Pendraken Miniatures Forum

Wider Wargaming => Painting Diaries => Topic started by: Steve J on 23 November 2016, 10:00:39 PM



Title: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 23 November 2016, 10:00:39 PM
Well, as Leon threw down the gauntlet of setting up a new 'topic', how could I refuse :D?

So reflecting upon the original reason I set up the topic, namely of one of trying to set achievable deadlines on painting and modelling projects a la the White Dwarf, I freely confess I failed dismally. However the topic was one the generated a lot of interest, so it must be counted as a success. I have greatly enjoyed reading how fellow forum members have progressed with their projects and have admired their output without fail.

Over the past few months I have been giving a lot of thought to what periods do I really enjoy gaming and with what armies (more of this in the future). This has led my to start culling projects that realistically never see the light of day, thus allowing me to focus on stuff I really enjoy. This has frankly been quite cathartic :). As a result I have (famous last words) been able to maintain my focus of late.

To this end to kick this 'new' topic off, I am aiming to finish off my Fallshirmjager battlegroup for BKCII that I started a year or so ago, so that I can finally get in some games set in NWE that I have been planning for some time.

So now over to my august fellow forum members...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 November 2016, 11:01:52 PM
Having a week off Picts, so many many epic figures done this week in preparation for heir first outing in December.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: kipt on 23 November 2016, 11:10:44 PM
I have been working on my FPW for 6 years and only deviating a bit to do some 1:2400 WWII ships.

I have all the Imperial Corps; Gd, !st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, and 12th. Plus the artillery reserve and cavalry reserve.  Just finished the 22nd and 23rd Corps - the Northern Army and am starting on the 15th and 16th Corps of the southern group.  Probably will stop there, but who knows.

For the Prussians I have the Gd, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 14th and the Gd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 12th cavalry..  Working on the 6th and coming up to the 1st and 2nd Cavalry divisions, the 17th division and the Gd, 1st, 2nd and 3rd Landwehr.

Of course with my scale it is not as much as it looks: infantry regiment of 8 figures, cavalry regiment of 4.  2 batteries are represented with 2 guns, 5 crew and 1 caisson with 2 horse.

Should keep me going for another year.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 24 November 2016, 10:49:22 AM
Fallschirmjager A/T guns all done, bar a bit of a dry brush here and there (waiting for the wash to dry) and then lacquer. So a load of flocking beckons over the enxt few days plus applying camo etc to the StuG IIIs that will be the main AFVs for the Battalion.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: ianrs54 on 24 November 2016, 11:25:47 AM
Bear in mind it's only a theory. Also please continue to post piccies, but make em as small as possible, and avoid monochrome ones.

IanS


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 24 November 2016, 01:14:18 PM
Monochrome?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: ianrs54 on 24 November 2016, 01:19:27 PM
Like your sig photo. B/W eats space for some reason.

IanS


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Subedai on 24 November 2016, 02:03:27 PM
I am one of those wargamers for whom the phrase 'butterfly interest' was originally coined. At the moment I am colourflaging my Epic chaps for use as an alien invasion of Earth army. On mt painting table there are a number of ongoing projects, 10mm Polish Medieval and Renaissance, 10mm SciFi, 10mm Mongols, and 6mm Macedonian. However, just because they are there that doesn't automatically mean that they will get painted...yet. I do have other projects in mind but that's as far as they have got at the moment. What doesn't help is that writing takes up a fair chunk of my time so I just potter really. Ten or fifteen years ago I would have knocked out the Not Epic stuff in a couple of days but so far it has taken me a week just to do 20 APC's and 3 MLRS!

MickS


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 24 November 2016, 02:08:17 PM
B/W eats space for some reason.
IanS

How strange.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 24 November 2016, 05:20:26 PM
Like your sig photo. B/W eats space for some reason.

IanS
Sorry, I was probably being obtuse. Of course I know what a monochrome is, I have one in my bathroom. I am just surprised that they take up more space ... or am I? Is it something to do with black being made up of the other three colours? Don't know enough about how pictures are stored, but if each pixel is allocated an RGB value then surely all pictures should take up the same space?

Any proper Technos out there that can shed some light on this conundrum? In English - not Tekkie.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Nosher on 24 November 2016, 06:08:12 PM
I've just looked back at my OP's on the Original thread...... :o

29.08.2012 Finish my 28mm SAGA Scots  :-[ :-[ These are still sat in the cupboard awaiting 'inspiration' :'(

10.09.2012 Make a start on a 10mm Arthurian British force  :o These were sold last month on flea bay, based and undercoated but unpainted having languished unloved for three years.

On the bright side, I have made excellent progress in three years with my 28mm WW2 Germans and have built up quite a considerable force. I also finished those 10mm Polish/Lithiuanian Renaissance Figures a long time ago.

As to plans for this month? Lets just say I'm keeping my options open!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: ianrs54 on 25 November 2016, 08:27:59 AM
Asked someone with more tec knowledge dan moi last night. He thinks that rather than space per see, the problem with ATOFG original may be in the relationships, particularly those between the forum display and picture storage.

Hope that's some help.

IanS


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 25 November 2016, 11:44:55 AM
Bear in mind it's only a theory. Also please continue to post piccies, but make em as small as possible, and avoid monochrome ones.

IanS

Maybe, to keep the thread to a sensible size, we could regenerate it annually?

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 25 November 2016, 05:05:45 PM
You know, this thread isn't as good as the old one.  :(

I miss the old one.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 November 2016, 05:06:15 PM
Please don't say they're making a prequel?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 November 2016, 11:37:56 PM
Epic update: Seven land raiders, three Predator tanks, two more rhinos, eight devastator stands and seven tactical stands painted this week.
Got a game a week Thursday, should be easily up to the points for the game.
Back to the Picts soon, honest.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Bunny on 26 November 2016, 07:34:35 AM
Earlier this year I finished off, well nearly finished off my League of Augsburg forces about 1263 infantry, 352 cavalry, 16 guns and crew....have a few cavalry and dragoon units to add plus I will do a Spanish brigade of 4 infantry Tercios (210 figures), 3 cavalry (48 figures), 1 dragoons (12 mounted, 12 foot) plus a couple of guns and crew.

The later part of the year I have been working on my Seven Year Austrian and Reichsarmee.  So far Austrian 387 foot, 108 cavalry, 8 guns and 6 limbers.  Reichsarmee 116 foot and 36 cavalry.

So that is my 10mm painted totals this year but as I am easily led astray by shiny things I have painted a goodly amount of 15mm as well, oh and a 6mm SciFi battle group of 75 vehicles plus infantry....

2017 I will try and be more focused, finish off my 7YW Austrians, 155 foot and 120 mounted plus my 7YW Russians, of which I have most of the figures.  I think with the Russians I will soon be fed up of painting red lol

As always pictures on my blog

http://warrenswargamerantings.blogspot.com/

And comments (good and bad) are always welcome


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 26 November 2016, 11:04:27 AM
Very impressive !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fred. on 26 November 2016, 11:31:26 AM
Bunny - I'm really liking those Brigade models and how you have painted them. I'm trying to avoid a 4th 6mm sci fi army but stuff like that doesn't help.

Do you have any infantry for them, or are you going tank centric?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 28 November 2016, 08:51:49 PM
Camo and wash applied to some StuG IIIs, somehwat later than planned. All being well details, weathering and lacquer applied added tomorrow.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 28 November 2016, 09:17:52 PM
I started on a North Korean (as a test piece for myself, today).

Pic when  I've corrected the knee patches. Made those way OTT.  X_X

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 November 2016, 10:40:55 PM
Three epic terminators stands and a supreme commander stand finished tonight.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 November 2016, 11:15:28 PM
Six bases of republican Roman Velites, four bases of hastatii and nine more bases of Picts started tonight. Picts for a game in two weeks, Romans because I really needed to paint something 'regular'!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 29 November 2016, 11:42:01 PM
Taking a bit of a break at present. I'll do the SYW supplementary stuff when it arrives, but otherwise the other projects can (or must) wait.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 30 November 2016, 08:01:31 AM
Six bases of republican Roman Velites, four bases of hastatii and nine more bases of Picts started tonight. Picts for a game in two weeks, Romans because I really needed to paint something 'regular'!

Even MORE Picts, Will ?  :o

You'll have to reinforce your table, so it'll be able to cope with the weight soon !  ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 November 2016, 09:01:59 AM
11 units of foot, 9 bases per unit, 8 or nine figures per unit. Three units of cavalry, 24 figures in each, four units of bows, 24 figures in those too.
Say 2g per figure (estimated average)
2x9x8.5x11 = 1683g
20 X 24 X 3 = 144g
20 X 24 x 4 = 192g

Just under 2kg


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 30 November 2016, 11:22:21 AM
 ;D ;D ;D

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 30 November 2016, 01:27:12 PM
Dealy on finishing StuG IIIs due to work :(. Hope to get them sorted by the weekend.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 November 2016, 10:52:41 PM
Epic game next week cancelled as I'm on taxi duty for my daughter's school music concerts Wednesday and Thursday.
So, on with the Picts and Romans, both of whom were drybrushed tonight.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 04 December 2016, 09:21:32 PM
Friday afternoon.

Yours truly working away on some of the North Korean bods.....(Going quite well....I think)

"Blimey", thought I.....Is that the missus or the MIL with the TV switched up rather loudly.....
This went on for about 20 seconds, so I thought I'd better go and investigate.
"Von ! What are you watching ?"
"Nothing."

" Oh *bother*.......I think your Mum's done something silly, then". (Go into annexe.)

She had.......Blood all over the carpet.....MIL face down on the sofa...(Which is why she couldn't shout very loudly)...in what I can only describe as a 'being stuck' position......Her Panic alarm over the other side of the room....So ****ing useful over there !

Took us an hour to turn her over onto her back.......Mucho mega screaming....."MOVE ME ONTO MY BACK".....Then "NO DON'T MOVE ME"
.......(Repeat this every 30 seconds, for about 10 minutes, until we phone the paramedics......No don't try and move her.)........

This didn't stop the requests about moving her from the MIL......"We're not allowed to Mum !".......Repeat again every 30 seconds for another 10 minutes.....Yet more screaming !!
Paramedics phone back....."We may be rather a long time.....We've got a lot of other emergency calls, at the moment...You better had try and move her."

Back to square one, with more screaming.....Until we got the promise "I promise I won't scream if you try and move me."....That was a fib four times.....Until we just put up with the yelling and turned her.......Somehow got her upright (She was just a complete dead weight) and managed to get her into a chair.

"I need the loo".......Somehow get her into her little chair with wheels......Von takes her into her little bathroom.
She then collapses again......That took 20 minutes to somehow manhandle her back into the 'wheelychair' .......Still being a complete dead weight.
Von trying to support her from the front .....me trying to pull her upright and back into the chair, while standing in the shower, so I could grab her under the arms, and heave her up.  X_X

By this stage, there are three rather fraught people in quite a restricted space......One panicking and in pain......Two with kn*ckered backs and almost deaf from all the yelling.

Fortunately......The ambulancemen turned up at this stage (much quicker than we'd expected) and basically took over. (Phew)

A 40 minute trip in the back of the ambulance.......Then about 6 hours before we could go home.
(I was so glad the Macdonalds in Haverford West is open 24/7.....I was starving by this stage.....and the MIL didn't seem to be too badly injured, apart from being black and blue from bruising and a couple of spectacular cuts on her legs.)......I want a retired CSI bod to come round and see if he can work out exactly what the MIL did.....I can't make sense of it at all...and she doesn't remember....She SAYS.

She's staying in the hospital for a few days, until they know she's going to be relatively mobile again......And they've rehydrated her.
(Apparently) The daft woman hasn't been drinking anything like enough for the past few weeks.....So she doesn't have to keep going for a pee......(She's very good at telling porkies about how much she eats and drinks...and now we KNOW.)

Apparently with the fluids going into her, she's becoming a lot more coherent, as well.....That's a frigging bonus !

Hopefully I'll have a bit more time to look at the forum from tomorrow, onward.

Cheers - Mr Completely Bloody Knackered.






Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 04 December 2016, 09:33:07 PM
oh cripes!  :(

Sounds like a nightmare, and so worrying.

Hope you can get things sorted. Cuts on legs sounds odd. I am assuming there are no glass tables lying smashed.

Take care and best wishes to you and Mrs T.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fred. on 04 December 2016, 10:13:16 PM
Crikey Phil! Not a good weekend then.

Hopefully its nothing too serious - probably mainly from the dehydration.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 December 2016, 10:46:38 PM
Hugs bud!  :(


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 05 December 2016, 12:39:50 AM
Phil  >:< >:< >:<


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 05 December 2016, 08:09:39 AM
Cuts on legs sounds odd. I am assuming there are no glass tables lying smashed.

No, Nobby.......But I did discover a 'sharp edged' bit of hardboard under the seating on the left side of the sofa.....Right under the edge...Just sticking out enough to do some damage.
THAT....I believe answers the very badly skinned left knee.....She must have caught the edge of that, as she fell.

I STILL cannot figure out the other cuts.......Unless she'd actually fallen/bumped into something BEFORE she fall face forward onto the sofa. (I'm beginning to think that this is what happened, first.)
I found blood on the right wheel of the zimmer.......Which was to her left...and upright...and out of the way...Makes me think she was dripping blood on that first.
Skinned right knee,,,I believe.....was just a 'friction burn' from the carpet, as she presumably tried to get herself back upright.

I'll have to see if I can find any more blood on a drawer, maybe in the kitchen......MIL doesn't remember at all......But then, her very short term memory is almost non-existent, sadly !

Thanks for the hugs !

Right.....I'd better try and catch up on a load of work today.  X_X

Cheers - Phil






Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Fenton on 05 December 2016, 10:16:16 AM
It's like watching Poirot and Hastings back together again in a new case "The mysterious affair of the falling lady"

I let you decide which parts Phil and Nobby are playing for yourselves


Hope she's ok though


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Westmarcher on 05 December 2016, 10:35:52 AM
Thought something was up this weekend, Phil. Understand your pain. Sounds all so familiar. Same basic story lines; falls, injuries, calls from FIL to drive over and pick MIL up from floor, memory loss, same questions within minutes (I used to change my answers to observe the reaction), convinced she’s done things she hasn’t (“was out shopping today” when she hadn’t stepped out the door), etc. My MIL has had dementia for many years now and as time went by, required more and more care. She eventually had to take up residence in a Care Home where she is being looked after very well. With mind and/or body failing, living to a ripe old age is over-rated. All the best to the three of you. 


p.s. Fenton - Speaking of "the little grey cells" .... Poirot? Peter Cooman. Hastings? Nobby.   Phil?  Has to be Inspector Japp!  ;D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 05 December 2016, 02:01:52 PM
I haven't got any little gray cells left.....They're all burning away, at an alarming rate of knots.....At this rate, I'll be in home before the MIL.  X_X

Thanks to Steve & Westie too !

Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Matt J on 05 December 2016, 04:37:12 PM
Feel for you Phil  :(

My Dad has early onset Alzhiemers, he's only 69, and my youngest son (6) has ASD. I spend alot of time doing this  ~X(


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: d_Guy on 05 December 2016, 05:24:34 PM
Phil
Had similar experiences during the last years of my Mother's life. Stressful and exhausting (phyisically and emotionally).
She is blessed to have you and your good lady. Stay well, Bro'

Bill


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 05 December 2016, 06:21:15 PM
Nice sentiments that I can only echo.






So how are the Koreans doing?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Nosher on 05 December 2016, 06:30:14 PM
Feel your pain Phil.

Grey Lady Down is our bread and butter. Sadly old ducks on the floor are bumped down the queue whilst were dealing with 20-somethings with stomach ache, 30-somethings with babies with a snotty nose, 40-somethings with nose bleeds and 50-somethings with back pain, most of whom could have got themselves to A&E themselves or to the Docs.

By the time we get to patients that really need us things have often progressed quite rapidly.

Of all the falls in the elderly I go to, most go to hospital as there is generally an underlying issue causing them to become more vulnerable to a fall. Poor hydration leads to urine infections which affects balance, confusion etc all of which make the elderly more likely to fall. Unchecked, underlying infection can lead to urosepsis where the blood becomes infected usually with quite nasty repercussions.

Sounds like your MIL is in good hands and thankfully the injuries she sustained whilst looking pretty awful were not life-changing. Thoughts with you and yours  ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 05 December 2016, 08:44:56 PM
Feel your pain Phil.
Of all the falls in the elderly I go to, most go to hospital as there is generally an underlying issue causing them to become more vulnerable to a fall. Poor hydration leads to urine infections which affects balance, confusion etc all of which make the elderly more likely to fall. Unchecked, underlying infection can lead to urosepsis where the blood becomes infected usually with quite nasty repercussions.

Well....I'm impressed !   You definitely know your stuff, Nosher  :-bd......Hospital have confirmed today that she IS suffering from a urinary infection......Sounds very much (from what you've just put) that this could well be part of the underlying problem.

She's on an antibiotic drip at the mo'.....And was rather disappointed that they won't let her home until that's cleared up.
Poor old thing thinks she's been in hospital for 10 days now.....Not just the three and a bit days she really has.

Again .......Very many thanks to all for your wishes and support......Here & via email.

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 05 December 2016, 08:55:51 PM
All the best Phil. My good friends Mum kept getting urinary infections and falling down due to dehydration. Over a month or so she was constantly re-admitted for the same thing. Eventually he managed to get her keeping her fluid levels up and all now well.

At Matt J: My Mum had an agressive form of dementia at 65 and being a tough old bird, kept on going until just shy of her 70th birthday. That was a very tough 5 years for all concerned, so feel for you and your family. Our son has ASD and the early years were very, very hard, but now he's 16 and things are much, much easier, so just hang on in there.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 December 2016, 11:40:24 PM
Blimey.

I painted some stuff tonight, not important in comparison. Stay well all. Hugs.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: lowlylowlycook on 06 December 2016, 02:47:14 AM
My mom has Parkinsons which is a huge risk factor for falling.   The time that the Physical Therapist giving her an exam told her to close her eyes while remaining standing and she lasted for about a second before needing to grab a rail really brought it home.

But she is aware of the danger and afraid enough of falling that she doesn't have too many incidents.  The only bad one was when she was walking backwards with her rolling walker in a hardware store, tripped and impaled herself on some tent spikes or something similar.  At the time she was on pain killers for a back problem and she hardly complained even though we had to wait a while in an empty emergency room for a few stitches.

Anyway, hopefully the docs can fix up your MIL.  And push those liquids on her.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Nosher on 06 December 2016, 07:41:41 AM
Hydration in the elderly is really tough, Few adults drink enough to properly hydrate anyway so most of the issue is learnt behaviour we carry on into later life.

The issue is compounded further by 'the more you drink, the more you pee' meaning you're on your feet more often and therefore more likely to fall. Throw into the mix medication for heart failure or oedema and the problem is further compounded without even taking into consideration decreasing mobility brought on by old age.

Cups of tea are poor in terms of hydration - far more important to be taking on water,

Did the ambulance service mention a Falls Referral at all Phil? Here in Suffolk we can refer a faller to colleagues within the occupational therapy field who can visit patients at home and assess their mobility and the general safety of patients in their home. They can advise and often put in place things that can help the elderly mobilise more independantly at home - hand rails and raised toilet seats - walk in showers etc? They also look at carpets, rugs and doorsteps and even take into account things like entries and exist from the property as well as personal alarms.

Good luck with getting MIL up and about and back home  ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 06 December 2016, 01:59:07 PM
Just finished adding new brass wire lances to the EMM2 Mounted Sergeants, to give a greater variety of poses.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 06 December 2016, 02:26:18 PM
Did the ambulance service mention a Falls Referral at all Phil? Here in Suffolk we can refer a faller to colleagues within the occupational therapy field who can visit patients at home and assess their mobility and the general safety of patients in their home. They can advise and often put in place things that can help the elderly mobilise more independantly at home - hand rails and raised toilet seats - walk in showers etc? They also look at carpets, rugs and doorsteps and even take into account things like entries and exist from the property as well as personal alarms.
Good luck with getting MIL up and about and back home  ;)

Quite a lot of that's been done already, Nosher......There was a bit of a fight over the raised loo seat.....MIL kept taking it away...Von kept putting it back.
I think Von's won, now.  :)

OTs have put in rails in appropriate areas........But we're still having a fight over all the mats/rugs she has strewn all over the place......We're not happy about those at all, from a safety point of view.....and she will insist on shuffling about in a pair of loose, ill fitting slippers......even though we've bought her new ones.
The one thing we'll be looking at getting, (which we haven't got yet) is a 'seat' for the shower......That's the place I DREAD her falling over in, as it'll be almost impossible for the pair of us to move her from.

The 'memory nurse' that came round a week or so ago, said the MIL's so set in her ways, it'll be very difficult to get her to change.

We'll see.

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fred. on 06 December 2016, 06:26:06 PM
Sounds tough Phil

It might be worth using the stay in hospital as a way to make some changes regarding  the rugs and slippers. Hopefully she will be pleased to be back home, and be less upset about the changes. You can always blame them on the hospital anyway! Say that they said it had to be clear for her to get around.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 06 December 2016, 06:52:38 PM
Good thinking Fred :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 06 December 2016, 09:02:42 PM
Just opened a nice package from Pendraken for my planned Imagi-Nations Ancients forces, which was nice as no energy for painting etc after a long day at work :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 06 December 2016, 09:41:52 PM
It might be worth using the stay in hospital as a way to make some changes regarding  the rugs and slippers. Hopefully she will be pleased to be back home, and be less upset about the changes. You can always blame them on the hospital anyway! Say that they said it had to be clear for her to get around.

Hmmmm......Might be worth a try. :-\

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 December 2016, 11:41:46 PM
More paint applied to figures tonight.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 07 December 2016, 03:24:57 AM
Making a few desultory moves with the brush over wild west stuff, but clearly shan't finish it this year.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: d_Guy on 07 December 2016, 03:36:56 AM
It's good to have goals.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 07 December 2016, 05:32:35 AM
I loathe team sport. ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 08 December 2016, 01:59:01 PM
Finished basic cleaning up of some Sassanid Persians for a planned Ancients force, using Sword & Spear as the preferred ruleset. Lovely figures with great character. I have a plan to finished these by the end of the year, so that I can kick off a campaign of some sort or other....


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Matt J on 08 December 2016, 04:36:08 PM
WORK, KIDS, WORK, KIDS, WORK, KIDS, WORK, KIDS, WORK, KIDS  >:(

at some point it'll be nice to do some painting again  :(


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 08 December 2016, 04:55:49 PM
I'll swap ya !

No......Perhaps not !..... ;) ;D

Hope you get back in the groove soon, Matey !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 December 2016, 11:54:49 PM
Lots of progress on Picts, including all the 'not-plaid' and shields. Just bronze work, corrections, basing and standards to do. Romans similar (apart from shields)!
Thought I might need this lot for Thursday, but looks like my opponent wants to try ECW instead. ;D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 11 December 2016, 08:45:36 AM
Sod all done for a few days courtesy of a virus that my wife caught at school :(


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 11 December 2016, 08:35:44 PM
Finally feeling better and as a result able to at last finish the static grass on my Fallschirmjager bases :). Next up some Imagi-Nations Ancients.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 December 2016, 07:38:27 AM
Velites and Picts done, apart from varnish and basing. Just need to make a descission on Hastatii shields and they are good to go too...
Just need warm/dry enough conditions to varnish.
These will get based at the same time as the next batch of epic which are getting tested next week.
Brace yourselves for many, many photos.
Then two weeks of Xmas painting to add. ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 December 2016, 04:45:53 PM
Varnish cheekily done, just enough heat/daylight to get it done!  #:-S


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 13 December 2016, 08:44:23 PM
Some basic clean up on elephants to get the howdahs to fit nicely, talk less of the crew, due to tool wear.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 December 2016, 11:38:56 PM
Works do. Great food and nice company.
Designated driver, so stone cold sober.
Left when the singer covering Mowtown soul (badly) started murdering slow Stevie Wonder hits, should have been good dancing music, but this lass made Vic Reaves 'club singer' appear talented!
Normally Stevie is a great choice, but I just called to say I love you done badly is an awful, awful thing! Quite killed the evening.
Home, many, many bases sand and pva'd.
That's better.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 December 2016, 02:09:27 AM
Bases inked.
Two land raiders and four whirlwind tanks for epic base coated and inked
Hastati shields painted and named and cohort added, as per suggestions. Shield Designs started but my 0.1mm black pen has died. Hopefully pick up a replacement tomorrow or Monday.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Norm on 18 December 2016, 06:44:56 AM
I have been doing the dreaded rebasing thing!

My 12mm Kallistra ACW come with 40mm x 20mm bases. Two side by side are ideal for my 100mm Kallistra hexes, but I have recently been bitten by the bug to go to large bases. So I picked up some 80 x 30mm bases from Minibits and broke up 12 of my smaller bases.

At the same time, I also ordered some 30mm x 20m from Leon, with a view to basing 3 bases to a unit, giving a total frontage of 90mm. This would still fit in with my 100mm hex, but had the advantage for my Pendraken napoleonics that as well as line, march column would look good and for attack column, I could throw in an extra bases for a 2 x 2 arrangement. So I broke down another 4 bases to make them up.

Now, after including these new bases in a few of my games, I felt that;

Big bases -
Advantages - Fast to move and looked nice.
 
Disadvantages - road movement looked daft and was not intuitive to manage.. I like to pull two bases appart toshow skirmish formation or put them in a slight 'V' to show disorder, that can no longer be done and on hills or in building complexes, the units invariably had to sit with one end of the base up in the air, while smaller bases can wrap over contours and fit around buildings better.

Smaller bases -
Advantages, looked very good in march column and was just generally better able to reflect various formations or conditions such as disordered or shaken, without revering to markers.

Disavdantages - To reflect Attack Column, which is a major Napoleonic formation, I needed to create a 4th base and even for line. For line, adding a 3rd base increases handling of units by 50% and for those in Attack Column by 100%. Not much there and then, but over the course of a full game it is significant, especially for bad back sufferers.

So, I have returned all bases back to their former 40mm compromise, which works well. I hadmade the new bases permanent to get a true idea of how they would look and manage, so they were all flocked, sanded and filled etc, to the rebasing twice just to get back to my original position has been indeed tedious and hard  on the finger-tips.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: d_Guy on 18 December 2016, 01:57:36 PM
I can only smile, Norm.
Each time I rebase I am sure it is for the last time!  :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Westmarcher on 18 December 2016, 02:41:14 PM
 :D

I have re-based my ACW stuff twice and my SYW stuff four times!  #-o

Each to their own. I couldn't live with the "disadvantages" of big bases as outlined by you above either and now happily have all on 1" or 25mm magnetised square bases with 4 bases to a unit and should I require big bases in future, I shall simply place them on steel paper sabots à la d-guy's bases.

Trouble is, my original SYW bases were flocked with green scatter and as I re-based and built up the collection, I continued doing this even though I had since "graduated" to bases flocked with static grass with my ACW collection. As my supply of green scatter has all but run out now, and I continue to expand my SYW collection (4 mounted officers, 2 howitzers with crews and 3 limbers recently), I have now started using static grass for my SYW stuff also. It looks good. So good, that I am now contemplating applying static grass on top of the green scatter of the bases of all my other SYW units.

I have tested this on a spare base (a cadre of a Reichsarmee unit which I may expand into a full battalion in future) and it looks good (if I was any good a posting pictures, I would post a before and after pic, but I'm rubbish at it! I suppose I could send it to someone by e-mail if they think they could post it for me?) Anyhoo, before I embark on such a venture (folly?), I wonder how long lasting such a course of action will be. Will the static grass hold in the long term? Has anyone done this before?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 December 2016, 12:44:16 AM
Bases dry brushed, highlighted, detailed, edged and pva sealed.
Epic whirlwinds and land raiders dry brushed and detailed, to be finished off tomorrow.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 December 2016, 01:14:51 PM
40 principes reassembled (didn't like how I had them first time) and the base coated and inked.
40 more assembled, ready for undercoating.
Not bad morning really!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 22 December 2016, 02:03:12 PM
Another bl**dy cold putting pay to all gaming related activity :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 December 2016, 03:37:46 PM
And they are all now highlighted, apart from bronze work, and then wood and leather work to do, then shield designs...
Not particularly happy with the blue on one shield.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 December 2016, 11:20:14 PM
47 principes and a general finished tonight, just need varnish and basing now. Not bad seeing as I only started them yesterday! :D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 24 December 2016, 06:28:46 AM
47 principes and a general finished tonight, just need varnish and basing now. Not bad seeing as I only started them yesterday! :D

Well done :)

But didn't you have 80 to do :-\
40 principes reassembled (didn't like how I had them first time) and the base coated and inked.
40 more assembled, ready for undercoating.
Not bad morning really!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 December 2016, 08:04:34 AM
The other 38 are next to go...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 26 December 2016, 08:53:12 AM
To my delight.......

I stopped work on Friday afternoon, without properly finishing off the puttying on a 30mm model....(I reached the stage where.....B*gger it !, I'm stopping for the weekend, and it's Christmas on Sunday)
So a tip I've mentioned before.....I put the model in a plastic box, and the box in the chest freezer, outside, in the barn.
Took the model back inside this morning, and the 'wet' putty is still 'workable'.

Never left a model in the freezer for that amount of time before......I usually only 'risk' 12-24 hours....So I now know that in 'an emergency' I can leave it for over 48 hours !

Huzzah !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 December 2016, 11:28:30 PM
Four bases of Hastatii assembled, four bases of principes sanded and pva'd.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: d_Guy on 26 December 2016, 11:49:30 PM
You know, this thread isn't as good as the old one.  :(

I miss the old one.

