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Title: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 28 August 2012, 08:24:07 PM
    Now there is nothing, in my experience, like a deadline to focus the mind on the task in hand, whether it be work, family or gaming related. A case in point is Colours 2012, which is only a couple of weeks away. Knowing this I have been using all my spare time to get scenario details ready for a demo game I and some friends are putting on, plus other bits'n'bobs required for the game.

    Now the above is very unusual for me. I'm a terrible wargaming butterfly (or slut if you prefer), generally flitting from one project to another, easily distracted by something I have read in a book, seen on the web etc. This means that like many other gamers, I have so many projects 'on the go' or not even started. I would really like to be able to actually finish one battlegroup, army, project  or whatever it may be, or even a part thereof, before moving onto something different. So with this in mind, I have been mulling over a way to try and tackle this the past few months or so.

    Some of you will hopefully remember the "A Tale of Four Gamers" that ran in White Dwarf maybe ten years ago or so when Paul Sawyer was in charge, and the magazine was actually a great read and worth buying. If you don't, basically it followed four staff members who set themselves a challenge, to finish a Warhammer unit each month, eventually leading to a small starting army in a relatively small space of time and on a fixed budget.

    So I thought that this might be a good way to set achievable goals each month, with the aim of reducing the lead mountain, or whatever it might be, and actually to see some progress over the year. I must admit that this year has been very patchy, but looking back this is pretty normal for me.

    I raised this idea with some of my gaming chums (Nik, Craig and Chris) who liked the idea but also thought it would be good to spread it to the wider community of the Pendraken Forum (thanks Chaps). So would anyone like to 'come on board' as it were and chart their aims each month, and whether they have been able to achieve them or not? If so feel free to post here or to link your progress on a Blog, Wiki etc. Obviously the more the merrier and it can be everything and anything wargaming related. Hopefully some of you will be interested and will post your efforts, all of which I look forward to seeing!

    So kicking it off, my first small attempt post Colours will be to finish off my 2mm ECW Parliamentarian army and then to get a game with them using either Maurice or one of the Warmaster variants for this period. After that I will simply set myself another goal for the following month. I'm hoping that by doing this I will really start to make progress on my stuff and remain focused and it will not be a case of 'best laid plans and all that'.

Steve J.
   


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 28 August 2012, 10:14:57 PM
Good man Steve - my plans as they stand:

Pendraken:
- SYW French commission (in-progress) for Maurice
- FPW Prussians
- FIW both sides
- Fantasy: Goblins & Wood Elves for Warmaster
- South-American Pacific War
- Some more pulp / Cthulhu 10mm skirmish
- poss some 10mm Firefly-type sci-fi and / or STALKER stuff

Other:
- 28mm: Empire of the Dead
- 3mm: BAOR force for CWC c1987 or so
 
Something like that...subject to wargaming sluttiness  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Luddite on 28 August 2012, 10:48:08 PM
Are you doing ALL that this month Nik??!!?  :o

This is an interesting idea as a motivating force i suppose.  I'd like to see pictures though.

Last mongth i finished off my Dystopian Wars Japanese fleet.

My immediate project for this month in terms of painting at least is to get my 15mm Old Glory SYW Russian force (for the marvellous Maurice rules) done. 

I'm two packs short in the delivery which won't be made good for at least three weeks apparently, according to the chaps at Timecast, but i do have enough to be getting on with once the Minibits bases turn up.

If I can get the bulk of that done by the end of September i'll be happy and that's my 'tale of 4 gamers' goal.




I terms of upcoming projects, i've got a few options for the next thing once the SYW stuff is done, most of which are outstanding projects to be finished   X_X; so future 'tale of 4 gamers' options might include:

1.  Finish the last bits and bobs of my 28mm A Very British Civil War Communists.
2.  Finish the 28mm WotR (mostly Perry's) army - i hate the Perry plastics
3.  Finish the 15mm HYW English
4.  Finish my Pendraken 10mm FPW French

However, i'm very tempted by a couple of possible new projects, both Pendrake 10mm - Weird World War I or II, or a bunch more Hordes of the Things fantasy armies.  Having just watched Outpost II: Black Sun, and the other night watching Iron Skies a WWWII thing is looking probable.   :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 August 2012, 10:59:32 PM
I'm in!
Plan for the next few months, in order:
Before Colours base up 50 palm trees fom my Flames tables (see you all there, Ill be the one in a Fez)
10mm Finish 25th (Hessian) Division of XI Corps Franco-Prussian War.
15mm 1806 Prussians - convert 6 units of infantry from POW:N basing to FOG:N basing (ie add about 20 figures to each unit)
10mm Guards Voltigeur Division 1870
10mm Guards Grenadier Division 1870
10mm Falklands (when helmetted and capped chaps arrive) & Goblins, side projects.
10mm The other half of IX Corps?
15mm Waterloo Anglo-Allied to change from POW:N to FOG:N

Three main factors will effect this: 1) Daughters and their erratic sleep patterns. 2) Start of a new school term. 3) Wargames tartiness. 3 1/2) Spending too much time on-line!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 28 August 2012, 11:06:13 PM
Are you doing ALL that this month Nik??!!?  :o

This is an interesting idea as a motivating force i suppose.  I'd like to see pictures though.

Nope - not all this month (it's the 28th now after all  ;)) but I'd hope to get the SYW French, FPW Prussians & FIW both sides painted, the WM armies based & prepped done by end of September I think. I'll most likely buy the SA Pacific stuff soon & therefore that'd get prepped too I would think.

If I get round to buying the 3mm that'll get painted in a spare hour or so...

The EotD stuff is all prepped - and I'll use that as a diversion from painting lots of ranked troops - along with the 10mm skirmish stuff too as that'll break things up as well (and they're all based & prepped)

Oh - and there will be pics...lots of pics  8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 29 August 2012, 12:22:45 AM
Finish Zulus within two weeks, incl. Natal-specific terrain.
Bengal lancers and RHA rocket troop - a week after that.
Khedival Egyptians - by the end of September.
19th-century Abyssinians - by new year.
Boers - a weekend job.

By then, of course, it'll be time to go go down Mexico way and back to Pike and Shot.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 29 August 2012, 12:23:28 AM
Oops. Forgot the Fuzzy camelry. Also after the Zulus.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 29 August 2012, 07:36:04 AM
Nice to see a lot of stuff already :). I don't think I'll quite match up to some of the scheduled out put, but then it's all about keeping motivation etc.

Mad Lemmey, we'll try and look you up on the Sunday if we have time from out BKC table. Feel free to look us up if you have the time as well, we're down as Double Six gamers.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 August 2012, 07:41:25 AM
Excellent, always nice to put names to faces.  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 29 August 2012, 08:23:02 AM
Hi all Im in
               After spending most of the year making scenery I have now finally started to paint my backlog of figures.

I have just finished a motorised panzer grenadier battalion and I've just started the armoured panzer grenadier battalion.

Things that still need painting

German HQ
German artillery
German reconnaissance Battalion
German engineer Battalion

another two German infantry battalions nonmotorised once these are completed I will then start on the shed load of Russians I have and then there is ACW figures but we will leave them from now.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 29 August 2012, 09:01:29 AM
September -finish my Saga Scots.

Not sure after that but will probably be buying the figures to round out my SAGA figures for Dux Bellorum/Dux Brittaniarum


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 August 2012, 09:02:37 AM
Notice your using both Nosher - any preference?  :-\


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 29 August 2012, 10:39:02 AM
September's a "short" month, due to a fortnight's holiday in the middle. However, England expects -

Finish the last two battalions of Brigade Fragnern 1866 (60 figures)

Reinforce the WW2 Japanese up to two company strength (includes converting Italian A.T. guns to Japanese 47mm)

Buy in figures and equipment for Das Reich Kursk project (no, not the entire division)

Avoid falling asleep on the sofa.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: TinyTerrain on 29 August 2012, 11:21:54 AM
Hi,

Well a mixed bag for me:

Finish the last of my 10mm WW2 NWE Brits (a few infantry, and some extra vehicles I am picking up at colours)
Finish off my 10mm AVBCW Anglican League force (vehicles and guns done, mainly infantry, HMG and Mortars to do).

and if I get time......

Half a dozen bases of 10mm AVBCW BUF Cavalry
Half a dozen bases of 10mm AVBCW BUF Armoured Cars and early tanks.

With all those loose ends finished I will at least have enough to field a BUF and an Anglican League force for a few solo games of BKCII.

End of Sept I start a massive commission for some 400 or 500 Vietnam figures for a US customer so that will occupy much of my time Oct onwards!

Looks like the last of my 10mm AWI may need to wait a few more weeks!

B regards

Craig
TinyTerrainModels


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Chad on 29 August 2012, 01:48:25 PM
Mixed bag for me too.

1859 - Foreign Legion finished. 1 Austrian Brigade underway and Zouaves started.
LoA - 2 French units started, but further work postponed until remainder of range available.
1866 (Western Theatre) - Now 2013 project. Hope to place final order at Donnington.
28mm Napoleonic- Several units to finish. Hope to squeeze them in for 'light relief' from 10mm.
WSS - Finished for now, but have enough lead to add to it at some future date.
15mm French Revolution - Being sitting around for some time in various stages of painting. Have no idea if it will ever be done.

I have other periods and scales in my 'mountain', but dare not even think about them.  =)

Chad



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 29 August 2012, 03:41:49 PM
Notice your using both Nosher - any preference?  :-\

Dux Britannairum didn't arrive before I buggered off on holiday but is waiting for me when I get back :D Have read Bellorum cover to cover and it looks simple enough to play


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: GordonY on 29 August 2012, 05:52:29 PM
"Have read Bellorum cover to cover and it looks simple enough to play"

Yeah but with the campaign aspect I think Brittaniarum will have a lot more replay value.

But just like Nosher I bought both, mainly as Bellorum was advertised as "big battle", its not really, as if you used the recommended figures/base sizes you'd end up with a Welsh "army" of less than 2 dozen figures.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 30 August 2012, 08:42:23 PM
Now this is exactly the sort of article that distracts me from the task in hand, which is the reason I set up this post in an attempt to keep me on the straight and narrow. Well worth a read though.

http://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=3451


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 30 August 2012, 10:57:32 PM
Now this is exactly the sort of article that distracts me from the task in hand, which is the reason I set up this post in an attempt to keep me on the straight and narrow. Well worth a read though.

http://www.flamesofwar.com/hobby.aspx?art_id=3451

Biffer - you are hopeless ;) :D

Would you like me to send the nurse?  :d

(it is an interesting article though!)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 August 2012, 11:50:51 PM
Bellorum is looking good for my Late Romans, especially as they have no-one to fight against at the mo. They'll easily stretch to Later roman vs SubRomans.  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 05 September 2012, 09:39:59 PM
Well, the deadline of Saturday night of getting stuff finished for Colours has certainly focussed my mind of late. Normally I would have been flitting between projects and idea but not really making any progress on anything. So it has been rather nice to stay on a single project for the last week or so.

So far I have managed the following:

- Re-base and paint 1 x CO, 6 x HQ, 3 x Recce and 1 x FAO units for BKCII. These just need a wash of Devlin Mud and flocking and they are done.
- Put the scenario together for the demo game, plus come up with the lists for the various battlegroups involved. Only a few minor things left to do on these such as type up reference sheets for each battlegroup.
- Make and paint enough dug-in markers for two battalions worth of infantry plus support units, probably around 40 pieces all told. These just need to be flocked along with the above and they are done.

So all told not a bad effort in my terms, which is good, and one reason for setting up this post. It does keep me on track.



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 06 September 2012, 08:29:19 AM
September -finish my Saga Scots.

Not sure after that but will probably be buying the figures to round out my SAGA figures for Dux Bellorum/Dux Brittaniarum

Funny how quick my mind changes tack...

Painted in the last few evenings:

  • Three 28mm MG34 crews for a bolt action game this friday evening
  • 1x Command stand, 4 noble stands, 3 warrior stands, 1 fanatic stand and four skirmisher stands for Dux Bellorum and a Viking Sea Raider Army in 10mm

    Not a 28mm Scot in sight!

    Worked up 'must have' lists for Dux Bellorum/Brittaniariium, A World Aflame SCW and the remainder of my FoG Austrians. Just putting final touches to lists and making sure I have enough money to pay for it all!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 September 2012, 08:35:07 AM
Flesh & was on a division of 1870 last Friday, but back to school this week, so effectively zip all painting done (and I'm at Colours all weekend, so not much chance of anything getting done either)!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 09 September 2012, 05:38:43 PM
Finished my SAGA 'Vikings' which were masquerading as sweaty socks (Jocks/Scots). :)

Next up??

Not entirely sure. :-\ Need to review my to do list and pick something that appeals although I have been 'distracted' by Bolt Action which is a good giggle to play. Might dig out those Artizan Late War Germans that have been hiding under the bed 8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 09 September 2012, 07:02:48 PM
Now that Colours is out of the way, time to get on with my 2mm ECW stuff as promised. A quick check reveals some cavalry and artillery to be painted, followed by some scenery and a base board. After that I will see what next takes my fancy this month.

Colours pics and AAR to be posted some time soon with luck.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: TinyTerrain on 09 September 2012, 07:07:36 PM
So far, so good, my 10mm late WW2 British force are finished (BKC 2000 points) so this week will be 10mm AVBCW BUF cavalry and Anglican League.

Pics to follow of the completed Brits in a day or 2 when back home.

Cheers

Craig
Tiny Terrain Models


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 10 September 2012, 12:16:24 AM
Zulus completed, on schedule. Amandla!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 10 September 2012, 09:15:21 AM
Brigade Fragnern complete - which rounds out the Austrian component of the anti-Prussian axis.

Jap 47mm AT guns almost ready - much good may it do 'em!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 10 September 2012, 03:36:14 PM
Finished my SAGA 'Vikings' which were masquerading as sweaty socks (Jocks/Scots). :)

Next up??

Not entirely sure. :-\ Need to review my to do list and pick something that appeals although I have been 'distracted' by Bolt Action which is a good giggle to play. Might dig out those Artizan Late War Germans that have been hiding under the bed 8)

Made my decision...

In September to December I am aiming to complete three projects which I'll have all on the go at once - variety being the spice of life and all that :D

1.  Late War Krauts for Bolt Action in 28mm. I have promised myself that I will finish the 20 figures I currently own BEFORE buying any reinforcements...

2.  Make a start on my Polish/Lithuanian Commonwealth FoG (R) collection in 10mm. Hopefully this will be my Pendraken Painting Competition entry in 2013 ;)

3.  Wait for a big thud on the doormat before kicking off with some Arthurian Brits in 10mm for 'Dvx Brittanarivm'


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 10 September 2012, 04:41:21 PM
Fuzzy-Wuzzy camel-riders now successfully put together. It can be done, gentlemen.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 12 September 2012, 11:03:36 PM
Late to the show  :-[  but I'm in  :D 

This month I have been working on a fantasy "Fungus Forest".

Given that I've managed roughly zero painting or modeling for the past 12 months, due to the creep of "real life", this thread has been a great incentiviser, so thanks very much Steve  :-bd

Pictures WILL appear in my sadly neglected painting diary whenever I get my camera and computer linked up...

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 September 2012, 06:50:36 AM
I got some painting done!  :D
My three month old daughter went to sleep before 9pm last night, so I did the trouser, hem and cuff piping on my 1870 25th Hessian division, three hours for 200+ figures. Now need to do shoulder boards and collars.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 13 September 2012, 06:54:19 AM
I got some painting done!  :D
My three month old daughter went to sleep before 9pm last night, so I did the trouser, hem and cuff piping on my 1870 25th Hessian division, three hours for 200+ figures. Now need to do shoulder boards and collars.
Your eyes are in better shape than mine! :(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 13 September 2012, 07:47:10 AM
Glad it's inspired you as it were Meirion :). That was the aim after all. At least I have achieved some of my aims for September by getting everything done for Colours as well as writing up the AAR, which can be found below:

http://wwiiwargaming.blogspot.co.uk/

Now that I've had a bit of a break, on with the 2mm ECW madness. Unfortunately not all of my friends share my interest in this scale as can be seen by one such friends comic comment:

"Ah yes, a great day's wargaming and a very nice show, but now tinged with desperate sadness as we learn that Steve has been sucked into the evil world of 2mm wargaming. Evidently the supreme effort of developing yesterday's scenario has broken the poor man's mind.

Our thoughts are with Steve's family at this tragic time."



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 13 September 2012, 08:37:04 AM
Your eyes are in better shape than mine! :(

I've said it many times before....But seriously....If your eyes are starting to struggle with close up work, think about investing in an Optivisor.
Couldn't work (or paint) without mine !
(And no....I'm not on any sort of commission from the manufacturers ! ;))
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 13 September 2012, 11:44:32 AM
I've said it many times before....But seriously....If your eyes are starting to struggle with close up work, think about investing in an Optivisor.
Couldn't work (or paint) without mine !
(And no....I'm not on any sort of commission from the manufacturers ! ;))
Cheers - Phil.
I'll consider it. But I'm nervous that it might just expose my shortcomings as a painter to me, forcing me to repaint thousands of figures. (Reaches with unsteady hand for bottle of calming fluid)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Luddite on 13 September 2012, 11:52:28 AM
Are you doing ALL that this month Nik??!!?  :o

This is an interesting idea as a motivating force i suppose.  I'd like to see pictures though.

Last mongth i finished off my Dystopian Wars Japanese fleet.

My immediate project for this month in terms of painting at least is to get my 15mm Old Glory SYW Russian force (for the marvellous Maurice rules) done. 

I'm two packs short in the delivery which won't be made good for at least three weeks apparently, according to the chaps at Timecast, but i do have enough to be getting on with once the Minibits bases turn up.

If I can get the bulk of that done by the end of September i'll be happy and that's my 'tale of 4 gamers' goal.




I terms of upcoming projects, i've got a few options for the next thing once the SYW stuff is done, most of which are outstanding projects to be finished   X_X; so future 'tale of 4 gamers' options might include:

1.  Finish the last bits and bobs of my 28mm A Very British Civil War Communists.
2.  Finish the 28mm WotR (mostly Perry's) army - i hate the Perry plastics
3.  Finish the 15mm HYW English
4.  Finish my Pendraken 10mm FPW French

However, i'm very tempted by a couple of possible new projects, both Pendrake 10mm - Weird World War I or II, or a bunch more Hordes of the Things fantasy armies.  Having just watched Outpost II: Black Sun, and the other night watching Iron Skies a WWWII thing is looking probable.   :D

OK, update.

We really need to get a bit more order to this threat i think, but anyway...

Seven Years War continues.  I've finished two infantry units.

However, as mooted, i've taken the plunge and gone for Wierd World War I.  Still a lot to purchase, but i've finished the initial German infantry and cavalry.

I'll get some pictures posted up soon.


So my '4 gamer' schedule is now swtching between these two projects for the next month.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 13 September 2012, 09:26:38 PM
I managed to finish 9 cavalry bases this evening, which I'm pretty happy with. The biggest problem is actually finding the time to sit down and paint after all the normal family stuff has been sorted out in the evening. Just the artillery to go plus a bit more variety on the flags and then a few scenic items to do and then I'm done ready for a game :).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 September 2012, 06:49:13 AM
Packs and rifle stocks base coated and ink washed last night. Does not sound much but i only had an hour and a half for 200+ figures...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mollinary on 14 September 2012, 07:11:36 AM
Can't wait to see all these Hessians - shoulder boards for all love!   Cuff piping!  Wow - make sure you get the right number of Red Stripes on the Lions for those flags!

Cheers,

Mollinary


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 14 September 2012, 12:55:41 PM
Made my decision...

In September to December I am aiming to complete three projects which I'll have all on the go at once - variety being the spice of life and all that :D

1.  Late War Krauts for Bolt Action in 28mm. I have promised myself that I will finish the 20 figures I currently own BEFORE buying any reinforcements...

2.  Make a start on my Polish/Lithuanian Commonwealth FoG (R) collection in 10mm. Hopefully this will be my Pendraken Painting Competition entry in 2013 ;)

3.  Wait for a big thud on the doormat before kicking off with some Arthurian Brits in 10mm for 'Dvx Brittanarivm'

Had the satisfaction of a hefty THUD hitting the doormat today which was my Arthurian Brits arriving along with two SCW starters for a World Aflame rule sets. :)

Got a buckshee week off next week so hoping to make a dent in each of the above projects having already made a start on my Polich/Lithuanians ;) ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 September 2012, 12:56:55 PM
Can't wait to see all these Hessians - shoulder boards for all love!   Cuff piping!  Wow - make sure you get the right number of Red Stripes on the Lions for those flags!

Cheers,

Mollinary

Hmm... about that, missing one standard, must research it asap!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 14 September 2012, 10:29:03 PM
First pictures up, more to follow: http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,3872.msg57917.html#msg57917 (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,3872.msg57917.html#msg57917)

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 September 2012, 01:18:18 AM
Boots, ammo pouches, water bottles, bayonet sheaths, pucklehaub all painted black tonight, night all...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 September 2012, 06:48:05 AM
Benn up an hour, no need to be; guess I'll paint artillery  <:-P :-bd


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 September 2012, 09:51:12 AM
So, artillery base coated and ink washed, blanket rolls on all Hessians done. Artillery highlights and Brass and bronze next fixtures and fittings (hilts, chin straps, helm crests etc) on the division next...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 15 September 2012, 09:55:27 AM
13th Bengal Lancers ready for the invasion of Abyssinia.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 15 September 2012, 10:56:51 AM
Glad to see you are all making nice progress on your projects, and we are only half-way through September 8).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Matt J on 15 September 2012, 07:19:13 PM
almost finished 4 units of Norman infantry for Hastings, just a few shields left to do and basing. Pics on the painting diary soon (first painting since May - summer bad time for painting  :()


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mijalo on 15 September 2012, 07:27:54 PM
10mm
-WW2 BEF/Operation Sealion British
-WW1BEF Naval Division infantry (just snipping the peaks off the caps)
-Later Roman/British Civitates militia
-Sengokujidai sashimono  :'(
15mm
-British and Spanish Peninsular War infantry, artillery and commanders (AB MIniatures)
28mm
-Early Dark Ages (Kingdom of Bryneich) (mix of gripping Beast, Artizan, etc)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 15 September 2012, 08:53:45 PM
Finished my 2mm ECW Parliamentarian force this evening. Hope to take some pics and bung them on my blog before starting on my next project which is likely to be some Fallschirmjager for use in a variety theatres, including some WW2.5 stuff.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 September 2012, 06:51:14 AM
Got distracted by a pair of 15mm PAK36s that I needed for tomorrow night  >:(, but I have got all the bronze and brass work done on my Hessian Prussians last night! Hoping to get them based over the weekend...  :-\


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 19 September 2012, 07:20:57 AM
Managed to finish 8 stands of LH and 4 of standard Cossack Cavalry for my Polish/Lithuanian Commonwealth forces. Now started on 12 bases of Pancerni.

Cleaned and prepped my Arthurians ready for basing today and cleaned anmd prepped my SCW which are awaiting bases.

Made up, based and painted some 28mm wattle and daub fences for SAGA and have prepped based and undercoated 25x 28mm Bolt Action Commando's and an Sdkfz 251. today I am hoping to clean and prep for basing a huge Nap austrian army ready for basing and the remainder of some Nap french I bought a while ago.

Marathon week this week with the wife away on a girly break with mates in Spain. Taking full advantage ;) ;) ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 19 September 2012, 07:56:58 AM
For the rest of September I have set myself the target of getting one Battalion of Fallschirmjagers (inc commands, support etc) finished. So far I have made a good start with them all based and primed. Hope to have all the bases painted by the end of the week so that I can start on uniforms etc.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 19 September 2012, 10:55:24 AM
I've 95% finished a mega-mushroom; base-coated 2 others; and painted 6 pixie hats... ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 19 September 2012, 02:24:11 PM
Finished the 12 stands of Pancerni and based the Arthurians ready for undercoating tommorow.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Luddite on 19 September 2012, 02:32:23 PM
Phew!  Its good to see we're all motoring along nicely!   :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leon on 19 September 2012, 05:39:17 PM
I've 95% finished a mega-mushroom...

(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_4A9r9yKkkNs/SRVf9ACDXnI/AAAAAAAABWU/9ELuj_JYsAM/s400/Psychedelic_Mushrooms.jpg)

 8-}


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 19 September 2012, 05:59:15 PM
I'll have a large one of whatever young leon has been smoking... ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 September 2012, 06:15:49 PM
Nosher,
According to my dad, you don't smoke 'shrooms!
Never tried myself.
 But if you think I'm mad, you should meet the old man!!!!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ronan on 19 September 2012, 06:18:27 PM
singing : "Leon in the Sky with Diamonds"
 :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 20 September 2012, 02:49:38 AM
singing : "Leon in the Sky with Diamonds"
 :D
Salman Rushdie confesses that in his youth he thought the line was "The girl with colitis goes by".


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 September 2012, 06:47:31 AM
Last night- I mostly painted cockades!  :o :o
Mad I know on 10mm, but the red and white ones on the Hessians stand out!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 20 September 2012, 08:16:23 AM
Salman Rushdie confesses that in his youth he thought the line was "The girl with colitis goes by".

Now that's one worth a thread of its own.
Favourite misheard lyrics !
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 20 September 2012, 08:29:14 AM
I always chuckle when a friends son (whilst playing on the PS) was asked what he was playing by Grandad and he said 'My favourite daughter'. Puzzled my friends father picked up the box and it was Grand Theft Auto...

Say it to yourself and you'll see what I mean.

In his defence the boy was only five and was just learning to read.

And before the PC brigade turn up and declare disgust, we are talking the very first version of GTA, without the swearing etc.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 20 September 2012, 08:46:05 AM
Now that's one worth a thread of its own.
Favourite misheard lyrics !
Cheers - Phil.
Like the child at Sunday school trying to draw "Round John Virgin" on a Chirstmas card.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 20 September 2012, 09:25:02 AM
A colleague of mine, whose mother is 90+, once asked her, "Whose socks are these?" to which she responded, "A Greek philosopher, dear."

 :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 20 September 2012, 09:40:04 AM
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 20 September 2012, 12:07:59 PM
Phew!  Its good to see we're all motoring along nicely!   :-bd =D> :-bd

Absolutely: all 10 pixie hats painted now!!  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 20 September 2012, 12:35:51 PM
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_4A9r9yKkkNs/SRVf9ACDXnI/AAAAAAAABWU/9ELuj_JYsAM/s400/Psychedelic_Mushrooms.jpg)

 8-}

Hmm, that is kind of how I see the world these days!  @-)

Although I put it down to a mix of sleep-deprivation and Tamiya paint fumes... =P~ 8-} I-)

 :-$ ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 20 September 2012, 07:41:29 PM
Arthurians undercoated and six more Bolt Action 28mm Late war Germans finished :)

Also received notification that I should be expecting to hear a 'Pendraken Thud' on my doormat tommorow so hopefully I will also get the recent SCW purchases based up and undercoated at the weekend :-bd

The wife gets back Sunday night/early hours of monday, so trying to cram in as much as I physically can which will hopefully include a Hail Caesar or SAGA game one night this weekend.

Probably wont get much done tommorow given England's T20 opener against the mighty Afghanistan gets underway and tommorow night Leeds Rhinos take on Cataln in a sudden death play-off in Super League.

Oh and I also have a weeks worth of ironing to get through X_X


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leon on 20 September 2012, 07:43:32 PM
Oh and I also have a weeks worth of ironing to get through...

 :-\ :-/


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 20 September 2012, 09:05:11 PM
Made good progress on my Fallschirmjager with all the bases for the Battalion plus support painted. Fingers crossed tomorrow I will get onto the figures.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 21 September 2012, 03:09:39 AM
Arthurians undercoated and six more Bolt Action 28mm Late war Germans finished :)

The Saxons had bolt-action rifles at Badon Hill? That wasn't in Monty Python!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 21 September 2012, 08:00:17 AM
The Saxons had bolt-action rifles at Badon Hill? That wasn't in Monty Python!

There's nothing in the rules that says I can't take them as an option..... ;D

'Peace through superior firepower' ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 21 September 2012, 09:11:08 PM
A nice bit of progress on my Fallschirmjagers tonight. I've settled on the colours I'm using for the 1st Battalion and got half-way through painting 9 stands of infantry before my eyes started to give out. At least all the uniforms are done, so tomorrow will be stuff like faces, webbing etc. If I'm lucky these will be completed post Dr Who.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 21 September 2012, 09:46:57 PM
Managed to get the base colours finished on most of my pasta-fungi :D

Then kind of got side-tracked posting on here...  :-[  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 22 September 2012, 09:54:42 PM
Quick update from me:

Pendraken:
- SYW French commission (in-progress) for Maurice: COMPLETE
- FPW Prussians: READY FOR PAINTING
- FIW both sides: READY FOR PAINTING
- Fantasy: Goblins & Wood Elves for Warmaster: ASSEMBLED
- South-American Pacific War: PLANS FINALISED - ORDER ABOUT TO GO IN
- Some more pulp / Cthulhu 10mm skirmish
- poss some 10mm Firefly-type sci-fi and / or STALKER stuff

Other:
- 28mm: Empire of the Dead: READY FOR PAINTING
- 3mm: BAOR force for CWC c1987 or so
NEW: 28mm Crossover minis from Minibits for sci-fi: READY FOR PAINTING
NEW: MADFest planning: FLYER #1 & BOOKING FORM & SPONSORSHIP APPROACHES DONE


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 September 2012, 10:45:24 PM
Just waiting for the little one to go up stairs to bed and it's a bucket of pva/water and a bucket of sand and a division of troops finished and on their bases to add basing too!  :D
Oh and I forgot their sodding beards!  >:(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 22 September 2012, 11:49:35 PM
Managed to get the base colours finished on most of my pasta-fungi

Base colours finished, also much dry-brushing and pore-filling...

More photos up.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 23 September 2012, 02:20:30 AM
My recruits are waiting for their drill sergeant to recover from a devilish 'flu.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 23 September 2012, 08:11:17 AM
Completed ten 'pin markers' for Bolt Action and started work on another 8 late war germans also for BA. Also managed to flock the bases of two dozen or so 10mm WoTR Warmaster stands which I hadn't found time to get around to.

Productive evening.

Sadly no game :(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 September 2012, 08:42:01 AM
Moustaches/Sand/water/pva from 10:15 until 2am, that was a long evening! What took the time was the 30 casulty markers and moving sand round on the bases to create spaces with a credit card*; basic bases, 5 lots of 3" x 3" bases, 3 1.5" x 1.5" and 6 1.5" x 3" bases,  took about 40 minutes of that time...

Ink wash on that lot tonight!






*It was like a bad 80s movie Columbian drug lord with a dodgy batch of coke!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 26 September 2012, 08:41:23 PM
Given there's only kissball on the box :d I dug out 48 stands of pike/irish kern and 16 stands of Knights/MAA and 4 stands of Mounted Crossbow that have been painted for months and finally finished off drybrushing, edging and flocking the bases.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 26 September 2012, 09:21:16 PM
A variety of family related stuff these past few days has put the kaibosh on any chance of me hitting my September target :(. I'm not going to rush the painting on my Fallschirmjager to play catch up, so a lot of these will have to move over into October's list. C'est la vie.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 September 2012, 10:45:33 PM
Basing stalled due to setting up 1870 campaign (more on this, later....)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Luddite on 27 September 2012, 09:47:27 AM
Quick update from me:

Pendraken:
-- poss some 10mm Firefly-type sci-fi and / or STALKER stuff

I'm considering Firefly too.  What figures are you looking at Nik?

I think the new sci fi marines for the Purplebellies, and a mix of ACW and sci for the Browncoats.

Vehicles are tricky though.  We know that anti-gravity 'mules' are common, and there's references from the show of 'rollers' as combat vehicles, and ground attack aircraft were used in the first episode.

The Firefly RPG gives a bit more detail but not much...



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 27 September 2012, 11:00:34 AM
Back to the grindstone after a fortnight bobbing around the Baltic. Soon as the world steadies down I shall pick up the old Dulux roller again.  :-&


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 27 September 2012, 09:02:48 PM
Made a start on the final eight 28mm Late war Germans before the impending arrival of 'reinforcements' ;)

Managed to make a start on 14 bases of Winged Hussars for my 10mm Polish/Lithuanian army which is coming on very nicely.

Still haven't found time to base my SCW for A World Aflame but am thinking of hanging off a while on this mini-project so I can concentrate on Bolt Action, the Polish and the Arthurians.

I am finding that having a few different projects on the go in different scales is breaking some of the tedious rigmarole of painting


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 27 September 2012, 09:19:41 PM
Quote
I am finding that having a few different projects on the go in different scales is breaking some of the tedious rigmarole of painting

I agree Nosher. I have postponed any painting due to the aforementioned family stuff that naturally takes priority. However I have managed to finish off a few scenery projects that have been hanging around over the past few months. Tonight I've almost completed 9 hedge sections, bar the flocking that will be done tomorrow.

Even though I haven't been able to fit in the painting of my Fallschirmjager, at least I have been doing some wargames stuff which is good.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 27 September 2012, 10:59:17 PM
I'm considering Firefly too.  What figures are you looking at Nik?

I think the new sci fi marines for the Purplebellies, and a mix of ACW and sci for the Browncoats.

Vehicles are tricky though.  We know that anti-gravity 'mules' are common, and there's references from the show of 'rollers' as combat vehicles, and ground attack aircraft were used in the first episode.

The Firefly RPG gives a bit more detail but not much...

Yep - pretty much the same thoughts to be honest - those new ACW civilians would get featured for sure...but I'm thinking very small here...so I'm not *that* worried about the vehicles to be honest - more interested in RPGing this I think.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 September 2012, 09:26:15 AM
4 hours of basing and three coats of paint and a coat of water/pva applied last night, what is really slowing this down is 30+ casualty markers!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 30 September 2012, 02:58:18 PM
Another 25 Warlord Plastic Royal Marines, two Vickers K LMG teams, a Vickers MMG, a 3" Mortar team as well as some german reinforcements including a 251, a sniper team and a flamethrower team for Bolt Action assembled and undercoated today.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 September 2012, 03:50:43 PM
25th Hessian Division of German 1870 Army finished
 (http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/25th%20Hessian%20Division%201870/DSCF1003.jpg)

More shots here...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 01 October 2012, 09:31:33 PM
25th Hessian Division of German 1870 Army finished
 (http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/25th%20Hessian%20Division%201870/DSCF1003.jpg)

More shots here...

Very nice  :-bd

Think you might have forgotten this though: http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,6125.msg59339.html#msg59339 (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,6125.msg59339.html#msg59339) ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 01 October 2012, 09:39:41 PM
A severe case of real-life stopped play for me too :'(

Anyway, most stuff is 90%+ finished, so from a base of wistfully dreaming I can't be too unhappy.

I did manage to prep October's little project over the weekend, so full steam ahead for the next month... Hopefully!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 October 2012, 10:00:19 PM
Very nice  :-bd

Think you might have forgotten this though
Knew there was something I had to do...  ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 02 October 2012, 07:40:41 AM
Real life is still putting pay to any real progress on my Fallschirmjager. So for this month I'm going to concentrate on finishing off little odds'n'sods of projects as and when time allows. Also I will be putting together a game for MadFest in November.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 02 October 2012, 04:18:50 PM
First preview picture of Oktoberprojekt is up!  8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 03 October 2012, 08:01:45 PM
Over the past couple of evenings I have managed to complete 14 stands of Winged Hussars (including hand made pennants >:() and am very close to completing 8 more 28mm Late War Krauts for Bolt Action. :)

My Polish/Lithuanian Commonwealth Army is only 6 stands of Polish Haiduk infantry and four command stands away from being completed in entirety. I'll borrow loads of ECW/TYW Arquebusiers to make the army large enough to take on Gustavas Adolophus' Swede's 8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 03 October 2012, 08:08:44 PM
At last I have found some time to shoe horn in a bit of painting :). My Matilda I Infantry Tanks and MkVIB Light Tanks have finally moved on from the Devlin Mud wash stage. I managed to get in the main drybrushing stage this evening, so tomorrow with luck I'll get a load of the detailing done. Then it is a case of adding all the main BEF marking details.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 October 2012, 08:30:35 PM
Most of which were below the 'tide line' for mud, only really need squadron marker on the turret sided.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 04 October 2012, 07:41:58 AM
It will be the white recognition squares, turret markings and gas paint patches where appropriate. Everything else as you say will be below the mud line :).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 04 October 2012, 08:22:41 AM
Those 8 Late War Germans got finished last night :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 04 October 2012, 09:20:07 PM
Mein Oktoberschnellerprojekt ist go - and already 54 minutes old!

Beware the gnomish hordes who dwell on the periphery of the Great Fungus Forest! http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,3872.msg59569.html#msg59569 (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,3872.msg59569.html#msg59569)

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 04 October 2012, 10:38:00 PM
Polish Haiduk Infantry finished this evening :) Command stands tommorow before I go to work or failing that finished off before I go to the club tommorow evening.

Cant believe I will have churned out an rmy from start to finish in less than a month :o


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 04 October 2012, 11:24:16 PM
Polish Haiduk Infantry finished this evening :) Command stands tommorow before I go to work or failing that finished off before I go to the club tommorow evening.

Cant believe I will have churned out an rmy from start to finish in less than a month :o

 =D>  It's amazing what a bit of focus can do isn't it!   :> :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 October 2012, 06:59:05 AM
I got a game in last night, lost in 4 turns to a really good mate, so that was cool, he's owed me a good kicking for a while!  ;D
Then came home and inked 4 15mm scale shop complexes and a bunker, as I'm workingthrough 3 stacker boxes of buildings before the conflict tournament in December!  :o


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 05 October 2012, 07:45:45 AM
Well done Nosher! My stuff is starting to get back on track, fingers crossed.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 06 October 2012, 02:05:23 AM
My Khedival Egyptians now have a Sudanese regiment mounted on camels. Two Fellahin units currently under the brush, with the dragoons patiently waiting their turn and hoping the war (any war) is over before they're done.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 October 2012, 08:22:15 AM
Two and a half hours with a number 6 six brush last night, bunker finished, ruined apartment block inked and complete apartment block main dry brushing of walls and windows blacked in. Possibly get that one finished tonight!


Not done any commission work in ages, do I charge by the hour, by the building or make up an amount for the lot?  :-\


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 06 October 2012, 08:33:09 AM
Not done any commission work in ages, do I charge by the hour, by the building or make up an amount for the lot?  :-\

As long as you're happy and your 'customer' is as well....Don't think it really matters Lemmey.
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 06 October 2012, 11:13:52 PM
Not done any commission work in ages, do I charge by the hour, by the building or make up an amount for the lot?  :-\

As long as you're happy and your 'customer' is as well....Don't think it really matters Lemmey.

Usually best to work out the price (& get it agreed) before you start doing the work for them though, Lemmey mate  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 October 2012, 11:15:08 PM
I know, but I may not even get this one done by December!
  ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 07 October 2012, 02:29:40 PM
Right. Polish/Lithuanian Commonwealth Army just needing to have bases flocked so I need to add something else to my to do list :)

Still have:
28mm Bolt Action Germans - two 10 man squads completed, two more 10 man squads to do, command, MG34 team, Mortar Team, Sniper team, Flamethrower Team, Fausts and Panzerschrecks, 2x Sdkf2 251, 1x Hetzer - target date  December 31st

10mm Arthurians for Dux Brittaniarium - moving these up the priority list and would like to have these finished by end of October

Next project? either:
28mm Bolt Action British Commando's - four ten man squads, command, vickers MMG, mortar team, sniper team, PIAT teams, MMG Universal carrier, 2x Universal carriers, 1x Cromwell

10mm Napoleonic French & Austrians (shitloads of these so very much a long term project...)

10mm ECW/TYW Generic Stuff for FoG Rennaisance

10mm SCW for A World Aflame

28mm Scots for SAGA



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 07 October 2012, 04:11:05 PM
I remember some of the chaps at the club having commandos for RoE, but found them a bit limited as a force. Short of D-Day ops, they just didn't seem to fit into a suitable campaign. I'd recommend standard Brits that then fit in from '39 - '45 and can also be used as Canadians. Much more flexible and fun to play.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 07 October 2012, 05:06:09 PM
I remember some of the chaps at the club having commandos for RoE, but found them a bit limited as a force. Short of D-Day ops, they just didn't seem to fit into a suitable campaign. I'd recommend standard Brits that then fit in from '39 - '45 and can also be used as Canadians. Much more flexible and fun to play.

A bit too late for that Steve as they are already bought, based and undercoated, however I plan on engaging those pesky late war krauts in the Scheldt estuary, Holland in Operation Infatuate ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 07 October 2012, 07:23:40 PM
Hi Nosher,
I have the Battleground Europe book on Operation Infatuate. If it is of any use to you I can bring it along to MadFest for you to have a look at.
Steve J.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 07 October 2012, 08:02:52 PM
Hi Steve

sadly I cant make Madfest - not enough DGC's and the wife has bought tickets to see Warhorse in the west end that weekend.

I'll have to see if I can amazon the book, sounds good!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 07 October 2012, 11:42:42 PM
We'll have to set up a live video feed from MADFest I reckon  ;)

This weekend I've been mostly painting a load of 28mm figures for Jack the Ripper EotD as well as some 10mm FPW Prussian Landwehr - oh, and those lovely 28mm Crossover Minis from Leon - pics tomorrow  8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leon on 08 October 2012, 03:23:45 PM
...oh, and those lovely 28mm Crossover Minis from Leon - pics tomorrow  8)

 :-bd


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 08 October 2012, 09:50:15 PM
Here you go: http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,5929.15.html

 :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: sixsideddice on 08 October 2012, 10:10:24 PM
Quote
Some of you will hopefully remember the "A Tale of Four Gamers" that ran in White Dwarf maybe ten years ago or so when Paul Sawyer was in charge

Gosh, I remember that series of articles well. Your thread actually led me to rummage about for ages in the (cramped and stiflingly over hot) attic and find the magazines and re-read them all over again.

Anyway... your words have encouraged me to `pull my finger out` and get cracking with my own lead pile. Hmmm, I must get my 10mm Pendraken ECW armies finished by New Year. That’s my new personal challenge  :-\


Cheers for the inspiration Nik,



Six    :ar!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 09 October 2012, 11:59:47 AM
Photos of my efforts this past month. I might not be the best painter in the world but I am quite happy with my effort this month.

http://nosherswargames.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/productive-month.html


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 October 2012, 12:07:39 PM
Seriously cool Nosher!  8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 09 October 2012, 12:11:03 PM
Fellahin done; now painting up two elements of guards cuirassiers and a couple of Nordenfeldt guns, with the general. Couldn't face the dragoons yet.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 09 October 2012, 02:52:18 PM
Great output Nosher :).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 12 October 2012, 04:39:45 PM
Dragoons are ready. Only the heavy guns and the gendarmerie, and we'll be ready for action. I've even got a pyramid...which reminds me that we've been promised some crocodiles one of these days.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 17 October 2012, 02:53:59 PM
Been a bit quiet cos real life kicked back in  :d however I have managed to get started on two 10 man Late War german squads and the core command and support weapon elements. I have also had some more re-inforcements arrive in the shape of an MMG Carrier for my commando's and a PAK40 and they are all assembled ready for undercoating when the weather improves a bit :(

My jury is still out in terms of what else I do alongside these to keep my momentum going. At the moment I am lacking a bit of inspiration - need Friday to hurry up so I can reason with myself over a beer or six :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 17 October 2012, 03:30:17 PM
Things have quietened down after a fairly hectic few weeks, so now my focus is on getting a scenario, figures and scenery etc ready for MadFest in November. The scenario will be an AVBCW using BKCII rules and centred on Dunster, where Mr Harwood currently resides. More updates to follow either here or on my Blog.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 17 October 2012, 03:36:37 PM
Gyppies done; Boers racing ahead, since they're a much smaller army.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 17 October 2012, 11:50:52 PM
Things have quietened down after a fairly hectic few weeks, so now my focus is on getting a scenario, figures and scenery etc ready for MadFest in November. The scenario will be an AVBCW using BKCII rules and centred on Dunster, where Mr Harwood currently resides. More updates to follow either here or on my Blog.

And very spiffing it looks too, Biffer - really looking forward to seeing this one fought out  8)

My progress:
- completed the SYW French commission
- my 28mm Crossover minis
- my 28mm Empire of the Dead minis
- assembled my Warmaster armies
- completed my FPW Prussians
- received my SA Pacific War armies
- started a SYW Prussian commission
- played more games  8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 18 October 2012, 08:55:50 AM
Last few days occupied with clipping together 1:144th Zvesda aircraft for Kursk. So far there are ten, two each of Bf109s, Stukas, Lagg 3s, Sturmoviks, and Hurricanes. I love these little kits - the pieces clip together without glue (although I like to give the tailplane assemblies a dab of cement just for safety's sake) - and they look quite impressive on their "flying" stands.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 October 2012, 09:04:28 AM
Nothing since last Friday...

Apart from sorting out French orders for an 1870 Campaign (certain Prussian playing forum members need to get there orders in, hint hint)!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Conan on 18 October 2012, 02:53:41 PM
Hi all,

I have a lot of Projects unfinished:

Projects i want to finish:

- finish the Vauban Fortress and do some more Terrain for 6/10mm war-gaming
- finish my 6mm German and British Troops for BKC
- finish my WW2 1/285 Planes for CY6 and build more Flight stands
- finish my 10 mm Marlburian imperial Army and start with the French one
- paint 28mm WW2 Russians (30+)
- finish 15mm Ancient Gallic for Impetus
- 20mm Modern US Marines and Iraqi
- Build a Gaming Table for Post Apocalyptic 28mm Skirmish Games

Projects I will kill and sell the Stuff:

- 20mm Napoleon at War French Miniatures
- 6mm Confederate Troops
- 28mm Vietnam war NVA and US Troops
- 2 Fleets for Firestorm Armada

New Projects I want to Start:

10mm AWI troops for Musket & Thomahawk
10mm Prussians & French for Lasalle
10mm WW1 Spanish Civil War for Triumph and Tragedy: Libertad O Muerte

Regards,

Peter


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 19 October 2012, 04:46:54 PM
Right. I'm now starting horse bards for the Imperial Guard of Johannes IV, Grand Negus of Abyssinia. But I fear this army may take a little longer. Big, and there are a few units with fancy embroidery.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 19 October 2012, 09:29:14 PM
Not a bad day on the painting and gaming front:

- Re-painted 3 off T-26s in a two tone camo scheme. I was never happy with the original paint job but am with the new one :).
- Sorted out a load of reference material for more paint jobs on AFVs for MadFest in November.
- Based up some lovely little N gauge telephone boxes for use with my AVBCW and Operation Seelowe battlegroups. They will be making an appearance at MadFest.
- Based up some telegraph poles for use in all my 10mm games.



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 19 October 2012, 11:27:02 PM
Just put the finishing touches to some more Late War Krauts for Bolt Action in 28mm - a MG team, a medium mortar team, a panzerfaust and panzershreck team, a sniper team and command figures including an officer and a medic.

Although I have had a beer or two still none the wiser on the next project...

Guess i will have to drink a bit more! :o ;) :o


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 19 October 2012, 11:29:53 PM
Although I have had a beer or two still none the wiser on the next project...

Guess i will have to drink a bit more! :o ;) :o

Too right - inspiration at the bottom of the glass  :d


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 October 2012, 02:55:26 PM
Spent 8 hours finishing two ruined apartment blocks for a mate in 15mm. No enthusiasm for them, just have a deadline of Dec for 3 stacker boxes full! One more building in this box  :-<
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Picture0010_zps1b9ce020.jpg)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Picture0009_zps3db55d46.jpg)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Picture0012_zps80f13713.jpg)
It's so big I can't see over it!
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Picture0011_zpsb3c29a08.jpg)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 21 October 2012, 04:22:11 PM
And well and truly ruined. You've just created a conservation programme, Lemmey. Good work.  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 26 October 2012, 02:24:58 PM
Finished another 10man Late war Kraut Squad for BA - only one more squad to go and a recently arrived PAK40 and Crew. Then its onto vehicles. Next up will be the Cabbage heads to take on my Sausage munchers. :)

Cabbage, Sauerkraut and Sausage... a recipe for flatulence if ever I saw one :-[

In 10mm...???

I will make that announcement tonight after my usual intake of alcoholic beverage ;) 8) ;)

There may even be a chance for forum members to vote, although after the last escapade you put me through (Saxons...!  :'() I doubt I will listen :P :P


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 26 October 2012, 03:04:48 PM
Once again  work has completely put the kaibosh on any painting this week >:(. However I hope to make a bit of progress tonight as it's only a couple of weeks until MadFest!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 26 October 2012, 09:10:01 PM
Once again  work has completely put the kaibosh on any painting this week >:(. However I hope to make a bit of progress tonight as it's only a couple of weeks until MadFest!

