Sunday, 22 January 2017

Blog the 3rd

Hobby... Still not played a game, just found my jugula rule book tho !!! Whoop whoop now to paint those 16 odd gladiators for me to actually play a game with :) as per usual I'm think how to expand the game options having watched Gladiator with Russ Crowe in it... Cavalry and chariots... Tigers... Hmm, why was it never built on as a game? With so many options.. Before I even get on to mythical options lol.. Minotuars anyone?

Painting.. Finished 20 draught horses and a few drovers for RR, sent them off... Then finished the cavalry masses and some Persian archers for Simon, that's about 4 units worth for his To The Strongest games at Wargames Holiday Centre in March...

Bringing my points up to over the required 83.8 needed for the month, to achieve the 1000 for the year

Next on the block.. Sticks actually... Are 14 ECW Cuirrassier, 4 elephants for Simon and 20 more draught horses for RR, then onto 90 Nap British and 40 middle guard for RR... No rush as I've had them a year and they keep gettng bumped

Sunday, 15 January 2017

Post 2

Hobby news - DnD cancelled this week.. Zero games played... Painting has occurred .. A successful trip to Poundland netted 19 cans of matt blak car spray!!

commission work - 37 cavalry so very nearly finished .. (74pts) and emergency 20 draught horses started for RR, also so very nearly finished lol it's gonna be one of those months that comes together in the last week

Personal work -none, but did look at the rule book TMWWBK again for inspiration

This week has been a blur of work and illness, mostly battling gout and lurgy.

Sunday, 8 January 2017

18 months later...

Well. I'm back ish

Gonna try for a weekly blog

Painting - 28mm Persian, Greek and Scythian cavalry for Simon (74pts)

Gaming - DnD bi weekly campaign

Buying - not a lot, kickstarters last year featured heavily, but I still haven't played any of them! Onus, black plague and TWD all out war 

2016 - all commission work for Simon (To The Strongest) Trevor Halsal (Socety of Anciets ) Ron Ringrose (Essex MegaGamer) 

2017 - paint something for me !! Probably the 28mm Gladiators for plaing Jugula with an play Jugula again :) and maybe a second larger project based on The Men Who Would Be Kings TMWWBK 

And obviously go for the 1000 28mm figure target again

Sunday, 29 June 2014

Bodget and scarper

This month is mixed bag of painting

100 points of Napoleonic bits n pieces to be made into diaramas

And then a project starter for an old customer

Back to tricorns !!!
 30 figure units using RSM95s

Rebase  2 painted units - 20 points
Rebase and partial paint to match 2 units - 30 points
Rebase and paint to match 2 units - 45 points

6 units down, 2 to go on part 1,  16 odd units to go by the end of the year, including cavalry and artillery, plus some commanders.

The month started with an Austrian Artillery park ... 40 points.

Next month, more tricorns and a forest full of celts...

Friday, 13 June 2014

Whats been going on...

Work paint sleep repeat

The Austrian Artillery park is done.... 100 Paint Points

NExt up are some vignette pieces, mostly French Napoleonic... Anther 100 pieces, half done

10mm Newline Design Ancient units x4 for the display stand

Nearly half way Through the year and nearly 700 finished paint points... So on target for the pledge :)

Kee eep paintin

Tuesday, 27 May 2014

Liebster Smeibster

Thanks to Brushesandbases for the Liebster Award nomination


I have now to complete the following small tasks:

  • Copy and paste the award on your blog linking to the blogger who has given it to you
  • Pass the award to your top 11 blogs with less than 200 followers by leaving a comment one of their posts to notify then that they have won the award and listing them on your own blog
  • Sit back and bask in the warm fuzzy feeling that comes that knowing you have made someones day!
  • There is no obligation to pass this onto someone else but it's nice if you take the time to do so.
The next part is to answer the following questions

1. Why did you start blogging?
Initially as an Imagi-Nations blog, but now it's a track for 'The Pledge' ... That's 1000  painted figures per year, of the 28mm variety(or equivalent in mm of lead).

2. If you could change one thing about the wargaming hobby, what would it be?
Hmmm, Wargamers? Some of their attitudes stink... And at conventions not only the the attitude.

3. What is best in life?
Loved ones... And cheeseburgers

4. Do you want to live forever?
Only without aging

5. Fame or Fortune?
Fame, fortune will follow

6. What miniatures are you most proud of having painted?
ACW Armies, yet to be sold

7. How do you deal with burn out?
play more games

8. Why is a raven like a writing desk?
It's not ... Although at Ikea? Who knows

9. Star Wars of Star Trek?
Star Wars for the original three films. Star Trek the new films.

10. If you could only buy from one miniature company from now on, which one would it be?
Perry Miniatures... No contest

11. What is your favourite takeaway?

So there you have it, some random ramblings about a painter and gamer.

Cheers, for now

Sunday, 18 May 2014

But it's wrong. .... ?

I've painted my share of fantasy figures and 40k .... If in doubt I go Codex or Army book

But hIstorcals.... Well they have be right, don't they?

Even my Imagi-Nations were really PRussians and Austrians....

But I have 2 thing to paint that are testing me beyond the point... Blue goblins and WW2 Marines as VBCW Albertines... The first a commission but the second are for my long on going project

Anyone else suffer from .... But it's not right syndrome ?