What do you miss specifically? Prehapes is can be remedied?
I've got some scaffolding and paint I've been hoarding.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 29 December 2016, 08:04:16 PM
No painting as such, but managed to get off my butt and sort out some stuff for my Imagi-Nations project. I had aimed to get both forces painted by New Years Eve, but a succession of colds and the holiday period blew that plan out of the water.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 30 December 2016, 08:52:26 PM
Based up some additional units for one of my Imagi-Nations forces this evening.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 December 2016, 01:37:48 AM
Bases flocked and prettyfied on those next five Roman stands, photos tomorrow. plus five stands of Epic tactical marines painted and sand/pva on bases, small chance I might get those done before midnight tomorrow to finish the year off nicely.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 31 December 2016, 01:28:26 PM
Rebased some cavalry onto larger bases and added some additional infantry units to one of the 'Forces'. Still not sure what to do with the soldiers in the Carthaginian elephant as they are noticeably smaller than the Late Romans that I'm using them with :(


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 31 December 2016, 03:59:55 PM
After some thought I decided to use the elphants as they stand and count them as 'mercenaries/experts' hired in. Just a base of heavy cavalry to do and then I think that's one force completed.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 December 2016, 07:33:09 PM
Twenty five epic tactical marines based today, just waiting for the pva to dry before applying tufts and photographing...
Before midnight


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Norm on 31 December 2016, 07:55:32 PM
We had a house move and all the 10mm / 12mm were packaged to what I had believed was a satisfactory degree ..... however ..... upon opening everything in the trays were in a jumble. On closer inspection, the jumble mass had clearly been sliding around and there were scratches down to the metal on many figures, especially on exposed parts such as elbows, shoulders and tops of heads etc.

So I have been going over all scratches with a 'blob' of primer and putting the block colours back in - though for my ACW Union, I have gone for a slightly lighter (dark) blue and also changed the pants colour of the Union to a better one and for the Confederates, a lighter gray (and not inked / shaded)

However, the results have been quite startling, because I am quickly hitting main parts of the figures with the new shade, there remains plenty of the old background darker colours in recesses etc and this is actually making the figures pop more than they did so before (read that as they never popped at all!) and I am liking the look. The bases are also being re-flocked which adds more texture, which also is a closer match to the flock on my Kallistra hex tiles.

Anyway the WWII need a similar 'rescue', so I am hoping my quick hit re-furb done over the last few days, with breath new life into these chaps. It is true that smaller figures hold be painted a bit brighter, seems I am accidentally discovering what many have known for ages !
 


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 31 December 2016, 09:31:31 PM
I'm glad to hear the rescue has turned out so well

On the few occasions I have moved house all my troops have been transported by me :-SS

For the last couple of moves this has involved multiple trips :-[ ;D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 December 2016, 10:23:18 PM
Ouch!  :'(


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Norm on 31 December 2016, 10:24:16 PM
Yep, could kick myself for not being more thoughtful about their journey.

I think bigger and heavier lead would have ended up with some significant problems.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 01 January 2017, 08:00:14 AM
Glad the re-touching is working so well. When we last moved I put all of my gaming stuff in the car. I wouldn't be able to do that now!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 04 January 2017, 01:43:00 PM
First Imagi-Nations force all based and primed. Now the small case of painting them all.....


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 January 2017, 05:20:42 PM
Good news: Last batch of Picts spears base coated and inked, along with my first Epic Eldar unit.
Bad news: Looking out some spaceships for a mate, I've dropped at least three armies!  :'(


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 04 January 2017, 05:37:55 PM
 X_X X_X X_X


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 04 January 2017, 08:14:26 PM
Ouch! Hope they are all ok?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fred. on 04 January 2017, 09:03:03 PM

Bad news: Looking out some spaceships for a mate, I've dropped at least three armies!  :'(

Dropping one army could be thought of as careless. Dropping three  :o :o


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 January 2017, 11:48:50 PM
Stacked... caught with elbow, inevitable slow motion slide and crash.  :'( can't face the repairs yet.  :'( Maybe Friday  :D

In the meantime, 15 shades of highlighting done on Picts tonight.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: kipt on 05 January 2017, 01:09:51 AM
All my FPW have magnetic bases and the boxes have a sheet of tin.  I can carry them upside down and they stay secured. Lot of tin and magnetic sheets however.  I get the magnetic sheets from Tap Plastics here in California.  Not sure where else they are, but it comes in 30" width and I usually get 3" at a time.  $10 to $15.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 05 January 2017, 05:50:58 PM
I use magnetic vinyl from sign writing suppliers, 62cm wide roll. I usually get a couple of metres at a time. I haven't been brave enough to turn upside down yet.

One bonus is that it gives the bases an extra couple of millimetres depth without the base edge being that deep. I cut the vinyl 5-10mm smaller than the base e.g. a 40x20 base gets a 30x15 piece of magnetic vinyl


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: kipt on 05 January 2017, 08:37:30 PM
Not 3" at a time, 3' at a time...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 05 January 2017, 08:50:07 PM
Ah! Those were the days!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: kipt on 05 January 2017, 10:14:00 PM
You too?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Nosher on 06 January 2017, 10:38:42 AM
Grand total of my painting effort since this thread launched?

3x 28mm Figures for the Levingrad All Tzars Undead Bloodbowl Teaml

Combination of tiredness after work (averaging 14 hours a shift at the moment) and the usual post new year go slow after a fortnights indulgence. I'm also working most weekends this month so no nights at the club to inspire me to finish figures for a game.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 January 2017, 10:55:09 PM
Sat down to the aftermath of the army drop.
Five boxes of figures sorted and repaired🤘
A few loa hats to repaint, a few figures needing to be glued back into bases, many lances and spears straightened, could have been a lot worse. One Tudor artillery piece is missing, will look again in daylight.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Matt J on 06 January 2017, 11:54:37 PM
Just finished basing the samples of the new imperial Romans (pics soon ☺) and also painting Bloodbowl as well, Norse team. The sixth team to paint out of 16.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 January 2017, 12:39:03 AM
10 stands of Epic Eldar jet bikes done tonight, just need to do stripes and logos


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 07 January 2017, 02:59:33 AM
Sat down to the aftermath of the army drop.
Five boxes of figures sorted and repaired🤘
A few loa hats to repaint, a few figures needing to be glued back into bases, many lances and spears straightened, could have been a lot worse. One Tudor artillery piece is missing, will look again in daylight.

 #:-S
Good to hear it wasn't too bad


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 January 2017, 10:24:29 AM
So far this morning, I've found:
My daughter's gym leotard
My daughter's iPad
My wife's watch and wedding rings

Wish me luck looking for that gun!!  ;D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 January 2017, 10:33:05 AM
Got it!
Plus a lance I didn't even know I had lost!
 8)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 07 January 2017, 10:54:47 AM
Just finished basing the samples of the new imperial Romans (pics soon ☺)

Squeaks of excitement !!  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 07 January 2017, 10:59:44 AM
Ooops....Forgot to say, back to the North Koreans for the next week or so.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Matt J on 07 January 2017, 03:42:24 PM
My turn to squeak with excitement  :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 07 January 2017, 04:21:03 PM
No direct gaming stuff today, but started revamping parts of the house that will (hopefully) give me some dedicated storage space for figures, rulebooks etc.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 January 2017, 07:51:12 PM
My turn to squeak with excitement  :)

Should we be calling this post 'The Squeak-well'?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Matt J on 07 January 2017, 08:26:36 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 January 2017, 11:06:35 PM
Eleven Pictish bases flesh highlighted, hair painted and inked and wood&leatherwork painted and inked tonight.
Metalwork, hair highlights (so '80s) and then it's the dreaded 'not-plaid' ™ to sort.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 January 2017, 11:18:44 PM
All apart from 'not plaid' and wording done on those Picts now. ✅


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 11 January 2017, 03:35:29 AM
Quote
wording
is that like 'not-woad' :-/


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: pierre the shy on 11 January 2017, 06:41:31 AM
The dreaded autocorret autocorrect strikes again.......a bit of a blue on blue incident purhaps?   :-


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 January 2017, 07:31:53 AM
Or I might be writing on them... no, it's woad!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 11 January 2017, 12:02:43 PM
During a surprise bit of clear weather yesterday I managed to get a load of random bits a pieces (mostly dungeon related) spray-primed  :)

Feeling positive that I may soon have large swarms of vermin to roam the dank, dark hallways of my imagination...  8->


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 January 2017, 11:10:55 PM
Not-plaid and woad done...  :-B @-) @-) @-) @-) @-) @-) @-) <:-P
Not sure when I'm going to get these varnished before basing, forecast for tomorrow is either cold, heavy rain, or snow ❄️


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 13 January 2017, 02:20:03 PM
WOW !

Just went outside, and upstairs in the pole barn, to do a bit of soldering.
Switched the light on......Plugged the iron into the socket,, when I heard the flapping of wings.....Turning around, expecting to see a feral pigeon, I was amazed to see a tawny owl flying straight towards me !.....Beautiful creature, up close.

Phoned the local falconry centre to ask for 'a plan' (I don't know whether it's using the upstairs as a 'roost, or it's somehow got upstairs and now can't find it's way back down again.)

I'll be checking after dark to see whether it's found its way out.....In which case no prob....
Otherwise, apparently we've got to try and throw a big towel over it and take it outside.
Got to check whether it's too thin....(Been told how to do this)...and if it is, the falconry centre will come and collect it.....Feed it up, and then come back and release it over here.

Been severely warned how sharp its talons are......This could be a whole new way to cut myself.  :D

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 January 2017, 03:34:01 PM
Wow! How cool.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Fenton on 13 January 2017, 03:36:53 PM




Been severely warned how sharp its talons are......This could be a whole new way to cut myself.  :D

Cheers - Phil

Would you be 'owlin in pain?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 13 January 2017, 05:09:51 PM
a) What is a "pole barn"?  Is it a place where vaulters store their equipment in the winter?
b) What do you have in a barn to solder? Barns I have loved are distinctly without opportunity for the keen soldering iron.
c) So in a BARN, you see a TAWNY owl. Doesn't that feel wrong?
d) It also has a beak.
e) If you do get scratched, you may have a new career fighting crime with owlish powers as Owlman! Scourge of the night, but a right hoot once you get to know him.



Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 13 January 2017, 05:37:36 PM
WOW !

... I was amazed to see a tawny owl flying straight towards me !.....Beautiful creature, up close
...
Been severely warned how sharp its talons are......This could be a whole new way to cut myself.  :D

Seconded

Be very careful mate and make sure Mrs T is there to supervise ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 13 January 2017, 05:57:31 PM
a) What is a "pole barn"?  Is it a place where vaulters store their equipment in the winter?
b) What do you have in a barn to solder? Barns I have loved are distinctly without opportunity for the keen soldering iron.
c) So in a BARN, you see a TAWNY owl. Doesn't that feel wrong?
d) It also has a beak.
e) If you do get scratched, you may have a new career fighting crime with owlish powers as Owlman! Scourge of the night, but a right hoot once you get to know him.

a)A barn with four or more upright poles......Sides filled in....but not necessarily......and usually a semi-circular roof.
b)Bits of wire to make 'bigger' dolly frames.....And I'm not allowed to use the soldering iron, in the house. :-[
c)A bit odd.....There are some Barn owls around here....But I've never actually seen one....Just heard the b*ggers.
d) I noticed that.....It was difficult to miss, as it got so close.
e) You're an OIK, Nobby. ;D

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 13 January 2017, 07:06:49 PM
a) Ah! I thought that was a Dutch barn.
b) Mrs T is a wise woman.
c) Sure it's not Tawny owls doing impressions?
d) Fair enough.
e) Aw! First oik of 2017!  :D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 13 January 2017, 08:10:34 PM
I caught it....Off to A&E for stitches now.

I'm lying....It seems to have found its own way out...So I might have a sneaky peek tomorrow during the day, to see if it's back and using the barn as shelter.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 January 2017, 12:10:09 AM
Another 10 stands of Eldar jet bikes done for 6mm epic done today. Kept these in the colour scheme of their original owner, not sure I would have chose it for myself, but they look good in the end.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 January 2017, 06:57:08 PM
Varnish done, now need to get on with basing, next units organised, Warband Barbarian box dug out for Thor's Day's game (easier in daylight), also found an unfinished box of Warband Goblin and Skelton units (some need basing, some need drybrushing, some need starting).

That's this weeks projects sorted then! :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 15 January 2017, 11:17:42 PM
I caught it....Off to A&E for stitches now.

I'm lying....It seems to have found its own way out...So I might have a sneaky peek tomorrow during the day, to see if it's back and using the barn as shelter.

Cheers - Phil

Time to rename your barn Owl's Moving Castle.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 January 2017, 11:37:23 PM
Eleven Pictish bases, twenty Epic Eldar jet bike bases, three Warband undead and three Warband goblin bases sanded and pva'd tonight.
Then I painted two set of Goblin wolfriders extra figures on their sabot and the extra shamen on their said bases. Looking good. It was a nice evening of non-pressure, these will be fun to paint figures.
Now just got to deal with the other four stands in that box!!!
Inks on bases tomorrow hopefully.
And added and painted a dog to a Pictish generals base! 🐕
Oh, and assembled a few figures of the order Leon just sent out. :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: d_Guy on 16 January 2017, 11:50:23 PM
You could call him Al.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 January 2017, 11:52:12 PM
You could call him Betty...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: d_Guy on 17 January 2017, 12:18:48 AM

Possibly he is your bodyguard.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 January 2017, 11:33:44 PM
Bases inked, Attacoti assembled (well, Celtic fanatic types, with a few friends from other packs)!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 January 2017, 07:09:21 AM
As I said in another thread:
Bases painted, highlighted, detailed, edged and pva sealed. 🐋(Couldn't find a seal, will a whale do?)
Lots of bases...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 January 2017, 12:21:37 AM
11 bases of Picts, six Warband bases and 20 epic Eldar jet bike stands flocked, scattered and tufted tonight, plus flag added to Picts.
A good night.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 21 January 2017, 07:56:16 AM
Inked and/or base coated most of the dungeon stuff I primed last week AND painted the gates of my Pendraken hedges  :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 January 2017, 09:14:09 AM
Due to mistiming the last batch of undercoating (I only got round to it last night), decided to paint the other five stands of Goblin sabots for Warband. Base coats and inks done (sounds more impressive than it actually is, it's only 41 figures)!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 January 2017, 10:51:51 PM
Goblins done, apart from the sorting out mistakes bit, and the varnishing bit and the basing bits...
So, not really done at all, but a long way nearer completion than they've been for two years!!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 23 January 2017, 01:56:35 PM
Load of basing done this lunchtime on my Imagi-Nations for S&S.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 January 2017, 11:03:15 PM
Mistakes sorted, sabots for the  bases sanded and pva'd


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 January 2017, 11:28:14 PM
Five goblin units for Warband inked
Fifteen bases of Picts and Attacoti base coated and inked.
Leaked ink in my paint storage tin cleared up, tin and bottles washed. Ho hum!  =)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 January 2017, 07:37:31 AM
Bases painted, highlighted, edges and pva sealed!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 26 January 2017, 11:55:06 AM
Got on with some dungeon furnishings and critters, almost time to start a new photo thread I think!  :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 26 January 2017, 12:10:11 PM
More basing done yesterday, so two Imagi-Nations almost complete, so that I can move onto painting.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 January 2017, 12:43:21 AM
Attacoti highlighted, as are Pictish archers, hair, wood and leatherwork done tonight, metal work, extra highlights, shield detail not-plaid and woad to do.
Third unit of Eldar jet bikes base coated and inked.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 February 2017, 11:27:58 PM
Apart from squadron markings, error blasting and basing, another ten stands of Eldar jet bikes were completed tonight.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 February 2017, 11:14:28 AM
Varnishing, Sand and pva morning.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 February 2017, 07:53:57 PM
Warband dwarves sabots sorted and Nik's cast offs attached.
Figure I need another pack of warriors.
Also, my eldest daughter has suggested I use dragonmen on Thursday (with a dragon) so 8 bases of Barbarian's excellent evil men have just been undercoated (seriously need more archers for Dragonmen, men-at-arms at 28 points a base means a lot of men-at-arms!!! Even with upgrades to 32 points!!! May drop the Mage and take some knights instead!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 13 February 2017, 04:27:17 PM
 X_X X_X X_X X_X

Well I knew my brain had been turning more and more to complete MUSH over the past few weeks.....But I spotted a great c*** up when I sent some pics up to Leon, this afto'.

Something I've never done before.

One of the dollies I use is particularly versatile......and I was supposed to use two different ones to make 1).....A South Korean firing a rifle & 2)......A South Korean advancing with rifle.
Instead, I made two identical masters of the chap firing the rifle !  :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

Hey Ho !......Not vast amounts of work to change him. (Fortunately......Otherwise it would have been........ :'( :'( :'( :'( :'()

Cheers - A Twerp.





Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 February 2017, 04:32:45 PM
Oh dear... 🙈🦌


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: ianrs54 on 14 February 2017, 06:55:35 AM
Youse is getin old Phil.....


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 14 February 2017, 08:01:19 AM
I'm not supposing there's any explicit bias here but FSNs rules on acceptable poses go
     1) not prone
     2) not kneeling
     3) not firing

Techno makes 2 x firing. Coincidence? I think not. 


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 February 2017, 09:33:52 AM
Town done, now need to get the citizenry painted, and get some order into the mass of notes that are so far failing to turn into a playable ruleset.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 February 2017, 11:16:37 PM
Sand and pva tonight on two units and a menagerie!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 16 February 2017, 07:38:17 AM
Sand and pva tonight on two units and a menagerie!

There seem to be a few of these being done which hopefully means they will pay for the sculpting and other costs one day soon :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 February 2017, 11:32:12 AM
Except I'm out of varnish!!!  ~X(


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 February 2017, 11:45:18 PM
Saxon contingent and camp done, photos tomorrow and then that's 900+ Picts done since August.
There will now be a short break whilst I paint a 15mm commission FOGR Transylvania army! 🦇


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fred. on 18 February 2017, 09:57:59 AM
900!!  There is a reason for your name  :P

Good work!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 18 February 2017, 10:35:34 AM
Took time off from the old west today to reinforce SYW a bit. That's going to keep me busy for a few painting sessions.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 19 February 2017, 01:10:12 AM
Saxon contingent and camp done, photos tomorrow and then that's 900+ Picts done since August.

 :o :o :o


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 19 February 2017, 05:37:15 PM
A few more dungeon bits finished, just need decent light at a convenient time to take some photos - and then more time to get them uploaded and posted!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 February 2017, 07:44:15 AM
48 15mm Transylvanian Haiduks, 5 10mm giant worms and 180cm of Blotz mdf10mm fencing painted this week. Photos later, hopefully


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 05 March 2017, 08:48:36 PM
Of late my painting mojo has gone South for the Winter it seemed. However over the past few days i've actually felt in the mood to paint and have returned to my Honours of War units. Current plan is to finish a self contained Brigade so that they can make their debut on the wargames table soonish.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 March 2017, 10:08:45 PM
Two mojo-less nights, followed by a couple of hours back in the paint mines. 24 Transylvanian Hussars inked and horses highlighted, plus an extra pack of Imperial fighters for Star Wars Armada!  ;D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 07 March 2017, 11:43:10 PM
Some reinforcements of crusades forces; Cairoiyyah militia and a few pilgrims under the brush. Then it'll be wild west again.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 March 2017, 11:39:12 PM
Almost there with 24 Heavy Hussars in 15mm for the Transylvanians.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 11 March 2017, 02:33:08 AM
A few extra Tafur fanatics for my crusaders....


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 March 2017, 11:28:43 PM
Veteran Hussars finished. 24 heavy cavalry. Varnished and photoed to be done tomorrow. Armada fighters base coated and inked.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 13 March 2017, 02:28:52 PM
Population of Dead Man's Knees await varnishing. Must settle down and write some rules now.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: d_Guy on 13 March 2017, 06:37:17 PM
Population of Dead Man's Knees await varnishing. Must settle down and write some rules now.

Will this be a town that requires all* weapons to be checked in at the sheriff's office for the duration of the stay OR will it be uninhibited open carry?


* boot pistols, brass knuckles and slap jacks of various sorts would, naturally, not be  included in "all".


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 March 2017, 08:03:19 AM
Studded armour, on15mm light horse! Come on Essex, you're better than that!!  :'(


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 15 March 2017, 09:08:05 AM
Will this be a town that requires all* weapons to be checked in at the sheriff's office for the duration of the stay OR will it be uninhibited open carry?


* boot pistols, brass knuckles and slap jacks of various sorts would, naturally, not be  included in "all".

Got to give female characters a few advantages in toting concealed weapons, so I think I'll put something in about not openly bearing arms, on pain of getting a strongly-worded note from the town marshal, or being refused credit at Sadie's.

The reality is soooo disappointing after Hollywood. One genre where fantasy is desirable.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 March 2017, 09:28:26 AM
Now watch 'A million ways to die in the West', very puerile, but the hero does a great monologue on how lethal frontier living was...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 March 2017, 10:58:43 PM
Sixteen 15mm light cavalry highlighted, dry brushed and fleshed, then inked tonight. I even dealt with the studded armour.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 March 2017, 06:45:10 PM
The sixteen are done and varnished.
Six more packs to do (c.22 figures).
Also realised I need another unit of Saxons for my Picts!!!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 March 2017, 11:04:45 PM
Next and final batch of 15mm Transylvanians assembled tonight.
10mm Falklands British 2" and 82mm mortars assembled.
10mm Falklands Argentine support weapons assembled (love the .5cal construction Techno)!  :-bd
Star Wars Armada fighter pack finished, now onto the ships from the main rules!!!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 19 March 2017, 08:05:44 AM
Why....Thank you sir. :-[

(I had to go and look at the main PD site to see which that one was.  X_X)

'Ere.......I want to know what's going to happen when you reach 15,000 posts, Will......Not far to go now.  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 March 2017, 09:52:16 AM
Not much, probably


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: d_Guy on 19 March 2017, 04:11:56 PM
At 15,000 don't you both recieve a peerage or maybe you simple become civilians and start over?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 March 2017, 04:23:58 PM
 ;D
Civilian, sweet


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Ithoriel on 19 March 2017, 04:25:52 PM
I thought there would be some sort of ceremony.

You know, the sort that involves epaulettes ripped off shoulders, badges and insignia stripped, swords broken, caps knocked away, and medals torn off and dashed upon the ground ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 March 2017, 11:58:22 PM
Final batch of 15mm Transylvanians underway. Try to resist the temptation to do the CinC as a Vampire!
Also base coated and inked 13 stands of 10mm Falklands support weapons (company based for both sides). :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 22 March 2017, 01:29:18 AM
;D
Civilian, sweet

Don't call me "sweet" in front of Ian!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 22 March 2017, 01:38:59 AM
Currently involved in a tedious job: the Reiver Chinese are pretty figures, but the shafts of the infantry dagger-axes are desperately flimsy. I am accordingly  cutting off the ancient can-opener at the head, glueing it onto a copper wire shaft, removing what I can from the portion across the figure's chest, and glueing the halberd on. When this is finished, epoxy glue will have to supplement the contact glue I've used thus far. I know not whether the end result will pass muster, but they weren't usable as they arrived from the maker.

Of course, if some makers concentrated on producing useful ranges instead of yet another collection of post-colonial orcs in combat fatigues, this wouldn't be necessary, but I've had to take what I can get. Newlines have good halberdiers, but only one pose, which I'm using for my Han, while I see Ch'in as rather unruly and multi-pose headhunters, not as bronze-disciplined drilled troops.

Oddly, the Reiver chariots are better castings than the Newlines ones.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 24 March 2017, 07:39:09 PM
Lots of bad language and faffing about today, when a drill bit snapped inside the torso of a 30mm figure, when I was trying to pin a 'ready made' metal head on.


All better now.  :D

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Subedai on 24 March 2017, 09:31:13 PM
About a week ago I pick up a paint brush for the first time since last November as I've gone through one of those complete lack of wargaming mojo periods. Started painting 6mm FPW Confederation and thoroughly enjoying my little self again. I even based and painted some 6mm metal trees that have been on my painting table for at lest four years. The mojo is most definitely back and I'm even thinking about making some FPW buildings as I am sadly lacking in that area.

MickS


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 24 March 2017, 10:30:40 PM
Lots of bad language and faffing about today, when a drill bit snapped inside the torso of a 30mm figure, when I was trying to pin a 'ready made' metal head on.


All better now.  :D

Cheers - Phil.
Anyone else feel that Techno has battered some poor innocent 30mm figure into tinfoil using a very large hammer?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 24 March 2017, 11:11:42 PM
....and realised too late that he shouldn't have used his knee as an anvil....


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 24 March 2017, 11:17:37 PM
About a week ago I pick up a paint brush for the first time since last November as I've gone through one of those complete lack of wargaming mojo periods. Started painting 6mm FPW Confederation and thoroughly enjoying my little self again. I even based and painted some 6mm metal trees that have been on my painting table for at lest four years. The mojo is most definitely back and I'm even thinking about making some FPW buildings as I am sadly lacking in that area.

MickS

Great yo hear the mojo has returned :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 March 2017, 06:45:44 AM
Definitely good news.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 25 March 2017, 07:18:46 AM
Spring and Fall Chinese armies are under the brush. Watch for developments in a few weeks. :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 25 March 2017, 07:59:15 AM
Anyone else feel that Techno has battered some poor innocent 30mm figure into tinfoil using a very large hammer?

I've only ever battered one figure (a green) with a hammer........Not out of temper....But to stop myself wasting any more time on it, 'cos it, was obviously NOT going to go right, and it would be quicker to start again, from scratch.

I suppose I could have just put it in the bin.....But I couldn't resist it.  ;D ;D ;D

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 March 2017, 10:46:25 PM
The last of my friends Transylvanians were finished last night. Just got to photograph them now.
63 early Saxons base coated and inked tonight. Will not be done before tomorrow night's game, but will be done by Rollcall!
Yes, another unit for my Picts!!!  :D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 April 2017, 11:58:16 PM
Saxons have been highlighted, fleshed, flesh washed, highlighted, leather and woodwork done. Just need to do shields and bronzework and their basically ready for basing.
I have also repainted a Vitalstatistix and Dogmatix that I found from France (Villàge Astérix range, so about15mm scale), cone up rather nicely, will post photos when complete!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 April 2017, 11:34:53 PM
Saxon shields and swords and mistake sorting done! Falkland British and Argentines worked on too. All sand and pva applies


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 05 April 2017, 11:56:52 AM
I've actually managed to be quite productive over the last couple of months in a not quite finishing things kind of way!

Loads of dungeon/fantasy figures getting there slowly...
Sci-Fi human infantry and vehicles started; Space Rat tanks coming along well...
Uncle Phil's Petting Zoo is starting to get populated...

Hopefully with the days getting longer I'll have a chance to finish some things off under decent light  :)

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 April 2017, 12:05:37 AM
DPM on the latest Falklands stands done.  @-)
Flock on many bases. Tufts and scatter can wait until tomorrow.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 April 2017, 12:22:50 AM
96 Swiss Pike, 20 Swiss arquibusiers, 40 Roman Hastati all base coated and inked tonight.
The Romans are just a regular unit to keep me (relatively) sane as I start yet another batch of irregulars on commission; plus it restarts a rather stalled project.
🧀


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 14 April 2017, 10:05:46 PM
Lots of tinkering with stuff, mostly comprising gluing onto bases, washes and varnishing.

Very pleased with how the petting zoo is looking - especially the geese - just need to work out what's best for finishing the bases and remember that I need to *attempt* to paint the chickens' combs when daylight is available!

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 April 2017, 12:31:21 AM
Pikes nearly done


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 15 April 2017, 03:44:52 AM
Qin heavy cavalry, archers, and two out of three halberdier units done; also Han convict troops and the guards infantry. Progress is taking place, albeit slowly.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 April 2017, 08:14:59 AM
Swiss nearly done, just metalwork, details and touch-ups to sort.
Why am I craving Toblerone?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 17 April 2017, 08:58:32 AM
If you find yourself yodeling while numbering bank accounts with a cuckoo popping out of your forehead, start worrying.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 April 2017, 11:17:33 PM
Command and Swordsmen very nearly done for Graham's Renaissance Swiss. Four stands of Hastati bases base coated, highlighted and pva sealed.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 April 2017, 11:04:23 PM
40 Hastatii and 20 Swiss command/heavy weapons finished this week. Photos tomorrow.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 27 April 2017, 11:09:35 PM
Today I have mostly been painting red...  ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 April 2017, 07:29:22 AM
Photos maybe tonight!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 28 April 2017, 03:37:12 PM
Ch'in chariots done. Ugh - fussy business.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: ianrs54 on 29 April 2017, 08:01:22 AM
Cant be as bad as painting a USMC Light Attack battalion in 6mm - almost 90 8 wheeled vehicles - and I hate doing wheels...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 29 April 2017, 09:24:43 AM
I'm totally with you on wheels.  >:(



Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 29 April 2017, 10:22:20 AM
Well, I've just done a unit of halberdiers in fewer days than those chariots took weeks!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 07 May 2017, 04:38:02 PM
N & S Koreans picked off corks and packed up ready to send to Pendraken Towers, tomorrow.

