Monday, February 19, 2018

10mm French reinforcements

I completed a batch of 10mm WW2 French from Pendraken ordered back in the Fall. I also ordered some decal which I think really make the tanks in their distinctive camo pop.

Plan is to use these for my MayDay game - a scenario based around the battles at either Hannut or Stonne.

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Bullgryns and heavy weapons

It's been a while since I have posted - mainly because my laptop augured in and I am awaiting delivery of a new one.

Here is some stuff I have been working on - reinforcements for my 40k Cadian army - some Bullgryns to give my lads something with some respectable melee and defensive ability to take and hold onto objectives (my plan is to drop these guys from the Valkyrie behind enemy lines) and a unit of heavy weapons to punch through space marine armor. The Bullgryn/Ogryn models are really great - tons of character!

Tuesday, January 16, 2018

ECW Dragoons

Here is a unit of ECW Dragoons from Warlord Games in 28mm painted for my chum Jonathan - the box includes 12 mounted and 12 foot models that more or less match in their equipment, so I gave them the same hats to represent mounted and dismounted troopers.

Thursday, January 11, 2018

WW2 ... in two scales of course

I started the year off with some 10mm Pendraken desert rats and a FOW Assault Platoon led by Feldwebel Schmidt for my FOW mid-war Heer platoon. The assault platoon is supported by a flamethrower squad and is designed for dislodging Russians in close-combat.

The 10mm Brits are from Pendraken and they are okay - the sculpting is fine but the pose number is a bit limited and they have very thick bases which are hard to hide unless you putty the stand, which is too much of a hassle for 10mm IMO.

Thursday, January 4, 2018

In with the New Year

Happy New Year everyone and best wishes for 2018!

I started this blog 8 years ago in January of 2010. Since then I have posted 363 times with just over 119,000 views. I am pretty sure that many of the views are from Russian bots, but, nonetheless I appreciate all the views and sharing of comments from the community of gamers and hobbyists out there who might find something interesting in here on occasion. This is as close as I get to social media!

2017 was a solid production year for my workbench, I painted a lot more 15mm and 10mm stuff than in previous years as I picked up some Team Yankee and FOW stuff, as well as new projects in 10mm (Naps, WW2 and more recently early medieval). The 28s featured 40k as well as other historical periods.

The numbers are similar to previous years - just over 1,400 items painted so about 4 per day on average:

28mm: 232 foot, 24 mounted, 6 vehicle
20mm: 31 foot, 5 vehicles
15mm: 224 foot, 15 mounted, 48 vehicles
10mm: 415 foot, 62 tanks, 72 mounted, 4 guns
6mm: 122 vehicles, 216 infantry

total: 1108 foot, 121 mounted, 248 other

I played 26 games of DBA in 2018 and have now played 331 games lifetime.

Most recently, I have been working on 10mm WW2 stuff - here is my first batch of early war desert forces British vehicles by Pendraken. I failed to manage a reasonable Caunter scheme (too bloody difficult to get straight lines over these wee angular surfaces) so have just gone for sand for all of it. I splurged on 10mm decals too.

Thursday, December 28, 2017

Christmas loot and a bunch of other stuff

I aquired a bunch of pre-painted 15mm terrain for FOW and TY from Santa, including escarpments (bracketing three newly painted Stugs)

A terraced house and corner shop- a shout out to my chum Scott who I ran into at the Mission Fun and Games Boxing Day sale, this was where I snapped up the large houses. Scott - thanks for letting me slip into line with you! Hope you did as well as I did at the sale - these were 50% off.

a church

terraced house with a pair of newly painted 3d printed Tigers

corner shop with house

Interior detail of one of the houses

interior detail of the church

Interior detail of the corner shop

A pair of Tigers - 3d printed by my chum Clayton - passing the terraced house with interior detail shown

Rocky hill

Stug hiding in the rocky hill

Closer in - nicely detailed Battlfront plastic Stug and home-printed Tiger

And finally, a unit of painted Imperial Harquebusiers for chum Jonathan

Well, not quite finally I guess, I also acquired a box of Leopard 1s which I painted in gelbolive to match my ArmiesArmies C1s. The Battlefront Leps are the ones with aerials:

Saturday, December 16, 2017

Lots of stuff - 28mm TYW, 10mm medieval fantasy, 15mm FOW...

It's been a while since my last update, December always seems to be a busy month, but a variety of stuff came off the table.

First we have a unit of 28mm Swedish Pike and Shot (Warlord) completed for a friend - familiar figures, as I have probably painted more of these than anything else, but the steel helmets give then a very uniform and distinctive appearance.

 I also did some 10mm fantasy and medieval stuff - Elven cavalry and Treemen by Pendraken and I did a few stands of Old Glory Byzantines.


And a pair of Battlefront 15mm FOW tanks for my mid-war Grenadier company

And finally, an unusual story. This week I ordered an Arab Conquest army to fight the Byzantines. Strangely, PayPal held my payment for 72 hours while they reviewed whether my transaction "violated the terms of agreement". WTF?!?!?! This has never happened to me before after perhaps 10 years of regular PayPal use. I suspect it is because the order contained words "Islamic" "war" "muslim" "arab"etc... and somehow triggered an AI filter that marked it as a suspicious international transaction. Good think I didn't order a model of Isis (as in the Greek goddess...).

CSIS must have been disappointed to find out it was for a couple of hundred 10mm wargame figures!