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Daily Chronicle: Announced "NOVA Open 2019" August 29th-September 1st, 2019

The other day I received one of the semi-monthly newsletters from the NOVA Open and in real big letters it had said that the room block was 80% sold out.  For the heck of it I decided to log into my NOVA Open Store account just to see if anything was there.  All of last years events have been removed and there was a note stating that on February 1st, 2019 they will be reactivating the site.  I also noticed under my account settings that I had $15 available in store credit, I then proceeded to login with my son's account and it showed the same, $15 credit available.  These credits are on our accounts because last year we signed up for an event and then changed it for another event, the credit difference was placed into our accounts.That then got me thinking... My plan for 2019 was to skip over the NOVA Open this year, with a family vacation two weeks later and hopefully SteamCon USA a month later, I thought another Con may be too much.  I really do not want to leave that credit to go t

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Bolt Action Opel Blitz & Maultier

In late 2017 Warlord Games covered the Opel Blitz / Maultier combi plastic kit for Bolt Action. The truck is one of the workhorses of the German army, transporting troops, supplies and ammunition were they were needed. The Opel Blitz is the most known of these trucks, other companies like Ford or Daimler supplied their […]

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M7 Priest

Heya,Looks like one more piece joined my armored force: M7 Priest - self-propelled howitzer.In my opinion the model is just supercool and it was actually the only reason I got it - no matter how it will perform on the battlefield. The beautie is also my entry for coming painting contest on https://strategie.net.pl/ forum, together with medium machine gun team. Ain't that cute?All I have to do now is build some more terrain to hide my new toy behind...  

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Bolt Action "House F"

Hello again,Didn't actually think I'd have anything to show just after the Killroy post but last Saturday I've finished working on Black Grom Studio's terrain piece: "House F".There are lots of lasercut terrain pieces available, we for this one plus brick factory and warehouse to upgrade the battlefield. As for the products they are definitely worthy recommending:easy to assemble, all parts fit well not mentioning customer service is top notch.As for finishing the model initially I wanted to give the walls some texture and paint it using airbrush and add cardboard roof tiles - sth like here (that building is for sale if anyone's interested). But then I found wall / roof ready to print textures, also on Black Grom's site and decided to give it a try.Long story short: adjusting textures onto alrady assembled building was just fucking pain in the ass but the result was worth it, Really looking worward to see the other buildings done similar way. Hope you like it. 

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Outlook 2019 – The hobbywhip for the boss

While Dennis summarized 2018 in his annual review quite smoothly, I‘ll take a look into the glass orb for 2019 and do what a true hobbyist can do best: make plans and try to do everythin possible that they turn out differently! Accordingly my main point on the list of good intentions for the new […]

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Goodbye 2018, Hello 2019

G'day All,I'm a little late with my annual looking back / looking forward post this year because I've been on hols. It's something I enjoy though as I always find it motivating and it helps kick me into gear for the year ahead. Here we go...This year has seen the Distractability Index at close to an all-time high and whilst that has got loads of stuff done, it means a LOT of it wasn't from Glorious Plan Millsy 2018 (or maybe it was?).The plan for year consisted of three main goals...1. Continuation of the 55 Days at Peking ProjectThis one stalled big time. Too much of a good thing proved to be a bit of a killer for the enthusiasm but I did still manage to knock out a unit of Japanese Infantry.I also managed to get a couple of games in which was great fun.On the plus side I jumped on the Warbases Boxer Rebellion Kickstarter and will be shortly receiving another 8 beautiful building kits in the post. Add those to the table plus a few unfinished items and it will really look the duck's nuts! Enthusiasm restored.

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Hasty Wrap Up of 2018

Hello once again!Hey, remember when I last posted, and said I had two things to post about so I'd split it in two? No? Well, that's not really surprising since it was more than a month ago. Whoops.Since I never got that posted, and since then I've painted some stuff on a third project, and it's now a new year, I'll abandon my original plans and sort of smush everything together as one. This gives me some chance to clear the backlog and start afresh, staying on top of things this time.The Hobbit GoblinsRight, first things first. In our gaming group, we had a brief flurry of interest in the new version of the Games Workshop Middle Earth Battle Game (I think it's called that, or something like it anyway (if only I was on the internet and could look this up)).Five goblins!A further five goblins!Surprise! Five more goblins!All together nowThis prompted me to dust off the Escape from Hobbit Town box I bought several years ago, and I blasted through 15 of the goblins before getting sidetracked again.In the event, I