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 08 May 2017, 12:14:13 AM
All Ch'in Chinese complete; now need to give them a few barbarian auxiliaries.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 May 2017, 01:22:41 PM
Another 95 Spanish pikes underway for Graham at our club. 20 Roman heavy cavalry for my Polybian/Republican Roman project (need to get these to a good standard by Thursday) and...
The wargames 🦋 butterfly 🦋 struck...
3 Brigade Models French Aeronefs that I've had hanging round since the 00s! Now, I'm sure I bought more, but I canna find them! Painted the British eons ago...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 May 2017, 01:29:57 PM
And 22 elder epic jet bikes... 🦋🦋🦋🦋


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 May 2017, 11:37:16 PM
95 pikes almost done, just need beards and errors sorting. Roman cavalry need plumes, errors and shield designs.
The rest this weekend! ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 17 May 2017, 06:39:50 AM
Some scratch buillt buildings, vehicles assembly and minor additions to some have been the sum total of my output for a few months now.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 17 May 2017, 07:21:01 AM
This time tomorrow my holiday season will be on the go; no classes until August. :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 May 2017, 09:28:38 AM
Eldar jet bikes, Roman cavalry, and three Aeronefs done, basing tonight.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 21 May 2017, 03:59:21 PM
Leven Miniatures buildings base coated and washed, ready for dry brushed highlights etc.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 May 2017, 11:54:13 PM
Areonefs, Roman Cvalry and Eldar jetbikes varnished.
10 Timecast T-64B assembled, undercoated and inked.
Warband Dwarves undercoated
Roman cavalry and Eldar jet bikes bases sand and pva'd.
Somehow, felt busier today...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 May 2017, 07:31:58 AM
Areonefs flagged
64 Cossack 15mm infantry base coated and inked
28 10mm Spanish command/heavy weapons basecoated and inked
75 Warband dwarves base coated and inked
4 stands of Roman cavalry bases and 9 stands of elder jet bikes bases inked.
Just a quiet one really...
Didn't get round to working on the T64s...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 23 May 2017, 10:08:13 AM
Han chariots done, and the rest of the army is on the drying sheet, waiting for the primer to be ready. This not end, not even beginning of end, but is perhaps end of beginning.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 May 2017, 08:43:58 PM
Dwarves are done, just need basing/pva/sand/inks/highlights/flock/scatter/varnish, yeah, so.... quite a lot then!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 29 May 2017, 01:34:01 AM
Han halberdiers should be complete today.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 29 May 2017, 04:41:48 PM
Being on hols for a couple of weeks, combined with some damned wet weather, has seen a flicker of painting mojo return :). I've finished off two units of trolls for Dragon Rampant, plus drybrushed some ECW units that will get used for 'The Pikemen's Lament' as well as 'Dragon Rampant'. So far a happy bunny.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 May 2017, 05:57:09 PM
Nice one Steve!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 29 May 2017, 09:51:33 PM
Base coated another unit of trolls (well they're actually old GW Snotlings, but next to 10mm figures they make good Trolls :))


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 30 May 2017, 12:36:07 AM
Han halberdiers should be complete today.

And so they were. Now for their mounted equivalents, the crossbowmen, and the light horse. Can I finish this army by the end of the week?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 30 May 2017, 11:45:18 AM
Another reduced unit of Trolls finished :). Onto some Ents later on, then had better get some ECW 'opponents' finished so that I can get a game in :D.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 30 May 2017, 07:40:56 PM
Ent/Tree Elementals finished and I must say they are very nice sculpts. Easy to pose the arms to add variety and a hint of movement and the detail is nice enough that a drybrush makes them looks the dogs b*ll*cks :).

Now that I have enough for one side, tomorrow I must come up with the opposition, that I started painting quite some time ago :-[


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 May 2017, 08:01:04 PM
Found some dice frames!  :D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 June 2017, 07:43:38 AM
Dwarf bases inked
64 15mm Cossack infantry flesh highlighted, wood and leather painted and inked.
10 Timecast T64B highlighted with five shades of paint, just need to do tracks, hmg, weathering, basing etc


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 02 June 2017, 01:38:51 PM
****ocks !!!!!  ~X( ~X( ~X(

Finishing off some 'headless' 30mm dudes......and found I'd lost my 'reference' head.......It was definitely here this morning 'cos I put a tiny bit of putty on it.
I've looked everywhere. Reckon it must have stuck to me, with the wet putty, so it could have fallen on the floor anywhere...... Even outside, as I did some soldering in the pole barn this morning.

BUM ! Have to make a new one.  X_X

Cheers - Vexed of Wales.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 02 June 2017, 02:10:18 PM
Sssllleeeeeeeepppyyyyy....crossbowmen can wait until tomorrow.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 02 June 2017, 09:37:47 PM
One unit of pikemen finished off for use with 'The Pikemen's Lament' rules.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 June 2017, 11:59:32 PM
Dwarf army based up.
64 15mm Cossacks finished for a commission (apart from finishing off).
10 T64 bases sanded, tanks just need weathering.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 June 2017, 12:21:22 AM
Oh, and in the last two days I've written 28 reports (10000 plus words). Busy enough?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 June 2017, 11:51:17 PM
Cossacks finished (Essex must mix paint replant in their lead)!
Dwarves varnished
T64s weathered, then I decided to add aerials, after half an hours reseach into why some tanks have them, and others not in photos, it turns out that they were fitted with retractable ones!  :o


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 04 June 2017, 08:05:48 AM
Some Goblin riders based for 'Dragon Rampant'.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 04 June 2017, 04:46:51 PM
Grit added to a shedload of Goblins for 'Dragon Rampant'. Priming tomorrow at some point.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 05 June 2017, 10:12:18 AM
As it's peeing it down outside, no prospect of priming today :(. However, did manage to finish off three Leven Minis buildings this morning. Some more painting to follow on later, all being well.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 05 June 2017, 10:57:29 AM
Grit added to a shedload of Goblins for 'Dragon Rampant'. Priming tomorrow at some point.


So, to return to your army...did you paint these goblins in your shed?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 06 June 2017, 04:37:02 PM
A slight diversion as I have a game of 'Crom' on Thursday, so have been focusing on getting my barbarian painted for that. Block colours on and a wash applied, so highlists and flocking tonight.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 07 June 2017, 09:52:39 AM
Grit added to a shedload of Goblins for 'Dragon Rampant'. Priming tomorrow at some point.

So, to return to your army...did you paint these goblins in your shed?

Didn't you know, shedload is the collective noun for goblins in certain parts of the West Country?   :-B


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 08 June 2017, 04:29:23 PM
One unit of Commanded Shotte/Forlorn Hope painted this afternoon. Only 6 figures, but start to finish in an hour, which is good going for me :D.

Love the fact that shedloads is the collective noun for Goblins!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 08 June 2017, 09:37:20 PM
Another unit of Commanded Shotte/Forlorn Hope painted tonight :).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 June 2017, 12:29:19 AM
Two more nefs, four stands of bed fighters, done. Satisfying, but took forever! Especially thenroundals...
Repairs carried out on two Evil men standard bearers.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 13 June 2017, 07:59:46 AM
Some artillery crew added to some Becker SPGs, after the odd chop here and there.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 June 2017, 08:18:56 AM
how odd?  ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 June 2017, 11:31:13 PM
First six stands of Evil Men by Yann so close to being done! Just need to do shield designs, standards and sorting out, then .i can move onto basing.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 June 2017, 10:19:36 PM
The Evil Men of Yann are now done (wel, the first six bases anyway), 32 15mm cavalry and many 10mm Renaissance foot undercoated.
School athletics tournement won, stir fry enjoyed by all, bath running. Rather a good day all-in-all!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 15 June 2017, 08:12:43 AM
Weather too nice to do any gaming stuff this evening 8). Shocking I know but when you spend all day indoors with no natural light...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 15 June 2017, 12:39:11 PM
The Evil Men of Yann are now done (wel, the first six bases anyway), 32 15mm cavalry and many 10mm Renaissance foot undercoated.
School athletics tournement won, stir fry enjoyed by all, bath running. Rather a good day all-in-all!

The Evil Men of Yann (the Barbarian) is an awesome name for an army (/horde) - and, coincidentally, for a concept album by a either a prog, NWOBHM or (melodic) death metal band...  m/

 :D

Not managed much recently, but I have been slowly converting some plastic packaging into a cave complex for dungeoneering and making some sci-fi buildings/scenery  :)

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 June 2017, 07:47:53 AM
Bases painted, highlighted, edged and sealed last night.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 June 2017, 12:09:06 AM
Next batch started, base colours and inks on three Warband stands, bits and pieces here and there on others...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 June 2017, 11:15:37 PM
Four Warband Evil Men stands underway, including proper mounted knights (3 1/2 actually, the half stand is Renage Elves)' plus 16 x 15mm cavalry for that ongoing commission, and because I was on a horsy vibe, 3 stands of Warband Centaurs!
🐴


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 June 2017, 11:53:08 PM
Lots of highlighting, followed by packing to go away on a school trip tomorrow.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 June 2017, 12:23:37 AM
7 15mm figures left to finish. The other 100 or so figures are done for tonight!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 25 June 2017, 02:05:24 AM
Both ancient Chinese armies are painted. I'll see if my better half feels like road-testing them this evening with me.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 June 2017, 08:52:55 AM
Batch done, varnish and basing of my figures to do, then onto the next heap of 10mm arquibusiers...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 June 2017, 11:16:24 PM
7 Warband bases sanded and pva'ed, fifty-and-odd arquibusiers base coated and inked. Many 15mm cavalry varnished (okay, 16).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 28 June 2017, 07:23:03 PM
Early Korean War U.S troops finished off.
First small batch of 'Napoleonic' censored almost finished. (I'm probably not supposed to say exactly what they are.)

Then there are all the 30mm figures I've been doing as well.

Boy...was my head spinning yesterday. I was doing four different projects for folk.

I've said it before, but getting 'headgear' right is one of the most difficult jobs to do. The tiniest little mis-tweak on something like a US helmet and it looks more like a Russian or Nazi helm.
Napoleonic's are just as bad for different reasons.....Getting the same shape right, on a number of different bods can be a swine.....And then there's the tiny, tiny detail to do.

All hail the Optivisor.  ;)

Cheers - Mr Boss-Eyed of Wales


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 June 2017, 12:11:42 AM
42 arquibusiers and 12 long swords Renaissance commission (all 10mm) done. Eeek, slashes!  :-B @-) =O ;D 8)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 29 June 2017, 07:37:54 AM
Early Korean War U.S troops finished off.
First small batch of 'Napoleonic' censored almost finished. (I'm probably not supposed to say exactly what they are.)

I've said it before, but getting 'headgear' right is one of the most difficult jobs to do. The tiniest little mis-tweak on something like a US helmet and it looks more like a Russian or Nazi helm.
Napoleonic's are just as bad for different reasons.....Getting the same shape right, on a number of different bods can be a swine.....And then there's the tiny, tiny detail to do.

Can you at least tell us if the horses for the Nappies are charging or standing?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 29 June 2017, 11:09:56 AM
Charging, Nobby.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 29 June 2017, 11:32:34 AM
So Napoleonic cavalry in helmets.

French Lancers?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 29 June 2017, 12:53:09 PM
Spanish infantry and irregulars is my bet, based purely upon what I would like to see :D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 29 June 2017, 12:57:49 PM
I dunno...... X_X

I've got around 20 small groups of conversions to do....I'm being mentored......From a quick scan of all the images I've been sent...One does appear to have helmets.
No more questions. ;)
I'll be working my way through them in the order I'm asked to.  :P

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 June 2017, 11:21:11 PM
Bases painted, highlighted, edged and sealed.
Three more Aeronefs built too.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: ianrs54 on 01 July 2017, 06:39:57 AM
I dunno...... X_X


No more questions. ;)

Phil -
What ?
Why ?
When ?
Where ?
Who?

I get some more queries later


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 01 July 2017, 07:36:57 AM
French lancers. Definitely.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: d_Guy on 01 July 2017, 02:42:22 PM
Can you at least tell us if the horses for the Nappies are charging or standing?

Wait a minute! Aren't nappies what we (over here) call diapers? In which case charging or standing horses would mean.... :o :-&


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 01 July 2017, 08:12:44 PM
Wait a minute! Aren't nappies what we (over here) call diapers? In which case charging or standing horses would mean.... :o :-&

Easy to distribute rose fertiliser?  :-\

 ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 July 2017, 09:04:05 PM
Commissions:
8 dismounted dragoon horses and 4 holders, 8 panercri in 15mm assembled today.
30 Renaissance crossbowmen, 4 artillery crew and two cannons built in 10mm.
For me:
Four dogs and a handler built for Dux Bellorum (silly unit) in 10mm put together

All undercoated, along with 3 Aeronefs.
Sand and pva added to the dogs...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 July 2017, 12:44:52 AM
Basing done on 7 Warband stands, photos tomorrow.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 July 2017, 11:11:54 PM
30 Gascon/Renaissance crossbowmen, two guns and the crew base coated and inked. 3 Aeronefs finished, four dogs and their handler finished and based/pva-sealed.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 04 July 2017, 01:50:05 PM
Finally assembled and primed the Crusader AA tank than has lain in y drawer at work for far too many years. I added part of a figure to the turret to make it look manned. Also painted some BUAs for BBB that will have details added to them to show whether they are towns or villages. Not sure when that might be as painting mojo very, very low at present :(.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 06 July 2017, 08:17:50 AM
I started basing some Danish units for the 1st Schleswig-Holstein War last night. 3 figures on a 25mm square base, with 5 bases making a default unit. Rules of choice will be BBB, with Black Powder and Neil Thomas' 19thC Wargaming in reserve for smaller actions.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 July 2017, 10:30:55 AM
Minotaurs almost done.
36 Renaissance infantry and two guns completed.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 06 July 2017, 10:37:48 AM
Knocking together SYW casualty markers and ancient Chinese porters. Just marking time until M-Day.

As in, the name of a pre-Columbian neighbour to the US which is meant to be financing a new Great Wall....


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 July 2017, 11:07:14 PM
Minotaur done, just need basing.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 July 2017, 10:59:25 PM
Bought 5 packs of Dark Elves, two crossbows, two warriors and a pack of witch elves.
This has allowed me, using my older Dark Elves, to build:
1 stand of Raptor riders
1 stand of scout crossbows
1 stand of guardian warriors
1 stand of witch elves
3 stands of crossbows (with spare figures left over)
4 stands of warriors
400 points already, just need warlord and warlocks now.
Also I built
a Dragon Men Mage stand
And Dwarf Artillery... 💥


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 July 2017, 10:33:48 PM
Three stands collapsed into two stands of direwolves for Warband. Two stands of bats rebased to one Warband. Scrounged together enough older stands to make a stand of barbarian warriors and a stand of barbarian archers without having to paint any new figures.  8)

Twenty-one crossbows and three artillery pieces with crew assembled for Graham's forces.



Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 July 2017, 11:45:56 PM
Twenty one crossbowmen base coated and inked, mostly.
12 trolls that will be ogres done (Yann/Barbarian's figures, very nice) for my Dragonmen army
Warband dwarf artillery done, just needs basing
All the rebased figures, plus trolls (see above) and knights (that I painted last week): bases painted, highlighted and sealed, was going to flock tonight, but lost enthusiasm, so painted the afore mentioned trolls and artillery!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 July 2017, 11:23:48 PM
Flock, scatter and clumps done.
Dwarf artillery based.
Renaissance crossbows and artillery crew base coats finished and inked
Renaissance and Triarii flesh base coated and inked.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 18 July 2017, 01:34:06 AM
Staring glumly at the absence of a lead mountain. It's a strange feeling.  :'(


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 18 July 2017, 02:05:54 AM
I'm almost in a similar boat, it is indeed a strange feeling  :-S


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Ithoriel on 18 July 2017, 02:25:37 AM
Let me remind you what you're missing :)

Some of the containers are empty and many others are not completely full but still .....

Just shows what 40 years of Bring & Buys, GW Sales, EBay and the like, combined with an "Oooh! Shiny! Oooh! Squirrel ..." approach to collecting will do for you :-)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 July 2017, 07:32:00 AM
FK!  :o
Noooooooooooooooooooooöooooooooooooooooooøpooooooooooooooooooõooooooooooooóoooooooooooooœ!
 You never admit to that! You know what happens if you admit to that!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 18 July 2017, 07:36:12 AM
Is there a cure?  :(


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: ianrs54 on 18 July 2017, 07:40:13 AM
Yes but it be fatal


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 18 July 2017, 08:26:25 AM
FK!  :o
Noooooooooooooooooooooöooooooooooooooooooøpooooooooooooooooooõooooooooooooóoooooooooooooœ!
 You never admit to that! You know what happens if you admit to that!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I'll buy them eagerly when they go into production, if I haven't hit retirement, blindness, or indeed decomposition by then.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 July 2017, 11:28:23 PM
60 triarii finished painting, they just need basing; and a base of Warband Dwarf artillery had their base painted, highlighted and sealed tonight.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 July 2017, 11:45:25 PM
Triarii bases inked. Base of Yann's Evil Men Sirens highlighted and detailed.
Then...
I got my inner geek on...
They've been sitting round staring at me since last October...
My Tumbling Dice Roman Punic War fleet now has base coats and inks done.

Roman galleys, hmm... could have gone monochromatic, but having studied Romans, and having visited Livia's Villa rooms at the Roman National Museum, Romans loved colour. Mine are going to be colourful as tart's boudoir!

What to do for my Carthaginian fleet? ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 27 July 2017, 02:10:22 AM
Pleased to say I've never been in a tart's boudoir.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 July 2017, 12:23:41 AM
Dark Elves started...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 August 2017, 08:53:53 AM
Highlighting takes time when there's nearly 100 of them...
Hair, tunics, boots and trousers done. Interesting conversation with Techno about Dark Elf Witches and their improved dress sense...
Flesh, armour and eyes to do tonight.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 02 August 2017, 09:24:41 AM
RE 8 painted and varnished, but my order of clear plastic rods hasn't arrived, so it can't be based yet. Odd starter, I know, but was my first Airfix kit when I was a little crawling chaos of a fellow.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 02 August 2017, 01:45:52 PM
Last week was painting our daughter's bedroom, this week our son's. Frankly I'd forgotten how long it takes to do this, especially as they both wanted painted floorboards. They look great but take one hell of a toll on my knees. The upside is I've been sleeping like a log! Certainly accrued plenty of brownie points as well.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Westmarcher on 02 August 2017, 02:48:21 PM
 ..... me, too. Finished daughter no.1's hallway. Now starting the bathroom ....  :(


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 02 August 2017, 06:40:58 PM
Landing, hall and stairs are the worst to paint. So bl**dy awkward to access some parts, plus everyone wants to use the stairs just as you get set up. Ditto the bathroom, especially when you have just put the stepladder behind the door!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Orcs on 02 August 2017, 07:21:56 PM
Yes just doing our hall stairs and landing.  Walls very poor so have to line with paper before I can paint.

Your right, you just get set up and then someone wants to use the stairs, and then they act like its your fault your in the way !  >:(


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Albie Bach on 03 August 2017, 09:43:45 AM
Yes just doing our hall stairs and landing.  Walls very poor so have to line with paper before I can paint.

Resist that. I've only done it once and regretted it. Not easy to apply and apart from anything else it damages very easily once up and looks even worse.
Best just smooth over the worst parts. Really.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Ithoriel on 03 August 2017, 10:03:25 AM
Resist that. I've only done it once and regretted it. Not easy to apply and apart from anything else it damages very easily once up and looks even worse.
Best just smooth over the worst parts. Really.

In my previous place and my current one the wall plaster is little more than dust held together by memory, faith and the underlay of well-varnished Victorian wallpaper to which the current layer is applied. Wallpaper is sometimes a must!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 04 August 2017, 05:25:04 PM
I've done some pretty boring things whilst making toy soldiers, but this afternoon........

Over a hundred tiny little (double) studs around the belt of a somewhat obese 45mm figure.
I really did almost lose the will to live.....Rolling each tiny stud out, between thumb and forefinger...putting it in place...neatening it....mixing more fresh putty, every so often..and repeating...AAAAAARGH !!

Thank **** that's done.  X_X

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 August 2017, 08:07:25 PM
Drow done, just need basing up, commanders, and brown inkwash on the crossbows (as I forgot to bring it with me).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 05 August 2017, 08:34:58 AM
I've done some pretty boring things whilst making toy soldiers, but this afternoon........

Over a hundred tiny little (double) studs around the belt of a somewhat obese 45mm figure.
I really did almost lose the will to live.....Rolling each tiny stud out, between thumb and forefinger...putting it in place...neatening it....mixing more fresh putty, every so often..and repeating...AAAAAARGH !!

Thank **** that's done.  X_X

Cheers - Phil


Are you sure it was just a plain double stud on that one?

I thought it was supposed to be a kind of rosette look? Like an asterisk with stud at each point and one in the middle… (sort of like this: •:•:• )  ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 05 August 2017, 08:51:58 PM
No, Meirion......A line of studs around the top of the belt, and a line directly underneath each one.

SO much fun. X_X

Cheers - Phil  ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 August 2017, 01:03:02 AM
Dark Elf shields repainted, pen I had done them in had faded and smudged, so out with the brush instead!  ~X(
Dark Elf and Sirens bases ova and sanded.  8)
5/6 Triarii bases flocked, scattered and clumped. 6th awaits one extra figure (miscounted) ~X(
Dwarf heavy artillery flocked, scattered and clumped, then ref locked as I realised the flock I've just bought is a shade lighter than that that I am used too! ~X(
So Summer Green has replaced Spring, and Spring is now... dayglo! ~X(
Off to find what the next darkestbshade is to replace my now-spring-summer green! ~X(

But the lunch round the in-laws was fabulous!  8)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 07 August 2017, 04:42:48 PM
No, Meirion......A line of studs around the top of the belt, and a line directly underneath each one.

SO much fun. X_X

Cheers - Phil  ;)

That wind-up didn't work too well then  :P


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 07 August 2017, 07:11:12 PM
No...With these nerve blockers, I tend not to take much in...Especially at this time of the day  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 August 2017, 12:12:45 AM
So...
One Dark Elf Lizard rider, plus 6 broken spears that I've replaced with pins on other riders,
5 Dark Elf generals,
4 Dark Elf mages and 1 runestone,
12 28mm scale 'WEG Age Of High Chivalry' Knights (dated 1979),
18 15mm Later Roman Cavalry
16 15mm Renaissance cavalry
30 Sea People Archers, 30 sea people swordsmen, 18 oxen, 9 ox carts, 21 crew,
All best coated and inked.

1 stand of Yann's Sirens and 10 sands of Dark Elves bases painted, highlighted, edges and sealed with pva for Warband.

Carthage fleet  pack found, ready to assemble. One of the other chaps at MKWS has just ordered a fleet and the rules.!:) might get a game sooner than I thought!! :D

A quiet day really... went to the doctors about an eye infection!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 10 August 2017, 07:57:17 AM
No...With these nerve blockers, I tend not to take much in...Especially at this time of the day  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

Cheers - Phil.

Lol!

Keep taking the pills and one day maybe you'll ascend to a higher plane of concisousness and The Forum will actually make sense  :o :D

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 10 August 2017, 07:59:37 AM
Finally got a chance to get some figures out after far too long!

Decided to evaluate my 2mm forces to see what I could put together for One-Hour Wargames as well as the Dux Bellorum they were originally intended for and sent to Irregular for some reinforcements and strips for two medieval armies.

Also picked up a 6mm Tusk pack with the aim of getting a quick game sorted to play with the sproggs - work on the 10mm stuff having stalled due both lack of time and me prevaricating about how to render the perfect simulation of the Pleistocene interglacial environment and hunter-prey interaction!  :-B ;)

Hopefully the weather will hold today so I can get some stuff spray-primed  :-$

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 10 August 2017, 08:22:43 AM
...prevaricating about how to render the perfect simulation of the Pleistocene interglacial environment and hunter-prey interaction!  :-B ;)

I seem to recall that another forum member has a set of rules he uses for participation games for something very similar :-\
If I remember rightly it involved Mammoths  :-/


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 16 August 2017, 12:16:42 AM
I seem to recall that another forum member has a set of rules he uses for participation games for something very similar :-
If I remember rightly it involved Mammoths  :-/

That was probably me, I've got a load of 10&15mm animals (partly) painted, but I was dithering on basing and how to do the hunters.

Anyway, progress on the 6mm incarnation: all mammoths painted, just need varnishing; blobs of brown are appearing on the hunters!

Hoping to it mostly finished so I can take it on holiday next week and try and tempt the sproggs into a game ;)

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 August 2017, 12:27:18 AM
About half way through the chivalry and coats of arms on 12 28mm knights for a friend


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 17 August 2017, 11:43:55 PM
Squeezed in a couple of hours today  :D

Painted a load of 2mm strips silver or brown and whited out the shields, flags and caparisons.  Just got to decide whether to do the opposing forces in predominantly red and blue; red and white; or some other combination...  :-\

Also varnished the Tusk mini-mammoths and almost finished the cavemen stands - lots of random brown and grey leathers/furs, flesh and hair.  Only the weaponry to finish  :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 18 August 2017, 07:32:16 AM
Just about finished the Korean War Brit commandos. (The ones with the berets, anyway.)
Gotta check what the next things on the list are.......Think they're commandos, too....But this time with cap comforters (whatever those are  :-\)

I'll check with Sunray and Nobby......And better get some piccies done, for checking.

Finishing off a 45mm tall figure. Seems to have taken forever.  X_X

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 18 August 2017, 07:49:20 AM
Cap comforter  :D
(https://worldwarwonders.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/p-14241-WW2_Indian_Made__575fdedd86cad.jpg)

Like the Airfix Commandos wore. I'll dig out some more piccies over the weekend.



Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 18 August 2017, 09:55:01 AM
Thanks, Nobby !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 August 2017, 01:18:14 AM
12 28mm medieval French knights done for a friend. Many hours of heraldry. Actually, 11 French knights and 1 that is the owner! ;)   @-) :-B

Sleep now...  I-)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 19 August 2017, 02:25:22 AM
Currently putting boots on a second regiment of DamYankees; just finished a Fokker Dr. I, and am wishing I had the plastic rods which I ordered several weeks ago to base it.
Eagerly watching out for our feathered friends every morning....


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 August 2017, 05:17:13 PM
The Amazing Mrs Denham too the youngest swimming this afternoon, the eldest has been curled up on the sofa all day feeling pesky, so the paints came out for an hour. 8)
Three stands of Warband Dark Elf extras completed apart from one flag and the basing.
Started highlighting some 15mm Roman cavalry for the next commission.
Plus ink and some base layer on epic 6mm Eldar.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 August 2017, 11:27:21 PM
Base layers complete on Eldar, Roman cavalry basic highlights done. Dark Elf flag sorted!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 20 August 2017, 12:56:21 AM
Virginia and Connecticut regiments done; undercoating New Yorkers and Tennessee forces.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 August 2017, 12:34:40 AM
Painting on 18 x 15mm Late Roman Cavalry (commission) finished tonight. They will be based for their owner in the next few days. Spent 3.5 hours on shields, and they're not even a complex one!!  @-) :-B

Also got the second highlight in my 10 epic Eldar vehicles tonight.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 September 2017, 11:59:35 PM
Sixteen 15mm Renaissance cavalry, 3 Epic Eldar night spinners finished tonight.
Five stands of Epic Eldar Scouts started.
Just waiting on Leon & crew to send through 'special basing' for my Eldar vehicles. ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 02 September 2017, 01:03:29 AM
Plastic rods have arrived at last from the US. A bit of 1918 air action soon, I think.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 02 September 2017, 08:20:56 AM
Just waiting on Leon & crew to send through 'special basing' for my Eldar vehicles. ;)

Oooo…

 :-\  ???


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 02 September 2017, 08:36:04 AM
2mm progress last night :)

Also shovelled PVA/filler onto my 6mm Tusk bases so they currently look like Christmas cake toppers!  :o

Still can't decide between the classic snowfield; verdant interglacial or fecund step-tundra looks though… :-\

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 September 2017, 11:31:25 PM
Five stands of Eldar scouts finished tonight apart from basing.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 September 2017, 09:21:57 PM
One Warband base, one base of Triarii, 6 anti-tank obstacles, 9 jet bikes bases, and one character base sand & pva'd tonight. Inks tomorrow, painting and flock and tufts, all before their first outing on Thor's day! ;)
Hoping Leon and co send the other bases through quick so I can get the vehicles flying too!  :-SS 8-}


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 September 2017, 11:35:16 PM
Bases mentioned above inked.
Six bases (24 figures) base coated and inked of Timecast Russians.  Just filling in, been sitting on the deck for ages.
After 50odd 15mm cavalry which were given to me to do in April, ready for not-Derby in October; various WSS hit the painting decks!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 05 September 2017, 07:09:46 AM
Swore lots, late yesterday afternoon, as the light was fading.
Was at a critical stage on a particular figure, when we had a power cut.
MOST power cuts here are simple 'mains flicks', when the power distributors switch something off and on and power's back on within a few seconds.
(This is still a right pain, as I have to go and reset the boiler's timer, each time this happens....But that's the only thing that's really vexing.)
Not last night, though !

After about an hour the power returned..."Hooray !".....Then went straight off again...."B*llocks !"
(Sarcastic phone call to the power company time.)........(Von made the second call an hour later, as she didn't want me upsetting the poor sod on the end of the line.)

At least it's back now. I wonder whose tractor went through the bloody wires.

Cheers - Mr Slightly Calmer-Now.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 05 September 2017, 07:38:16 AM
That great Spanish painter Goya* had a hat with a row of nails projecting from the brim. To paint at night he would attach candles to these nails.

Just a suggestion.  :D

What could go wrong?





*For many year the Wellington pub in Runcorn had Goya's portrait of the great man as it's sign. A few years ago it was refurbished and they've replaced it with a picture of the Prince Regent as George IV.
  =)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 September 2017, 07:16:09 AM
Bases painted, highlighted and sealed last night, Russians progeessed


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: ianrs54 on 06 September 2017, 07:41:08 AM
Swore lots, late yesterday afternoon, as the light was fading.
Was at a critical stage on a particular figure, when we had a power cut.
Cheers - Mr Slightly Calmer-Now.

But where  you are I would have thought you didn't even have gas lights....