Nice one Steve ;)



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 26 October 2012, 09:20:55 PM
So, 10mm choices to paint alongside my 28mm Cabbage Heads are:

1. Arthurian for Dux Brittanarium/Bellorum - based and undercoated. Would aim to have these done by Christmas

2. Vikings (will I EVER finish them???) - project started about 1/3rd of the way through. Would aim to have these done by Christmas

3. Napoleonic Austrians - still in bags. Long term project, not keen to start until the range is finished.

4. ECW/TYW - based and undercoated. Both sides - lots and lots to do!

5. Medieval Scots as allies for my HYW French - based and undercoated. My own personal preference given I could paint a few units at a time.

6. Byzantine - still in bags. Another miniature manufacturers range... Ssssssshhhhh! Leon might be listening!!!

7. Napoleonic French - based and undercoated. Another miniature manufacturers range... Ssssssshhhhh! Leon might be listening!!!

Persuade me!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 26 October 2012, 09:33:02 PM
I'd go Arthurian as I love the period (ever since I was a kid) and you have the new rulesets to try then out with :).

Oh and I've managed to get three early war Quads and one Horch car painted and Devlin Mud washed tonight, ready for drybrushing etc tomorrow if I can find the time.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 26 October 2012, 10:07:41 PM
And well and truly ruined. You've just created a conservation programme, Lemmey. Good work.  ;)

Totally agree with Ray...Great stuff Lemmey !!
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 26 October 2012, 10:58:44 PM
I vote Arthurian too Nosher - or your Vikings...been waiting fecking ages to see them done  :d


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 28 October 2012, 12:06:34 AM
sh*t day sport wise on the box so managed to make a HUGE dent in that last squad of Late War Krauts for BA (faces, hands and flocking to do!), so much so that one more session should see them off as ANOTHER completed project (less the vehicles...).

Jury's still out on my next 10mm project...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 28 October 2012, 02:31:50 AM
Tribal irregular cavalry for the Abyssinians are coming on nicely, though I'm back at work.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 29 October 2012, 09:45:09 PM

1. Arthurian for Dux Brittanarium/Bellorum - based and undercoated. Would aim to have these done by Christmas

Persuade me!

 @-) You are feeling very sleepy  (:|

 I-)

When you wake, you will have the irresistible urge to read the appropriate Bernard Cornwell novels and paint Derfel Cadarn et al   :D

Persuasive enough?  ;)

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 October 2012, 09:49:39 PM
 [-( NOPE i'M NOZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz....


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 29 October 2012, 10:30:30 PM
My updated progress:

- completed the SYW French commission
- completed my 28mm Crossover minis
- completed my 28mm Empire of the Dead minis
- assembled, bases textured, undercoated my Warmaster armies
- completed my FPW Prussians
- assembled, bases textured, undercoated my SA Pacific War armies
- started a SYW Prussian commission
- played more games  8)
- assembled, base textured, undercoated single figures for 10mm FIW skirmish
- assembled, base textured, undercoated single figures for 10mm post-apocalyptic STALKER skirmish
- planned more for MADFest
- planned the next 10mm projects
- planned the next 2mm project
- planned bought the next 3mm project
- planned the next 28mm project
 :d


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 29 October 2012, 11:02:50 PM
[-( NOPE i'M NOZZZZZZzzzzzzzzz....

Psssst, you can use a beggar wizard to stand in for Derfel as narrator  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 October 2012, 07:50:44 AM
It must have backfired, I spent two hours painting buildings last night!

ps thanks for the tip! I  have one of those recently painted...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 30 October 2012, 09:04:09 AM
The Abyssinian horse are nearly done, guns getting there. Quite a lot of tribesmen to be done, but they're fairly simple. I'll be free to paint Aztecs soon.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 30 October 2012, 10:35:03 AM
Intriguing Nik - 10mm FIW skirmish? For Muskets and Tomahawks??


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 30 October 2012, 10:59:51 AM
Intriguing Nik - 10mm FIW skirmish? For Muskets and Tomahawks??

Possibly mate - not got 'em yet...before I pick them up, I'll use Brother Against Brother and/or Legends of the Old West (both with the appropriate modding)  :)

This particular project is something I've been thinking about for ages & have managed to do it from surplus figs left over from my FIW Maurice armies  8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 October 2012, 01:57:55 PM
2 regts of Prussian Uhlans, 3 batteries of French 1870 artillery, and a reg of zouaves assembled to help with Thursday's game! I LOVE half term!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 30 October 2012, 07:18:40 PM
Just finished the last of the Late War German Infantry for Bolt Action, so well on track to finish that project by December 31st given there is just a Pak40 and Crew, a Hetzer and two half tracks to finish.

Photo's tommorow if we get another morning like we had here today in Sunny Suffolk!

So, (as well as finishing the Late War German project) I am going to be brave and suggest that I am going to see how far I can get with FOUR projects by December 31st as follows:

Main Project
28mm Commando's for Bolt Action - similar sized force and composition to late war krauts - make as big a dent as possible in the project!

Secondary Projects

a) 6 point 28mm Scots warband for SAGA
b) 10mm Vikings - attempt to finish by Christmas (again!)
c) Medieval Scots - break the back of these so I have decent sized ally for my French HYW


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 October 2012, 02:59:25 PM
Two hours last night and two hours this morning see two more buildings finished, plus three 1870 French artillery batteries, a brigade stand of Uhlans and  a unit of Zouaves base coated and inked.
WILL be needing these on Thursday, WON'T be finished by then. Why is it in a campaign, that the units you haven't painted are always the ones your friends want to use!? ???


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 31 October 2012, 03:58:10 PM
Photo's of Krauts as promised ;) Not great photo's as the weather been poor today here :(

http://nosherswargames.blogspot.co.uk/2012/10/bolt-action-krauts.html


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 October 2012, 04:01:29 PM
Looking great Nosher, love the medic, adds some lovely variety.  8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 October 2012, 06:30:20 PM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/French%20Guard/Guardzouaves1.jpg)

Odds and bobs I'm working on when bored of my mates 15mm buildings!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 31 October 2012, 08:44:31 PM
Why is it in a campaign, that the units you haven't painted are always the ones your friends want to use!? ???

Its because they can...!

Nice work Monsieur 'Fou de Lemmey'. Enjoy the rest of your half term ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 October 2012, 09:34:53 PM
Loving the French Translation...
I should also be translated into German, for balance, but it appears I remain Mad Lemmey!  Ther other options (verruckt, verruckten, wutend, whansinnig) just do'n have the same vaugeness! ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 31 October 2012, 11:17:43 PM
My German isn't good enough to judge, but I'm told that German has no word for "fluffy". As my informant says, it explains a lot about the dark side of the Teuton.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 01 November 2012, 08:47:15 AM
Loving the French Translation...
I should also be translated into German, for balance, but it appears I remain Mad Lemmey!  Ther other options (verruckt, verruckten, wutend, whansinnig) just do'n have the same vaugeness! ;D

Surely it should be "Lemmey le Fou"?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 01 November 2012, 02:59:16 PM
Surely it should be "Lemmey le Fou"?

What :o Like Pepe le Pew?? ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 02 November 2012, 08:36:25 AM
What :o Like Pepe le Pew?? ;D

He said it, Lemmey, not me.  :P


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 November 2012, 09:32:17 AM
Oi!
I resemble that remark!  ;D

I did get a game last night, battle report later.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 03 November 2012, 06:50:51 AM
Cavalry and artillery complete. Now working on Shoa warband. Abyssinia is flexing her mighty muscles, mon. Tremble, Babylon!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 03 November 2012, 11:18:16 AM
With the creeping influence of real-life only managed two and a half hours or so painting during October - of which half an hour was wasted on shields and hats that just didn't work  :'(

Still the gnomes are now largely finished!  Hopefully I'll be able to get the photos up in my painting diary soon...

I think November (and December) are going to be catch-up time, finishing off bits and pieces and sorting basing.  I do however have another "quick" project primed and ready to go should the opportunity present itself...

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 04 November 2012, 03:57:16 PM
First 10 man squad of Commando's done for Bolt Action :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 08 November 2012, 10:45:37 AM
Second ten man Commando squad for Bolt Action done


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 November 2012, 01:08:36 PM
Wow good turn round on those Nosher!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 08 November 2012, 01:22:26 PM
I've pretty much finished everything I need to for MadFest which is nice. Spare time has been at a premium this month and last, so I've not been able to do as much as I would have liked.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 08 November 2012, 02:27:57 PM
Home stretch. Large numbers of blameless Ethiopians with rifles. Then time to start turning a Timecast Celtic village into a N. E. African one.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 08 November 2012, 11:41:37 PM
I've pretty much finished everything I need to for MadFest which is nice. Spare time has been at a premium this month and last, so I've not been able to do as much as I would have liked.

Coolio...things here have been fairly bonkers too  :-\

I did buy, assemble & paint a nice Cold War Commander British BAOR battlegroup last Sunday though - Gun-Pit Paul's going to give 'em a run-out at MADFest  8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 November 2012, 05:16:20 PM
Painting and assembling windmills.
 :-&

I'm tilting at windmills! I know know how Don Quixote felt!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 11 November 2012, 09:33:13 PM
Recently acquired 1:144th Japanese aircraft for the Burmese conflict. A C6N1 Saiun (Val) torpedo/level bomber by Crown and Ki-43-II "Oscar" and Ki-84 "Frank" fighters by LS. All Nakajima aircraft. Adverrtised on E-Bay as "used" but all boxed and still on their sprues. Now all I need is some Allied planes to oppose them. Anyone know who does any blue/white Allied Pacific roundel decals?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 November 2012, 10:08:57 PM
Try Tumbling Dice miniatures:-) :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leon on 11 November 2012, 10:23:47 PM
Anyone know who does any blue/white Allied Pacific roundel decals?

There's some in the I-94 selection here: http://www.minibits.net/BR-106-p656/ (http://www.minibits.net/BR-106-p656/)

(http://www.minibits.net/ProductImages/BR-106sm.jpg)

They're listed at 1:285th, but they do have a variety of sizes on the sheet?

 :-\


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Bunny on 12 November 2012, 05:20:40 AM
I'm liking this message line, it shows me that I am not the only one who is 'spinning' many plates on the painting table!! ;D

As I am overseas working for the next 5 weeks I have more time to paint, as long as work does not interrupt too much......

So on my table are....

15mm Napoleonic French foot and artillery, about 100 figures, 6 guns and limber + gun crews, a commission
15mm FoW Hungarian artillery men, 62 figures, a commission
15mm FoG/HC ancient Spanish for my Carthaginian Army, 108 figures
15mm FoG/HC Carthaginian Spearmen, 48 figures
Dystopian Wars 7 Prussian airships for my fleet and various scenery pieces for the PAW Club's show game

So I have my work cut out but that is what being away from home allows me! LOL

Check my blog for what I have done so far...enjoy

http://warrenswargamerantings.blogspot.com


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 12 November 2012, 08:39:46 AM
Try Tumbling Dice miniatures:-) :D

There's some in the I-94 selection here: http://www.minibits.net/BR-106-p656/ (http://www.minibits.net/BR-106-p656/)

(http://www.minibits.net/ProductImages/BR-106sm.jpg)

They're listed at 1:285th, but they do have a variety of sizes on the sheet?

 :-\

Cheers, guys. I knew someone would know.  :-bd


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 November 2012, 09:15:15 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/IMG20121113_002.jpg)

Now where can I find a 15mm Windy Miller?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 14 November 2012, 10:30:43 PM
Now where can I find a 15mm Windy Miller?

No idea mate - but, having watched Layer Cake again last night, I think (on careful consideration) that you'd be better off with a Sienna Miller:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_m03elhFXrn1rq6p80o1_400.jpg)

 ;D :d ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 November 2012, 11:08:00 PM
Maybe your right!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: GordonY on 14 November 2012, 11:19:13 PM
I concur with Nik


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 21 November 2012, 03:32:43 PM
Slack couple of weeks painting wise - but finally managed to finish another 10 commando's for Bolt Action


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 22 November 2012, 11:08:27 AM
Taking full advantage of the pending redundancy, today I have been given the day off to do some job searching...

Now thats out of the way (read the jobs page, several websites, one application completed and three CV's sent out) I have lined up some more BA commando's. :D

A PIAT Team, a 2" Mortar Team, an FAO/Spotter, a Sniper team and a few extra riflemen to pad out some of my squads.

Every cloud has a silver lining ;)

pics of those 'done' (less basing) at http://nosherswargames.blogspot.co.uk/2012/11/bolt-action-commandos.html


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 22 November 2012, 11:34:50 AM
Having had a brief respite post MadFest, I'm now working on some 2mm SYW forces for use with Maurice (and possible other rulesets) and some Socialist forces for the AVBCW milieu.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 22 November 2012, 08:58:11 PM
Yep - not much on the painting front for me post-MADFest either, but I have:

- assembled some 6mm FUBAR / FWC forces [I know, I know...total fecking heresy]
- scratch-built some 6mm sci-fi terrain
- assembled some 2mm forces for Maurice [I blame that SteveJ fella]
- umpired a cracking FPW game last night...pics to follow...
- started planning for MADFest 2013  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 23 November 2012, 08:46:43 AM
Having got most of the 1:144th aircraft needed for Kursk, (note to Zvezda and/or Revell: we need a Petlyakov Pe-2 and a Henschel Hs 129, please) we now turn to tanks. Panzer III Ls & Ms to be precise. Something like 45% of all the German tanks in 2 SS Panzer Corps were the ubiquitous threes. Ah well, time to get spraying, methinks.  ;)   


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 24 November 2012, 04:06:03 PM
A couple of productive days have seen me finish 9 infantry stands plus support units for my AVBCW socialists. Just the CO and HQs to do which should be nice and quick. These are required for a forthcoming game with Craig next Saturday, our first bash since June!!!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 24 November 2012, 04:36:19 PM
Nice one Steve ;) This AVBCW seems to be taking off fella!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 24 November 2012, 06:18:37 PM
10 more commando's done - Two man PIAT team, two man sniper team, two man 2" mortar team, a spotter/FAO/rupert with Binos and three HQ riflemen.

HMG, 3" mortar crew, HQ elements and a ten man squad to go and then were on vehicles/armour. ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 November 2012, 07:06:41 PM
Got a couple of hours in on my mates's terrain last night, three buildings done! Just one box left to do, about two dozen little buildings...  :o


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 24 November 2012, 07:46:12 PM
Hi Nosher,
yep, I think we are all really taken by this 'what if?' period. The next game is part of our mini-campaign, details of which can be found below. So far the Kings forces have been stopped to the East of Bristol at Keynesham, but have made inroads into North Somerset after their minor victory in the MadFest game.

https://sites.google.com/site/avbcwstormcloudsgather/

More details to follow.

Steve J.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 25 November 2012, 01:54:10 AM
By God, Gentlemen, the Abyssinians are done!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 27 November 2012, 07:55:04 AM
The Socialist Battalion are all done bar the flocking etc, which I hope to start tonight. Then on to some armoured support with a bit of luck.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 27 November 2012, 07:59:45 AM
More progress which is only being halted by the sh*t weather of late and being able to find a window in which to do some more undercoating.

Vickers team, mortar team, medic, Rodney with pistol, and another piat and light mortar team done.

Reinforcements arriving this week ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 November 2012, 09:54:16 PM
Just spent 3/4 of an hour not painting terrain! First time since September! Pity it was just repairs to stuff for a Flames Of War competition this weekend!  :P


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 30 November 2012, 02:04:54 PM
Final squad of ten Bolt Action Commando's finished and the whole forces beret's touched up with the paint that arrived today. :) :) :)

I have now officially caught up with my Bolt Action projects  :-bd- everything that was undercoated is now painted and I am awaiting a day warm enough  ~X( to get outside and undercoat some 'reinforcements' including:

The last few Commando's to make up my headquarters unit, a couple of universal carriers, a MMG Carrier , a Cromwell, a Churchill, a Hetzer, a Sdkfz 250 with 20mm autocannon, a Pak40 and crew and a couple of squads of Kraut infantry, an MMG and a mortar unit.

I am at the club tonight and its likely that if our resident 'stall holder' is present I could be 'convinced' to part with some more hard earned to flex a bit more Allied Muscle... ;)

Oh ye of little willpower :d :d :d


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 30 November 2012, 04:34:30 PM
Officially marking time now till the conquest of Mexico stuff emerges. Or the Great Pumpkin comes calling.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 December 2012, 06:35:09 AM
Two hours last night saw the start of my December and Christmas holiday project as I sorted and assembled the 1870 Guards Voltigeur division for Volley and Bayonet/Black Powder.  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Bunny on 01 December 2012, 07:49:42 AM
Well as I am locked away in my office working overseas I have had plenty of time to paint over the past three weeks and it has been quite productive.

60 French Napoleonic Infantry
3 Saxon Napoleonic Mounted Generals
3 French Napoleonic Limbers
62 Flames of War Hungarian Artillerymen
60 Ancient Spanish Infantry, for a Carthaginian Army

All in 15mm and all just painted, waiting until I go home before I base them.

Check out my blog

http://warrenswargamerantings.blogspot.com

There are a few pics of the progress.

I have another 3 weeks at work so hopefully will finish the pile I brought with me....


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 December 2012, 10:46:05 PM

 :-\

So where did I put my bag of purchaser from Warfare?
I've looked for an hour tonight, tidied everywhere and just can't find them anywhere, except two packs of zouaves that must have fallen out previously!  :'(


Either they will turn up when I'm not looking for them or Leon and Dave will be making another £60 from me!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leon on 02 December 2012, 07:57:09 PM
Either they will turn up when I'm not looking for them or Leon and Dave will be making another £60 from me!

 :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 02 December 2012, 09:00:26 PM
Look down the back of the sofa Lemmey !
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 05 December 2012, 10:16:18 PM
Finished the last of my Commando's for Bolt Action - a Subaltern and his Radio Op, a stretcher bearer to accompany my M.O, a 'Drop-short' Rupert and a Universal carrier Medium Machine Gun Crew.

All I need to do to chalk off another army in 2012 is to put the finishing touches to the bases which I am hoping to do at the weekend.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 06 December 2012, 08:58:47 AM
Panzer IIIs and Hanomags up and running for Kursk, except for the decals - and hopefully they'll be here in a day or two. A few stands of Der Führer panzergrenadiers and Soviet guards motor-rifles complete. Next up a whole raft of T34s and T70s, which, along with other bits and pieces, should take me into the new year.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 07 December 2012, 11:41:01 PM
Batrep highlighting my recent painting endeavours

http://nosherswargames.blogspot.co.uk/

Apologies for unpainted armour but was short a few points and my brother in law is going to be introducing me to air brush work tommorow so have been holding off on tackling the armour/vehicles until I have received my masterclass!

Need to finish the bases on my commandos this weekend ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 08 December 2012, 09:23:07 AM
Great paint job, Nosher. Really nice.  =D>


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 08 December 2012, 10:45:15 AM
Excellent Nosher !
Really like that !
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 December 2012, 02:19:42 PM
Nothing this week as I'm in Aberdovey, Wales at my step brother's wedding! 8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 December 2012, 05:39:19 PM
Got my 1870 Guards Voltigeurs undercoated tonight, the ago is to get them done by New Year's Eve...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 12 December 2012, 08:13:29 PM
28mm PAK40 and Crew for Bolt Action completed.

Not happy with finish on the gun though might strip back and airbrush... :-\


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Bunny on 13 December 2012, 09:00:54 AM
Busy week or so....

Finished painting 108 Spanish Scutari, now they need basing and a wash of Army Painter  Dark Tone, which I will do when I get home for Christmas.

Finished 7 airships for my Dystopian Wars Prussian Empire fleet, 4xPflicht Scoutships, 2xGewitterwolke Bomers and 1xSky Ship Aircraft Carrier.  Also 4xSquadrons of tiny fliers.

On the go, 3 more tiny flier squadrons, a harbor jetty set and city walls for Dystopian Wars....

One more week away with work so should finish this lot!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 December 2012, 06:41:40 AM
Between eldest daughter and wife being ill, and youngest daughter celebrating her 6 month birthday by not going to slepp until 2.30, I got an hour's painting done last night, which is nearly as much sleep as I got as well! Now to apply some ink before everyone else wakes up (after youngest waking up at 5:15 and just going back to sleep again at 6:30)!  ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 15 December 2012, 10:21:07 AM
Between eldest daughter and wife being ill, and youngest daughter celebrating her 6 month birthday by not going to slepp until 2.30, I got an hour's painting done last night, which is nearly as much sleep as I got as well! Now to apply some ink before everyone else wakes up (after youngest waking up at 5:15 and just going back to sleep again at 6:30)!  ;D

And you reckon Leon treats sleep as an optional extra!  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 15 December 2012, 10:52:50 AM
After a break of a few weeks due to work and family stuff, managed to get some more 2mm SYW stuff based last night. Just the commands to do now and then onto adding fine sand etc before painting. Also made some trial pieces of scenery. Updates to follow on my Blog when I've got stuff worth taking pics of.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 December 2012, 10:21:14 AM
Got the highlights done on trousers, horses and jackets before I succumbed to the Nora bug! Now have a day off work, which is useful as the carpet fitter is due round any second!
Which means all my painting stuff has had to be moved, along with the rest of our lives!
Hopefully it will all be sorted by Christmas!!  8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 17 December 2012, 11:42:12 AM
Been ill for 5 days now and totally fed up with it. Trying to fit in some gaming related stuff, but energy severely lacking at present.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 17 December 2012, 08:20:29 PM
Been ill for 5 days now and totally fed up with it. Trying to fit in some gaming related stuff, but energy severely lacking at present.

Sorry to hear that Steve :(

Hope you're fit and well soon and back doing gaming related stuff ;)

If it makes you feel any better - I am still pissing about with that PAK40 trying to get it right and have finally settled on a basic dukelgelb with no attempt at camouflage >:(

I did however manage to get the dunkelgelb done on two 251's and a 250/9 and have finished a Hetzer in ambush pattern camouflage. ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 18 December 2012, 08:13:49 AM
Thanks Nosher :).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 23 December 2012, 11:30:32 AM
Making some headway into my Bolt Action vehicles and have finished the PAK40 and crew which was an absolute pig to finish and a Hetzer.

http://nosherswargames.blogspot.co.uk/

On the paint table are two 251's, a 250/9, a Comet, a Churchill and three universal carriers.

Hoping to get these latter models done during the Christmas Break.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 23 December 2012, 04:19:47 PM
Nice job on the Hetzer Nosher :). The PAK crew do look a bit odd, especially the one about to fall off the trail drunk! He just looks completely out of place, so why did they sculpt him like that :-\?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 December 2012, 05:45:49 PM
Cool work sir, love the camo!  8)
 I got an ink wash done this afternoon!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 24 December 2012, 12:47:03 PM
10x German Heer done this morning. Now all pianting and wargaming is put away until after Christmas, except my SAGA Vikings and Anglo-danes who are going to vie for bragging/drinking rights in 2013. So far its 2-2 in 6 point battles this year.

Tonight's game will decide who comes out on top!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 30 December 2012, 12:43:41 PM
My updated progress:

- completed the SYW French commission
- completed my 28mm Crossover minis
- completed my 28mm Empire of the Dead minis
- assembled, bases textured, undercoated my Warmaster armies
- completed my FPW Prussians
- assembled, bases textured, undercoated, bases painted my SA Pacific War armies
- started a SYW Prussian commission on-hold
- played a lot more games - both solo & with the Minehead crew
- assembled, base textured, undercoated single figures for 10mm FIW skirmish
- assembled, base textured, undercoated single figures for 10mm post-apocalyptic STALKER skirmish
- planned more for MADFest 2013
- planned the next 10mm projects
- planned the next 2mm project
- planned the next 28mm project
- assembled & painted some 6mm FUBAR / FWC forces
- scratch-built & painted some 6mm sci-fi terrain
- assembled & undercoated some 2mm forces for Maurice
- assembled & painted a 3mm BAOR battlegroup for CWC
- assembled, based & undercoated 10mm French & 10mm Austro-Hungarians (thanks Santa)
- assembled, based & painted 3 more 10mm ACW Union units (thanks Santa)
- prepped some 10mm ACW buildings (thanks Santa)
- bought a naval force for Dystopian Wars (I blame the Minehead crew for leading me astray)

With another week off, I'm hoping to knock off some more painting - FIW & SA Pacific armies ideally  8)



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 30 December 2012, 01:47:21 PM
Not much done over Xmas other than more prepping of my 2mm SYW forces, which will continue today fingers crossed. Oh and got a game in today with Keith, one of my regular gaming chums :).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 January 2013, 08:52:30 PM
With the Guards Voltiguers completed, I'm now back to painting 15mm buildings for a friend, until the start of February, then I can get on with thinking about finishing my painting competition entries!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 20 January 2013, 08:26:05 AM
I've been completely distracted by Dux Bellorum for the past few weeks. At least I got a solo game of it in though and made some counters fir use until I place my order for some Dark Ages goodies :).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 20 January 2013, 10:00:19 AM
Soviet T34s and T70s painted and ready. Eight stands of infantry for each side complete. Must break off now to work on the club convention game - about twelve feet of 20cm wide river to cut, painted and textured.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 January 2013, 10:03:22 AM
Do you take commissions?  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 27 January 2013, 08:18:21 PM
After too long away from the painting table (well the kitchen table actually) I've just finished a couple of armoured cars for my 5th Peoples Flying Column :). Feels really good to be painting again.

All I need to do is decide on whether I want to put some decals on them, Soviet style, or not. After all Comrade Stalin is backing this battlegroup in our AVBCW campaign. As they will also be used for my early Barbarossa Soviets, I'm likely to go the decals route. A coat of lacquer and then they are done ready for inclusion in the painting comp :).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 28 January 2013, 09:31:39 AM
Do you take commissions?  ;)

You've never seen it, Lemmey.  :o


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 January 2013, 09:51:26 AM
No, nor the river...  :P


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 28 January 2013, 10:14:05 AM
Oer, Matron!

Here they are. Not finished yet - the banks have still to be flocked.

http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/Hertsblue/DSCN0593.jpg (http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/Hertsblue/DSCN0593.jpg)

http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/Hertsblue/DSCN0592.jpg (http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/Hertsblue/DSCN0592.jpg)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 January 2013, 10:59:09 AM
THAT IS LOVELY!  8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 28 January 2013, 11:15:50 AM
Thank you, kind sir. Relatively easy to make - jig-sawn out of MDF, the banks are builders' sharp sand scattered into neat PVA. The whoe thing was painted using Dulux Matchpots paint, Lapis Blue for the water and "Mud Hut" for the banks. Areas of weed sketched in with Forest Green and the water given two coats (so far) of gloss varnish. Banks dry-brushed with pale grey.

To do - patchy flocking of the banks with Pendraken spring-green scatter material - due any day now. As the units have to travel to and from various conventions I shan't use any super-detailing, it would only get flattened. First stop Cavalier at Tonbridge at the end of February.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leon on 28 January 2013, 12:32:45 PM
Very nice!  I'm quite taken with the tennis courts hiding in the back of that picture as well!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 28 January 2013, 12:52:13 PM
Oer, Matron!

Here they are. Not finished yet - the banks have still to be flocked.

http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/Hertsblue/DSCN0593.jpg (http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/Hertsblue/DSCN0593.jpg)

http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/Hertsblue/DSCN0592.jpg (http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/Hertsblue/DSCN0592.jpg)

Lubbly jubbly ;) Always have the deepest admiration for those that can create this sort of thing. I just dont have the patience!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: petercooman on 28 January 2013, 07:49:39 PM
Absolutely stunning river!

I'd like me one of those!!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 28 January 2013, 07:54:16 PM
I've missed this Ray !
Stroll on Matey....Those are wonderful !! :-bd =D>
Top notch stuff (and above) that man !!
Cheers - Phil.



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 January 2013, 09:50:39 PM
Three buildings done tonight!  ???


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 29 January 2013, 12:18:48 PM
Lubbly jubbly ;) Always have the deepest admiration for those that can create this sort of thing. I just dont have the patience!

You can actually use decorators' brushes, Nosher, so the paint goes on very quickly.

Quote
Very nice!  I'm quite taken with the tennis courts hiding in the back of that picture as well!

Left over from the Commissioner's Bungalow scenario, Leon. I work on the "aircraft carrier" priciple, whereby in order to do anything you have to shift something else!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 29 January 2013, 09:53:30 PM
Nicely done, Ray - those are great  8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 January 2013, 10:31:34 AM
Three building base coated and inked last night. Neither daughter going to bed anytime early, so Guards Grenadiers for 1870- Base coated and inked too! :D

man three hours sleep on the sofa, I feel buzzing! Just wait til this afternoon though :(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 February 2013, 07:30:06 AM
In a vain effort to get anything done, especially with the painting deadline looming, over the last two nights I've put a big push into getting the 1870 guards grenadiers finished; just moustaches and errors to sort, then its on to standards and basing, which should give me the rest of the month on proper entries!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 February 2013, 12:57:36 AM
Basing almost done, started, base coated, and inked many bases for the painting comp! sleep time!  @-) (*)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 19 February 2013, 08:08:08 AM
One more day of exams, a quick push to kill the marking, and I'll be set to start working to free the middle east from the infidels; Franks, Ayyubids, and Romans are all heaping up in the mountain box.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 22 February 2013, 08:03:35 AM
Well real life has seriously hampered any meaningful gaming or painting stuff this month :(. However I did find time to base up some more 2mm minis for my Maurice forces for use in the SYW and/or ImagiNations.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 22 February 2013, 09:26:25 AM
Just a little marking, and I'm off to the 12th century for a few months!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 February 2013, 09:45:47 AM
Have fun, send us a postcard!  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Bunny on 22 February 2013, 12:06:11 PM
I am away working again and the painting feast has started!!

So far...

24 15mm Napoleonic Cavalry
48 15mm Napoleonic Infantry
18 15mm Ancient Spanish Cavalry
96 10mm ACW Confederate infantry

More up dates on my blog...

http://warrenswargamerantings.blogspot.com


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 22 February 2013, 11:19:52 PM
Yet again work is conspiring against me...so, along with my two Dystopian Wars fleets, I've only really made some progress on my Bolivians - which I'm hoping to get finished this weekend  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 23 February 2013, 11:17:19 AM
I've only really made some progress on my Bolivians

Let me guess...

Cute Female Bolivians with guns?

or

Camp 'Rocketeer' Troopers?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 23 February 2013, 10:48:38 PM
 :D

I like those Camp Rocketeers - we should get them on the requests list  ;)

Finished mine today - varnish & pics tomorrow  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 23 February 2013, 11:28:09 PM
Aren't the ones in the bottom pictures morris-dancers?  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 24 February 2013, 08:28:41 AM
Wearing full Health and Safety equipment.....and no sticks to hit each other with.
Has the World gone mad ??
Well spotted Ray. ;)  :D
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 February 2013, 10:07:35 AM
Now my mother has disappeared back to the Marches, I hope to get a couple of stands of figures finished and entered into the painting competition.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 27 February 2013, 01:42:14 PM
Of late I've been play testing 'Lion Rampant', the new wargames rules from Daniel Mersey. The downside is that I haven't been able to paint anything for a week or so, due to other commitments as well.

Tonight I need to take some pics for the painting competition and post them, as tomorrow is deadline day and I will be working all day and night on a project :(.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 27 February 2013, 02:36:19 PM
Working on medieval armies always has me wanting to parody Coleridge:
...'This man hath pennants done,
   and pennants more will do.'


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 27 February 2013, 10:12:12 PM
Well I did actually manage to take some photos and post them for the painting competition tonight :). Given the very high standards this year I have a snow flake in Hells chance of winning, but it's good to showcase our work every year.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 February 2013, 10:14:04 PM
Mine are about to go up, but MAN that's a tough batch of magnificent kit this year!  :o 8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fred. on 27 February 2013, 10:19:14 PM
Well I did actually manage to take some photos and post them for the painting competition tonight :). Given the very high standards this year I have a snow flake in Hells chance of winning, but it's good to showcase our work every year.

I think you are being rather hard on yourself Steve - I really like your stuff - and its great to see inter-war German stuff, really unusual.



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 27 February 2013, 10:29:19 PM
Thanks Fred :-[ :). Leon is there any chance of Fred becoming a judge at this late stage? ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leon on 27 February 2013, 11:21:59 PM
Thanks Fred :-[ :). Leon is there any chance of Fred becoming a judge at this late stage? ;)

I'll pencil him in for next year.

 :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 28 February 2013, 07:35:29 AM
Thanks Leon :D. Fred you can pm me re: suitable bribes for next year ;). I know what Nik likes which is a wee dram and a nice bit of totty!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 28 February 2013, 09:05:12 AM
Production's come to a dead halt this week. I seem to have picked up some kind of splinter in my right thumb. Said member has blown up to include a large lump that wasn't there a while ago. X-Rays can't spot the little devil - apparently they don't register certain types of wood.  I'm just beginning to realise all the things you can't do if you're right-handed and the thumb on that hand is swathed in an extraction dressing. Like painting, model-making, writing etc. But I can type, however.....  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 28 February 2013, 02:09:53 PM
Managed to squeeze in a few hours over the last couple of days to finish the Pendraken elements of my Fungal Forest for the competition!  :D

First painting since October/November IIRC...  :(

Here's hoping for a return to productivity soon  :!!  =)

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 28 February 2013, 02:10:44 PM
Production's come to a dead halt this week. I seem to have picked up some kind of splinter in my right thumb. Said member has blown up to include a large lump that wasn't there a while ago. X-Rays can't spot the little devil - apparently they don't register certain types of wood.  I'm just beginning to realise all the things you can't do if you're right-handed and the thumb on that hand is swathed in an extraction dressing. Like painting, model-making, writing etc. But I can type, however.....  ;)

Ouchie!  Get well/deflate soon... ;)

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 February 2013, 02:47:21 PM
Likewise, speedy recovery sir! :o


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 28 February 2013, 05:35:27 PM
Thanks for that. I'm assured it's not life-threatening.  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 28 February 2013, 08:34:36 PM
On a course for VSO training prior to in country posting, one of the chaps developed a very sore palm, that over a couple of days became swollen and very red. One day during coffee break he squeezed it (not an easy thing to do) and out popped an inch long splinter!!!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 28 February 2013, 10:56:08 PM
Working on medieval armies always has me wanting to parody Coleridge:
...'This man hath pennants done,
   and pennants more will do.'

Superbly done, Alexander, superbly done.  =D>
I know what Nik likes which is a wee dram and a nice bit of totty!

Or, quite possibly, a big dram and a nice lot of totty  :d :D

Said member has blown up to include a large lump that wasn't there a while ago. X-Rays can't spot the little devil - apparently they don't register certain types of wood. 

Oh, how incorrectly I read this to start with... :o

I am so glad you were actually, on second (eye-watering) reading, referring to your finger, Ray  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 01 March 2013, 07:59:05 AM
Well spotted Nik ;D ;D ;D.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 01 March 2013, 09:17:11 AM


Oh, how incorrectly I read this to start with... :o



Yeah, that would really have ruined my day!  :o


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 March 2013, 09:30:36 AM
@Nik:  =O

So, now the painting Comp is over, what is everyone up to?

16th Division 8th Corps and 4th Cavalry Division Prussians for my 1870 Campaign for me (they have been in every fight so far, might be worth honouring them!).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 01 March 2013, 09:49:17 AM
Well now that Spring is here meteorologically speaking, quite a bit of time in the garden. On the gaming front I aim to start basing up my Dux Bellorum warbands.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 03 March 2013, 09:07:32 PM
Well an unexpected visit by some friends of my wife put pay to the DB basing over the weekend, however I was able to spend a wonderful Saturday out in the garden as well as the local woods :), so all was not lost.

However I made up for the lack of DB basing by re-visiting my WWII Italians, spurred on by the idea of using them for the CSIR during Operation Barbarossa. I managed to paint the cavalry units bar the horses this evening which i'm quite happy with. For the moment their opponents will be my AVBCW Socialists that are painted in Russian uniform colours, so a pretty close match to be getting on with. Fingers crossed I will be able to finish them off by the end of the week (famous last words) ready for a game by the weekend.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 04 March 2013, 07:50:51 AM
Still stuck with 28mm I'm afraid :-[

On the workbench is the Gentleman's Shooting Club - 8 civvy gentlemen with shotguns for VBCW. Hoping to have these done soon as a load of 28mm BA reinforcements have arrived in the shape of a PzIV, another 25 German Infantry, a German HQ set, a German FAO set and a 1000 point Yank Starter army also for BA (which was a thankyou present from my daughter for helping her move home - here's to more house moves!)

I'm on nights this week so hoping to sit down during the daytime with what 10mm stuff I have tucked away to find something to inspire me back into the fold for a while :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 March 2013, 09:55:46 AM
Base coat on a division of Prussian Infantry and a division of cavalry last night!
Lots of dark blue and dark grey, looking forwards to the cavalry who at least have some different colours, not looking forwards to the Hussars - anyone any suggestions how to do a death's head at 10mm?

(So Cameronian and Mollianary - have you worked out which Hussars I'm doing next?  :P)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 March 2013, 10:51:24 AM
Divisions inked last night, took not much time, apart from I was watching 'The Quick & The Dead' that I recorded the other night, if that film was more brilliantly cheesy it would work for the cheese marketing board!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 06 March 2013, 10:55:53 AM
Lemmey's closing in on Major General. Stand by your beds!  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 March 2013, 10:56:59 AM
Oh heck I am, better have something worthwhile for that!  ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 06 March 2013, 01:27:27 PM
Work completely put the kaibosh on my plans :(. One of our clients doesn't know their *rse from their elbow, so we are digging them out of a big hole. Unfortunately that meant working until 2.00am and then back into work at 7.30am :o. Could be another late one I'm afraid.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: petercooman on 06 March 2013, 06:53:15 PM
. One of our clients doesn't know their *rse from their elbow

He didn't get tendinitis in his *rse did he?

 :D :D :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 06 March 2013, 09:17:50 PM
Very good Peter ;D. Stuck at work again on the same job so this made me smile!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: petercooman on 06 March 2013, 09:31:01 PM
I aim to please!  8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 07 March 2013, 03:44:54 PM
And relax...! After an aboslutely manic week at work I've now got some TOIL tomorrow for some well earned R&R. The plan is to get a solo game of BKCII in whilst the kids are at school and SWMBO is at work :). If I've got the energy tonight I hope to finish off some Italian units for said game. Pics and AAR to follow in due course.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 07 March 2013, 06:16:49 PM
And relax...! After an aboslutely manic week at work I've now got some TOIL tomorrow for some well earned R&R. The plan is to get a solo game of BKCII in whilst the kids are at school and SWMBO is at work :). If I've got the energy tonight I hope to finish off some Italian units for said game. Pics and AAR to follow in due course.

And well deserved that man!

Nice one  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 07 March 2013, 06:49:20 PM
Lemmey's closing in on Major General. Stand by your beds!  ;)
Oh heck I am, better have something worthwhile for that!  ;D

Take us all down to the forum local for a bar-room fight Will. ;)
That'll do. :)
Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 10 March 2013, 05:29:42 PM
Well I finally found some spare time this morning and got round to basing up my Romano-British warband for Dux Bellorum. More details can be found on my Blog below:

http://wwiiwargaming.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/10mm-romano-british.html


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 March 2013, 05:43:15 PM
Looking good Steve!  8) Must finish off the three units I started for the painting comp...

I highlighted flesh and did the base piping (white before red) on my Prussians.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 10 March 2013, 09:03:37 PM
Good stuff Steve - nice to see these making progress  :)

I've (finally) lobbed some paint at my SA Chileans...not much, but it's a start...bonkers week with work coming up, so I'm not expecting to get much more done really  :(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 March 2013, 10:58:09 PM
Piping and saddle cloths done for a cavalry division.
Dragoons = easy.
Cuirassiers and uhlans = so so.
Hussars = Lawks they're hard. I can't see straight now!  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 14 March 2013, 09:41:13 AM

Hussars = Lawks they're hard. I can't see straight now!  ;)


This is sometimes an advantage.  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 16 March 2013, 03:33:24 PM
Well I did some more basing on my DB warbands yesterday evening, so some progress albeit slower than I would have liked (the usual real life issues getting in the way). Today I finished basing my Royalist 2mm ECW army. Both these and the Parliamentarians will also be used for some Thirty Years War stuff as well as for early 18thC armies for Maurice.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 16 March 2013, 07:07:50 PM
Thumb now back in commission. What to do next? I've got a 15mm US Airborne company on the stocks and another tranche of Kursk Soviets lined up. Whilst waiting for the digit to function again I also drew infantry flags for Great Northern War Swedes and Russians. Perhaps I could get them going. No, no, that way lies madness.....  8-} 8-} 8-}


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 22 March 2013, 09:27:26 PM
Well I all but finished basing my Saxon DB warband today. Tomorrow onto my Sea Raiders and a few outstanding bases fingers crossed. As I've got to work a bot of this weekend I might even get everything primed if I'm lucky.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ryman1 on 22 March 2013, 09:58:41 PM
Well I did some more basing on my DB warbands yesterday evening, so some progress albeit slower than I would have liked (the usual real life issues getting in the way). Today I finished basing my Royalist 2mm ECW army. Both these and the Parliamentarians will also be used for some Thirty Years War stuff as well as for early 18thC armies for Maurice.

Steve, would love to see your 2mm fig pics if you have any, I got some from irreg as a kid but never got round to painting them.

Cheers

Ry


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 23 March 2013, 06:32:55 AM
Thumb now back in commission.

Did you ever find out what the problem was Ray ?
But glad to hear it's cleared up. :-bd
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 23 March 2013, 07:48:53 AM
Hi Ry,
some pics on my Blog, linked below:

http://wwiiwargaming.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/ecw-in-10mm.html

Check out the Irregular website as well for more pics, especially from Nik Harwood who has a few of his armies on show there 8).

Steve J.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 23 March 2013, 10:21:56 AM
Did you ever find out what the problem was Ray ?
But glad to hear it's cleared up. :-bd
Cheers - Phil

Yeah, we think it was a minute splinter of marine ply. Everything fights back!  :'(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 23 March 2013, 10:25:28 AM
Hi Ry,
some pics on my Blog, linked below:

http://wwiiwargaming.blogspot.co.uk/2013/03/ecw-in-10mm.html

Check out the Irregular website as well for more pics, especially from Nik Harwood who has a few of his armies on show there 8).

Steve J.

Have a look here Ry:
http://nikharwood.pbworks.com/w/page/7825407/2mm%20Gaming%20

I'm particularly fond of my 2mm FPW:
http://nikharwood.pbworks.com/w/page/57896237/2mm%20Franco-Prussian%20War%3A%20French

http://nikharwood.pbworks.com/w/page/57896413/2mm%20Franco-Prussian%20War%3A%20Prussians

With a recent scrap here: http://nikharwood.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/franco-prussian-war-in-grand-scheme-of.html

(http://nikharwood.pbworks.com/f/fpw%20french%20army4.jpg)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 23 March 2013, 11:21:49 AM
Byzantines finished, now at work on the Knights Hospitaller of St John of Jerusalem.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 March 2013, 12:55:38 PM
16th division, 8th Prussian corps, & 4th Cavalry Division 1870 just need basing and flags. Bloody frost and snow has stopped that!  :'(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 24 March 2013, 10:08:45 AM
...and on to the Poor Knights of Christ and the Temple of Solomon. Hep!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 March 2013, 11:58:32 AM
Still waiting to spray - started some 15mm PP NVA to keep me busy while my next order arrives from Leon!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 25 March 2013, 08:46:49 AM
Spent Sunday afternoon browsing round the Festival of British Model Railways at Ally Pally. Picked up about 15 feet of "N" Gauge second-hand track very cheap, which will make an appearance on an 1866 battlefield in the not too distant future. Just got to get it based and balasted first.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 March 2013, 08:52:03 AM
I know Soviet issue kit is easy, but I painted 100+ 15mm NVA last night, no colours/cuffs/turnbacks - forgotten how easy they can be!  8-} Just got stocks on rifles, errors to sort and basing to do. Ridiculously easy. Biggest issue was whether I repainted my stuff I painted in 1992? The answer is probably no - my 19 year-old self wouldn't like it!  ;D So I've kept them as one formation and teh new kit as reinforcements!  :D

Still prefer 10mm 19th Century, more satisfying to paint!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 25 March 2013, 11:25:10 AM
Managed to sneak in some priming at work for my DB Landraiders :). Fingers crossed at lunchtime I will get to do a bit of converting on a few figures to finish things off. So onto painting bases tonight all being well. As the kids are now on holiday there should be no interruptions re: homework etc to stop me doing this, famous last words!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 March 2013, 11:33:35 AM
I don't break up until Thursday!  :'(

Hoping th etemperature gets above freezing soon, two armies to varnish is a bit much!  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 25 March 2013, 12:04:33 PM
The forecast is to stay like this until early next week, possibly even longer :(. So realistically not much chance of varnishing at present, unless you want cloudy models :-\.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 27 March 2013, 08:47:10 AM
Well a good day yesterday in that I managed to:

- Base up the last of my DB units.
- Finished off converting a few Javelin Foot Skirmishers for DB.
- Finished painting my Italian cavalry, so just varnishing and flock to add tonight fingers crossed.

Tonight the aim is to:
- Paint 3 Italian motorcycle riders.
- Draw up a scenario for a Good Friday AVBCW game with Craig.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 27 March 2013, 09:10:19 AM
Now working on the French archers, the Tafur, and some English spearmen. HEP! DEVS VVLT!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 March 2013, 09:21:58 AM
Interupted night because of daughters not going to sleep, and organizing a wargames event for August, but...
1 unit of French line,  1 unit French Currassiers, 1 unit Chasseur a pied, prepared,sorted, plus two units of zouaves/turcos trimmed and sorted, ready to be prepared.
And three Prussian four pounder guns painted.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 27 March 2013, 10:18:36 AM
One platoon and two squads of "Screaming Eagles" complete. One more squad and a bazooka team to go.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 29 March 2013, 06:12:25 AM
Tafur done, English coming along steadily.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 March 2013, 06:52:33 AM
Assembled some Romans, still waiting for a thaw, or at this rate Thor to defeat the Frost Giants that are running our weather systems!  ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 29 March 2013, 07:52:19 AM
Nearly finished off the Falkland's infills....Continuing with the Gauls....Quazar 42 and Hertsblue's 'requests'.....
Completed 15mm sci-fi and 6mm 'historical' projects.
 :-\Better pop up some pics of the Pendraken stuff for feedback later.
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 March 2013, 08:29:00 AM
Varnished and sand/pva bases at last yesterday, finally!

Ink them today and get paint on them soonish...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 30 March 2013, 08:52:13 AM
Crusaders paralysed till next order arrives; meanwhile, forward with the Cumans for the Romans, and the al-Toassin, the Quaraghulam spearmen, the Tabardarriyah, and the Dailami for the Egyptians. DEVS VVLT!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 30 March 2013, 09:47:58 AM
Got the last Airborn bazookas finished. What to do next? Probably the M10s methinks. No, they didn't drop them by parachute....


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 30 March 2013, 11:26:45 AM
Had a great AVBCW game with Craig yesterday. I aim to put up an AAR today as well as attempting to finish off some more Italian units if time allows. A busy period as my wife is a Catholic so hardly seeing her at present and so on Daddy day care duty. Plus Dr Who tonight might put pay to my plans!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 05 April 2013, 08:26:18 PM
A patchy week has seen the following:

- Italian cavalry and motorbike units plus associated commands finally finished off.
- Pendraken Horsa glider assembled and tweaked with the addition of struts to the landing gear, tail fin as well as a nose wheel with the tail wheel removed. Also reduced the weight so that it fits my stands better.
- Started scratch building a 70' armoured canal boat/barge for use in my AVBCW games. It will have a few MG turrets and probably a mortar 'pit' as well as an armoured wheel house. I might do a few variants such as a troop carrier, naval gun etc.
- Painted the bases of my Dux Bellorum warband. Haven't been able to find the time (or inclination) to start painting the actual figures.

So not bad for me, but with Spring desperate to arrive my time will increasingly be spent outdoors on the garden etc.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 April 2013, 08:40:22 PM
Lots of flock and scatter this week, on 15mm Nam, hoping to do the same to the Prussians tonight.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 06 April 2013, 09:48:27 AM
Spraying operations held up by snow and strong breezes. Did somebody mention spring? Finally got the M10s and their associated armoured car and jeeps undercoated and topcoated. Some badly needed anti-tank capability for my Airborn.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 10 April 2013, 09:41:20 PM
Finally painted my South American Chileans for the Pacific War as well as my 2mm Austrians & Prussians for Maurice...next question is what next in 10mm?

Napoleonic French & Austrians?
FIW French & British?
Fantasy Goblins & Wood Elves?