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Happy New Year! What's in store for 2019

Happy New Year 2019!One of my favorite posts of the year where I lay out my plans for 2019 and try to stick to them without swaying too far.  Last year I kept it a bit realistic and I was happy with my outcome.  With the additions of a few games in 2018, 2019 may be a bit more of a full plate for me.As with last year, my plan for painting will continue to break down my queue in calendar quarters, I think this worked very well for me and made my queue a bit more manageable.As of now, these are the games that are of interest for 2019, in alphabetical order.Arena RexPainting Goal:  I still have quite a few models in my backlog for Arena Rex (11).  I honestly feel it may be a doable goal to have these all completed, as long as I do not add anymore to the backlog.  I think as long as I stick to the two Ludus' that I have, this goal should be completed (especially if one the games way down below takes a back burner).  Once these get completed (maybe by GenCon in August) then I may add

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Kilroy was here!

Hello,This time there are two more Bolt Action pieces served: US medium machine gun team and Warlord / Italeri wrecked house.MMG team it my entry for painting contest on https://strategie.net.pl/ forum. There are several categories to choose, I decided to prepare unit / squad (25/28mm) and vehicle.The first entry is Warlord Games' medium machine gun team - this time whole team has been placed on single base a contrary to another MMG painted recently: sure it's more practical to have ammo runt staggering around to mark casaulty easier, but I thing 3 models packed on single base simply look better. So as usually I chose more-less the same color choice to make guys fit rest of the force. Noting down colors used during work turned out to be good idea. Looking now at these bricks I am considering basing a single squad on city rubble - to make them pop on the battlefield. The only problem is models I use are "pre-slotta" which will make basing rather pain in the ass.Most probably.But still it's bette

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2018 Year in Review

There are two blog posts that I enjoy writing the most each year, the first one is my "What's in store for" (next year), and the second one is my "Year in Review".2018 started with a "What's in store for 2018" so we will use that post as basis for our year in review.Guild Ball2018Painting Goal:  This is a tough one.  I would love to say to be able to complete every Guild Ball model that I have so that all Guilds are completed.  It is doable since I currently probably have around 40 models left to complete.  I have the new six for both the Farmer's and Blacksmith's, the second six for the Brewer's and the remaining are for my Mortician's and Union.  I do have a few one off's left (Smoke and Lucky) and I am wrapping up Skatha for my son's Hunter's Guild.  I think realistically I will shoot to complete the Farmer's, Blacksmith's and Brewer's (along with the few one off's).  This will give me some room for some of the new Minor Guilds that will be released in 2018.Gaming Goal:&n

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German Heer test

Heya for the last time in 2018 probably,Looks like Bolt Action has totally dominated my webspace. So what's on menu today?Warlord Games' placcy German Heer infantryman.This is rather unusual for me, 'cause from what I recall until now I've painted only Hetzer and that  funny, unknown corporal below from zee Germanz range:When I was coming back from September "Road to Berlin" event I got Heer infantry model from my Bruder - wanted to paint one of these for a while, these plastics seemed to be really cool.And actually were: Warlord Games did really great work on plastic intantry. I can definitely recommend this stuff. In fact it was so cool I almost regret my US horde is pure metal (just check new US infantry box).Almost...So here it is anyway: wasn't aiming to paint uniform from any specific period, but rather mixed some black, white and blue and gave it a try. In the end model got wooden plinth and ended up as gift piece.As for the model itself: sculpt is nice and sharp, plastic is easy to work

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Ardennes 1944

I've just endured a five hour, seven course Christmas  lunch in true French style, so I'm definitely fighting the Battle of the Bulge this evening. To get over this festive food marathon I've been lying down and reading Ardennes 1944, which really is rather good even by Anthony Beevor's usual high standards.I've always thought about wargaming this in 15mm, having already had a go in 28mm using Bolt Action, so may well have another look at IABSM again over the holidays, as I already have a stash of Flames of War US Winter figures from last year's birthday. Nice figures and I do realky enjoy painting AFV's in snow camouflage!

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Looking forward to the Holidays

Christmas is near, the holidays have begun and I will spend my two weeks off with the family as well as with the hobby. I got a little christmas present from Radaddel. Thank you very much, always a satisfied customer and with this little bonus towards the end of the year more than ever. Some […]

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