Fistful Of Kung Fu Boiler Suited Minions

These guys were on the ‘List’ from earlier this year.  Being older 7TV miniatures, they were packaged by Crooked Dice as a starter set of Minions and are still available to buy.

I got them a few years back at the Reading Game Show ‘Warfare’ when Crooked dice were moving from the 1st version of the game to the 2nd edition of their main rules. A lot of stuff at that time was being sold off slightly cheaper than normal by stockists.

The bases are due to get finished in the next week or so, so please excuse them for now…  The pack came with a good mix of figures, with heads supplied separately, so that they can be switched about for added variety.

As well as the standard ‘Goons with Guns’ you get a couple of lesser armed minions which can be leader types or security guards if you prefer.

They appear to be led by an officer who commands with a ‘will of steel’ and the help of Tom Selleck in his prime…

Lets not forget the need for an effective administration team…

I suspect these guys will get some good usage in other games as well. I have a hankering to get a couple of older infiltration style games out of the cupboard, and I may well need a security detail for door guard duty…

A Couple More 1970’s Computers

I recently completed a small Power Console that I picked up at Salute.  This proved to be a simple kit but taught me a few things about planning and pre painting parts.  At that time I also picked up a Computer Console and a Cooling Panel.  These are a few of the Crooked Dice designs and are really nice cheap kits.

My Computer Console was almost a replica of the power console.  All the parts went together easily and, with the fore though to paint some parts before building, it all went together much easier than the first console.

The one part I had not planned for was the computer screens.  Silver foil and glass beads might have worked but I went with the usual multi directional graphite application that I use for windows!

Yep, that’s right, I coloured them in with a HB pencil!

The Cooling Panel was just as simple but the base of the tube box that sits to one side is oh so fragile when you take it off the MDF frame…  I broke a corner off on the first attempt but was able to refit the parts and get them whole again without too much fuss.

Its a great little set and there are others I have my eye on at the moment.  I think Coronasan picked up a Safe kit while he was at Salute so we now have a number of items to use as scenery or as objectives for our games.

A Small Console As An Ojective

So, at Salute I bought some small MDF kits from Crooked Dice.  Last I looked these guys were a small UK company doing just a few miniatures for their 7TV game.  They seem to have expanded somewhat…  Lots of very nice new toys to look at and a few I could not miss the opportunity to own.  That day I came home with three of their little 1970’s computer kits.

The first got made up recently as a bit of a test build.  None of these come with any instructions and one I couldn’t even find a photo of on their website.  They are however quite easy to build but are again slightly tricky as most parts need painting before building.  The backs of the dials for example are on a part that sticks to the inside edge of the top panel.  I painted this separately then found I needed to glue it in via the opening at the base.  Very badly planned by me…

Some great details are included and the nostalgia was palpable when I finished.  This close up shows the detail included but also my painting imperfections.

Luckily its going to be seen at this range for the most part.  Now we actually have a computer to hack when playing Rogue Stars (as long as the team remembered to bring along a reel to reel tape deck and a couple of aux cables).