IanS


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 06 September 2017, 09:18:41 AM
Certainly no mains gas anywhere near us.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: ianrs54 on 06 September 2017, 09:41:52 AM
So its candles then ?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 06 September 2017, 10:08:12 AM
The RFC now has a Camel to escort its RE 8.  May try a quick dogfight this evening.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Westmarcher on 08 September 2017, 01:08:30 PM
Now that Daughter No.1's flat has been painted and decorated, put up for sale and received an offer  :-bd , I dug out some Pendraken SYW Jagers (oh, the excitement), painting a dozen figures as the Feldjager zu Fuss for a small unit using Honours of War. If I say so myself, they came out rather well. I then duly based them ... and then hit a problem. You see, the standing figures in the pack have been sculpted in the "ice-skating" pose and, not liking this  :( , I first cut off or cut down the supporting "metal pegs" from the figures with legs in the air and then, to avoid the figures balancing on one leg only, bent the figure back to give a more upright pose. This has worked well enough for my SYW Croats but not so on one of my Jager figures - and it had to be the one of my special custom made command bases! Alas, due to its positioning, this figure is constantly being bent over when I pick the base up - so much that I now think the supporting leg is far too weakened for it to last. Oh well, looks like I'll need to re-base and/or paint up another figure.  ~X(

[So, Leon, please - no more "ice skating" pose figures - ever - pleeease. ]

On a happier note, I also painted up the new stone farm from Pendraken's 19th Century ACW/AWI range. This is the first model in my new 10mm scale building programme and it paints up very nicely. A lovely range of buildings and hopefully some more European Black Powder additions will be scheduled in future. :-bd   

p.s. I will be selling my 6mm buildings soon. If anyone is interested, please drop me a personal note with your e-mail address and I'll send on some photos.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: toxicpixie on 08 September 2017, 01:56:48 PM
I've just finished some of the old Italian 1860's sculpts, which are about 50% similar poses (though possibly not as bad...). As they're an exceedingly quick job between (during) commissions I just got a bit enthusiastic with the PVA, sand and flock on the base so the metal peg bit looks like lumpy earth/tussocks. It's not ideal, but it means no cutting and then ankle breakages, with any luck, whilst disguising the ice skating stance! Excuse the terrible piccy, I just snapped it quick :D



Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 08 September 2017, 02:23:35 PM
Mostly finished my One Hour Wargames 2mm medievals, so stuck them onto bases last night.  Just need to apply some scenic materials now :)

6mm Tusk looking very Winter Wonderland!  Not sure if it's the look I want, but I've done it very well (even if I say so myself)!  Trying to work out if I can turn it into Steppe Tundra without trashing them...  :-\


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 September 2017, 10:07:10 AM
Was not going to do anything last night as it's been the first week of school and therefore knackered...
So I built a Tumbling Dice Carthagian fleet! ;D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 September 2017, 11:30:53 PM
54 15mm Cavaley undercoated and basecoated, hopefully get some inks on tomorrow (wife is trying Zumba for the first time, I'm on 'get the girls to bed duty).
4 Later Roman Standards replaced by drilling out old bearers and pinning. You can't see the join...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 September 2017, 11:40:17 PM
54 15mm Renaissance cavalry inked.
24 Timecast 10mm 1984 Soviets finished, just need basing.? :D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 September 2017, 11:17:58 PM
Horses and Cavalry highlighted, flesh applied and ink washed.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 September 2017, 01:09:03 AM
Funny old day...
This morning...
Applied brown paint to the 54 cavalry, you know, flesh highlights, wood and leather work.
Messaged the owner with an enquiry this afternoon.
Turned out he could no longer afford my services, as his wife has been laid off and as he is retired and on a low pension, finances were at breaking point. Yes, this is the same chap who had an army stolen, he has atrocious luck.
Slight panic by me, in the middle of a Smyths Toy Store, as my Christmas spends disappeared.
Quick conversation with Hammy and Dracostandard as they know the industry better than anyone.
Client agreed that I could sell them on.
Within twenty minutes a very good friend had agreed to buy them. He will get them for painting price, as the lead is obviously cursed, I know I could have got more on Fleabay, as they are all Essex, and I had put effort into these, but... (insert swearword here) it!
Yes, I know I should have taken part payment earlier or a deposit, but after the last army was tea-leafed, and the original client is an old adversary, I'm too much of a soft touch.

Inks and metalwork done tonight, with a huge sense of relief.





How many people read these?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 17 September 2017, 02:19:19 AM
Funny old day...

How many people read these?

Poor bugger :(
Glad you found a resolution

At least one, quote makes it easy  ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 17 September 2017, 09:02:51 AM
Same as Paul.
Glad you managed to do that, Will.

On the other point.......

That's what I always do, Paul.


Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 17 September 2017, 11:44:20 PM
Busy weekend: almost all my (admittedly small) Colours haul prepped last night then spray primed this morning; sprayed black this afternoon; then overbrushed this evening.  Feeling quite chuffed with my productivity  :D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 18 September 2017, 12:46:44 AM
Well done, that man =D>


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 September 2017, 07:07:30 AM
That is quick Merion!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 September 2017, 10:40:26 PM
15 15mm cavalry finished.
The other 39 are sooooooooooooooooooöooooø nearly done. Too tired to carry on tonight.  I-) I-)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 18 September 2017, 11:43:38 PM
That is quick Merion!

Yup!  The tricky bit now is maintaining momentum...  :-SS


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 September 2017, 11:00:24 PM
All cavalry done. Back to 10mm tomorrow. Phew!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 20 September 2017, 01:32:00 AM
Hannover CLII ready for action. Building biplanes is a pain in the fingertips, excuse my French, but the Germans and French are a delight to paint.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 September 2017, 10:52:09 PM
Sunray and Graham at MKWS's figures cleaned and assembled tonight.
Back in the land of 10mm! Phew!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 September 2017, 11:50:41 PM
Sunray & Graham’s figures undercoated. Flying base rods trimmed to size with my Dremel. 14 flying bases assembled and then with 6 bases of Timecast Soviets, sand & pva applied.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 23 September 2017, 03:43:09 AM
RFC now has an SE5(a) to join the fun, and the opposition have an Albatros DIII.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 23 September 2017, 07:26:18 AM
Two choc ices please.  :D

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: ianrs54 on 23 September 2017, 08:50:04 AM
Tad obscure that one Phil, have you tried Cruncy Frog recently ?


SE5A, well you fly underneath the opposition, put Lewis gun in the loading position, and empty the drum, MAGIC.

IanS


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 23 September 2017, 09:42:39 AM
Flying underneath them has been regrettably the norm against those triplanes.

Now putting together a couple of SPAD XIIIs, my personal favourites, and DVIIs.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 23 September 2017, 10:07:40 AM
Tad obscure that one Phil, have you tried Cruncy Frog recently ?
IanS

No...But there was a 'Cockroach Cluster' in a box of choccies that Von was given recently........As Homer S would say........Mmmmmmmmm.

Cheers - Anne Idiot.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 September 2017, 02:27:23 PM
Just milliputted the bases of my Tumbling Dice Carthagian fleet.
Will get them undercoated soon.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 September 2017, 04:23:58 PM
Bases for Eldar and Soviets inked.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 September 2017, 11:19:04 PM
Aforementioned bases now painted, highlighted, detailed edges and pva sealed.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: toxicpixie on 24 September 2017, 12:42:05 AM
Highly annoyingly I went to base up the Savoy foot guards and have lost my bag of pre-cut pikes. Doubly annoyingly I also received postage confirmation of my recent order so I can't even piggy back that!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 26 September 2017, 09:02:32 PM
A long painting hiatus has been broken by base coating another T-28 and the monster that is the T-35. The latter comes in at 65mm long, give or take, and weighs quite a bit. However it is a lovely model. Not sure whether to add camo to it to go along with my other Soviet kit, or just to leave it plain Russian Green :-.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 26 September 2017, 09:30:57 PM
Plain green. With a big red star on the side.  :D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: ianrs54 on 27 September 2017, 07:36:31 AM
That be parade finish. However I suspect cammo is a later addition, so plain green would feel right, probably with some form of tactical markings on it.

IanS


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 27 September 2017, 07:42:10 AM
Plain green is correct and the red star was for a parade, from the info I've been able to find. There is an image with a white triangle on the turret side, so might try that. There are also some turret rings for identification, some plain white, others a red band with white stripes. These I think will be beyond my painting skills, as much as I might like to do them. Off to do a bit more research... :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: ianrs54 on 27 September 2017, 07:45:36 AM
Have seen T-26's and T-28's with a white ring round the top edge of the turret, as an air id marking I think. That and white code numbers.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 September 2017, 07:53:30 AM
And in 10mm Renaissance:  48 knights and 12 handgunners nearly finished.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: d_Guy on 27 September 2017, 04:10:02 PM
You don't sleep, do you Mr. Lemmy?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 September 2017, 04:53:05 PM
Goes with borderline insomnia and depression! ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 27 September 2017, 09:22:54 PM
Certainly some seem to have made it near to Germans whilst sporting a red star. I think1 of my 3 T35s sports stars.
(http://i979.photobucket.com/albums/ae279/THE-BOOT/Soviet-T35-tank-04.jpg)(http://media.moddb.com/images/groups/1/3/2074/t35_006.1.gif)



Nicely turned out
(http://www.radioscanner.ru/uploader/2013/t-35-2.jpg)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 27 September 2017, 09:33:59 PM
Yep, found the same 'photos earlier today FSN, so mine will have red stars too :).

Slight diversion from tanks this evening into painting some scratch built ruins I made 3 months or so ago, as they are taking up space in the painting tray and I could use them for my planned BKCII game.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 September 2017, 07:26:46 AM
Renaissance stuff done, photos later!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 28 September 2017, 07:53:41 AM
(http://www.radioscanner.ru/uploader/2013/t-35-2.jpg)

I think I have sourced the problem with the T35. We have always assumed it was underpowered, unreliable, over large and under armoured. In fact, it was the perforated turret tops that let it down.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Fenton on 28 September 2017, 08:50:50 AM
Do you mean the crew drowned when they took it out in the rain?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: toxicpixie on 28 September 2017, 08:54:58 AM
The Germans thought it was an instruction to "tear here", so they did ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Ace of Spades on 28 September 2017, 12:55:24 PM
Good all-round vision though! hard to surprise these fellows...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 September 2017, 11:00:11 PM
96 Marlburian Infantry started for an August member of this forum, which I’m sure will be much to his and my relief. Base coats and inks done.



Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 October 2017, 07:48:24 AM
Highlights on jackets and trousers done last night. Facings and sashes sorted too


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 04 October 2017, 08:27:08 PM
Base colours applied to 1/144th Typhoon (old Revell kit IIRC). Not sure whether to add D-Day stripes to the wings or not, mainly due to the effort involved. However, it does make the plane 'jump' when on the table.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: ianrs54 on 05 October 2017, 08:25:24 AM
Sorry, but no option, all Tiffes carried the stripes, seems they were supposed to resemble FW-190s. Don't see it myself though.

IanS


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: toxicpixie on 05 October 2017, 09:07:39 AM
At 400mph and in whirling 3d  fighting with rapidly changing ranges, every plane looks just like another :D

What's the stats for the NWE theatre? Was something ludicrous like 60-40 in favour of getting knocked out by your own side, either your own AA or other pilots! Might have been about 50/50, but yeah.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 05 October 2017, 09:31:06 AM
Come mid-late '44 onwards, it appears that the invasion strips were restricted to the underside of the plane. Presumably due to the absence of the Luftwaffe, it was AA fire that they had to worry about.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: toxicpixie on 05 October 2017, 09:36:08 AM
Given the amount of "whoops" moments from Allied pilots versus Allied ground troops, I'm not surprised! Everybody shoot at everything, you're bound to hit the one eventually...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Ace of Spades on 05 October 2017, 10:12:03 AM
At 400mph and in whirling 3d  fighting with rapidly changing ranges, every plane looks just like another :D

What's the stats for the NWE theatre? Was something ludicrous like 60-40 in favour of getting knocked out by your own side, either your own AA or other pilots! Might have been about 50/50, but yeah.
I believe these are more or less the stats for German planes; during 'Operation Bodenplatte' on 1st January 1945 when the Luftwaffe gathered all it could muster to attack allied airfields in the West they lost close to 250 airplanes in just one day... roughly 20% of the losses were attributed to allied planes; 40% to allied AA fire and the other 40% to german AA fire (I could look up the exact numbers if anyone wants them). The problem was that the operation was so secret they hadn't informed the FlaK commanders and they in turn were not used to seeing German airplanes anymore so that they shot on everything that flew in their airspace... Losses in % to allied aircraft by friendly groundfire will have been remarkably lower although they certainly did occur in the heat of battle. I can also imagine gunners on bombers doing considerable collateral damage when trying to track German aircraft with their .50 cal.s...

Cheers,
Rob


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: toxicpixie on 05 October 2017, 11:33:05 AM
I think it was the American tactical airforce in Normandy I'm thinking of (although it might have included the heavies when used in theatre as opposed to strategically); I was mildly astonished -  the chances of harm from your own side somewhat outstripped that from the enemy (all sources included, ground fire and air fire). Losses to friendly AA over the Commonwealth sectors were slightly better - attributed to better AA control and being less jumpy, as they hadn't been plastered quite so effectively by their own air :D

I can't find the bloody article now, but losses by aircraft for the Allies in the ETO worked out slightly more likely to get knocked out by your own side. I don't recall they were as bad as 60/40, as with that German operation to be fair, it was only a shade more likely. And it did include training and accidents, which were horrifically high.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: ianrs54 on 05 October 2017, 11:45:42 AM
It's almost certainly from the US Strategic Bombing Survey, which despite the title covers just about everything on NWE.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: toxicpixie on 05 October 2017, 01:53:54 PM
I did have a quick flick through a couple of pages referencing that but didn't catch anything more than the vague allusions to how dangerous your own side was as opposed to the actual breakdown showing it :D

Think you're right though Ian, that sounds like where I'd seen the data from...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Ace of Spades on 05 October 2017, 02:54:07 PM
On accidents; we had a temporary airfield (B.89) in my hometown, operational from early February 1945 to late March with two Wings stationed there; in that short 1,5 month period at least 6  planes crashed, resulting in several casualties, on landing or take off. On the day the one Wing departed for new field closer to the front three more accidents occured wrecking both planes and men... Losses due to combat during the period amounted to many more.

Cheers,
Rob


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 09 October 2017, 08:57:00 PM
Typhoon finished tonight and decals applied. I decided against the D-Day markings purely due to limited painting time at present, but might do this on another model... :-

Applying the decals took me back over 40 years to when I made models as a kid. The whole experience is easier these days due to better quality decals, but still it was great fun applying them. I'd forgotten how these really finish off a plane, which without them looks rather drab to be honest.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 October 2017, 09:58:26 AM
Last two nights
Assembled 54 cavalry and 12 infantry for that ongoing 15mm Renaissance commission, built a platoon of timecast soviet infantry, 7bmp-1ps, 3 scorpion tanks and 2 BIG BRITISH tanks!

They begin with C, made by timecast, are beautiful, amazingly detailed and FSN doesn’t collect them,


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Ace of Spades on 10 October 2017, 01:53:11 PM
Don't  they all begin with C?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 October 2017, 02:57:18 PM
There are some S, some F and a few W


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 October 2017, 11:41:21 PM
Lots undercoated, six galleys built and based with milliputt waves, but due to cheap superglue, sails not afixed, (45 setting time, yeah right) will buy posh superglue tomorrow.
Also milliputt sculpted scrim camo nets in the Scorpion tanks.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Ace of Spades on 11 October 2017, 09:22:16 AM
There are some S, some F and a few W
Come to think of it I know of a Valentine and a Mathilda but that's about it... Is the 'C' reserved for MBT's maybe?

Cheers,
Rob


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 October 2017, 09:56:00 AM
The issue with British tanks is preWW2 the tanks were divided into infantry support tanks and cavalry tanks that were designed to be free roaming.
Ignoring US supplied Tanks that British wags gave names (Stuart, Grant, Lee, Sherman etc) which the Americans then adopted themselves.

‘C’ was reserved for cruiser tanks (Cromwell, Crusader, Challenger (Cromwell with stupidly big turret), it was then adapted as the ‘M’ series of Infantry Tanks were phased out, then heavier tanks picked up C names (Churchill, Centurion) and the name stuck for MBTs post war (note the recycled Challenger name, not many positive C names.... coward, craven, crow.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Ace of Spades on 11 October 2017, 10:17:51 AM
Never gave it much thought but it sounds logical I guess; a bit like the Destroyer classes in the Navy then.
Thanks for the info!

Cheers,
Rob


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: toxicpixie on 11 October 2017, 10:44:31 AM
Very little about British tank design is at all logical until post-war ;)

Reading Keegan's "Tank Men" atm, and some of the quotes from the British design teams are eye opening. I knew our design process was bad, but... Massive panic at "boss level" but no one actually communicates it down. To the totally separate teams who are developing different bits of the tank in isolation. Oh, so the gun was supposed to fit the turret? Well no one told us that! And under outside constraints like railway tunnel sizes etc.  And no guidance from the chaps using the damn machines, except very occasionally when one might be flown in, take one look at the mess, laugh-cry in desperation, throw everything out and leave. Direction from above was vague, contradictory and never very urgent, and it's a wonder we ever built any tanks at all tbh.

Still, that's all sorted out by the end of the Cromwell program, and a couple of years to tune it rendered the Churchill a superb machine, and the Comet followed by the Tank That Excites The FSN were probably the best tanks of the war and into the post war period (until the T-54/55 at any rate). Think the experience scarred the Army so badly they got it right post war (barring buying Iranian tanks to replace Chieftain :D).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 October 2017, 11:06:37 AM
Did they buy them, or were they landed on them? ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: toxicpixie on 11 October 2017, 11:30:01 AM
To be fair it wasn't the Army's decision, I guess :D

They seemed adamant they wanted the Abrams (with a proper gun), and simply had to have a new tank. So they got one, and all the ROF chaps kept their jobs, hurrah!

And they did do well in actual combat, and a seventeen year in service time isn't bad, even if it's half Chieftains and a third of Centurion's...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 October 2017, 09:07:42 PM
Sails added to galleys after I shelled out on some gel superglue!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 11 October 2017, 09:31:57 PM
Fallschirmjager LG 40s based, ditto a Flak 88. Just need to decide which crew to add to the 88, so need to rummage around in my figures box to get the look I want.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 October 2017, 10:54:15 AM
Horses base coated for the next part of a commission. My infantry, APCs, Light Tanks and Heavy tanks base coated and inked.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 October 2017, 11:12:14 AM
Kentucky cavalry done; Illinois started. The fact that by the later 19th century you often have to do dismounted versions too does delay things a bit. :(


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 October 2017, 12:28:37 AM
3 Pendraken Scorpions, 7Timecast BMP-1s, and two Timecast Chieftain finished tonight. 9 Soviet infantry stands part done, Samurai camp undercoated, Samurai Tipo also undercoated.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 15 October 2017, 07:40:38 AM
I'm rejigging all of the 'dollies' at the mo', so that Leon can get the whole lot on a single mould.

Done a handful of extra poses, which I hadn't done before. (Though I've converted dollies in the past to make up those poses....But that's a bit of a waste of time.)

Also changed (am changing) the running pose, so it hopefully looks a little more realistic.

If there are any poses that you think are sorely missed....Pop your ideas down.

(I can't go TOO mad though !) ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 15 October 2017, 08:52:55 AM
OK, Techno. I can tell you ALL the dollies you should ever need:

  • Infantry Advancing- slope arms, Port Arms, Trail arms
  • Cavalry - walking/trotting sword or lance(see below)
  • Officer/NCO - Pointing, encouraging, looking smug
  • Artillery (and only artillery) - kneeling
  • Specialist - drummers drumming, buglers bugling, ensign

There you go. If you want to add a bit of variety, you could have advancing (left leg forward) and advancing (right leg forward). That would be useful for irregular armies.

(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/2/27/Marine_Corps_Silent_Drill_Team_6.jpg/1200px-Marine_Corps_Silent_Drill_Team_6.jpg)(http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/268b2184612f43ad9b2071aab22fdf1c/the-ermine-street-guard-performing-at-the-roman-military-spectacular-bf8gf1.jpg)(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/5e/74/ce/5e74ce30ae2ba6a0c125d8e9841853a1--soldati-grasshoppers.jpg)

(http://l7.alamy.com/zooms/7aa7bfc52db346c0a37c9754634c2670/household-cavalry-ride-past-during-the-lord-mayor-s-show-a672aj.jpg)(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/d/df/2nd_Bombay_Lancers.jpg/290px-2nd_Bombay_Lancers.jpg)

I'm now going to the FSNbunker.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: toxicpixie on 15 October 2017, 10:05:26 AM
3 Pendraken Scorpions, 7Timecast BMP-1s, and two Timecast Chieftain finished tonight. 9 Soviet infantry stands part done, Samurai camp undercoated, Samurai Tipo also undercoated.

Blimey Will, remember to breath!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Ithoriel on 15 October 2017, 01:44:47 PM
OK, Techno. I can tell you ALL the dollies you should ever need:

  • Infantry - Standing firing, kneeling firing, prone firing, firing on the move, dead
  • Cavalry - Removing stone from horses hoof, standing by horse waiting for something to do, galloping heroically in the wrong direction. No need for a dead pose because "Whoever saw a dead cavalryman."
  • Officer - With map looking lost, Pointing asking are they ours?, Being yelled at by senior officer
  • NCO - Pointing looking exasperated, Ducking, looking smug. May be paired with the officer poses above
  • Artillery (and only artillery) - Standing firing, kneeling firing, sitting having a cuppa
  • Specialist - unit scrounger with some other units boots/ ammo/ weapons, musicians moving a piano to the officers mess, Stand of flags and banners left at base for safety

FIFY :D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 15 October 2017, 02:14:31 PM
The sad thing is that your list is probably the one that will be used.  :(


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 15 October 2017, 04:58:36 PM
I think I've got most of those.......And a few extras !  ;) ......Though there are no gee-gees in this batch.

Thanks, chaps.

Cheers - Phil.



Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 16 October 2017, 08:57:02 PM
Finally finished my T-35, which really is a beast of a tank. I went for the Red Star in the end and a slogan on the turret, both really to make the tank stand out a bit, as just in green it was lacking a certain something.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 22 October 2017, 09:03:33 PM
T-28 finished and some British armour additions basecoated and washed.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 October 2017, 08:43:11 AM
Modern Soviets nearly based...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 24 October 2017, 02:15:20 PM
Two Churchill 95mm tanks finished, with a Crusader AA tank and an armoured car almost there.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 24 October 2017, 09:01:37 PM
Crusader AA tank and armoured car finished as planned. Might take a paint from vehicles and do some more units for Pikemen's Lament.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 October 2017, 11:32:24 PM
Continuing on Pete's Transylvanians in 15mm, but also finished 5 mounted crossbows in 10mm for Graham, and my modern Brits and Soviets (until the next lot appear)!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 26 October 2017, 02:32:32 AM
Both sides have some horse now, and I've nearly finished a fourth unit of infantry for each side too. Also a few more tin kettles for supporting fire. Gettysburg, here we come.

 I do know there were no naval contingents at Gettysburg. Regard this as a protest against Trajanic legionaries in the Gallic wars. crusaders fighting Arab armies, black Numidians, grenadiers with colours, Sengoku armies with five figures and a geisha, and ships of the line with pennants streaming out behind them.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 November 2017, 12:17:41 AM
57 18mm cavalry done for a friend, 12 Infantry still to do, then back to that oh so nearly finished 10mm Samurai Army, one unit to finish and the camp, which is still half done.
 8)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 04 November 2017, 01:36:15 PM
2mm medieval armies for One Hour Wargames finally completed - basing took far longer than painting  :-<

Now moving on to basing random odds'n'sods for the Paint Off, fingers crossed I might even squeeze some new painting in before the end of the month!

Just need to get a camera and some decent light now  =)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 04 November 2017, 01:59:13 PM
Armies for the War of the Southern Secession are making good time, though I'm waiting for a last parcel of shinies, and realising that A ) I've painted Berdan's sharpshooters too dark; and B ) that I have to have Rush's Lancers, which means I'll need to make lances and pennants soon.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 04 November 2017, 04:12:43 PM
With the current painting challenge, coupled with a desire to paint something none WWII plus getting some units done for pre-Salute practice games, I have re-started painting some more units for 'The Pikemen's Lament'. So this afternoon a unit of Shot got onto the painting table, albeit rather briefly, before being evicted as SWMBO wanted to cook in the kitchen. Painting due to resume for an hour or so this evening.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 November 2017, 04:24:24 PM
Yay!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 04 November 2017, 08:22:40 PM
The unit of shot duly finished, but will let everything dry before varnishing tomorrow. I think I may re-highlight the leather work to make it stand out a bit more, but will decide in the morning when my eyes aren't so tired. Nice to be painting again and have a deadline to work to, so thanks Will :).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 04 November 2017, 11:13:24 PM
Well done that man =D>


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 05 November 2017, 08:59:06 PM
Thanks Paul. Another unit of shot half painted in terms of the main clothing and hats done. Leather work ,guns and faces tomorrow, if time allows. After these are completed, I really need to do some Dragoons, but I hate painting horses! For ease i will make the horses the same colour for each units, just so that they stand out more on the table.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 05 November 2017, 11:29:36 PM
Should finish the Iron Brigade and the Ohio cavalry this evening, DV.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 November 2017, 11:33:33 PM
12 infantry in 15mm done, plus 18 10mm peasants with arquibus done for my Samurai force, 30 Musket armied Ashugau to do next (& still haven’t finished the s*dding camp!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 November 2017, 07:16:54 AM
FINALLY finished painting the figures for my extended Samurai army camp, just got to base it and extended the surrounding wrap (it must have a formal name, but it’s too early to research that).
Just 30 republican and two command figures to go before Warfare...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 07 November 2017, 08:16:29 AM
Basing up an ECW regimental gun and crew for use with my 'The Pikemen's Lament' Companies. Ditto odd civilian figures for decoration and useful for certain scenarios. Very enjoyable.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 November 2017, 10:29:35 PM
30 figures base coated and inked tonight.
Yay, progress!  8)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 November 2017, 11:13:15 PM
30 Ashugaru finished tonight.
Varnish tomorrow and onto mdf, their first run out tomorrow night and then into basing over the weekend.
 8)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 08 November 2017, 11:27:26 PM
Michigan and North Carolina regiments, Rush's lancers, a couple of sub-commanders, and some Choctaw auxiliaries to be done, observation balloons and stretcher teams finished, and the Dixies can fire on Fort Sumpter (sp?).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 09 November 2017, 06:56:36 AM
Only managed some basing of spare figures so far this week, due to evenings having been busy with family stuff. Nice to have created some different units though.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 November 2017, 08:59:10 PM
80odd Principes started for my stalled Middle Republican Roman project. along with a whole heap of Renaissance generals, heavy knights and arquibusiers, a band and a chorus line for that 10mm Renaissance commission.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 November 2017, 10:52:08 AM
Bases painted, highlighted, edged and sealed.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 November 2017, 11:57:10 PM
Samurai camp and shooters done, photos tomorrow. Much progress on other bits too


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Westmarcher on 13 November 2017, 06:18:37 PM
 * Top Tip of the Day *

Vallejo Paints: Never squeeze the bottle too hard when pointing the bottle with the cap off at an upward angle towards the far end of the room .....     =)

Completed painting 16 SYW Austrian fusiliers today ..... including the successful removal of unwanted paint from two of the said, completed figures.   :-[


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 November 2017, 06:22:47 PM
 :o ;D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 13 November 2017, 07:41:09 PM
 :o :(

Glad you managed to clean it off the figures :)

Have you looked at cleaning the rest of the room yet ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 13 November 2017, 08:27:59 PM
Another unit of shot completed for my 'The Pikemen's Lament' Company's. A load of flocking etc to be done tomorrow, which should then allow me to get in some small games of the aforementioned rules, or a 'standard' game of 'Dragon Rampant'.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: d_Guy on 13 November 2017, 10:46:26 PM
* Top Tip of the Day *

Vallejo Paints: Never squeeze the bottle too hard when pointing the bottle with the cap off at an upward angle towards the far end of the room .....     =)

Until about a month ago I did not know that the nipple dispenser can thread out with the cap. Did not notice until I tipped the bottle over the dish.
It flows out really fast!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 13 November 2017, 11:17:43 PM
Time to complete a couple of ping-pong ball observation balloons.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 November 2017, 11:28:37 PM
Highlights, flesh base and Indonesia tonight.
Slow progress, but I want to get these right...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 14 November 2017, 06:18:24 PM
Highlights, flesh base and Indonesia tonight.
Slow progress, but I want to get these right...

There’s a lot of Indonesia to paint ;) ;D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 November 2017, 06:29:46 PM
I know, that’s why it’s taking me soooooooo long!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 November 2017, 12:15:43 AM
80 Mid Republican Principes almost done apart from Shield designs, plumes and tidying up.
Only been on the painting tables since spring!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 21 November 2017, 02:02:32 AM
Back to WWI aircraft. No rest for the warmongers.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 November 2017, 10:16:58 PM
No painting tonight, Ofsted (schools inspection body) in tomorrow. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaargh!  ;D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fred. on 21 November 2017, 10:22:50 PM
Quick get all those books marked and lesson plans written.


Good luck for tomorrow, remember to make sure the problem kids are out of the classroom, doing important 1:1 learning with a TA!!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 21 November 2017, 11:05:29 PM
Good luck for tomorrow Lemmy


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 22 November 2017, 12:11:07 AM
Planning to knock together some rows of "corn" and snake fencing to inclose the fields. But must also get me a Nieuport 17 assembled. The Frogs didn't fly only SPAD XIIIs, lovely 'planes though they are.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 November 2017, 12:16:06 AM
80 principes finished tonight, varnish and basing soon.
Oh, the big inspection was survived too!  8)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 23 November 2017, 04:23:42 AM
Good to hear you weren’t decimated by the inspection ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 23 November 2017, 10:23:15 AM
Still have 72 left if he had been.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 November 2017, 06:42:19 PM
Actually found I had 8 extra... so now what?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 24 November 2017, 08:48:39 PM
Actually found I had 8 extra... so now what?

Buy some more to make up another full unit  ;) :d


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 November 2017, 11:32:51 PM
Converted some Romans to act as elephant crew!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 November 2017, 12:32:08 AM
And built a six bases of Italian infantry for ancients. Mix of Italian and Romans..


