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Holiday blues and some news

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

Hoi,It’s raining miserably over here, typical Dutch weather, but with a lot of work in the garden waiting for me this is not funny anymore. So we went into town, Arnhem in this case, and got me something new.Now I know I have said earlier yhat I wouldn…

Salamanca Day

Posted on July 22nd, 2017 under Posted by

Hoi,Update at the other BLOG..,Cheers Sander

Survivors of Lucknow

Posted on July 17th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hoi,Part of the Mutiny Miniatures “Survivors of Lucknow” blister, these figures are done up to give some more flavour to future IM games.The figures turned out a little too dark due to the wash I forgot to dilute. Still I  like them quite a lot!Ch…

Some more IM Civilians

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

Hoi,If one is to recreate India in 1857-1859, I guess one is to have some civilians to people all the cities and villages of said country. These Eureka miniatures civilians are awesome if a bit more of slight build than the Foundry and Mutineer figures…

Some Indian Mutiny Characters

Posted on July 10th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hoi,The Indian Mutiny Project (henceforth called IM) continues. Here are some Foundry character models.I like experimenting with the colours and patterns India has to offer. besides that these are great figures as well in their own right.Cheers Sander

Did I ever tell you…

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

…that I really hate Christopher Columbus? Ever since starting this Indian Mutiny project just about every search on “Indian” stuff, has resulted in North American Native subjects. Very frustrating! That said I have tried to get some more stuff finish…

Did I ever tell you…

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

…that I really hate Christopher Columbus? Ever since starting this Indian Mutiny project just about every search on “Indian” stuff, has resulted in North American Native subjects. Very frustrating! That said I have tried to get some more stuff finish…

Indian Mutiny

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

Hoi,Let’s get the Indian Mutiny ball rolling today! Now that the heat-wave over here is more or less over I have been able to finish some of the units I have been painting for this project. First are the Rebellious Sepoys I have painted up yet. There a…

Indian Mutiny

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

Hoi,Let’s get the Indian Mutiny ball rolling today! Now that the heat-wave over here is more or less over I have been able to finish some of the units I have been painting for this project. First are the Rebellious Sepoys I have painted up yet. There a…

Flashman in the Game!

Posted on June 12th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Hoi,In my most recent posts I have been going on about the influence the Flashman books have had on my take of gaming and painting miniatures. In a combination of showing newly painted miniatures and rambling on about the hobby, I present you with this…

Flashman in the Game!

Posted on June 12th, 2017 under , , , , , , . Posted by

Hoi,In my most recent posts I have been going on about the influence the Flashman books have had on my take of gaming and painting miniatures. In a combination of showing newly painted miniatures and rambling on about the hobby, I present you with this…

‘ere come the Peelers!

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

Hoi,Just a really small post to prove I am still at it. Together with the Chinese figures from last post, I painted up some London policemen on bicycles, also from Foundry.There’s two more civilian bicycle riding figures in the cue, but other stuff has…

‘ere come the Peelers!

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

Hoi,Just a really small post to prove I am still at it. Together with the Chinese figures from last post, I painted up some London policemen on bicycles, also from Foundry.There’s two more civilian bicycle riding figures in the cue, but other stuff has…

Into the Far East…

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

Hoi,With the exams-correction winding down to the last bits, I have some odd time off for a little painting. Today a small group of Foundry figures for games of Fist Full of Kung Fu and Victorian daring-do. At least Flashy has some adversaries from Chi…

Into the Far East…

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

Hoi,With the exams-correction winding down to the last bits, I have some odd time off for a little painting. Today a small group of Foundry figures for games of Fist Full of Kung Fu and Victorian daring-do. At least Flashy has some adversaries from Chi…

Back with a tribute!

Posted on May 29th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hoi,Okay so I did not expect to be AWFK for such a long time. The flu came back with a vengeance and afterwards the public exams had to be corrected, which is mostly done now. When the correction work was done I managed to paint up some colonial figure…

Back with a tribute!

Posted on May 29th, 2017 under , , , . Posted by

Hoi,Okay so I did not expect to be AWFK for such a long time. The flu came back with a vengeance and afterwards the public exams had to be corrected, which is mostly done now. When the correction work was done I managed to paint up some colonial figure…

Still alive, barely…

Posted on May 1st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Hoi,

It has been quiet here for some time, not because of lack of interest but because of a bad case of the flu which is still pretty much wearing me down. Anyway I did do some little things hobby-wise.Firstly, before the flu became too bad, I managed to paint up some more Vikings for DB.

The shield design is that of Jarl Borg, one of Ragnar’s most devoted adversaries to be used as an opponent to Ragnar when playing little skirmishes or as part of the DB army when they go raiding together.

Somewhere last week, the Death in the Dark Continent Nick-starter package fell on the doormat. It’s a great, hard-cover, book with loads of brilliant pictures and fluff as well as very good army-lists. I am not persé for gaming Darkest Africa but I am all for gaming Colonial games and the rules do look simple enough even for me. One little niggle however is the basing method on specifically 60mm x 50mm sized bases with about 2 to 3 mini’s on them. I do not like this way of basing since I like my games to be representations of battles not representations of battles via the vehicle of a boardgame. That said, I had enough plastics lying around to have a little try-out and will paint them up when feeling better.

Inspired by the March release of White Dwarf I also painted up 5 Dark Angel Space Marines, the inspiration dried up almost immediately after painting though and I cannot even be bothered to put up pictures of them here. 
Don’t get me wrong, I still like the mini’s, but seriously another version of WH40.000?!

Well on that bombshell…

Still alive, barely…

Posted on May 1st, 2017 under , , , , . Posted by

Hoi,

It has been quiet here for some time, not because of lack of interest but because of a bad case of the flu which is still pretty much wearing me down. Anyway I did do some little things hobby-wise.Firstly, before the flu became too bad, I managed to paint up some more Vikings for DB.

The shield design is that of Jarl Borg, one of Ragnar’s most devoted adversaries to be used as an opponent to Ragnar when playing little skirmishes or as part of the DB army when they go raiding together.

Somewhere last week, the Death in the Dark Continent Nick-starter package fell on the doormat. It’s a great, hard-cover, book with loads of brilliant pictures and fluff as well as very good army-lists. I am not persé for gaming Darkest Africa but I am all for gaming Colonial games and the rules do look simple enough even for me. One little niggle however is the basing method on specifically 60mm x 50mm sized bases with about 2 to 3 mini’s on them. I do not like this way of basing since I like my games to be representations of battles not representations of battles via the vehicle of a boardgame. That said, I had enough plastics lying around to have a little try-out and will paint them up when feeling better.

Inspired by the March release of White Dwarf I also painted up 5 Dark Angel Space Marines, the inspiration dried up almost immediately after painting though and I cannot even be bothered to put up pictures of them here. 
Don’t get me wrong, I still like the mini’s, but seriously another version of WH40.000?!

Well on that bombshell…