Saturday, June 6, 2015

Paper and metal... in spaaace

I was surprised today by the arrival of an international mail package. I would expect it to be the French napoleonic miniatures that I got from Aleksandar's giveaway, Instead, they were the Full Thrust starter packs from Ground Zero Games. From previous experience (admittedly, a small sample) packages from Europe take from 1 to 3 months to arrive -- this time, it took about 20 days.

I also found out that my scratch-built ships were smaller than the GZG ones, so my frigates, destroyers and light cruisers have been turned into corvettes, frigates and destroyers.

Now I have to try and paint all of these ships to get them to the table. I am also looking for tips on mounting metal ships to the flight stands. I think at least some of them will require a bit of putty, as the hole in some of the ships is larger than the peg on the stands.


MajorTheRed said...

The easy way is to put some tape on the tip of the flightstand.
You can also glue the ship but I'm not a big fan.
If you don't mind doing some drilling, magnet are another good idea.
Finally, I remember that you can buy some special fly stand from Hawker Widget that seems to work too well too. All of this is based on my experience with Spartan Games products.
Good luck!

Ricardo Nakamura said...

Thanks for the reply! So normally the ships are stored separated from the flight stands and only connected when playing?

MajorTheRed said...

You can do that with magnet, but I don't think it would work well with tape. For me it's easier to handle models directly and don't touch the stand, so I prefer a more permanent fixation.

By the way, big fan of your block, always rich in good idea!