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 25 November 2017, 12:37:00 AM
Oh, how I wish I'd known about Shapeways' ready-made model aircraft before I bought so many kits from Red Eagle!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 November 2017, 11:23:08 PM
Finished 80 Principes, started 40 Hastati, 40 odd Italians and 4 elephants 🐘 with crew and escorts.
Photos of Principes tomorrow.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 28 November 2017, 06:44:06 AM
Flocked some ECW bases for the painting comp. Some fantasy bases tonight then onto taking some photos. Amazing how quickly the deadline for submissions has come round!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 01 December 2017, 09:20:33 PM
Having flocked said bases, I have been inspired to start on some long stalled units for use with 'Dragon Rampant'. So over the past few days a load of Orcs have been primed and a couple of units had their bases drybrushed, ready for painting over the weekend. Happy days!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 December 2017, 09:26:34 PM
Huzzah


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 02 December 2017, 07:35:56 PM
First unit of Orc scouts completed for 'Dragon Rampant'. All done in one go which is rare for me, but very rewarding. So my plan is to focus on one unit at a time, to speed getting them onto the table.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 02 December 2017, 10:32:23 PM
Makes getting a consistent look in the unit much easier


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 December 2017, 11:47:11 PM
Hastatii, Italian types and elephants done. Shield patterns, bronze highlights, flesh highlights, plumes, weapory - all done tonight  @-) Just need the sorting out stage before varnish and basing, oh, and weapon handles on sheathed swords!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 December 2017, 04:58:58 PM
Last two figures for my Republicans arrived tonight. With the 78 skirmishers that I need to do...
7 days until I need them...
Argh!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: ErHo on 07 December 2017, 05:21:03 PM
Thats at least 10 minis a night, stop postin and get ta paintin!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 07 December 2017, 11:26:35 PM
Basing fences for ACW. Dull, but it's got to be done.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 December 2017, 12:36:38 AM
Pleasing progress tonight, many highlights and flesh tones done. Metal work and woodwork to do, but basically 😎


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 11 December 2017, 09:55:04 AM
Inspired by my latest AVBCW game, I basecoated and washed some Vickers MkII & MkIIIs last night. Hopefully drybrushing tonight to finish them.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 December 2017, 10:23:48 AM
Sand and PVA evening last night, 33 bases done


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 December 2017, 11:41:34 PM
MidRepublican/Polybian Roman army finished, ready for tomorrow night.  8)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 13 December 2017, 11:48:28 PM
MidRepublican/Polybian Roman army finished, ready for tomorrow night.  8)

 #:-S =D>


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 16 December 2017, 07:42:50 PM
Some Leven Miniatures buildings finished earlier in the week. Planned tank painting stalled due to run up to Xmas. Managed to flock some bases tonight though.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 17 December 2017, 09:32:16 PM
Flitting between projects in true wargames butterfly mode at present, so tonight saw me return to some another unit for Dragon Rampant.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 December 2017, 09:39:40 PM
Too cold for spraying the last week, but finally got a batch of Hitties undercoated today.
Meanwhile, Carthaginian fleet bases and ships base coated and inked!  8)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 19 December 2017, 06:31:14 AM
Dragon Rampant unit block colours done and wash applied.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 19 December 2017, 08:52:33 PM
Highlighting on the Dragon Rampant unit completed. Might make the blue a bit brighter, but will wait until tomorrow to decide. Lacquering and flocking to follow. Also primed some 28mm figures I 'rediscovered' in the attic, again for use with Dragon Rampant.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 December 2017, 12:50:55 AM
135 Infantry, 9 chariots, 18 crew and 18 horses base coated and inked for my friend’s Hittie forces.

Shame non are Pendraken :(


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 December 2017, 12:19:14 AM
All base coats and inks on the Carthaginian fleet, and also finished off three of Yann’s beast riders which will become Dragon Knights in my Evil Dragonmen Army.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 23 December 2017, 04:27:23 PM
The main colours done on a militia unit for 'The Pikemen's Lament'. Hopefully some detailing followed by a wash later.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 23 December 2017, 08:53:50 PM
Details and wash applied. Not sure if I'll get anything more done until after Xmas.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 December 2017, 01:51:07 AM
Carthaginian fleet finished apart from base labels and sail motifs. Three of Evil Men Beast riders sorted too.
200 Miles driven for a part for the boiler I didn’t need-gah! £90 to be refunded after Xmas...
Battle of 5 Armies watched, it was good, but could easily have two hours knocked out of it!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 24 December 2017, 08:24:47 AM
I've never seen it all of the way through, as I keep falling asleep! Way too long really, but can't fault it for the look though.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 25 December 2017, 08:03:49 PM
With family watching Dumbo, I managed to finish off my Militia unit, which was an unexpected treat :).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 December 2017, 08:35:01 PM
Superb


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 26 December 2017, 10:17:29 AM
Snuck in some painting this morning whilst half the family still asleep. Base coated some saddleback pigs (my favourite breed having seen them a lot as a kid on my grand parents farm) for use with Dragon Rampant. Tempted to use them as cavalry, but 'trotters' of course :D. Sorry, I couldn't resist!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 December 2017, 10:19:51 AM
Assembled a unit of Sassanid Persian spears, and drilled out assembled two packs of Clibinarii’s clibinarii!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 26 December 2017, 02:41:33 PM
My saddlebacks 'cavalry' finished and varnished, along with a couple of other units from a week or so ago. Flocking tonight all being well.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 December 2017, 03:25:19 PM
Undercoat on


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 December 2017, 12:44:07 AM
Good two sessions of painting today. First unit of Sassanid Levies done apart from beards, two half units of heavy cavalry almost done.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 December 2017, 12:48:19 AM
And they’re done, apart from basing.  8)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 29 December 2017, 07:40:58 AM
Trapped nerve in my back put pay to any painting last night :(. So bl**dy frustrating! At least the soreness and pain has eased this morning, but need to take it easy until it goes. Still I hope to get some flocking done at some point.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 29 December 2017, 07:58:05 AM
Trapped nerve in my back put pay to any painting last night :(

OW !!

Hope that clears up asap, Steve.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 December 2017, 08:24:14 AM
Get well soon Steve


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 29 December 2017, 09:54:33 AM
Thanks Will & Phil. It's slowly getting better and luckily I don't have to do much today, which should help it, based on past experience. At least I'm able catch up on reading, as SWMBO is feeling sorry for me and therefore not nagging me to do stuff ;) :D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 29 December 2017, 06:22:51 PM
Every cloud has a silver lining ;)
Get well soon


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 29 December 2017, 09:15:46 PM
Thanks Paul :). Flocking finished tonight, but back too sore to do anything else.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 December 2017, 12:05:01 AM
Varnished earlier, Sand and pva'd bases, assembled a blotz minaret for my regular client.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 30 December 2017, 02:54:58 PM
Some Wizardlings basecoated and washed for Dragon Rampant. These are the Warband Goblins Shamans and they are really lovely sculpts. Loads of detail and character, so a joy to paint. Highlights etc to follow tonight all being well.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 31 December 2017, 05:44:39 PM
The wizardlings finished, with a varnish and flocking to follow.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 December 2017, 05:54:23 PM
Emplacements fillered for a friends stuff!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 03 January 2018, 01:34:34 PM
Hopefully the final sets of units for 'The Pikemen's Lament' have just been undercoated.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 January 2018, 09:41:15 AM
128 Biblicals assembled last night, New Year, new batch, same commission !


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 08 January 2018, 02:07:17 PM
I spent this lunchtime cleaning up a load of Schleswig-Holstein Germans that have lain in my drawer for far too long. Frankly I'm no longer sure of exactly what I have within my lead mountain, so I'm attempting to get everything based so I do know. As an example over Xmas I found 2 packs of Fallschirmjagers LG40s that I'd bought at different times, but had recently ordered another pack, unaware I already had these!!!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 January 2018, 01:12:39 PM
You know, I’m sure if you look at the majority of my posts on this forum, it will consist of:
1) Assembled & undercoated
2) Base coats and ink, done.
3) Highlights done.
4) Metalwork and woodwork done.
4.5) Mistakes sorted
5) Varnish
6) Basing
7) More basing
Flocking etc...

So, 124 x 2 last night! ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 January 2018, 12:19:35 AM
STage 3 & 4 done tonight!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 10 January 2018, 06:43:27 AM
Stage 1 cold did for me last night. Feels like stage 2 this morning, but I need to go to work as we are busy and short staffed due to colds :(.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 January 2018, 07:58:30 AM
Get well soon mate.
Nice footer on your signature sir! 8)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 10 January 2018, 09:37:11 AM
I hadn't spotted that :-[. Thanks!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 12 January 2018, 02:51:02 PM
Finished drybrushing the bases on some more units for 'The Pikemen's Lament' rules, ready for some more painting over the weekend. I finally finished painting some scratch built destroyed houses that have been on my to do list for months. just some bushes and flocking to add and then they are done.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 13 January 2018, 03:22:13 PM
Ruined bases flocked and ready for action.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 January 2018, 12:11:45 AM
Stage 2-4 on the next batch done. 94 seapeoples archers done apart from final flourishes, a few errors, and done. I hope


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 January 2018, 11:39:23 PM
Lion cloth piping, arrows in quivers and beards done tonight. Just flesh/sorting out tomorrow and this lot are done. Can’t say I’m enjoying them at the present moment, maybe 210+ irregular semi clad warriors is too much in 8 days... 😉


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: toxicpixie on 14 January 2018, 11:50:41 PM
Lion cloths? That’s gotta be interesting to put on in the morning, could be a bit bitey :D

I’m cracking along a whole bunch of c19th Frenchmen for Algeria for Alan M, and slipping in a few Irregular 2mm blocks for much the same period for BBB.

I should sort the 3mm PETER Pig ACW as well, think they’ll stick with the ACW - test sizing suggests they’re too big to be mixed with Irregulars which is a shame as they’re much nicer looking. I also have my Xmas pressie to myself to get cracking on - some Brigade Aeronefs, couldn’t resist the pre-Xmas sale :D

Am tempted to find a way to squeeze them into BBB ;) 


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 January 2018, 11:49:25 PM
30 Sassanid Persians cavalry done apart from basing (240 figures in 9 days)!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 January 2018, 12:03:36 AM
Sand & PVA on Sassanids.
91 Mycenaean warriors assembled
Much swearing at naff pva.

Did enjoy the Duran Duran documentary onBBC4.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 20 January 2018, 12:12:28 PM
Based up 3 more units for 'Rebels & Patriots' this morning. Really enjoying this as not only are the AWI sculpts superb, but you can really mix stuff up for use in the early stages of the War. Some reinforcements have been ordered in terms of some British Light Infantry, Native Americans and some Militia. I hope to be able to start painting some stuff soon.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 January 2018, 07:55:02 AM
Sassanids bases painted highlighted and sealed last night.
91 New Line Mycenaean warriors base coated and inked last night.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 22 January 2018, 09:01:18 PM
5 units for Rebels & Patriots primed and bases given their dark brown basecoat. Hopefully I will be able to finished painting the bases tomorrow and then maybe onto to block colours on their uniforms etc.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 January 2018, 07:41:02 AM
Got to the almost finished basing, just need tufts, and my superglue has run out!  X_X =O


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 23 January 2018, 07:53:15 AM
 ~X(


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 27 January 2018, 02:01:17 PM
Just based up 2 units of Native Americans and 2 units of Militia. I'm having fun mixing up figures from various codes to give a different look and feel to some units :).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 January 2018, 11:09:38 PM
After 4 days off, the painting machine was rested, oiled (beered) fed, slightly sleep deprived, refreshed and reacquainted with polite society via a weekends Wargames in Brighton, I return with vigorous projects...
42 Pendraken mongol foot archers assembled for making my Tibetan/Mongols into a ‘White Sheep Turkomen’ army for Rollcall (and a general, but more on that later).
122 Sea Peoples (various nationalities, all New Line) assembled
48 Sassanid Persian skirmishers base coated and inked.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 31 January 2018, 12:15:08 AM
Small reinforcements for the War of Northern Aggression. I had to have Texas lancers and some Yankee Zouaves, and a it of nominal heavy artillery. When that's done, a few new ancient armies (Arabs, Minoans, Thracians), and then the Mexicans should be ready.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 January 2018, 10:38:32 PM
Highlights done, flesh base coat done and flesh wash applied.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 01 February 2018, 06:58:35 AM
Scratch built two barricades yesterday, which was nice. No energy at present for painting :(.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 February 2018, 12:22:58 AM
The Sassanid foot skirmishers are nearly done, just the shield patterns and sorting out stages to do.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 February 2018, 12:52:28 PM
Sassanids shields done, and mistakes sorted.
120 Sea People’s and 42 Mongol foot archers base coated and inked.
Not sure I’ll get them all done by Thursday, but I’ll try!

Anyone need an army painting- can’t believe the cost of passport renewal these days!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 05 February 2018, 08:14:57 AM
I finally finished my British Inter-War tanks last night after a bit of painting mojo returned :).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 05 February 2018, 09:52:57 PM
Basecoat of Middlestone applied to some PzIVs, Stug and Tiger I tonight.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 February 2018, 12:05:16 AM
120 odd sea people’s figures nearly done, plus 40 odd mongol archers, plus 6 huts base coated and inked


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 06 February 2018, 01:27:26 AM
Bronze age Crete is looming. Do people think hide shields should be distinctive to each regiment (as Zulu ones are)? And chariots; should they have regimental colours? Minos seems to have gone in for efficient bureaucracy, so there is an argument for uniformity.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 06 February 2018, 01:41:36 AM
I finally finished my British Inter-War tanks last night after a bit of painting mojo returned :).
Basecoat of Middlestone applied to some PzIVs, Stug and Tiger I tonight.

I suspect those British Inter-War tanks are feeling a little inadequate  :-SS


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 February 2018, 07:48:50 AM
Bronze age Crete is looming. Do people think hide shields should be distinctive to each regiment (as Zulu ones are)? And chariots; should they have regimental colours? Minos seems to have gone in for efficient bureaucracy, so there is an argument for uniformity.

I’m my opinion no and no, but then I’m usually wrong!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 06 February 2018, 08:03:02 AM
Quote
I suspect those British Inter-War tanks are feeling a little inadequate

Hmmm, that's putting it mildly ;) :D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 06 February 2018, 08:05:04 AM
Bronze age Crete is looming. Do people think hide shields should be distinctive to each regiment (as Zulu ones are)? And chariots; should they have regimental colours? Minos seems to have gone in for efficient bureaucracy, so there is an argument for uniformity.

Well the minoan bull leapers seem to be jumping over a tan coloured bull, so I'd go for everyone having a tan shield ... but that's just me. I understand the Minoans to be a pretty centralised society, so the shield may have been issued from a central store.

(http://www.historywiz.com/images/greece/bullleapingfresco-1.jpg)

Weren't the Myrmidons of the Iliad described as "black", which suggests to me that some sort of band heraldry (gang colours) were used. Black shields?

I realise this is of no help whatsoever, and ultimately it would depend upon if you like painting irregulars - which I defintely don't.

Though piebald shields are very striking. 

So that's sorted then.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 06 February 2018, 09:53:07 AM
I can do Achilles' lot with black shields.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Ithoriel on 06 February 2018, 11:39:40 AM
Illustrations, like this one from Akrotiri showing Minoan troops, don't seem to show unit shield designs.

(https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/8a/55/b0/8a55b074e9c08f42baae1aebadcd23eb.jpg)

That said, we are looking at a handful of images, with a fair bit of reconstruction, with no idea of who/ what exactly we are looking at and with no real idea of the artistic conventions of the era so I'd say go with whatever seems best to you because it's unlikely that we will recover enough information to prove you wrong!

Although "Troy" owed more to Lord of the Rings than to Homer I did like the black armoured Myrmidons!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 February 2018, 06:42:30 PM
I’m painting a mixture at the moment, but Frisian do look good!  ;D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 07 February 2018, 01:59:05 AM
Pretty illustrations, some contemporary, others modern (I don't trust Peter Connolly very far, I must admit):

https://periklisdeligiannis.wordpress.com/2015/11/19/the-figure-of-eight-shield-and-other-shield-types-of-the-bronze-age-aegean-part-i/


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 February 2018, 11:47:52 PM
12 Trojan chariots and crew nearly done for the Sea Peoples Commission


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 12 February 2018, 09:00:43 AM
New Midianites painted and based; starting work on the Nabateans and Amalekites.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 February 2018, 09:46:52 PM
Chariots done, just need to weather them, however I’m now 150 miles from my paints (and enjoying a fine Rioja at my Dad’s!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 February 2018, 09:17:30 AM
180+ Sassanid Persians base coated last night. No way will they be ready for my game on Thor’s Day!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 18 February 2018, 09:31:07 AM
Halfway through a skirmisher force of Bedouin camelry.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 February 2018, 04:30:48 PM
Got them inked this morning, then a stressful afternoon of school planning done!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Westmarcher on 18 February 2018, 05:27:16 PM
Have now made the conversion to 10mm scale buildings having completed 5 Total Battle miniatures "Big Battalions" buildings and a lovely Pendraken stone house from the 19th Century America range. However, don't get your hopes up yet, Ithoriel, I may well use some of them for 15mm games!  :P


[p.s. My 6mm buildings are now up for sale and, as I no longer have any 6mm figures, will probably go for a song. 5 buildings and a stone bridge. PM me if interested and I will send you photos.]


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 20 February 2018, 01:25:41 AM
Amelekite camelry under the brush; then it'll be time for a few Hebrew allies. Sadly, this army can't be finished until the TB line is back in production; I'll want a couple of dozen of their Arab camelry as Ishmaelites to round off the force.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 February 2018, 08:02:49 AM
Surprised myself with the progress I made last night, they won’t be based, but my Sassanids might be ready for their thrashing on Thor’s Day!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 20 February 2018, 04:10:19 PM
Apart from a single hand on just one of the 'Winter' Chinese, Korean War figures.....I'VE FINISHED all the Korean War chappies. <:-P <:-P <:-P <:-P
Piccies sent to James & Leon.....And I know James likes them, already !!  :)

Going to pop straight down down to the village and get a second wee box*, so I can pack them all up, and send of to that nice Mr Leon.....Hopefully tomorrow. (Mind you...I have got to pick around 100 figures off corks...So that's going to take a while !!)

If the former on the missing hand has set, by the time I get back.....I'll finish that off when I get back to Techno Towers.

Cheers - Phil.

*....I'm not sending this number up in a single box, as they wouldn't be fully insured.





Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: ianrs54 on 20 February 2018, 04:15:51 PM
What took so long ??????


Congrats

IanS  8)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: d_Guy on 20 February 2018, 05:31:51 PM
Congrats, Phil - take the rest of the day off.  :D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 20 February 2018, 06:24:00 PM
Well done that man =D> =D> =D>


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 February 2018, 06:32:24 PM
Nice one Phil!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 February 2018, 08:00:29 AM
Sassanids just need mistakes sorting, and then 9/13 are good to go (unbased) for a trial game on Thursday!
Yes, that is 184 figures, since Saturday!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 21 February 2018, 11:41:41 AM
Surged forward in painting the Arabs today, since my computer was in the repair shop. Hatrene cataphract camelry and some Hebrew horse archers are all that remain until I can get my hands on some TB camelry (Ismaelites, they're going to be).

Couldn't resist doing up the Israelite allies a bit; they include a David with a sling (still intend to print a harp and put it on the base beside him too) and a luridly-dressed Joseph. The Ark of the Covenant will be in the baggage train too.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 21 February 2018, 12:05:19 PM
......And all the final Korean War chappies are all in the post !! <:-P <:-P <:-P

Should be with 'Sir' tomorrow.  :)

I'm going to have to ask him about the list of 'stuff' that's next on my list.....I've lost some of that particular list for the second time ! :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 21 February 2018, 06:35:12 PM
Sassanids just need mistakes sorting, and then 9/13 are good to go (unbased) for a trial game on Thursday!
Yes, that is 184 figures, since Saturday!
:o :o :o #:-S


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 21 February 2018, 06:38:17 PM
......And all the final Korean War chappies are all in the post !! <:-P <:-P <:-P

Should be with 'Sir' tomorrow.  :)

Huzzah

I'm going to have to ask him about the list of 'stuff' that's next on my list.....I've lost some of that particular list for the second time ! :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[

 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 21 February 2018, 06:47:46 PM
It's not funny.....It's embarrassing  X_X  ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I just CANNOT keep track of 'mails in gmail......(I obviously delete ones that I shouldn't....and the 'chains' just go all over the place.  >:()

I liked the old 'freeserve/orange/EE' wossname, I used to have.....I could organize things properly, with that....and I barely ever lost anything. =)

Cheers - Mr Technophobe. ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 21 February 2018, 07:58:08 PM
After a hiatus on my Ancients project, I was spurred into some action by my recent TtS game. So this afternoon I carried on with some Magister Militum (heresy I know) Indian elephants  in terms of assembly (they are tricky buggers). This evening I looked at both armies in light of my game, so will add in some more command units as well as some cavalry. Next week it will be onto the chariots, which look a bit tricky from first glance.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 21 February 2018, 09:19:09 PM
I think MM's jumboes are possibly their best figures. Don't give up.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 February 2018, 11:38:31 PM
Decided that I’m calling this batch of Sassanids  done apart from basing.
120 Infantry, 60 cavalry, 4 generals (and 33 sheep for another army).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 February 2018, 12:18:17 AM
9 missing spearmen painted in 3 hours tonight...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 February 2018, 11:07:39 PM
31 bases sanded and pva’d tonight


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 25 February 2018, 02:58:00 AM
At this rate they should be ready for Thursday :!! :!!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 February 2018, 09:29:39 PM
Bases inked


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 March 2018, 09:46:52 AM
5 bases x 15mm generals started as a commission for an Anglo-Finnish friend.
Platoon of Falklands Brits started as ‘normal’ soldiers (not red or green berets) for Sabresquadron, plus two Chieftain tanks and 4 F432s from Timecast.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 March 2018, 10:52:52 PM
86 bow armed Clibinarii assembled and stuck on bases today. About an hour for each four stands, but I have even got some in cantabrian!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 05 March 2018, 12:27:55 PM
Added camo and a wash to some PzIV's last night. Fingers crossed I'll get the drybrushing done tonight and maybe even the detailing of tools etc.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 05 March 2018, 12:58:52 PM
First two Danaan phalanxes based, Pylian skirmishers done up with a portrait figure of Nestor commanding them (interesting point: he must have been a young man once, but has anyone ever painted him as one?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 05 March 2018, 03:04:02 PM
New King Tiger II and Sherman M4A4's assembled this lunchtime. Very nice models.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 05 March 2018, 08:35:56 PM
Drybrushing complete and happy with how it turned out. Will need to do this to my Stug III's that look dull and dark by comparison.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 March 2018, 11:00:08 PM
Many Clibinarii basecoated and inked
Just got to get them by next Saturday morning! Nothing like a deadline...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 08 March 2018, 01:14:02 AM
Now giving the Greek nappy-wearers their third and fourth pike units, and a first lot of chariots.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 March 2018, 12:16:13 AM
Cavalry base colours happened as did the highlights.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 March 2018, 11:45:21 PM
Sassanids are done!
Just got to base them!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 12 March 2018, 08:08:10 PM
Details painted on my PzIV's, such as the spades, tow chains etc. Mud and dirt to be added tomorrow, plus lacquer.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 13 March 2018, 10:19:32 AM
Finishing the last of the pikemen, and watching the post with some impatience for my general, who was missing from the initial order and posted (I'm told...) three weeks later than I was later promised. Not Pendraken, and I shan't name the other company, whose service is usually better than this.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 March 2018, 12:40:49 PM
Sand and pva last night


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 13 March 2018, 04:40:53 PM
Beef in peppercorn sauce, new potatoes and peas for me.  :D

Cheers - Phil (Sorry.....I'm high on pks.....Been playing tree surgeons with the chainsaw and a handsaw, this afto'....I DO NOT like using the chainsaw when I'm up a ladder.....My back is killing me.)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fred. on 13 March 2018, 04:48:08 PM
Beef in peppercorn sauce, new potatoes and peas for me.  :D

Cheers - Phil (Sorry.....I'm high on pks.....Been playing tree surgeons with the chainsaw and a handsaw, this afto'....I DO NOT like using the chainsaw when I'm up a ladder.....My back is killing me.)

I got to the end of that and was pleased to find out it was only your back you were needing the pain killers for  :o  :'(


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 March 2018, 05:00:43 PM
Bases ink washed. Hopefully be able to paint later.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 13 March 2018, 06:26:06 PM
Beef in peppercorn sauce, new potatoes and peas for me.  :D

Cheers - Phil (Sorry.....I'm high on pks.....Been playing tree surgeons with the chainsaw and a handsaw, this afto'....I DO NOT like using the chainsaw when I'm up a ladder.....My back is killing me.)
I got to the end of that and was pleased to find out it was only your back you were needing the pain killers for  :o  :'(

Seconded :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 13 March 2018, 07:02:55 PM
When we use the chainsaw 'on the ground'.....Using a metal 'X frame' to support the logs, we follow just about every safety 'rule' that's going.

Today....I was SO aware we were breaking almost every rule in the book !...Hated it !!

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Westmarcher on 13 March 2018, 07:18:08 PM
I got to the end of that and was pleased to find out it was only your back you were needing the pain killers for  :o  :'(

 ;D ;D ;D

Take it easy, Phil.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: toxicpixie on 13 March 2018, 07:34:36 PM
I have to say my eyebrows went up in alarm when I started reading that :D

Hope you get a restful day tomorrow, Phil!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 14 March 2018, 09:09:37 PM
Pz IV's finally finished. Basecoated some British armoured cars after that.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 March 2018, 10:36:06 PM
Sassanids done.photos later


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 15 March 2018, 04:06:34 PM
I've added some 'hardtops' to couple of Daimler Dingo scout cars, to make them stand out from my other ones. The plan is to use them for FAO's and FAC's in BKCII.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 15 March 2018, 07:21:57 PM
Agamemnon arrived in the post today; may have a bronze age Greek force by Sunday.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 17 March 2018, 05:51:37 AM
Yep. We'll be raiding up the Nile tomorrow afternoon.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 March 2018, 06:37:28 AM
Seven Gangs of Rome figures built last night


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 18 March 2018, 04:13:24 AM
Doing a handful of Lusitanian allies for my Iberian army, prior to getting into the rather daunting business of painting the Thracian army.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 March 2018, 11:01:46 PM
Platoon of Falklands British Infantry done apart from basing. They will be a mechanised platoon, riding Timecast FV432s. Promised myself not to do any more DPM camouflage in 10mm, oh well!  8-} :-B


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 21 March 2018, 12:36:50 AM
And mass production of peltasts is under way.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Womble67 on 21 March 2018, 08:40:36 AM
Undercoated to battalions of Germans and painted their  jackets

Undercoated and base coated 11 German vehicles

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 21 March 2018, 09:18:55 PM
Basecoated some tanks and armoured cars for my Goodwood mini-campaign. One of them is the new Tiger II and it is an absolute beast!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 March 2018, 10:49:56 PM
Two Timecast Chieftain tanks and 4 FV432s painted tonight, plus a stand of Soviet Motor Rifle Recon Infantry command (they got missed).
Bases sanded and pva’d too, a rather satisfying night all-in-all.
Mini project two starting soon.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 March 2018, 11:06:47 PM
Bases inked 25mm Gladiator base coated and inked


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 23 March 2018, 08:56:53 PM
Camo applied to some German tanks, then wash applied to these and some British armoured cars.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 24 March 2018, 12:46:27 AM
Currently at work on three units of peltasts, the archers, and the noble cavalry. This army can't be rushed; intricate designs on cloaks and tunics, some fancy shields, and they're not in uniform. Patience, Hay-Whitton; you can't start the Mexicans until July anyway.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 24 March 2018, 01:49:34 AM
(https://d1w7fb2mkkr3kw.cloudfront.net/assets/images/book/lrg/9789/6259/9789625938493.jpg)

Does this have any connection to you FK?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 24 March 2018, 03:10:25 AM
It does. But the dam' project was abandoned after a few months; never got a penny for what I'd written. I suspect they then published it elsewhere.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 March 2018, 11:40:21 AM
Flock, scatter and tufts applied to mini project 1, photos later.
Mini project 2 underway (result 1 posted here). http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,17196.0.html
Ready for voter project next! 8)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 March 2018, 08:55:55 AM
Three sets of 28mm for Frostgrave, Gangs of Rome and Funky Skulls New York gang game nearly done.
Looks like some North American native warriors for French Indian Wars next then.  :D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 March 2018, 07:19:27 AM
Gangs of Rome done, Frostgrave just need basing.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 March 2018, 05:51:07 PM
A unit of woodland Indians assembled for Black Powder Freeman’s Farm scenario, and one assembled for FoGR/MeGRenaissance/whatever else it becomes...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 March 2018, 11:51:04 PM
Sand & pva applied to some bases, and leopard spots applied to a 70s gangster


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 March 2018, 08:11:05 AM
Bases inked


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 01 April 2018, 05:09:23 AM
Three units of peltasts, the foot archers, and the heavy cavalry done. Thracian army about half ready.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 01 April 2018, 08:09:05 AM
No time nor energy to paint at present, but managed to make some new fields that are more appropriate to my 10mm armies.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 April 2018, 11:15:03 AM
Native Americans finished apart from basing.
Took me three hours to assemble 12 chariots last night, of which two hours and 58 minutes must have been spent removing wheels from my fingers! Maybe a chariot period army was NOT a good idea!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 10 April 2018, 04:01:21 PM
Native Americans finished apart from basing.
Took me three hours to assemble 12 chariots last night, of which two hours and 58 minutes must have been spent removing wheels from my fingers! Maybe a chariot period army was NOT a good idea!

 #-o  ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 10 April 2018, 04:34:14 PM
Umm ... are Native Americans noted chariot users?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 April 2018, 05:31:41 PM
Twin different armies old bean. Although that would be cool!  8->
I also remembered I had two Copplestone High Adventure polar bears for another project, I even found them in less than half-an-hour of searching and have them assembled. Also assembled another chariot (twice) to be a general for all those other chariots I built...
Butterfly time 🦋


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: ErHo on 10 April 2018, 08:38:23 PM
Umm ... are Native Americans noted chariot users?

That would be a categorical "No".

