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Posted on August 13th, 2017 under , . Posted by

Hello again and welcome to Inso’s World.This week has been one of travelling, hospitals and missed opportunities.Monday I do chores for me and a friend who has a few health issues.Tuesday, I travelled up to Somerset so that I could take my Dad for his …

The traveller returns…

Posted on August 6th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Hello and welcome to Inso’s World again.This week has been one of tiredness but full of progress as well.I have started a small local community project that I am not going to expand upon but takes up a little time so that has been something that has to…

Snipers arrive!

Posted on July 30th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Hello and welcome to Inso’s World again.This week has been one of highs, lows and indifference so I will try to keep things light.The low point was talking to Cancer specialists with my dad and to cut a long story short, his Chemotherapy starts in just…

Some finished painting.

Posted on July 23rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hello again and welcome to Inso’s World.This week has been all about painting and as I mentioned last week, it has mostly been about painting Grymn… so I’ll get straight to it with a little squad of painted Grymn:Click the Pic!As you can see, I have …

Some finished painting.

Posted on July 23rd, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hello again and welcome to Inso’s World.This week has been all about painting and as I mentioned last week, it has mostly been about painting Grymn… so I’ll get straight to it with a little squad of painted Grymn:Click the Pic!As you can see, I have …

Going back to the start…

Posted on July 16th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hello again and welcome to Inso’s World.Way back in the dim and distant past, I started using the internet and suddenly became aware of the wide range of miniatures that were available on the market. Up until that point it was Citadel / Games Workshop …

Going back to the start…

Posted on July 16th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hello again and welcome to Inso’s World.Way back in the dim and distant past, I started using the internet and suddenly became aware of the wide range of miniatures that were available on the market. Up until that point it was Citadel / Games Workshop …

Mixed week.

Posted on July 9th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Hello again and welcome to Inso’s World.This week has been another slow one. Lots of things are up in the air (hobby wise and family wise) so I am just waiting for everything to land.My son popped down for a visit, for the first couple of days this wee…

Mixed week.

Posted on July 9th, 2017 under , , . Posted by

Hello again and welcome to Inso’s World.This week has been another slow one. Lots of things are up in the air (hobby wise and family wise) so I am just waiting for everything to land.My son popped down for a visit, for the first couple of days this wee…

A small post.

Posted on July 3rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Hello again.I just thought I would post up a link to a new venture that will be arriving soon. It’s called ‘Inso’s Diminutive Emporium’ and it will soon be worth a visit, if you fancy getting hold of some of my work.If you aren’t… move along… nothi…

A small post.

Posted on July 3rd, 2017 under , . Posted by

Hello again.I just thought I would post up a link to a new venture that will be arriving soon. It’s called ‘Inso’s Diminutive Emporium’ and it will soon be worth a visit, if you fancy getting hold of some of my work.If you aren’t… move along… nothi…

Metaphorical car crash.

Posted on July 2nd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Hello again.It’s been a week, hasn’t it?My week started with a trip to see my Dad in hospital. It turns out that he has cancer. We are waiting for the specialists to decide what to do… but there are more tests this week.That was a big thing to soak u…

Metaphorical car crash.

Posted on July 2nd, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Hello again.It’s been a week, hasn’t it?My week started with a trip to see my Dad in hospital. It turns out that he has cancer. We are waiting for the specialists to decide what to do… but there are more tests this week.That was a big thing to soak u…

Ta-Daaaaah!

Posted on June 25th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Hello and welcome to Inso’s World again.

This week has been another busy one around the house and on the hobby front.

To start with, we now have a fully functioning guest room with all the furniture and a bed in there. All that is needed is a bit of linen and someone to arrive.

I managed to get a day where I could be outside and not melt so I took the opportunity to clear out the shed, replace all the shelving and give it a good old clean before putting most of the stuff back into it. There is actually floor space in there now… which is great.

