Decided to buy into Star wars Legion for after school club before I’d finished painting Dreadfleet!
Figures are a type of resin, and are extremely crisp in detail. May have to try and modify the rules a bit for the club. So at present we have a titanic amount of painting to do, we have a basic core set for the club, and some stormtroopers that they can assemble paint and take home!!! We have also managed to get some scenery. In the new year we plan to buy some gaming mats to play it on once we have some funds!!! All the children in the club knew what Star wars was, which for us is a first, other genres have not been as widely known. They can’t wait to play it, and to be honest nor can we!
This is what we have so far and what I’ve managed to paint.
Dreadfleet is up next for the school club, and i also have my own version. Had one run through with the rule system to test, which was a lot of fun. Way to complex to use the rule system in school, so will have to rewrite in a more basic form. Impressed with the detail of the ships, in fact everything in the box is great, bit of a shame GW binned this after such a short space of time, but copies can still be bought in mint condition on ebay.
I still have a few ships left to paint in the school set and virtually everything in my box is unfinished. What i have painted for school is pretty much standard paint schemes, i have managed to get my hands on a few extra ships which i plan to convert or paint differently from the standard scheme.
Another huge battle, Shermans, KV2’s, T34’s against Panzer IIIs, Tigers, King Tigers
I finally managed to make my own set of Hydra Decals to go on my King Tiger Henschel Turret Conversion (Meng Workd War Toons and Retrokit)
Digital Camo stencils by the superb Anarchy Models
Firstly, sorry it has been so long since i last posted, Life got incredibly busy from the moment the new year had begun. When i had time i managed to do a bit of painting but never really found the time to sit down and blog about it.
My hobby interests seemed to be following that of my after school clubs at present, still trying to catch up with my own Meng World war Toon backlog, but at school we moved into other Genres. The main reason for this that either Meng or the wholesalers or both (!) put up their prices of the M4 Sherman kit we were using in the club for the children to paint and keep, and althought this is now inline with all their other kits prices it took it beyond reach of what we could ask the children to bring as subs for the club.
Whilst we still play the game with the tanks we collected, we no longer use them as the models for the kids to learn to assemble and paint. Nothing lasts for ever, but It was good while it lasted . Games Workshop filled the gap, providing us with loads of models, paint and brushes for the kids to use. GW have their own initiative for schools, it certainly helps bring the hobby to a younger audience, and we are really thankful for all the backup and support we get from them.
However, we try to get our groups to see that there is a lot of choice out there, so we rotate all the stuff we have collected together between groups, whislt one group is painting some space marines, another will be playing a table top game with some Perry Miniatures Knights, another will be battling with Daleks and Dr Who, Spacemarine or age of sigmar game with some others, another with world war toon tanks.
This year we have put in a lot of work to our summer and Winter school fayres, where we have a little club stall to raise money for the club so we can buy more game systems for them to try. This means, the headmaster and myself painting loads of stuff, usually our own figures, and some donated stuff. Although its been a labour of Love, we have managed to raise enough funds to buy into two new box set board games……..one the long out of production “Dreadfleet” by GW and the rather excellent “Star Wars Legion” by fantasy Flight Games which we are currently painting. The following posts will attempt to catch up with everything that has happened since January 2018.