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Time For A Quick One

Posted on February 21st, 2018 under Posted by

I have managed to do the camo pattern on the ten Grenadier figures and as the base was designed to look very much like the uniform, I finished them to. This took an age as the work is detailed and takes a lot of effort to get right.

The Work (In Pogress) Continues

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

When I got up this morning I decided that I was going to paint ten of the old Grenadier (now Mirliton) trooper figures. Nice simple figures with an almost standard uniform that even if I do give certain aspects of it a camouflage pattern, should be don…

Starting The Week As I Mean To Go On

Posted on February 19th, 2018 under . Posted by

My workbench is a bit crowded. This down to me not having a suitable storage solution. Which is down to me not getting to game shows. Normally I would try to get one project put to bed before starting the next one but of late I have been leaving projec…

End Of The Week – Back On Track

Posted on February 18th, 2018 under Posted by

For the first time this year I think I am on track with my goal of painting five figures per week. I think I am now actually three figures ahead of my overall weekly goal. Whilst I know five figures a week is not actually that big of a target, I know t…

Canicide

Posted on February 15th, 2018 under Posted by

I sat down to do some painting this afternoon with the intention and the time to finish off what I have been doing this week. Then the dog came in.Whilst I love my dog, today I am ready to kill her. Every time I closed the door she opened it. Not too b…

Time For A Quick One

Posted on February 13th, 2018 under Posted by

A busy day that is now almost over. I could really do with some sleep round about now but I am determined to keep up with the blogging, at least for a bit.There has been a little bit of time for painting today. There would have been more but I have alm…

Accidents

Posted on February 12th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

Not the major kind. More the fortunate (ish) coincidence kind. I made a determined effort to get the cultists done today. They are still not quite done and there is a little bit of detailing to be done on them. They would have been finished but I got a…

Really The End Of The Week Post

Posted on February 11th, 2018 under Posted by

Just a quick post as it is getting late and I am tired after a long and busy weekend. Since getting back I have had about an hour to devote to painting. Whilst this is not enough time to finish it was enough time to make some progress.Kind of nearer to…

This Should probably Be The End Of The Week Post

Posted on February 8th, 2018 under Posted by

I know it’s only Thursday but as far as gaming goes this is the end of the week. From here on in it’s all about drinking and thinking about the good old days. I am away for a long weekend. Fortunately I will be driving down south with an old friend so …

The Grind

Posted on February 6th, 2018 under Posted by

Not a lot of progress todayBut I am getting there. One of the things that has become clear to me with painting is that things don’t get finished if you don’t put the work in. So even a little bit of work is progress. I have managed a couple of hours of…

End Of The Week (That Was) – Good News/Bad News

Posted on February 5th, 2018 under , , , , , , , . Posted by

This has not been a bad week all round on the painting front. Along the way I have managed to get  ten sci-fi dwarf figures painted to a reasonably good tabletop standard. To my amazement this only took about three days.The plan after that had bee…

Plan A, In Mean Plan B. I Think

Posted on February 4th, 2018 under , . Posted by

So this is where I am at with the chaos cultists. Not very far along after all. They are now primed and ready to go. I have some more dwarves in the background as well. These need a bit of work doing on them but I can see them on the desk soon.Although…

A Day To Remember – Not A Gaming Post

Posted on February 4th, 2018 under . Posted by

This was a day where I spent a lot of time remembering about my family. My dad in particular. Today would have been my dad, Harry’s birthday. It would have been if cancer had killed him two years ago. I miss him everyday but today was possibly the wors…

A Fairly Feeble Excuse For Not Painting Figures

Posted on February 2nd, 2018 under Posted by

This is my cat. She has been in the wars a bit lately and has developed epilepsy and is now on twice daily treatment for it. Whilst she is a little distressed at the best of times she is now not allowed out of the house just in case she has a fit. So s…

Dwarves Are Done

Posted on January 31st, 2018 under Posted by

I have surprised myself and got all ten of the Macrocosm dwarves done. This is despite the week being a bit rubbish and my other half being in bed with a bad back. For some unknown reason I seem to have my mojo back. Maybe it’s the weight loss, the dea…

Dwarves In Spaccccceeee

Posted on January 30th, 2018 under , , , , . Posted by

So it’s the dwarves again. I keep wandering off. There are now about half a dozen background projects that are floating around the desk which are soaking up any paint that would otherwise get wasted. A bit or priming here and a bit of tidying up there …

Change Of Plan

Posted on January 29th, 2018 under , , , . Posted by

The plan yesterday was to finish off what was left of the chaos cultists, I finished prepping them for priming them today. It appears to be a day where the British weather is going to ruin any plans I have (no plan survives contact with the British wea…

End Of The Week That Wasn’t

Posted on January 29th, 2018 under . Posted by

Last week I thought I was starting to get back into the swing of the new year. I was only a few figures behind my weekly goals and this week I was going to catch up with everything. I had to do eight figures and all would be up to date. This week, for …

Another Slow Day

Posted on January 27th, 2018 under Posted by

During the only thing that I have done that is vaguely gaming related today is to order Star Saga. This part of my overall plan for an X-Com game by the end of the year. Some of the figures might not be so useful but some will fit right in with what I …

My Auntie’s RIP

Posted on January 24th, 2018 under Posted by

I buried my auntie yesterday. It wasn’t a good day but it was a good service despite the vicar mixing up my mum’s name with my auntie.She was an interesting lady with a number opinions about a lot of things. She had a marmite kind of character. I for o…

The Pyrenees

Posted on January 23rd, 2018 under Posted by

I’m on my way to Spain for my aunties funeral (well I was, I am here now). A chance to catch up with family and take in a bit of scenery.I have had cause to do a bit of thinking. Taking a moment to appreciate life.

End Of The Week

Posted on January 21st, 2018 under , . Posted by

Whilst the miniatures painting has gone well this week, it does feel like a good news, bad news kind of week. I have had a good night of gaming on Friday that I really enjoyed. I have lost half a stone in a week pretty much just from walking (admittedl…

On The Verge Of Finishing

Posted on January 20th, 2018 under Posted by

I have had a couple of hours to get on with painting the chaos cultists for a variety of post-apocalyptic games. This has given me the chance to finish off some details although these are mainly at the back of the miniatures. I keep finding missing bit…

Making Progress Again

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

This feels like a day I have made some progress, not just miniature painting but in the real world as well. A few little bits and pieces of conversation has made the day better.With today’s painting I am almost at the stage where I can start doing the …

Ridden Hard And Put Away Wet

Posted on January 17th, 2018 under . Posted by

28mm miniature painting is still a priority but maybe a little less so at the moment. My current exercise regime has seen me walk about six miles in the rain today. The phrase ridden hard and put away wet is not all that far from the truth. Still the e…