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A Change in Circumstances

Posted on May 21st, 2018 under Posted by

Well this was my workbench. As you can see it’s pretty much empty. It’s probably well on its way to being fibreboard now as it went into a recycling bin yesterday. Whilst I have never been the biggest fan of this set up it is a steller leapahead from w…

Painting The Grenadiers, Now Technically Mirliton Miniatures

Posted on April 3rd, 2018 under , , , , , . Posted by

As time goes by I have gotten better at painting and whilst, I am no professional, I do okay at painting 28mm figures. Well I think so. The trouble with getting better is that everything takes that bit longer, When I was painting 15mm minis, which I us…

End Or Start Of The Week

Posted on April 2nd, 2018 under . Posted by

This has not been my most productive week of miniature painting. It’s still Easter weekend so I am calling this the end and start of the week and my habit is to review the week.I only managed to get four figures finished from last week’s roster. This f…

Happy Easter

Posted on April 1st, 2018 under Posted by

Happy chocolate production industry windfall day to you all.Seriously, happy Easter to you all. Just got a few more chocolate eggs to eat.

Lead Reckoning 2018-03-30 21:00:00

Posted on March 30th, 2018 under Posted by

So I thought I would look at the games and what has influence my gaming life in adulthood. See what you think?When I started my degree I met up with Jim and we played a lot of Traveller. Jim’s other love was 6mm WW2. He had Brits and Germans and plenty…

Defining Moments For Me In The Gaming Hobby Part One

Posted on March 29th, 2018 under Posted by

I thought I might give a meme another go. For a while now I have been thinking about what influenced me to be the gamer I am today. There have been a huge amount of influences over the years and I have been working out what they were. So I guess this i…

Really Not A Tabletop Post

Posted on March 27th, 2018 under Posted by

As ever the painting of figures, specifically post-apocalypse and modern ish 28mm figures continues. My blogging mojo and my work ethic is definitely back in its right place. When I have had a moment I have been able to do a bit of writing and game pre…

Workbench Update

Posted on March 26th, 2018 under . Posted by

Really not a lot to post today. I have done a fair bit but I can’t say that would actually notice much unless you looked really hard. Most of what I have done would constitute thinking and that does not make for an especially interesting blog post.I re…

So The End Of The Week (Is Nigh)

Posted on March 25th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

So I have painted some more Future Skirmish Savages and I am quite happy with them. They are nicely complicated models which have given me a whole load of ideas. Whilst I have been painting them I have also been writing up a bit of a background for the…

Too Early Or Too Late – When Collections Get Out Of Hand

Posted on March 25th, 2018 under Posted by

The clocks have gone forward and it is now officially very late. I haven’t posted yet as I have been out having fun. I suspect Sunday is going to be a lazy day.Although I have done a bit of painting today I have been mainly sorting through figures. I f…

Profound And Vivid Insights

Posted on March 23rd, 2018 under Posted by

Whilst I am prone to introspection I tend not to do I have spent a good part of the day trying to tart up some more of the old Grenadier figures in my collection. The difference I am noticing is fairly frightening. The stuff I have been repainting rece…

Detailing And Moving Onto The Next Project

Posted on March 22nd, 2018 under , , . Posted by

The Future Savages are doing okay. They don’t seem to have gotten especially more detailed but I seem to have worked on them for ages.Perhaps I have spent too much time trying to figure out what to do next. The background projects are still there but t…

Blogging Mojo

Posted on March 21st, 2018 under . Posted by

My blogging mojo seems to be back. Last year I posted almost every day and on average just a little over once per day. This year started with an ambitious plan which has been a little less auspicious. I am starting to see a bit of a turn around and I s…

Future Savages

Posted on March 20th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , . Posted by

These are more of the old Grenadier (Mirliton/Moonraker) Future Skirmish Savages. I have decided that I really like the aesthetic and thought about getting some more. When I worked out what this would cost (along with what I would order from Coppleston…

Beginning The Process All Over Again

Posted on March 19th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

So I have eight figures from the old Grenadier Future Skirmish range to repaint. Not happy about the fact that they are repaints but I am hoping that might make it easier. Last week’s experience says that there are pros and cons, maonly cons.I like the…

End Of The (Most Productive) Week

Posted on March 18th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

This week has not really been about  painting 28mm miniatures. It’s been about  me finishing of what I have started. Whilst i haven’t finished off every half paint figure on the bench, I have come pretty close. Some are abandoned rather than …

There Was A Reason For This Post

Posted on March 17th, 2018 under , , , , , , , , , , . Posted by

I remember waking up with a really good idea for a post this morning. I should have written it down.The day has worked out quite well and I think I am getting closer to my eventual painting goal for the week. At close of play today I am pretty relaxed …

Blood Bowl – Doom Lords

Posted on March 16th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

Blood Bowl is definitely one of my favourite games. Board games and figures and almost certainly the odd death….what  more could a tabletop gamer want.There are many blood bowl players out there who love a nice friendly game with a certain amoun…

Just So I can Have Something To Aspire To

Posted on March 15th, 2018 under . Posted by

28mm figure painting is my life at the moment Not much else is getting a look in, not tabletop and not console or PC gaming. This last couple of weeks has really been about tidying up my work bench. Well more about putting on some final details so I ca…

RIP Stephen Hawking

Posted on March 14th, 2018 under . Posted by

It’s amazing how quickly bad news circulates the globe these days. At the first hint of bad news it is there staring at you on a news feed somewhere. before you know it, even Wikipedia has been updated, usually before the news has had chance to sink in…

Early Work

Posted on March 13th, 2018 under , , . Posted by

I got a bit of time this morning and I finished off a few details on some scatter terrain for my fantasy RPG games. I have moved on to other stuff now but much of that is getting close to being finished.I think the chests are from Midlam Miniatures, th…

All Over Again

Posted on March 12th, 2018 under . Posted by

This is going to be a week of change. Hectic, painful but ultimately for the best. Still the week begins again, all over again. Here is what is on the table. I don’t expect to finish it all but I remain hopeful.I have already managed to finish off some…

End Of The Week All Over Again

Posted on March 11th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

This week has all been about desk clean up. I have an unspoken rule that nothing new hots the bench until everything that is on it is complete. I have already managed about a dozen figures in the week and have finished off a few more over the weekend.T…

Progressing Nicely

Posted on March 10th, 2018 under . Posted by

I haven’t had that much time this week. Real life seems to be getting in the way of the fun stuff. Most of the work here has been finished a couple of days ago. As all of these figures have been sat on the bench for ages, and gathering dust, so to me t…

Back To Work

Posted on March 6th, 2018 under , , , , , , . Posted by

The stated goal of the week is to have a workbench clearout. Anything that is part painted is fair game. Let’s face it, if it’s on the bench it’s also fair game. Hopefully the five dark age figures I am working on will be at the top of the list for com…