They didnt have wheels/carts until years after after the arrival of horses.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Ithoriel on 10 April 2018, 09:06:52 PM
Polar Bears and Chariots?

Conversion time!! :D

(http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-tcROPpAHYN4/Ub_moI34k1I/AAAAAAAAiNk/xAEvJ5c6ugQ/s1600/Image+(7).jpg)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 April 2018, 10:27:01 PM
Now that is tempting!

American Indians’ bases sanded and pva’d.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 11 April 2018, 12:40:49 AM
Umm ... are Native Americans noted chariot users?

There is a type of trotting chariot racing which is practised in the US.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 April 2018, 11:53:11 AM
Chariot types undercoated this morning


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 April 2018, 04:50:39 PM
Operation ‘Sortouttherandom28mmfiguresfornoactualprojects’ Continues apace, Gangs of Rome done, French Indian Wars done apart from basing, along with two units of 10mms too, 28mm Rebel miniatures Darkhold Goblins assembled, Order Of The Stick Figures added to the indoor painting pile, Frostgrave gang done, but really shouldn’t have ordered more kit for that!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Terry37 on 11 April 2018, 05:38:46 PM
Re the polar bear drawn chariot, I went that route for my Jadis, Queen of all Narnia army. A simple conversion, save for making the crown I needed to put on her head. it was soooo tiny, that I lost the first one when it popped out of my fingers and had to make another one. But a fun little project.

(http://i257.photobucket.com/albums/hh235/terry37photos/A%20Day%20of%20HotT/IMG_6851.jpg) (http://s257.photobucket.com/user/terry37photos/media/A%20Day%20of%20HotT/IMG_6851.jpg.html)

Terry


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 11 April 2018, 05:40:38 PM
Very nice work, Terry.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 April 2018, 05:43:36 PM
And more Dark Hold Goblins ordered, if all else fails, it’s another Frostgrave Warband!  ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Womble67 on 11 April 2018, 11:12:29 PM
Looks great

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 April 2018, 12:53:03 AM
All previously started figures mentioned above, base coated and inked,


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 April 2018, 11:55:39 PM
School set up for the next two days.
Two polar bears, four Darkhold goblins, eight Order Of The Stick figures finished tonight (apart from their bases).
MM 13 Mitanni chariots highlighted and part detailed and two packs of Mitanni foot highlighted (temporary army until the Dark Lord decides to release biblical figures).
Big order of Frostgrave figures in.
Friend ordered 200+ extra 15mm Tlaxcalans he wants me to paint for MeG.
Curry cooked and eaten.
Not a bad day all in all.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 April 2018, 10:59:20 PM
Not much happened this weekend as my Mum was down and I’ve had a shed load of school work (of which I’ve done the majority), but some bases got inkwashed tonight, a few 28mm Goblins assembled, and a mate dropped off 200+ Tlaxcalans to paint!  8)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 April 2018, 11:25:18 PM
Bases painted, highlighted and sealed, flesh tones on chariot age stuff done


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 May 2018, 07:31:06 AM
Chariot age stuff done, just needs basing, Woden spoons done, and a stand of dragonmen magic users, just because.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 May 2018, 07:46:58 AM
Start made on a friends Tlaxcalans 15mm reinforcements.
Basically, if you can’t use Spanish allies, you need an AWFUL lot of extras, like 200+...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 May 2018, 09:00:29 AM
All Tlaxcalans in this batch base coated and inked.
Only 200+


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Terry37 on 15 May 2018, 06:29:14 PM
200+!!!! It took me 1.5 years to do my DBA Tlaxacan army!!! Well done I'd say!

Terry


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 May 2018, 06:43:31 PM
Much highlighting to do yet...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 June 2018, 10:31:13 AM
It's been a quiet month here what with holidays , school reports and real life.
128 Tlaxcalans finished being painted last night for a commission from a few years back that's being reinforced, about the same to go, then their baggage..
 Then onto basing these and my own last batch (which have been sitting around since April/May), then I can get started on another commission batch of Renaissance for Graham, after that it's  painting comp bits.
Not greatly enjoyed these last two batches tbh, one because it's big, and an army that was meant to be finished, the other because my brand loyalty outweighing enthusiasm! My project might, therefore, get sidelined for a while as I can feel myself  getting distracted by other more Pendraken based bits, plus there's no deadline to it, so no foci...
Think my painting mojo might make a comeback...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 June 2018, 12:31:57 AM
40 Tlaxcalans archers done, 36 slingers, 40 warriors and 6 generals competed tonight. P,us the youngest 6th party done...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 June 2018, 11:28:36 PM
7 units bases milliputted so far, about the same to go...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 June 2018, 09:01:59 AM
Finished milliputting my friends bases (90 of them), now just got to paint, ink, highlight and flock... :-t :!! X_X
This batch has taken somewhat longer than I hoped.
And there is still a camp to do!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 June 2018, 10:44:01 PM
90bases inked.
About a 100 10mm Renaissance assembled for that ongoing commission...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 June 2018, 11:30:29 PM
Plus 27 x 15mm Tlaxcalan baggage bearers assembled too.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 June 2018, 03:38:47 PM
Bases dry brushed and highlighted, mistakes sorted.
Day of working at home, me, the bumble bees and the rabbits. Tbh, the bees did most of the heavy lifting. 🐝


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 28 June 2018, 09:57:55 PM
Glad your finding the time and energy to paint etc Will. Simply too hot in our house as the paint would dry too damned quickly on the paint tray. Also the garden needs watering each night. At least a small order arrived today from Pendraken, so ready to make a start on some AVBCW forces :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 July 2018, 09:47:45 AM
I know Winged Hussars are meant to be dead hard, but one just shattered three dremel bits!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 July 2018, 03:15:47 PM
Interview for teaching agency at lunchtime (back up in case I cant find owt else), then assembled various bits for the painting competition and sand/pva'd the bases on a '  lost interest, maybe it will come back, maybe not' project.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 04 July 2018, 04:31:28 PM
I know Winged Hussars are meant to be dead hard, but one just shattered three dremel bits!

If you mean a 'drill bit', rather than a 'router', Will.....You're not going in straight enough, and 'bending' the bit as you machete your way into the model. (It'll snap)
Got the tee-shirt....and it's a complete pain !

Had one of those on the 'ancients' I'm doing at the moment !
I said very naughty words.

Cheers - Mr Peed of with frigging sheep.

(Today....It was their yearly shearing time......It took two hours, rather than 20 minutes, to get them into the barn....and once they'd been done...Von and I were running up and down the road with the help of the chap who'd sheared them, to get the sods back into the field. I was more worried about the shearer's dog (Nell) getting knocked down in the lane, than I was about the missing sheep.  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:()


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 04 July 2018, 05:07:40 PM
Interview for teaching agency at lunchtime (back up in case I cant find owt else),
Good luck!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 04 July 2018, 09:51:54 PM
Seconded


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 05 July 2018, 06:13:09 AM
Thirded !

Sorry for being late, Will !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 July 2018, 06:55:23 AM
Tlaxcalans baggage handlers base coatedand inked, plus an awful lot of undercoating done!
And something modified


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 06 July 2018, 10:19:55 PM
With the lure of the painting comp, plus a desire to get back to some painting and gaming, I started basing up some British and Afghan/Russian troops for some TMWWBKs gaming. Nice to get back to it, despite the house still being 25 degrees or so in the evening.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 July 2018, 08:39:50 AM
Very large amount of base coati g done last night, Renaissance commission and painting competition bits...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 14 July 2018, 10:06:21 AM
Very large amount of base coati g done last night, Renaissance commission and painting competition bits...

Who is this coati g ?.....An Aztec god I missed when I was making them ? I really need to know this sort of thing. (I blame Kitty for not telling me about him. ;))

Cheers - A Twerp


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 July 2018, 10:15:31 AM
Bloody autocorrect! Base coating


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 14 July 2018, 10:25:52 AM
Who is this coati g ?.....An Aztec god I missed when I was making them ? I really need to know this sort of thing. (I blame Kitty for not telling me about him. ;))

Cheers - A Twerp

Coati.
A(https://a-z-animals.com/media/animals/images/470x370/coati5.jpg)
B(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/5e/Coati_roux_Amiens_4.jpg)
C(https://media-cdn.tripadvisor.com/media/photo-s/0e/7a/d8/20/caoti.jpg)
D(http://www.treeoflifecostarica.com/media/rosie-timmy1.jpg)
E(https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/b/south-american-coati-ring-tailed-coatimundi-nasua-nasua-diurnal-mammals-native-to-america-adult-animals-measure-cm-50669022.jpg)
F(https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/b/coatie-urban-area-coati-animal-living-genera-nasua-nasuella-coatimundi-mexican-tejon-cholugo-moncun-costa-rican-58870613.jpg)
G(http://animals.net/wp-content/uploads/2016/12/Coati-4-640x425.jpg)(http://www.clker.com/cliparts/7/8/3/2/11949855931744447303arrow-left-green_benji_p_01.svg)
H(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/0/09/A_White-nosed_Coati.jpg)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 July 2018, 12:08:26 PM
Cute!

How long did that take you NUTTER!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 14 July 2018, 03:14:41 PM
(https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRN6KnXSuJjFzd3_MnQuSCPZnKlb8N7W4cx_T1n7szj_wWp9o3sBg)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 20 July 2018, 11:08:56 AM
Cut hand now just about usable, so added some grit to my 'Great Game' forces for use with TMWWBK rules. As the weather is so warm, I might even be able to have a go at some basecoats tonight :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 20 July 2018, 11:17:24 PM
Good to hear the hand is on the mend :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 July 2018, 11:22:39 PM
Yay!

Oh and sand and pva on bases...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 July 2018, 09:19:29 AM
Bases inked, flags applied, edges of flags painted, realised 60% of flags were the wrong way up, flags removed, flags reapplied!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 21 July 2018, 10:18:38 AM
Cut hand now just about usable, so added some grit to my 'Great Game' forces for use with TMWWBK rules. As the weather is so warm, I might even be able to have a go at some basecoats tonight :)

Don't go too mad Steve......Just in case.

But that's good progress...Very pleased for you !!

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 July 2018, 01:32:09 PM
Soviet tanks magnetized...
Must have forgotten to do that.
British moderns now split into two boxes (one of mechanized, one of marines) magnetized some big tanks too!
Must be the holidays. 


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 21 July 2018, 06:37:45 PM
Thanks Phil. Certainly taking it easy as I keeping knocking the scab, which is painful and bloody annoying!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 21 July 2018, 11:11:00 PM
Don't go too mad Steve......Just in case.

But that's good progress...Very pleased for you !!

Cheers - Phil

Sounds like the voice of experience ;) ;D ;D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 July 2018, 12:29:26 AM
Bases painted, highlighted and sealed. Some pre20th Century foot highlighted and fleshed...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 22 July 2018, 07:23:32 AM
Sounds like the voice of experience ;) ;D ;D

At least I've got a lot of plasters.....Haven't I, Mark ? !  ;)

Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 July 2018, 10:58:51 AM
Next unit for painting competition finished, sand and pva applied (there's only 12 of them, so not a buggy really)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 July 2018, 11:17:33 AM
And 8 figures assembled for next but three entry...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 July 2018, 04:24:38 PM
10mm DPM, why do I do this to myself!  :o


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 July 2018, 01:15:52 AM
Commission renaissance batch of about 150 figures almost finished the highlighting stage, then, just flesh, leatherwork, woodwork and heraldry, followed by banners to do. And I thought I was nearly done...
One competition entry finished, next two competition entries up to the basing, sand and pva stage too.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 28 July 2018, 07:45:35 PM
Weather cool enough to paint and hand ok to hold the painting stick today :). So seizing the opportunity, I base coated a Char St Chamand in a funky camo scheme and gave it a Devlin Mud wash, ready for drybrushing tomorrow. In the process I 'found' some tanks I had painted earlier this year but had completely forgotten about  :-[!!!



Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 July 2018, 07:58:45 PM
Forgotten tanks! Best type...
Kind of girlzundpanzer vibe...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 29 July 2018, 11:48:11 AM
Tank finished bar a coat of varnish later when everything is dry. Then a search for some possible decals to put on it, if not, off to the Minibits/Pendraken sites for a gander...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 August 2018, 11:50:39 PM
Flesh done and inked, turnbacks, collars and cuffs whited ready for facing colours, then added webbing on six more AWI units tonight, rather enjoyed it too!  8)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 02 August 2018, 03:47:52 AM
Today we start priming Mexicans. Phew, this is going to be a big one, as the actress said to the bishop.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 August 2018, 11:43:18 PM
Facings and turnbacks then flesh highlights done tonight.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 August 2018, 02:52:38 PM
Two more AWI units assembled, and some werewolves for Warband too.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 August 2018, 11:57:25 PM
Batch done, just need basing now.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 06 August 2018, 12:25:54 AM
50/50 mix of burnt sienna and yellow ochre seems about right for Mexican skin.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 August 2018, 08:44:34 AM
Next batch of Papal goodness started, the machine is in full flow...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 August 2018, 12:54:38 AM
And nearly done, just tidying up and deciding which figures might need moustaches tomorrow!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Westmarcher on 08 August 2018, 10:28:43 AM
Having accidentally broken off a figure on a base of SYW Prussian Jagers the other week, I dug out the 'spares box' to find a replacement to paint up and, whilst pleasantly surprised, didn't know if I should be happy or concerned.

Surprise No.1 was a partially painted Jager figure (result!) which I had started but then stopped painting when first making up the Jager unit but had completely forgotten about (I think I must have decided I had enough figures for the unit and would keep this one to start off a dismounted dragoons unit).

Surprise No.2 was a fully painted and based 15mm ACW Dahlgren Naval Gun & Crew that I had painted earlier in the year and, again, completely forgotten about! 

Has anyone else had similar 'surprises?'   #-o  :-[


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 08 August 2018, 11:09:38 AM
Never.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 08 August 2018, 11:11:00 AM
All the bloomin' time, when I see figures that I've made, and completely forgotten about !

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 August 2018, 07:47:38 AM
Papal forces finished, pack (both in value and name) of werewolves nearly done.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 August 2018, 12:33:58 PM
AWI penultimate batch done and photographed, will post later, werewolves to be based, then a few hundred 15mm renaissance Spanish to do for a friend...
Then thinking what next?
Well, need to complete a lot of Timecast British armour as reinforcements are on their way, oh the accompanying infantry Gah, DPM!)
More AWI
Mitanni to finish bely early October
More Frostgrave kit
Dragonmen
Eldritch Vampires
Erm...
Oh loads of other stuff! :D it's all good really. 8)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 August 2018, 10:49:16 PM
Found and finished four missing AWI British infantry (I knew there were more), started wolves, wild dogs and giant rats for Frostgrave, assembled four more Frostgrave adventurers, base-coated and inked two more Brunswick AWI units, sand and pva'd the werewolves and missing British AWI.
That's all this evening a flyer watching Antman and the Wasp.
Just a quiet day really, couldn't decide what to do really....


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 August 2018, 05:02:10 PM
Some bases inked.Some 1980s British infantry assembled, plus supporting armour, then drilled for aerials and all primed.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 12 August 2018, 05:55:38 PM
This coming week, I are (sic) mostly finishing off a couple of the 'Ancients' revamps....with the help of Lemmey and Nobby (who keeps finding piccies for me)

Then I'll be doing a couple of relatively small 'odds and sods projects', for Leon.......(Which won't be five minute jobs.....But need to be done, to help oodles in the future.)

Cheers - Mr Busy  :)






Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 12 August 2018, 09:52:44 PM
With some time off over the next few weeks and the garden requiring little attention now, I managed to do a lot of basing up of my First Schleswig-Holstein War Danish troops that will also form the basis of one my Imagi-Nations States. Nice to be basing and planning again after quite some time :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 August 2018, 11:55:26 PM
Three bases painted, highlighted, edged and sealed.
11 Frostgrave wandering beasties finished, now just need basing.  ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 August 2018, 11:39:39 AM
Those three stands finished.
Timecast delivery arrived,  8) cleaned and prepared 2 FV432s, assembled company command, but i realised I need a gpmg on tripod team! Oh well, first item on the next order. :D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 August 2018, 01:37:23 PM
Beasties bases inked, flesh and black leather done on next two AWI units!  8)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 August 2018, 01:54:40 PM
Frostgrave 'Undead Encounter' plastic 28mm pack assembled and undercoated between various trips out to take the girls to different activities. :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 August 2018, 03:56:47 PM
Two AWI Brunswickers units done, apart from basing.
Love holidays.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 August 2018, 05:29:51 PM
Off to my Dad's for a few days, back for a couple of nights, the off to my mum's  for a bit, so decided to start some quick and easy projects.Three Hasslefree adventures started, base coated and inked for Frostgrave Warband 1, oh and a general for my AWI Brunswick forces...
For Frostgrave warband 2, which are the Goblins, I've base coated and inked four Dark Hold Goblins as adventurers, and four 'grunts' to act as warriors.
Made the mistake of asking my eldest what colour to do their shirts, she said.... PINK (she normally hates pink), so there will be three in pink shirts, and one grunt in a red shirt with a black eye! Guess who will die first!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 16 August 2018, 02:03:45 AM
DV, should finish the Xopolli and Otontin today, and get started on the Cuachicqueh and Ocelotl too.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Westmarcher on 16 August 2018, 06:12:03 PM
Just finished a Confederate Naval gun crew for my 15mm Dahlgren gun today and if I say so myself, I think they look better than the Union Naval gun crew I painted earlier this year. Suitably ACW enthused, I went out this afternoon and bought a metre strip of flexi "N" scale railway track. Now that I've got that, I'm thinking of dry brushing the sleepers a kind of wood shade and painting the sides of the rails (not the top surface where the trains run) a kind of rust colour. A metre of sleepers and rails in "N" / 10mm scale is quite long actually. Am I mad?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 16 August 2018, 07:12:04 PM
Whilst making some space in the attic, I came across some trees that have been 'in progress' for probably a couple of years :-[. So with permission from SWMBO, I headed off to the garage to add foliage to them. Once the glue was dry, (which was next to no time given I use contact adhesive) I then gave the foliage a coating of diluted pva to help hold it together, along with all of my other trees. This has been on my 'to-do list' for simply ages, so very happy to finally gotten around to doing this :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 16 August 2018, 09:56:31 PM
A load more basing done tonight, as I attempt to get both 'sides' based up before I do any painting. At least this way I know what I have, as these forces were ordered a couple of years ago, so I can't remember the logic (if there was any) to the figures ordered!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 August 2018, 11:20:34 PM
Two AWI units and a general based up, nine 28mm Goblins and three 28mm adventures sand and pva'd.
And 62 10mm Cretan peltasts base coated and inked for that Dark Age commission.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 August 2018, 04:45:24 PM
Aforementioned bases inked, peltasts highlighted. Just need to do wood/leather work on them, and detail/shields and they're done


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 August 2018, 01:14:34 AM
Peltasts are all done.
I hate painting studded shields...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 27 August 2018, 03:45:35 PM
Some armoured cars and Stuart light tank finished for use with BKCII. Next up try and finish some of the opposition to these so I can carry on with my Normandy campaign. Also finished a Perry 40mm figure that is part of a trophy for a forthcoming wargames show. Nice to be back at the painting bench after revamping my scenery over the past week or so.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 27 August 2018, 09:35:57 PM
A change can be a good way to boost your enthusiasm :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 28 August 2018, 07:56:25 AM
With Autumn fast approaching, my wargaming season tends to kick off, certainly around the time of the Colours show.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 August 2018, 10:07:25 AM
64 Spanish 15mm muskets done.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 30 August 2018, 08:47:17 PM
You really are a painting machine  =D>


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 September 2018, 10:57:28 AM
64 Spanish arquibusiers finished, including basing. 24 Spanish crossbowmen base coated and inked.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 September 2018, 12:27:16 PM
And 32 pike base coated and inked too.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 September 2018, 03:46:12 PM
And a pile of 10mm stuff assembled.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 September 2018, 02:51:23 PM
Pikes and crossbows highlighted, flesh base tones and wash done, lovely lunch out with the Amazing Mrs Lemmey too.

Spell checker thought that was piles and crossbones!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 08 September 2018, 08:06:26 AM
Moving on, I'm now beginning the 1st commoner spearmen, colourfully named The Place of Many Rabbits, and the Tzitzimitl "dark demons" unit. Phew, this army is slow going.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 08 September 2018, 10:38:06 AM
And I expect you to pick out every tiny bit of detail, I put on those. ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 08 September 2018, 10:53:25 AM
May the tenor section of your leeks sing off-key at the next eisteddfod!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 September 2018, 12:32:21 PM
Just dug out an army for a last minute game tomorrow, discovered I'm two stands short! Emergency painting, GO!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 08 September 2018, 02:01:48 PM
May the tenor section of your leeks sing off-key at the next eisteddfod!

 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D

I'm still not going to let you off, though. ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 September 2018, 11:06:06 PM
Emergency painting done. 8 extra cavalry for Panceri finished, will post photos when the scatter dries.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 September 2018, 11:31:06 AM
Spanish pikes and crossbows finished, bases milliputted, just waiting for it to set before painting.
Next!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 September 2018, 10:23:10 PM
Aforementioned bases painted and inked, 22 15mm cavalry base coated and inked.

22, not sure how he got 22, it's not the usual multiple of 4 that you get in a pack... Also, if they are 3 to base, that doesn't work either...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 September 2018, 11:18:45 PM
Cavalry nearly done, infantry bases highlighted, sealed and flocked, flags added to pikes.

7.08 miles walked in 3 hours too.  8)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 13 September 2018, 06:47:11 AM
Some odd scenic items done yesterday as I felt in the mood to do them.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 September 2018, 02:17:25 PM
199 figures removed from bases and then put onto new bases for a friend today.
Will texture and sand/pva next.
Hugs all.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 September 2018, 11:51:41 PM
22 15mm Spanish knights finished, now onto basing them.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 16 September 2018, 12:22:43 AM
199 figures removed from bases and then put onto new bases for a friend today.
Will texture and sand/pva next.
Hugs all.

The wargaming equivalent of "A good friend will help you move, but a true friend will help you move a body" >:<


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 16 September 2018, 02:52:47 AM
Tzitzimitleh are nearly done; 2nd apprentice warriors awaiting the coming of the great paintbrush.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 September 2018, 09:28:50 AM

The wargaming equivalent of "A good friend will help you move, but a true friend will help you move a body" >:<
Yup


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 September 2018, 05:51:22 PM
7 bases of Renaissance Spanish cavalry assembled and milliputted, 66 bases of dark aged foot milliputted so they can be 'marsh effect' based too.
Spare milliputt used to assemble 7 bases of Olmec allies for the Tlexcalans... 3 more to do.
2 28mm building banners an old friend made for Gangs Of Rome terrain, used, flags rescaled (from 8" long to 1.1cm), printed, crossbarred and attached to my Sassanid Persian catafracts, then parts and bars painted. They might just feature 'My Little Ponies'...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 16 September 2018, 09:37:18 PM
Some new river sections started over the weekend, with banks all painted and ready for flock. Before that I will paint the 'water' and then give it 4 - 5 coats of lacquer, spread over next week.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 21 September 2018, 02:13:23 PM
This evening I attempted to undercoat the third apprentice warriors, the first eagle warriors, and the first tecquihuahqueh, who defy translation as far as I can see but had taken five captives each; spray ran out before half time. There goes my weekend of rushing three new regiments through basic training.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 September 2018, 09:41:46 AM
32 olomi base coated and inked for Pete last night, not much else done due to Strictly and Killing Eve!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 23 September 2018, 11:47:11 AM
A lot of scratch built terrain making yesterday and base painting today. Drybrushed highlights later on tonight if base coat dry enough.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 23 September 2018, 12:38:13 PM
Tequihuahqueh are about half done; not bad, given than my weekend involved a traumatic visit to the dentist.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 23 September 2018, 02:34:56 PM
Not good !

My teeth were fine for 35 + years after my 'childhood' dentist filled virtually ALL of my 'back teeth'.
After that....I went for about 5 to 6 years going to the original dentist, where I was told....." Nope...nothing needs to be done."....So I gave up bothering going...and I never had any problems, at all....Truly.

Some time (8-10 years ago)....an old 'mercury' filling came out, causing a fair amount of angst.... So I went to a local dentist, asking...."Can you take that particular tooth out, to stop the pain."

Dr 'Mengele' told me the tooth didn't need to come out...(Much more money for him, in doing fillings)....and he also filled two other teeth, which weren't causing me any problems, at all.

All the new fillings came out in less than two months...(And because he'd gone totally overboard with the drilling....leaving a tiny little shell of 'tooth'....They've all cracked off since.)

So I assumed they were just trying to con me into paying for dental insurance.....(Do a crap job...so I'd have to go back all the time.)

Dr Mengele seems to have 'de-nerved' all the teeth that he b*ggered up.....So I don't get any pain, as such.

I should probably made a claim against the practice......I'll never go near a dentist again.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: d_Guy on 23 September 2018, 04:00:41 PM
Traumatic and Dentist - two words that don’t pair well!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Norm on 23 September 2018, 07:04:43 PM
I have given up wargaming all together and am now dedicating all of my free time to working out how to get a 21 years old body again.

Experiment 28 has just failed - eating one and half bars of Ritter chocolate - my knees and back still hurt and now I feel sick as well.

other than that, a pleasant Sunday afternoon!


Every time I go to the dentist, the dentist politely says 'have you been having any problems' and I politely say 'no'  - I mean, why would you say anything else! :-X


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 23 September 2018, 08:32:47 PM
Having had plenty of work done on my teeth since I was very, very young, a visit to the dentist doesn't bother me one jot.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 September 2018, 08:39:33 PM
Two teeth out this year (unopposed wisdom teeth, described as 'pointless teeth) and that's it apart from three fillings in the 80s...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 September 2018, 12:28:51 PM
Otomi done, photos later.
Also painted 10 Late Roman cataracts catafracts and 8 horse archers I needed for tonight's game, but not had time to finish basing them up.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 October 2018, 12:03:05 PM
In 10mm, 8 Late Roman cavalry, 4 AWI British, and in 15mm 20 Mounted crossbows finished and varnished before lunch today.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 01 October 2018, 01:20:59 PM
3rd apprentice warriors done, second unit of the Jaguar Knights begun.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 October 2018, 03:39:44 PM
Four colours on the 6mm batch!  :-B @-)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 October 2018, 11:57:26 PM
Sand and pva on the 12 bases of 15mm cavalry and 10mm bases.  8)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Womble67 on 02 October 2018, 10:36:46 AM
I've base coated a load of armour and trucks

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 October 2018, 08:37:02 PM
Bases inked, and a couple of coats of paint on the 6mms, then a couple of hours at the Museum, followed by a meeting at the school I'm supplying at for the next two weeks!
A good overall.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 03 October 2018, 01:41:27 AM
Base remaining Jaguar warriors this morning, and time for the second Cuachicqueh. Getting there.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Womble67 on 03 October 2018, 09:12:35 AM
Tanks and armour dry brushed

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 03 October 2018, 09:02:14 PM
A PzIV and StuH42 finally finished, bar a coat of lacquer tomorrow night. Tiger I & Tiger II in the queue next along with some Stuart light tanks for my Normandy campaign.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 October 2018, 06:56:55 AM
Bases finished, 6mms flesh inked and two different colours highlighted (plus lots if email discussion about who had which general due to this being a massive club collaborative project)
And a wooden spoon started!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 04 October 2018, 07:06:21 AM
Should be basing second Cuachic veterans shortly; then on to the second Tequihuaqueh.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 04 October 2018, 08:41:19 PM
Having varnished last nights tanks, I added camo stripes and wash to a Tiger I. Very happy with the result so far.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 05 October 2018, 11:00:48 AM
Should be basing second Cuachic veterans shortly; then on to the second Tequihuaqueh.

Done. Two more units of the senior warriors, and one more of the apprentices, and I'll be able to post some pictures...and start painting the Tlaxcalans.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 05 October 2018, 09:42:32 PM
Tiger I finished and really, really enjoyed painting this. Panther and Jagdpanther have joined the queue, but need to finish a Tiger II first.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 06 October 2018, 10:55:28 AM
Panther and Jagdpanther basecoated this morning. Scratch built bridge also painted; a quick job just so that I can get it onto the table for a game this weekend.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 07 October 2018, 04:39:20 AM
Warriors with momoyactli "giant fin" banners almost done, then on to the second Cuameh Eagle Knights.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 08 October 2018, 02:03:43 PM
Based up a Battalion of US Airborne this lunchtime that had lain in the attic for quite a few years :-[. Another one planned for tomorrow lunchtime :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 09 October 2018, 01:52:13 PM
2nd Battalion based up. Assault Engineers later in the week, or that's the plan.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 09 October 2018, 02:45:40 PM
2nd Eagle Knights coming along nicely.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 October 2018, 08:13:42 PM
I hate glueing together chariots!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 10 October 2018, 12:08:48 AM
I hate glueing together chariots!

Sympathetic, but try biplanes!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Womble67 on 10 October 2018, 09:03:39 AM
I spent last night printing off maps

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 October 2018, 12:30:56 AM
307 100 years war 6mm figures finished.
Photos later...  @-) :-B


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 11 October 2018, 01:54:39 PM
6 bases of US Airborne combat engineers sorted into bags ready for gluing later on.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 October 2018, 11:49:49 PM
Young Ones and Mötorhead finished apart from basing.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 October 2018, 01:47:02 AM
And today should DV see the Mexicans completed.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 October 2018, 08:05:36 AM
Chucking down here, chances of varnishing = zero.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 15 October 2018, 08:36:53 AM
Airborne engineers based last night. Cut a load of bases this morning with the aim of finally basing up a Battalion of Germany infantry and support that I've had for an embarassing number of years :-[. This may then lead on to further dents in the lead pile, all being well :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 15 October 2018, 09:49:11 AM
Guess who's finished? :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 15 October 2018, 09:15:43 PM
A battalion of US Airborne plus support have had the fine surface polyfilla treatment to even out stands levels prior to sand etc being applied. Also managed to make a start on artillery and ATG support.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 October 2018, 09:48:40 PM
Finished and based 2 more 28mm figures, 4 10mm ask and three 10mm scale giraffes!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 16 October 2018, 08:57:24 AM
Have you photos of the giraffes, please.