On the hobby front, I have been busy sculpting and have continued with the ogre sniper (no pics) but also managed to finish all the Halfling Snipers so that they could be sent off for casting:

Click the Pic!
As you can see, they all have nice little basing tabs so I know they are mine. They were sent off on Saturday and the casts should be arriving by early August so there will be an opportunity for other people to get hold of some, fairly soon. This will be the first time that I have had my own miniatures cast up for myself so it is a bit of a departure from the norm. It will be interesting to see how they are received.
As well as sculpting, I have been receiving hobby stuff through the post. First, a small batch of Primaris Space Marines arrived from EBay. There has been a bit of a faff because they weren’t the ones I ordered but we have reached an agreement and things should be sorted soon. In the meantime, I decided to start work on the lieutenant model… so I replaced his head, moved his helmet to his belt and added a ‘bulge’ on his helmet so that his bionic eye would be able to fit:
Click the Pic!
In the above pic, you can see the converted helmet and also see that he has been primed, ready for paint. I plan to paint these all in camouflage and have started to lay down colours to see what they look like. I just have some small black flecks to add… but this is going to be the pattern I will be using (with little black flecks added next):
Click the Pic!
It will end up as a stylised version of British DPM. I have put the paints I have used, in the background so that I know which ones they are for later use (I have a lot of greens and browns). This miniature isn’t one I ordered so I am happy to use it as a test model to see how things go. Obviously, I have a long way to go yet but every journey starts with the first step.
In other news, I stumbled upon an opportunity that I couldn’t resist… cheap Megaro Zamac kits. On this ocasion, Run Valam:
Click the Pic!
This particular kit is one that regularly turns up on EBay for £30+ but I got this one for £5.49. It was advertised as ‘bits only’ but later, the seller posted that all the pieces seemed to be there so I took a punt… and they were. Bargain. Now I just need to decide whether to add it to the rest of my ‘retirement’ Megaro Zamac kits or convert/build it up as a single. I am sure I will make my mind up soon… these are the retirement kits:
Click the Pics!
That is it for this week.
See you from the nice, clean shed!

Ta-Daaaaah!

Posted on June 25th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Hello and welcome to Inso’s World again.

This week has been another busy one around the house and on the hobby front.

To start with, we now have a fully functioning guest room with all the furniture and a bed in there. All that is needed is a bit of linen and someone to arrive.

I managed to get a day where I could be outside and not melt so I took the opportunity to clear out the shed, replace all the shelving and give it a good old clean before putting most of the stuff back into it. There is actually floor space in there now… which is great.

On the hobby front, I have been busy sculpting and have continued with the ogre sniper (no pics) but also managed to finish all the Halfling Snipers so that they could be sent off for casting:

Click the Pic!
As you can see, they all have nice little basing tabs so I know they are mine. They were sent off on Saturday and the casts should be arriving by early August so there will be an opportunity for other people to get hold of some, fairly soon. This will be the first time that I have had my own miniatures cast up for myself so it is a bit of a departure from the norm. It will be interesting to see how they are received.
As well as sculpting, I have been receiving hobby stuff through the post. First, a small batch of Primaris Space Marines arrived from EBay. There has been a bit of a faff because they weren’t the ones I ordered but we have reached an agreement and things should be sorted soon. In the meantime, I decided to start work on the lieutenant model… so I replaced his head, moved his helmet to his belt and added a ‘bulge’ on his helmet so that his bionic eye would be able to fit:
Click the Pic!
In the above pic, you can see the converted helmet and also see that he has been primed, ready for paint. I plan to paint these all in camouflage and have started to lay down colours to see what they look like. I just have some small black flecks to add… but this is going to be the pattern I will be using (with little black flecks added next):
Click the Pic!
It will end up as a stylised version of British DPM. I have put the paints I have used, in the background so that I know which ones they are for later use (I have a lot of greens and browns). This miniature isn’t one I ordered so I am happy to use it as a test model to see how things go. Obviously, I have a long way to go yet but every journey starts with the first step.
In other news, I stumbled upon an opportunity that I couldn’t resist… cheap Megaro Zamac kits. On this ocasion, Run Valam:
Click the Pic!
This particular kit is one that regularly turns up on EBay for £30+ but I got this one for £5.49. It was advertised as ‘bits only’ but later, the seller posted that all the pieces seemed to be there so I took a punt… and they were. Bargain. Now I just need to decide whether to add it to the rest of my ‘retirement’ Megaro Zamac kits or convert/build it up as a single. I am sure I will make my mind up soon… these are the retirement kits:
Click the Pics!
That is it for this week.
See you from the nice, clean shed!

It’s all getting there.

Posted on June 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hello and welcome to Inso’s World again.It is HOT! Damned hot! So hot, I have to keep wiping my hands while I sculpt to prevent the sweat on my hands making the putty too slippery to work with. It is absolutely wonderful having such glorious weather th…

It’s all getting there.

