Doom Marines!

Back in January I wrote a post about how I’d gotten the Doom board game and some markers and other Tools of the Trade. This was my foray into the world of miniature painting, errr, markering? I think it is obvious that since this is my first follow up post that I am in no danger of turning into a hobby miniaturist. All pictures should be clickable for bigger pix.

Here are the 4 Space Marines facing off against a slightly obscured (unmarkered) Duke of Hell. The marines are supposed to be Blue, Green, Red and Yellow. The red was a bit darker than I expected and the “yellow” really turned more of a lime green. I suspect the tan of the mini’s themselves played a part in that.

These are the yellow and blue that I just finished yesterday. Unfortunately, my camera phone doesn’t like taking really close pictures. But you can see that I stuck with the “silver” scheme for the weapons, black for boots and hands and then one solid color for the base and body. You will never win any Aesthetic Awards using markers and I’m even worse. Just look at the feet. But all I need is a bit of color to liven up the game. No masterpieces here!

Thankfully, Mrs B’s phone has a “focus” function. You can really see here how the coverage isn’t that great. I’m sure I could go over it again with the ultra-fine marker and try to fill in the gaps, but that is not going to happen. My eyes aren’t good enough to see this unaided, so what do I care?

My next goal is to get a couple of the doom demons markered up. I will say that all the little details on these mini’s makes using markers a very sub-optimal option, IF making them look good is your goal. I think the markers would work much better on broad flat surfaces.

Considering my track record, if I can get in one more “Minis” post before New Years I’ll be doing well 😀

Bookstooge is Doomed!

Not sure exactly how embedding a youtube video of music works, but feel free to listen to it while reading this post. That should set the appropriate atmosphere. The music is the original music from the 1994 version of the computer game Doom II.

The other month Raist was writing about the Ravenloft Board Game. That got me thinking about the Doom board game. I’ve had my eye on it for a couple of years. However, it’s initial price point of $70, when it was even in stock on Amazon, was more risk than I was comfortable with. In the last 6 months it had come down to just under $60 and I was starting to think a bit more seriously about it. Still, $60 for an unknown game is just not something I could pull the trigger on.

Then Prime Day on Amazon happened in mid-October. I got some deals on things I actually needed and had about 20 dollars of rewards to use up. I was checking the Doom Board Game and it had dropped to just under $50. So I pulled that trigger! BOOM Got myself a big box of game for $30. That’s what I call Yankee Ingenuity!

I also was able, with the magic of amazon rewards, to buy the foam insert to keep all the pieces nicely organized. Makes me feel warm and fuzzy on the inside.

Of course, with all the pieces being the same plastic’y color, you know that means at some point I’m going to have to color them. If I do decide to go full on miniature painting, then you can expect updates as I grumble, complain and generally moan at learning a new hobby. And I’ll be bugging Scent of a Gamer for sure! Since I’m not playing Magic anymore, I do have a tiny slice of an opening for a new hobby, right?

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I’ve not used the gallery block before, so I’m hoping it turns out ok. The purple thing next to some of the mini’s is a thumb drive, for size comparison.

If I do start painting, I’ll be creating a new category along with Reviews, Movies, Food, Music and Uncategorized. I shall call it “Miniatures”. I expect it to fill up as quickly as the “Music” Category. Ha.