. If your in the Kenosha-Racine area, go check it out!

Friday, October 9, 2009

Got a Marvel Heroscape Set for 12 Bucks!

I've eyed this set for awhile, but at my Walmart they are on clearence for $12.00 so I grabbed a set for me and one for a friend in Chicago...I took a pic of the figs, they are nicer than the Hero Clix ones and they match up well with the Handful of Heroes figures I got. Score!!

Awesome 15mm Website!

Hey 15mm fans...I just saw this website: and it looks pretty cool, lots of 15mm stuff and some paint jobs that I need to steal ideas from!

Friday, October 2, 2009

I Saved The Webkinz

Well sometimes at night I find our Webkinz sitting there with thier tags ripped off for the code to the website, and I kept bringing them to Management and security and expressing my concerns...well they finally made a case with a key so that the tags won't disapear anymore...I guess you can change the world, one toy at a time! ;)