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 ?

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Do I have a problem?

Ever since I started in the hobby I have painted ultimately knowing I am going to sell them to fund the next project.

It started in 1989 with a minifig Samurai army .... And it's continued until last year when I sold of my 28mm Roman Army... And next year will probably see my unplayed with ACW armies being recycled... And it is really recycling as once I skim some off for bills I do end up replacing the figures or buying others.

Currently in my lead/plastic pile are

14boxes of WGF tricorns
10boxes Victrix Greek Hoplites
5boxes WGF Ceasars Romans
4boxes Perry French Infantry, 2 Currassier, 1 Hussar, 1 Dragoon,
1 British Infantry,
1 Victrix Austrian
6boxes assort Perry ACW, to go with the boxes already painted and based
7boxes assorted Perry WOTR
4boxes Perry Answar
3boxes Conflict? Norman Cavalry
360 WGF Plastic Persian Infantry

Renegade 28mm Romans 5 unit bags
Renegade 28mm Celts 5 unit Bags
renegade 28mm Saxons 5 unit bags
crusader 28mm Normans - lots
artizan 28mm Viking
renegade 28mm Napoleonic British.... A mistake 2 Bags
28mm Renegade WW1 units, for AVBCW.... Including Artillery and Cavalry and Germans
28mm Warlord and Renegade WW2 Units
28mm Foundry FPW Armies.... Big Armies

15mm PSC tanks US GB GER... Lots
15mm WW2 infantry from Battlefront - metal and plastics

10mm Celts, Romans, Macedonians, Persians, Greeks
10mm AVBCW - 4 Armies
10mm 7YW armies - blue and white

And then there is the GW LOTR, Fantasy and 40k
28mm Mantic Dwarves, Undead
GW Warmaster Orcs, High Elves

And the Mechwarrior, Hero Clix and 40mm LOTR prepainted plastic

I'm scared... LOL... All bought and paid for... All for projects that started, faltered and died... So what have I sold?

28mm Zulus - hundreds not thousands .... And the opposing British
28mm Romans - 10 cohorts plus auxilia etc
28mm ACW - both sides - twice
28mm AWI - both sides - three times
Ditched all the 15mm stuff unpainted mostly... Just remembered 15mm Medievals and Celt Warband and Samurai Armies are still on the roster

So what am I saying..... This is why I paint commissions now I think :)