Answers on a postcard...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 14 April 2013, 08:55:47 PM
FIW next I reckon.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 14 April 2013, 08:59:41 PM
Painting or anything gaming related other than reading has been non-existent for the past week or so :(. A busy period at work is to blame. However inspired by Nik's 2mm SYW stuff I managed to find some time this evening to start painting the bases on my 2mm Royalist army. At least it was something and felt good after too long away from the painting table.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 14 April 2013, 09:14:10 PM
FIW next I reckon.

Yep - could be...especially as I've just finished "Death or Victory" - top-notch on the Battle of Quebec  :)

Painting or anything gaming related other than reading has been non-existent for the past week or so :(. A busy period at work is to blame. However inspired by Nik's 2mm SYW stuff I managed to find some time this evening to start painting the bases on my 2mm Royalist army. At least it was something and felt good after too long away from the painting table.

Good man  8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 April 2013, 09:22:58 PM
Two days solid school work, back to 1870 French tomorrow I hope.... No you can never have enough! :d


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 15 April 2013, 02:36:37 AM
I've done the es Salahiyyah mamluks and the Quaraghulam archers. Now comes a moratorium while I nip over to visit my Mum in Cape Town for ten days. Hope my crusaders have arrived by the time I return!

 (This thread feels more and more like Facebook!)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 15 April 2013, 08:37:52 AM
Admit it, FK, you're making these names up as you go along!  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 15 April 2013, 09:16:25 AM
Well, I am inspired by a Pakistani friend who descends from a Lebanese family! But Salahiyyah is derived from the name of the greatest leader of the crusade wars, and nobody's going to accuse me of inventing Saladin, I'm sure.
Quaraghulams = black slave soldiers. Sounds better in Arabic, doesn't it?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 15 April 2013, 01:15:15 PM
After finishing the (first) Pendraken section of the Fungal Forest for the painting competition I've managed the odd bit of tinkering.

The following projects are actually started, but this is more of a finish by 2014 list to whittle away at!  Who knows, some of them may even be ready for the 2014 painting competition!  =)

Finish of odds and sods! Many half done figures, including dungeon fixtures & fittings; flora & fauna

Trollkin/Gnomes - finish and basing

Swords & Sorcery:
- Picts
- Stygian/Melinbonean equivalents
- Renaissance state equivalents

Fungal Forest - more Mushroom Magic! 

Got loads of figures, but not started yet: 10/12/15mm "Tusk"

Cheers,

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 16 April 2013, 07:39:38 AM
Last night I decided on a whim to revisit my 'paused' Fallschirmjager on the strength of a forthcoming game this Friday. I was pleasantly suprised at how far I had got with them prior to said 'pause' :). So now I have a deadline to get a Battalion worth of infantry and support etc finished for Thursday evening. Nice to be in the painting groove again :).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 April 2013, 09:18:13 AM
Flesh highlights, white, then red and yellow piping on several French 1870 units done.  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 27 April 2013, 09:53:42 AM
Finished my 15mm US field battery. Say what you like about Battlefront/FOW, their figures do paint up nicely.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: GordonY on 27 April 2013, 11:08:47 AM
At their prices, they should paint themselves.  :P


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 27 April 2013, 04:42:13 PM
i bought all mine from Hobbycraft when they were selling them off.  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 28 April 2013, 08:39:04 PM
After a rather long hiatus on my Dux Bellorum warbands, I made a good start on painting my Land Raiders warband today. Partly inspired by my recent DBA games I might add.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 03 May 2013, 08:05:44 PM
5 bases of my Land Raiders finished today. Fingers crossed the rest will get done over the weekend and then all flocked at once for a unified look.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 03 May 2013, 08:51:22 PM
5 bases of my Land Raiders finished today. Fingers crossed the rest will get done over the weekend and then all flocked at once for a unified look.

Well done fella ;)

Can I borrow your mojo? Mine's gone awol again :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 03 May 2013, 09:09:04 PM
Anytime Nosher :). The past few evenings, which have been gorgeous, I've spent in the garden and haven't felt like painting. Tonight it's cool and overcast so definitely been in the mood to do some painting.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 04 May 2013, 06:24:59 AM
Anytime Nosher :). The past few evenings, which have been gorgeous, I've spent in the garden and haven't felt like painting. Tonight it's cool and overcast so definitely been in the mood to do some painting.

Nice one ;)

Start my Blue Light training Tuesday and have three weeks in hotel accomodation Monday to Friday. Lots of spare time to kill in between studying on an evening. Guess what's being slipped into the suitcase??


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 04 May 2013, 08:06:19 AM
Hope the course/training (?) goes well Matey !
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 04 May 2013, 10:54:36 AM
Yeah, driving an ambulance on "blues and twos" - up there with driving a high-speed train.  8)

All the best.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 04 May 2013, 12:04:22 PM
Cheers Chaps ;)

I haven't been this excited about anything since the Christmas before I found out there wasn't a Father Christmas :D

Boyhood dream finally realised :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 04 May 2013, 01:41:00 PM
Al Halqa al Khassa about half done now, and the Adath militia coming on apace. Next a couple of little Shaitans to shoot crusaders at a distance.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 04 May 2013, 09:21:19 PM
Another lovely day in the garden followed by painting three bases of skirmishers for my Dux Bellorum Land Raider force. On a bit of a roll at present. Just three stands left to do, followed by varnishing and flocking. Fingers crossed all will be finished by the end of the bank holiday!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 May 2013, 09:23:02 PM
Reports.
Reports.
Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.Reports.

Hopefully get some done tonight!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 04 May 2013, 09:38:47 PM
...and have three weeks in hotel accomodation Monday to Friday. Lots of spare time to kill in between studying on an evening. Guess what's being slipped into the suitcase??

Keira Knightley? Kate Beckinsale?  :d :D ;D :D :d



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 05 May 2013, 07:22:22 AM
Keira Knightley? Kate Beckinsale?  :d :D ;D :D :d

Toothpaste, toothbrush and a good book more like... although I'm sure I might be persuaded to let Kate join me. Does anyone know if she can weild a paintbrush? My lead mountain is appalling :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 05 May 2013, 07:23:14 AM
Keira Knightley? Kate Beckinsale?  :d :D ;D :D :d

and a box of 'Happy Tissues'

 :-[ :o :-[


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 05 May 2013, 01:33:04 PM
and a box of 'Happy Tissues'

 :-[ :o :-[

Too much information.  :o


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 06 May 2013, 07:43:27 AM
Another two stands of infantry painted last night after another wonderful day spent in the garden reading followed by a lovely walk in the Cotswolds 8). As today is shaping up to be stunning, I might get the last stand painted tonight, a unit of beserkers. Then just a case of basing over a couple of nights and then that's my first DB warband done :D.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 May 2013, 08:21:43 AM
Applied sand to some 1870 bases last night and did a bit of shield and hat work on some Later Imperial Romans. Hopefully get some more done tonight!  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 06 May 2013, 08:38:44 AM
Applied sand to some 1870 bases last night...

That's a lot of bases  ;) :P :d


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 08 May 2013, 08:24:17 PM
Just finished my last base of my Land Raider DB warband, a unit of Beserkers, so a very happy bunny. Not having painted bright colours for a good 5 years or more, it was quite nice to do, but took  a bit of getting used to. All that remains is to varnish the figures and flock the bases, so over the next couple of nights they should be completed. Pics to follow.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 08 May 2013, 08:26:33 PM
Good stuff Steve - looking forward to seeing these  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 09 May 2013, 12:29:48 AM
Al Halqa al Khassaare ready to serve their sultan; Adath militia now under the brush.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 13 May 2013, 01:52:22 PM
Well I didn't manage to flock the bases over the weekend for a variety of reasons, but fingers crossed for tonight...

Just primed the next DB warband, Welsh/Saxon warriors from Clibs excellent Late Romans range. They really are stunning sculpts. Fingers crossed (again) I might get to paint the bases of these tonight.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 14 May 2013, 09:48:00 AM
Back from the Gulf yesterday to find that the wargaming elves hadn't finished my Kursk armour. Rats! Have to do 'em myself then, I suppose.  :(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 May 2013, 03:31:26 PM
Been a while since I've picked up a brush (9 days is a lifetime for me, Campaign organisation and Year 6 SATs) but I did some shields on some Late Imperial Romans and finished off a unit of Auxilia, plus inked the bases on some 1870 French last night.  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 15 May 2013, 08:39:39 PM
Well done chaps ;) good to see you all making solid prigress.

Had hoped to be painting to while away the evenings on my residential blue light training but am spending every spare hour honing my driving skills after 25 years of developing some bloody awful driving habits...

Halfway throygh the course and looking forward to getting home at the weekend for a decent nights kip.

Might be tired but i have definately made the right career move for all sorts of reasons


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 15 May 2013, 08:54:16 PM
Glad to hear it Nosher :). Bases all flocked last night so just need to decide upon a flag and then take photos. Family stuff prevented me from doing anything tonight.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 May 2013, 11:21:43 PM
Hi Nosher,
Sounds eminently sensible!

More basing tonight for me!  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 May 2013, 11:38:37 PM
More basing...
Plus a repaint on some twenty year old 15mm Peter Pig Vietnam kit, added a few figures here and there, converted an M60 gunner to replace a missing M113 acav gunner and gun shield, and added an M113 and three Sheridan tanks.

Been a while since I've really done anything with SATs.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: TinyTerrain on 22 May 2013, 11:57:34 PM
First 3 units of Genoese Crossbwmen and mounted French Nobles finished for my Hundred Years War Army.  2 stands of Brigands and Breton Light Horse underway, and a further 6 stands of Knights and Retainers, and a cannon unit to do.

Will post pics when the whole army is finished.

Cheers,

Craig
Tiny Terrain Models


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 23 May 2013, 07:55:10 AM
Excellent progress Craig. Nothing for me this week owing to various family related stuff. Fingers crossed I'll get something done over the Bank Holiday weekend, if I can get the decorating done in time that is!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 23 May 2013, 02:08:14 PM
Made a start on a load of 2mm figures for use with DBA 2.2, mainly for the Italian Wars era. I may have a load left over that might allow a foray into something earlier...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 24 May 2013, 08:55:25 AM
Finished up the KV1s, more T34s, some White scout cars and a load of Jeeps. Got a couple of armoured cars, a pair of Katyushas (delightful little models) and the company HQ to do, then there will be a short intermission until the next batch arrives. I'll use that to catch up on some scenery - walls, hedges, railway track and three very nice Timecast buildings.

Now, who does a decent Russian church?  :-\


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 May 2013, 08:56:20 AM
Timecast do a nice Rumanian one in 6mm


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mollinary on 24 May 2013, 09:23:01 AM
Have a look at the Leven Miniatures site.

Mollinary


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 25 May 2013, 10:19:41 AM
Timecast do a nice Rumanian one in 6mm

Sadly, all my stuff is 10mm so it would look a little underscale.

Have a look at the Leven Miniatures site.

Mollinary

Yes, that thought had occurred to me. I wasn't sure if the 10mm stuff was out yet.

Thanks to you both for your suggestions.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: TinyTerrain on 26 May 2013, 11:58:00 AM
Half my Hundred Years War French Army for Star & Garter (my Medieval Dux Bellorum variant). Knights, Retainers, a Canon and plenty of colourful flags and banners to do  :D

(http://data8.blog.de/media/004/7052004_b4e7e89913_l.jpeg)

Please excuse the pic, it was taken with my phone, rather than my "proper" camera.

Cheers,

Craig
Tiny Terrain Models


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 26 May 2013, 04:19:08 PM
I like these a lot 8). Count me in for a game when you have everything finished, or even earlier if needs be :D.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: TinyTerrain on 26 May 2013, 04:55:50 PM
Trouble is Steve we cant play until they are painted  ~X(

I ve decided to paint them on lolly sticks and then move them to their bases as with upto 8 men on a 40 x 20 it was too cramped to paint in situ  :-\

Dont worry as soon as th French and English are finished we can have a a go at one of my medieval scenarios I am brewing up for" Star & Garter". Perhaps a little campaign, culminating in an all out attack on the walled city? or an assaut on the monastery on the big hill?

Cheers,

Craig
Tiny Terrain Models


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 05 June 2013, 07:23:51 AM
Well the gorgeous weather of late has put the caibosh on most things related to painting etc for me. Simply far too nice to spend time indoors. However last night I did manage to make a start on basing my DBA 2mm armies, which was good. Easy to fit in late in the evening but still spend time outside 8).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 05 June 2013, 07:52:12 AM
Half my Hundred Years War French Army for Star & Garter (my Medieval Dux Bellorum variant). Knights, Retainers, a Canon and plenty of colourful flags and banners to do  :D
Please excuse the pic, it was taken with my phone, rather than my "proper" camera.
Cheers,
Craig
Tiny Terrain Models

That's a damn good piccy from a phone Craig !!
And especially spiffy looking troops too ! :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 June 2013, 08:17:34 AM
Really nice work Craig!  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 05 June 2013, 02:04:54 PM
At lunchtimes I've started cleaning up my AWI/ImagiNations forces. The figures are stunning, especially when viewed under a magnifying lamp, I just hope I can do them justice with my paint job.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 05 June 2013, 04:57:00 PM
Rnow had five weeks of my ambulance service training and even though i have had long boring evenings sat in my hitel room sadly its too dim to paint :(

Thankfully iwm duxford is a mile up the road so i have been able to drop by the museum on two evenings. Missed george clooney and matt damon who were at the museum filming monument men.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 05 June 2013, 08:13:19 PM
Hi Nosher,
check out the American cemetery at Madingley. I've only ever see n the hill full of crosses from a distance, but they are all of American aircrew who died in WWII IIRC. Also have a stroll around the Cambridge 'backs' on an evening; very nice place to be with weather like this 8).
Steve J.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 05 June 2013, 08:18:31 PM
Cheers Steve

was stationed this way in the late 90's with 38 Engineer Regiment at Waterbeach so know Cambridge quite well. Oddly enough hadn't thought about Maddingley Cemetary, might have to pay it a visit ;)

The course is descending on Cambridge tomorrow evening. After a full day of assessments I am thinking we might need it :) Looking forward to revisiting my old bar bumping grounds and sampling the local 'refreshments' :-bd


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 08 June 2013, 11:41:27 AM
I think I've forgotten how to paint...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 08 June 2013, 04:20:05 PM
You ever know Nik ??


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 09 June 2013, 11:52:17 AM
Here's a how-d'ye-do! I'd finished up the Soviet HQs and other Kursk bits and pieces, and I'd just settled down to paint those super-duper Timecast buildings, when in through the letterbox plops the next batch of Pendraken goodies. Now I'm like a dog between four trees - I don't know what to do next. Ah, well, there are worse dilemmas.... 


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 June 2013, 11:56:33 AM
If its like my dads old mutt, pee on all four!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 June 2013, 10:48:17 PM
Six 105mm artillery guns painted up in 15mm.
Battlefront figures, so two command teams, then the obligatory two staff teams (table and four blokes standing round), one for each set of three guns. With the staff teams, one will get a proper map of Nam on the table, the other will get a game of bridge and four soldiers standing round it, one pulling a pistol on the others!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 02 July 2013, 08:55:59 PM
After a very long break from the painting table (well kitchen table actually), I managed to drum up a bit of enthusiasm this evening and finished off a Morris AC that has been sitting there nearly done for over a year now! At least it's a start but with the promised glorious weather over the next week or so, I doubt anything else will get touched.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 July 2013, 11:19:09 PM
Over forty berms/trenched and gun pits done for 15mm Vietnam at the end of the month...
Plus 6x105mm guns and crews painted, may even get some photos done at some point.  :-\


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 03 July 2013, 11:21:47 AM
Finally got the Timecast buildings painted up, and the walls, and the hedges. #:-S Haven't quite got around to the "N" gauge railway line yet - Kursk artillery and recce take priority.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 July 2013, 11:02:26 PM
Nineteen tank pits sawn and scratch built, filling and painting over the next week. Four stand fifteen mm AA platoon painted over the last two nights....

Plus a full Firebase, eleven buildings, and much other kit done. Hopefully get a photo or two soon.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 20 July 2013, 01:10:20 AM
You ever know Nik ??

Cheeky monkey... 8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 20 July 2013, 08:49:03 AM
Know it's slow moving in the South West, but 6 weeks to reply.......


IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 20 July 2013, 08:53:51 AM
Know it's slow moving in the South West, but 6 weeks to reply.......


IanS

I blame Glastonbury. For a lot of things.

And cider  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 22 July 2013, 11:50:16 PM
I think I've forgotten how to paint...

Yay! Go me...I think I've remembered again  ;)

Pics to follow later this week  8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 July 2013, 10:50:36 PM
Painted an AA team, finished basing fifty trees, rebased five stands of Australian SAS for a mate, painted a whole Firebase (fifty plus pieces), scratch built twenty plus tank pits, rebased and added to an NVA army, Rebecca and added to a US army,a built eight choppers (mate painted those). All since May, all 15mm, all for a competition this weekend.

Might have a break and paint some 10mm Bavarians now!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 26 July 2013, 12:06:34 AM
Rebecca and added to a US army

Hmm...Rebecca eh? Tell us more ML  ;) :D ;D

I love predictive text...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 July 2013, 07:37:57 AM
Rebased Rebecca, she hated it! Bldy thing!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 26 July 2013, 11:06:58 PM
You should have let me 'rebase' her...she'd have loved it  ;) :d :D ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 28 July 2013, 03:11:18 PM
Yay! Go me...I think I've remembered again  ;)

Pics to follow later this week  8)

Gobbos done:
http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,7943.0.html

Now onto the opposition...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 28 July 2013, 04:36:52 PM
I think I've forgotten how to paint...

I know the feeling


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 29 July 2013, 03:21:16 PM
On holiday for a fortnight so time to start another project!  :-\

Away for the first week so have brought a mixed bag of 10 & 15mm "pleistocene megafauna" to prep. Hopefully I'll get the chance to slap some paint on next week and try to get some cavemen sorted 8->

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 July 2013, 03:42:14 PM
After doing Vietnam scenery for two months, its time to get the mojo back...
Bavarian 1870 here we come, just need dark grey for the trousers, mine ran out (order sent Leon, hint hint)!  ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mollinary on 29 July 2013, 04:14:44 PM
Hi Lemmey,

 May I be presumptuous and ask a question?   Exactly which 1870 Bavarians are they that need dark grey for their trousers?  Now brown I could understand!   ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 July 2013, 04:35:42 PM
 :P  :-Reinforcing patch inside the cavalry trouser legs, honest!  O:-)

Truth be to,s, I am completely out of dark grey, I I need it anywhere...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mollinary on 29 July 2013, 06:03:04 PM
:P  :-Reinforcing patch inside the cavalry trouser legs,

Now that is attention to detail!  ;). But I thought those patches were black? :-\ :-\

Mollinary


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 July 2013, 07:09:50 PM
Erm, dark grey from wear and tear?
Excuse me while I turn off that 'B*llsh*t Alarm' that appears to be going off!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 29 July 2013, 08:54:49 PM
After a long time away from the painting table (well kitchen table actually), I managed to make a start on my Saxon warband for Dux Bellorum. Nice to be painting again, but I'm amazed at the detail that Clib has managed to get on the chaps (I'm using Late Romans as my basis for the warband). More again tomorrow fingers crossed as I'm on holiday at present.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 July 2013, 11:16:42 PM
Division of Bavarians assembled onto bases.  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 29 July 2013, 11:26:29 PM
Wood Elves done...just final basing to finish in the morning - then varnish & pics  8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 July 2013, 06:51:28 AM
Mojo definitely back then Nik?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 30 July 2013, 04:19:30 PM
Mojo definitely back then Nik?

Seems like it, mad lemmey, seems like it  8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 30 July 2013, 08:29:40 PM
Well apart from Nik painting an army in a few hours, I mainly painted our bathroom ceiling :D. Walls and woodwork to follow over the next few days. Certainly gained plenty of Brownie points for this though.

At least I did manage to get a bit more done on my DB Saxons as planned.



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 31 July 2013, 11:08:51 AM
I seem to have an awful lot of Mongols and pony dollies on my desk at the moment.....Goodness knows what they're for ! :P ;)
Got Brownie points as well last night, by jet spraying a big wooden gate and some post and rail fencing to clear them of algae and lichen.
Got soaked....got a cold....fed up.... :'(
Least I won't have to do any more tonight.....It's PEEING down.
(Back to the Mongols.  ;) :))
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 August 2013, 12:41:58 AM
Bavarians coming on nicely, flesh highlights and boots, helmets and straps painted black.

Now I canna straight!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 04 August 2013, 06:58:57 AM
Only the landing, hall and stairs for me at present. After a big push today a bit of a break before gloss work beckons... :(. At least I might have the inclination to get back to my DB Saxons tomorrow, but we shall have to wait and see.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 04 August 2013, 10:45:35 AM
I seem to have an awful lot of Mongols and pony dollies on my desk at the moment.....Goodness knows what they're for ! :P ;)
Got Brownie points as well last night, by jet spraying a big wooden gate and some post and rail fencing to clear them of algae and lichen.
Got soaked....got a cold....fed up.... :'(
Least I won't have to do any more tonight.....It's PEEING down.
(Back to the Mongols.  ;) :))
Cheers - Phil

Well, if you will live in Wales.  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 04 August 2013, 11:19:08 AM
Well, if you will live in Wales.  :D

NO ONE LIVES IN WALES - they barely exist there.

Ian S  :D :d


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 August 2013, 01:11:31 AM
This post is entitled army nearly finished, army nearly started....
1870 Bavarians 1st Division, needs basing, dark grey coats and blanket rolls and basing
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/65d6bc09-bfc8-4a47-af7c-b3bbe6abcf20_zps40724a3b.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/65d6bc09-bfc8-4a47-af7c-b3bbe6abcf20_zps40724a3b.jpg.html)

1982 British for Falklands project. First platoon (1:1 men per section)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/image_zpsa6060e53.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/image_zpsa6060e53.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 August 2013, 10:26:13 PM
Falklands under coated, base coated, flesh, base ink and flesh ink done.

Big decision needed, green berets, maroon berets or guards beige?

Which to do?  :-\



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 08 August 2013, 11:12:34 PM
Falklands under coated, base coated, flesh, base ink and flesh ink done.

Big decision needed, green berets, maroon berets or guards beige?

Which to do?  :-\



Umm...buy more & do all of them?  ;) ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 August 2013, 11:29:31 PM
 :P


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 09 August 2013, 08:51:19 AM
I agree with Nik !
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 09 August 2013, 09:39:02 AM
Do you two have shares in Pendraken by any chance?  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 09 August 2013, 09:53:22 AM
Do you two have shares in Pendraken by any chance?  :D

No....Just a vested interest.  :P ;D ;D ;D ;D
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 09 August 2013, 12:17:17 PM
Same thing int it ?

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 09 August 2013, 11:36:51 PM
No....Just a vested interest.  :P ;D ;D ;D ;D
Cheers - Phil.

 :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 11 August 2013, 01:10:27 AM
Away for the first week so have brought a mixed bag of 10 & 15mm "pleistocene megafauna" to prep. Hopefully I'll get the chance to slap some paint on next week

All based, primed, textured and base-coated! Let the over and dry-brushing commence 8)

Tomorrow  :!! I-)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leon on 11 August 2013, 01:15:39 AM
All based, primed, textured and base-coated! Let the over and dry-brushing commence 8)

Tomorrow  :!! I-)

 8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 11 August 2013, 01:19:08 AM
All based, primed, textured and base-coated! Let the over and dry-brushing commence 8)

Tomorrow  :!! I-)

 8)

or shortly thereafter  :-[


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leon on 11 August 2013, 01:19:35 AM
 :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 August 2013, 12:10:03 AM
First platoon of (Censored)* for Falklands nearly done.

DPM is bloody hard to get looking right without obliterating everything when trying to put black swirls on it! :d
Just need to wait for pay day to buy some silfior tufts to make them look more 'Falklandy' on the bases.

*will reveal when finished.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 13 August 2013, 09:17:35 AM
Kursk now up and running (or exploding if I'm unlucky with the dice). Got to buckle down and get all the Soviet infantry completed. Twenty-one teams in a motor-rifle company. Sheesh!  @-)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 13 August 2013, 06:50:15 PM
or shortly thereafter  :-[

Managed to squeeze in half and hour today, so everything that's going to be gray(ish) - or green(ish) - got a swift slap of paint!  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 August 2013, 11:01:02 PM
Finally got my grey paint and did the coat rolls on my Bavarians, varnished my Falklands platoon and assembled a 15mm Oddball tank figure. Woofwoofwoof!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 14 August 2013, 11:36:03 PM
Another slap of grey added :)

Unfortunately photobucket and/or my computer are playing silly buggers so haven't managed to organise any photos for my sadly neglected painting diary   >:(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 15 August 2013, 08:20:27 AM
Sprayed up the SU-76s while the weather's fine. Can't help thinking they'd be better for some crew though. Ah, well, that's for another day.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 August 2013, 08:52:24 AM
My night consisted of sand, pva water mix and ink.
I did manage to grab a couple of quick WWII games at a mate's house yesterday afternoon
Followed by bad dreams about school work!  :'(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 16 August 2013, 10:52:30 PM
Another slap of grey added :)

Unfortunately photobucket and/or my computer are playing silly buggers so haven't managed to organise any photos for my sadly neglected painting diary   >:(

Some brown ones done today  :D

First photos in my painting diary: http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,3872.msg86721.html#msg86721 (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,3872.msg86721.html#msg86721)

Only naked lead so far I'm afraid!  :-[

Cheers,

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 August 2013, 10:55:16 PM
Ink on bases, more ink, and some ink!  (:|

It gets better after this!  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Matt J on 19 August 2013, 03:01:38 PM
finally finished a project of sorts this year. Epic 40k Tzeentch covens (old school) part of the massive chaos army I've been meaning to paint for about 20 years.

Now back to a bit of 10mm - Late war Germans, Saxons and Normans (that I've been avoiding for months).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 19 August 2013, 09:46:52 PM
28mm WW2 diversion in anticipation of Chain of Command: http://nikharwood.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/chain-of-command-wip-figs.html

I really do enjoy figure prepping, sat in the sun  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 20 August 2013, 08:17:25 AM
Pre-occupied with filling in the often overlooked elements of my Kursk forces - mortar platoons, HMG platoons, HQ vehicles etc. Discovered the hard way on Sunday that Panzer IIIs can't deal with KV1s! :'(  So, 8.8cm FlaK 36s high on the shopping list for next month.  :) 


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Ithoriel on 20 August 2013, 08:30:04 AM
No 75mm PaK40's?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 20 August 2013, 08:39:38 AM
Sadly on the other side of the battlefield dealing with a rampaging mob of T34s.  :( Even they're not certain to knock out the KVs.  :(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Ithoriel on 20 August 2013, 09:13:33 AM
Somewhere in the pile of as yet still "packed for moving" boxes (I've been here 5 years now there really is no excuse) there are a number of T34s, a couple of Katyushas and a pair of 88s that I must dig out in time.

In the meantime I've been unearthing other caches of 10mm WW2 and find that I now have seven Pak40s - 1 painted, 3 assembled and ready for undercoat and 3 awaiting assembly.

Given my regular WW2 opponent's penchant for armour heavy Soviet forces I understand the desire for the 88s but may have to rely on volume of fire rather than weight of shot for the immediate future :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 20 August 2013, 09:29:47 PM
Thinking about the 28mm terrain I need / want for Chain of Command: http://nikharwood.blogspot.co.uk/2013/08/nomandy-town-and-country-planning.html

And working on more 10mm fantasy armies (planning), planning my 10mm Napoleonic painting (and wondering whether it makes any sense whatsoever to start those before the house-move), and thinking about (dreading) packing up my toys for the move...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 20 August 2013, 09:40:10 PM
and thinking about (dreading) packing up my toys for the move...

With your collection Nik.....That must seem VERY daunting.....Best of luck with that !!
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 August 2013, 08:13:09 PM
Nothing for the last six days, relaxing in deepest midWales.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 22 August 2013, 08:39:47 PM
Quote
Given my regular WW2 opponent's penchant for armour heavy Soviet forces I understand the desire for the 88s but may have to rely on volume of fire rather than weight of shot for the immediate future

Just take lots of minefields :D.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 23 August 2013, 07:55:51 AM
Minefields are a two-edged sword. Dummy minefields, however, play alll sorts of mind-games with wargamers I find.  :d


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 August 2013, 08:09:38 AM
How to annoy a power gamer, "What have you got?"
Wait for usual list of tiggers, super tiggers, almighty tiggers and unbreakable/unkillable infantry, eventually, they may enquire about your force once they've spent twenty minutes explaining their special rules, inability to lose, unlimited range and massive antitank capacity (do yo u think they are compensating for something)...
Tell them they're deployed in 6'x4' of mixed ap/at mines, apart from anything in contact with that tree there!
Sit back and wait for the sulk...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 23 August 2013, 08:16:37 AM
How to annoy a power gamer, "What have you got?"
Wait for usual list of tiggers, super tiggers, almighty tiggers and unbreakable/unkillable infantry, eventually, they may enquire about your force once they've spent twenty minutes explaining their special rules, inability to lose, unlimited range and massive antitank capacity (do yo u think they are compensating for something)...
Tell them they're deployed in 6'x4' of mixed ap/at mines, apart from anything in contact with that tree there!
Sit back and wait for the sulk...

 ;D ;D ;D :d :d :d


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 27 August 2013, 05:07:00 PM
Just noticed it's this thread's birthday tomorrow  :D

Where did the time go  :o

Anyway, managed a couple of painting session over the weekend and think that almost every Tusk figure got a wash, over- or dry-brush! Pictures to follow ASAP ;)

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 28 August 2013, 05:18:02 PM
Happy Birthday "A Tale of Four Gamers"  :D

Time for a party  <:-P <:-P <:-P

In the last year I have (mostly) painted a tribe of gnomes; (almost) painted enough megafauna for small Pleistocene ecosystems; and painted, based and entered into the 2012 Competition a small selection of fungies. Obviously, countless other projects have been considered, some have added to the lead hillock, fewer still have actually been started  :'(

Doesn't read like much, but with the small amount of painting time I've managed to scrounge from real life I feel I've achieved and this thread has been a great help with that.

Cheers guys and here's to a productive second year  8->

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 August 2013, 11:41:28 PM
Happy one year!
Yay!  <:-P <:-P <:-P

I have really enjoyed this thread, seeing what everyone else is up to and what hints I can pick up.
I celebrated by assembling my missing 1870 Bavarian Jagers and two bases of French Guard Horse artillery.
As well as inking the sand on some 15 mm rebased Americans.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 August 2013, 12:00:20 AM
I'm in!
Plan for the next few months, in order:
Before Colours base up 50 palm trees fom my Flames tables (see you all there, Ill be the one in a Fez)  done and fifty more added
10mm Finish 25th (Hessian) Division of XI Corps Franco-Prussian War. done
15mm 1806 Prussians - convert 6 units of infantry from POW:N basing to FOG:N basing (ie add about 20 figures to each unit) oops!
10mm Guards Voltigeur Division 1870  done
10mm Guards Grenadier Division 1870  done
10mm Falklands (when helmetted and capped chaps arrive) & Goblins, side projects. ongoing
10mm The other half of IX Corps?  nope, maybe do them soon?
 Also painted a division of 8th Prussian Corps and 4th Cavalry Division, plus a Division of French 1st Corps. A dragon, some fantasy knights, archers and bills. Added more Goblins to my fantasy kit too. Rebased two 15mm Vietnam armies and added a lot to them. Also constructed three tables worth of Vietnam terrain. Also added light horse, auxilia and Saxon mercenaries to my Later Roman project.
15mm Waterloo Anglo-Allied to change from POW:N to FOG:N  yeah, right, abandoned that one!

So, next?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 30 August 2013, 09:29:59 PM
My updated progress:

- completed the SYW French commission
- completed my 28mm Crossover minis
- completed my 28mm Empire of the Dead minis
- completed my Warmaster Goblin & Wood Elf armies
- completed my FPW Prussians
- completed my SA Pacific War Bolivian & Chilean armies
- started a SYW Prussian commission
- played a lot more games - both solo & with the Minehead crew
- assembled, base textured, undercoated single figures for 10mm FIW skirmish
- completed my 10mm post-apocalyptic STALKER skirmish
- completed my 6mm FUBAR / FWC forces
- scratch-built & painted some 6mm sci-fi terrain
- completed 2mm Austrian & Prussian forces for Maurice
- completed a 3mm BAOR battlegroup for CWC
- assembled, based & undercoated 10mm French & 10mm Austro-Hungarians
- assembled, based & painted 3 more 10mm ACW Union units
- prepped some 10mm ACW buildings
- completed Russian & Covenant of Antarctica naval forces for Dystopian Wars
- assembled, based & undercoated 28mm WW2 platoons of US Airborne & Late War Germans for Chain of Command


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: petercooman on 30 August 2013, 11:55:08 PM
Probably did it fast too  :P :P :P


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 31 August 2013, 10:27:14 AM
I find that much of what I do these days consists of ancilliary activities in support of my wargaming figures. For example: painting, basing and flocking wall sections and hedges, adding steel paper to the bases of all my WW2 figures and magnetic sheets to their carrying boxes so that the little devils don't move in transit, basing and painting up railway track for all periods from 1850 onwards etc, etc.

Actual figures completed include two brigades of 1866 Austrians, a division of ditto Saxons, WW2 14th Army and Japanese forces, ditto Soviet and German Kursk forces and a whole stack of FOW US mech infantry gear.

But, of course, I don't go out to work any more....


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 August 2013, 10:21:13 PM
Load of bases flocked, pot dropped, carpet flocked too! Flocking hell!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 31 August 2013, 10:25:39 PM
Load of bases flocked, pot dropped, carpet flocked too! Flocking hell!

Of all the bad flock!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 31 August 2013, 10:32:06 PM
Flock me!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 August 2013, 10:34:15 PM
Well flocked off!   :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 September 2013, 10:02:43 PM
Missing Jaegers from Bavarian 1st Division started...
But more importantly...


The French Guards Horse artillery for 1870 started, limbers, outriders et al!  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 10 September 2013, 04:19:48 PM
Well just finished off Craig's hill at the weekend and am now busily scratch building a small river for the Colours table. Finished off a Stampede base of sheep this morning, again for Colours, and am onto the main Saxon warband this evening. Nice to be painting after the Summer break 8).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 11 September 2013, 09:56:39 AM
Finished off a Stampede base of sheep this morning,

Do sheep really stampede?  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 11 September 2013, 10:06:29 AM
Hmmm, I'll do some research Ray and get back to you ;).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Matt J on 11 September 2013, 12:54:25 PM
I think only herd animals can stampede, a group of sheep is a flock so technically they are classed as birds (isn't the english language mad).

although I have been stampeded by sheep before


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 October 2013, 01:40:15 PM
Started base colours on 2nd Bavarian Division.  :D
Waiting to do 3rd coat of white, on the airing cupboard! Previous occupants had an interesting shade of beige that is coming right through the first two coats!  ~X(
Had enough of 15mm for a while. Just finished a platoon of US Bastogne Airborne on winter bases. Realised I'm an infantry stand short, but I can swap in a zook instead!  8-}


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 19 October 2013, 10:03:13 AM
Looking at a big pile of WW2 Japs, needed for next year's convention game. Ah, well, nose to the grindstone, I suppose....


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 19 October 2013, 12:51:52 PM
Looking at a big pile of WW2 Japs, needed for next year's convention game. Ah, well, nose to the grindstone, I suppose....

The things we do for our beloved hobby... ;D

I have a rare Saturday off so have the dining room set up for some more CoC  :-[ and have the beers in the fridge for a post celebratory drinky-poos. Doesn't matter if I lose as its a solo game so win-win situation all round ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 19 October 2013, 02:33:42 PM
Had planned an AVBCVW game for this morning but am on Daddy Day Care for most of the day. Fingers crossed I might get something organised tomorrow, but with visitors I doubt it. At least I'm planning two IHMN companys in both 10mm and 28mm.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 19 October 2013, 03:55:25 PM
Had planned an AVBCVW game for this morning but am on Daddy Day Care for most of the day. Fingers crossed I might get something organised tomorrow, but with visitors I doubt it. At least I'm planning two IHMN companys in both 10mm and 28mm.

Nice one Steve.

I'd be really interested to hear how IHMN goes when you geta round to it ;) Mine are undercoated and ready to start painting but I have been so hooked on CoC I haven't done much else but 28mm WW2 for some time.

By the way, the game this afternoon is already done and dusted. A British Motor Platoon got an absolute hiding at the hands of some well drilled Panzergrenadiers. The hiding was so absolute that Lt C.R. Opper is in for a battlefield demotion.

Not only did he not manage to find the battlefield but he also managed to lose over half of his command without really getting much beyond his jump off points...

To top things off C.R. Opper couldn't achieve a breakthrough with a maximum of 13 support points. 10 for rolling eleven on 2d6 plus an additional 3 points for having a -2 command rating and the Panzergrenadiers handing a further point over due to their +1 command rating.

CoC is definately a thinking tacticians game. Rarely does rashness or piecemeal, disjointed tactics get rewarded. I guess you could say that about lots of rules, but I'm struggling to think where tactics rather than fortuitious dice rolling and sheer bloody good luck come to the fore as in CoC. 


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 19 October 2013, 06:17:11 PM
Will keep you updated Nosher and I was planning on getting a CoC force together in 10mm but have been distracted by IHMN. Plus ca change!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 24 October 2013, 08:54:05 PM
Will keep you updated Nosher and I was planning on getting a CoC force together in 10mm but have been distracted by IHMN. Plus ca change!

Speaking of distractions and fancying a change I finally managed to make a start on my IHMN collection over the weekend and am close to completing my first two gangs - Black Dragon Tong and Servants of Ra. :)

Now have four 12 hour shifts on the bounce :( so doubt these will be finished before the middle of next week (and probably later still for piccies  :( :( ) but should be good for a game in advance of the new year which is a bonus. 8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 24 October 2013, 09:22:55 PM
Just received my Perry Miniatures figures for my IHMN companies, namely a British Rifle Company and a Brick Lane Commune Company. Well they will be the basis but you get the idea.

Also just finished setting up my planned game from last weekend which all being well will get played tomorrow. Still not sure whether to go down the Operazione Mareleone or AVBCW route, so will decide tomorrow.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 October 2013, 09:47:24 PM
Three half tracks repainted and the misssing Sherman finished for this weekends 15mm Flames comp.
Oh, and Bavarians are coming on nicely too!  :P


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 25 October 2013, 08:31:12 AM
The last week or so has been a "bits and bobs" affair. A couple of eighty-eights for Kursk, some Timecast buildings for ditto, five squadrons of the Franconian Bibra Dragoons for my WSS Imperial cavalry (Editions Brokaw, what would I do without you?) and now, gird the loins for the preparation for next year's convention game.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 October 2013, 10:22:46 AM
What's next years game?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 26 October 2013, 10:20:15 AM
What's next years game?

Kohima 1944 - "The Stalingrad of the East"


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Nosher on 27 October 2013, 01:56:01 PM
In between shifts I managed to put the finishing touches to my first two factions for IHMN

http://nosherswargames.blogspot.co.uk/


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 27 October 2013, 02:32:47 PM
Just put together my first list for IHMN, braodly based upon the Brick Lane Commune. I need to do a bit more research to come up with some background fluff, but have a few ideas already. Later on I hope to finish painting my Junkers for Michael's KR-16 rules. Being 6mm they should be nice and quick and I have the colour schemes all sorted, so it's just getting time to get the paints out that is the issue.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 29 October 2013, 04:59:35 PM
Following my demo game of Dux Bellorum at Colours - thanks Steve and Craig :D - I picked up a copy of the rules and like them a lot.

So, I decided to port over my humanocentric HotT Sword and Sorcery project since the basing's pretty much interchangeable and have based up my first warband  8)

Orcs! Well Pendraken goblins to be precise!!  :o

What the heck, they can lurk in the hills and pretend to be Welsh or Picts or something  ;)

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 29 October 2013, 07:20:09 PM
A result on many levels Meirion :). Just remember to get some killer sheep for your daughter ;).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 October 2013, 12:50:39 AM
Three hours on the Bavarians, flesh, blanket rolls/great coats, water bottles and inked, bread bags done.
Dreaded collar, cuffs, and piping to do next!  :P


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 31 October 2013, 02:45:52 PM
A result on many levels Meirion :). Just remember to get some killer sheep for your daughter ;).

Umm, yeah, the sheep  :-[

Least mentioned about them the better IMO  X_X  ;)

Cheers! (I think  :P )

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 October 2013, 11:43:09 PM
Collars and cuffs done on five Bavarian infantry units, two set of artillery batteries, two units of Jagers, and a general. That's eight different sets of colours then...  :'(

Researching some of them, such as Rose Red. How many shades are Crayola responsible for naming!  :o

Trouser, jacket and shoulder roll piping tomorrow.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 31 October 2013, 11:49:33 PM
A little Halloween project (almost) finished, pictures in this thread: http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,8753.msg95978.html#msg95978 (http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,8753.msg95978.html#msg95978)

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 05 November 2013, 10:09:43 AM
A result on many levels Meirion :). Just remember to get some killer sheep for your daughter ;).

Didn't go for killer sheep because I haven't got any figures (yet!), so I've gone for two bases of angry oxen instead  ;)



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 05 November 2013, 10:26:52 AM
Didn't go for killer sheep because I haven't got any figures (yet!), so I've gone for two bases of angry oxen instead  ;)

Yeah...OK....I'll try and remember to send the sheep up to Leon soon....Along with the crocodile...and chicken...and rabbit...and goose.
They've been sitting here for long enough ! :P :-[
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 05 November 2013, 10:30:36 AM
Crocodiles! Mexican Triple Alliance! Ming! More Cossacks! Tlaxcalans! Centurions! (OK, OK, compromise. Belay the last; unnecessary.)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 05 November 2013, 01:05:21 PM
Yeah...OK....I'll try and remember to send the sheep up to Leon soon....Along with the crocodile...and chicken...and rabbit...and goose.
They've been sitting here for long enough ! :P :-[
Cheers - Phil.

Sorry Phil, wasn't having a dig - didn't realise there were sheep in production!  ;)

Killer sheep from Wales, the number of times I've caught players out with those  :-\

Pendragon, Celtic RuneQuest, D&D  :d

Definitely need a goose: who else is going to lead my peasant crusade  :D

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 05 November 2013, 03:05:32 PM
Sorry Phil, wasn't having a dig - didn't realise there were sheep in production!  ;)
Meirion

Don't worry Matey.....I didn't take it like that anyway. ;D ;D ;D
I've just got a number of odds and sods, that I simply keep forgetting to send up to Leon when I send him  'normal' stuff.
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 05 November 2013, 04:39:23 PM
Yeah...OK....I'll try and remember to send the sheep up to Leon soon....Along with the crocodile...and chicken...and rabbit...and goose.

Lunch order for the Dark Lord?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 05 November 2013, 04:45:32 PM
Lunch order for the Dark Lord?

Sounds more like the sacrificial animals to be used before the first casting run  of each day


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 05 November 2013, 06:39:53 PM
Lunch order for the Dark Lord?

Don't think those would really go with his caviar and marmalade sarnies. ;)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 05 November 2013, 08:24:13 PM
Finished my first unit for Angel Barracks KR-16 rules :). Now planning some terrain for my 2mm Black Powder armies, along with the usual host of other ideas :D.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 November 2013, 07:21:04 AM
Shoulder roll, trousers stripes and back of jackets all piped red on five units of 1870 Bavarian line last night, left me slightly boz eyed! Glad that bits over, real mojo killer! ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 11 November 2013, 09:27:07 PM
After a long break from painting 10mm infantry, I've got back into it with a vengeance broadly using Nik Harwood's speed painting technique. I gave this a go on the recent 6mm sci-fi stuff I did and I was so impressed with it. So tonight I have done the uniforms and helmets on a battalion of WWII British infantry for BKCII. Fingers crossed these will be complete by the end of the week.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 November 2013, 10:48:05 PM
Finished the bulk of Bavarian painting, need to dry day to spray varnish them now.
Basing next


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 12 November 2013, 08:21:19 AM
Nearly finished the second Japanese company for Kohima. Then it's on to paint up the Naga huts bought for the purpose. Then comes the really knotty problem of dug-in Anglo-Indian infantry.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 November 2013, 08:47:00 AM
Milliputt trenches and helmets? Odd rifle sticking out the front?  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 12 November 2013, 09:12:36 AM
Yes, it's going to have to be something along those lines - although I notice "three men in a trench" in a couple of the listings.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Ithoriel on 12 November 2013, 01:03:19 PM
Once I have my engineer platoon finished for my BKC Germans I plan to paint up a dug-in version of my panzer-grenadier battalion using the three-men-in-a-trench models. They're all based up and undercoated. They're in a foxhole rather than prepared defences but are good enough for gaming purposes.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 13 November 2013, 11:29:10 AM
Once I have my engineer platoon finished for my BKC Germans I plan to paint up a dug-in version of my panzer-grenadier battalion using the three-men-in-a-trench models. They're all based up and undercoated. They're in a foxhole rather than prepared defences but are good enough for gaming purposes.

You don't have a picture by any chance, Ithoriel?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 November 2013, 11:40:10 AM
Finally varnished my Bavarians after days of frost and/or rain!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 13 November 2013, 01:06:07 PM
Gaiters and webbing/packs done last night.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Ithoriel on 13 November 2013, 02:31:05 PM
You don't have a picture by any chance, Ithoriel?

Just for you :)

Still a work in progress, here are a couple of shots of the unpainted model and my first dug-in company.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 14 November 2013, 09:16:51 AM
Ah, cheers, mate. That's exactly what I'm looking for.  :-bd :-bd :-bd


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 November 2013, 10:21:04 AM
Sand and pva on bases last night.
:D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 November 2013, 10:28:39 PM
Bases inked.
Whilst waiting for those to dry, I've painted up two 15mm scale recon jeeps.
It's been a rare good day.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 19 November 2013, 08:32:11 PM
British WWII Battalion all finished and washed with diluted Devlan Mud. A coat of matt lacquer tomorrow and then flock etc the day after all being well. Quite a productive spell at present :).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 November 2013, 11:22:13 PM
1870 Bavarians: Bases painted, highlighted and pva/water coat tonight. Hopefully flock and labels tomorrow. Nearly there!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 20 November 2013, 09:31:24 PM
Well the battalion finished tonight as planned, so flocking etc to be done over the next few days. Now onto the support units in the form of some Churchills, 6 pdr ATGs and tows plus a few Recce units. After that the aim is to finish off my first Fallschirmjager battalion and support units.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 November 2013, 03:00:44 PM
Today,
Finished my Bavarian division,
Sorted first argentine platoon
Reflocked a pair of hills
Posted many photos
Now I've just sorted some fantasy humans, on a whim...
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/image_zps4959a2fe.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/image_zps4959a2fe.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 22 November 2013, 03:05:28 PM
Keep 'em coming Will ! :-bd
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 November 2013, 10:17:44 PM
Two hours of base coat and inks last night, then Three hours painting today.
First platoon of Falklands Argentines done! Techno, will you stop sculpting figures so well!  ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 27 November 2013, 07:47:33 AM
Painted up the bases of 4 6pdr support units for BKC last night, with the figures scheduled for tonight. Churchill tanks all basecoated ready for wash and then highlighting.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 27 November 2013, 08:37:35 AM
Two hours of base coat and inks last night, then Three hours painting today.
First platoon of Falklands Argentines done! Techno, will you stop sculpting figures so well!  ;D

Moan, moan, moan, moan, moan....More complaints..... ;) :P ;D
Have you popped some pics up somewhere else Will ?
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 November 2013, 09:57:14 AM
There was a realisation this morning,
Why were the argentines so quick, whereas the Bavarians took a dog's age?
Five hours compared to a month...
1) monotone palate.
2) no details/piping/cap badges
And most importantly...
3) there's only 45 in this batch, whereas the Bavarians had 187 figures, plus guns!

Which gives me more satisfaction?
Easy
Neither
All painting is satisfying!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 27 November 2013, 09:59:25 AM
Do I get the impression you're at a loose end, Will?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 November 2013, 10:04:52 AM
Loose, unravelling, tangled and spliced!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 27 November 2013, 10:07:30 AM
Ouch!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 November 2013, 10:08:12 AM
Frayed knot!  ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 December 2013, 11:53:35 PM
Finished and posted photos of my Argentine platoon for the Falklands.
Also finished a large batch of fantasy/medieval humans, just need varnish and flock.
Then I can finish AC18, Lizard boy on skateboard!!  ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 04 December 2013, 10:21:59 AM
Just started on the "dug-in" 14th Army bods for our convention game. Also got the prototype Hurribomber up and running. Inserting the copper rod into the wings for the 20mm cannons is a bitch.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 04 December 2013, 11:55:22 AM
I could tell you what I was making now.....
But if I did, I'd have to shoot you....