Mine are still without patches.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 October 2018, 12:58:04 PM
Just got to base them.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 16 October 2018, 12:59:33 PM
Tlaxcalan archers cleaned up and undercoated.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 22 October 2018, 04:29:53 AM
First unit done. The Mexican archers paint up satisfactorily as Tlaxcalans; it's easy to do a red-and-white sweatband, and en masse the fact that they're wearing a gambeson merely painted onto bare torsos won't be apparent.
I realise I'm selling them short, just going for the least spectacular rank and file types, but I don't have enough years ahead of me to wait for a devoted Tlaxcalan range in 10mm!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 October 2018, 11:00:46 PM
120 sea people's flesh base coated and inked


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 October 2018, 10:53:24 PM
Flesh base coated and inked on two units of Mitanni, then metalwork and inked on the Mitanni and Sea Peoples.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 October 2018, 04:00:19 PM
120 sea peoples and 96 Mitanni base coated and inked finally.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 26 October 2018, 04:52:33 PM
Making progress with the last Tlaxcalans (sword and buckler troops with an American accent). Things were delayed for a few days by either a bloom of the black undercoat through some of the lighter colours, or - just a suspicion - by a cockroach's eating off some of the paint.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 26 October 2018, 10:00:02 PM
After a busy few weeks, some grit added to a Battalion of US Airborne. So these are now ready for priming and painting :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 October 2018, 08:00:08 PM
Just assembled the packs that make up the Gangs of Rome slave mob.
Salvé Grummio...

And spent 4 hours today painting Mitanni and Sea Peoples/Sheridans


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 29 October 2018, 09:35:51 PM
Tweaked a few old figures this evening. Not much, but at least I painted something :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 October 2018, 11:41:01 PM
Everything now done apart from beards and tidying up.
And basing my stuff, etc!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 30 October 2018, 03:45:52 AM
Final touches to the imperial Romans...well, with their foederatis, it might be a bit short of final touches....


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 October 2018, 02:58:50 PM
And that batch is done. Next 120 and a mob assembled...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 October 2018, 04:22:12 PM
Undercoats and base coats done on (10mm) 140 more sea peoples and 8 Mitanni archer I missed, and about a dozen Frostgrave 28mm skeletons.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 31 October 2018, 10:00:32 PM
Primed and first colour on the bases of my WWII US Airborne :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 October 2018, 11:34:50 PM
All base colours and inks on, including 9 chariots and crews.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 November 2018, 04:59:58 PM
Most highlights done, onto wood and leather work next.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 03 November 2018, 12:22:56 AM
Roman cart catapults completed, equites promoti under the brush.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 November 2018, 08:23:03 AM
The wood and leather got done, next up details and sorting out.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 04 November 2018, 07:14:09 AM
Guardsmen coming along well.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 05 November 2018, 03:19:17 AM
It's a tricky job, getting transfers onto 10mm shields! By way of compensation, they do look rather good. Palatine legions to follow, then it'll be time for a few Visigoth and Frank allies trying to stop the Hun peril.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 November 2018, 07:58:53 AM
Sea Peoples done, plus extra Mitanni, both for my client and myself.
My chariots to finish next, tonight I start on more 15mm Spanish for Pete (he's a completeist).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 November 2018, 11:00:23 AM
6 cavalry and 32 pike base coated, inked, highlighted since 9.30 last night.
Better get ready for this afternoon's teaching, ttfn.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 06 November 2018, 01:36:26 PM
Flocking of terrain as the Muse is not upon me to paint at present.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 November 2018, 10:54:39 PM
And the 15mms are done, apart from flags and basing...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 06 November 2018, 11:18:56 PM
Time out; shall do a little island covered in sinister basking reptiles next. :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 November 2018, 05:21:57 PM
Got bored, painted few of Timecasts new latex terrain for mashes and broken ground (when I say new, they released them in May, and when I say a few, I mean enough to cover an A2 sheet of card)!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Matt J on 11 November 2018, 07:09:45 PM
Korea is a go! T34s and us infantry company well underway


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 November 2018, 11:16:54 PM
Timecast terrain done, many desert bases finished for a friend,band normal bases underway for him too.
Photos soon.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 November 2018, 11:40:07 PM
Flocked, scattered and tufted Ray's bases, twelve Frostgrave skellies now metalled, base coated and inked. Just got to sort some heraldry for them.
Undercoated 90 Hitties for Graham, and 8 mobiles for me, the old fashioned way as my spray primer ran out.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 November 2018, 11:44:44 PM
90 Hittites armour (Yeah, don't blame me, blame the client) and shield dones.
Flesh base coated and inked. Just got to break it to him that Anatolian does not mean yellow skin tones... https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anatolian_peoples
Historical accuracy vs clients wishes, it can only go so far!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 21 November 2018, 04:55:02 AM
Imperial Romans painted; have begun the Gothic and Frankish foederati (whence the ballad Frankie and Gothie were sweethearts), which will be familiar to Anericans here.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 November 2018, 07:22:53 AM
Just got hair, husbands and tidying up to do.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 22 November 2018, 07:38:24 AM
Husbands?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Ithoriel on 22 November 2018, 09:55:41 AM
I'm hoping that's headbands or similar ... but you never know. ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 22 November 2018, 10:22:27 AM
Or possible groups of Jan Zizka's followers?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Ithoriel on 22 November 2018, 10:33:03 AM
Camp followers or auxiliaries for an Amazon army?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 24 November 2018, 04:16:50 PM
Based some civilians for use with The Pikemen's Lament rules, as well as digging out some figures for the painting queue. Nice to be able to sit down in relative comfort for the first time in a while :).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 November 2018, 05:05:36 PM
25+ bases inked


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 24 November 2018, 11:44:57 PM
Theoderic and Visigothic horse painted. Now need some foot, including Ripaurian Franks.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 November 2018, 08:22:09 AM
Spearmens done.
Archers assembled, chariots assembled and sworn at...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Orcs on 25 November 2018, 10:06:06 AM
North African Fort for French Foreign Legion completed. Now to start on its garrison

For some reason I like painting buildings, and often complete the buildings long before the army.   I have a Russian village completely finished but the WW2  Russians are sitting in the cupboard for the last  5 years while I have painted other stuff.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 November 2018, 03:29:36 PM
17 Gangs of Rome 28mm almost done.
Several MM chariots and crews, along with 30 Hittite archers all base coated and inked.
Highlights and weapons done on 24 Rebel Mini Kobolds.
A goblin luggage handler almost done too.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 28 November 2018, 09:27:13 PM
Two mounted command figures for The Pikemen's Lament rules painted and flocked tonight. Also finished off some terrain pieces yesterday.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 November 2018, 07:03:33 AM
Hittites done, photos later


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 29 November 2018, 09:21:26 PM
A unit of Dragoons finished this evening, again for The Pikemen's Lament rules. I think that's the first time I've finished a unit in one sitting :).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 November 2018, 10:52:37 PM
2 x ZSU-23-4 built, rest of Kobolds based up.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 30 November 2018, 09:52:44 PM
A unit of Gallopers started this evening for my TPL campaign.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 December 2018, 12:24:29 AM
Kobolds bases highlighted, loincloths base coated and inked.
2 free 1/300 German E boats assembled, primed, base coated and inked.
Zombies and ghouls finished and bases sanded and pva'd.
Skeletons bases tufted and finished.






Just a quiet night really...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 01 December 2018, 11:23:07 AM
Gallopers finished. Probably some WWII stuff next in advance of a game on Friday.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 01 December 2018, 09:15:09 PM
Made a very brief start on some Trotters, having spent a lot of time trying to remember how I'd organised the figures for planned units :-[!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 December 2018, 10:45:25 AM
Last 24 hours:
2 E boats, 12 skeletons, 3 zombies, 4 ghouls, and 3 & 3/4 units of chariot era stuff finished. Quiet time really... more photos later.
Kobolds worked on too...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 04 December 2018, 02:45:39 PM
Converted a 81mm mortar into a 120mm one, by simply cutting the barrel off and gluing a larger and longer one in its place. Nothing special but will do until I get some proper ones as I need it for a game on Friday. Primed this and some more ECW stuff for painting this evening.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 December 2018, 03:00:48 PM
They used 120mm mortars in the ECW!  :o


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 04 December 2018, 07:43:30 PM
Well, you never know Will :D ;). I should have said it is for my Fallschirmjagers, but your comment did make me smile!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 December 2018, 08:07:44 PM
My work here is done...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Matt J on 05 December 2018, 09:57:03 AM
North Korean T34's finished, more work on US infantry company and started some Chaffees.
Also assembled Nightvault miniatures (I feel a distraction coming on...)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 05 December 2018, 10:28:05 AM
Foederati done, bar bases, which need to dry before I give them a dab of paint. Huns are just around the corner.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 05 December 2018, 03:25:26 PM
120mm mortar complete.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 December 2018, 05:57:11 PM
Kobolds done, apart from basing...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 05 December 2018, 09:58:57 PM
LG 40 finished and flocked this evening :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 December 2018, 10:58:14 PM
Kobolds varnished...
6 FV432, 2 Chieftains, 3 fv438, 2 ZSU-23-4, 2 squads of 1980s British infantry, a Milan section, 2 light mortar stands and company hq bases coated and inked tonight, plus 3 Frostgrave creatures and 6 treasure tokens started.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 06 December 2018, 08:46:18 PM
Two Leven Miniatures buildings finished for a BKCII game tomorrow.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Orcs on 07 December 2018, 06:24:29 AM
120mm mortar complete.

They are lethal in BKC. Sunjester made the mistake of allowing me to have one in the last late war game we played.   :D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 07 December 2018, 06:47:56 AM
Undercoating Huns.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 December 2018, 09:13:30 AM
ZSUs, 1980s APCs, Tanks and two squads of British infantry base coated, inked, highlighted and vehicles camoed up, tracks, stowage and mud to add today.
If I'm feeling brave I'll do dpm on the grunts...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 08 December 2018, 04:18:13 PM
Dug out a load of German WWII stuff to assemble, ,convert, base and prime after yesterdays game.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 09 December 2018, 08:41:30 PM
German Recce units basecoated. Yet to decide on a camo scheme, so some research to do tonight.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 December 2018, 11:28:17 PM
Many afvs, apcs, tanks et all tracked and aerials added too.
Oh, and a 28mm snow leopard, an ice toad, a wild boar and several treasure tokens done and finished for Frostgrave, apart from base decoration.
Also found I'm out of 50mm x 25mm bases for the afvs, drat and blast!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 14 December 2018, 08:43:16 AM
I've been concentrating on some extra scenery for use in the Americas, which has been fun, but put pay to any progress on my armoured units. Such is life.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 December 2018, 08:56:38 AM
Hunnic nobles and their "Daddy" done.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 15 December 2018, 12:59:47 PM
AWI/ACW fences finished this morning. Weather bloody awful so may get more done when SWMBO returns...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Westmarcher on 15 December 2018, 01:34:21 PM
I've been concentrating on some extra scenery for use in the Americas, which has been fun, but put pay to any progress on my armoured units. Such is life.

Did it include rabbits (SCN-NML9), foxes (SCN-NML11), deer (SCN-NML12) and crocodiles (SCN-NML22*)?  ;)

*  proxies for alligators


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 15 December 2018, 01:37:35 PM
Huns done. There now remain the Ostrogoths and Gepids, and this army will be as ready as the late Romans.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 15 December 2018, 04:42:23 PM
Good idea about adding some native fauna :D. Might add some to the next order.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 15 December 2018, 08:32:40 PM
Final set of fences finished and flocked. Time to get them on the table for a game :).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 16 December 2018, 03:46:09 AM
Sounds like a good plan ;) :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 16 December 2018, 05:35:48 AM
Goths are duly undercoated.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 16 December 2018, 12:12:36 PM
Goths are duly undercoated.

Surely goths should be dully overcoated?  :-\


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 16 December 2018, 12:22:53 PM
In the fullness of time. They'll look quite scruffy when I've finished them.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 December 2018, 04:12:30 PM
It's a cold, wet day, so I painted a lot of DPM clad British Infantry...
(http://i.imgur.com/9Ji7HrF.jpg)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 19 December 2018, 09:30:24 AM
King Widimer, his personal retinue, and the Tervingi archers painted. 2nd Ostrogothic horse and the Gepids remain.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 December 2018, 10:56:28 AM
Basing, much basing, plus renovating some 28mm stuff for Frostgrave and Gangs of Rome.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 December 2018, 09:12:22 AM
Much basing


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 22 December 2018, 12:13:54 PM
Last of the Hunnic army is based. Shall varnish tomorrow morning, for use in the Catalaunian Plain refight tomorrow afternoon.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 December 2018, 11:45:04 PM
Many afvs weathered down, then did a headcount on the infantry, missed 2 command stands and 2 Milans stands...

Drat, more dpm to paint!  :o :-B :-& @-)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 December 2018, 12:09:57 AM
Sliiiiiiiiightly distracted by 28mm 1745 project.
Almost there on three 'units' (I feel ashamed calling 9 figures a unit, but hey ho, it matches the opponent with C18th 28mm Marlboroughians, so near enough until i get the relevent enemies )
Anyways...
WIP shots
(http://i.imgur.com/Wi9vnD8.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/zcfvnGH.jpg)



Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 29 December 2018, 12:22:00 AM
Today I mean to base the Pushtigban guard caalry and the elephants. Good start to the Sassanid Persian army.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 December 2018, 12:23:16 AM
Time difference is a wonderful thing! ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 29 December 2018, 03:14:26 AM
By the time you wake up we'll have overrun Mesopotamia and Syria.    ;D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 29 December 2018, 03:36:05 AM
Sliiiiiiiiightly distracted by 28mm 1745 project.
Almost there on three 'units' (I feel ashamed calling 9 figures a unit, but hey ho, it matches the opponent with C18th 28mm Marlboroughians, so near enough until i get the relevent enemies )

They look like a keen bunch of re-enactors ;) ;D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 29 December 2018, 08:31:35 AM
Lovely looking unit Will, with a nice dynamic feel to them 8).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 29 December 2018, 10:03:05 AM
+1

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 29 December 2018, 10:09:59 AM
Armenians and the levy spearmen under the brush.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: d_Guy on 29 December 2018, 04:34:03 PM
Oh baby! Blue bonnets!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: sunjester on 30 December 2018, 09:45:43 AM
Nice one Will!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 31 December 2018, 07:35:10 AM
Just for a change.......I've got a 1/6 scale resin (?) figure on the desk at the mo' that I've been asked to repair.
The repairs, themselves, will be very simple.....But I'm going to struggle to match the 'old bronze' colour that the model is covered with. :-SS
 I did a similar job on another 'presentation type' figure about 10 years ago.....But for the life of me I can't remember what paints I used to give an 'old metal' effect.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Norm on 31 December 2018, 09:34:13 AM
Probably an artists acrylic of something like antique brass, with a dirty wash applied might get close.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 01 January 2019, 07:34:08 AM
Thanks, Norm. :)

That sounds very much like I remember doing last time......I think I had to do some sort of mix with one of the 'metals' that I've got in the drawer, as I haven't got anything like an already made antique brass to hand......Then gave it a wash of a brown/black mix. (Said he, guessing wildly.)

I'm just going to have to do some experimenting. X_X

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 01 January 2019, 08:34:32 AM
Sassanid levies are based; Amrtaka elite cavlry under the brush.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 January 2019, 10:20:19 AM
18 bases of Ray's stuff worked on, Lowlanders finished ready for basing.
(http://i.imgur.com/veOr5LN.jpg)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 01 January 2019, 08:21:45 PM
Good stuff, Will !!

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 01 January 2019, 09:17:16 PM
Some Leven Miniatures buildings basecoated. Further painting curtailed whilst we watched the 'Inside Out' film on BBC1 which was brilliant!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mmcv on 01 January 2019, 09:42:23 PM
Some Leven Miniatures buildings basecoated. Further painting curtailed whilst we watched the 'Inside Out' film on BBC1 which was brilliant!

I was priming some figures while watching that, great wee film.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 January 2019, 10:10:25 PM
Tis a good film.
A night of sand and pva for me!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 January 2019, 11:17:32 PM
48 bases inked tonight.
Exciting huh?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 03 January 2019, 02:08:21 AM
Amrtaka done; Chionites and LI archers to begin today, and maybe the Gysnaspar. These are Sassanid Persian units, in case anyone doesn't know, though if you give a hoot about it you probably do know anyway, so forget I said it.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 05 January 2019, 02:05:46 AM
First Persian skirmishers and the last of the royal cavalry are painted. Now remain these things four: Hepthalite "white Hun" auxiliary horse, Asvadan feudal lancers, Daylami javelinmen, and some Persian slingers. Alas, Monday sees me back at the chalk face....


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 January 2019, 08:50:22 AM
Good luck with the chalk face, I went back on Thor's Day!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 05 January 2019, 07:46:57 PM
Two Leven Miniatures buildings finished tonight. First chance I've had to paint for quite a few days now.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 January 2019, 07:53:32 PM
Bases painted and highlights done, bases pva sealed.
US navy MTBs built and undercoated. FV432 & FV438 and flag fineals assembled, drilled and undercoated (not same scale).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 11 January 2019, 03:57:42 PM
Re-basing some 'Great Game' miniatures for use with BP and BBB, as my original basing on coins went all furry and started rusting in places :(. At least I can now prove to SWMBO that my stuff cannot be stored in the attic :D.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 11 January 2019, 05:16:39 PM
Asavadan Persian knights nearly done. Slingers undercoated, but no more; it'll be a few days yet. I think I'll have a go at scratch-building a simple Mexican pyramid after that (to tide me over until I can get some of those alluring Dacian falxmen to turn into extra Thracians).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 January 2019, 10:58:55 PM
Cleaned up and stuck 124 MM Hitties to sticks tonight.
Nice to be back in 10mm land tbh.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Ithoriel on 12 January 2019, 01:28:23 AM
Train of thought briefly derailed by the image of 124mm Hittites ... then realised what you meant.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 January 2019, 08:47:58 AM
Action Man scale!    ;D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 12 January 2019, 10:52:39 AM
Slingers and flingers half done; could probably get them done in time for action tomorrow afternoon, but let's face it, I'm a zombie after my first week back at work; sleep may be more urgent. And I haven't even had a chance to play as Aetius against the Huns yet. Moderation, Kitty, discipline, patience....


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 January 2019, 10:51:45 PM
Hittites base coated and ink washed, bases puddled on next batch of 15mm for Ray.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 13 January 2019, 08:26:14 PM
Added camo schemes and a wash to a load of Sd.Kfz 250 variants for use with BKCII.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 January 2019, 08:30:05 PM
Hittites dry brushed and flesh base coated and inked.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 13 January 2019, 11:00:50 PM
Persians complete. My recruiting drive can now lie fallow for a season.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 January 2019, 12:24:48 AM
Two PTBs base coated and inked. 9 Later Imperial Roman bowmen done, about 25 bases for a friend inked. Nine bases of Saxons dug out from my 15mm collection and reassembled to be repainted for a friend too.

All this while I'm waiting for my next order to arrive!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 January 2019, 07:02:13 AM
120 infantry cleaned and assembled last night.
Back in the world of 10mm at last!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 January 2019, 11:07:59 PM
60 cavalry cleaned and assembled.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 26 January 2019, 06:51:02 AM
Oh Pants !!

I posted in the original Tale of Four Gamers yesterday.

I thought it was bit odd that no-one had posted there for ages.

Cheers - A Muppet ! :-[


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 January 2019, 07:15:06 AM
I did wonder!
Any better mate?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 26 January 2019, 07:20:41 AM
Definitely, slightly more 'with it' today, Will !!

But the day is young.  ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 January 2019, 11:47:30 PM
And with a quarter hour to go, how is it?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 27 January 2019, 07:51:09 AM
I was asleep by then.  ;D ;D ;D ;D

Cheers - Phil ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 January 2019, 09:30:45 AM
Yay


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 January 2019, 07:24:20 AM
147 foot, 63 cav base coated last night.
Only got until next Friday to get these done...  :-B :!! @-)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Terry37 on 29 January 2019, 07:28:52 PM
Lemmey, I probably won't paint that many figures all year!!!!!!  :)

Terry


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 January 2019, 06:46:23 AM
Bet you do...
And they're inked.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 February 2019, 07:53:54 AM
Highlights finally finished, flesh painted, inked and highlighted, horse flashes and feathers done, few bits of tarten added, just to make them 'Scottish and link them back to my Picts who are the main bulk of the army. Some shields done.
Wood work, leather work, hair to do next.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 February 2019, 07:00:32 PM
The amazing Dracostandard has rescaled some Norman shields to 10mm for me.
 (http://i.imgur.com/KWSsyiU.jpg)

Will add them to my Pendraken Normans tonight.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Ben Waterhouse on 05 February 2019, 10:00:02 PM
Those are nice


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 February 2019, 12:17:24 AM
Just put 100+ on shields, drilled a hole in each one to accommodate the boss, fitted like a dream on the infantry, slight tweaks needed on the cavalry shields, but well happy.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 06 February 2019, 01:08:44 AM
 :-bd :-bd :-bd


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Womble67 on 06 February 2019, 09:02:44 AM
They look Ace

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 February 2019, 11:48:30 PM
Transfers on, flags on, sand and pva on. Trying ink in the pva to start with, just to see if it works.
Hope these will be done by Saturday am.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 February 2019, 10:48:00 AM
30+ bases inked this morning after the cat w9ke me up before my alarm was due.
Knackered now...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 07 February 2019, 01:04:05 PM
Cats are little boggers.  (sic) ;)

Maybe we'll get some more at some stage in the future.

Sixteen, down to none, is fine by me.  ;)

(I think the little collie bitch (Missy) would tear any feline apart, at the mo'...I truly don't want that happening. X_X)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 February 2019, 12:22:06 AM
Everything done bar the tufts...
Night all

Or morning for those on the other side of the planet



Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 08 February 2019, 03:28:17 AM
 :-h from the other side of the planet :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Orcs on 08 February 2019, 07:25:48 AM
Got some 20mm vehicles done

2 x Panzer 3
1 x Stug 3 Ausf A
1 x Sdkfz 221 Armoured car

Plus a 28mm Necromancer apprentice for our next Frostgrave Campaign


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 February 2019, 07:30:29 AM
Nice


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 08 February 2019, 07:40:09 AM
Got some 20mm vehicles done

2 x Panzer 3
1 x Stug 3 Ausf A
1 x Sdkfz 221 Armoured car

Plus a 28mm Necromancer apprentice for our next Frostgrave Campaign
Are there many Panzer III's in Frostgrave?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 February 2019, 08:32:48 AM
No







Most people use (snow) leopards...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 February 2019, 11:48:01 PM
Many based of archers sculpted for that commission, 13 bases of jannisaries built for another commission.
2 S boats constructed because I felt like it.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 February 2019, 10:52:13 PM
S boats, U boat, Jannisaries and Lowlanders base coated and inked.
Archer bases puddles painted and puddled.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 17 February 2019, 09:21:46 PM
A long spell away from anything remotely basing or painting related finished this evening as I dug out some mid 19thC forces for use with 'The Portable Wargame'. So having arranged the troops I need for one force, some polyfilla was applied to the bases ready for grit tomorrow.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 17 February 2019, 09:38:11 PM
I've ben using polyfilla this afternoon. Nothing to do with wee soldiers, though.  :(

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 February 2019, 12:02:19 AM
Many bases painted, highlighted and pva sealed tonight.
Been a bit of a busy week in real life, so, phew, nice to get the paints out.
Hugs all.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 February 2019, 11:32:48 PM
63 rebases of 15mm finished tonight, plus 2 FV432, 2 FV438, a ing, a 2iC and 2 Milan stands base coated and inked.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 24 February 2019, 12:10:54 AM
Knocked together a little Mexican pyramid from balsa wood.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 24 February 2019, 09:18:19 AM
I've been using polyfilla this afternoon. Nothing to do with wee soldiers, though.  :(
Cheers - Phil

Same again =) X_X, plus sorting out the electrics on the Land Rover so she'd start..(that took a long time !).. unblocking a sink.....changing a washer on a tap.... (Our taps seem to be weird. When the washers 'go wrong', the taps don't go 'drip. drip, drip'....they do the opposite, and barely let out the water, even when you turn them full on. If anyones's got a theory on that one...let me know !!)

I've got another tap to do, when we've got some more washers....But I just cannot remove/unscrew the 'flange/packing nut/cover', from this particular tap !! >:( >:( >:( >:(

It's such an interesting life, I lead.  ;D ;D ;D

Cheers - Barry Bucknell. :P


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: d_Guy on 24 February 2019, 04:05:16 PM
Cats are little boggers.  (sic) ;)

Apparently they are also bloggers
https://williamthecat.blogspot.com


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 24 February 2019, 04:15:52 PM
The weather of late has been so lovely, that all my spare time has been spent outside. Gaming stuff to resume during the week :).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 February 2019, 05:35:55 PM
Work on 15mm Janissairs commission continues, found 3 more skirmishers to rebase that had been missed.
9 more 28mm Lowlanders nearly done.
10mm modern British afvs and infantry highlighted and flesh applied and inked. DPM later


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 February 2019, 11:05:04 PM
15mm Janissaires nearly done, 28mm Lowlanders too (done does not include basing). 10mm British moderns nearly done, afvs nearly there, just neef weathering and aeriels, mud etc, infantry had their dpm done! Gah @  @-) X_X :-B


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Matt J on 04 March 2019, 10:30:46 AM
Productive weekend, no doubt aided by the inclement weather.

Made good progress on the start of my 1809 Naps, 2 battalions of Austrians (100 figs) - love white uniforms  :)

Finished a halfling Bloodbowl team from the archive pile.

Finished Celts Vs Romans battle diorama to hand over to Leon at WMMS (hopefully Dave doesn't drop it  :))


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 March 2019, 10:38:14 PM
Thirty odd bases sanded and pva'd, and two more Vosper MTBs started to be dry brushed and detailed, hopefully finish those tomorrow.
 


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 March 2019, 11:08:25 PM
Bases inked,
2 1:300 Vospers finished.
Warband black Dragon started and finished for my Dark Elves to upset some dwarves with tomorrow night.
Photos tomorrow, hopefully.
Muhahaha


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 10 March 2019, 09:16:02 PM
I spent this evening trying to paint a grid on a Jarvis Scenics flocked mat, to try and make it less obvious than small black dots. Not sure st the minute whether this will work as I hoped or not. Some more detailing and highlights tomorrow. It may look OK when other scenery is added. Pics of the finished item to follow.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 10 March 2019, 10:29:40 PM
Sounds intriguing


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 March 2019, 12:07:17 AM
Two 28mm survivors painted, varnished and sand/pva & inked.
13 bases of Janissaries done and based. 7 medieval rebases done too. 9 1745 28mm completed including bases.
Photos soon.
Next two commission projects assembled and undercoated, plus two Cruel Seas boats built and primed too.
Just a quiet weekend really!  :P


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 March 2019, 01:01:13 PM
18 bases puttied up, all to relax after a flying visit from my mother.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 March 2019, 01:00:53 PM
48 10mm huns and 2 fairmile D base coated and inked last night, plus many bases of rebases started


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 18 March 2019, 01:02:13 PM
Big users of the Fairmile D, the Huns?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Ithoriel on 18 March 2019, 01:28:54 PM
Not big users fsn, having only two "dog boats."

"MTB 631" a Fairmile D was a lend-lease boat for the Norwegian Navy.She ran aground off Florø on 14/03/1943 and abandoned.

On 18/03/1943 she was towed in to Bergen and brought back to sea as "S 631". She was assigned to the German "Norwegian West Coast" command.

"MGB 666" also a Fairmile D was captured off Ijmuiden on 05/07/1944. On 08/07/1944 she was destroyed by a fuel explosion.

Not exactly long and illustrious service :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 18 March 2019, 02:13:20 PM
I see what you did there!

 :D :D :D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 March 2019, 07:06:43 PM
 =O


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 18 March 2019, 08:11:05 PM
Well played Ithoriel :) :) :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 March 2019, 11:53:04 PM
Huns highlighted, 15mm rebases sanded and pva'd


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Matt J on 19 March 2019, 09:41:49 AM
US forces for early war Korea not far from finished, just need to finish a couple of pershings, platoon of Shermans,some Recce,  HQ and some heavy mortars

(https://i.imgur.com/WB6GmIm.jpg?1)

and decide on foliage (probably going to go with scrubby hill look  :-)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 19 March 2019, 09:51:46 AM
Looking very nice, Matt.  :-bd

Can't wait to see some close-ups. :)

(Scratch that....It'll only make me jealous. ;))

Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 March 2019, 12:51:04 PM
Top work


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Westmarcher on 19 March 2019, 12:55:27 PM
Apologies. Being a Horse & Musket fan, my eyes were drawn to the Austrians at the back. They look good, too!  :-bd


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 19 March 2019, 01:21:39 PM
I missed the Austrians due to all that lovely armour in the foreground :D.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Matt J on 19 March 2019, 01:46:32 PM
Yes the Austrians are my first foray into Napoleonics (as it is better than SYW  :P).

