Sunday, 22 May 2016

I have been thinking about.....

what stuff looks like!

In fact, what do I want my stuff to look like? The cause of this unusual navel gazing is the quantity of unfinished things on my desk. Do I really have a clear vision of the appearance of the toys that I want to play with? Fortunately, the answer is yes, its just that I have not expressed it nor codified it. 

So, over the past couple of weeks I have been collecting examples of things that I like the look of so that I can get a better feel for the direction I want to go in. What do I really like then.....

I like shiny

Here are some great pictures of shiny troops on a hex grid. Not any just any old troops but Bavarians!

These are from the Douglas Miniatures blog which features lots of old figures. These are Minifigs and Garrison. I especially like the simple bases. The pictures show a hex grid conversion of the Neil Thomas Napoleonic rules, how cool is that.

I like grids

Here is a nice square grid conversion of the CnC Napoleonics game with nice toys.

I really like the way this looks, very picturesque from the air!

And equally nice at ground level. These are from the blog by Epicetus.

I also like this irregular grid, just used as scenery, from the Toy Soldiers and Dining Room Battles blog.

I like non-shiny bases

More from Douglas Miniatures.....

Shiny troops and non-shiny bases. The latter issue is one of my current problems. I quite like these!


Jonathan Freitag said...

Shiny figures on non-shiny bases moving about on a gridded table.
Sounds simple!

Norm said...

A nice set of shots. I like the non-shiny bases myself. Barvarians yes ...... It is almost a matter of good taste!

The carpet grid absolutely intrigues me. Part of my brain says 'not a good look' and another part says 'superb'!.

Old Trousers said...

Hi Guys, Thanks for your thoughts. What I can't figure out is why simple things are so difficult. For example, the carpet thing is fundamentally not right, especially at close quarters, but viewed from a distance it is almost perfect, as if seen from 5000ft. I'm also finishing off some modern US troops. My brain tells me to go for a matt finish (its modern!) but my instinct is for gloss. Very tricky!