I must work out how many wee chaps I've made this year....
No wonder I never get time to actually paint anything !  :'( :'( :'( :'( ;)
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 05 December 2013, 09:28:16 PM
A bit later than originally planned, but my British Battalion is finished and flocked ready for its first outing on Saturday. Just need to paint some Churchills to take on Craig's damned Boche ;).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 December 2013, 12:41:39 AM
Lizard Boy on Skateboard done, just needs varnish and flock.
Base coated and inked later roman auxilia, catafractorii, and platoon of Falklands Brits between ten thirty and now...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 December 2013, 11:00:30 PM
Later Roman Auxilia are done, took me as long to do their shields as painting the rest of the unit!
As ever, they just need basing, which will get done when the rest of the batch is done! 8)
Catafractorii next.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 December 2013, 12:58:10 AM
Catafractorii done. Had to fudge their shield design a lot, ho hum!
Basing and stuff tomorrow!  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 December 2013, 11:32:17 PM
Platoon of Falklands British marines dones, based and photographed.
Platoon of Falklands Argentines done in 5 hours! Just need basing now!

HQ stands for both and some vehicles next before Xmas I hope!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 22 December 2013, 06:58:40 PM
Started some fire tokens and pits for Tusk.

Also continued tinkering with my goblin Dux Bellorum war bands and flocked the bases of some buildings I painted ages ago.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 December 2013, 08:09:31 PM
Me, a pack of milliputt and a platoon of 15mm pioneers, what can possibly go wrong?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 22 December 2013, 08:58:25 PM
Me, a pack of milliputt and a platoon of 15mm pioneers, what can possibly go wrong?

Hmm, the mind boggles  :o

;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 December 2013, 01:30:48 AM
Falklands command stands base coated and inked.
Dougie's camo nets and conversions for Scorpions and Scimitars made from milliputt.  O:-) Hope he doesn't mind...  :-$


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 28 December 2013, 12:59:11 PM
More work on the Tusk pits and started turning last year's new year bubbly cork - umm plastic - into a giant mushroom!  :-\


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 December 2013, 11:50:12 PM
Just finished painting British and Argentine Company HQs plus some British spotters and .50cals.

Also painted 3 Panhard AML90s, but spent most of the night trying to work out how many aerials they have.
One, two or in some cases three!  ~X(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 29 December 2013, 09:09:53 AM
Lemmy - most western vehicles have 2 antenna, command wagons have 3, soviet 1 or 2 if command. The Panhard has 2 on each side of the turret, in rear 1/3 rd


IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 December 2013, 10:14:12 AM
Thanks Ian, all advice as ever gratefully accepted.  :-bd
All the photos show most with one on the rear left turret, some have two. Even in the same platoon line up!

Very rarely you see three, must be higher command.

I've gone for two with one, and 'troop' leader with two.
Also found a contemporary photo late last night with an Argentine flag on an aerial, got to be done! :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 29 December 2013, 12:16:34 PM
Flags is easy - copy one (Wikipedia is a good source) - paste into a word doc, size it, copy that one, and edit mirror the copy, put as close together as possible.

voila.

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Sandinista on 29 December 2013, 01:27:45 PM
Flags is easy - copy one (Wikipedia is a good source) - paste into a word doc, size it, copy that one, and edit mirror the copy, put as close together as possible.

voila.

IanS

Do all that in Paint or similar and it is so much easier


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 December 2013, 01:48:22 PM
Or glue a bit of folded paper on an aerial, paint a blue stripe top and bottom and squiggle a yellow sun on one side!

:)

The actual pennon is tiny, so the one on the model is about head size for 10mm :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 29 December 2013, 03:58:31 PM
Yep, most home printers struggle to deal with anything that small.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 January 2014, 12:23:49 AM
Finished three vehicles for Falklands, two support weapons and extra command teams tonight. Hope to slop som photos up tomorrow.
 ;D

Then it's off to 15mm land for a month, need an army by the 8th FBI and so far I have assembled but three platoons...
Anyone got any zryinis?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 January 2014, 01:11:00 AM
Spent the night watching Adam Hills DVD and sculpting paving onto a flames of War bases.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 06 January 2014, 10:34:54 AM
Hi all last night I finished painting and varnishing 1st/3rd Natal Native Contingent

No. 6 company
No. 9 company

take care

andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 06 January 2014, 02:01:42 PM
Primed my Dux Bellorum Late Romans/Romano-British warband, plus 4 bases for Carrier Platoons in BKCII. Hopefully more painting tonight.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 January 2014, 03:47:23 PM
Base coated and inked four artillery pieces, two bofors aa and a platoon of 15mm Hungarians last night.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 07 January 2014, 09:06:43 AM
Got side-tracked into gluing together card houses (I've always been fascinated by urban warfare and that seemed the only way to do it cheaply). Now back to fabricating dug-in 14th Army infantry for the convention game.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 07 January 2014, 09:40:27 AM
Bases started tonight combined with a bit of tidy up of my painting box. Amazing how much stuff has accumulated there over the past year. All useful, so being archived away in my 'bits'n'bobs' folder.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 10 January 2014, 06:03:28 PM
Hi all painting some native porters for my Anglo Zulu War

take care

andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 15 January 2014, 10:17:27 PM
Got side tracked with other stuff so nothing been done

take care

andy



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 January 2014, 10:55:25 PM
Many many hours researching and sculpting Bdapest cobbles on 15mm Hungarians....
F*** I'm sad!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 16 January 2014, 09:28:27 AM
Many many hours researching and sculpting Bdapest cobbles on 15mm Hungarians....
F*** I'm sad!

What were they using them for - ammunition?  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 January 2014, 11:15:51 AM
That would improve their firepower!


Just caught myself adding sculpted team lines to bases too...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 January 2014, 12:28:18 AM
5 platoons of 15mm troops undercoated, base coated and ink washed today.
10mm Bavarian cavalry division assembled and undercoated. Dark elves likewise.
Busy day...  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: GordonY on 18 January 2014, 06:28:50 AM
Doing bugger all apart from atempting NOT to smoke, its fkn hard.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 18 January 2014, 08:22:14 AM
No painting done at all for the past few weeks as I have been sidetracked into my Baltic Crusades project. Now the order is in with Leon I can focus back onto some painting etc. which will be nice, some of which will get entered into the painting comp I'm sure.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 18 January 2014, 08:38:07 AM
Doing bugger all apart from atempting NOT to smoke, its fkn hard.

Stick with it Gordon !
It's not easy !!...But damn well worth it !
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: kev1964 on 18 January 2014, 09:26:53 AM
Well done Gordon, i'm also trying to give up, i can recommend the vap E ciggie , it's really helping me and it's actually just like a real smoke, i do fall a bit on a friday when i have a few beers but to go from 15-20 a day to 5ish on a friday night is ok by me, keep trying mate. My kit cost 15  and the vapor juice is 5 and last's a good 2 weeks .


kev


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 18 January 2014, 09:34:35 AM
I have been using the e cig thing for about 3 years now...working well though I have had the odd relapsed


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: GordonY on 18 January 2014, 09:54:18 AM
Yep doing the E-ciggie thing, I can heartily recommend the Capachino (however you spell it) flavour, I must be smoking 40 cups a day just now. Still feel like a fag though, I think I might have to up the nicotine content to 18mg and see if that helps.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 18 January 2014, 09:58:30 AM
I use the 24 mg one tobacco flavour. Even after 3 years  that first hit with the e cig is just about the same a real one  so if I get past that I am ok  for the rest of the day


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 18 January 2014, 10:48:41 AM
I gave up about twenty years ago by using the nicotine chewing gum.
E-ciggies weren't about in those days.

I really commend you all for your efforts....STICK WITH IT !!
It's truly fekking hard to start with....But you'll be SO pleased if you persevere.

Cheers - Phil.
 


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 18 January 2014, 10:57:50 AM
Each cigarette costs approximately 40p. Assume one smokes 10 per day then:

1 day of not smoking buys you a 30 pack of Pendraken Roman Infantry
3 days would buy you a Pendraken trireme

You could buy a Pendraken WWII Infantry pack with a morning's abstinence,
and buy a supporting tank in the afternoon.

Giving up for a year could buy you 10,950 Dark Age infantry - i.e. all of Harold's army at Hastings, plus half of William's in 1:1 Pendraken goodliness.
Either that of 621 Shermans, i.e. about 4 brigades's worth in 1:1

(I find that nowadays my standard unit of cost comparison is the Pendraken Sherman Firefly tank - BR33. I don't smoke, but it helps when faced with chocolate.)
  
 


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: GordonY on 18 January 2014, 12:09:57 PM
10 FSN????

try about 60 rollies, ok I'm getting the baccie tax free, but its still about 25 a week

against that, my new e-cig habit is running about 5 a week, and its better for me (ok not better but less harmful)

so its win win, more money to buy even more stuff that I cant find time to paint

my old desk might even collapse under the increased weight.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 18 January 2014, 12:21:14 PM
Mrs T and I used to get through 100 Silk Cut a day between us ....60/40.... (Yeah..... OK we were wimps)......what would that be nowadays....30 +.
Couldn't remotely afford that now.
I'll certainly keep encouraging you Gordon !
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: get2grips on 18 January 2014, 01:04:22 PM
I was a 30 a day man: just gave up one day when I ran out.  Had the odd relapse but been clean for about 15 years.

Feel considerably healthier; stay with it guys :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 18 January 2014, 01:29:39 PM
I gave up the first time when I realized how much it was costing me.....and I was drooling over camera equipment, which I couldn't afford....
It was a case of "I'm not wasting money on ciggies anymore."
After 9 months I relapsed.....But gave up again around '93...and haven't touched one since.
What I find is.... If I go past someone smoking in the street.....nine times out of ten, I think....."Ughhh !......that smells disgusting"....
The other time......."Hmmmm....That smells LOVELY !"......So it never truly leaves you !  ;D ;D ;D
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 18 January 2014, 03:50:24 PM
Be warned on e-cigarettes as they contain an awful lot of sh*t, possibly as bad or worse than cigarettes, hence the EU bringing in regulations to make them conform to certain standards. We have done tests at work on all the major devices and they are shockingly bad in terms of quality of manufacture, reliability and consistency of dose. By next year they should all be up to a safe standard fingers crossed.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: GordonY on 18 January 2014, 03:56:56 PM
and hence after the regulation will come the taxation, which is what all these studies are about, HM Gov does not want to lose that lovely 9Bn a year in revenue.

and 100 Silk cut will run you about 43 these days  Phil :o :o :o


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 18 January 2014, 06:05:01 PM
Quote
and hence after the regulation will come the taxation, which is what all these studies are about, HM Gov does not want to lose that lovely 9Bn a year in revenue.

I believe it is the EU that have put this legislation in place, not the UK. Said legislation is to govern the actual product as it will be classed as a "medical device", thereby imposing very tight constraints on it in terms of manufacture, child safety etc. As an example the current devices are incredibly easy to open (no CR features) and the nicotine contained therein is enough to prove fatal to a small child if ingested.

As to whether any government will be able to tax them is unclear as they will be "medical devices" as mentioned above.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 18 January 2014, 07:49:22 PM
From what I have read its the chinese fluids that are being imported that are starting to be stopped due to some bad chemicals in them, the stuff made in the EU is better quality


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: GordonY on 18 January 2014, 08:21:18 PM
Its the liquids that they'll start taxing, the pipes, well by the time they (the government) get round to it everyone who's remotely interested in "vaping" rather than smoking will have at least one lifetimes supply of said "medical" devices. I've been on them for a fortnight and have 3 and plan on buying another one on Monday, why? So many flavours, so little patience, plus its also a little bit like a hobby, so many gadgets, so many shiny things.

Which brings up a quick question for Fenton, why with so many lovely flavours available do you choose to vape a tobacco flavour? I know thats what I've been smoking for 46 years, buts thats down to tobacco being the only readily available and legal material to smoke. Just a thought. Hmmm just vaping a nice mix of Blueberry and Liqorice, very nice and tastes so much better than tobacco.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 27 January 2014, 11:41:57 AM
Doing bugger all apart from atempting NOT to smoke, its fkn hard.

Hi there all I can say is keep it up. I've been stopped for a year this coming March its not easy but well worthwhile both financially and health wise.

Anyway I've painted some anglo zulu war british officer's

10mm Wargaming Facebook (https://en-gb.facebook.com/pages/10mm-Wargaming/127960854036393)

take care

andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 27 January 2014, 12:13:46 PM
Its the liquids that they'll start taxing, the pipes, well by the time they (the government) get round to it everyone who's remotely interested in "vaping" rather than smoking will have at least one lifetimes supply of said "medical" devices. I've been on them for a fortnight and have 3 and plan on buying another one on Monday, why? So many flavours, so little patience, plus its also a little bit like a hobby, so many gadgets, so many shiny things.

Which brings up a quick question for Fenton, why with so many lovely flavours available do you choose to vape a tobacco flavour? I know thats what I've been smoking for 46 years, buts thats down to tobacco being the only readily available and legal material to smoke. Just a thought. Hmmm just vaping a nice mix of Blueberry and Liqorice, very nice and tastes so much better than tobacco.

Hi Gordon

I have tried lots of the different flavours and I find them all too sweet and sickly my favourite is a cigar flavoured one

I have tried to get the local one to try and get a Eucalyptus flavoured one as I think it would be great for colds

I think the other reason is that both and my wife use them and the tobacco one is the only flavour we can agree on that we both like


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: GordonY on 27 January 2014, 03:51:03 PM
Have you tried some of the fruit flavours? Blueberry cannot be described as sweet, its very tart. I just find most of the tobaccos I've tasted very well non events as far as flavour goes, but I'm asssured by an online friend that RY4 is the dogs bollocks, maybe you should give it a try.

http://www.vapeandecigstore.co.uk/TobaccoFlavours/pid19527/cid1171/HangsenRY4TobbacoBlend2810ml29.asp

3 quid and free postage, what more do you want?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 27 January 2014, 09:10:49 PM
Well after a couple of weeks away from the painting table (the muse wasn't upon me coupled with planning some Baltic Crusades and HYW forces) I made a return this evening to carry on with my Saxon cavalry for Dux Bellorum. I've got quite a few re-inforcements on the way (soonish) from Leon so trying to finish off a few bits'n'bobs before the lead mountain avalanche arrives :D.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 28 January 2014, 08:29:06 AM
Scratching around at the moment for pictures of the jail on Jail Hill at Kohima. The only one we've got so far only shows the front. Otherwise we're going to have to extemporise (they can't touch you for it!).  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 January 2014, 07:08:40 PM
Not much done over the weekend as I was armylist checking for a FOW competition in t weeks. 78 players, each with two lists.  :'(

Did get some brown and ink onto my Hungarians last night. Hoping to do breadbags on all 180 tonight.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 28 January 2014, 08:18:03 PM
Not too bad a day for me as I:

- Finished scratch building a Saxon/Medieval Swedish house, which I aim to prime tomorrow ready for final painting. This one with have a turf roof rather than the normal  thatch, which hopefully will work and look rather nice. Pics to follow.
- More painting on my Saxon cavalry which with a couple more nights of painting should be finished. Too much close up work today to do more than an hour of painting.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 28 January 2014, 10:13:39 PM
Painted and based some mounted infantry,  based some engineers for my anglo zulu war project

take care

andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 January 2014, 11:26:54 PM
Bread bags and bayonet sheaths. Not exciting, but also not brown, like the rest of the army!  8-}


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 29 January 2014, 10:26:49 AM
Filling in time by painting up 1866 Austrians. Got enough figures for three line battalions and one of feldjagers. They'll form the basis of Brigade Schultz, the third brigade of 8 Korps.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 February 2014, 07:19:28 PM
Nearly finished my Flames of War Hungarian project, but forgot I needed booby traps.
We all know FOW is a silly system, so for my four traps I plan to have and build:

1) a pit, covered in pages of Russian 'beauties'.
2) A can of paint on a wall.
3) A tripwire with a custard pie on a spring.
4)  A target with points painted on the ground and an anvil on a clear flight stand rod.

Yes, I just scratch built an anvil!
3


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: kev1964 on 05 February 2014, 07:29:13 PM
I really want to see those when their done Lemmey  ;D, i'm doing a few extra bits on a base for the comp, but nothing like that  ;D,


kev


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 February 2014, 07:32:34 PM
Think these won't be elegable for the painting comp, they're mostly to annoy Flamers! I will post pictures. :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 05 February 2014, 08:50:48 PM
Quote
We all know FOW is a silly system, so for my four traps I plan to have and build:

1) a pit, covered in pages of Russian 'beauties'.
2) A can of paint on a wall.
3) A tripwire with a custard pie on a spring.
4)  A target with points painted on the ground and an anvil on a clear flight stand rod.

Yes, I just scratch built an anvil!

Love it Will :D 8). Maybe the pot of paint by 'ACME' as per Will E Coyote and Roadrunner?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 05 February 2014, 08:52:40 PM
Tonight I made some good progress on 3 squads for use with the KR16 rules by Michael of Angel Barracks fame. Also basing up some 1970s pig-faced Orcs from Minifigs for use with IHMN and Mordheim. In the background some ideas floating around for the painting competition... :-\


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 09 February 2014, 09:58:53 AM
Some assembly last night
http://nikharwood.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/beastmen-beginnings-for-warmaster.html (http://nikharwood.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/beastmen-beginnings-for-warmaster.html)

I love Warmaster. Not sure if I've ever mentioned that...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 10 February 2014, 09:20:04 AM
Got to build Kohima jail in the next fortnight. Be a lot easier if I knew what it looked like.....


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 10 February 2014, 09:40:47 AM
Nearly finished some armoured support for my Brits for a campaign game on Saturday.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 February 2014, 05:12:45 PM
15mm Hungarian company painted for a competitor last weekend. Was painting until 1pm Friday, came 10 out of 86! :D plus won best objective third year running.

Will try to get photos this weekend. Honest... ???


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: kev1964 on 10 February 2014, 09:09:56 PM
Almost finished 1100ish celts, should get onto a comp mounted entry at the weekend with a bit of luck,


kev


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 10 February 2014, 10:41:22 PM
Additional Pendraken wolves (and some circular bases for 6mm sci-fi skirmishingI know, heretic etc etc) all arrived today after hard day at office.

"Yippee!", says I.

Reaches for superglue. Superglue all gone.

"Buggrit", says I.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: GordonY on 11 February 2014, 08:10:27 AM
I find that white glue (PVA) holds them perfectly on bases.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 11 February 2014, 08:24:02 AM
Yeah, that's what I use.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: get2grips on 11 February 2014, 08:27:28 AM
Superglue for me: means I can "get on with it" quicker. ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 11 February 2014, 09:31:10 PM
Superglue for me: means I can "get on with it" quicker. ;)

I'm with him. And he's 'grips'  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 12 February 2014, 09:50:24 AM
I'm with him. And he's 'grips'  ;)

Does that mean he heaves things around on a movie set?  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 February 2014, 05:24:25 PM
One competition nearly done, two base coated and inked and one assembled.
Progress is being made! S:-#


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 February 2014, 12:56:26 AM
One entry done, two more just need base flock, one more nearly finished behind that, then it's stupid idea project, that May or may not come together in time!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 15 February 2014, 10:28:54 AM
Making some progress on my competition entries: I've decided what colour to paint my raptors  8)

still unsure about the riders though  :-[

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 February 2014, 10:44:25 AM
I had EXACTLY the same problem! Found a really cool natural colour scheme for the raptors, but the riders are drow, and all black wasn't working. They will get flocked and photographed when I get back from my Mum's in Shropshire this weekend!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: get2grips on 15 February 2014, 12:39:34 PM
Additional Pendraken wolves

Hi Nik,

Do you have a photo of the wolves: I need a choas hound substitute :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 15 February 2014, 12:54:56 PM
Hi Nik,

Do you have a photo of the wolves: I need a choas hound substitute :)

Here you go - just done these - not convinced that the PVA is going to hold them though (haven't been anywhere near a superglue shop this week!)

Codes are  FG6 & FG10 (giant ones) - fast iPad pic so not great quality...base size here is 50x25

(http://i47.photobucket.com/albums/f175/nikharwood/d7e5f805647497756b59b41603cc58dd_zps4004f9d1.jpg)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: get2grips on 15 February 2014, 12:56:03 PM
Cheers mate ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: GordonY on 15 February 2014, 05:46:19 PM
"not convinced that the PVA is going to hold them though"

if in doubt use more fecken glue the figures base should sit in it rather than on it.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 15 February 2014, 11:44:48 PM
"not convinced that the PVA is going to hold them though"

if in doubt use more fecken glue the figures base should sit in it rather than on it.

And that, right there, is why I use superglue  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: GordonY on 15 February 2014, 11:50:42 PM
But I get my PVA 2 gallons at a time free.  ;) ;) ;)

Superglue I have to pay for.  :( :( :(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 February 2014, 06:58:21 PM
By the gallon, cool!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 17 February 2014, 09:25:37 PM
I was right - the PVA'd ones came off with absolutely no provocation whatsoeverso a trip to Poundland today, a load of cheap superglue later and they're stuck fast on their bases. Right where they belong  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: get2grips on 17 February 2014, 09:42:02 PM
I was right - the PVA'd ones came off with absolutely no provocation whatsoeverso a trip to Poundland today, a load of cheap superglue later and they're stuck fast on their bases. Right where they belong  :)

Agreed ;)

PVA peels to easily: I can't even get the Superglued ones off even when I want to.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 18 February 2014, 08:45:00 AM
I have PVA'ed 15mm figures that were done thirty years ago - and still rock solid.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 18 February 2014, 09:36:37 AM
Looking after a friends dog for the week which is a bit high maintenance so not much stuff done over the past few days :(. Hopefully a bit of basing and painting tonight though :).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 February 2014, 09:43:26 AM
Much flocking about last night. Then realised I'd missed aerials and pennants, those will get done tonight, plus base coats on another competition entry. This next one is mad and needs research!
 *realises I might have bitten off more than I can chew on this one*


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 18 February 2014, 09:42:20 PM
Cheap therapy tonight

http://nikharwood.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/glueing-and-sticking-and-sand.html (http://nikharwood.blogspot.co.uk/2014/02/glueing-and-sticking-and-sand.html)

 :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: get2grips on 18 February 2014, 09:51:49 PM
Which beastmen you using Nik?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 18 February 2014, 10:17:42 PM
Which beastmen you using Nik?

Here you go:

Army List:
Beastlord 125; Wargor 80; Bray Shaman 80
5 Beastherd - using Beestmen & Minotaurs & Haedusmen: need 7-9 figures / base = 21-27 figures / unit = 105-135
4 Herdkin (bows, spears) - using Beestmen: need 5-7 / base = 15-21 figures / unit = 60-84
2 Bestigors -using Haedusmen: need 4-5 figures / base = 12-15 figures / unit = 24-30
1 Minotaurs - using Minotaurs: need 2-3 / base = 6-9 figures
3 Hounds - using Wolves: need 4 / base = 12 figures / unit = 36
1135 points

Pendraken order:
Minotaurs

1 x Minotaur army pack (25)
1 x FM2 Axe (5)
1 x FM7 Sword & shield (5)
1 x FM9 Chieftain & Shaman (5)
Hounds
4 x FG6 Wolves (5)
4 x FG10 Giant Wolves (4)
(note: I got this wrong in how I wanted my units configured, so ended up getting 2 more packs of FG6 - got a load of FG10 spare now!)
Haedusmen
2 x FHA1 Polearm (10)
2 x FHA2 Club (10)
2 x FHA3 Axe (10)
2 x FHA4 Sword (10)
Beestmen
8 x FBE1 Sword (80)
8 x FBE2 Spear (80
4 x FBE3 Bow (40)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: get2grips on 18 February 2014, 10:26:20 PM
Ta  ;) which rules?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 18 February 2014, 10:45:12 PM
Ta  ;) which rules?

Warmaster - using the lists here (which is what I use for my Wood Elves & Gobbos too  8))

http://www.darkagepress.com/files/Warmaster_Trial_Armies_2009.pdf (http://www.darkagepress.com/files/Warmaster_Trial_Armies_2009.pdf)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: get2grips on 18 February 2014, 10:55:10 PM
Warmaster - using the lists here (which is what I use for my Wood Elves & Gobbos too  8))

http://www.darkagepress.com/files/Warmaster_Trial_Armies_2009.pdf (http://www.darkagepress.com/files/Warmaster_Trial_Armies_2009.pdf)

Woo hoo ;)

Cheers mate...will peruse these later :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 18 February 2014, 11:30:30 PM
You're welcome - some great lists in there...

If you go back to the source page there, all the good WM stuff is linked  8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: get2grips on 19 February 2014, 03:16:02 PM
 8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 19 February 2014, 10:29:41 PM
Continuing on with my Anglo zulu war project.

take care

andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: get2grips on 20 February 2014, 10:57:02 PM
Warmaster - using the lists here (which is what I use for my Wood Elves & Gobbos too  8))

http://www.darkagepress.com/files/Warmaster_Trial_Armies_2009.pdf (http://www.darkagepress.com/files/Warmaster_Trial_Armies_2009.pdf)

Some really nice ideas here 8)

Don't you find though Nik (and I've been guilty of this myself), in an attempt to make new lists "different"; they end up being "bloated" by additional rules? :-\


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Ithoriel on 20 February 2014, 11:10:36 PM
I wrote the Albion list and yes, avoiding a raft of whizzy new rules is one of the most important parts of drafting a Warmaster army list, right after not introducing too many troop types.

I started with the idea that the Albion army should be predominantly 5+ saves representing a mix of actual armour and magical tattoos.

I wanted an army somewhere between a Chaos army and an Undead one.

I wanted Giants, Druids and Fen Beasts to tie in with the established background, though Fimir were quietly vetoed :(

Which reminds me - any word on the Balori/ Fimm / Trevors??

I think I came up with a decent army list, though others may not agree. Less is definitely more in Warmaster army lists!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: get2grips on 20 February 2014, 11:17:42 PM

I think I came up with a decent army list, though others may not agree. Less is definitely more in Warmaster army lists!

Couldn't agree more ;)

Nice list and only 5 special rules; of those, they are all (apart from Boggy) from the main rule set.

My kind of list Mike :-bd


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 20 February 2014, 11:19:52 PM
I always fancied a Dogs of War army for Warmaster


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 20 February 2014, 11:36:41 PM
Less is definitely more in Warmaster army lists!

Couldn't agree more ;)

Nice list and only 5 special rules; of those, they are all (apart from Boggy) from the main rule set.

Absolutely agree  :) In a streamlined and elegant ruleset, you don't want anything superfluous, methinks.

I always fancied a Dogs of War army for Warmaster

Too rightit's been on my to-do list for ever...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: get2grips on 21 February 2014, 08:20:42 AM
I always fancied a Dogs of War army for Warmaster

I'm all over it: going to use some of the 9 billion minis I bought in the sale.

Just LOVE the idea of pikemen in Warmaster: might level up the playing field against cavalry Steve ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Ithoriel on 21 February 2014, 11:32:52 AM
I'm all over it: going to use some of the 9 billion minis I bought in the sale.

Just LOVE the idea of pikemen in Warmaster: might level up the playing field against cavalry Steve ;)

Except that Warmaster is fantasy, it's source texts are Tolkein, Martin, Feist and the like not Arrian, Comnena or Xenophon. I've yet to find a fantasy author who really understands the difference between a spear and a pike* so (IMHO of course) WM Pikemen should be 3/3/6+ infantry just like halberdiers :)


*Half of them seem hard pushed to distinguish between a spear and a clothes pole  =)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: GordonY on 21 February 2014, 03:38:20 PM
Yep and all cavalry behaves just like the mob Gandalf led at the finish of the Helm's Deep bitty. Susans and Susans of pike armed Orcs and a few hundred cavalry sweep them off the field. Of course that happened historically young man, havent you read your Tolkien???


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Ithoriel on 21 February 2014, 04:42:48 PM
Yep and all cavalry behaves just like the mob Gandalf led at the finish of the Helm's Deep bitty. Susans and Susans of pike armed Orcs and a few hundred cavalry sweep them off the field. Of course that happened historically young man, havent you read your Tolkien???

To be fair, a few hundred cavalry lead by Tolkein's equivalent of an Archangel!

I like the dominance of cavalry in WM, fits the background. WMA is a better historical recreation but never seemed quite as exciting to me.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: get2grips on 21 February 2014, 05:32:42 PM
At the risk of getting butchered; I don't think WM cavalry is as strong as everyone suggests...

IF

you don't insist on playing "tournament" style games.  Use a little more terrain and infantry become more important.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 21 February 2014, 07:28:01 PM
At the risk of getting butchered; I don't think WM cavalry is as strong as everyone suggests...

IF

you don't insist on playing "tournament" style games.  Use a little more terrain and infantry become more important.

Couldn't agree more  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Ithoriel on 22 February 2014, 12:57:12 AM
Yep, terrain matters in WM. Amazing how a good set of hedges or irrigation channels screws up a chariot army, for example. Plus the right terrain makes any game look good.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 February 2014, 01:08:57 AM
My open single base is nearly done, well... Needs basing colours and background doing, but the main painting is now done! :D ???


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 23 February 2014, 06:56:22 PM
Bits & pieces done this weekend, in between RL stuff: my 28mm WW2 US Airborne & German finally had their bases finished & have been matt varnished as supplies turned up on Friday; I've also undercoated my 6mm Junkers & sealed the bases on my WM Beastmen - but then my black spray ran out, so need to get some more of that. Feeling quite productive really  :)

I'll try to grab some pics for the blog later once the tribe are in bed...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 23 February 2014, 09:39:58 PM
Its been a pretty productive weekend to be honest the base for rorkes drift has been finished by sara ive got more foot painted

take care

andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 23 February 2014, 10:37:19 PM
Fast pics of WW2 stuff: http://www.pendrakenforum.co.uk/index.php/topic,9543.0.html with links to more pics on my blog


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 February 2014, 11:53:45 PM
Base coated pre20th century foot Samurai, as it looks like the vote is a landslide!
Also spent an hour trying to sort banners for another entry...  :'(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 24 February 2014, 02:18:39 AM
Base coated pre20th century foot Samurai, as it looks like the vote is a landslide!
Also spent an hour trying to sort banners for another entry...  :'(

Plenty of time left, you've got days before entries close  ;)

Samurai will be really quick to paint  ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 February 2014, 06:52:56 AM
I'm only doing one base of them at the moment.
The idea of doing the whole army in one go would be enough to send me sane!  8-} :O)

Seems strange, only seven fit on the base...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 February 2014, 10:44:20 PM
Nearly done, just waiting for PVA to dry and then I can flock it...

Flock it all!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 26 February 2014, 12:27:51 AM
Nearly done, just waiting for PVA to dry and then I can flock it...

Flock it all!

(Misquoting Metallica)...and flocking no regrets  :d m/

I've painted a load of 6mm sci-fi Junkers tonight...hopefully varnish tomorrow & then pics...then it'll be onto my 10mm Beastmen I think - although there's a house move to sort probably beforehand...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 26 February 2014, 09:28:35 AM
Did a bit of basing last night on my Junkers for KR-16 as well as some '70's Pig-faced Orcs for use with IHMN and/or Mordheim.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 26 February 2014, 09:52:58 AM
First outing for Kohima 1944 at Cavalier 2014 at Tonbridge. We're running the game as a mini-campaign through the convention season and part one was entitled "the Fight for Jail Hill". All went well and the game seemed to provoke a lot of interest and as a bonus I got to meet a couple of local forum members. Next stop is Skirmish at Sydenham in the third week in March. Part two is called "The DC's Bungalow" - now where have you heard that before!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 26 February 2014, 07:12:11 PM
First outing for Kohima 1944 at Cavalier 2014 at Tonbridge. We're running the game as a mini-campaign through the convention season and part one was entitled "the Fight for Jail Hill". All went well and the game seemed to provoke a lot of interest and as a bonus I got to meet a couple of local forum members. Next stop is Skirmish at Sydenham in the third week in March. Part two is called "The DC's Bungalow" - now where have you heard that before!

Sounds very interesting, any pictures?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 26 February 2014, 08:19:48 PM
Sure are:

(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/Hertsblue/DSCN1088.jpg)

Overview of the table.

(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/Hertsblue/DSCN1089.jpg)

Japanese infantry pass through the Naga village.

(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/Hertsblue/DSCN1091.jpg)

The remnants of two Japanese companies struggle up the steep slopes of Jail Hill

(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/Hertsblue/DSCN1090.jpg)

The 7th Company as it started out.

(http://i1220.photobucket.com/albums/dd448/Hertsblue/DSCN1087.jpg)

The 6th Company cross the Imphal road

Bear in mind that this is actually a night action and visibility varied between four and twenty-four inches. The 24th Indian Mountain Battery, based at Jotsoma two miles away off-table, really hammered the Japanese. They couldn't prevent them from clearing the hill however.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 February 2014, 08:58:17 PM
Amazing!  8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 26 February 2014, 09:46:59 PM
Some nice scenery there

take care

andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 26 February 2014, 10:02:30 PM
Looks great, Ray. 8)
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Ithoriel on 26 February 2014, 11:09:36 PM
Seriously impressive!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 26 February 2014, 11:35:53 PM
Very very impressive, glad I asked for the pictures

Have been thinking about Philippines (both 42 & 44) but not sure what I would use for the Americans and Filipinos. American army not Marines...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 27 February 2014, 10:11:41 PM
Nicely done, Ray  8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 March 2014, 07:31:13 AM
Last night was DPM painting. Ohhh that was hard work after a week back at work, so easily distrac.... SQUIRREL!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 March 2014, 10:14:58 PM
Finished three Falklands British mortar stands tonight.
Photos soon. :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 04 March 2014, 12:21:51 AM
Work put complete caibosh on all gaming related stuff :'(. However I did indulge in a spot of Pendraken retail therapy to make me feel better... :D.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 05 March 2014, 02:25:25 PM
Not done anything for the last few days. Me and the missus  Just got back from Amsterdam we had a great time.

take care

andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 05 March 2014, 04:58:46 PM
I've just done one weeks work in two days, so now off for a few days well earned TOIL. The trouble is I'm completely knackered so I doubt very much I will even want to go near the painting table for a while :(.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 March 2014, 05:13:49 PM
Bavarian artillery and cavalry assests on table, plus dark elves.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 05 March 2014, 05:42:15 PM
Second unit of phalanx troops done for the Seleucids, and a unit of peltasts too, with pretty cloaks. Third phalangites to be started tomorrow, then on with the cataphracts, horse archers, armoured ellies, scythed chariots, camelry, Indians. DV the army will be ready by songkran, and when I've dried out I can start the Carthaginians.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 09 March 2014, 07:59:19 AM
Prepped some dark elf reinforcements  8)

think I twisted my brain into a Mbius strip trying to figure out my army/base composition  ~X(

still not sure I know what I want 8-}

 ;)

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 09 March 2014, 08:53:56 AM
The agema's done too now.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 March 2014, 08:59:27 AM
Just finished some Dark Elves, varnish and sand on bases today I hope.

Bavarian cavalry and artillery flesh and ink done.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 09 March 2014, 09:22:00 AM
How much ink does it take to make an elf dark, Will?  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 March 2014, 09:43:47 AM
One coat, black. What else would I need?  :P

Makes a change from my normal patchwork of sepia/black/flesh, digging the mono tonal palate I've ended up with, but also enjoying tiny bronze edging on their armour to lift the whole thing.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 12 March 2014, 09:15:09 PM
Well with the inaugural IHMN games on Friday, I'm desperately trying to get my 1970's orcs painted in time. Making good progress but whether I will get them all finished remains to be seen. Pics to follow at some point.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 March 2014, 10:11:05 AM
Had a (comparative) block this week, mostly involving Bavarian Curassiers and Artillery. Thankfully last night I made significant progress. Concentrated on the heavy horse, but still made progress on the gun crews because of it (better use that paint up on them then).
Very glad this lot are nearly done, might be time for something silly to lift the mood...

Where did I put those flying serpents?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 15 March 2014, 10:36:40 AM
Desperately trying to get everything finished for the Sydenham convention on Sunday. The next game in the series involves building the famous Kohima tennis court and also a canvass water tank up on the brow of the hill. Sawed a section off the inner cardboard tube of a kitchen roll, stuck it down to a Kalistra base and then "waterproofed" it with Greenstuff. At least, that's what I thought. Poured the molten "water" into the tank and, hey presto, the stuff leaked all over the table. B*$$#r! Then it occurred to me that after the battle the thing would have been riddled with holes anyway. So I left it as it was. Job done! 


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 15 March 2014, 08:17:09 PM
Desperately trying to get everything finished for the Sydenham convention on Sunday. The next game in the series involves building the famous Kohima tennis court and also a canvass water tank up on the brow of the hill. Sawed a section off the inner cardboard tube of a kitchen roll, stuck it down to a Kalistra base and then "waterproofed" it with Greenstuff. At least, that's what I thought. Poured the molten "water" into the tank and, hey presto, the stuff leaked all over the table. B*$$#r! Then it occurred to me that after the battle the thing would have been riddled with holes anyway. So I left it as it was. Job done! 

 :-/ ;D =O =D>

Brilliant!

What were you using as "water"?

Cheers!

Meirion



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 16 March 2014, 05:57:24 PM
:-/ ;D =O =D>

Brilliant!

What were you using as "water"?

Cheers!

Meirion



Deluxe Materials Scenic Water, Meirion. Melt it down by standing the pot in hot water and then it will pour and, eventually, solidify again. Be warned though, it takes about twenty-four hours to stop being tacky. Expensive but effective.



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 17 March 2014, 05:48:43 AM
Scythed chariots coming along prettily; should be useful for their effect intimidating gamers who haven't met them before or read enough history to know that they're about as useful as a spring-loaded machine gun. More to the point, should be useful for making the Seleucid army one of the most bizarre mish-mashes of military mongrels known to ancient history.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 17 March 2014, 05:50:42 AM
By the way, the Pendraken Persian chariots need a photograph on the website. I'd probably have bought ours if they'd been illustrated.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 March 2014, 10:18:04 PM
Finally finally finally got these last Bavarians done. Now to varnish and base them. :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 19 March 2014, 08:26:41 AM
.........and take some photos ! ;)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 March 2014, 12:45:52 AM
Bavarian bases inked.
Watching Sport Relief with one eye whilst putting together a platoon of Argentinians, with a section of blowpipe antiaircraft missiles and all the missing bipod mounted LMGs from the other platoons.
A unit of Later Roman Auxiliaries, and for my Fantasy Medieval Human types:
Four units of spears
Two units of javelins.
A unit of axe men.
Two units of peasants.
Two units of dismounted knights.
Two generals.
And a base of flying serpents! :P


Now give some cash to Sport Relief...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 22 March 2014, 09:27:21 AM
You're getting a s bad (good?) as Nik, Will.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 March 2014, 09:30:13 AM
Putting together is easy, painting takes time, especially with Bavarian induced mojo depreciation!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 22 March 2014, 09:43:10 AM
Sakae horse archers, with Indian foot archers to follow.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 March 2014, 10:13:47 PM
Platoon of Falklands Argentines and Late Imperial Romans base coated and inked.
Felt good.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 26 March 2014, 05:45:57 AM
Large numbers of nomadic LC always look very gay. Indian longbows now under the brush, and Argyraspids patiently queueing up.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 28 March 2014, 03:58:28 AM
And the argyraspids are patiently submitting to having pictures of Alexander glued onto their silver-edged shields, and hoping I shall resist the temptation to paint their tunics pink. Come on, Leon, where are those other recent orders? The Arabs, the thureophoroi, and the Tarentines are all eagerly awaited.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 March 2014, 06:48:03 AM
Another argentine platoon dry brushed and faces done last night. So easy! Love them.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 28 March 2014, 07:48:29 AM
Finished the Timecast Church that I've had for a few good years! I've just been putting it off for ages :-[. A week or so ago completed another two Timecast buildings purchased at the same time. One needs some flock etc putting on it's base and then all ready for an outing with my AVBCW forces :).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 28 March 2014, 07:56:35 AM
Just started the crews for a couple of 'guns' Mart left with me a couple of weeks ago.....Or more ! :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[
I'm out of my comfort zone doing the seated figures......Having to be SO careful I don't 'hurt' the guns ! :-SS :-SS :-SS
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 28 March 2014, 08:25:59 AM
Just finished painting up three Pendraken Russian resin buildings that will feature at any time from Poltava to Kursk. Very easy to paint and look good when finished. I'll post pics as soon as I have some troops to go with them.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 31 March 2014, 12:28:29 AM
Hypaspists done. Massagetae cataphracts and Greek peltasts on the table now. By Zeus, Dolon, these Hellenistic armies are big, aren't they? Yes, certainly, Socrates.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: burnaby64 on 31 March 2014, 07:24:32 AM
Danish Foot Guards for 1848 just completed. The sculpts are a delight and make painting a pleasure.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 31 March 2014, 08:47:09 AM
Danish Foot Guards for 1848 just completed. The sculpts are a delight and make painting a pleasure.

In Copenhagen last autumn, outside the royal residences, I watched a Danish guardsman yell at two youths who were mucking about. You don't give any lip to a man in a tall hat carrying an assault-rifle with fixed bayonet. They should let ours do the same.  :d :d :d


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 31 March 2014, 10:13:53 AM
B*ggered painting arm up on Saturday, so all painting related stuff on hold for a few days :'(.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: burnaby64 on 31 March 2014, 04:18:39 PM
In Copenhagen last autumn, outside the royal residences, I watched a Danish guardsman yell at two youths who were mucking about. You don't give any lip to a man in a tall hat carrying an assault-rifle with fixed bayonet. They should let ours do the same.  :d :d :d

Agreed.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 April 2014, 11:53:46 PM
Argentines and auxilia sanded and pva treated, barbarians base coated and inked.

Mojo is back...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 April 2014, 09:30:44 AM
Nowt much done Thursday/Friday/Saturday due to tiredness and the little one having a cold, which means she cannot sleep.
Last night I finished four bases of Barbarians and assembled an undead force. Things are coming together nicely!
Planning to finish some basing tonight, then some Medieval human types that are waiting...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 07 April 2014, 09:19:10 PM
After all kinds of things getting in the way over the past few weeks, I managed to get some 6mm infantry painted for KR-16 :). My aim is to clear stuff that has sat on my paiting 'table' for far too long, before progressing onto other things.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 08 April 2014, 08:05:34 AM
Given Mart his guns back for final tweaking....(and variations).....Now onto the Imperial Roman chappies at the same time as continuing with the 'Flodden project'.
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 April 2014, 08:30:31 AM
Woodies and Highies assembled for two elf amies, previous batch dry brushed, just need pva washes and flicks. Fantasy medieval heraldry base coat on and inked. Busy days. ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Matt J on 08 April 2014, 10:48:45 AM
Quote
Now onto the Imperial Roman chappies

Looking forward to these. Are you allowed to share your brief with us?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 08 April 2014, 12:01:15 PM
I'll ask Leon, Matt.

I'll probably pop some Wip pictures up in the next few days anyway.
And before anyone says (You know who you are !)........Techno briefs have had their own thread before ! ;) ;D :P
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 08 April 2014, 12:37:03 PM
And before anyone says (You know who you are !)........Techno briefs have had their own thread before ! ;) ;D :P
Cheers - Phil

No doubt itchy woollen ones.

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 08 April 2014, 04:11:29 PM
Arabs are taking shape, and since it's my day off tomorrow, who knows but that the elephant escorts and the Indian cavalry might get going too? Next time will be a harder fight, Romans.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 13 April 2014, 03:02:52 PM
Still remaining: 10 elements Asian skirmisher foot, four of Tarentines, 2 of catapults, and six of thureophoroi, when the figures eventually reach me. The end is within reach (or sight, anyway).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 13 April 2014, 09:58:52 PM
Finally managed to shoehorn some painting in!

Bit more work on my Tusk beasties; bit more work on my Dark Elves; started an entirely new project: 2mm Dux Bellorum!

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 14 April 2014, 08:45:44 AM
With Salute out of the way I can get back to the GNW, or the Austro Prussian War, or possibly Kursk, or maybe.....  (groan).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 April 2014, 09:18:21 AM
Been at my dads for the last week, rules written for school wargames club, pooh sticks played, interesting stones found and an old tree taken down, sliced, split and put in the log store! Loved it all.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 April 2014, 11:03:50 AM
It takes determination to paint a unit of Greek troops in pink tunics, however good the historical and archaeological evidence may be.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 April 2014, 12:47:51 PM
Last night was a good night, wood elves, high elves, undead all base coated and inked. Colour scheme for Dwarves and Lizzies decided upon and flesh done on Medieval human types. 

Now just need to assemble the Lizzies, tempted to have them coming out of water as the general is on A'tun!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 15 April 2014, 12:50:56 PM
AND I'm starting on the Carthaginians tomorrow. :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 April 2014, 11:40:45 PM
Is ten shades of green enough for wood elves?

Taken most of the evening for four stands. But at least the Lizzies are built. :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Matt J on 16 April 2014, 12:10:22 AM
lacework on SYW Brits... can't take anymore, going for a lay down. Only another 350 to go  :'(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 16 April 2014, 12:29:37 AM
Is ten shades of green enough for wood elves?


You really need at least 12  :d or perhaps 50  :d :d


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 16 April 2014, 04:13:42 AM
Time out from ancients for a few days; I'm going to work on my haggis-eating ancestors' army a bit.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 16 April 2014, 12:30:19 PM
2mm's primed and inked, just need to work out some colour schemes now!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 16 April 2014, 12:35:49 PM
2mm's primed and inked, just need to work out some colour schemes now!

What 2mm are you doing?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 18 April 2014, 11:50:53 AM
And the Inverness volunteers are under the brush, just to give me a few rabble elements to guard the baggage train. Also a few light guns to show the southerners that the thistle means what it says.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 April 2014, 02:12:44 PM
Wood Elves done, High Elves done.
Medieval types just need hair and heraldry.
Undead just need vampires finishing.
Then Dwarves and Lizzies this weekend.
Then massive basing session needed.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: burnaby64 on 18 April 2014, 07:48:42 PM
And the Inverness volunteers are under the brush, just to give me a few rabble elements to guard the baggage train. Also a few light guns to show the southerners that the thistle means what it says.

Aye, nemo me impune lacessit. My native town has a similarly bristling motto: "Better meddle wi' the de'il than the bairns o' Fa'kirk".


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 18 April 2014, 08:26:26 PM
...
Medieval types just need hair and heraldry.
...

you have to love the optimism  ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 18 April 2014, 09:15:41 PM
What 2mm are you doing?

I'm doing Dux Bellorum with Irregular's 2mm ancients.

Just need to work out how to tell the warbands apart and I'm good to go  :-\  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 18 April 2014, 09:31:57 PM
I'm doing Dux Bellorum with Irregular's 2mm ancients.

Just need to work out how to tell the warbands apart and I'm good to go  :-\  ;)

When I did my republican Romans I just used different coloured shields

What base sizes will you be using?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 19 April 2014, 02:25:56 AM
And it's back to ancients: Carthaginians, here we come.

It was embarrassing for Hannibal
To be introduced to a cannibal
Who expressed a high opinion
Of cold pickled Carthaginian.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 April 2014, 12:18:35 AM
Tonight has been about pva and sand! Just a couple of generals to finish and standards to add to this lot, then Dwarves and Lizzies to do before Tursday!!! Gah!
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps2f25fb48.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps2f25fb48.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 20 April 2014, 02:01:22 AM
Campanians in for an intensive session: can I get 'em ready in time for this afternoon?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 20 April 2014, 08:19:46 AM
Quote
I'm doing Dux Bellorum with Irregular's 2mm ancients.

That's a great idea actually and you will be able to get almost 1:1 figure ratio 8). As for differentiating between units, you could do slightly different basing in terms of flock etc, or shileds as previoulsy mentioned. Look forward to seeing the finished result.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fred. on 20 April 2014, 08:51:50 AM
Tonight has been about pva and sand! Just a couple of generals to finish and standards to add to this lot, then Dwarves and Lizzies to do before Tursday!!! Gah!
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps2f25fb48.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zps2f25fb48.jpg.html)

Love the mix of basing and baby stuff!!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 April 2014, 09:36:00 AM
Sleep wasn't happening last night, so a trio of Vampires joined the undead army!
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsc0218c82.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsc0218c82.jpg.html)

Hellhound curtesy of Techno, finally used him, thanks mate!  :-bd


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 20 April 2014, 11:46:13 AM
Campanians in for an intensive session: can I get 'em ready in time for this afternoon?

The paint was still moist when they took to the battlefield, which may explain why they went into an uncontrolled advance, and then got thumped. :(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 April 2014, 08:44:20 AM
Bases inked, yellow ochre and then highlighted, followed by pva wash. Flock today I hope. ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 21 April 2014, 11:38:29 AM
Lots of Numidians in training as we speak.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 21 April 2014, 11:43:08 AM
Show Jumping, Dressage, Cross Country or Racing training ?

