Monday, 11 August 2014

Looks Like The Move Is On

Nagging! I have had enough of being nagged. Even though the move is a long way off I am getting nagged to start boxing stuff up and most importantly labeling it. I am pretty much against this as the last time we moved, nearly all of my worldly goods were boxed up for three months before we moved. I ended up getting my paints ut and sitting at the dining table for about three weeks.

Today I have been told to label stuff up where I want it to go when we move. As an example I did this....

Some People have no sense of humour.

Friday, 8 August 2014

Good News

Well, I have a laptop again. Thanks dad. I have money in the bank but my other half has forbid me from using it before we move which might be a couple of months yet. The thought of having no laptop for months after someone in the house breaking it and not owning up has been doing my head in.

So I have two projects on the horizon. The first is some weird war 2 as an RPG. There is some savage worlds stuff that I am using a place to start. I have got some British Paras from Warlord. These are set to be the core of the players and their team. I got a good deal on some Warlord minis. On the downside the big box was half empty but but the shop and Warlord treated me very well. They even threw in some extra transfers. I guess I have a few bits that are not going to be much  use. I might have to take up Bolt Action or I may just sell them. I will have to get a few more and of course some more to put them up against. Artizan are looking good for some PC types and maybe some enemies but I alsolike the idea of guards from Wargames Foundry. The game will be more like the beginning of Hellboy than massive metal battle armour.

I am also looking at a new work bench for when I move. This is probably going to be something that can be hidden away so I am thinking a bureau/writing desk/roll top desk. I am hoping to find something cheap on eBay. As I am already starting to pack stuff up, this might be something I can do on the side.

The packing process has made me think about all the half started projects that I have started. I am hoping that I will be able to do something about that soon. You never know, I may even gets some pictures.

Tuesday, 5 August 2014

End Of The Beginning

I watched a lot of the coverage of the start of World War One. Instead of the usual images of going over the top there was a lot about the men themselves. The shows seemed to talked about the men rather than the war. It was about celebrating them not the costly victory four years later. I am old enough to have met a few of the survivors. From what I am told about them they almost never spoke about the war. Those that did never spoke about the trenches. My family has two death plaques. These were for men I could have and should have known.

I am a wargamer but I aim to learn from it not to glorify it. As David Drake said “The use of force is always an answer to problems...[It] isn't an attractive answer, though.” I am sure the men on the Somme felt the same and I am sure the residents on either side of the Gaza border or in the Ukraine feel the same now.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Time For Some Action

Well its been a while since my last post. Things have been a bit poop. In no particular order [ahem] dead cat, injured dog and other half has a broken leg. Not to mention the fact that someone has broken my laptop and hasn't owned up yet. I picked up a paintbrush for the first time in over a month yesterday. I am likely to be moving soon. I'll talk about some of these themes when I'm not using a tablet and have access to some pictures.

On the plus side I am thinking ultimate gaming shed. I also have a new project to show of.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Some Work In Progress

I have been massively busy this week. I have been doing a lot of waiting but I haven't had a chance to take any pictures. Mostly I have been painting a lot of old stuff and in some cases very old (When did Chronicle stop making figures?)
So I have some Copplestone Yetis on the bench. These have been sat around for a little while. Nice easy paint job, I hope anyway.
I have this Mirliton (not Grenadier) female Elf magic user (yes I know she's a bit butch but in my game elves are ard). They are a little on the tall side but to my mind it adds to the haughty elf vibe.
I have some very shiny modern/sci-fi types. They have a lot of shading to do on them and a few big areas of colour to do.
And this dwarf.  I hate this dwarf. No matter what I do to it, it does not light. I'm still working n the book he is carrying.  It has been driving me up the wall for months.

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Viking Civilians Again

Well I have pretty much finished these. They need a spray of varnish and dome bits to tart up the base. Summer has come early here so the rain is so heavy I can't take them outside so that I can spray them. The garden nearly has a river running through it where the dog has been running through it.
I really like the way the woman in blue has come out. She has a great face apparently busy crying over spilled milk.
The guy on the left would make a nice Little Jon figure if he had a staff rather than a  mattock.Unlike the rest of them, he is a Gripping Beast figure and not Foundry like the rest of them. The best figure is the one eyed, one legged one armed civilian figure. I have plans for him in the game.

Monday, 12 May 2014

Busy Busy

I am starting and nearly finishing a lot of figures at the moment. So as I haven't finished anything recently, I thought I'd post this picture of something I finished a couple of weeks ago. There are Copplestone scavengers I think.
It's not much I know but there is a lot of stuff about to be finished so I'll publish them as and when.