Saturday, April 25, 2020

Plastic Ogre Miniatures!!!

Well, I decided to sort out and get started on my plastic Ogre miniatures. I had just been throwing everything in one large plastic storage tub.

First, the sorting:

 Then, the clipping of miniatures from their sprues:

Then the gluing... so much gluing...

In plastic, I have the following:

77 Ogre Mk III
52 Ogre Mk IV
75 Ogre Mk V
48 Fencers

384 Heavy Tanks
504 Light Tanks

216 Missile Tanks

144 Howitzers
175 Mobile Howitzers

252 Super Heavy Tanks

288 GEVs
516 Light GEVs
246 GEV-PCs

36 Command Posts
2268 Infantry

It's going to take me 50 years to paint all these, and the plastic Combine units are supposed to be coming to Kickstarter soon...

Game Table Expansion

I've had this table that I use for Ogre miniatures gaming for many years. I picked it up at a surplus sale from my employer, where it had been used as a conference table in the boardroom for many years. I think I paid $25 for it.

It's mahogany, and extremely heavy. At one point I refinished the top, but it has suffered a lot of abuse over the years. The table is 42" wide and 96" long.

The other day I decided to figure out how to add an extended table top to it, for a larger playing area, without damaging the table top any further. Here is what I came up with.

I purchased two 4' x 8' sheets of 3/4" MDF and cut them down to 4' x 6'. From the cutoff pieces I made four locator strips and attached them to the undersides.

After attaching the locator pieces I flipped them over onto the conference table.

Now instead of 28 square feet of playing surface I have almost 50 square feet. The table is now 6' by 8'. Lots of room for Ogre miniatures games!

The nice part is they are removable and can store in my garage if I need more room. There's at least 30" of walk space all the way around the table though.

 Here it is with some Hexon II tiles laid out on it.

And now with some Hexon II terrain features added.

Sunday, April 12, 2020

Ogre Miniatures Army Pictures

Decided to get my Ogre miniatures organized and inventoried, since I am working from home, there's plenty of time to work on that project.

First, I finished painting all of my metal Ogre miniatures, that took a couple of days. Then on to the inventory.

Cleared off the gaming table and laid out some Hexon II tiles so it looks nicer.

Here are all of the metal Pan-European miniatures on the table at once.

And some individual groupings.

And the metal Combine miniatures:

Well just found another box of metal miniatures that need assembled, primed, and painted. Once those are done, I can get started on the plastics...

Saturday, March 28, 2020

New workshop and game room

It’s been a while since I’ve posted, between selling a house, buying a house, moving, the corona virus...

Anyway, finally got moved into the new house and had time to get the workshop and game room set up the way I want them. First, the workshop:

It’s not huge, but it’s big enough. I painted the grey concrete floor white to reflect light better. The difference is amazing. Now I just need to get some miniatures painted.

Next, the game room. Still a work in progress:

I’ll take some more pictures once it is organized a bit more.