IanS  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 21 April 2014, 11:45:51 AM
Does anyone one do Oldmidians in 10mm?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 21 April 2014, 11:48:12 AM
Talk about shamelessly inflating one's postings.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 21 April 2014, 12:46:42 PM
Does anyone one do Oldmidians in 10mm?

... or any public schoolboys?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 21 April 2014, 12:53:40 PM
 
... or any public schoolboys?

 ;D ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 25 April 2014, 03:34:57 PM
When I did my republican Romans I just used different coloured shields

What base sizes will you be using?

Yeah, I'm probably going to pick a colour for each warband and make the noble units brighter!

I was thinking a single block on 20x10mm thick magnetic tape, so quarter scale to the fantasy 10mm stuff (40x20 bases) I'm (theoretically) working on.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 25 April 2014, 03:38:07 PM
That's a great idea actually and you will be able to get almost 1:1 figure ratio 8). As for differentiating between units, you could do slightly different basing in terms of flock etc, or shileds as previoulsy mentioned. Look forward to seeing the finished result.

Cheers!

I did toy with the idea of 2 blocks to a base, but decided to keep this as playable on a tea tray  :D

My ancient terrain pack arrived over the weekend, so I'll now have something for them to fight over.  Hopefully with the lengthening days I'll have some results to show soon.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 May 2014, 06:00:16 PM
10mm painting stalled with Dwarves half finished and lizards base coated and inked as I sort out the two 15mm DAK platoons I need for next weekend!  :o


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 03 May 2014, 09:53:30 AM
Iberians are making good progress, extra motivated by the realisation that I'd bought too many and thus have enough to do four wedges of ten elements each. Ole!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 May 2014, 09:58:18 AM
With milk?


DAK platoons just need basing now, then I can get back to 10mm. Up til 3am on those.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 03 May 2014, 02:15:08 PM
Manuel, there is too much butter on...those....trays....


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 04 May 2014, 01:03:49 PM
Back from the hot(!!!) Middle East and about to finish off the Vladmirski Dragoons.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 04 May 2014, 01:35:22 PM
They're in the middle east already? I thought they were still visiting Kiev!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 04 May 2014, 01:51:51 PM
Forty degree heat is no joke when you're equipped for a Ukranian winter.  #:-S #:-S #:-S


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 04 May 2014, 02:03:42 PM
The snow shoes must be a hindrance


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 04 May 2014, 04:12:43 PM
The snow shoes must be a hindrance

No - good for the soft sand......

ianS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 04 May 2014, 04:18:49 PM
Yeah, but getting them on the horses....


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 05 May 2014, 01:29:10 AM
Maybe that's why my Polish cavalry never have any trouble knocking over Russian horse.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 05 May 2014, 03:10:41 AM
Yeah, but getting them on the horses....
Maybe that's why my Polish cavalry never have any trouble knocking over Russian horse.
I think it was the Polish cavalry that fitted winter horse shoes to their mounts in Moscow in 1812, sharp spikes to grip the ice. This helped the significantly during the retreat


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 05 May 2014, 03:43:13 AM
Poles do better taking Moscow without French allies.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 May 2014, 08:43:49 AM
Dwarf army finished last night, just needs basing. Also two platoons of DAK anti-tank and a platoon if mortars done, well, almost, thanks to my two year old's throwing arm that's better than Steven Backley, one command team had 'escaped' into the garden, and I only found them yesterday... ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 05 May 2014, 11:03:26 AM
Now, that's a problem that I don't suffer from.
I can lose things without any assistance.....Thank you SO much.
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 May 2014, 12:21:15 AM
Lizzies done, just need basing, Dwarfs need bases painted, painted a stand of Dark Elf XBows, three 1:3000 German destroyers base coated and inked, 5 stands of Samurai assembled.

Must do photos soon!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 17 May 2014, 01:20:37 AM
Must do photos soon!

Very very soon!!!! Make sure you include the destroyers


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 17 May 2014, 01:32:27 AM
Spaniards nearly done. I'll be starting the Punic and Libyan regiments anon.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 17 May 2014, 09:42:05 AM
Lizzies done, just need basing, Dwarfs need bases painted, painted a stand of Dark Elf XBows, three 1:3000 German destroyers base coated and inked, 5 stands of Samurai assembled.

Must do photos soon!

Shee! And I thought I dotted around the periods, Will.  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 May 2014, 12:42:24 PM
 ;D

One year I counted how many different rilles sets I used with weekly gaming.
18
Including multiple Flames of War and Bloodbowl games.
I'm lucky to get 18 games a year at the moment! :'(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 17 May 2014, 02:40:13 PM
Tried out the new Sails of Glory naval system last night. Based on the Wings of Glory system of card templates. I must say I like them, although they're too complex to handle more than a couple of ships per player. The way the system works gives very little scope for cheating and fudging - I'm happy to say.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Ithoriel on 17 May 2014, 03:23:07 PM
If I could get the rules without the hideously overpriced ships I'd be interested.

Will have to wait and try to do what I did with "Wings of War" - buy a set dirt cheap on E-Bay from someone seriously unimpressed with the game!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: burnaby64 on 17 May 2014, 04:25:33 PM
Enjoying getting started on my 1518-1528 Scots armies for internecine squabbling among the Douglases, Hamiltons, Beatons and others. Highland archers are no bother at all--just a saffron shirt thing and bare legs. Pity there aren't more of them. Handpainting assorted armorial devices on pavises has been fun of a different sort, too!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 17 May 2014, 05:57:05 PM
If I could get the rules without the hideously overpriced ships I'd be interested.

Will have to wait and try to do what I did with "Wings of War" - buy a set dirt cheap on E-Bay from someone seriously unimpressed with the game!

The reason the ships are so expensive is that you get a pack of full colour playing cards with each vessel that is tailored to the individual ship.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Ithoriel on 17 May 2014, 06:09:13 PM
The reason the ships are so expensive is that you get a pack of full colour playing cards with each vessel that is tailored to the individual ship.

Which doesn't make the ship worth ten to fifteen quid, IMHO.

Each to their own but I'd sooner have generic stuff with slightly lower production values and the option to provide my own models.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 18 May 2014, 01:47:13 AM
Enjoying getting started on my 1518-1528 Scots armies for internecine squabbling among the Douglases, Hamiltons, Beatons and others. Highland archers are no bother at all--just a saffron shirt thing and bare legs. Pity there aren't more of them. Handpainting assorted armorial devices on pavises has been fun of a different sort, too!

Let there be pictures, please.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 May 2014, 07:22:12 AM
Many pictures posted.
Just need to get Dwarves and Lizzies bases finished.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 18 May 2014, 11:50:09 AM
Enjoying getting started on my 1518-1528 Scots armies for internecine squabbling among the Douglases, Hamiltons, Beatons and others. Highland archers are no bother at all--just a saffron shirt thing and bare legs. Pity there aren't more of them. Handpainting assorted armorial devices on pavises has been fun of a different sort, too!

I've had one game so far with my 17th-century Scots. I'm afraid the English ate them alive. But I've expanded their artillery since then, which I hope will even it up a wee bit.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: burnaby64 on 18 May 2014, 01:29:41 PM
John Buchan's book on Montrose interested me in the 17th century Scots wars when I first read it about 40 years ago. I opted for the early 16th century because it is colourful and small scale and you could organise a version of Diplomacy to cater for the double-dealing and tergiversations of the Scottish aristocrats before you even put figures on the table. Haven't got round to that yet....


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: burnaby64 on 18 May 2014, 06:23:01 PM
(http://DSC01044)

The Douglas & Hamilton faction circa 1526. Apologies for shaky camera skills.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: burnaby64 on 18 May 2014, 06:24:55 PM
Sorry. Obviously that didn't work. Can't seem to remove the post either. Apologies.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: burnaby64 on 19 May 2014, 01:22:03 PM
Trying again. The Douglas and Hamilton faction circa 1526. Via attachment.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 May 2014, 01:35:46 PM
Very nice.

I got my Dwarfs and Lizzies Flocked this morning as the little one had a nap! 


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 20 May 2014, 03:10:51 AM
I see you can get pretty effect effects with pavises. Nifty work.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: burnaby64 on 20 May 2014, 05:04:20 AM
I see you can get pretty effect effects with pavises. Nifty work.

Thank you. I enjoyed painting those.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 May 2014, 11:34:38 PM
Two Samurai units started, two stands to finish the Samurai from the painting competition, three stands of Ashigaru and some peasants.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 May 2014, 07:55:19 AM
Realised I'm not painting two stands of samurai and three of Ashigaru, I'm actually painting two samurai, three peasants stands of peasants and three stands of Ashigaru.  :o Yes, there was some hasty rebasing and filling out of units two nights ago, plus another to Keon for reinforcements!!!  ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 23 May 2014, 08:39:44 AM
Libyans and Carthaginians on the table; not too many of those, but then rather a lot of Celts to follow.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 23 May 2014, 09:00:50 AM
Finished the 5 squadrons of the Vladmirski Dragoons and now started the 2nd battalion of the Upplands Regiment for the Swedes. Got enough figures to do the 2nd battalions of the Pskovski and Kazanski Regiments and a second Swedish cavalry regiment. That should take me until the hols in early July, methinks. Oh, and there's half a dozen Russian generals to do too.  :o


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 24 May 2014, 12:21:46 PM
Libyans are condition green. Punic citizen forces to follow.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 May 2014, 12:50:20 PM
More progress on Samurai, plus some 15mm WWII odds and bods assembled to take away next week...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 24 May 2014, 12:53:59 PM
Do remember that you need far more ashigaru than samurai.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 24 May 2014, 03:03:13 PM
A whole host of things have conspired against me getting any gaming stuff done over the past month or so. I'll just have to console myself with a couple of weeks in Florida and then I think I will have time to get back to the painting and gaming table :D.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 May 2014, 03:57:37 PM
And what ratio should I have peasants to Ashigaru? I'm doing the Samurai first as they are the hardest to paint, banners et al.

No, I don't know what Al is doing there either...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 25 May 2014, 03:00:15 AM
I suppose peasants would depend on how advanced the clan is whose army you're modelling. Those from Kyushu and Shikoku were usually more old-fashioned.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 May 2014, 04:33:30 PM
After a very pleasant few days away, I have finished three 15mm Ziriynis, three stands of Russian scouts and a booby trap. Just got to base them now.
10mm just assembled four stands of TROLLS, Dark Elves, High Elves and Wood Elves also 7 stands of barbarians, including a mammoth! Any suggestions for tusks gents?
Some Ashigaru also sorted.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 30 May 2014, 06:09:48 PM
Aedui done, Boii nearly so. They're pleasingly uncomplicated to paint, especially by irregular standards. Thank heavens for mapping pens! Tigurini and Remi next.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 May 2014, 07:48:23 AM
Sat down and painted seven O.R.C. Defence Spaceships from Studio Bergstrom http://studiobergstrom.com (http://studiobergstrom.com) last night, been sitting in the pile for ages and I really should do more, really enjoyed them. Photos later I hope.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 31 May 2014, 10:36:22 AM
And now the Remi are under the brush.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 June 2014, 12:02:42 AM
Ten Ashigaru bowmen from primed to finished tonight in two phases. 4:15-5 base colours and inks, 8-9:30 & 10-11:30 details details.
Hope to base them up soon, with this it gives me three bases of peasants, three of Ashigaru and three of foot Samurai.
Now to up the Ashigaru&peasent to hard nut ratio...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 03 June 2014, 01:50:25 AM
Tigurini on the production line, but won't be done before I depart for 'Nam tomorrow morning. If I'm one of the lucky ones and make it back alive, I'll resume.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 03 June 2014, 05:52:56 AM
Tigurini on the production line, but won't be done before I depart for 'Nam tomorrow morning. If I'm one of the lucky ones and make it back alive, I'll resume.

Sounds an 'interesting' trip  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 03 June 2014, 06:21:07 AM
I'll report.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 June 2014, 12:13:29 AM
Sand and pva, plus assembled three more units for my Samurai army.
Not exciting, but it shrinks the lead pile by 2 1/2 packs...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 04 June 2014, 10:38:03 AM
2nd battalion of the Uppland Regiment now complete apart from a bit of flock and some tufts. The pikes now sit on their own base in one block, although I've allocated a colour to each company as before.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 June 2014, 07:57:18 AM
After a daughter enforced break of five nights (grrr) last night I finished main painting on seven more stands of barbarians, assembled the tusks on a mammoth (Thanks Leon) and got some Dark Elves and Trolls to 'one more night' status!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 June 2014, 11:37:38 AM
My last barbarians are half done too; concerning which, why do the Gallic horse not have shields?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 June 2014, 12:09:40 PM
Sounds like the start of a joke...
I don't know, why don't Gallic Horse have shields?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 14 June 2014, 12:16:35 PM
Because hooves aren't much cop at holding anything ?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 June 2014, 12:53:20 PM
 ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 June 2014, 11:55:56 PM
Trolls, Barbarian infantry and mammoth, dark elf and high elf reinforcements all finished apart from basing.
Rats and wood elves next.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Matt J on 19 June 2014, 12:40:16 AM
Amhersts, Lascalles regiments and light infantry battalion now almost finished for Quebec, just commands and basing to do.

Also finished a converted armoured land rover for my NUF farmers militia for zombie games  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 June 2014, 12:12:47 AM
Rats done, dark elf spider herders and barbarian skirmish archers started and finished tonight too!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 24 June 2014, 08:25:39 AM
Finished the second battalion of the Pskovski Regiment. Just got to finish converting my Mk 1 Hurricanes into Mk II Hurribombers for Burma. Then begins the long haul - a complete 14th Army infantry company for the 4th and final part of Kohima. Oh, and half a dozen Japanese bunkers too.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 July 2014, 06:50:20 AM
Spent last night painting eyes on orcs and the lidless eye on their shields. That's that lot done, apart from basing...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 01 July 2014, 08:23:19 AM
Forty five to go now, Will.
Nudge, nudge,  ;) ;)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Matt J on 01 July 2014, 09:52:23 PM
Been struggling to get much painting done last couple of weeks, think she's got something to do with it.....

(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g340/MattofMunslow/Margo_zps69efd249.jpg)



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 02 July 2014, 01:40:02 AM
Awwwwww.....


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 02 July 2014, 07:49:54 AM
It's cute - take it OFF.....

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 02 July 2014, 07:50:34 AM
As the bishop said to the actress....


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 July 2014, 07:37:11 AM
Wood Elfs gained three stands last night, then four hours later, two A4 box files of bases sand and pva applied.
Next phase planned too. Three more units for my Samurai, and a Prussian 1870 division to finish VIII Corps. :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 05 July 2014, 01:10:59 PM
Getting back into the swing of painting and modelling has led to some long overdue AVBCW moving onto the painting table, alongside some scenery for use with my KR-16 forces.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 July 2014, 11:41:47 PM
After a losing weekend of WWII gaming, I needed a break; so tonight, after the amazing Mrs Lemmey has flaked out, I painted HMS Ajax, HMS Achillies and HMS Exeter in 1939 South Atlantic colours.

Graf Spee next, maybe...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 21 July 2014, 05:50:44 AM
Must make sure we mark the 75th anniversary appropriately later this year, particularly as it is a Saturday


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 July 2014, 12:24:50 AM
Graf Spee, Scharnhorst and Gneisenau painted now...
More British cruisers next.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 24 July 2014, 01:54:40 AM
Patiently waiting for my Egyptians to arrive so I can get painting lots of chariots.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 July 2014, 12:49:03 AM
HMS Sheffield, HMS Norfolk and HMS York all done. Took me longer to research their camo and deck schemes than it did to paint them!
Really enjoyed painting these though. :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 25 July 2014, 05:15:13 AM
HMS Sheffield, HMS Norfolk and HMS York all done. Took me longer to research their camo and deck schemes than it did to paint them!
Really enjoyed painting these though. :D

Pictures please  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 25 July 2014, 08:36:13 AM
Second battalion of the Kazanski Regiment up and running. That completes Pfennigbeir's Brigade - apart from the great man himself.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 July 2014, 12:58:22 AM
Base coat and ink on a Prussian division tonight.  :D
First time I've painted FPW Prussians any since April 2013!  :'(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 August 2014, 01:22:10 AM
Cockades!
Almost done, then I realised I hadn't started the Hussars that supported this division. They are playing catch up now...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 10 August 2014, 10:53:17 AM
Cockades!

And the same to you, sir!  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 10 August 2014, 11:12:29 AM
 :o


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 August 2014, 12:33:42 AM
Huzzah! Hussars are done!
8 on a base, two and a half hours to paint.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 12 August 2014, 07:15:37 AM
This is where I must be going wrong. I rarely do more than a one hour stretch. I must try a longer session today and complete some SYW Prussian hussars, some SYW Austrian Carabiniers and some Prussian artillery.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 12 August 2014, 09:04:36 AM
No, you're probably right to do so, DP. Take a break every hour is my golden rule.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 12 August 2014, 09:10:06 AM
Yes indeed. What I need to conquer is not going back after my break.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 August 2014, 11:28:51 PM
A night of sand and PVA.
Division sorted, and trying to think of something witty to say about sheets too...

7 uhlans short of  the next cavalry division too! ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 14 August 2014, 07:11:39 AM
Well at this stage the hussars and carabineers are done. The artillery was swapped for a 32 figure unit of Prussian 35th Fusiliers and I'm quite surprised that these too are almost finished, thus I can get on with the artillery. The next stage is to try out the magic wash, as used by Fat Wally. May well start a new photo thread to report on that.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 14 August 2014, 08:21:19 AM
A night of sand and PVA.

You're easily satisfied....


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 14 August 2014, 10:09:13 AM
What's in it for me?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 14 August 2014, 12:39:22 PM
A night of sand and PVA.

Ohhh Scratchy.....

IanS  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 14 August 2014, 08:58:46 PM
Well, when you're seven uhlans short of a cavalry division....   ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 17 August 2014, 07:11:57 AM
Most New Kingdom/Saitic troops are cleaned up and undercoated. Though since the Assyrians I mean to field against them are not yet in production, I shouldn't rush to a half-complete project which will just pile up frustration.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 August 2014, 01:20:57 AM
Flock,
Labels,
Standards.

That's tonight from 11 (when the little one finally flaked) til 01:15.
Morning Leon.

Spare comma included below for when I forget to use it elsewhere.
,


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leon on 19 August 2014, 02:33:29 AM
Morning Leon.

Morning!

 :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 19 August 2014, 07:05:11 AM
Think more sleep might be needed round here. This is the time of day to be saying morning!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 August 2014, 08:46:58 AM
So it is. Morning!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 19 August 2014, 08:54:54 AM
Flock,
Labels,
Standards.

That's tonight from 11 (when the little one finally flaked) til 01:15.
Morning Leon.

Spare comma included below for when I forget to use it elsewhere.
,

Morning, Will  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 24 August 2014, 04:04:01 PM
Just finished off 4 Bullfrog pick-up trucks from AngelBarracks, ready for a KR-16 game tomorrow night. A record for me in that they were started and finished today :o :).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 September 2014, 12:13:18 AM
Six stands of Samurai cavalry and three of stands of peasants with arquibusiers are done and just need basing.

Found that missing half pack of Uhlans, so a division of Prussian cavalry has been glued onto bases, Undercoated, base coated and inked tonight.

Feels good. 8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 02 September 2014, 04:58:25 AM
Six stands of Samurai cavalry and three of stands of peasants with arquibusiers are done and just need basing.


You base your peasants on the same elements with your arquebusier ashigaru? Or are they dragging bodies from the field for looting, fertilizer, or irregular protein?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 September 2014, 08:55:27 AM
Nope, they are peasants with guns! Dangerous things...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 02 September 2014, 09:02:14 AM
Four brigade commanders completed for Peter the Great's army. Interestingly, two of them are Germans.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 September 2014, 09:23:03 AM
Fifty percent, what nationality are the others chap?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 02 September 2014, 09:31:46 AM
Would you believe - Russian? Peter actually recruited a lot of Germans, especially Saxons, to officer his army.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 September 2014, 09:40:16 AM
Nah! Never!  :P

So how many Russians did Fredrick the Great have on his staff?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 02 September 2014, 09:44:27 AM
Well, there was Lostisleftski, Ivan Bolokoff, Old Uncle Vanya and all. Zero in round figures, I think.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 September 2014, 09:47:28 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 02 September 2014, 10:54:37 AM
 :D

Spent a merry couple of hours on Sunday basing my LoA armies for Sedgemoor  :)

Oh - and deciding on my next project...which isn't going to be the Italian Wars as I'm far too confused now on what codes to use  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 September 2014, 10:57:03 AM
Go on, spill Nik!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 02 September 2014, 11:26:43 AM
Go on, spill Nik!

Nope.  :P


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 02 September 2014, 02:11:55 PM
Aztecs vs Conquistadors ;) :D?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 02 September 2014, 04:01:59 PM
Chimp v. Bray?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 September 2014, 12:05:42 AM
Everything done on the Prussians apart from white belts, scabbards, saddle cloth, trouser and tunic piping; plus bronze on crests to do.
Even did the sand and pva tonight.
Samurai got a coat of varnish.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 03 September 2014, 07:00:30 AM
Intrigued by this one Lemmy. Which Prussians have bronze crests?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 September 2014, 07:24:23 AM
None, my bad grammar whilst tired. Meant the helmet front bronze flash hereldry type things


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 03 September 2014, 07:51:38 AM
Would you like one of my purple pills, Mr Lemmey? They taste of a rainy day but help good word writing do.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 September 2014, 07:52:40 AM
Nah, clash with they my puce pills! ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 03 September 2014, 10:30:04 AM
Try a good, stiff jolt of caffeine. Just so long as you don't mind twitching a lot.  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 03 September 2014, 08:11:22 PM
Coffee turns you into a bird watcher?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 03 September 2014, 08:26:28 PM
So does the totty thread.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 September 2014, 09:06:48 PM
 =O =O =O =O =O =O =O =D>


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 September 2014, 07:07:35 AM
Details and piping done on 3 out of 4 units last night.
Tonight I need to mix... Carmine, for 8 figures.
Or I might just use red.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 04 September 2014, 08:47:58 AM
I once had an Astra that was described as carmine. It was red.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 08 September 2014, 12:05:55 PM
So does the totty thread.

 :D ;D :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 08 September 2014, 12:07:02 PM
I once had an Astra that was described as carmine. It was red.

Did you point at it possessively and say, "Car. Mine."

I'll get...thanks, Phil. You're getting quicker  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 08 September 2014, 08:15:33 PM
It was dug out of a hole in the ground?

Mine's the new camel-hair with the ..... Oh, sorry, Mr Cameron. No, no, just going.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 08 September 2014, 09:46:39 PM
 X_X X_X X_X
I'm getting really fed up with being coat monitor.  ;) ;D ;D
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 08 September 2014, 09:48:30 PM
You'll have to jacket in!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 08 September 2014, 10:30:05 PM
You'll have to jacket in!

Don't tell me - you're here all week...

 ;) ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 09 September 2014, 08:25:13 AM
Good grief !! X_X X_X  ;)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 09 September 2014, 09:23:05 AM
Just begun painting the 1st battalion of the Vasterbottens Regiment. For a little variety they're wearing felt hats and have white facings. Makes a nice change from the interminable yellow.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 09 September 2014, 10:18:25 AM
A scratch built power station for KR-16 finished last night. Trying to tie up loose ends on the painting table front, but failing miserably really :(.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 09 September 2014, 12:33:04 PM
Just about to complete 15th Infantry Regiment Prussian Guards (1757).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 September 2014, 12:38:30 PM
Inked the bases of three Samuari units; then  assembled two French batteries that I had forgotten I needed for an 1870 French Division.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 September 2014, 11:18:51 PM
Basing, much basing, and sealing done.
Flock tomorrow.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 12 September 2014, 08:24:03 AM
No need for that sort of language.
Don't worry, I already know where MY coat is. ;)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 12 September 2014, 09:08:10 AM
Just about to complete 15th Infantry Regiment Prussian Guards (1757).

I've always loved their colours - silver and white stripes, yummy!  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 12 September 2014, 10:09:24 AM
Unfortunately the silver stripes don't show up very clearly on the flags I've use. If I'm feeling up to the challenge I might go over them with very dark grey and then silver.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 12 September 2014, 10:27:43 PM
Flock it all and flocking no regrets...

(With apologies to Metallica)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 13 September 2014, 06:58:43 AM
Let's get the flock out of here - one shepherd to another.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 September 2014, 12:01:51 AM
Two units of Late Imperial Romans (actually one full and a unit of skirmishers) assembled, undercoated, base coated and ink washed.
 :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 September 2014, 11:36:18 PM
Snuck in a sneaky hour before work today and two hours tonight, the two units basically done apart from mistake sorting and bases.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 17 September 2014, 02:50:27 AM
Flock it all and flocking no regrets...

(With apologies to Metallica)

Flock 'em all, flock 'em all,
The long and the short and the tall....


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 17 September 2014, 05:59:48 AM
Flock 'em all, flock 'em all,
The long and the short and the tall....

Good to see some variety in the poses  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 17 September 2014, 09:26:49 AM
Flock 'em all, flock 'em all,
The long and the short and the tall....

But they're all 10mm...... 


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 17 September 2014, 11:21:55 AM
Prussian 5th Cuirassiers boxed off for the SYW. Now to start on the first of my Prussian dragoons. Soon be in a position where I no longer have to borrow Prussian troops.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 September 2014, 11:24:09 PM
Think I'm too tired for painting, base coated some VERY confused figures tonight...
Mongols on the Falklands, British Amphibious Cavalry, Land Rover mounted Prussians...
FSN, is this your pink pill? Can I have my green one back?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 24 September 2014, 10:43:49 AM
Dug out the last of my FOW (Arrrgh! Avaunt thee, Satan!) US figures and equipment with a view to finally getting them painted up. They will add five M4A1 76mm Shermans, a battery of Airborne M1 57mm A.T. guns, a Jeep-borne recon platoon and a battery of 3" tank destroyers. Useful additions, methinks.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 26 September 2014, 04:46:58 PM
Cautiously optimistic about getting some painting done this weekend - although, no doubt, the menagerie will get in the way at some point. And, yes, this does include wife & offspring  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Orcs on 26 September 2014, 08:36:35 PM
no doubt, the menagerie will get in the way at some point. And, yes, this does include wife & offspring  ;)

Get them involved. The six year old son of a freind wanted to "paint soldiers like Daddy".  So he mixed up a suitably thinned down bottle of black paint.  Told his son that this was his "special paint "  and taught him to undercoat figures. 

It was a bit like the Elves and the shoemaker - Every night he left out some figures glues to lolly sticks and when he came home from work they were done and ready for him to paint.- pure genius  ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 26 September 2014, 09:37:21 PM
Like it  :D

Mine are too savvy now to fall for that though  :(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 29 September 2014, 08:53:11 PM
Finally got around to making a start on my Brick Lane Commune for IHMN. I've been faffing around far too long, worrying about whether to magic wash or not etc. So I just decided to start on block colours and see how things went. Feels really good to have started these after so long.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 September 2014, 11:09:34 PM
Based some ships, fixed a few dents and scratches on the 15mm army I'm using this weekend, did lots of research...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 30 September 2014, 11:01:37 AM
Finally attacked my spare room - out with the horrible old computer desk and in with a new painting table. Now to clear the floor space and then get a 6'x4' set up. Wargames room by next week!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 30 September 2014, 05:02:17 PM
Finally attacked my spare room - out with the horrible old computer desk and in with a new painting table. Now to clear the floor space and then get a 6'x4' set up. Wargames room by next week!

Provided there isn't a spoiling attack by the spiders at dawn.  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 September 2014, 10:29:56 PM
Finally chosen base coats and inked Mongol Horse Archers tonight, taken me days to find shades I was happy with. Think this could be a difficult army to keep the mojo up on, I hate irregulars...  :D ;)
 


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 30 September 2014, 11:57:13 PM
Nearly at the end of my celtic project, will post pictures in a few days.  I'm quite excited about starting my next project which is AWI

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 01 October 2014, 10:51:18 AM
Far too busy buying more toys to actually do any work on the toys I already own.

Muppet.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 01 October 2014, 12:16:00 PM
Far too busy buying more toys to actually do any work on the toys I already own.

I think where all guilty of that nick

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 01 October 2014, 04:01:58 PM
Ditto!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 October 2014, 11:07:55 PM
Highlights of base colours, fur, cuffs, reins and equipment all done tonight.

And that's not Nik's Totty post requests! ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 October 2014, 11:00:37 AM
First batch of figures finished and varnished for the day, walk into town and then start batch 2.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 October 2014, 04:39:29 PM
Just finished a platoon of Falklands British infantry, and one vehicle for the Falklands, should get the second one done tonight too. Greatly productive day not at work! :D 8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 October 2014, 12:32:50 AM
Two Falklands vehicles finished tonight, just got to base this lot up now! :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 04 October 2014, 02:28:39 AM
I think where all guilty of that nick

Take care

Andy

WTF?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 04 October 2014, 11:17:04 PM
WTF?

? Not sure what you mean

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 05 October 2014, 03:27:40 AM
My word, the ancient Egyptians are approaching battle-readiness. Come on, Newlines, let's have the remaining Assyrians!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 05 October 2014, 10:51:46 AM
It never ceases to amaze me how many wargamers insist on chasing the unfinished ranges, knowing full well that figure production is slow and cyclical and likely to take months or years, rather than days. Why not pick an era for which the figures already exist? Goodness knows there are enough periods in existence to choose from. Yes, some have significant holes in them, but there are usually workarounds or substitutions available. Beats hanging on indefinitely.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 05 October 2014, 11:20:37 AM
Some of us prefer to be guided by our interests, not by what we're offered. I could buy a pack of bicycles and play patience, but I happen to have a taste for gaming certain eras of historical combat. When I was younger I did lurch into buying what was on offer without consulting my interests; quite a few armies ended up being sold without ever seeing a second game!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Ithoriel on 05 October 2014, 11:26:46 AM
Some of us prefer to be guided by our interests ...

Something we share then FK.

Sadly my tastes are so catholic and my interests change so rapidly that, even restricting myself to armies I can get all the required figures for (by purchase or conversion) I have a house full of unpainted armies :(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 05 October 2014, 11:34:29 AM
I could buy a pack of bicycles and play patience...

That I should like to see!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 05 October 2014, 11:42:33 AM
Something we share then FK.

Sadly my tastes are so catholic and my interests change so rapidly that, even restricting myself to armies I can get all the required figures for (by purchase or conversion) I have a house full of unpainted armies :(

Reminds me of my music-buying. Having bought the Brilliant Classics complete J. S. Bach, I will listen to the whole set. No hardship on the whole - couldn't be further from one - but not all the cantatas are up to the standard of the b-minor mass....


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 05 October 2014, 03:15:42 PM
I tried playing snap with bicycles but found them very heavy to lift and turn and an absolute nightmare to shuffle.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 05 October 2014, 04:21:13 PM
Reminds me of my music-buying. Having bought the Brilliant Classics complete J. S. Bach, I will listen to the whole set. No hardship on the whole - couldn't be further from one - but not all the cantatas are up to the standard of the b-minor mass....

That's hard core! All JS Bach? Good luck with that. Send us a review in about 2027!

I likes me Bach, but I'm more of a Purcell man, and I have s strong leaning to yer Vivaldi. Cranked out a good tune did Viv.



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mollinary on 05 October 2014, 05:44:14 PM

I likes me Bach, but I'm more of a Purcell man, and I have s strong leaning to yer Vivaldi. Cranked out a good tune did Viv.

Is that the Viv who owns one of them there cut price supermarkets?    Yes, it comes back to me now -  Lidl!  :D  :D

Mollinary


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 October 2014, 11:16:55 PM
 ;D

And back in topic, sorting if armies and weekend purchases, also, much assembling of standard. Meanwhile, I put together and based an army pack if sci-fi humans.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 07 October 2014, 08:35:50 AM
Reminds me of my music-buying. Having bought the Brilliant Classics complete J. S. Bach, I will listen to the whole set. No hardship on the whole - couldn't be further from one - but not all the cantatas are up to the standard of the b-minor mass....

Ah, Bach, bach. There's lovely.  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 October 2014, 11:06:41 PM
A day of sand/pva, milliputt and undercoating.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 October 2014, 11:13:28 PM
Camo pattern on Sci-Fi marines.
I've got at least five colours, stopped tonight after three as in going bozz-eyed!
Got to say, while the old sculpts are full of character, but lack the detail and crispness of the new sculpts. Good work Techno. 8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 October 2014, 01:52:22 AM
Done apart from basing. Once I was past the cammo stage they were a lot of fun.
Even put red points on pulse rifles ammo counters.  :-[


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 18 October 2014, 05:59:55 AM
Done apart from basing. Once I was past the cammo stage they were a lot of fun.
Even put red points on pulse rifles ammo counters.  :-[

Shouldn't they be green or are your Space Marines about to have a very bad day... :-\ ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 18 October 2014, 09:00:03 AM
May I resurrect an old saw of this forum and ask if we may have photographs, because "pictures sell"? That and I can never seem to get good SF camo.

Ciao - FSN


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 October 2014, 09:12:46 AM
Mine are based on ignoring Ridley Scott's 'Aliens' film.
Will post piccies when done.
As the old saying goes:
Patience is a virtue, and I lost my virtue long ago!                                                                       


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 October 2014, 09:15:55 AM
Really hacked off with my iPhone at the mo, won't let me copy Photobucket links!  >:(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 18 October 2014, 09:38:32 AM
I think my problem is that I think - "distant planets. Plant life may not be based on chlorophyll. The light will not have the same wave length as ours" and try a colour scheme that makes my space marine a cross between Darth Vader and a Pride march. Think Aztec with less feathers.

Here all week - FSN


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 18 October 2014, 09:39:56 AM
Back to the GNW now after a frenzied fortnight of building 10mm Japanese bunkers for the SELWG game. First battalion of the Moskovski regiment now based and ready for flocking and flagging. Only problem - this particular regiment had three battalions, instead of the usual two. 


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 18 October 2014, 10:39:54 AM
Think Aztec with less feathers.

Here all week - FSN

Could you quote the relevant product codes? ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 18 October 2014, 08:05:15 PM
Back to the GNW now after a frenzied fortnight of building 10mm Japanese bunkers for the SELWG game. First battalion of the Moskovski regiment now based and ready for flocking and flagging. Only problem - this particular regiment had three battalions, instead of the usual two. 

Those bunkers looked very good for a frenzied build =D> :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 October 2014, 12:04:21 AM
Not much tonight, due to a daughter strop.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 20 October 2014, 02:52:34 PM
Not much tonight, due to a daughter strop.

 :(

I seem to have spent all my gaming time (which really isn't much at the moment anyway) prepping figures: so, I've now assembled:

Royalists & Rebels for Monmouth Rebellion
Ottomans (Renaissance)
WW1 EW Germans & Brits - both mine & a painting commission

Still need to assemble:
Polish (Renaissance)
1809 French & Austrian reinforcements (picked up unexpectedly as a gaming friend's attention has wandered...)
My Secret Project

Then it'll be texturing the bases. Yawn.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 20 October 2014, 09:06:57 PM
Work has got in the way of figure painting over the last week, so have been making some 28mm scenery for IHMN. Hope to return to figure painting later this week though.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 October 2014, 11:28:41 PM
Undercoating 1870 Prussians to finish VIII Corps. Varnish on Sci Fi marines.
Highlights on a batch of 1:3000 ships. Detail work on them tomorrow, hopefully.  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 21 October 2014, 11:31:35 AM
Got the three eastern front buildings I bought at SELWG from Timecast painted up. It's an indication of how good they are that it only took a single evening to get them to a good standard.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 21 October 2014, 01:50:31 PM
Painted a rather good obelisk from that friendly fellow at Leven yesterday. Now working on a model of Hon-Tsiu Jo for Japanese battles; Piotrgorod is ready for action too.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 21 October 2014, 11:31:37 PM
Started my first unit of AWI

take care

Andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 October 2014, 11:58:06 PM
Painted deck markings on Japenese carriers tonight.

Gah... My eyes!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 22 October 2014, 03:23:59 AM
Marked decks, eh? Remind me not to play bridge against you!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 22 October 2014, 06:05:53 AM
Here's your invisible coat, FK. ;)
Pick a card, any card.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 November 2014, 11:22:26 PM
Not sure my mojo has returned, but quite a lot of highlighting done.
Artilleryman and generals, guns and horses.
Base coat on some Romans.


Even plotting project after next-ish...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 04 November 2014, 08:42:09 AM
Got a six-pounder battery painted for each of the GNW Swedes and the Russians. Pat Condray quotes the colours of Swedish gun carriages as mid-blue with gold-painted ironwork. Looks a bit blingy to me.  :-\


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 November 2014, 08:45:33 AM
Dry brush earth over them, it will help loads!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 04 November 2014, 08:49:25 AM
Now there's a thought! Thanks, Will.  :-bd


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 04 November 2014, 07:22:52 PM
Finished off some scenery over the past few days for IHMN. Struggling to find the mojo to get back to painting figures at present. I'm sure it will return soon.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 November 2014, 05:55:32 PM
Finally sorted the bases on my Colonial Marine figures. Just need to do finishing off and they are done.
Roman Cavalry started, 15mm ghurkas assembled and Undercoated for a friend.
Garden shrubs pruned, lawn raked.
Busy day of no work... ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 05 November 2014, 07:42:33 PM
Well I'm quite pleased with the way my 15mm WWI jagers are progressing - really only weapons, bayonet scabbards and headgear details to do to complete. When done will post in DP's Progress.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 November 2014, 11:15:18 PM
Marines finished.
Four generals and two batteries that finish VIII Prussian Corps done.
Just need varnishing and basing. Clears the decks for two platoons of 15mm WW2 infantry for a friend by Warfare.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 November 2014, 07:13:41 AM
15mm just need boots and weapons and they're done.

Well maybe apart from brigade flashes etc.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 November 2014, 11:25:57 PM
Two FPW horse batteries finished tonight, plus four stands of generals. Photos later.
Two units of Roman heavy cavalry base coated horses and metalwork then inked.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 November 2014, 02:23:43 AM
And no painting done tonight, but a new army pack assembled.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 21 November 2014, 08:53:39 PM
Finally got some camo on an A7V and some inter-war armoured cars for my AVBCW German force. They've been sat there for nearly a year base coated awaiting for me to pull my finger out and finish them off. Some drybrushing and weathering over the weekend and they're done :). I've been inspired by the thoughts of an AVBCW over the past few days and these will be most useful.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 November 2014, 11:52:55 AM
Fine mizzle falling here today, without wanting to sound like a certain New Zealand inhabitant I don't think anything will be varnished today.

Undercoat on the next batch maybe. ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 22 November 2014, 07:37:36 PM
Fine mizzle falling here today, without wanting to sound like a certain New Zealand inhabitant I don't think anything will be varnished today.

Undercoat on the next batch maybe. ;)

Mizzle  :o :o :o Not a word I'd ever heard of before

It is varnishing weather here today, much to the delight of Eaton's North Carolina Militia  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 November 2014, 08:58:24 PM
There was about thirty seconds of non-dricht moistness this afternoon, got the sprays out then...
Trying to get anything done tonight is unlikely, little one is all snuggled up and won't let me leave her to sleep!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 22 November 2014, 10:12:17 PM
There was about thirty seconds of non-dricht moistness this afternoon,

Have you consulted a physician?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 23 November 2014, 09:01:06 AM
Dull and grey today, but fine yesterday.

Mizzle - mist and drizzel.

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 24 November 2014, 09:26:12 AM
Thanks to a little too much real life it's been a long time, but my Warfare bring-and-buy bargains have brought me back :D

One of those bargains was a pack of Kallistra dark-elf spearmen. They're now based, primed and painting has started! This has also prompted me to dig out my neglected Pendraken dark-elves and now two warbands for Dux Bellorum are in progress :)

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 24 November 2014, 07:21:22 PM
Welcome back :-h


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 24 November 2014, 07:41:07 PM
Hear, hear......Welcome back Meirion.
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 24 November 2014, 11:12:06 PM
Thanks guys, it's good to be back  :)

Group hug!  >:<


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 November 2014, 12:09:22 AM
 >:<


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 25 November 2014, 09:49:16 PM
Hi Meirion, welcome back.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 26 November 2014, 08:01:09 AM
Welcome back Meirion. I based a load of re-inforcements for my KR-16 Junkers last night, hopefully to finish in time for a campaign kick-off on Monday. Nothing like a deadline to focus the mind.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 November 2014, 11:00:17 PM
Next major project started.
Three units of figures base coated and washed.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 27 November 2014, 10:54:19 PM
Managed to fix some stuff on the dark elves.  No actual painting, but progress none the less...  :-[


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 November 2014, 02:44:27 AM
Where the heck is my scarlet paint?

Every time I don't need it, it's there, when I need it, nowhere to be seen!!!

 :'(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 28 November 2014, 05:05:42 AM
The rest of my Assyrians have been ordered. With my luck, I'll be in Rome when they arrive.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 28 November 2014, 09:39:53 AM
The rest of my Assyrians have been ordered. With my luck, I'll be in Rome when they arrive.

Are you flying "All Luggage In Turkey Aircraft Landed In Africa"?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 28 November 2014, 09:56:03 AM
Air France. But the Assyrians won't be flying an airline named after a country that didn't exist in their day.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 28 November 2014, 10:01:38 AM
Air France. But the Assyrians won't be flying an airline named after a country that didn't exist in their day.

Which opens a whole can of worms regarding temporal shift, since they never achieved manned flight - well, not that anyone recorded on clay tablets....


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 28 November 2014, 11:28:11 AM
Icarus obviously kept the info to himself.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 28 November 2014, 01:30:54 PM
I understand his system crashed on him.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 28 November 2014, 01:45:53 PM
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 December 2014, 11:40:47 PM
Wood work, backpacks and turn-backs tonight...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 03 December 2014, 11:21:51 AM
Do you sew mailbags too?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 05 December 2014, 12:19:52 PM
Finished two scratch built 28mm Afghan/West African buildings this morning. Took longer than I thought, but am happy with the result. Next time I know how to make the process much quicker in terms of painting.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 05 December 2014, 12:53:17 PM
First Assyrian cavalry unit painted. A small one, but that's a useful morale-booster at the start.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 05 December 2014, 04:45:38 PM
Based up another part of an IHMN Company. Having today off as TOIL has been quite productive so far :). Hope to finish some AVBCW vehicles tonight...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 December 2014, 01:46:55 AM
Webbing and hat brims tonight,
Decided to pop to my local art shop and shell out on some decent white acrylic (my usual doesn't cover bight colours well). Went for Daller and Rowley professional level titanium white. Really impressed.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 06 December 2014, 03:33:45 AM
Assyrian chariots undercoated. I'm alarmed, as usual; it's always tricky to fit the crew into the car, so I foresee trouble in the near future. But they are clearly going to look almost good enough to compensate for their inevitably wimpish battlefield performance.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 06 December 2014, 09:09:44 AM
This week I prepped, primed and inked figures for a top secret, army-sized project required for a certain point a month or so into the new year :-$


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 06 December 2014, 10:54:52 AM
Begun painting dismounted Russian dragoons for the GNW. Very necessary as Czar Peter's horsemen often operated on foot. However, I've now grasped the enormity of the task - there are to be six regiments of dragoons; each regiment comprises 5 squadrons. Each regiment has a different coloured uniform, so I can't just paint a generic dismounted dragoon. And if some likely lad wants to dismount all his dragoons (and one will, as sure as eggs is eggs) I'm looking to provide 30 squadrons of the little devils.

Nurse! The screens - quickly!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 06 December 2014, 02:58:26 PM
Having to paint some 6mm Prussians and Bavarians in order to play my first BBB game.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 06 December 2014, 09:12:32 PM
Finished off my A7V and 3 armoured cars for my AVBCW forces. Very happy with the result as the whole force has a nice unified look. All that remains are for some balkenkreuz to be added that are in the post from Minibits.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 December 2014, 01:02:23 AM
Facings and cuffs done, then maybe the insanity set it, lace, buttonholes, why? Eeek!  :'(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 07 December 2014, 09:07:36 AM
Facings and cuffs done, then maybe the insanity set it, lace, buttonholes, why? Eeek!  :'(

You can do it, Will !
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 December 2014, 09:09:40 AM
I did do it, but was bozz-eyed by the end!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 07 December 2014, 08:41:33 PM
Finished 3 horse artillery limbers for use with my AVBCW forces. At present a pretty productive period which is nice.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 09 December 2014, 01:57:10 PM
Based and primed an Empress Miniatures four man SAS squad for use with 'No End In Sight' modern skirmish rules. Hope to have them finished in time for a game on Saturday...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 December 2014, 05:01:05 PM
Varnish applied


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 09 December 2014, 08:42:35 PM
Quote
Hope to have them finished in time for a game on Saturday...

Work just put pay to any chance of getting these finished. Not going to rush them, so will find other things to paint... :-\.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 December 2014, 11:48:27 PM
A night of PVA and sand.

No, it's not like that. Applied to bases! Sheesh!

Assembled six more bases of Mongols too.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 December 2014, 09:55:15 PM
Inked bases.
Assembled Argentine special forces squad too.
Basically thinking into the Xmas gap and what to do and future projects...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 December 2014, 11:07:03 PM
Oh... And six stands of Ashigaru and nine stands of palisades for the Samurai.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 11 December 2014, 12:40:09 AM
Assyrian chariots ready for action; expect to finish the first archer regiment today, and maybe one more before departure for Italy.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 December 2014, 07:21:25 AM
Bases painted, sealed, flocked and labelled.
Flags later, maybe a photo or thirty tomorrow... Maybe...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 14 December 2014, 11:32:53 AM
Tunneling into my lead mountain in the last week I've come across nearly 500 unpainted German and British WW2 Skytrex 15mm figures I'd forgotten I had. Hmmmmm, must do something about them.... 


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 December 2014, 12:46:05 PM
Ebay?  ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 14 December 2014, 12:48:02 PM
Actually, I was thinking more along the lines of painting them. You can never have too much infantry.  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 14 December 2014, 01:42:59 PM
Hallo FM Haig....

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 14 December 2014, 02:11:35 PM
You can never have too much infantry.  :)

I suspect many Admirals may dispute that.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 December 2014, 09:53:25 PM
Got bored...
Started a cavalry unit.
🐎


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 18 December 2014, 07:11:58 AM
Got eye strain looking at the tiny wossname above.
(Said he having to press his nose against the monitor.)
Getting eyestrain from doing some 6mm bits and bobs and some strange gun (who's name I've forgotten) for Orcs.
(What's it called again, Mark ?)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 18 December 2014, 07:27:34 AM
The Doo-Dah Thingyamebob?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 18 December 2014, 07:45:20 AM
No...It was a long German name....Wossnamewurfurfaustgruppenoberthingy...Or something like that. ;)
(It's probably in Mark's original correspondence......If I can find where I've hidden that.... :-[ :-[ :-[ :-[)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 18 December 2014, 09:22:00 AM
That name is correspondence in itself.  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 December 2014, 11:39:58 PM
Most of the dry brushing and secondary colours done, flesh inked, will highlight that tomorrow, hopefully.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 19 December 2014, 08:34:47 AM
Just basing up the single battalion of the Jonkopings Regiment. With its red facings it looks decidedly un-Swedish


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 December 2014, 11:13:58 PM
Cavalry finished.
Well... Apart from varnish and basing.
Only 12 in the unit, regulars too, so not too heavy a job.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 December 2014, 12:17:25 PM
Six bases of Mongol light horse started last night, base coats applied, ink wash done, puzzlement as to which colours I used commenced as I'm limiting my palate again!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 21 December 2014, 07:10:15 PM
Decals applied to some German vehicles for use with the AVBCW period.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 December 2014, 11:58:12 PM
Bulk of dry brushing done before youngest woke up, hope to get a bit more done in a while...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 December 2014, 12:45:59 AM
Finished them apart from varnish, basing and flags.

Ho ho ho all!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 25 December 2014, 08:50:48 AM
I think I need a tenacity resolution for New Year.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 25 December 2014, 06:05:00 PM
I think I need a tenacity resolution for New Year.

 ;D =D>

Managed a spot of overbrushing yesterday while the horde were watching festive cartoons. For some reason today hasn't been as productive, yet  ;)

Ho ho ho all!

Ditto!  <:-P


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 December 2014, 11:50:05 PM
With a very full tummy, and as the Dear Lady Lemmey watches Downtown, I base coated and inked a platoon of Argentine special forces.