I'm pleasantly surprised how quick I can do Austrian uniforms  :D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 19 March 2019, 01:50:55 PM
Touched up a few imperfect foxskin caps on my Thracians; hmmm, haven't really painted anything for months. Do I need some WoR stuff to combine with Kingmaker?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 March 2019, 11:48:35 PM
Huns nearly done, just shields and tidying up to finish.
Rebase bases inked.
Fairmiles first highlights and details begun.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 21 March 2019, 08:31:16 PM
Base drybrushing on some WWII US Airborne in advance of uniforms etc tomorrow. Nice to be in the mood to paint again :).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 22 March 2019, 08:25:20 PM
Command bases all done bar lacquering tomorrow.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 March 2019, 06:56:35 AM
Huns handed to owner
Bases done
Fairmile D done
Photos later, I hope,
Next...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 24 March 2019, 07:19:55 AM
No painting today due to tiring day at work, but did manage to assemble some AA units for my Italians, so not all bad :).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 24 March 2019, 08:07:55 PM
WWII US Airborne support platoons painted tonight.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 March 2019, 04:23:34 PM
Cool.
1/300 oil tanker built after a hard weekend wargaming! :D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 March 2019, 12:44:55 AM
4 bases of 90s Saxons repainted for a commission, with a general.
20mm guns and crew added to Vospers MKIs (can't believe I missed them first time), oil tanker base coated and inked.
15mm Huns looked at and ignored...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 April 2019, 10:48:43 PM
63 bases sanded and pva'd tonight.
Night all.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Westmarcher on 05 April 2019, 11:34:02 PM
Thought about completing some basing on some English Civil War dragoons. Instead? Half pint of Bombardier ale (at the local pub), half a bottle of Cabernet Sauvignon (at home, with and after dinner), two bottles of Skye Red ale and two 'house measures' of Glenfiddich 15 year old malt whisky.  :-bd  :P

p.s. amazing amount of bases, Lemmey.  :o =D>


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 07 April 2019, 06:50:35 PM
Some sry stone walls made from cork mats basecoated black this morning. This evening some FT-17s and L3/35s (the command tankette variant) are getting there base coats and wash applied. Nothing like an imminent game to focus the mind :D.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 08 April 2019, 05:49:35 PM
Dry stone walls finished. Tanks and tankettes to be finished tonight.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 08 April 2019, 08:15:04 PM
Tanks and tankettes finished :).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 April 2019, 11:00:29 PM
Bases inked,
55 10mm pikes assembled, plus 31 Mitanni,
3/4 of my Militia minis Kickstarter figures undercoated and some of the extras that came with batch one base coated and inked. Still waiting on bases for the rest (hint hint)
Plus did a couple of hours at the museum, took the girls to the dentist, saw the doctors, went shopping, ate at MaccyDs and generally did holiday stuff.

 


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 April 2019, 11:26:06 PM
And fourth six more assembled...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 13 April 2019, 08:50:06 PM
German Recce SdkfZ 250s highlighted and details added. Weathering and lacquer tomorrow all being well.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 April 2019, 11:17:57 PM
7 of bases milliputted on cobbles, another 11 smooth finished for Nakatomi Plaza, another 10 puttied.
6 buildings in various scales base coated and inked.
100 10mm renaissance base coated and inked.
21 samurai horses base coated and inked.

A nice quiet day?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 14 April 2019, 08:35:33 PM
Leven Miniatures bridge painted and added to a river section ready for this weeks game :).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 April 2019, 10:27:20 AM
Another building complex underway, this one is mine.
Plus 28mm coppers for a commission and a load of Evil Empire Hobbits I bought years ago for LoTR that might get sold to a mate this week


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 April 2019, 12:30:25 AM
Hobbits nearly done.
Fuzz almost finished.
More hobbits arrived today, they are base coated and inked...



Halflings, they're hobbit forming!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 17 April 2019, 06:43:26 AM
That deserves a  X_X

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fsn on 17 April 2019, 07:33:45 AM
Fuzz almost finished.
:-/ ... ummm ... the police?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 April 2019, 09:25:01 AM
Yup


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 27 April 2019, 10:57:28 AM
3 bases of US Airborne finished this morning, with some other vehicles primed. Nothing like a forthcoming game to focus your mind! Plus it's blowing a gale here so little to do outside, other than repair damage later.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 27 April 2019, 01:07:46 PM
Hah....A gale ?

I got a good smack of sideways 'wind', this morning.....when I was driving the car into the village.....I certainly felt the little car move sideways by a good few inches.
(Apparently I can't spell the metric equivalent.  =))

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 27 April 2019, 03:18:40 PM
Winds easing off now but still damned windy! Converted 3 terrain pieces into vineyards for forthcoming game; really quick and easy to do and happy with the result. also finished off my German recce half-tracks, so all-in-all a good day so far :).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 27 April 2019, 09:21:30 PM
Another three bases of US Airborne finished tonight. Lacquer and flocking tomorrow. Then onto some vehicles all being well.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 April 2019, 11:39:50 PM
15mm samurai cavalry base coated and inked.
Chimney and window frames added to 28mm big house for zombie games.
Three hobbits base coated and inked too...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 28 April 2019, 04:23:25 PM
Two Italian AA units base coated and Devlin Mud wash applies this morning, with plan to finish them tonight. US Airborne lacquered as well.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 28 April 2019, 07:04:19 PM
Italian AA units finished.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 April 2019, 07:26:51 AM
4 layers of highlights in Samurai armour, few coats on 3 LOTR character's coats...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 29 April 2019, 01:54:49 PM
US Airborne 75mm pack howitzers and crew all based up. 57mm ATG prepped for basing tomorrow.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 30 April 2019, 01:46:30 PM
57mm ATG and crew based up.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 03 May 2019, 11:50:07 AM
Inspired by our planned Operation Market-Garden campaign, I managed to grab some time to base up some command units for my WWII Germans. Looking at the list in the box, I bought these in 2008 :-[ :-[ :-[.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 03 May 2019, 06:43:12 PM
9 bases of infantry done this afternoon :). Support weapons later if my eyes are up to it, if not at work next week.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 May 2019, 08:26:57 PM
Horse tack on samurai done this afternoon


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 May 2019, 08:32:06 AM
Samurai cavalry done, apart from mons where a friend is making transfers for me.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 May 2019, 10:08:19 AM
Ashugari archers and another batch of lancers undercoated


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 May 2019, 12:14:01 AM
72 archers and 18 lancers base coated and inked.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 May 2019, 10:50:59 PM
Samurai, horses and ashugau highlighted, then flesh added and inked.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 09 May 2019, 08:03:20 AM
No painting this week so far due to getting other gaming stuff sorted. I did make a start on a scratch built bridge last night, which I hope to make progress on today.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 May 2019, 11:06:10 PM
Flesh highlighted
80s terrorists researched, base coated and inked.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 May 2019, 11:49:22 PM
And bows and back banner poles base coated too.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 10 May 2019, 07:00:25 AM
5 haystacks sculpted and finished scratch building the bridge :).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 10 May 2019, 09:44:11 PM
More work done on some stream sections.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 May 2019, 11:32:00 PM
Samurai almost done, just tidying up and then mons to add.
 1980s Terrorists lots of progress made

Campaign set up for tomorrow, hope to see some of you there.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 May 2019, 11:32:34 PM
84 15mm Samurai and ashugau done, apart from transfers for mons.
1980s Terrorists finished too.
Photos of the latter batch tomorrow, hopefully.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 May 2019, 08:53:15 PM
Assembled 80+ 10mm libyians and sand and pva'd the bases of 40 odd 28mm hobbits and a 15mm farm complex.
Will get some base coating of some random bits done next.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 May 2019, 07:30:50 AM
Base coated and inked 4 hobbits, and the militia miniatures original Kickstarter models too.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Big Insect on 20 May 2019, 11:30:51 AM
I thought I'd add my own 3-pence to this amazing 68 page thread.

So ... this week/month/year I am mostly:

1). making up (painting) some 15mm Command bases to convert my FoW Africa Korp and US 9th Infantry division into a BKCIV force for the BKCIV Boot Camp on June 15th (have i mentioned this event before?)

2). finishing off 28mm Ancient German casualty markers - for my 'Savage' Ancient German army to compete at the LaDG competition at 'Attack' in Devizes in July - this involves putting casualty figures on hexagonal bases, adding Minibits dice frames and painting them up. It's an attempt to 'tidy up' my table top gaming as i usually use a mass of different colored tokens and the table can get very messy!

3). basing up a host of 6mm Cold War Warsaw Pact and Bundeswehr Infantry and Infantry Support - for the big Cold War Commander 2 day game later in the year. The armour is always the fun thing to get painted up, its the infantry I always find a chore. At least with BMPs and Marders I's there is only 1 stand in each (as they are IFVs)!

4). 28mm Assyrians ... hmmm this is a labour of love! I adore the Foundry Assyrian range but putting together and painting 4 horse, 4 crew chariots is a challenge. These are for another 28mm LadG competition at Virtus, in December in Cardiff.

5). there is my big (28mm) fantasy/Warband project .... I must this year get my Mordor Orc army finished - I've done all the fancy stuff - General, Magic user, Trolls, Spiders, wolf-riders, scouts - I've even found a fantastic giant standing 18cm high) but it's the Orcs themselves (f'ousands of em sah!) that I need to knuckle down to finishing off

That plus BCKIV errata and the SCW and Korean war supplements to do, plus CWCII to get started on and other Commander bits and pieces ... it's busy busy busy in the Fry study.

 :) :) :) :) but I wouldn't have it any other way

Cheers
Mark


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 May 2019, 08:29:10 AM
Spent last night painting 6 figures, following Dougie's camo schemes...
They look bloody good, but I'm glad they are 28mm


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 May 2019, 06:46:43 AM
4 hobbits and all but one merc done.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 May 2019, 06:22:10 PM
100+ 10mm Bronze age Libyans base coated and inked (lots of flesh tones).
3 15mm samurai lancers that I had missed base coated and inked.
18 15mm ashugau spears started.
In 28mm, 2 survivors and 6 zombies base coated and inked too.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 May 2019, 09:15:14 AM
Nearly all done on these batches, just flesh and bamboo on the 15mm Japanese , and tidying up of the 10mm Libyans


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 27 May 2019, 10:10:27 AM
Scratch built bridge painted and flocked last night.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 May 2019, 10:49:26 AM
Assuming it's the bridge bastions that were flocked?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 27 May 2019, 02:37:24 PM
Yep Will, the dirt bastions flocked.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 May 2019, 04:52:59 PM
Heading through the 1000 figure for the year mark with this next batch of figures, I decided I needed to do something for myself, as well as final set of the 150+ samurai that I am awaiting the transfers for.
So, I've assembled 2 bases for Warband, got 4 more out that are undercoated. I have also assembled something else that I've been putting off for an age.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 June 2019, 10:21:55 AM
Everything up to the flesh and ink stage.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 02 June 2019, 10:57:19 AM
Did half a dozen new road strips; one of those dull projects that one keeps postponing.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 June 2019, 11:11:05 AM
Tell me about it, got two packs of Timecast fields that I keep ignoring.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 02 June 2019, 09:09:12 PM
Plan a game in which you need them, it will help focus the mind ;) :!!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 04 June 2019, 09:17:26 PM
No painting for some time, but plenty of basing of figures for forthcoming projects. So tonight I finished basing the last units to give me a core German infantry battalion for early war. Then it's just a case of adding to it for late war, plus the small challenge of painting them!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 June 2019, 11:29:51 PM
Last night was woodwork, tonight was white, especially on sashimo banners, which almost did me in.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 June 2019, 11:25:47 PM
Present batch finished painting.
7 bases milliputted too.
Phew.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 June 2019, 11:45:56 PM
Based two units and a general, but only had one out of two flags that I needed...  ~X( =O
Ho hum.  ;D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 June 2019, 11:04:40 PM
Basing, flag attaching, photo taking night.
After unpacking a surprise of a huge parcel (5kg) containing a full painted 15mm Imperial Roman, an unpainted 15mm Sassanid and an unpainted 15mm Fire and Sword Renaissance Poles that a friend has gifted to me as hes moving out to Singapore. Another friend has already picked off the Renaissance!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 June 2019, 11:02:11 AM
Basing, highlights and edges done on 6 Warband bases, flock later, then photos.



Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 June 2019, 09:47:35 PM
Many 10mm MM Syrians and cananites base coated and inked tonight.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 June 2019, 11:23:12 PM
Bit lonely in here...
Two spoons started and finished.
78 Cananites and Syrians all highlighted and detailed, just need to do the woodwork, same for 3 stands of 1864 Prussian Jagers.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 24 June 2019, 01:25:36 AM
You produce more than most groups of four gamers  ;) ;D


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 24 June 2019, 07:46:18 AM
Primed my German WWII Battalion last night, ready for the main painting to start. Deadline is just over 2 months away.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 24 June 2019, 09:31:14 PM
First coat added to the bases, with drybrusing to follow tomorrow.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 June 2019, 11:47:43 PM
Much done, see photos...
Oh and Jagers too.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 June 2019, 10:30:51 PM
80 spearmen base coated tonight, another 16 that I had missed assembled...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 June 2019, 03:06:37 PM
All 96 spearmen base coated and inked.
Prussian 1864 Jägers bases milliputted and inked.
All is 8)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 27 June 2019, 05:53:10 PM
Weather simply too lovely here to consider painting, basing etc all day. Then England play their quarter final game this evening, so doubt anything will get done because of that.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Dave Fielder on 27 June 2019, 10:05:17 PM
3-0


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 June 2019, 10:34:20 PM
Assembled a division of 1870 Prussians, plus divisional assets for 1864 tonight.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 02 July 2019, 08:45:21 PM
Bases dry brushed last night. Basic uniform colour applied to German WWII infantry company for BKCIV.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 July 2019, 12:05:39 PM
Flesh, ink, highlights done. spears/wood/leather, just need to ink.that stage.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 July 2019, 04:52:18 PM
That stage got inked, and did the steel/iron and inked that.
Just need to do painted helmets (apparently it's a 13th century thing)  hair and do 80 shields with 'heraldry' (some real, some speculative, some made up) and I'll be done*.


*apart from tidying up, sorting errors, and the 100 cavalry to follow.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 July 2019, 10:39:13 PM
So nearly finished these spears, only mistakes to sort, pen work on shields and a small smattering of flags to add...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 July 2019, 06:03:44 PM
Just need to get over the existential dread of trying to do 96 sets of 15mm heraldic shields, and this batch is done.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 July 2019, 11:44:43 PM
2 cruel seas S boats, 10mm, many Huns and Gepids, plus 2 units of FPW Hussars and some (48) 15mm crossbowmen assembled and undercoated while listening to the cricket today.
God bless TMS!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 July 2019, 11:18:06 PM
Quite a few Huns/Alans/Gepids started and inked.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 July 2019, 09:55:50 AM
British Home Service 18mm done, just basing up.
Started 48 x 15mm crossbows, base coated and inked.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: ianrs54 on 21 July 2019, 11:34:36 AM
Will - you got some sort of fetish about having your name show up on the forum - 6 successive ;) posts.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 July 2019, 12:33:27 PM
Nah, just the other 3 gamers are bei g a bit quiet of late!  :-*


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 21 July 2019, 02:52:37 PM
Some basing done over the past week for some 19thC games, as the painting muse has flown, partly due to the lovely weather and it being too hot to paint at times.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 22 July 2019, 01:56:50 PM
Assembled and glued some 1st Schleswig-Holstein Danish artillery this lunchtime. For some reason I have more for the 'Germans' than the Danes, so a tad confused...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 July 2019, 02:39:20 PM
48 crossbows highlighted, flashed and inked. Other project bases painted and highlighted and sealed.
2 Cruel Seas 'S' boats finished.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 July 2019, 07:26:58 AM
30 15mm knights up to the everything highlighted stage, separate horses already done.
Off to France for a week, so these will be on ice until I get back...
But watch the Pendraken on Tour thread...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 27 July 2019, 07:50:28 AM
But watch the Pendraken on Tour thread...

Look forward to that, Will.  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: fred. on 27 July 2019, 08:08:49 AM
Off to France for a week, so these will be on ice until I get back....

I know its been rather hot lately, but I’m not sure you need to keep your figures in the freezer!

Have a good break!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 27 July 2019, 09:14:06 AM
I know its been rather hot lately, but I’m not sure you need to keep your figures in the freezer!

I keep my sculpts in the chest freezer, in the barn, if I don't want the putty to cure, for a good while ;)

I've had all sorts of (green) animals.......Goats, sheep, pigs, deer,  hefferlumps, rhinos, hippos, giraffes, dogs, cats, badgers, foxes, gnus, and some ancient gods freezing their naughty bits off.

Cheers - Phil ;)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 August 2019, 11:07:24 PM
Back home, back to the Cathers...


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 04 August 2019, 02:31:22 AM
Back home, back to the Cathers...

O, Pioneers! is my favorite.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 04 August 2019, 07:16:30 AM
After a painting hiatus, I was in the mood to paint last night, starting with one unit for some mid-19thC Imaginations gaming. A small start but a start nonetheless :).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 04 August 2019, 09:39:39 AM
Any start is a good start :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 August 2019, 05:15:33 PM
Next group of Cathars assembled, sergeants varnished, Prussians piping and facing done  8-} @-) :-B Hussars starting to look a bit good for 1864


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 05 August 2019, 09:06:42 PM
First Imagi-Nations unit finished, bar lacquering and flocking.

Next up decorating the bathroom, but hope to fit figure painting in as well.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 August 2019, 10:29:54 PM
18th Infantry Division Prussian Army done, apart from basing.
Hussars and artillery for 1864 done too, apart from basing.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 August 2019, 11:40:30 AM
30 horses base coated and inked for Cathar commission.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 August 2019, 04:09:28 PM
and Pussian dragoons based coated and inked, and 4 units of 1864 Danes built (finally)!  #:-S L-)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 August 2019, 06:51:24 PM
Transfers/decal Mons for Pete's Samurai army arrived last night. 250 have been applied today  (roughly 50 an hour, double sided on the back banners  @-) )as the amazing Mrs Lemmey and the Father-in-law tore the bathroom to pieces, and realised they might have made a mistake!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 August 2019, 06:47:44 PM
Its my 16th wedding anniversay today, and Mrs D disappeared out fir a bit with the kids, so as well as helping the Father-in-law take a wall doen, I've also finished 140 15mm samurai, 30 medieval horses too, 15 10mm 1864 Prussian Dragoons and a general also done.
Forged In Battle Kickstarter a friend gifted me has arrived, first unit assembled, two further units conversion started.
A good day.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 11 August 2019, 08:26:31 AM
Congratulations, Will !!  :-bd

We never seem to remember, until about three days after the event.  ;D ;D

(Fortunately we BOTH forget.....So there's never any problem. ;))

Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 11 August 2019, 09:44:41 AM
Its my 16th wedding anniversay today, and Mrs D disappeared out fir a bit with the kids, so as well as helping the Father-in-law take a wall doen, I've also finished 140 15mm samurai, 30 medieval horses too, 15 10mm 1864 Prussian Dragoons and a general also done.
Forged In Battle Kickstarter a friend gifted me has arrived, first unit assembled, two further units conversion started.
A good day.

It's our 10th. :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 11 August 2019, 10:16:21 AM
Congratulations Will & FK :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 11 August 2019, 10:30:45 AM
Congrats to to you & Lee, from me, as well, Alexander !  :) :-bd

Cheers - Phil

(43 years, and counting, for Von and I.  :o)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 11 August 2019, 11:50:02 AM
It won't get that far for Lee and me. Making a century...nah, I was never much of a cricketer.

But thanks for good wishes.  :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 August 2019, 12:22:54 PM
Ta

32 cathar riders base coated and inked (horses finished previously).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 August 2019, 09:52:12 PM
Now they are highlighted too.
9 FPW bases sand&pva'd.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 August 2019, 01:00:55 PM
Flesh and wood/leather base coated and inked, hair and heraldry still to do.
Oh, and FPW bases inked.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 August 2019, 12:57:22 PM
Largest batch of Cathers done, pictures on blog later


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 14 August 2019, 04:40:25 PM
Leven Minatures building finished this morning, then the bathroom undercoated this afternoon. Certainly racking up the Brownie points :D.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 August 2019, 11:05:54 PM
FPW Prussian division painted, highlighted, edged and pva sealed.
Flock, labels and flags to do.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 16 August 2019, 11:35:22 AM
Scratch built barn finally finished and flocked, along with some dead tree bases.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 August 2019, 05:40:30 PM
Chad's commission assembled, undercoated, base coated and inked.
Last Mitanni stands also base coated and inked.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 16 August 2019, 05:50:26 PM
YOU'RE DOING MORE ?  :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

Cheers - Amazed of Wales




Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 August 2019, 07:06:43 PM
Fills the time before Fatjer-in-law comes round and We continue to demolish the old bathroom area to make a futility room.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 August 2019, 10:48:07 AM
Always fascinates me how, when painting figures, one colour, at the right time, can transform a meh paint job to an decent one.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 August 2019, 03:10:19 PM
Mitanni chariots, crew and infantry finally done, apart from basing.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 August 2019, 07:20:16 PM
Sand and pva applied. French LOA highlighted to a paper shade


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 August 2019, 11:03:49 PM
French LOA shoes, scabbards and hats blacked.
Just details to do.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 August 2019, 08:19:28 PM
72 LOA French done, photos later.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 26 August 2019, 10:02:13 PM
Base coated a wargames board that I have been making for the Battle of Kurudere.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 August 2019, 06:51:37 AM
Mitanni camp done, apart from flock.
44 more 15mm Cathar cavalry assembles and undercoated.
6 1:3000 minesweepers, 6 destroyers and a battle cruiser finished (photos later).


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 September 2019, 05:05:51 PM
15mm horses done, riders glued on.
32 10mm Pendraken later Roman figures, (and I thought that project was done  :-S 8-}) assembled and undercoated


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 September 2019, 02:35:59 PM
15mm Cathar Riders undercoated, base coated and inked.
Same for 10mm Romans


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 September 2019, 08:53:34 AM
Romans done apart from shield designs, tidying up and basing.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 September 2019, 12:22:11 PM
Now it's just the bases that need doing.
Included 4th Century shield patterns...  :-B :-t ^#(^ (:| 8-} 8-} @-) @-) @-)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Ithoriel on 07 September 2019, 02:08:02 PM
At least you have the Notitia Dignitatum as a guide. If even I can paint them in 6mm you'll have no problem at all, I'm sure.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 September 2019, 08:06:27 AM
Romans got as far as sand/pcs then ink wash on bases.
Cathar heraldry underway.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 12 September 2019, 02:51:49 PM
A mix of flocking, basing and base coats for my AWI Americans, that are standing in for the British in our HoW mini-campaign.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 September 2019, 03:15:54 PM
36 x ECW 15mm horses base coated, plus 4 bits of 28mm terrain, and a 1:3000 battleship.

Eclectic, moi?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 September 2019, 04:30:48 PM
36 x ECW 15mm horses base coated, plus 4 bits of 28mm terrain, and a 1:3000 battleship.

Eclectic, moi?
And now they are inked!  8)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Matt J on 12 September 2019, 04:44:48 PM
Photo samples of the Falklands Argies done -

(https://i.imgur.com/Z4Ka1AT.jpg?3)

Just got to photo them then off to Leon


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 12 September 2019, 07:32:27 PM
They look bloody lovely Matt!!!

My meagre efforts continue with dry brushed bases and figures.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 13 September 2019, 12:52:16 AM
 :-bd =D> :-bd =D>


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 September 2019, 07:03:23 AM
Those are superb Matt


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 13 September 2019, 08:01:30 AM
They DO look rather spiffy, Matt !!  :-bd

(What range are you doing next ?............Are you allowed to tell us ?)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Matt J on 13 September 2019, 09:50:41 AM
Thanks guys  :)

Phil - I've a rather large pile from Leon received last Autumn which with house move and everything else hasn't moved as quick as I'd like. Lots of the modern vehicles in various states of paintingness and the Falklands Brits to do.
He has also asked me if I'd put together another diorama using the Napoleonic ranges.

After that I'd like to do the new ancient ranges you've sculpted, when they come out (hint, hint Leon   ;))



Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 13 September 2019, 07:05:24 PM
And the Aztecs ?  :)

Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 September 2019, 02:22:51 AM
And the Aztecs ?  :)

Cheers - Phil



I call on everyone in this forum to get some Aztecs. Why should I be the only one to be repeatedly humiliated by massacred Mexicans?

(Actually, I'm thinking that a special rule allowing Cuachiquicqueh to improvise cover for an ambush in what looks like good going might be a bit of an equaliser.)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Terry37 on 14 September 2019, 03:53:35 AM
I agree, every gamer should have at least one Mesoamerican army, just for the colorful garb if nothing else.

Terry


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 14 September 2019, 07:57:23 AM
That'll set Ian off !!  ;)

Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: ianrs54 on 14 September 2019, 08:44:23 AM
But I'm completely even tempered and unbiased !!!!!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 14 September 2019, 06:06:17 PM
IMPOSTER.....What have you done with Ian.  ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 15 September 2019, 02:02:12 AM
Ssshhhhhh....we might get the real one back!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 15 September 2019, 08:34:34 AM
O.K.

Mum's the word.

Cheers - Phil
:-$ :-$ :-$



Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: ianrs54 on 15 September 2019, 09:00:28 AM
I HEARD THAT !!!!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 15 September 2019, 09:18:56 AM
 ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 15 September 2019, 11:30:33 AM
Too late!  :'(


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mmcv on 15 September 2019, 12:29:07 PM
I call on everyone in this forum to get some Aztecs. Why should I be the only one to be repeatedly humiliated by massacred Mexicans?

(Actually, I'm thinking that a special rule allowing Cuachiquicqueh to improvise cover for an ambush in what looks like good going might be a bit of an equaliser.)

Mine are en route to me now  :D :D :D

I've been (somewhat prematurely) thinking about rule sets and how to tweak them for the period. The ability to have improvised ambushes and false withdrawal traps would add a nice bit of variety to the otherwise very linear tactics. I'm thinking some sort of way to indicate where the elites are hidden (map in an envelope maybe) then a dice roll to determine if they execute a successful ambush or fall over their own feet and get severely disrupted.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 15 September 2019, 01:09:23 PM
I've written into my pike and shot rules that the elite veterans may be assigned this task, with secretly recorded details of left or right side of the field, but the figures are to be deployed normally as dummies. When the enemy approaches the halfway line, the unit is deployed, with a chance that the enemy are disordered. This includes the assumption that they moved stealthily into position in the path of the most likely victims (who looked as if they'd be advancing).

Not tested yet; we've been too busy with the Silesian wars the last few battles. But it could be pretty dangerous, without being too decisive. The Mexicans will be risking their best troops, and could get them chewed up before the rest of the army closes. If they take out the cavalry and musketeers, on the other hand....


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 15 September 2019, 03:45:54 PM
Primed some command figures and cavalry for my 18thC force. Also made some bases for fields for my games.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 16 September 2019, 09:48:35 PM
Two units of AWI infantry finished tonight, which is a record for me! Focussing on painting the unit, rather than the figure and remembering they wll be seen at arms length etc. Also basecoated some terrain ready for drybrushing tomorrow.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 16 September 2019, 10:34:36 PM
Sounds a very productive evening, I look forward to seeing the results :)


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Steve J on 17 September 2019, 09:39:13 PM
A unit of cavalry finished this evening. With luck some artillery and a command base tomoroow, ready for a game in the evening.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Big Insect on 18 September 2019, 06:42:26 AM
Mine are en route to me now  :D :D :D

I've been (somewhat prematurely) thinking about rule sets and how to tweak them for the period. The ability to have improvised ambushes and false withdrawal traps would add a nice bit of variety to the otherwise very linear tactics. I'm thinking some sort of way to indicate where the elites are hidden (map in an envelope maybe) then a dice roll to determine if they execute a successful ambush or fall over their own feet and get severely disrupted.

The Ambush rules in BKC/CWC/FWC work very well - as they restrict the numbers of troops involved so as not to allow the ambushing player an overwhelming advantage.
You are also restricted in the number of ambushes a specific army can have, and you pay for them as an army asset. It allows armies like WW2 Finns or Yugoslavian guerrilla armies, or modern Special Forces, to catch their enemies unawares. I think it would work well for your Aztecs.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 18 September 2019, 06:45:33 AM
I've seen plenty of ambushes - some led by myself - get into trouble through a promissing but unsupported attack.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 18 September 2019, 06:46:43 AM
Meanwhile, does anyone here have any experience of using Vikings in battles? I'm not talking about little raids and figures glued to pennies here.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mmcv on 18 September 2019, 07:51:17 AM
The Ambush rules in BKC/CWC/FWC work very well - as they restrict the numbers of troops involved so as not to allow the ambushing player an overwhelming advantage.
You are also restricted in the number of ambushes a specific army can have, and you pay for them as an army asset. It allows armies like WW2 Finns or Yugoslavian guerrilla armies, or modern Special Forces, to catch their enemies unawares. I think it would work well for your Aztecs.


I actually just received my copy of BKCIV this week and have been flicking through it. Will have to proper read into the ambush section and see how it might adapt to the various ancient rulesets I could use. Big order of models has arrived too so the sorting begins!


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Big Insect on 18 September 2019, 02:36:25 PM
Wonderful news mmcv

Personally I think that the 'Commander' rules principles are very capable of being adapted to Ancient or Medieval or Fantasy warfare.

Shooting is very much the Emperor of the battlefield ... but it's easy enough to adjust the factors and ranges.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: FierceKitty on 20 September 2019, 05:28:59 AM
Meanwhile, does anyone here have any experience of using Vikings in battles? I'm not talking about little raids and figures glued to pennies here.

Hmmmm?


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 September 2019, 10:33:45 PM
Due to an interesting work situation (despite not wanting to teach full time, I'm covering someone who has been stricken with cancer on the first day of the year. I was called in last Thursday, second week of term, and had to hit the ground running for the next six months getting his class back on track), so painting has been somewhat halted this last week.
Now I've got my head above water with planning and resources, I should get the production line back in business.
ECW riders base coated and inked, phew.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: Techno on 22 September 2019, 08:00:54 AM
Best of luck, Will......and also to the teacher you're covering for.

That's a real downer. :(

Someone you know ?.....Old ? Young ?

Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 September 2019, 08:01:57 AM
Middle, don't know, but big shoes to fill.


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: paulr on 22 September 2019, 09:53:05 AM
Best of luck, Will......and also to the teacher you're covering for.

Seconded >:<


Title: Re: A Tale of Four Gamers - the Sequel
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 September 2019, 10:47:23 AM
Shipping containers and builders prefab hut finished, photos later.