Converted “Hero” Firmirs
Standard Firmir squad
Converted “Hero” Firmirs
Standard Firmir squad
Been working on a Heroquest commission during the summer, half of which is now complete. Much more muted colours than on previous commissions, for a darker look.
Photos not that good sadly, having a lot of trouble with lighting! but they are any way!
Orcs are a mix of standard staright out of the box version in Black tunics, and 3 converted Orcs to act as heroes/characters. Their higher status meant slightly better and more colourful tunics.
Converted orcs with shields and new weapons
Our next club is quite a large under taking, and we have spent months on this project. We had seen these extremely cute tanks from a company called Meng Models
and thought they would be perfect for our after school club, on the grounds that they would really appeal to the children, they are clip together so that helps us out a lot, and it seems they were designed for first time modellers in an attempt to get children interested in the hobby, which is basically what we are doing with our club, so it seemed the sensible next choice. One issue with the club is always cost of the kit, so in order to bring this down we found the local importer and ordered a large number at trade price with the funds from our table top sale, which also means they are within budget for the children.
The plan for our next club is to make and assemble the Sherman tanks which the children can keep, and we also have enough of the Shermans and some Tiger tanks for the school club to have a table top game with. We ordered enough for several groups of after school clubs. We will mention to the group that there are several other Cartoon style tank kits available from Meng Models if they wish to go out and buy their own, which to be honest, I think they will.
So far I have managed to assemble and paint the Tanks that we intend to use in the table top game. there will be 4 Tiger Tanks Vs 8 Shermans. I will be adding to this post once the club kicks off in September when we will begin to build the first Shermans with the group, so more Photos will follow.
Fury in tank Museum Bovington 20/08/17
For the next Club we thought we’d go a bit Sci fi.
I had spent some weeks collecting the figures from ebay, I went after the daleks but also managed to get quite a sizeable amounts of other alien races, like Cybermen and Sontarans. All these figures were issued free sometime ago with the Childrens Comic “Dr Who Adventures” and were roughly 28mm ish, (enough for me to consider an army or two of Daleks for myself. )
After an epic amount of painting I had managed to get together two dalek armies and still have some left for the children to keep for themselves.
I also managed to paint and convert hundreds more figures for selling at the summer fayre to rise more funds for the club, but more about that later……
Some shots of the battlefield, we used a street in other games, sadly no photos of that!
Here is our Summer fayre stall to raise club funds
This is another good way to raise funds and buy stuff for the club
some of the conversions for sale!
We also ran a participation game with the help of some of the club members
All the Daleks and other aliens were sold and we raised enough funds for our next project.
We thought we would combine a year group topic of the Romans with some table top gaming for our next club.
Again the figures were some that both Jeremy or myself had spare, plus lots of donated bits from my friends, we had enough for a little Roman army, a hoard of Celts/Britons and some left over for the Children to paint and take home, we had some books by Osprey as reference especially their excellent “Roman legionary 58BC – 69AD”
We modified the St Crispin Day rule set and scaled down the units to just 3 Romans.
The Romans stood little chance with both Boudicca and Asterix the Gaul against them
Winter is coming!
After the airfix models we decided that we wanted to do more gaming and less model making and painting…….(although both the headmaster (Jeremy) and myself had to spend our summer painting an army each)
The Perry Twins had very kindly donated several boxes of their excellent plastic medieval figures to the school. We divided up the figures into two armies and made sure we had some figures left over to give to the children, which they painted and took home.
We had also been given a great set of rules called St Crispins Day by one of my friends Al, who had used them at a demonstration game at the Leeds armouries.
Each child was in charge of 9 figures in groups of 3, unless they controlled cavalry, then their retinue was only 3 mounted Knights.
We had several excellent games with these figures on a 4x6foot battle field over the next 20 weeks with 2 different club groups.