Spent forever deciding which uniform to put them in, the Dark Green invasion garb or the camouflage of the occupation forces.
Went dark so that I can use them with my LVTP.  8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 26 December 2014, 07:25:41 AM
No painting today, but some planning in the evening whilst family watching telly. Going to be difficult to do much until around the New Year due to travelling and work. Can but hope though :D.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 December 2014, 11:58:35 PM
Maybe painting a unit of Argentine special forces after watching the Top Gear Patagonia special was a bit much...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 29 December 2014, 08:49:31 AM
Finally got stuck in to those pesky Prussians. Only the brass and flags to complete before varnishing, washing and basing, so they'll be done by the end of the week. Then, whilst those stages are drying off, I can dry brush and flock the French bases, then it will be on to the Hanoverians for the BBB training scenario, free on the Yahoo group site.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 December 2014, 12:29:03 AM
Another night of sand and PVA tonight.
Pva really does not like Army Painter Matt varnish, one batch I hadn't varnished, glue took straight away on the primer, others take forever to affix the sand too!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 30 December 2014, 09:12:15 AM
Have you tried Vallejo Pumice basing paste. I use it a lot these days. Beats messing with sand.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 December 2014, 09:21:40 AM
No, it would involve changing basing style halfway through several longer-term projects.
Found a dollop more pva in the mix helped.... A little.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 December 2014, 12:00:58 AM
Nine stands of cavalry and five Agentine marines bases inked tonight.
Main Base coat and inks done on six stands of Ashigaru.

Lots of little bits of planning for the next big project.
At one of those crossroads points:
Deciding whether I can do a French 1870 division, a Prussian 1870 Division, start my 1864 Danes or finish my 1864 Winter Prussians in the meantime before I start on this next project that I want done before early December 2015?  :-\


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 01 January 2015, 12:09:40 PM
Returned from our 800 mile round trip to the Westcountry on Sunday to find that my back refuses to straighten up and lets me know not to try. Walking around like Methuselah for the past few days whilst slathering on the Deep Heat and waiting for an osteopath appointment. Looks like the second Panzergrenadier company will have to wait.  #-o #-o #-o 


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 January 2015, 12:16:34 AM
Outbreak of DIY today,
First coat on the kitchen sorted...
Dry brushed some bases to releave the painting in 1:1 scale.  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 02 January 2015, 09:22:08 AM
Decided to get the 6mm bases sorted out for the French 6mm 1870 army for BBB so that I could get some pictures up on the web.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 January 2015, 12:36:49 AM
Flock, scatter and clumping done on three sets of troops.
Varnish and photos later, today, gawd, yes, it is today I suppose.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 03 January 2015, 08:44:33 AM
Flocking later today, then back to the Prussians tomorrow. According to the BBB Yahoo group page Spicheren is about to appear as a free small-scale training scenario.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 January 2015, 10:00:27 AM
Is better get on with some more French...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 04 January 2015, 08:15:00 PM
Started on 6 GW LotR miniatures to be used for a variety of rules sets. Two were actually finished this evening, which suprised me, but then I did choose the quickest to paint. The level of detail is amazing but my paint job won't do them justice. As long as they look nice on the table I'm happy :D.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 04 January 2015, 10:33:43 PM
Drybrushing, varnishing, glueing and painting 6mm Prussian and 10mm French flags. Almost done.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 06 January 2015, 09:21:20 AM
Got back to the Panzergrenadiers last night. They should be ready for Bastogne on the 25th.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 06 January 2015, 01:43:39 PM
Finally got the French 6mm up on the forum. Now to get on with basing up more Irregular Prussians. Surprised at how relatively straightforward the flags were to paint.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 08 January 2015, 04:12:48 PM
Got a bit of colour onto my Competiton Army today - they suddenly look like I might actually get them finished in time now!  :D

Reinforcements have been sent for, as have The Troll Centaurs  8-}

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 January 2015, 06:09:51 PM
Waiting for payday for mine to be ordered!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 08 January 2015, 10:28:24 PM
Prussians off the painting rods, based, textured and dry-brushed. flocking to follow. More Prussians on the rods now, primed, tunics and backpacks done. Trousers, cuffs, collars and rolled greatcoats tomorrow.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 January 2015, 11:46:23 AM
Got some paint on some figures last night for the first time in a week.
Not through lack of mojo, just hadn't had time with the new supply cover post and planning for it.
Did get out for a game of Flames on Thursday.  8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 10 January 2015, 12:55:03 PM
Finished off two Welsh Noble cavalry stands for Dux Bellorum this morning, all bar a wash and lacquer. They've been sat around for ages so a nice feeling to have completed them. Ready to go for some minor adjustments is a unit of monks for the Welsh, then onto basing and painting these. Just waiting for SWMBO to come home so that I'm free of Daddy Day Care duties...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 10 January 2015, 02:23:32 PM
The rest of my Assyrians have arrived, but I've got a burning, aching feeling in my brush-hand thumb and index finger; tried to paint today and had to give up, whimpering in pain, after a half hour.  :'(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 10 January 2015, 03:47:23 PM
Wimp.

IanS  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 11 January 2015, 12:25:31 AM
We can't all be super-butch macho-men.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 11 January 2015, 02:58:46 AM
Are neither of your companions from Italy available to minister to your injured hand ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 11 January 2015, 04:55:35 AM
I'd probably injure it more with...well, you're too young to be concerned with such matters.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 11 January 2015, 09:41:27 AM
Hope for your sake it's not the onset of arthritis. Now getting on with a little command vignette for the painting comp.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 11 January 2015, 09:53:45 AM
Arthritis shewed up seven years ago, alas.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 11 January 2015, 10:08:58 AM
Not merely sympathetic but also empathetic.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 11 January 2015, 10:11:29 AM
Spent the last couple of evenings turning out plastic Hanomags. Never realised how many of the little blighters a company had. And when you spray the little devils they're so light the spray pushes them along.  :o


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 11 January 2015, 10:16:36 AM
Not merely sympathetic but also empathetic.
ty


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 11 January 2015, 10:17:13 AM
Sounds like a Women's Institute re-enactment - hanomags at dawn.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 January 2015, 12:53:51 PM
FK: Sorry dude.  :(

No painting here last night, slept 10:30-9:30...
And spring cleaning has started, so after I finish school planning and resource making, not likely to get much done tonight either.  :'(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 11 January 2015, 04:30:45 PM
Based up a few more re-inforcements for Dux Bellorum in advance of the next campaign game.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: toxicpixie on 12 January 2015, 11:39:29 AM
FK: Sorry dude.  :(

No painting here last night, slept 10:30-9:30...
And spring cleaning has started, so after I finish school planning and resource making, not likely to get much done tonight either.  :'(

That's all sounding very Monty Python.

"In mah day we went t'bed an hour before we got up! We sculpted thirty 'ours a day for Pendraken, wore our fingers t'nubbins and paid them fer t'privilege, AND WERE GRATEFUL FERRIT!"

Or possibly replace "Pendraken" with "Ofsted" and "got sacked for it" if what other teachers tell me is about right :/


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 12 January 2015, 01:29:31 PM
Sounds like a Women's Institute re-enactment - hanomags at dawn.

 :D :D :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 January 2015, 11:11:40 PM
Two hours on my Ashugaru tonight.
World feels better.  <:-P m/


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 13 January 2015, 09:21:01 AM
As compared to what?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Matt J on 13 January 2015, 11:27:52 AM
(http://www.eaglehunter.co.uk/images/VG_19_Kublai-Khan.jpg)

started working on this for the comp.

think I may have bitten off more than I can chew  :-\


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 13 January 2015, 11:39:00 AM
You're just trying to put the wind up Mad Lemmey, aren't you?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 January 2015, 01:53:18 PM
Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaat!  :'(

 :P


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Matt J on 13 January 2015, 04:30:48 PM
unfortunately the mongol range doesn't have a reclining Kublai Khan figure or haremesque type attendants (has Phil not finished that Anglo-Zanzibar war range yet!  :-w )



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 January 2015, 06:27:08 PM
Try the Amazin range instead Matt...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 January 2015, 10:59:14 PM
Two hours last night, nothing tonight except sorting out an update and sync of t'Mrs's iPod...

Need a break from painting details on Ashugaru armour and weapons!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 15 January 2015, 08:21:12 AM
took delivery of some very small Brigade Model buildings to use with the 6mm figures. Need to knock up a few villages and small towns for Froeschwiller.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 January 2015, 11:58:40 PM
Six stands of Ashugaru are now at the end of the painting stage, now just need to base them.

What next?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 17 January 2015, 12:02:28 AM
More ashigaru. You need lots.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 17 January 2015, 09:47:59 AM
Still knocking out Hanomags. Did something extremely foolish last night - knocked over a full pot of polystyrene cement on the work-table. Had to open all the doors and windows to get rid of the fumes. Not funny when the temperature outside is touching zero.  :-q :-q :-q


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 17 January 2015, 10:18:25 AM
Half way through painting some more units for Dux Bellorum. Had to stop to watch 'The History Boys' by Alan Bennet that was simply superb :).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 17 January 2015, 11:56:12 AM
Excellent film. Also a merry romp with the Musketeers last night - had the Moorish general come up with a miniature atomic bomb?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 17 January 2015, 04:55:02 PM
The Holy Hand-Grenade of Antioch perhaps.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 18 January 2015, 01:43:46 AM
Consult the Book of Armaments!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 January 2015, 10:42:54 PM
Got some sand and pva basing done tonight.
Phew.
Worried work was taking over.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 January 2015, 10:47:06 PM
Tonight was inking based and day dreaming of what I'm painting next...  I-) =P~


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 21 January 2015, 10:50:12 PM
Bread bags tonight (120 0f them) then watched Wolf Hall and the Sufragette comedy, which reminded me of the old Brian Rix farces.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 22 January 2015, 07:01:25 AM
All painting on hold for the past 5 days due to no hot water or central heating as unit packed up >:(. Sod's Law it would happen just before we are due to have it replaced >:(. Fingers crossed normal service will resume tomorrow when we have a nice and warm house. Plus side is I've had two games in three days :).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 22 January 2015, 07:07:33 AM
It is increasingly clear the the Assyrian army will be ready for action before very much more time shall have elapsed. I still have no idea whether I've made it too strong, or not strong enough. There's a lot of armour on disciplined troops, true, but the Egyptian chariots are many and elite. It'll take a few battles to sort out whether they're decently matched.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 22 January 2015, 08:31:24 AM
All painting on hold for the past 5 days due to no hot water or central heating as unit packed up >:(. Sod's Law it would happen just before we are due to have it replaced >:(. Fingers crossed normal service will resume tomorrow when we have a nice and warm house.

Oooh! Nasty! Why do they never break down in July?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 22 January 2015, 08:36:14 AM
good that you can get on at last. Boots and helmets on my Prussians today so that I can move on to the basing over the weekend.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 22 January 2015, 08:39:59 AM
Nearly completed my Hanomag marathon. Only have to crew the little beasts now. And find some way of weighing them down - these plastic kits are so light it's actually possible to blow them along on the table.  #-o


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 22 January 2015, 11:14:56 PM
No painting after all. got locked out of the house all day so went down the club and played a SYW game instead (good job I'd left my rule down there).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 January 2015, 06:24:12 AM
Parents evening, got home at 9, too tired to paint.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 23 January 2015, 08:58:50 AM
Heating being replaced on the coldest day of the Winter so far! Really frustrating not being able to do the odd bit of painting during the week.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 23 January 2015, 10:56:06 AM
Bloody Hell! Now I'm ill in bed. Infection, antibiotics but they give me a muscle reaction.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 23 January 2015, 12:20:44 PM
All painting on hold for the past 5 days due to no hot water or central heating as unit packed up >:(. Sod's Law it would happen just before we are due to have it replaced >:(. Fingers crossed normal service will resume tomorrow when we have a nice and warm house. Plus side is I've had two games in three days :).

Don't worry about it. We all know it's quite easy to put up with inconvenience, provided it's happening to somebody else.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Ithoriel on 23 January 2015, 12:23:14 PM
Bloody Hell! Now I'm ill in bed. Infection, antibiotics but they give me a muscle reaction.

Not good. Been there myself recently so I empathise and sympathise! Get better soon.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 23 January 2015, 12:46:10 PM
Nearly completed my Hanomag marathon. Only have to crew the little beasts now. And find some way of weighing them down - these plastic kits are so light it's actually possible to blow them along on the table.  #-o

For my homemade card buildings I usually put a stone inside -liberally glued in place of course- perhaps you could do something similar in a scenic fashion on the bases. I've found some of the larger pieces of roadside gravel are adequate.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 23 January 2015, 12:58:14 PM
For my homemade card buildings I usually put a stone inside -liberally glued in place of course- perhaps you could do something similar in a scenic fashion on the bases. I've found some of the larger pieces of roadside gravel are adequate.

The problem is, Subedai, there isn't much space within the volume of the model to place weights. I suppose I could base them, but that wouldn't add that much weight and , anyway, it goes against the grain. I think what I will do is melt down a few old figures and spread the molten metal in a thin layer on a biscuit tin lid. Then, once it's solidified, I can chop it into oblongs that will fit between the tracks. Hopefully that will do the trick.

Incidentally, I also have a big collection of card buildings and I use use superannuated figures to weigh mine down. Well, it reduces the lead mountain somewhat.   :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: toxicpixie on 23 January 2015, 01:13:29 PM
I'd suggest fishing weights glued under the body between the tracks, but if you've got the facilities and time to "cast your own" from off cuts, flash and spares then that's cheaper :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 23 January 2015, 01:14:44 PM
Thanks Ithoriel.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 23 January 2015, 01:16:59 PM
I'd suggest fishing weights glued under the body between the tracks, but if you've got the facilities and time to "cast your own" from off cuts, flash and spares then that's cheaper :D

Yeah, I'd still have to file the fishing weights down. There really is that little space on the model. Thanks for the suggestion anyway, Pixie.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: toxicpixie on 23 January 2015, 01:21:39 PM
Also, good luck kicking the chest infection AND the antibiotics, Leman/DP :(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 23 January 2015, 01:53:39 PM
Cheers Toxic.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 23 January 2015, 02:38:58 PM
The problem is, Subedai, there isn't much space within the volume of the model to place weights. I suppose I could base them, but that wouldn't add that much weight and , anyway, it goes against the grain. I think what I will do is melt down a few old figures and spread the molten metal in a thin layer on a biscuit tin lid. Then, once it's solidified, I can chop it into oblongs that will fit between the tracks. Hopefully that will do the trick.

Incidentally, I also have a big collection of card buildings and I use use superannuated figures to weigh mine down. Well, it reduces the lead mountain somewhat.   :)

I based (sorry, unintentional) that now erroneous assumption on the fact I base all of my vehicles.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 23 January 2015, 04:40:08 PM
TBH so do I. It removes doubt related to range and angle of dangle.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 January 2015, 04:59:09 PM
Get well soon.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 23 January 2015, 05:18:17 PM
Cheers Lem. Should be fighting fit for Vapnartak.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 January 2015, 02:16:03 AM
Two fantasy forces cleaned and assembled tonight, including one minor and one major conversion started. Aliens and their queen assembled too.
Three units of AWI British had their missing figures added. Generals assembled and wounded/damage markers also constructed. Gen. Washington also assembled.
Then spent a long time mucking about trying to decide how many figures to put into a unit for my next mega project. Think I might have found a workable answer.

Also watched the new version of 'The Sweeny', it was a bit good!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 25 January 2015, 07:54:33 AM
Hope you get better soon Leman. House nice and warm but family stuff getting in the way of things. Made a plan of stuff to paint between now and end of Febuary, which should be achievable :-\. I'm finding that if I concentrate on one project, it really helps move things along. Hope it lasts :D.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 25 January 2015, 10:35:08 AM
Found some 8mm flat magnets at, of all places, one of my wife's dolls house conventions on Saturday. They fit between the tracks of the Hanomags quite neatly, grab on to strips of steel paper glued to the carrying box interior and add some much-needed weight to the models.  <:-P


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 25 January 2015, 12:51:15 PM
Well the antibiotics have kicked in and abdominal discomfort now gone so able to start painting again. Yes, The Sweeney was a good watch. Was there ever a follow up? I'd like to see the IA bloke get his come uppance.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 25 January 2015, 08:36:02 PM
Finished of another squadron of Shermans this evening that have been 'in progress' for at least 6 months or more :-[. Really nice feeling to have them finished, all bar the lacquering that will be done tomorrow once everything is nice and dry. Then some Minibits transfers and local lacquering of these and their done :).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 25 January 2015, 09:46:50 PM
Two fantasy forces cleaned and assembled tonight, including one minor and one major conversion started. Aliens and their queen assembled too.
Three units of AWI British had their missing figures added. Generals assembled and wounded/damage markers also constructed. Gen. Washington also assembled.
Then spent a long time mucking about trying to decide how many figures to put into a unit for my next mega project. Think I might have found a workable answer.

Also watched the new version of 'The Sweeny', it was a bit good!


Get well soon Leman.

Taped the Sweeny...haven't got round to watching it yet. Remember the original series, loved the gallows style humour in it. The films were a bit of a let down apart from the catch phrase 'Get me Mr Johnson' -a pseudonym for a hitman.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 26 January 2015, 07:05:42 AM
Quote
'Get me Mr Johnson' -a pseudonym for a hitman.

Perfect for me :D. I'll just have to work out my fees... :-\ ;).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 26 January 2015, 07:36:56 AM
Hope you feel better soon. Bob !
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 26 January 2015, 09:01:51 AM
Thanks Phil. Had to cancel a game early last week but should be able to do it tomorrow now. First go at Napoleonic Command and Colours.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 26 January 2015, 09:07:46 PM
Shermans all lacquered. Basecoated and washed some Universal Carriers and Wasp carriers that have been on the table for the same length of time as the Shermans :-[. Nice to see them finally getting some paint applied :).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 26 January 2015, 10:26:45 PM
I have been a totally lazy git this evening. Really sad to see the demise of Lilly Bell at the end of Hell on Wheels. Anyone know if there's a third series?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 27 January 2015, 08:52:06 AM
Just begun the preparation of A. Kropotov's Russian horse grenadier regiment for the GNW. As far as I know, a totally unique Pendraken wargames unit (so far).  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 27 January 2015, 09:00:06 AM
Also Volontaires d'Ouest in the French 1870 range. As far as I can make out never more than a few hundred took part in the campaigns of the Army of the Loire, but they were one of the better units in that army. Consequently it is impossible to represent that army without them.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 28 January 2015, 12:12:28 PM
Finished my British Carrier platoon last night. Not sure what to go on to next, but probably some Churchills and AVREs to flesh out existing units.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 28 January 2015, 12:29:56 PM
Back to my Prussians, but at least I caught up with one of my wargame buddies I hadn't seen since before Christmas. Two games of Napoleonic Commands and Colours ensued.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 28 January 2015, 02:14:20 PM
Recent stuff:
Victory at Sea - WW2
German & British fleets in 1/3000 - enough to do all the scenarios in the rulebook
Victory at Sea - moderns (Missiles at Sea variant)
British & Soviet fleets in 1/3000
all painted...
Maurice
AWI British & Hessians & Rebellious monkeys in 2mm (for Brandywine scenario in rulebook)
Anglo-Allied v French in 2mm (for Fontenoy scenario in rulebook)
all based...
NapoleonicMaster / Black Powder
1809 French & Austrians and Austro-Hungarians in 10mm Pendraken loveliness
all undercoated & over brushed ready for painting...
Beyond the Lilly Banners / Maurice / Pike & Shotte
Monmouth v Rebels for Sedgemoor in 10mm LoA Pendraken loveliness
all undercoated...
By Fire & Sword / Pike & Shotte
Polish & Ottomans in 10mm Pendraken loveliness
all based...

Upcoming:
3 x 2mm armies for Maurice as (belated) Christmas pressies for the Minehead crew
WW1 Early War German, British, French and Middle East (both sides) - 10mm Pendraken loveliness
Secret 10mm Pendraken loveliness project
2mm armies for Blucher
Winter War 28mm
WW1 Age of Dreadnoughts in 1/3000
and more...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 January 2015, 06:10:44 PM
Nik's mojo is back!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 29 January 2015, 12:43:44 PM
Nik's mojo is back!

Let's hope so - otherwise I'm going to have an embarrassing delay in updating this thread, eh Will?!  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 30 January 2015, 05:23:41 AM
This weekend, either the Mahdist invasion of Abbysinia as part of the campaign, or an ancient Assyrian foray into 8th-century Egypt, depending on how fast I paint the kisir sharutti and Midianite auxiliaries on Saturday.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 January 2015, 06:53:23 AM
Nothing since last Sunday, new cover job is eating all my time and energies.  :-X
Will force myself to get into gear for the painting comp, what with half term two weeks away and all.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 30 January 2015, 10:08:18 AM
Half term seems to happen every fortnight these days.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 30 January 2015, 01:30:48 PM
Managing to get in the odd hour or two here and there on my painting competition Fantasy Egyptians and now they're starting to come together  :)

Primed my troll centaurs, but still not entirely sure what I'm going to do with them!  :-/

Got yours yet lemmey?!  ;)

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 January 2015, 11:39:12 PM
Yup, assembled and on bases.

Also spent a long time with the milliputt on the troll centaurs tonight! ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 31 January 2015, 08:25:41 AM
Carrier platoon lacquered and Churchills basecoated and washed, ready for drybrush highlights etc. Now must think of entries for the painting competition :-\


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 31 January 2015, 10:16:16 AM
Finally got to play with the Hanomags last night. Got one platoon wiped out trying to take Stavelot. Ah, well, you can't make an omelette..... 


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 31 January 2015, 11:20:00 AM
All Assyrians painted. I'll have to see what I can do with the Midianites this evening.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 31 January 2015, 03:23:26 PM
All the Continental Wars Society material arrived this morning, including the disc with the first 69 issues on it. So much to get stuck into - I may be some time.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 January 2015, 05:36:01 PM
Undercoating this morning.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 01 February 2015, 08:16:29 PM
At Vapnartak today. Overall a good show and Pendraken were doing a rip-roaring trade. I came away with no less than four buildings (all northern France) and some packs of bases so that I can use my 10mm FPW stuff with FOB2.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 February 2015, 08:24:02 PM
Put in a painting marathon last night.
Base coated and inked 100+ x 10mm figures, finished three armoured cars, from start, and scratch built another booby trap for my 15mm Hungarians.
Today the last four items got varnished.
Just rubble on the booby trap to do now!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: toxicpixie on 01 February 2015, 08:33:00 PM
Leman, cheers for the comment about the Continental Wars Society - it reminded me to bang them an email about joining & getting te back issues!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 01 February 2015, 09:56:00 PM
Highly recommended Toxic. What is quite nostalgic is the very early ones are obviously typed and roneoed from before the days when computers became commonplace. The current style is very beautifully produced with plenty of colour. A real find. I can also recommend Epsilon's French house with the Otard advert. My son informs me it's a French brandy, established in the C18th so quite pertinent to 1870. Consequently  I bought one today and it is stunning. How it is done for the price I do not know, but a great find by Pendraken.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: toxicpixie on 01 February 2015, 10:45:31 PM
Eagerly awaiting both pdf and disc. Sent email couple if hours ago, got the email back with payment details etc shortly after. Not bad for a Sunday :D

Will be doing some 10mm (probably Italians, to sort of match the Crimea stuff a mate has and sort of match up through to the '66ish depending on how well I feel the uniform changes can be overlooked - I think it's just detail and cursory web-research suggests a lot was planned, part implemented but seldom completed in full - so I might get away with squeezing them into later use!), but for now a couple of 2mm Irregular battle packs will be winging over to me for use at the club.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 February 2015, 11:51:30 PM
Base highlight on the 10mm. Another coat tomorrow.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 02 February 2015, 09:29:53 AM
I think I might have written Matilda somewhere when I meant Minerva. Oops! should never confuse a goddess with an Aussie's bit of crumpet.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 02 February 2015, 12:18:40 PM
Do people know that the Jolly Swagman was called Andrew?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Westmarcher on 02 February 2015, 12:50:18 PM
That's Andy.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Westmarcher on 02 February 2015, 12:53:13 PM
Highly recommended Toxic. What is quite nostalgic is the very early ones are obviously typed and roneoed from before the days when computers became commonplace. The current style is very beautifully produced with plenty of colour. A real find. I can also recommend Epsilon's French house with the Otard advert. My son informs me it's a French brandy, established in the C18th so quite pertinent to 1870. Consequently  I bought one today and it is stunning. How it is done for the price I do not know, but a great find by Pendraken.

Spot on (apparently). According to the French historian, Max Gallo, "for over two hundred years, posters have been displayed in public places all over the world." The modern poster, as we know it, however, dates back to 1870 when the printing industry perfected colour lithography and made mass production possible.
[from Wikipedia - so it must be true]


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 02 February 2015, 01:36:52 PM

Just rubble on the booby trap to do now!


Please post a photo, your booby traps are hilarious :) (or is this a "serious" one?)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 02 February 2015, 01:39:16 PM
Does sound like some sort of youf slang - "Hey baby - got some rubble on the booby trap! Fine rubble, if you know what I'm saying!"


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 02 February 2015, 01:44:53 PM
Please post a photo, your booby traps are hilarious :) (or is this a "serious" one?)

Agreed  :)

I've had a bit of a blitz on the gee-gees for my Napoleonics - all done (French, Austrian & Hungarian) bar the blazes...tonight...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 02 February 2015, 03:17:07 PM
Assyrians are ready to come down like something fierce and predatory on something helpless and vulnerable.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 February 2015, 06:27:32 PM
Hopefully tonight. This is a subtle one...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 02 February 2015, 06:37:47 PM
Hopefully tonight. This is a subtle one...

Boooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 02 February 2015, 07:36:45 PM
Please post a photo, your booby traps are hilarious :) (or is this a "serious" one?)
Should be on Top Totty thread.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 February 2015, 11:20:56 PM
Much cleaning up of figures and PVA onto bases!
Still pulling it off my fingers...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 04 February 2015, 07:08:57 AM
Churchills all finished ready for a coat of lacquer in the next few days. Next I think are the dismounted troops for the Carrier Platoon which will probably get entered into the painting comp.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 04 February 2015, 07:47:57 AM
Decided to have a little break from the 6mm, so a unit of 1870 French dragoons up on the chocks and primed ready to go.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 04 February 2015, 09:51:25 AM
All my 10mm Napoleonic nags are done; also based up the 3 x 2mm Maurice SYW armies for the Minehead crew  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 09 February 2015, 01:32:49 PM
Project Troll Centaur is now begun  :D

Meanwhile, the mythical Egyptian hordes are, umm, progressing ;)

Not sure the chariot's going to make it though :'(

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 February 2015, 04:41:51 PM
Strangely, same with me!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Ithoriel on 09 February 2015, 05:31:11 PM
My Egyptians are slowly morphing into Sumerian guardsmen!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 09 February 2015, 07:11:28 PM
Strangely, same with me!

Goodness, what a coincidence  :-$  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 09 February 2015, 07:39:06 PM
Boxed off ten more Prussian 6mm bases and making good progress with the 10mm French dragoons. Also need to do tinv buildings and make some woodland for the impending battle of Spicheren.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 February 2015, 08:50:18 PM
Flesh and wash done, mutter mutter...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 09 February 2015, 09:20:56 PM
You've had a bath?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 February 2015, 09:21:32 PM
Not yet, but it is only February


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 09 February 2015, 10:11:25 PM
Boxed off ten more Prussian 6mm bases and making good progress with the 10mm French dragoons. Also need to do tinv buildings and make some woodland for the impending battle of Spicheren.

Gonna post some pictures?

Recently finished 15 x French line battalions, 3 x Guard battalions, 1 x 4 block C a C cavalry regiment. To do for the French FPW - 3 x Guard battalions, 1 x 4 block lancer regiment, 4 x Auntie Hilary and 7 x commanders.

Then it's time to start the Prussians!

All are from Irregular FPW Battlepacks that I've had lying around for ages. (Need some more of both sides though.)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 February 2015, 10:18:49 PM
Fell asleep painting growth rings on bamboo palisades tonight! Yaaaaawn!  I-) I-) I-)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Matt J on 09 February 2015, 11:35:31 PM
Kublai Khan coming on nicely, 1 elephant down 3 to go.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 10 February 2015, 07:38:58 AM
All stuff on hold as wife been ill with flu and stupidly busy at work. Hope to get some stuff done towards the end of the week when I'm off...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 10 February 2015, 09:23:55 AM
Kublai Khan coming on nicely, 1 elephant down 3 to go.

This I gotta see!
Always fancied doing one myself...just as an exercise in elephant painting you understand, nothing at all to do with the ostentatiousness of such a singularly dramatic command base.  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Matt J on 10 February 2015, 10:38:02 AM
Quote
This I gotta see!
Always fancied doing one myself...just as an exercise in elephant painting you understand, nothing at all to do with the ostentatiousness of such a singularly dramatic command base.

It will be awesome  ;)

(if I finish it on time! and avoid Nobby's eradication ray)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 10 February 2015, 11:15:49 AM
Kublai Khan coming on nicely, 1 elephant down 3 to go.

That's a model I look forward to seeing.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 10 February 2015, 11:22:05 AM
I know Kublai Khan was a large lad - but four elephants?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 10 February 2015, 03:51:46 PM
I know Kublai Khan was a large lad - but four elephants?

Well, if you got, flaunt it as they say...and as he had it he flaunted it -big style. It was a command platform spread across the backs of four elephants so that he could see and be seen. (Probably had his own personal instant-flush toilet at the back.)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 10 February 2015, 04:00:48 PM
Well, if you got, flaunt it as they say...and as he had it he flaunted it -big style. It was a command platform spread across the backs of four elephants so that he could see and be seen. (Probably had his own personal instant-flush toilet at the back.)

Just looked this up; couldn't believe it was actually real :o


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: toxicpixie on 10 February 2015, 04:03:29 PM
So, how soon before the cries of the "The Mongol range isn't complete without one!" come up :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 10 February 2015, 04:04:18 PM
So, how soon before the cries of the "The Mongol range isn't complete without one!" come up :D

would love to see the price of that!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 10 February 2015, 04:38:38 PM
I asked waaaay back when the range first came out:

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            Re: 'First Look' at the new Mongols!!!
Reply #192 on: 12 November 2013, 07:16:05 PM    

On a more possibly frivolous note, have you any intention of making Kublai Khan's four elephant command position?

Details here:

http://www.eaglehunter.co.uk/Vadim_Gallery/VG_19_Kublai_Khan.html

and here

http://www.ancestryimages.com/proddetail.php?prod=g6385

     

   
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http://thewordsofsubedai.blogspot.co.uk/


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: toxicpixie on 10 February 2015, 05:07:02 PM
would love to see the price of that!

Four elephants will set you back 9, a single general + command elephant 4.50 - so... a little bit north of a tenner at a guess?

The beauty of 10mm :D

Now, in 28mm...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 10 February 2015, 05:46:13 PM
Four elephants will set you back 9, a single general + command elephant 4.50 - so... a little bit north of a tenner at a guess?

The beauty of 10mm :D

Now, in 28mm...

Plus the howdah!  The Wiki P drawing looks rather grand; 16 quid or so I'd have thought  :-\

Still, damned fine centre piece  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 11 February 2015, 11:47:28 AM
Four elephants will set you back 9, a single general + command elephant 4.50 - so... a little bit north of a tenner at a guess?

The beauty of 10mm :D

Now, in 28mm...

In 28mm it would require two men to lift it and a reinforced table, I think....

(http://www.fanaticus.org/DBA/eyecandy/camps/camp172.jpg)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: toxicpixie on 11 February 2015, 11:49:37 AM
IT MUST BE MINE!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 11 February 2015, 12:13:59 PM
No ITS MINE MINE MINE I TELL YOU.

On a serious note it should be possible to bulid it with 4 naked elephants and Japanese/Chinese fissures.

Would look good.

Ians


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 11 February 2015, 12:20:07 PM
What's a Japanese/Chinese fissure, Ian? No, don't bother, I don't want to know!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 11 February 2015, 12:35:01 PM
In 28mm it would require two men to lift it and a reinforced table, I think....

(http://www.fanaticus.org/DBA/eyecandy/camps/camp172.jpg)

Is that 28mm Herts?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 11 February 2015, 01:32:50 PM
What's a Japanese/Chinese fissure, Ian? No, don't bother, I don't want to know!

OK - I canna type - FIGURE better. Sorry cant put it in Estuary for you to understand...

IanS  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 11 February 2015, 01:33:19 PM
Now that is impressive.

One day...one day.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 11 February 2015, 02:03:18 PM
Is that 28mm Herts?

It doesn't say - only that it was designed to act as a DBA camp. Made in Australia!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 11 February 2015, 02:06:14 PM
It doesn't say - only that it was designed to act as a DBA camp. Made in Australia!

Can't really tell as there's nothing to give the sale away but it doesn't look 10mm :-\


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 11 February 2015, 02:43:21 PM
What's a Japanese/Chinese fissure, Ian? No, don't bother, I don't want to know!

Ian resembles that question. NO AZTECS!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 11 February 2015, 04:13:08 PM
Good Grief - the Kat 'as gone do lally.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 February 2015, 11:51:03 PM
Finally got a nights painting in, flesh highlights, weapons and woodwork on three AWI regiments.
Hoping to get some decent hours painting in over half time!
Especially as I haven't even started my painting competition entries (unless I put in the thousand figures I painted last year)!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 13 February 2015, 11:54:35 AM
Just started on the Astrakhanski Dragoons - very smart in dark blue with white facings. And the postman's just delivered a big (200ml) bottle of Vallejo matt varnish which will keep me going for a while. The silly little 17ml bottles last no time at all.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 13 February 2015, 01:03:18 PM
a big (200ml) bottle of Vallejo matt varnish

Do you paint this on?

I ask because I use matt spray which, unless the weather conditions are perfect (warm / dry) is a bit of a bugger to get right.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 13 February 2015, 02:08:44 PM
All procrastination aside, clearing my backroom to make a wargames den this afternoon.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 13 February 2015, 02:34:02 PM
Do you paint this on?

I ask because I use matt spray which, unless the weather conditions are perfect (warm / dry) is a bit of a bugger to get right.

I do. Actually takes less time than you'd think if you use a big brush. And as I think I've said before, the Villejo product is the flattest matt I've come across. 


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 13 February 2015, 03:52:41 PM
In fact it's so flat I prefer the satin varnish.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 13 February 2015, 05:38:56 PM
I do. Actually takes less time than you'd think if you use a big brush. And as I think I've said before, the Villejo product is the flattest matt I've come across. 

Cheers Herts; on your say so I've ordered a mahoosive bottle.   ;)

I've used it before (17ml bottle) and quite liked it.  Didn't realise they made it in such large quantities.   :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: nikharwood on 13 February 2015, 06:17:58 PM
Finished painting the 3 SYW armies in 2mm for the Minehead crew, assembled my Blucher 2mm. Back to my Pendraken Naps this weekend methinks...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 13 February 2015, 08:37:47 PM
Finally lacquered my Churchills and then started on a 75mm artillery piece for my AVBCW/SCW International Brigade force.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 February 2015, 12:33:16 AM
Blacking and hair done.
White stuff to do. Next facings and musicians. Basing after...
Will be a break until Monday as my Mother is down for the weekend.
I can plan though! :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 February 2015, 01:43:19 AM
Finished painting the 3 SYW armies in 2mm for the Minehead crew, assembled my Blucher 2mm. Back to my Pendraken Naps this weekend methinks...

Ah, 2mm. The one scale you can paint directly from an aerosol canister with no loss of detail! ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 14 February 2015, 10:22:35 AM
Cheers Herts; on your say so I've ordered a mahoosive bottle.   ;)

I've used it before (17ml bottle) and quite liked it.  Didn't realise they made it in such large quantities.   :)

Gulp! What a responsibility!  :-SS :-SS :-SS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 14 February 2015, 10:43:16 AM
Gulp! What a responsibility!  :-SS :-SS :-SS

 ;D

Question though; how do you prevent bubbles? (Cue Michael Jackson joke I fear =) )


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 February 2015, 10:47:08 AM
Well, a handful of reinforcements to the ridiculous number of Celts in my Punic army, and I can now field a Gaulish host of the Telamon period. A useful, and also alarming, thing about armies in the eras of slower change is the way they spawn other armies.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 14 February 2015, 10:51:29 AM
Finally got round to painting a flag last night, just need my command figures and bases to arrive and we can get started again


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 14 February 2015, 10:52:14 AM
;D

Question though; how do you prevent bubbles? (Cue Michael Jackson joke I fear =) )

I've never found it to be a problem. I squirt a little of the varnish on to a palette (actually an old CD) and dip the brush into that. It goes on as a milky coating, but dries perfectly clear and matt.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 14 February 2015, 10:53:51 AM
I've never found it to be a problem. I squirt a little of the varnish on to a palette (actually an old CD) and dip the brush into that. It goes on as a milky coating, but dries perfectly clear and matt.

Yeah I've got a weeny bottle but, when I shake to mix, it creates loads of bubbles.  Can I get away without shaking it? (oh dear Lord, door wide open for FSN again).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 14 February 2015, 10:58:51 AM
Yeah I've got a weeny bottle but, when I shake to mix, it creates loads of bubbles.  Can I get away without shaking it? (oh dear Lord, door wide open for FSN again).

Are you talking about giving it a squirt and the milky liquid coming  out or something else?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 14 February 2015, 11:05:52 AM
Yeah I've got a weeny bottle but, when I shake to mix, it creates loads of bubbles.  Can I get away without shaking it? (oh dear Lord, door wide open for FSN again).

The bubbles just die away on the figures. I worried about it the first time around but they just disappear.

Are you talking about giving it a squirt and the milky liquid coming  out or something else?

OOOH! Inny bold!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 14 February 2015, 11:07:05 AM
The bubbles just die away on the figures. I worried about it the first time around but they just disappear.


Cracking, thanks Herts ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 14 February 2015, 11:07:52 AM
Are you talking about giving it a squirt and the milky liquid coming  out or something else?

 ;D

As I was typing it I knew, I just knew  =)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 14 February 2015, 12:01:10 PM
See, I've resisted!

Oh no! This might be impending maturity! - FSN


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 14 February 2015, 12:03:36 PM
See, I've resisted!

Oh no! This might be impending maturity! - FSN

I'll be generous, I'll give you about 3 minutes before you can't resist   :D

Remember though Nobby, this is now a serious forum ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 14 February 2015, 12:04:51 PM
;D

As I was typing it I knew, I just knew  =)

I apologise for being predictable


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 14 February 2015, 02:16:29 PM
You're also suspended from the forum for 2 seconds, for the earlier, smutty innuendo.
Cheers - A Moderator.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 14 February 2015, 02:21:31 PM
Anyone seen the Jap bird with the enormous norks? Oh sorry, wrong thread.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 February 2015, 07:46:17 AM
Undercoated some figures while Mrs Lemmey made cakes with the youngest and my Mother taught the eldest to knit!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 15 February 2015, 09:55:45 AM
Undercoated some figures while Mrs Lemmey made cakes with the youngest and my Mother taught the eldest to knit!

Do you own a time machine.

That series of events wouldn't be out of place in the 1950s. :)



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 15 February 2015, 09:59:26 AM
Do you own a time machine.

That series of events wouldn't be out of place in the 1950s. :)



 Al Reed just said exactly the same thing on the light programme


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 15 February 2015, 10:01:47 AM
Al Reed just said exactly the same thing on the light programme

 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 16 February 2015, 09:17:08 PM
75mm artillery gun and dismounted carrier platoon finished this evening, with lacquering and basing tomorrow. Rather productive after one of those days at work you'd rather forget.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 February 2015, 01:50:53 AM
Three units white belts and correct facing colours applied. Just artillery and wounded to get sorted now. :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 17 February 2015, 06:06:01 AM
Nothing to paint!  ~X( :-w =((


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 February 2015, 07:21:29 AM
Seriously?

Don't say it aloud!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 17 February 2015, 09:26:27 AM
Nothing to paint!  ~X( :-w =((

No lead mountain :o


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: toxicpixie on 17 February 2015, 09:29:49 AM
Aieee!

Although I know the feeling... slight timing error on some undercoating. I might have to slip to (shhh, don't tell!) some 20mm plastics :S


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 17 February 2015, 10:12:40 AM
Nothing to paint!  ~X( :-w =((

That's what comes of living on the other side of the world, FK. Lead anorexia.  :o


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 17 February 2015, 11:17:09 AM
Worse than that. The only items I'm interested in can't be had yet in 10mm.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 17 February 2015, 11:40:18 AM
Worse than that. The only items I'm interested in caen't be had yet in 10mm.

Oh (snigger) what would they be?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 February 2015, 11:07:58 PM
AWI batch done. Just need varnish and basing now.
Now to finally decide on my Painting Competition ideas...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 20 February 2015, 10:09:36 AM
Now to finally decide on my Painting Competition ideas...

I know you're fast lemmey, but...  :o

Managed to get mine onto bases and some basing material slopped around their feet!  Busy weekend coming up with second daughter's birthday, mother visiting and multiple birthday parties...  :-SS

Hopefully I'll be able to pretty up the bases and finish any louching up on the figures, but at least I've got something to photograph now! #:-S

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 20 February 2015, 01:24:45 PM
Started making some scratch built hills and marshy areas over the past few days. Hope to put grit etc on them today once space is free in the kitchen...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 February 2015, 01:58:47 AM
Seven days left. Competition entries finished 0.
Loads still to start!  X_X :-SS :-SS :-SS 8-}


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 21 February 2015, 09:06:03 AM
Hope to complete the french dragoons this weekend ready for basing. will then put into painting comp just before deadline it would seem.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 February 2015, 11:35:34 PM
Competition entries base coated and inked tonight.
Almost feeling hopeful, especially as I'm about to upset the natural order of the world and start my basing before they are finished!  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 February 2015, 12:19:36 AM
Much drybrushing and detailing done tonight.
Two bases almost done, five more close and eight waaaaaaaaaaaay off!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 23 February 2015, 12:32:28 AM
You've got plenty of time; the speed you paint you could bang out a division  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 23 February 2015, 07:55:41 AM
Struggling with the French dragoons. No longer bound for the comp. Just want to get them finished as a standard wargame unit so I can get on with other stuff. Still managed to get one piece into the comp.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 23 February 2015, 10:22:09 AM
Everything's at a dead stop. Have I run out of figures to paint? No! I've run out of $!&*/ bases. I could cut them out of mounting board, of course, but they'd look different from the rest and probably warp.  :'( :'( :'( 


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Matt J on 23 February 2015, 10:35:40 AM
Kublai's ride is now well 'pimped' just got to add drapes and tiger skins and he's good to go  #:-S

next up some AWI dragoons and anything else I can get done by Saturday night. pressure on  :!!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 February 2015, 12:39:53 AM
Five stands done apart from basing.
Eight more progressing...
Oh s*%#}.?> is that the time!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 24 February 2015, 10:00:14 AM
Realised I had the wrong sort of super-glue after almost attaching myself to part of my army whilst prettifying bases last night...  :-[

Have to go get some gel later...  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 24 February 2015, 10:07:51 AM
Realised I had the wrong sort of super-glue after almost attaching myself to part of my army whilst prettifying bases last night...  :-[

Have to go get some gel later...  ;)


I've done that; hate the dribbly kind >:(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 February 2015, 12:05:40 AM
Flesh, woodwork and blackness.
The add black, unit works just happened again!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 25 February 2015, 06:58:25 AM
3 mashes/ponds painted a couple of days ago. Just waiting for the lacquer to fully dry before flocking.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 25 February 2015, 08:57:41 PM
The Astrakhanski Dragoons are based and ready for landscaping.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 25 February 2015, 11:25:20 PM
Bought some gel super-glue; didn't stick myself to the bases  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 February 2015, 11:39:01 PM
Lots and lots of detail and trying to find right colours tonight. Still a goon nights progress, last eight stands almost there.
Even found time to plan, assemble, undercoat, wash and highlight the first stages of a vehicle competition entry too! :) 8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 February 2015, 06:23:32 AM
Only basing left now, all else is done!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 27 February 2015, 07:02:12 AM
Lost my last three hours painting time due to a vomiting son requiring daycare  :-& :(

Managed to get base prettifying mostly finished though  #:-S

Going to have to hope for a bit of quiet and some good weather for photographing Saturday  :-SS

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 February 2015, 07:06:05 AM
Need to find the correct pattern and colour for the cavalry colour today...

If any of that makes sense, let me know...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 27 February 2015, 09:30:52 AM
Need to find the correct pattern and colour for the cavalry colour today...

If any of that makes sense, let me know...

Vaguely! ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 27 February 2015, 01:20:51 PM
Currently working on my FPW French dragoons and pondering whether or not to rebase. However, I think I can use two of my 60x60mm bases to represent a unit for Black Powder/FOB2. Cavalry on 60x30mm.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 February 2015, 02:08:11 AM
Just got flags to do...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Matt J on 03 March 2015, 10:27:23 AM
nice to get back to some normal painting - a couple of classic 28mm blood bowl teams to finish off Dark Elves and Skaven (citadel at its best) and just finishing off NVA/VC samples for the Dark Lord - nice models.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 03 March 2015, 10:31:47 AM
Currently working on my FPW French dragoons and pondering whether or not to rebase. However, I think I can use two of my 60x60mm bases to represent a unit for Black Powder/FOB2. Cavalry on 60x30mm.

No, don't do it. I'd rather volunteer for a fire-walking session than re-base anything. You're only pandering to some rule-writer's ego if you do. Make him re-write his &/$! rules instead.  >:( >:(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 March 2015, 12:13:04 AM
Nothing touched since the 28th.
Lots of research and two job applications filled in though...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 05 March 2015, 12:22:20 AM
Nothing touched since the 28th.
Lots of research and two job applications filled in though...

Good luck with the job hunt Will.  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 05 March 2015, 04:11:15 AM
Good Will hunting

Good hunting Will  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 05 March 2015, 05:52:50 AM
Same here, Will !
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 05 March 2015, 07:36:30 AM
Started painting the dismounted dragoons. So pleased with them that I've ordered some US dismounted cavalry to convert to dismounted chasseurs. Also prepared my first tiny terrain poplar trees for BBB - surprised at how easy it was to get a good look on them with flock.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 05 March 2015, 10:06:24 AM
No, don't do it. I'd rather volunteer for a fire-walking session than re-base anything. You're only pandering to some rule-writer's ego if you do. Make him re-write his &/$! rules instead.  >:( >:(

Yep, I'm right with you on that one. Rules are far easier to change than bases. Plus I've found if both sides are on the same sized bases, it doesn't make any difference. I categorically refuse to rebase anything!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 05 March 2015, 01:29:46 PM
Indeed my chaps on their 60x60mm bases do duty as 2 stands to a battalion, either side by side or one behind the other. Works very well for BP using casualty figures instead of smaller removed bases.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 March 2015, 12:44:09 AM
Highlights and shading in many many shades.

My daughter painted an alien!  ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 07 March 2015, 07:22:17 AM
Highlights and shading in many many shades.

My daughter painted an alien!  ;D

Got a photo Will?  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 March 2015, 07:35:46 AM
Will do later.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 07 March 2015, 07:37:03 AM
Awesome,  love kids paint jobs.

We ought to add that as competition category  ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 07 March 2015, 09:25:55 AM
Awesome,  love kids paint jobs.

We ought to add that as competition category  ;D

Might have to have an age limit on that competition category ;)

My son, who is living down in Christchurch, is also painting some of the 54mm figures for Peter Jackson :)

When my daughter was in High School they read a novel about the NZ troops in Crete and they all had to produce an "art work" based on the book.
Imagine her teacher's surprise when she arrived with a small diorama with a bren team covering a path paste a ruined house (a scene from the book) in 15mm scale :o
She had scratch built the ruin, painted the figures and done all the basing with only advise from Dad  :) :D
Apparently it stood out from all the posters and collages  ;) ;D

Preview >:(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 07 March 2015, 10:34:53 AM
For my 18th birthday (1970) my mum baked me a cake atop which were 18 Airfix Cuirassiers painted by my 9 year old brother. Aww (as loads of women seem to write on Facebook).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 07 March 2015, 10:42:20 AM
For my fiftieth my wife commissioned her sister to make a a cake in green icing on which were set a few small plastic tanks, a group of figures and, the best touch of all, trees made from broccoli. I've never had anything like it before or since.  :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 07 March 2015, 10:43:50 AM
I thought it had to be awwwwwwwwwwwww.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 07 March 2015, 12:07:47 PM
For my fiftieth my wife commissioned her sister to make a a cake in green icing on which were set a few small plastic tanks, a group of figures and, the best touch of all, trees made from broccoli. I've never had anything like it before or since.  :)

Probably just as well for the sake of ypur digestive system.