Posted on June 18th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hello and welcome to Inso’s World again.It is HOT! Damned hot! So hot, I have to keep wiping my hands while I sculpt to prevent the sweat on my hands making the putty too slippery to work with. It is absolutely wonderful having such glorious weather th…

Times are a changin’

Posted on June 11th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Hello again and welcome to Inso’s World.This week has been a house week; mostly geared towards getting the spare bedroom to a liveable standard (we have a guest arriving in a month or so). As a result, it had to be emptied, the curtain rail needed to b…

Times are a changin’

Posted on June 11th, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Hello again and welcome to Inso’s World.This week has been a house week; mostly geared towards getting the spare bedroom to a liveable standard (we have a guest arriving in a month or so). As a result, it had to be emptied, the curtain rail needed to b…

It’s all gone a bit wobbly.

Posted on June 5th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Hello again and welcome to Inso’s World.As you may have noticed, it has been very quiet on here for a couple of weeks. That is because, quite frankly, I didn’t have anything to write about and have been travelling a bit.The weekend before last, Me and …

It’s all gone a bit wobbly.

Posted on June 5th, 2017 under , , , , , . Posted by

Hello again and welcome to Inso’s World.As you may have noticed, it has been very quiet on here for a couple of weeks. That is because, quite frankly, I didn’t have anything to write about and have been travelling a bit.The weekend before last, Me and …

Fit to drop.

Posted on May 21st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Hello and welcome to Inso’s world on a lovely, sunny, Sunday afternoon.This week has been fairly eventful. I have started running and exercising again, after a 14 month hiatus. I have managed just over 13 miles and a hundred press-ups/sit-ups… which …

Fit to drop.

Posted on May 21st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Hello and welcome to Inso’s world on a lovely, sunny, Sunday afternoon.This week has been fairly eventful. I have started running and exercising again, after a 14 month hiatus. I have managed just over 13 miles and a hundred press-ups/sit-ups… which …

Sunday BLAMMO!

Posted on May 14th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Hello again and welcome to Inso’s World.

It has been a good week where I have enjoyed the social scene, had a bit of luck, reached my charity target and got some hobby stuff done… so let’s start at the beginning…

I have had a little bit of a boozy week, with a live band on Thursday (after visiting my Father and Mother in-law), pub night on Friday and Eurovision on Saturday (again, at the pub). I was in the pub again today but not drinking… I got a message that I had won a lottery draw so we left the beach and popped to the pub to collect my winnings. I had won £30 straight out but had to ‘pick the ace’ in order to get the rollover… and I did! As a result, I ended up with over £100, everyone got a drink and I was also able to top my charity total up to the target… and I still had pennies to spare. Bargain!

Speaking of my charity target, please feel free to donate here:

Charity Link

Still on being a bit boozy, I was also the benefactor of a half keg of local ale, kindly donated by my local pub; the Rodney Inn. It was left over from the little ale festival and would have gone to waste so THANKS!

Hobby wise, I have stalled a little bit on the snipers (even though I have made a small amount of progress on the kneeling one) but have managed to finish a couple of Demiurg:

Click the Pic!
They are made up of Kharadron Overlord Arkanauts, Anvil Industries Pack, and pistols and sculpted heads. I have a third one on the table at the moment but he isn’t nearly advanced enough to be shown off just yet so that will have to be a next week show-and-tell. 
At some point I will put together a bit more information on the project.
Well… short but sweet, this week.
See you from the end of the rainbow!

Second Post Sunday.

Posted on May 7th, 2017 under . Posted by

So this time around, I am purely posting about my recent little charity head shave. As I have mentioned, I have been raising money for Marie Curie and here is my just giving link:

JUST GIVING LINK!

I have raised £400 over the last two weeks and am really happy with the donations I have received. I still have a small amount of money to come in so I can’t post an absolute final amount but I think £400 is pretty good.

Obviously, I would like to thank everyone who donated and would also like to share some images. If you are overcome by the need to donate, there is still plenty of time… but in the meantime, here are a few pix:

Click the Pix!
As you can see, a lot of people got involved and the end result is testament to their efforts.
The next charity fundraiser will be a run from Helston to Lands End but I will need to get some training in before I can set a date.
Life can be interesting sometimes!
See you from the barber’s chair!