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Monday, August 31, 2015

Star Wars Beasts! Action Fleet Toys.

This is the Galoob Action Fleet toy that came packaged with the black speeder from last post it appears in the expanded edition of the New Hope. (original Star Wars movie) This animal is used by a Jawa to haul freight and will make useful terrain.
With Ric the Rodian for scale.
This it a Bantha ridden by a Tuskin Raider. This picture includes Ric the Rodian for scale. The Action Fleet Bantha has dolls hair glued on its back under the saddle. So if you have one of those little toy pony combs you could comb your Bantha. Besides the hair the other issue this toys has are feet whole in the Bantha's which don't look right. In addition to removing the hair I'll have to re-position the rider and fill in the back holes, But on the plus side he's awfully cute.
The Bantha is packaged with Luke's speeder.
This is a Dewback a creature native to Tatooine used by sand troopers. The sandt rooper rider is too small about 20mm and thus I'll have to replace him. Again Ric the Rodian is in the picture for scale. The Dewback is packaged with the escape pod R2D2 and C3PO use to land on Tatooine.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015


These are Galoob Action Fleet toys I got off They look rather small in the packages
But they are actually a good size for the realistically proportioned WOTC 28mm figures. I'm sure they would seem too small against the larger Imperial Assault figures.
Here are the package backs of the Action Fleet sets these speeders come from.
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Sunday, August 23, 2015

Star Wars Miniatures

I decided to purchase some WOTC (wizards of the coast) Star Wars figures from their now defunct pre-painted collectible miniatures game. They are cast in a very bendy plastic, a little like giant Arifix figures, and are 28mm with realistic proportions. Nearly every character in the movies and from the 1990's & comic books are represented in the WOTC line. They can be had on the internet very cheaply. A few of the later sets are produced in 30-32mm and don't fit well with the earlier ones. More on that in future posts.
Luke Skywalker during the Battle of Hoth
Unnamed Rodian
Flash Speeder
As you can see bending out of shape is an issue with these figures. I've been experiencing technical difficulty requiring a full reinstall of Windows and now tonight I dropped & broke my digital camera! So all pictures are taken with a cell phone.

Monday, August 10, 2015

New Board

Work has begun on a Tatooine board for my Star Wars game. I'm playing a game where the Hutts battle the Empire for complete control of Tatooine. There wil be battles against the Tusken raiders too. You will see screen captures from the enhanced Star Wars The New Hope film of Mos Eisley Tatooine's spaceport. These are my board reference pictures. Short post I know but there isn't anything worth showing at this point. I have ordered a set of photographic lights so I should have proper pictures in the blog in a week or to.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015

Richard Garretson's Batcave

Long time readers will recall my friend Richard and his wonderful miniature collections. I highlighted both his Victorian and Pulp Egyptian collections on this blog. Now he is working on a 1930's gangsters collection with Batman! This is his impressive Batcave. It incorporates the Playmobile Batcave and a special promotional Heroclix Batcave interior. He converted a Alfred holding cowl & cape for this collection.
Heroclix's Alfred holding cape & cowl on the right, Richard's converted Alfred holding cape & cowl on the left.

Sunday, August 2, 2015


I've been experimenting this weekend with mold making I haven't done any mold other than press molds in years so I got out and old jar of Woodland Scenics Latex Rubber to make a mold. I've had this jar lying around for 6 years or so. That's wasn't so good as its thicker than is should be, but I'm pressing on. I'm trying a wrap around mold (never made one before) on a plastic fence bit. These molds take a long time as they are built up in layers painted on with a brush. I'm going to finish it today.

The other Saturday experiment was snow. I made a snow base using baking soda and white glue it looks great as you can see below. So now I have a snow method I like for my Frostgrave stuff. Yes I've been bitten by the shinny bug and I'm digging up old fantasy miniatures to play Joe's game. At least some of the Frostgrave terrain will do double duty in Weird WW2. That's it for today Gentle readers.