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 07 March 2015, 12:33:44 PM
Just finished an excellent painting session. Completed the mounted French dragoons; completed some of the tiny buildings for BBB, and painted more of the dismounted dragoons. Photos of the mounted and the tiny buildings to follow.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 07 March 2015, 02:44:30 PM
Working on some scenery whilst stuck at work. No painting done due to work for several weeks now :(.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 March 2015, 03:00:45 PM
Magnetics applied to all my painting competition stuff. Plus some varnishing whilst out in the sun.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 March 2015, 11:29:52 PM
Cuffs and facings done tonight; after catching up on Poldark, which, ironically, was preceded by a Cornish pasty! ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 11 March 2015, 07:20:58 AM
Weapons, canteens, other paraphenalia, brass helmets and horse coats painted on dismounted dragoons, plus a start made on more tiny buildings, including a cathedral, a couple of factories and a windmill. Finish painting and wash figures today before moving on to basing.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 11 March 2015, 07:26:01 AM
Cuffs and facings done tonight; after catching up on Poldark, which, ironically, was preceded by a Cornish pasty! ;D

Was Poldark any good ?
I'm sure I thoroughly enjoyed the 'original' when it was broadcast. (When WAS that ?).

As far as the topic is concerned.....Finally making the decision as to which fantasy race to work on next.  :-\
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 11 March 2015, 08:06:22 AM
Was Poldark any good ?
I'm sure I thoroughly enjoyed the 'original' when it was broadcast. (When WAS that ?).

As far as the topic is concerned.....Finally making the decision as to which fantasy race to work on next.  :-\
Cheers - Phil

Centaurs?!  B)

Go on, you know it makes sense ;D

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 March 2015, 09:15:36 AM
Centaurs are good! ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 11 March 2015, 09:30:34 AM
Go away !......I do what I'm told....(Mostly.) :D
Cheers - Mr Rushed


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 11 March 2015, 12:22:15 PM
Finished the dismounted stands for the Astrakhanski Dragoons. Made a rod for my own back, haven't I. I wanted each regiment to have different coloured uniforms for ease of identification - which means that they've each got to have their own dismounted contingent, instead of just generic stands that would do for all. Rats!   


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 11 March 2015, 07:40:35 PM
Finally found time to flock some ponds/marshes last night. End of the week hope to get back to some form of painting, but work is having a habit of getting in the way at present :(.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 11 March 2015, 08:11:48 PM
Stuck 60 figures to corks with green stuff...started converting the first half dozen.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 11 March 2015, 09:04:24 PM
Stuck 60 figures to corks with green stuff...started converting the first half dozen.
Cheers - Phil

Got visions of you wearing an Ozzie hat with minis dangling from it  ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 March 2015, 12:22:04 AM
Finished two and a half units of LOA, varnish and basing to do next.
Started two based of troll centaurs, and a few aliens.
What to do next? See vote...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 14 March 2015, 10:03:49 AM
Prepped a hill ready for some flock and bushes yesterday. Lack of energy plus coming down with a cold put pay to finishing last night. I hate colds >:(.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 14 March 2015, 10:05:30 AM
I hate colds >:(.

Me too. >:(

Not ill enough for sympathy but ill enough to feel like a "pig crapped in your head."


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 15 March 2015, 02:59:50 PM
Just thrown off the March installment of man-flu. Throat like swallowing razor-blades, streaming nose, streaming eyes - went though seven cotton hankies in three days.  :-&


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 March 2015, 03:01:44 PM
Yoikes!
Get well soon sir.

Pva and sand night last night, plus nearly finished off two more stands of troll centaurs.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 15 March 2015, 03:03:31 PM
Just thrown off the March installment of man-flu. Throat like swallowing razor-blades, streaming nose, streaming eyes - went though seven cotton hankies in three days.  :-&

Urgh!

If you ever get a bad throat: Difflam spray.

Magic in a squirty bottle  :-bd


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 15 March 2015, 03:07:47 PM
Thanks for that, GG. I'm back to normal now - until the next time.  :'(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 15 March 2015, 03:08:58 PM
Thanks for that, GG. I'm back to normal now - until the next time.  :'(

Seriously, get a bottle and leave it in the cupboard.  First sign of "a throat" squirty time! ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 March 2015, 08:05:42 AM
Nice night last night, finished four fantasy units and much painting and pva sealing of bases. :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 21 March 2015, 08:42:16 AM
Miso soup goes a long way towards settling a scratchy throat, I find.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 21 March 2015, 08:49:17 AM
All but finished off the final code for the third Warband army.....
18 conversions for the first code of the fourth completed.
6 more of the same code 50% done....
Must send Leon some piccies over the weekend.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 March 2015, 09:00:08 AM
Like that FK!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 21 March 2015, 09:04:14 AM
Must send Leon some piccies over the weekend.

Cheers - Phil

"Here's the bit of my thumb I cut off, and here's the stairs that I fell down, and ... you'll like this one ... here's the nail I stood on ... you can still see the blood."


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 March 2015, 09:11:49 AM
 ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 21 March 2015, 09:29:49 AM
All but finished off the final code for the third Warband army.....
18 conversions for the first code of the fourth completed.
6 more of the same code 50% done....
Must send Leon some piccies over the weekend.

Cheers - Phil

You're beginning to sound like Alan Turing, Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 21 March 2015, 12:08:20 PM
You're beginning to sound like Alan Turing, Phil.

Just using it as a 'diary' Ray...To see how long things take me.  ;)

"Here's the bit of my thumb I cut off, and here's the stairs that I fell down, and ... you'll like this one ... here's the nail I stood on ... you can still see the blood."

No..... Here's the lovely bruise on the back of my hand, after I clouted one of the baby dog gates rushing up the stairs yesterday afternoon....And here's the cut in the bruise where I stuck a 10A in the back of said bruise, to let the blood out.
(Don't do this at home children !....I am a fully trained idiot in matters such as this.)

Cheers - Phil....(And Mrs Techno has bought us a new chainsaw !!.....What fun !!)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 21 March 2015, 05:16:18 PM
Just using it as a 'diary' Ray...To see how long things take me.  ;)

No..... Here's the lovely bruise on the back of my hand, after I clouted one of the baby dog gates rushing up the stairs yesterday afternoon....And here's the cut in the bruise where I stuck a 10A in the back of said bruise, to let the blood out.
(Don't do this at home children !....I am a fully trained idiot in matters such as this.)

Cheers - Phil....(And Mrs Techno has bought us a new chainsaw !!.....What fun !!)

This was the last post Matron ever made... :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 21 March 2015, 09:30:23 PM
Haven't started it up yet, Gareth.
Remember....I'll only be allowed to use it under the supervision of a responsible adult. (Mrs Techno)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 March 2015, 01:36:39 AM
Two stands of troll centaurs, two stands of bats, six stands of LOA cavalry and six stands of LOA infantry finished tonight.
Division of FPW French assembled, minus the general and Chasseurs Pied, which I'll need to order.  :'(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 22 March 2015, 09:40:46 AM
Haven't started it up yet, Gareth.
Remember....I'll only be allowed to use it under the supervision of a responsible adult. (Mrs Techno)
Cheers - Phil

Okay,  but don't pass it down to her from a ladder  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 24 March 2015, 12:30:32 PM
She stands well out of range, Gareth....

Back to topic......Packed all of the third Warband army.....In a BOX....Not a padded envelope this time !.....They'll be off this afto' and hopefully with the Dark Lord tomorrow....
(I'll be fretting like you know what, until I know they're there safely.)
Now back to army No. 4.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 24 March 2015, 02:23:53 PM
She stands well out of range, Gareth....

I bet ;D

Now back to army No. 4.

Woo hoo, Dark Elves :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 24 March 2015, 04:28:12 PM
Stop fishing , Gareth !  :P ;) ;D

If the Dark Lord decides to tell you...... ;)
Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 March 2015, 06:13:43 PM
Woodies?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 24 March 2015, 06:28:35 PM
Stop fishing , Gareth !  :P ;) ;D

If the Dark Lord decides to tell you...... ;)
Cheers - Phil.


 :D

Reckon the undead are in the post and you're now grinding bits off Dark Elves.

Nobby told me,  he lives in your wall cavity when vacationing from the Dark Lord's ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 24 March 2015, 08:38:13 PM
Some basing yesterday but no inclination for anything today :(.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 24 March 2015, 08:39:35 PM
Some basing yesterday but no inclination for anything today :(.

Know that feeling  :(

Sit at the desk and stare at lead :'(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 March 2015, 09:59:54 PM
Revision of a disaster!
Removing white finger prints from finished figures!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 24 March 2015, 10:11:59 PM
Revision of a disaster!
Removing white finger prints from finished figures!

Ouch  ~X(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 March 2015, 10:57:38 PM
Very satisfying night.
Division of 1870 French infantry base coated and inked.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Ithoriel on 26 March 2015, 11:37:32 PM
Wow! Almost two thousand infantry, that'll take some inking  ;) :P


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 March 2015, 11:40:23 PM
 ;D
150 figures at the scale I work at. That's a ratio of 13.333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333333r:1!;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 27 March 2015, 12:17:10 PM
I take it you use a .00001 size brush?  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 27 March 2015, 12:29:32 PM
 X_X  ;) ;D

Put one (half) code of the new army to one side......Can't think quite what to do that this lot... :-\ :-\....Come back to those.
Picked another code....Having much more fun !  ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 27 March 2015, 06:16:18 PM
X_X  ;) ;D

Put one (half) code of the new army to one side......Can't think quite what to do that this lot... :-\ :-\....Come back to those.
Picked another code....Having much more fun !  ;)

Cheers - Phil


Dark Elves causing problems... :-\


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 27 March 2015, 07:43:50 PM
I see someone is doing their J R Hartley impersonation again.
No clues !  :P ;)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 27 March 2015, 07:44:35 PM
I see someone is doing their J R Hartley impersonation again.
No clues !  :P ;)
Cheers - Phil

 ;D ;D ;D

Took me a minute :-[


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 March 2015, 02:53:21 AM
French division dry brushed and leather/wood painted and inked brown.
60 18mm Old Glory Brits base coated and inked. They're huge compared to my 10mm!!!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 March 2015, 11:40:54 AM
Three levels of highlights done on the 18mm this morning. Liking the Foundry 'Madder' triumvirate.
Hopefully not too pink for Veteran peninsula Brits!  :-[


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: getagrip on 31 March 2015, 11:50:16 AM
French division dry brushed and leather/wood painted and inked brown.
60 18mm Old Glory Brits base coated and inked. They're huge compared to my 10mm!!!

Yeah, when I painted my DMH minis which are 28mm and the only size I used to paint, it was amazing how much bigger they were.

Problem is, they show every mistake! :-\


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 April 2015, 10:45:50 PM
Main painting of a Division of FPW French done; minus the Chasseurs pied and general, who are in the post).
Varnish, basing, flags to do (so about a week to finish).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 April 2015, 09:10:52 AM
It was widely acknowledged as the start of Mad Lemmey's blue period...
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsd5r6wakg.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/Mobile%20Uploads/image_zpsd5r6wakg.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 25 April 2015, 09:47:16 AM
Very nice; Hessians or Continentals?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 26 April 2015, 11:56:24 AM
It was widely acknowledged as the start of Mad Lemmey's blue period...


What's next - cubist?  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 April 2015, 08:02:29 PM
Dutch!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 04 May 2015, 03:10:52 PM
A fallow period on all things painting has come to an end with some 28mm SAS for use in a forthcoming Spectre Miniatures rules game. Also managed to find time to flock some units for my AVBCW forces.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 04 May 2015, 05:21:27 PM
A pleasant afternoon spent painting 15mm command stands for the ACW Army of Tennessee. Treated them to uniform jackets of Confederate drab, a colour I have only just discovered thanks to ACW ezine, ACW Gamer.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 05 May 2015, 09:43:18 AM
Some long-needed LI with javelins have been added to the Assyrians and the Egyptians. But I'm expecting a visiting medievalist later this week, so may be introducing him to the joys of gaming stuff he's only studied thus far. And then there's the campaign to be continued this weekend, of course.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 09 May 2015, 03:59:05 AM
Ancient Indian army is under the brush. When you've got Seleucids and Assyrians already, it's inevitable. Must resist the standard drift (...Achaemenids....classical Greeks....Alexandrians....Thracians....Scythians....Nabateans...bankruptcy).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 09 May 2015, 09:52:58 AM
Still steadily working my way through my unpainted 6mm mountain. Samurai ashigaru (60 blocks) finished, samurai infantry started (6 out of 14 blocks done), then it's the turn of the cavalry (28 blocks undercoated) and the command bits all for the Takeda clan. After that it could be WW II Western desert or European Medieval or ECW...not too sure yet.



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Hertsblue on 09 May 2015, 10:24:29 AM
The last few weeks have been devoted to setting up my new 6mm French Napoleonics forces. An infantry division and a hefty chunk of cavalry and artillery so far, along with what seems to be a battalion of generals. Next up - the Austrians; just put the drum of white paint down there, please.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 May 2015, 09:18:55 PM
Terrain for Campaign and some 15mm Indians have taken a lot of my time.
Nearly finished a FPW division, just need flags and labels. :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 10 May 2015, 03:09:15 PM
Had a crack at some 6mm WWI British this morning. Surprised at how quickly they painted up. Coat of soft tone finished them off nicely.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 10 May 2015, 09:00:53 PM
Spent a nice hour basing up some 15mm (more like 18mm) Armies Army figures for Gruntz!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 May 2015, 05:39:24 PM
Painted, based and sent on to its new owner, 8 bases of Indian Swordsmen, 8 bases of javelin armed skirmishes a general and two bombards.
Ignore the Genii!  ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 12 May 2015, 12:36:35 AM
First new Indian longbowmen based, and suitably intimidating they look too.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 12 May 2015, 07:00:20 AM
Some more figures based for Gruntz last night. Ready for some basing grit to be added and then priming.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 May 2015, 06:55:03 PM
Back on the 18mm French for a mate, and other blur units... :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 13 May 2015, 07:19:26 PM
Had a crack at some 6mm WWI British this morning. Surprised at how quickly they painted up. Coat of soft tone finished them off nicely.

Irregular? If so it took me approximately 5 minutes to paint each block. Nice little chaps as are most of their WW I range.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 14 May 2015, 08:16:54 AM
These particular boyos were Baccus, but my Belgians are Irregular. However during the course of this week I have to produce Confederate generals, artillery and HQs for an upcoming Altar of Freedom game next Thursday: Seven Pines.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 May 2015, 11:34:00 AM
Shako covers and trousers last night. Flesh and wash on flesh done too.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 May 2015, 08:39:08 AM
Ney done whilst waiting for inks to dry.  8)
Line need belts/piping/cuffs/collars/hair/bread bags/pom-poms and they're done!   :-\
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-05/BD0A38F4-D6B7-4EF6-8B73-CD5E17D53432_zpsngldeusp.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/Mobile%20Uploads/2015-05/BD0A38F4-D6B7-4EF6-8B73-CD5E17D53432_zpsngldeusp.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 16 May 2015, 08:47:20 AM
If that is Ney he looks terrific.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 May 2015, 09:43:07 AM
Thank you. :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 16 May 2015, 03:04:31 PM
I have an Altar of Freedom game coming up next Thursday and have to add (in 6mm) 3 stands of guns, 1 stand of generals, 3 HQs, four 3mm buildings, some 3mm snake fences,  over 6feet of 3mm railway and a mass of road, not to mention a shed load of wooded terrain. Trip to the big model railway shop in Liverpool on Monday, as well as printing off and making up some of the freebie stuff from the AoF site. Other terrain provided by Paper Terrain. Apart from my shopping trip, not expecting to get out much before next Friday.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 16 May 2015, 06:24:17 PM
Terrific, Will.  :-bd

Cheers - Phil.



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 16 May 2015, 06:29:52 PM
I have an Altar of Freedom game coming up next Thursday and have to add (in 6mm) 3 stands of guns, 1 stand of generals, 3 HQs, four 3mm buildings, some 3mm snake fences,  over 6feet of 3mm railway and a mass of road, not to mention a shed load of wooded terrain. Trip to the big model railway shop in Liverpool on Monday, as well as printing off and making up some of the freebie stuff from the AoF site. Other terrain provided by Paper Terrain. Apart from my shopping trip, not expecting to get out much before next Friday.

Well that's Monday morning sorted, what are you going to do for the rest of the week?   :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 16 May 2015, 08:11:25 PM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 16 May 2015, 09:16:13 PM
Ney done whilst waiting for inks to dry.  8)
:-bd =D> :-bd =D> Will look even better when flocked

Line need belts/piping/cuffs/collars/hair/bread bags/pom-poms and they're done!   :-\

Say it quickly, it sounds less to do ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 May 2015, 10:52:19 PM
Just down to facings/colour/cuffs/water bottles/pom-poms..


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 17 May 2015, 01:59:54 AM
Indian longbowmen are done; halfway through the heavy cavalry, such as they are. It's rather a shock, commanding a Mauryan army after a Moghul one. The more modern one is based on good heavy cavalry, the earlier has a few shoddy ones in support.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Ithoriel on 17 May 2015, 02:07:05 AM
Indian longbowmen are done; halfway through the heavy cavalry, such as they are. It's rather a shock, commanding a Mauryan army after a Moghul one. The more modern one is based on good heavy cavalry, the earlier has a few shoddy ones in support.

That's because you have heffalumps and the four-horse camper vans .... err, chariots to give mounted support.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 May 2015, 07:06:17 AM
Nearly done...
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/35634D41-A085-4441-B01C-6995D2D4E998_zpsmgbrjz0n.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/35634D41-A085-4441-B01C-6995D2D4E998_zpsmgbrjz0n.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 17 May 2015, 07:55:40 AM
Nice work again, Will !  8)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 May 2015, 12:11:03 AM
And now they're done.
Varnish and photos tomorrow. :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 18 May 2015, 10:20:13 AM
Looking forward to that. Baccus ACW guns and generals virtually complete and had my first go at an Altar of Freedom 3mm building. Much bigger than a Brigade Models 3mm building.  will be more valuable to compare Paper Terrain's 3mm European stuff with Brigade Models. Little project for the weekend.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 19 May 2015, 09:14:25 PM
Started painting the bases of my first Gruntz platoon and supports. Also dug out a load of EM4 Miniatures plastic mechas that I started years ago to be tweaked and used with aforementioned platoon.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 May 2015, 11:32:03 PM
Had a very pleasant evening painting 1870 French standards and labelling bases on two Division of the French 1st Corps. :)

Photos later in the week.

Interview tomorrow... May be too drunk to paint tomorrow night! ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 20 May 2015, 02:36:40 AM
Mauryan archers and cavalry are ready for action. I've begun the wandering mercenaries (cf. Plutarch) and the first elephants now.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 23 May 2015, 02:56:30 AM
Getting there fast. Half the chariots, half the melee foot, all the archers, all the cavalry, and a third of the elephants.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 May 2015, 07:49:14 AM
Curry and champagne with one of my oldest mates as a celebration last night.
Too full for painting, was asleep by 10! :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 23 May 2015, 10:17:05 AM
Good to hear you're enjoying yourself Will. First game of Altar of Freedom went a treat. Battle report and photos to follow on Monday.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 23 May 2015, 02:04:20 PM
No painting at all today as weather stunning, been in garden all morning, off for a walk later and then BBQ with the family late afternoon. What's not to like :)?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 23 May 2015, 06:16:41 PM
Sad to say, but BBQs. So once garden done and supped some tea in the garden I came in and washed the bases of my HQs for tomorrow's game. Seven Pines again, but swapping sides.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 23 May 2015, 06:36:43 PM
Quote
Sad to say, but BBQs.

I love BBQs!!!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 24 May 2015, 02:04:24 AM
Starting the last of the jumboes today. And, I hope, beginning a counter-attack against those pesky Poles in the Balkans.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 May 2015, 07:15:12 AM
Last night went: blue, orange, blue, white, orange.
Painting Dutch is fun! ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 24 May 2015, 07:35:40 AM
Painting Dutch is fun! ;)

Speaking of which...Where did the expression 'Going Dutch' come from ?
I've always wondered about that one. :-\

Looking forward to seeing the new figures, Will !
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 24 May 2015, 07:47:46 AM
Speaking of which...Where did the expression 'Going Dutch' come from ?
I've always wondered about that one. :-\

Looking forward to seeing the new figures, Will !
Cheers - Phil

There is thing on your computer Phil called google. Let's help you find all types of information. Its like having a mobile library in your house😀


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 24 May 2015, 08:06:02 AM
"For a more enlightened answer check Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable but it's something like this. At one point in time or another Britain and Holland weren't too pally and they were the source of derogatory terminolgy. In the age of chivalry a man paid for the woman's dinner and to 'go Dutch' was to do it how 'they' did it: incorrectly. Double Dutch also derives from the same era, Dutch seeming a strange and convoluted language hence Double Dutch meaning indescernible, mad and generally all round not on foreign speak."

http://www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-68084,00.html (http://www.theguardian.com/notesandqueries/query/0,5753,-68084,00.html)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 24 May 2015, 08:19:38 AM
There is thing on your computer Phil called google. Let's help you find all types of information. Its like having a mobile library in your house😀

Yes.......But it tells me fibs, a lot of the time.
I like to go to people who know these facts....They're far more trustworthy.  :D (And it saves me bothering.)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 24 May 2015, 08:22:02 AM
Idle B - WORK FASTER  :D


IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 24 May 2015, 08:24:34 AM
It's Sunday !
Don't worry, Ian....I'll be ignoring the fact that it's a Bank Holiday, tomorrow.
Bank Holidays only happen to other people.  :(
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 24 May 2015, 08:34:14 AM
It's Sunday !
Don't worry, Ian....I'll be ignoring the fact that it's a Bank Holiday, tomorrow.
Bank Holidays only happen to other people.  :(
Cheers - Phil

Sadly its the same for me


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 24 May 2015, 08:37:00 AM
It's a bit of a s*d, isn't it, Steve ! :'( :'( :'( ;)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 24 May 2015, 08:44:53 AM
Yes.......But it tells me fibs, a lot of the time.
I like to go to people who know these facts....They're far more trustworthy.  :D (And it saves me bothering.)
Cheers - Phil


You know they just Google it?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 24 May 2015, 09:26:20 AM
It's a bit of a s*d, isn't it, Steve ! :'( :'( :'( ;)
Cheers - Phil

I' m off Tuesday and Wednesday though


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 24 May 2015, 12:09:15 PM
I'm off all week :D. Basing a load of trees today and possibly getting a game in tonight. Might even do some painting on my Gruntz chaps... :-\


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 24 May 2015, 02:51:45 PM
They say the Dutch are like the Scots, but without the characteristic warm, impulsive generosity of the Scots.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Ithoriel on 24 May 2015, 03:32:33 PM
We Scots are indeed generous FK, so much so in fact that we've just sent them the best 56 MPs in parliament to help them run the country since they don't seem to have any decent MPs of their own ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: toxicpixie on 24 May 2015, 09:25:02 PM
We Scots are indeed generous FK, so much so in fact that we've just sent them the best 56 MPs in parliament to help them run the country since they don't seem to have any decent MPs of their own ;)

We've got one but the SNP tried to nick his seat :D

Aside from him though, you're right :/


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 24 May 2015, 10:47:44 PM
We Scots are indeed generous FK, so much so in fact that we've just sent them the best 56 MPs in parliament to help them run the country since they don't seem to have any decent MPs of their own ;)
Well, none that are kids anyway.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 24 May 2015, 10:55:15 PM
Got to play Seven Pines today using my new HQ camps, 3mm buildings and railway. Report under Altar of Freedom thread.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 May 2015, 08:26:48 AM
Flesh and inks on them last night.
After two and a half hours school report writing I needed something to reset my mind! :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 May 2015, 12:59:21 AM
Flesh highlights, brown and sepia wash, steel and black wash, then that glorious moment when black (hats/shoes/scabbards) all done and looking great.
That black just bonds it all together. It's happened again! :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 27 May 2015, 02:49:23 PM
First 6mm BEF machine guns done.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 27 May 2015, 07:26:57 PM
Just painted the bases of 31 6mm WWII Western Desert Brits and 6 Samurai commanders. That's that lot nigh on finished now so I have a clear run at the 6mm Centaurs. Mind you, I'm going to have to leave them till tomorrow to do the dry-brushing and flockiing so as the watch the EUFA Cup Final.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 27 May 2015, 09:16:09 PM
Been away from the board for a while due to real life and hooking up with my old RPG pals, so all my gaming energy has been focused in that direction.  However, it does mean I've dusted off my dungeon - which has finally seen some table-top use - and started work on the new sections I bough a while back  :)

Finally found a cunning solution to mounting the doors, which once I've had a chance to implement I'll post some photos of.

Nice to be back, cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 May 2015, 02:01:21 AM
Hey Merion!

My evening: White, buff, black, orange. And that's not Techno's chickens...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 28 May 2015, 10:39:49 AM
Sut mae Meirion. Good to have you back.

Based up and undercoated more BEF whilst putting the gunge on the MG bases. Have found in 6mm that Vallejo Middlestone washed with Warlord Games Soft Tone Ink looks good on these tiny figures. Used Vallejo Beige for the webbing. Painted the MGs as maxims rather than Vickers as it seemed more appropriate for summer/early autumn 1914.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 28 May 2015, 12:38:06 PM
Welcome back, that man !  :)

My evening: White, buff, black, orange. And that's not Techno's chickens...

No white ones left......Fox took the last one of those, YONKS ago.  ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 28 May 2015, 12:56:14 PM
Would have thought the dogs would have kept foxes away ?

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: toxicpixie on 28 May 2015, 01:13:19 PM
Only for the period of time where the dog is actively standing there! Foxes have little fear of them unless they're actually there...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 May 2015, 09:49:46 AM
Unit painting done (about an hour getting hats right), just need basing next.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 June 2015, 06:59:37 AM
11 LOA artillery pieces and 8 Timecast Falklands rocky outcrops and two AWI houses painted last night.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 June 2015, 12:05:36 AM
Bases inked. Next batch of 15mm Napoleonics base coated. Should get my batch finished tomorrow and the 15mms inked too. :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 05 June 2015, 07:11:02 AM
Deciding what to 'do' with the High Elf chariot crews, so I can 'tart them up' a bit.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 05 June 2015, 08:15:05 AM
Enough machine guns completed for a GWSH2 BEF brigade. Very pleased with the combination of Vallejo Middlestone and Warlord Games' Soft Tone Ink.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 05 June 2015, 09:33:46 AM
Hello all I'm starting to sort out the figures I've received back from Turbil Miniatures, I'll have some pictures sorted in the next few days.

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 June 2015, 10:07:23 AM
Three hours of report spell checking last night, so no painting done...
Have been trying to work out usable Polish fogr lists in the meantime...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 June 2015, 06:56:31 AM
Flock and flags left to do...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 07 June 2015, 08:56:44 AM
All 6mm:

Samurai finished, Western Desert Brits finished, Centaurs finished and now I've started on a Halfling army.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 07 June 2015, 11:19:29 AM
Successful day at the Waterloo 200 event at Liverpool's Victoria Gallery and Museum. The club staged D'Erlon's attack whilst I ran the W1815 game. Other areas had a re-enactor telling stories about Waterloo and the National Army Museum had contributed artefacts on loan, including one of the captured Eagles and a French dragoon helmet in stunning condition, plus a Waterloo campaign medal.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 June 2015, 10:47:58 PM
Nowt done today, apart from sitting round at the in-laws in the sun! 8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 08 June 2015, 08:10:19 AM
Shame on you. After being out in the sun, completed another unit of BEF and started on the Bavarians for BBB Froeschwiller. All 6mm Baccus.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 June 2015, 12:14:05 AM
Much flocking, labelling and flag affixing tonight. Hopefully bag some decent photos tomorrow.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Matt J on 10 June 2015, 12:40:11 PM
Been scatty couple of weeks with work, kids and cricket season but managed to finish a M48 Patton last night with Loach and Huey Heli's up next.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 10 June 2015, 12:41:56 PM
Sod all of late due to work pressures :(.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 10 June 2015, 07:18:11 PM
Destructive, rather than constructive/creative day here  :( (:|  ;)......Dremmel and piercing saw got a lot of use.....
Be more fun tomorrow.  :)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 11 June 2015, 07:26:24 AM
Vandal - what were you destroying ?

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 11 June 2015, 08:32:28 AM
Going to start work today on some 3mm Total Battle Miniatures terrain tiles for use with 6mm BBB and GWSH2. Their interpretation of 3mm is somewhat bigger than Brigade Miniatures. Will post comparative photos etc. when done.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Ithoriel on 11 June 2015, 10:11:57 AM
Going to start work today on some 3mm Total Battle Miniatures terrain tiles for use with 6mm BBB and GWSH2. Their interpretation of 3mm is somewhat bigger than Brigade Miniatures. Will post comparative photos etc. when done.

From the Brigade website:

"Welcome to our range of small scale scenery - the models are built to 1/1000th scale but they are compatible with 2mm figures or 1/1200th scale ships. They are also ideal as scenery/targets for larger scale aircraft models (anywhere from 1/700th up to 1/144th or 1/100th) where they provide a sense of forced perspective and higher altitude. A large number of customers also use them with 3mm scale vehicles and figures."

So they're roughly 2mm scale (1:900) rather than 3mm (1:600).

Their "Small Scale Scenery" fortifications look rather spiffy alongside my 1:2400 Armada ships too, IMHO.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 11 June 2015, 10:24:53 AM
Vandal - what were you destroying ?
IanS

Lots of bits of wee men.  :P ;)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 11 June 2015, 03:25:17 PM
6mm Bavarians nearly done. Time to mow the lawn.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 June 2015, 05:38:25 PM
2nd Battalion of the Gard de Voet assembled after school, also planning a Danish unit for the next batch. Over halfway with this army as far as units go, but I have done all the small stuff first!  X_X :-S #-o
Hopefully get on with Mark's 15mm French tonight and this weekend. Their first two colours of dry brush went on last night. :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 June 2015, 07:51:04 AM
A unit of Danes assembled last night (LOA without pikes basically). May well add another tonight, which means 120 figures in the next batch. :)
That would put me on 10 out of 13 planned units.
:D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 12 June 2015, 09:11:14 AM
Finished the day with Bavarian overcoat rolls and a terracotta wash on the roofs of the first 3mm tile. Will try some dry brushing on it today.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 12 June 2015, 10:15:06 AM
Just friction burned the tips of my finger and thumb holding onto a teeny weeny head, while the Dremel was whizzing round...... drilling a hole in said head.....the bit appeared to be stuck !.....But I couldn't be absolutely certain.
(I couldn't let go !!!......It might have flown ANYWHERE.) X_X

Had to get Mrs Techno to switch the drill off.....I'd run out of hands !
(I'm going to have to ask Clibby how he does this......I HATE doing head swaps/repositions. Most times I'd find it quicker and easier to just get rid of the original head and then make a new one.)

Cheers - Phil (I used a pin vise, in the end.....But it seems so slow and fiddly.  :'()


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 12 June 2015, 09:34:37 PM
Ouch!!!!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 13 June 2015, 03:29:26 PM
Just friction burned the tips of my finger and thumb holding onto a teeny weeny head, while the Dremel was whizzing round...... drilling a hole in said head.....the bit appeared to be stuck !.....But I couldn't be absolutely certain.
(I couldn't let go !!!......It might have flown ANYWHERE.) X_X

Had to get Mrs Techno to switch the drill off.....I'd run out of hands !
(I'm going to have to ask Clibby how he does this......I HATE doing head swaps/repositions. Most times I'd find it quicker and easier to just get rid of the original head and then make a new one.)

Cheers - Phil (I used a pin vise, in the end.....But it seems so slow and fiddly.  :'()

Ouch as well!

Sometimes the less mechanical means are better in the long run.

If it's any consolation I wouldn't have used the dremel in the first place, but then I was an H&S rep so sometimes I see potential problems...not all the time mind you, just sometimes.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 13 June 2015, 03:40:00 PM
 ;D ;D ;D

It's the 'speed factor' that's important for me.  ;)
Usually, I can hold an item (such as a head) and gradually machete my way in, with the Dremel, a tiny little bit at a time........At least, until the hole is deep enough.
On this particular occasion, the wretched bit 'grabbed'.....and the head started whizzing around.  X_X

Hey Ho !!  ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 13 June 2015, 04:22:39 PM
Thought we'd found and removed all your power tools Phil.

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 13 June 2015, 06:40:05 PM
Not yet, Ian !!  ;D ;D ;D
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 13 June 2015, 08:07:18 PM
Having to work this weekend as so busy on various projects, so gauranteed no chance of painting for a good few days. At least I've got a game with Dave Fielder on Tuesday to look forward to :).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 June 2015, 11:05:01 PM
Napoleonic 15mm trousers, blanket rolls, greatcoats and shako covers done. Flesh basecoat and wash on.
Next batch of 10mm LOA infantry undercoated.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 June 2015, 07:41:41 AM
Shall be starting a Sakae army shortly to give my Indians, Seleucids, and Assyrians a hard time.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 16 June 2015, 07:48:10 AM
Should have the high elf 'revamp' finished by early next week. (At the latest, I hope)
Only one complete code to do.....And a tiny bit of stuff to do to two other codes.

Then it's a case of......"Which army shall I do next ?"
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 16 June 2015, 08:15:05 AM
Can't believe that cutting up pieces of cardboard for terrain has scraped skin off my thumb.  :'(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 June 2015, 11:04:57 PM
15mm French Napoleonics almost done, just bronze work, white belts and piping/facings to do.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 June 2015, 11:43:50 PM
White work done tonight. Red tomorrow I hope...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 June 2015, 12:12:44 AM
All done, apart from tidying up, hair and chin straps! :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 19 June 2015, 10:13:49 AM
No game at the club last night as preparing and packing for Phalanx.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 19 June 2015, 10:29:53 AM
Pictish cavalry are converting tidily into Aramaean allies for the Assyrians.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 19 June 2015, 02:42:40 PM
Hooray !
I've my server's playing again !

(Having a day off to recover from blood loss,  ;)caused by hundreds of midges biting myself and the better half last night......Not the best time to replace fence rails, when those little b'stards are about.....Anti histamine tablets help...But they make me even dopier than normal !  X_X)

Cheers - Itchy and Scratchy.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 19 June 2015, 03:05:44 PM
Making some village bases and painting Bavarian smallarms this afternoon.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 June 2015, 06:57:08 AM
Two units of LOA foot base coated and washed, plus a unit of Tartar light horse started for the Poles, but not sure about colours yet, they are a bit bright compared to my Mongol LH, wash applied, may think about toning down. I know Cossacks et al were fairly colourful, but at the moment they feel artificially colourful, too fantasy like. Fade and weather would take effect I guess.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fred. on 23 June 2015, 07:40:40 AM
Try a light dry brush of bone or similar shade. Will help tone down and bring together a bit. 


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 23 June 2015, 08:56:08 AM
Indians done, Skythians on the production line.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 23 June 2015, 12:20:25 PM
Completed and based up first 6mm Bavarian unit. Fixed second unit to painting rods, now about to sort 10mm Pacific War figures into units.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 23 June 2015, 02:46:59 PM
Started basing up some AWI Americans last night after they had lain in their bags for a few years :(. Nice to see them on bases, although only about half way through. Still at least it's progress :).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 24 June 2015, 07:23:43 PM
Apart from taking photo's for Leon to check over.....High Elves completed.
Onto the next lot. (Taurians) ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 24 June 2015, 09:06:50 PM
Started basing up some AWI Americans last night after they had lain in their bags for a few years :(. Nice to see them on bases, although only about half way through. Still at least it's progress :).

I don't feel so bad now, my AWI had only lain in their bag for one year ;)  ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 June 2015, 11:48:00 PM
A night of highlighting, definitely worked toning down the Cossacks. Phew.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 June 2015, 06:10:48 PM
Fleshes painted and washed. Orange highlights applied to certain units legs...

My mum arrives at 10, so no painting this weekend, I did, however, count some French 15mm Napoleonic infantry for a mate!?!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 27 June 2015, 07:39:07 AM
Hooray !
I've my server's playing again !

It did it again last night !.....Why does my server keep b*ggering off for a few (or more) hours ?.....Routine maintenance ? Or is something in the local exchange going going 'pop' every few days.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 27 June 2015, 07:41:58 AM
JCB cable alterations ?

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 June 2015, 07:52:46 AM
Underground lines go bang when cut!
Especially if they carry 40000 volts out of Didcot!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: toxicpixie on 27 June 2015, 10:30:19 AM
It did it again last night !.....Why does my server keep b*ggering off for a few (or more) hours ?.....Routine maintenance ? Or is something in the local exchange going going 'pop' every few days.
Cheers - Phil

If it's like our local box the vibration from buses parked next to it idling at the stop will cause the cable ends to slowly loosen then unscrew...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 27 June 2015, 12:03:05 PM
Buses - in WALES ?????

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 27 June 2015, 01:02:41 PM
Oodles of them.....Mind you, most have got "School" emblazoned on them.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 27 June 2015, 01:45:26 PM
Shouldn't that be yschol ? (I think).

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 27 June 2015, 02:38:46 PM
Shouldn't that be yschol ? (I think).IanS

Close....Ysgol.  ;)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 27 June 2015, 04:30:21 PM
Crib Ysgolion, now there's a fine ridge to walk along. Finished the first Bavarian contingent, sorted out some French dragoons and an extra stand of jagers, so off to have a go at building the Spicheren battlefield tomorrow. Will try not to forget camera.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 June 2015, 05:02:19 PM
Just remember it's flipping steep!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 28 June 2015, 08:34:09 AM
Is that Crib Ysgolion, Spicheren, or both?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 June 2015, 08:05:19 AM
Flesh highlights and facings/turnbacks last night whilst watching Anna Freil in Odyssey. It was rather good!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 29 June 2015, 09:29:29 AM
Spicheren scenario set up at the club yesterday, so back to painting Bavarians and terrain pieces today. Tomorrow off to play someone else's Spicheren. Will this give me a distinct advantage on Thursday? (Probably not!)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 29 June 2015, 12:46:12 PM
Nearly finished the final Scythian unit. Just need to do a few Sarmatian allies, and it's lock and load time.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 29 June 2015, 12:48:25 PM
Sent the High Elves up to Leon, this morning.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 June 2015, 01:13:16 PM
Ohhh! Good news Techno.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 29 June 2015, 01:32:47 PM
Will Leon be giving those elves a good dressing down.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 29 June 2015, 02:22:03 PM
Don't think so.....But Dave might to have to pick the odd head out of the mould. (If they become detached.)  :D
Or did you mistype 'dressing gown' ?.....
If they were supposed to have those.....Nobody told me...So it's not my fault !  :P

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 29 June 2015, 02:25:28 PM
Started converting some Bradley IFVs into an anti-grav variant for use with my Gruntz troops. With just over 3 months to go to the show and their debut, I really do need to get a move on!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 29 June 2015, 03:59:51 PM
Centaurs sold, Halflings on ebay, goblins started...all 6mm. Next up is either some more FPW Prussians or a Khmer Army for ebay -also both 6mm.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 29 June 2015, 07:40:36 PM
Tweaked an EM4 Walker/Mecha unit for my Gruntz troops as well today. No painting at all as I put my back out this morning and am wearing a back brace to give it some support :(.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 29 June 2015, 10:06:37 PM
First TBM 3mm tile complete. An instant town for BBB.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 June 2015, 10:47:43 PM
Not quite sure why, but tonight felt very slow.
Brown in muskets and pikes, followed by sepia ink wash. Wanted to do metal work too, but too knackered.
Only 112 figures in all.
;)

Also discovered it's very difficult to paint and eat a chic-ice at the same time! ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Ithoriel on 29 June 2015, 11:33:52 PM
chic-ice

Is that a fashionista's choc-ice?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 June 2015, 11:38:57 PM
Zero calories/taste/flavour!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Ithoriel on 30 June 2015, 12:05:09 AM
But it looks sooooo good, dahling! ;-)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 30 June 2015, 08:04:33 PM
It did it again last night !.....Why does my server keep b*ggering off for a few (or more) hours ?.....Routine maintenance ? Or is something in the local exchange going going 'pop' every few days.
Cheers - Phil

AND AGAIN (For about 5 Hours, this time.)

It was definitely potty mouth time at Techno Towers this afternoon.
It was too hot...Even for me.
The Minotaurs I was converting, seem to have been made out something as hard as diamond !
The desk was covered in white metal 'powder'.....Mess...Mess...Mess
The server disappeared again. >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(
The microwave we ordered STILL hasn't turned up !
The dogs kept wanting me to play hopscotch over them, in the kitchen. (I haven't got the energy.)
It's still too hot !

Cheers - Mr Fraught.  ;)






Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 June 2015, 08:24:11 PM
I just bought two sipersoakers for the girls. Much fun was had tonight! ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 June 2015, 11:44:47 PM
Steel and black ink done on muskets, then that great stage of black hats/scabbards/ammo pouches/hats which I always love and suddenly the figures go from 'not sure' to 'phawor'!  8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 01 July 2015, 07:47:52 AM
Bet they were drying pretty swiftly !
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 July 2015, 11:52:58 PM
Buff belts on infantry, much faffing about with detail on Polish light horse. :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 July 2015, 01:04:57 AM
Bronze work, hats and lace, just need to to do finishing off and basing now.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 04 July 2015, 08:56:18 AM
Started another 3mm tile last night plus continued work on Bavarians number 2.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 July 2015, 01:47:15 AM
Finished two units of LOA foot and a unit of Polish light horse, now need to varnish and base them.

Assembled and under coated many goblins and giant spiders on my Warband sabots. Also put 68 15mm Napoleonics on sticks to start the next batch for my mate Mark.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 05 July 2015, 02:37:48 AM
Painted the first of my new Goblins . just got the block colours on ,will give them a wash and highlight tomorrow.The rest of the night was spent arranging them on the base to see how they look. Will probably go with 12/13 on a base as I am trying to do Warband on the cheap

(http://rs625.pbsrc.com/albums/tt334/SteveW_04/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150705_13808.jpg~320x480)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 05 July 2015, 07:22:21 AM
 :o

Stroll on.....You don't hang around, Steve ! 8)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 July 2015, 08:33:50 AM
I found 16 to 18 works really well.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 05 July 2015, 12:16:14 PM
Decided, as I have a game set up to roll at the club, and all the figures painted, I would make an effort to start tidying and organising the wargames room ready for the table extension. Doesn't sound like much but it will probably take a couple of weeks.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 05 July 2015, 03:01:24 PM
First base of gobbo's nearly done

(http://i625.photobucket.com/albums/tt334/SteveW_04/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150705_1438372.jpg) (http://s625.photobucket.com/user/SteveW_04/media/Mobile%20Uploads/IMG_20150705_1438372.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 05 July 2015, 04:04:30 PM
Most impressive, Steve !
Really like the way those have come out !  :-bd
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 05 July 2015, 04:26:27 PM
Thanks Phil

God bless future wash!

Thanks to ever posted Fat Wally's future wash receipe


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 July 2015, 04:54:05 PM
Looking really great Fenton.
Will be getting on with some of mine later too! 8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 09 July 2015, 07:29:07 AM
Will finish off  three codes of the Taurians today.
Pictures to send to Leon, later.
Other three codes of the above already 'prepped'.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 09 July 2015, 07:51:13 AM
Painting trip yesterday, down to Penny Lane to pick up some Vallejo paints and Woodland Scenics clump foliage, then into the city centre to GW to pick up metallics and black undercoat - yes there is another little side project germinating. Aren't bus passes a wonderful thing, otherwise that trip would have cost about 8.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 July 2015, 07:42:56 AM
Another batch of my mate Mark's Napoleonics nearly done.
Lots of dithering on my part about what to paint next:
More LOA
More rebased goblins
More Poles
But what has won out is...
More Mongols (with a side order of Goblins, Poles and LoA)!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 17 July 2015, 09:31:08 AM
80% done on the centaur archers.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 July 2015, 10:38:56 AM
Ohhhhhh... twangyclipclops!  8)

Will there be male and female variants,or just female like the original?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 17 July 2015, 11:57:53 AM
I've only got female archers, Will.
The other codes are both male

I've done enough cosmetic surgery on them  already X_X.....Wasn't planning on any sex change ops.  ;)
Still got the 'hateful' job to do with the bows......Having about half them firing.
Going to be mega fiddly 'fixing and feeding' those, so Dave can get them out of the mould.

Soldering to do in the barn this afto', or Monday, depending on the putty curing fast enough.

Cheers - Phil





Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 July 2015, 12:01:09 AM
Piping, collars and cuffs done on 70+ Voltiguers and command for my mates Napoleonic French.
However, term ended here today, so, sore throat, aching limbs, fever starting... FFS!  :'(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 18 July 2015, 06:25:09 AM
Soldering done, yesterday afternoon !
Plus continuation of putty pushing.

Bad language only used on one of the figures, when I tried using one of the so called 'good' types of solder I've bought recently.  (It wouldn't take to the metal....It's total crud !!)
Went back to the remains of my 25 year old British Telecomm solder reel.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 18 July 2015, 10:54:51 AM
First 10mm Prussian unit finished using new technique, plus another 6mm Bavarian unit and another 3mm building tile. another tile and another Bavarian unit undercoated.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 18 July 2015, 12:10:57 PM
1 FSA Battleship and a Brigade of CWC Israelis finished, RN 80's await commissioning ceremony, Northern Red banner Fleet entered dock yard. Mass of assorted 1/300 aircraft gradually finishing overhaul. I HATE PEOPLE WHO SELL A MASS ON 2nd HAND stuff at below metal price, and i mean lead weight price.

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Ithoriel on 18 July 2015, 01:22:10 PM
1 FSA Battleship

Wait .... what? .... the Financial Services Authority has a navy now????


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 18 July 2015, 04:36:37 PM
Wait .... what? .... the Financial Services Authority has a navy now????

Irrriot - Federated States of America......

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: toxicpixie on 18 July 2015, 05:18:08 PM
Surely it's "Federale Stats Europa"?!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 July 2015, 11:37:58 PM
Unit of Mongol Medium horse assembled, goblins woodwork, skin and leather done and washed.
Lots of fiddly bits of French 15mm done too.
It's all good (and I'm feeling less achy and feverish).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 July 2015, 08:34:54 AM
A unit of LOA infantry prepared and assembled this morning while the little one ate breakfast.

Painting queue is now up to 7 units, plus four half finished goblin stands. Better get this batch of Napoleonics out the way pdq!!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 July 2015, 09:06:49 AM
Mad painting session last night! Napoleonics done. Photos later, hit the hay at 03:30!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 22 July 2015, 07:07:28 AM
Female centaur archers all done.
Now on to the warriors......They shouldn't take nearly as long to do. :)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 July 2015, 07:21:06 AM
Four more bases of Goblins main painting done, now onto basing them.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 July 2015, 11:37:48 AM
Last night the following units were base coated:
2 Mongol Light Horse (18 figures)
1 Mongol medium horse (12 figures)
2 Polish pike and shot units (116 figures, should be 120, but I've mislaid four figures)!
1 LOA Danish foot (50 figures)
The last unit was inked too.
All between 22:00 and 01:00 8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 July 2015, 02:52:30 PM
Found another 30x40mm base, so assembled another Mongol medium cavalry unit. :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 24 July 2015, 04:46:59 PM
Sent pictures to the Boss....Carried on with the centaur warriors...(more than half done, now)...Answered a question re modeling from one of the Field Marshalls.  :-*
Swore a lot, 'cos I can't find the Black Tac after having a damn good tidy up of the desk last weekend.

(Anyone see where I've put it ?.....I've looked down the back of the sofa. )

Cheers - Mr Grumpy.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 July 2015, 12:42:01 AM
Much base colours on cavalry and many many inks?  :P


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 25 July 2015, 06:16:35 AM
(Anyone see where I've put it ?.....I've looked down the back of the sofa. )

Cheers - Mr Grumpy.

It's behind you ;D

Perhaps a little early in the year?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 25 July 2015, 07:32:50 AM
It's behind you ;D

That's a good thought.  :o
Maybe it got stuck to my sweatshirt, when I wasn't looking.....It could have fallen off ANYWHERE !
Though it'll probably turn up in a 'safe place' when I'm not looking for it, in a few months. X_X

Cheers - Mr Tidy (Well....A tiny bit tidier, anyway.  ;))


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 July 2015, 01:37:19 AM
Big night on the mongols, all horse flesh tones and rider clothing done. Even did flesh and washes.
Soon be done... Maybe?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 July 2015, 12:37:54 AM
Batch basically done, just need a few errors to sort out...
:D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Matt J on 28 July 2015, 10:32:59 AM
All Vietnam vehicles now done just waiting for some tufts to arrive for the aussie bases then to get the camera out


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 28 July 2015, 11:44:54 AM
Will try and get more work done on 6mm Bavarians now my finger has stopped bleeding every time I bend it.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 28 July 2015, 04:49:37 PM
Will try and get more work done on 6mm Bavarians now my finger has stopped bleeding every time I bend it.

That serves me right for smirking.  :-[
I wondered why the putty felt all slimy while I was mixing it.
I wouldn't feel so bad if I knew how I'd done it.
(No sense, no feeling, I suppose.)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 28 July 2015, 04:53:32 PM
Then the bulb blew in my angle poise lamp, so have had to walk up to the village to buy another; what a palaver!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 July 2015, 05:08:56 PM
Bought a pack of very very expensive milliputt, now just need the guts to try converting Mongols to extra heavy cavalry!

I apologise for the swearing you may all hear tonight. :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 28 July 2015, 07:43:13 PM
Not the white 'superfine' ?  X_X
Enjoy getting it off your fingers, Will.  ;)

(If you've got any disposable latex type gloves, I'd suggest using those when mixing it.)

Cheers - Phil. (It's also a b*gger to tell when you've mixed it thoroughly.)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 July 2015, 08:01:17 PM
Didn't go that hardcore, went for silver-grey dude! ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 July 2015, 01:24:22 AM
Twelve bases of mongols finished apart from basing.
Also did a quick paint on some of Michael's Marvellous buildings.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 29 July 2015, 07:48:02 AM
Lamp and finger back in action so painted up more 6mm Bavarians and started basing up some Pendraken and Warmaster miniatures to begin my DBA (2.2+) Da Vinci Condotta project. Once the basing is done I'll post some pictures. The spearmen and sword and buckler will be some elven allies, as the Pendraken Dark Elves had a perfect  Italian Renaissance outfit.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 29 July 2015, 08:22:19 AM
Putting together a fortified village for ancient middle-eastern games.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 July 2015, 12:40:39 PM
Today's 'Gaaaaarrrgh g'ddammit!' moment will be provided by me picking up and spraying four stands of Mongols with primer rather than varnish!
Only a one second burst, but grrr, waaa!  :'( ~X( :-&

Been years since I've done that.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 29 July 2015, 01:38:34 PM
Our thoughts go out to you in your pain.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: toxicpixie on 29 July 2015, 01:52:34 PM
Oo, Will, ouch  :o


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 July 2015, 02:16:58 PM
Mutter mutter mutter...

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Mongols%202014/F04D2D5B-A821-40C5-9BA3-947427EE6CE0_zpsgep4qfsr.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/Mongols%202014/F04D2D5B-A821-40C5-9BA3-947427EE6CE0_zpsgep4qfsr.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: toxicpixie on 29 July 2015, 02:45:12 PM
Commiserations...   X_X


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 July 2015, 02:52:29 PM
Couple of hours swearing tonight I estimate!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 29 July 2015, 04:25:30 PM
But it's an improvement, and good reason to use primer with a brush !!!!


IanS  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 29 July 2015, 05:57:07 PM
Ow! Ow! Ow!

Bad times Lemmey.



Many of my troops would be improved by a spray of primer.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 29 July 2015, 08:18:38 PM
Today's 'Gaaaaarrrgh g'ddammit!' moment will be provided by me picking up and spraying four stands of Mongols with primer rather than varnish!
Only a one second burst, but grrr, waaa!  :'( ~X( :-&

Been years since I've done that.


Without wishing to sound superior but that's one of the reasons I paint undercoat and varnish, it's much harder to get them mixed up.   :)

I used a spray for the first time n about ten years the other day. I bought some Extra Hold hairspray to use as a fixative for some 6mm hedges I had made.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 29 July 2015, 08:44:14 PM
Commiserations  :(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 29 July 2015, 09:17:25 PM
Oh dear.  X_X


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 29 July 2015, 10:53:34 PM
Oh I feel for you have strong drink

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 July 2015, 11:28:19 PM
Damage repaired.
Pint of Everard's Tiger also enjoyed, yum!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 30 July 2015, 08:23:41 AM
Stiff upper lip does the trick every time.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 July 2015, 08:26:19 AM
Was hoping to have them sand and pva'ed last night, but the pint was too good! ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 30 July 2015, 08:31:17 AM
 :-bd


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 July 2015, 10:46:14 AM
I have built four of Michael's Marvell buildings this morning.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 31 July 2015, 06:47:29 AM
Done nothing for the past two days, having caught Mrs T's delightful stomach bug.
Should have been well into the final code of Taurians by now.. (SIGH !)

Hey Ho !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 31 July 2015, 07:53:06 AM
Minor health problems stopping you working Phil ?

IanS  ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 July 2015, 08:08:32 AM
And and PVA'd five Warband goblin stands and 11 stands if Mongol cavalry (only found the 12th after is packed up, d'oh!)
Also finished building my Michael buildings, village pumps and crosses. :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 31 July 2015, 08:14:43 AM
Experimented with re-packing the medieval boxes, this time putting the Byzantines at the top above the Franks and Ayyubids.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 31 July 2015, 08:15:24 AM
(Of course, this meant that others were now at the bottom.)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 31 July 2015, 08:19:33 AM
Experimented with re-packing the medieval boxes, this time putting the Byzantines at the top above the Franks and Ayyubids.
(Of course, this meant that others were now at the bottom.)

Is someone approaching a significant number of posts :-\ ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 31 July 2015, 08:23:31 AM
Why, sir, whatever are you implying?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 31 July 2015, 08:44:10 AM
Techno, I think I've had that - it put me out of action for three days. The badly cut finger didn't help either (disintegrating cafetiere in the washing up). Now at last bug on its way out and finger cut has at last stopped re-opening. As a result yesterday got stuck into some 15mm stuff - painting command stands for Confederate Western Theatre infantry and also swapping some Belgian WWI shako heads for feldmutze. Have hit on doing the ITSLU 1914 focusing on the Belgian fall back to Antwerp.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 31 July 2015, 08:48:24 AM
Good to hear you are feeling better

...swapping some Belgian WWI shako heads for feldmutze. Have hit on doing the ITSLU 1914 focusing on the Belgian fall back to Antwerp.

I'm looking forward to seeing these and am sure you will enjoy the games, the rules give a great period feel :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 31 July 2015, 08:54:33 AM
I've had a bit of a mess about with the OOBs you were using, so my Belgians involve notable characters like Auguste Baincolidez and the village of Orsaise Douverze. Just liked the idea of colourful Belgian Guides working in tandem with Minerva armoured cars.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 31 July 2015, 09:15:11 AM
The armoured cars are really interesting but not overwhelming based on our limited experience :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 31 July 2015, 10:22:56 AM
Techno, I think I've had that - it put me out of action for three days.

Glad you feel better, Bob.
It was horrid, wasn't it ? :-&

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 31 July 2015, 01:37:55 PM
Best left to the imagination. Yes it was - thought my number was up.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mollinary on 31 July 2015, 02:06:00 PM
I've had a bit of a mess about with the OOBs you were using, so my Belgians involve notable characters like Auguste Baincolidez and the village of Orsaise Douverze. Just liked the idea of colourful Belgian Guides working in tandem with Minerva armoured cars.

If you are looking for good village names, you could do worse than:  Davedy, Douzy, Biquet, Mique and Titsche!

 ;)  :D :-\

Mollinary


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mollinary on 31 July 2015, 02:41:10 PM
If you are looking for good village names, you could do worse than:  Davedy, Douzy, Biquet, Mique and Titsche!

 ;)  :D :-\

Mollinary

I should have said  that this group of villages are just across the border from the Dutch town of Zabadak!  ;)  :-\

Mollinary


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 July 2015, 03:40:42 PM
Three days up in Lancaster, no painting for a few! :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 31 July 2015, 05:42:39 PM
Nice one Mollers.  ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 August 2015, 07:45:09 AM
Via some mild p1ss-taking by the wife, bases and bled, buildings finished! ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 03 August 2015, 08:45:44 AM
Staring at the postbox and wishing all companies dispatched orders as fast as Magister Militum. I've got only a few days of holiday left....


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 03 August 2015, 08:47:31 AM
Oooh - the claws are out!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 03 August 2015, 11:37:21 AM
Staring at the postbox and wishing all companies dispatched orders as fast as Magister Militum. I've got only a few days of holiday left....

WEll if you will live in silly places.....

IanS  :d


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 03 August 2015, 01:06:11 PM
Have a heart; some of us weren't born in the EU.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 03 August 2015, 01:17:38 PM
Nor was I! They just joined up whilst my back was turned.

I was reading the Hotspur at the time.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 03 August 2015, 02:53:04 PM
I think that probably happened to an awful lot of us. The country went decimal when I was 6th form dinner money monitor (and I didn't even stay for school dinners).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 04 August 2015, 07:40:29 AM
Penultimate code of Taurians finished and photo'd.
Photo sent to 'Da Boss'.

Almost half way through the final code, now.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 August 2015, 07:44:26 AM
Bases painted, highlighted and sealed with pva. Flock and scatter today. :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 07 August 2015, 02:56:45 PM
Taurians finished.....Photo sent to Leon.

Started on 'the next lot'.  ;)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 August 2015, 12:42:01 AM
Second coat of milliputt and work recommenced on a Danish LOA unit! :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 08 August 2015, 06:52:09 AM
Stop messing about with Milliput and get yourself some green stuff, Will.
Shout if you don't know the best place to get it from !  ;)......A one yard 'Catherine wheel' for about 8.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 August 2015, 07:33:50 AM
Done now.
But shout away...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 08 August 2015, 07:59:48 AM
Sylmasta, Matey.

8.82 inc VAT. (+p&p 'natch')...I buy about 6 reels a go to get it for 8.40 'per'..... From memory, it's no more expensive on the postage if you 'bulk buy'.
For smaller jobs, you won't need anything like that quantity though....and it does deteriorate a little over time if it's not used....or kept really cold.
I get through a reel in one to two months.......and I reckon I waste between 50 and 90% when I'm working on really wee men.(6 and 10mm 'scale'.)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 August 2015, 08:48:38 AM
Whereas one uses a pack of milliputt c.6", lasts about a year!
Somewhat doubt I will be doing this professionally...  @-)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 August 2015, 10:06:29 AM
Scored in the armour patterns on the Mongol EHC. Looks okay, but no way near as good as the professionals!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 08 August 2015, 10:13:22 AM
Scored in the armour patterns on the Mongol EHC. Looks okay, but no way near as good as the professionals!


Looking forward to seeing them.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 08 August 2015, 10:13:29 AM
Checked the postbox again today. :(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 August 2015, 12:29:22 AM
After a lovely day out with the family (photos on faceache), whilst the Amazing Mrs Lemmey watched Mr Depp and Ms Jolie in 'The Tourist' (is it a remake, or have we seen it before? Either way highly enjoyable film), I carried of with a Danish Guard unit for LOA. I put two more layers of highlights on coats, completed flesh highlights, sorted muskets barrels and woodwork and then went through the lovely point where the black goes on; when the figures go from meh to wow!
A good night's painting.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 09 August 2015, 02:52:37 AM
I'd watch him and listen to her. It's her voice that's really dishy (which is a major feature of a true actress, of course, apart from knowing a bishop on intimate terms).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 09 August 2015, 02:00:04 PM
Packed all the Taurians in empty Green Stuff containers.
Will be on their way to Pendraken Towers, tomorrow.  :)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 09 August 2015, 06:35:07 PM
Packed all the Taurians in empty Green Stuff containers.
Will be on their way to Pendraken Towers, tomorrow.  :)
Cheers - Phil

Excellent news - that could be my Christmas present sorted - and next years competition entry to complement this year's troll/giraffe centaurs :D

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 09 August 2015, 06:39:43 PM
Bought Neil Thomas's "One-Hour Wargames" book and also decided to revisit my 2mm Dux Bellorum project :)

Finally decided to go ~1:1 on 30mm frontage bases  :D

Ran out of bases 5 minutes later  :'(

So, that's at least a Minibits order needed for Colours  ;)

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 August 2015, 01:02:05 AM
Danes done apart from tidying up and bases.
Buff/white/bronze/facings and cuffs.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 10 August 2015, 09:52:43 AM
Checked the postbox again on the way in. :(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 10 August 2015, 03:23:44 PM
Checked the postbox again on the way in. :(

Euphemism?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 10 August 2015, 04:28:16 PM
Stop it, Nobby !  ;)
Cheers - Phil.

(I forgot.....I DID get the Taurians in the post today.....Should be at Pendraken Towers tomorrow.)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 10 August 2015, 04:30:33 PM
Painting mojo returned last night and finished off a WWI plane as well as some more basic painting on some Gruntz figures.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 August 2015, 09:00:53 PM
Varnished Danes, assembled samurai bases to allow me to upgrade them to fogr...
Tonight will put Danes off coffee stirrers and onto bases, might get sand on bases too.

Plans are changing...
Now need to get Mongol/Tibetans done for early Oct, and Samurai done for mid November.
I can feel the midnight oil burning already! This is going to be tight...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 11 August 2015, 10:18:44 PM
If I told you what I was doing yesterday and today, you'd probably be able to work out what the next Warband range is.....So I'm not going to tell you.  :P
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 12 August 2015, 07:34:03 AM
SPOIL SPORT......

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 August 2015, 07:48:36 AM
Sat down last night and calculated that I need to paint roughly 500 figures between now and November for two competition armies. This also includes converting about forty sets of horses to armoured!
Without any 'side projects' or commissions! Eek!

NB: this does not include the Barbarians that are getting done on holiday, the 15mm Napoleonics for my mate Mark, goblins or evil men for late September...
Help.



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 12 August 2015, 08:06:26 AM
If I told you what I was doing yesterday and today, you'd probably be able to work out what the next Warband range is.....So I'm not going to tell you.  :P
Cheers - Phil
Mucking out the horses ...  complete disregard for personal safety ... showing a complete inability with anything technical ... lives in a wild and strange place ...

British Cavalry Regiment, North West Frontier, just before mechanisation ... about 1928?

 :-bd

What do I win?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 12 August 2015, 08:43:39 AM
What do I win?

What you deserve you TOTAL OIK.....

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 12 August 2015, 09:05:10 AM
Time passes differently when you're waiting for a parcel.  :'(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 12 August 2015, 09:21:56 AM
What happened to the patience of a stalking kittty ???

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 12 August 2015, 11:01:02 AM
I'm the ferocious kind.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 12 August 2015, 11:27:33 AM
But tiggers is ferociaoiuos and dey stalks dings.

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 12 August 2015, 11:50:49 AM
This one doesn't.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 13 August 2015, 09:49:37 AM
Another lead-free postbox day.  :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'( :'(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 13 August 2015, 10:39:02 AM
Oh come on! That's a definite euphemism!




Or have I got a dirty mind?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 13 August 2015, 10:49:58 AM
Yes, and probably yes.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 August 2015, 11:18:03 AM
16 Mongol/Tibetan medium cav, 36 various Samurai Japanese figure base coated and inked! 😉


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 13 August 2015, 12:39:43 PM
Stop pulling de kats tail.

IanS  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 August 2015, 01:44:24 PM
Nah, shan't! :P


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 13 August 2015, 03:02:37 PM
At last another batch of 6mm Bavarians to base, plus finished some Confederate and WWI Belgian head swaps.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 August 2015, 04:49:53 PM
9 stands of barbarians assembled today, hopefully get them painted whilst away :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 August 2015, 05:00:51 PM
Still no sign of parcel. :(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 14 August 2015, 06:28:34 PM
Painting my 6mm WW II British for the campaign. 95 models done so far this month and 151 since the 17th July. Still going.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 14 August 2015, 07:01:07 PM
80-90 % done on the first code of the next Warband range.....
Nearly done the repair that 'Da Boss' wanted......(I'll finish that over the weekend , so it can be at PD Towers very early next week.)
90% done on the next runestone.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 14 August 2015, 07:50:16 PM
Still no sign of parcel. :(

I feel your pain :(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fred. on 14 August 2015, 10:43:38 PM
80-90 % done on the first code of the next Warband range.....


Tease


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 15 August 2015, 06:33:08 AM
Aren't I ?  :P ;)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 August 2015, 07:08:25 AM
36 samurai worked on last night, thought I would have an early night, then found 'Gross Point Blank' was on... Dashed good film; so I got my nine bases of barbarians undercoated for this week too! :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 15 August 2015, 07:39:00 AM
 :'( Postal delivery time has come and gone.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 15 August 2015, 08:10:59 AM
WHAT A PITY.....now STOP moaning, and MOVE somewhere sensible.....

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 15 August 2015, 08:32:26 AM
Can I have a sensible passport, please?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 15 August 2015, 01:05:22 PM
Actually managed a few bits and bobs last night: slopped some brown on my 2mm's; stuck some dungeon creatures and features on magnetic bases; spot of overbrushing on some barricades. Heady times! ;)

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 16 August 2015, 02:22:02 PM
I'm sure it'll arrive tomorrow.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 16 August 2015, 04:28:53 PM
Well, Little Round Top has stepped in; I'm hosting the game at the club so for the next few days basing up 15mm ACW Union troops. Then I can get on with the 6mm Bavarians and the 15mm 1914 Belgians.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 16 August 2015, 06:59:55 PM
Finished 'the repair' over the weekend...along with more progress on the newest Warband chaps.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 17 August 2015, 09:23:43 AM
It is tomorrow. Guess what's not in the postbox?  :'(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 17 August 2015, 10:31:55 AM
Basing paste completed. Leave for 24 hours.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 18 August 2015, 06:19:37 AM
It is tomorrow. Guess what's not in the postbox?  :'(

Any news on the parcel front?

And I hope you, and anyone you know, were nowhere near the bomb in Bangkok


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 18 August 2015, 08:52:09 AM
Thank you. People seem a bit shaken. I'm mainly bewildered that nobody appears to be claiming responsibility.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 18 August 2015, 09:15:08 AM
Good to hear from you, thoughts with Thailand


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 August 2015, 09:39:23 AM
Glad your okay FK


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 18 August 2015, 10:30:30 AM
Did cross my mind, how's FK? Glad you're OK.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 18 August 2015, 12:05:46 PM
Ditto !
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 18 August 2015, 12:40:19 PM
Thanks, all. But the floods in Burma have been far more serious, if people would put it into perspective.
Still no parcel.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 18 August 2015, 12:40:37 PM
And me..

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 21 August 2015, 11:13:21 AM
Guess what still wasn't waiting in the postbox when I got home?  :'(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 21 August 2015, 03:54:37 PM
I bet the Thai Postal service is going to be especially 'twitchy' at the moment.  :(
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 25 August 2015, 08:00:32 AM
First code of next Warband range finished last week....Leon's 'repair' sent and received at Pendraken HQ.
Two more codes should be finished today or tomorrow. Not much to do to those...I'll only be held up waiting for putty to dry from time to time.
Made a two and a half mm tall 'wossname' to go with the next  runestone. (Leon likes this !......Well...he says he does... ;D ;D ;D ;D)

Sent another invoice to Leon, 'cos the sorting machine chewed the original......At least a bit of it arrived in a plastic bag, so it didn't go totally awol.
I think I should get a free stamp from the PO for that.  :-\

For some reason, received a package addressed to someone in Bangkok......Wasn't anything interesting, so I threw it in the bin.  ;)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 25 August 2015, 08:10:23 AM
First code of next Warband range finished last week....Leon's 'repair' sent and received at Pendraken HQ.
Two more codes should be finished today or tomorrow. Not much to do to those...I'll only be held up waiting for putty to dry from time to time.
Made a two and a half mm tall 'wossname' to go with the next  runestone. (Leon likes this !......Well...he says he does... ;D ;D ;D ;D)

Sent another invoice to Leon, 'cos the sorting machine chewed the original......At least a bit of it arrived in a plastic bag, so it didn't go totally awol.
I think I should get a free stamp from the PO for that.  :-\

For some reason, received a package addressed to someone in Bangkok......Wasn't anything interesting, so I threw it in the bin.  ;)

Cheers - Phil

Tax leeks and massed male voice choirs! Bring back Thatcher!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 August 2015, 08:40:16 AM
Oh you tease Phil!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 25 August 2015, 09:27:39 AM
Painting mojo returning slowly, probably due to the wet weather of late. Trying to clear the odd figure here and there that are clogging up my paint tray.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 25 August 2015, 09:56:27 AM
Just had a rebase to make my figures more rule friendly. Austrians (1866) just been given the treatment.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 25 August 2015, 10:04:24 AM
Painting mojo returning slowly, probably due to the wet weather of late. Trying to clear the odd figure here and there that are clogging up my paint tray.

If I ever misplace -I never lose it completely- my painting mojo I will make something or research something or write something until I find it again. As long as it's wargame related I keep my interest going. The only problem is that if it goes half way through a project I usually get enthused about something completely different!

Just had a rebase to make my figures more rule friendly. Austrians (1866) just been given the treatment.

Rebasing...shudder!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 25 August 2015, 10:11:04 AM
Think I've found the answer to the problem. With the best will in the world, one day you may want to rebase. My solution is PVA on MDF. It secures the little blighters well enough for gaming purposes but they can still be prised off with relatively little effort and (in my case) no nasty cuts. The other bonus is that my basing technique has improved over time, so the new bases always look better. A complete rebase also gives a uniform standard to the bases.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: toxicpixie on 25 August 2015, 10:42:10 AM
Seconded - even if the PVA and MDF are inseparably bonded, you can "dig out" the top most sliver of MDF under the base and you're good! I've never had an issue with them staying stuck, either - it's a good bond :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 25 August 2015, 11:47:23 AM
Quote
If I ever misplace -I never lose it completely- my painting mojo I will make something or research something or write something until I find it again. As long as it's wargame related I keep my interest going. The only problem is that if it goes half way through a project I usually get enthused about something completely different!

Completely agree Subedai.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 25 August 2015, 12:51:45 PM
I don't rebase...ever. If a set of rules comes out that I like and can adapt to my basing system, or bases aren't an issue, then fine. I refuse to kowtow to the rule writers who say that the only way to play their rules is to have x figures on y sized bases. I was lucky, I started my basing system about 15 years ago and haven't changed it since. All I have to do is repaint the bases on some of my older figures but that's it. It is advantageous that I usually collect both sides of any period I am doing so everything looks the same anyway.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 26 August 2015, 04:01:10 PM
Wood elf mages and command finished.

Waiting to hear if Leon wants me to add a second, different wossname onto the dooh-dah.
Archers already finished.

Now on to the wood elf riders, which is why I've been covered in white metal dust for most of the last two days.  X_X.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 August 2015, 05:18:13 PM
Knowing the old sculpts, with their long necked flying horses, I can understand the horror mate! ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 26 August 2015, 05:26:20 PM
Painted two Insurgent figures for some 28mm skirmish gaming set in a fictional African country. They are from Empress Miniatures and the sculpting is superb. Only 18 more to go...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 28 August 2015, 05:11:07 PM
Continued with the Wood Elf Riders !

They're not too far away now.....Though they have been 'piggies' to convert.....Bits of the original models kept getting in the way, even using my home-made mini dental tools.
Lots of 'Industrial Language' at Techno Towers today.  >:( >:( ;)

Cheers - Mr Potty-Mouth


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 28 August 2015, 06:06:15 PM
Work has resumed on the Skythian reinforcements. New Finns for the Swedes and a handful of Scotch horse to follow soon.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 29 August 2015, 08:13:55 AM
New fins for the Swedes.

Didn't know Swedes were aquatic... :D


IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 29 August 2015, 09:58:43 AM
Didn't know Swedes were erotic... :D


IanS

I thought everyone knew that!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 29 August 2015, 10:01:45 AM
Rebasing  done; progress made with Belgians.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Ithoriel on 29 August 2015, 12:29:37 PM
Work has resumed on the Skythian reinforcements. New Finns for the Swedes and a handful of Scotch horse to follow soon.

Scots horse surely .... unless they are The Famous Grouse Hussars, The Johnny Walker Cuirassiers or similar. :-)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 29 August 2015, 01:05:50 PM
wimp cats have very SMALL brains...

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 29 August 2015, 01:52:51 PM
Scots horse surely .... unless they are The Famous Grouse Hussars, The Johnny Walker Cuirassiers or similar. :-)

The word was good enough for Dr Johnson, and it's good enough for me (to be provocative with).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Ithoriel on 29 August 2015, 04:29:21 PM
Never trust an Englishman FK.

If we're going to be provocative :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 29 August 2015, 04:54:18 PM


Oh, I agree entirely.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 29 August 2015, 05:43:15 PM
Kop for that, as the Tommies said in 1902. And William Wallace was a descendant of an Anglo-Norman family; ah yes, Robert Bruce didn't trust him.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 30 August 2015, 01:28:41 AM
In the words of Maria Theresa, when the ambassador told her England was pulling out of a critical alliance, "I wish to God your miserable little ditch did not exist, so that you knew what it meant to be part of Europe!"


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: toxicpixie on 30 August 2015, 10:01:03 AM
We are truly the most blessed isle indeed!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 30 August 2015, 12:19:06 PM
Funny how we travel to Europe but we don't live there.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 30 August 2015, 01:32:32 PM
Hour plus skinning the elf riders' bows.....So I don't have to wait two or three hours for the putty to set properly tomorrow..... :D

Fed the Mother in Law. :-<

Now off to read the manuals for the two (b*stard) digital cameras, so I can go back to using a manual setting on the pair of them. (This is for Mrs T's new project.   X_X ...She's out doing horsey stuff, at the moment.)

I LIKED my old 35mm SLR Pentax......I'd learned (learnt ?) how to use that, without even having to think....I'm too old to go through manuals that are as big as the wretched items themselves.

Cheers - Mr Rushed.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 30 August 2015, 01:36:32 PM
Reinforced Skythians this morning; now ditto for the Scots. Good to be painting again.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 September 2015, 09:33:09 AM
32 18mm French Napoleonic cavalry base coated and inked.
48 10mm Mongol horses same
13 Warband bases inked.

Not bad seeing as I got home yesterday and was photographing the last batch of figures until 9:30 last night!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 01 September 2015, 09:35:24 AM
Mondays and Tuesdays I teach late, and then hit Bangkok traffic at its least amiable on my homeward way. Little time or energy for painting, these dark times.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 01 September 2015, 05:03:52 PM
Final base colours on Belgians today.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 September 2015, 05:31:07 PM
Armour done on Mongols, mostly.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 01 September 2015, 06:49:27 PM
Armour done on Mongols, mostly.

Yyyaaayyy!!!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 01 September 2015, 07:06:39 PM
Apart from the teeniest bit of cleaning up.....Wood Elf riders completed..

Started on the warriors, this morning.
(Some of those are going to be 'piggies' to tweak, because of the big cloaks....LOADS more white metal dust all over the place.....Mostly on my hands and the cutting mat.  X_X...My hearing is definitely getting worse from using the Dremmel so often.  ;) :P)

Cheers - Phil





Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 01 September 2015, 09:53:05 PM
Still turning out different types of buildings for my 6mm WWII Campaign project. Plus painting a battalion of British 6mm infantry for same.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 September 2015, 11:14:42 PM
Thirteen Warband bases painted, highlighted, edged and pva sealed.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 02 September 2015, 09:11:06 AM
Gordon and Leslie stuff done; Hakkapellis next.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 September 2015, 11:02:36 AM
Stands now flocked, scatter and tufts later. 8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 September 2015, 11:42:47 PM
Bases of barbarians done, but clump scatter too wet to photograph until tomorrow.
Also lots of progress on Mark's 18mm Dragoons and Chasseurs.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 03 September 2015, 08:08:05 AM
Belgians on to bases today - made better progress than expected.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Bodvoc on 03 September 2015, 11:38:35 AM
Quote
Wood Elf riders completed.. 

Techno, are the elf mounted archers still on caparisoned horses, or are they going to be on an unarmoured horse? (which would be my preference).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 03 September 2015, 04:25:55 PM
Still all caparisoned, Bodvoc.....Sorry !
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Bodvoc on 03 September 2015, 06:16:50 PM
Ah well, it was worth asking.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 04 September 2015, 12:40:18 AM
Swedes done. 8th Army, here I come - hi, granddad!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 04 September 2015, 07:26:19 AM
Didn't get a lot done yesterday.

Eyes were playing slightly silly sods, and not focusing properly, so there wasn't a lot of point in trying to push the putty around.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 04 September 2015, 08:08:46 AM
What they don't tell you is that with each promotion one of your faculties diminishes.

It starts off small. From cadet it's likely that you become unable to distinguish taupe from fawn. As the promotions get bigger, so does the loss.  Orcs last promotion led to hearing loss in the higher registers in his right ear. Fenton is unable to type with the little finger on his left hand.

For some people it is small things scattered across a range of attributes. Things they wouldn't notice, or just put down to aging. For others it seems concentrated in one area. I am particularly struck by peculiar thought processes or whims. Perhaps it starts off taking what we can best afford to lose, but the hunger overtakes it and it begins to devour our very essence.

What happens to this lost energy, this drawn away power? There are theories. 

All I'm saying is that Leon looks very good for a 72 year old. Not only that, he can type "votes added" lightning fast using just his little finger and is often heard complaining about dog whistles. 


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 September 2015, 08:31:33 AM
But I'm fine...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: toxicpixie on 04 September 2015, 10:34:42 AM
There's a definite gap between perception & reality included ;)

Unless... you're one of
them?!
  :o


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 04 September 2015, 11:17:16 AM
The total output for August -all 6mm at the moment coz I'm on a roll:

118 WW II British vehicles -including 5 DFS 230 gliders (all H&R)
6 vineyard strips (Irregular)

All the rest are home made:
2 orchards
11 buildings -including 3 'J' Type British aircraft hangers
20 strips (approx) of macadamised road
14 pieces of lolly stick hedges
2 small woods



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 04 September 2015, 04:18:45 PM
Textured and dry-brushed in the last 24 hours. Bavarians got first uniform colour this afternoon.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 04 September 2015, 04:40:56 PM
Arrgh! Ran out of undercoat 75% of the way through the job.  :'(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 04 September 2015, 05:33:33 PM
Arrgh! Ran out of undercoat 75% of the way through the job.  :'(

Now that is irritating  :-<


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 05 September 2015, 01:35:54 AM
Olympic-level understatement!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 05 September 2015, 03:10:21 PM
Boxed of my first Belgians earlier, including battalion and company markings on the rear of the bases. Have started Bavarian cavalry and artillery for Froeschwiller, so things moving nicely (except a mate wants me to produce 4 ECW cuirassiers to playlets some rules).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 September 2015, 01:35:05 AM
Much work on 18mm Dragoons and Chasseurs, plus in 10mm Two stands of Wolf Riders, Goblin Shamen stand, and 48 Mongols.
Thought I was further on with all these bases. Time is ticking before The Worlds!  :!! X_X ~X( Eek!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 06 September 2015, 09:39:06 AM
I was sitting around last night, but not in a painting mood. Instead decided to create some Belgian lancers. Using the 'old' PP Guide figure (yes, they've been replaced by a more 'dynamic' one-piece casting) I took off the heads, drilled holes and fitted Isabellino heads to produce the lancers in their undress bonnets de police, which they adopted on campaign so as not to be mistaken for German Uhlans.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 September 2015, 09:43:22 AM
15mm scale I guess?

I also started the mammoths base last night too...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 06 September 2015, 10:17:36 AM
8th Army tanks done, starting the 3rd Stellenbosch infantry.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 06 September 2015, 08:39:46 PM
It appears that playtest gets autocorrected to playlets (presumably by a miniature Shakespear).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 September 2015, 12:04:23 AM
Couple of hours on the Mongols tonight in my 'greatpretendingI'mnotstressingaboutschool' moment!
Night all you happy people!
Or morning to all you antipodal people. :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 07 September 2015, 04:17:30 PM
20 lancers created. Short of four heads, plus heads for the dismounted  and my hands hurt now.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 07 September 2015, 05:12:24 PM
Carrying on with the final code of the Wood Elves.

Suddenly sussed what I'll be doing with the very final pose....To begin with, this pose didn't appear to give a lot of scope for much in the way of conversions.
I'd better leave myself a note about this.....Otherwise I'll have forgotten by tomorrow.  :-[ X_X

(And then I'll be ALL cross)  ;)

Cheers - Phil




Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 08 September 2015, 08:01:11 AM
(And then I'll be ALL cross)  ;)

Thought that was standard - Grumpy Phil.....

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 08 September 2015, 11:48:05 AM
It's certainly my default setting, Ian.  ;)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 08 September 2015, 04:32:37 PM
Ordered more heads and Belgians. Meanwhile cracking on with Bavarians.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 08 September 2015, 05:12:50 PM
19th Vancouver Infantry aboot to go under the brush.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 September 2015, 05:31:46 PM
Aye!
Those Canucks eh!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 08 September 2015, 09:10:47 PM
Carrying on with the final code of the Wood Elves.

Suddenly sussed what I'll be doing with the very final pose....To begin with, this pose didn't appear to give a lot of scope for much in the way of conversions.
I'd better leave myself a note about this.....Otherwise I'll have forgotten by tomorrow.  :-[ X_X
(And then I'll be ALL cross)  ;)

Cheers - Phil

So did you manage to find the note when you needed it? ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 08 September 2015, 10:11:26 PM
Ho ! Yus !  :)

A post-it note stuck on the cutting mat, ready for me first thing, this morning.
Just two quick scribbled drawings, that wouldn't have made sense to anyone else.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 September 2015, 11:59:14 PM
14bases of Warband dead assembled for Thursday 's game. No way will they be painted, undercoated possibly!

Three units of Mongols completed too (apart from basing), plus another unit assembled.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 09 September 2015, 08:41:36 AM
Desperate for a change last night so started painting a house.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 September 2015, 09:01:21 AM
What scale? ;) 1:1?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 09 September 2015, 09:30:12 AM
Canadians done. 38th Melbourne getting off the troopship as we speak.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 09 September 2015, 07:36:55 PM
What scale? ;) 1:1?
Course it is, otherwise I'd be painting a metropolis. Incidentally, this model Eiffel Tower is Paris ....... yes, all of it, including Le Bourget. And these two figures are German 5th and 6th armies  ...... what?...... because I don't like pieces of card representing entire army corps. (Thanks to Stewart Lee)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 10 September 2015, 07:13:08 AM
Carried on with the final code of Wood Elves......And made a really 'good' (accidental) mistake whilst doing the shields.
Speeded-up their production a fair old bit.  :)

Also.....In future, I shouldn't break said shields while finishing them off, anymore. (That makes me SPIT !  >:()

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 September 2015, 07:39:04 AM
12 bases of Warband undead undercoated, base coated and inked last night.
Twelve Mongol bases for the sand and PVA treatment too.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 11 September 2015, 08:37:22 AM
That'll be the entire population of Mongolia then, and that yurt is Ulan Bator.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 September 2015, 12:38:27 AM
Mongol bases painted, highlighted, edged and sealed.
Also added the first milliputt layer to the horse armour of 28 Mongol extra cavalry, about 4 hours work! Techno, Clib, Martin and Barbarian, I still don't know how you do it! How can one bit stick, and another disintegrate, from the same batch of putty!!!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 13 September 2015, 01:10:19 AM
And it's time for the 26th East Finchley regiment, my capitain. (Pauses for audience applause....)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 13 September 2015, 07:06:58 AM
And it's time for the 26th East Finchley regiment, my capitain. (Pauses for audience applause....)

says - You DEDED me, you rotten swine - in a high pitched voice.

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 13 September 2015, 03:47:51 PM
8th Army land forces ready; two Spitfires on the agenda, and it'll be Rat and roll time...once I've done the Jerries, that is.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 13 September 2015, 09:03:29 PM
Got back to the painting table this evening, finally finishing off some Armies Army figures for the forthcoming Blast-Tastic show. Still plenty to paint but have a camo scheme I'm happy with so now a case of ploughing through the figures over the next few weeks.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 13 September 2015, 09:36:57 PM
Started assembling and cleaning some of my Colours order  :D

Pictures MAY be forthcoming, but then again these may be kept under wraps for next years painting competition... :-$  ;)

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 September 2015, 11:58:00 PM
Planning that far ahead!  :o

Twelve stands of Mongols flocked, scattered and tufted. 28 second milliputt layers added to next batch!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 14 September 2015, 03:55:30 PM
Just a couple more hours tomorrow, once the putty has completely cured overnight, and the Wood Elves are done. #:-S

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 15 September 2015, 04:38:19 PM
Done !

Photo to Leon......Started on the next army. :)
Most of the day spent mixing big lumps of putty to stick the first 3 codes, I've picked, onto corks...and then starting to ream lumps off the figures with the Dremmel.
One small code just about finished......Only had to do minimal repairs to those....Apart from one tiny bit that broke off ! X_X (Won't take long to fix that.)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 15 September 2015, 04:42:32 PM
Done !

Photo to Leon......Started on the next army. :) Apart from one tiny bit that broke off ! X_X (Won't take long to fix that.)

Cheers - Phil

I hope  that was a figure and not you?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 15 September 2015, 05:37:29 PM
No sculptors were harmed in the Dremmeling of these figures, Steve. (Yet)  ;)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 15 September 2015, 05:58:48 PM
For those visually challenged the last word in Phils last post is :-

Yet

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 September 2015, 06:23:11 PM
Stop shouting!  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 15 September 2015, 06:41:25 PM
Some of the Crocks on here are severely deaf, as well as blind  :D

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 15 September 2015, 08:46:11 PM
Some of the Crocks on here are severely deaf, as well as blind  :D

IanS
No, it's only the crocs that are deaf. It's the gators that are blind.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 September 2015, 12:18:37 AM
Warband skeletal undead double highlighted and weapons done.
Few details another night and done.

Needed a break from Mongols for a night tbh! ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 September 2015, 10:47:29 PM
Mongol camp (mix of foot command, civilians and camp followers with yurts) base coated and inked.
Skeletal undead finished apart from basing.
'Black Coach' started to go with Alyssa and Fluffy (the undead vampire general).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 17 September 2015, 09:02:35 AM
At last Belgian 2nd Lancers conversions completed; ready to start painting.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 19 September 2015, 12:06:47 AM
Planning that far ahead!  :o

Planning, yes!

Painting, not sure  :-/

;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 September 2015, 02:40:29 AM
Last four units of Mongols base coated and inked. :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 19 September 2015, 07:35:00 AM
Almost half way through 'doing' the first three codes of the next army.
Still 15 figures of those I haven't even started on yet, but I'm not anticipating having to spend huge amounts of time on those.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 19 September 2015, 08:12:00 AM
Doing the Afrika Korps now; much amused that decals with model aircraft include no swastikas.  ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 September 2015, 11:34:47 AM
During a sneaky hour this morning, I got all the next batch highlighted bar three colours, including all the horse shades! :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 19 September 2015, 11:46:16 AM
3. Baiern almost done. 67. Wolfensteinberghausen next.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 19 September 2015, 05:48:04 PM
25 15mm cavalry don't half take a long time.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 19 September 2015, 11:00:46 PM
25 15mm cavalry don't half take a long time.

That's what happens when you use the wrong scale ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 September 2015, 10:28:13 AM
Flesh and wash applied,phew!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 20 September 2015, 02:35:59 PM
That's what happens when you use the wrong scale ;)
Can't get what I want in the right scale, and at almost 63 can't hang about.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 20 September 2015, 04:49:57 PM
Wood elves all packed up and ready to post.  :)
Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 September 2015, 11:36:52 PM
Mongols done, errors to collect, bases to do...
Black coach and Igor added to undead! :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 24 September 2015, 12:02:45 AM
Starting scout car now.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 24 September 2015, 10:46:09 AM
Based up all my 2mm strips with the Minibits supplies from Colours  :)

Think I might need to order some reinforcements... :-\

...and some more scenics...  :-/

Well, that might be part of my Christmas pressie sorted!  I've got my eye on some more Escenografia Epsilon buildings for the other part  :D

Cheers!

Meirion



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 25 September 2015, 07:49:41 PM
Finished 'my' first three codes of the next army.....
Started prepping the next two codes......
Still got wodges of metal to ream off another 8 of one of the codes.
So glad I've got some tungsten carbide burrs.....And even those aren't over speedy with the amounts of metal that'll have to go.  X_X
(Oh...The deafening noise !)  ;)

Cheers - Mr Messy.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 September 2015, 08:10:58 PM
That's a lot of codes!
I'm not even guessing what's left (Samurai Apes, Dark Elves or Dragonmen)!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 25 September 2015, 08:20:16 PM
Added some camo and a wash to around 30 15mm figures for Gruntz. With a week to go to Blast-Tastic, it focussing my mind somewhat!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 25 September 2015, 10:25:16 PM
That's a lot of codes!
I'm not even guessing what's left (Samurai Apes, Dark Elves or Dragonmen)!

No clues, until Leon says.  :P ;)

I realised the other day, I've still got the 'accessories', as Leon listed them on my crib sheets, to finish off.
AND....there's apparently another short code to do. EEEEEEK !!

Cheers - Mr Busy (Cue Ian.  ;))


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 September 2015, 01:18:54 AM
Mongols done apart from varnish and bases.
16 18mm Feench napoleonic dragoons finished too.

Chasseurs in same scale tomorrow! ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 28 September 2015, 04:13:37 PM
More 2mm tinkering!

Not sure I have enough Warriors :( but at least I've decided what to paint them as! :)

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 28 September 2015, 05:06:46 PM
Continued to 'Dremmel away', saw, reposition and drill holes through the hands of the next two codes.
(Looked like I'd got terminal metal dandruff, this morning.)
Started doing 'constructive' bits this afto'....(i.e.....pushing putty.).....That's MUCH more fun !  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 September 2015, 12:36:47 AM
Three layers of basing paint and pva wash done. :)
Flocking hell tomorrow!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 29 September 2015, 04:36:31 AM
If my gradual lurching back into gastric health doesn't relurch, I should be able to try out the newly-completed WWII forces this weekend, doubtless also finding a hundred errors and inconsistencies in the rules.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 29 September 2015, 08:08:06 AM
One can only hope....

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 30 September 2015, 02:04:21 PM
Jerries are ready to be dusted with fixative tomorrow afternoon. What shall I do next?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 01 October 2015, 09:58:49 PM
Gruntz infantry finished and some supporting walkers 75% completed. Lacquering and flocking tomorrow plus coming up with the list for Blast-Tastic on Saturday.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 02 October 2015, 07:40:13 AM
Most of yesterday doing one of 'those' tasks that has had to be done....but seems to take far longer than it should.
If I told you what that was, Lemmey would probably be able to work out which army I'm doing at the moment.....So I'm not going to tell you.  :P :D
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 02 October 2015, 09:08:14 AM
Spoil Sport....

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 October 2015, 10:51:10 AM
Lizards  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 02 October 2015, 05:15:13 PM
Stop guessing, Will !  :P

Today spent slapping putty on lots of figures.

Did have one thing happen today.....Which has NEVER happened before.
Went to use an almost new bottle of Zap 'Superglue', into which I'd inadvertently 'dropped' a fair length of brass rod a couple of days ago. (The original idea being to keep an easy to remove plug in the top of the bottle.....Sadly, the damn thing dropped down right into the bottle.)

When I went to use the glue.....The whole bottle had gone rock solid.  >:( >:( >:( >:( >:(

Industrial language, and a quick trip to the village to buy a tube of 'normal' superglue, while I wait for some new bottles of Zap to arrive.

Hey Ho !

Cheers - Phil
 


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 October 2015, 05:56:00 PM
Ouch


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 October 2015, 11:51:22 PM
Just in case I've not painted enough cavalry, 10 extra stands started tonight with horse flesh done and inked. Then, being Samurai cavalry I had the armour basecoated on before I noticed the lancers have a back banner hole! Looking Gucci! Ink applied too....
Also base coated and inked the armour the riders and on 14 stands of ashugari.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 October 2015, 11:42:08 PM
Horses and armour highlighted, tops and trews base coated and inked...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 07 October 2015, 08:56:09 AM
Satin varnish drying, then can ink and highlight. May just get these Belgians done before going off on the canal boat next week.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 October 2015, 11:35:00 PM
Two more hours tonight, highlights of main colours (sleeves and trousers mostly) and flesh and wash done.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 08 October 2015, 01:57:12 AM
'nutha baggage waggon. Marking time waiting for a new range to fire my imagination.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 08 October 2015, 04:44:41 PM
Started the penultimate code for the next Warband army. (Actually, I stuck some of the wee chaps on corks, last thing yesterday afternoon.)
Finished the tweaks & soldering 15 feeds on the last two codes. (Soldering feeds is a job that's a pain......But today it went really well.....Must be down to the extra arm I've stitched on.  ;))
Cheers - Phil




Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 09 October 2015, 01:35:55 PM
Started prepping my desert rats earlier this week  :)

Evil crab-walkers and robo-soldiers primed and some base coated  :D

Having a wobble about how to base them now, was going to do squad bases, might go for 25mm round bases with a couple of figures then use sabot bases for squad type stuff  :-\

Decisions, decisions...  :-/

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 09 October 2015, 04:48:33 PM
Half (15 figures) of the new code well under way.
Nine of these all but done, apart from a tiny bit of cleaning up to do on three of them.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 October 2015, 04:48:45 PM
Almost finished the next batch of Samurai, only about another week of details to do... ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 09 October 2015, 06:40:52 PM
Busy day today on my WIP lancers. Reins highlighted, horses coats highlighted, riders hands done. whole lot took about 2 1/2 hours. May get the bamboo lances completed tonight.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 October 2015, 01:21:06 AM
About halfway though the detail stage after 2 1/2 hours.
Too tired to carry on, been a long week!!
All is good, just need tozzzzzzzz...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 October 2015, 01:28:46 AM
Bamboo shafts, then Many many lines on bamboo weapon shafts done, bridles and bits done. 8)
Flag mons, horse flashes, bronze work and tack details still to do...   :'(
Samuari take forever!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 11 October 2015, 08:38:51 AM
Not said this for a while - WORK FASTER, and for Phil - WORK SAFER. After all those the flint tools are SHARP.

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 October 2015, 08:45:38 AM
Ian-
I'm going to have to, another five units to do plus generals and camp to sort...

Anyone got a suggestion for a Samurai camp?  :-\


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 11 October 2015, 09:34:09 AM
Seated general and bamboo screens, or the obvious one tents.

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 October 2015, 09:40:24 AM
Think I'm heading to an extension of my preexisting seated general, just doing the maths of base conversion and looking up cherry trees on tinterweb! 8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 12 October 2015, 11:35:38 PM
Good news: great progress on my Robots of Death and attack drones  :D

Bad news: Crab Walkers ruined when I flooded them with spray paint ~X(
Tried using the upside-down aerosol to spray off the excess paint trick, but all to no avail :'(

Wacked them in Dettol whilst still soggy, so hopefully I'll be able to strip the paint adequately for a second go... :-SS

Fingers crossed!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 October 2015, 12:12:40 AM
Youch!
Fingers crossed mate.

Samurai batch had arm details and metalwork done tonight. Mon on flags to do, then sort out and basing soon...
Plus two 'extras' that will be generals, more on those later. ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 14 October 2015, 04:10:00 PM
Penultimate code of the Lizards all but done.
Photo to 'Da Boss' for checking.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 14 October 2015, 04:25:26 PM
WORK FASTER

Well not told you for a while, also stop this fantasy garbage, star work on some proper stuff. The way it is at moment we will be getting 16th century Mexicans soon.

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 14 October 2015, 05:51:09 PM
WORK FASTER
:-*......Shan't !
Still got loads of fantasy to do, as well.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 October 2015, 11:01:04 PM
Samurai batch done, plus two generals.

Question: other samurai painters, are your units 'regular' ie looking the same, not bowel movements, or 'irregular' and multi coloured?
All the Renaissance Japanese sources have different armour, but modern reenactors in photos have similar armour?  :-\


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 15 October 2015, 12:18:06 AM
Apart from the Ii Red Devils, I have my samurai (and monks) in varied positions and colour schemes; ashigaru are uniform.
It is worth remembering that those pretty woodblocks are not contemporary records: they mainly date to the 19th century, so are hardly super-authoritative sources.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 October 2015, 07:04:55 AM
Thanks mate.
The exact opposite of where I'm headed with mine! All my ashugari are individuals and the samurai are going to be uniform! ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 October 2015, 11:01:53 AM
Base coated and inked 22 stands of samurai armour last night. This morning I've sand/pva'd 10 cavalry and 14 ashugari bases...
I will be finished in time for warfare, honest!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 17 October 2015, 11:57:00 AM
My take on the uniforms of samurai is the same as FK's with the addition of the Oba clan of Takeda Shingen's army who also wore red armour. 


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 October 2015, 12:45:18 PM
Oh well, too late now... ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 17 October 2015, 06:49:47 PM
Based up some figures for KR-16. First thing I've been able to do in quite sometime :(.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 October 2015, 11:34:09 PM
Tonight, I have mostly been scratch building a 10mm scale 35mm movie camera!!

Decided that one of my Samuari generals as Akira Kurosawa himself! ;) If there was anyone who could command a battlefield!! ;)

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Samurai/E4848B73-9C56-4B48-AB9D-478166269D3A_zpsheclaswe.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/Samurai/E4848B73-9C56-4B48-AB9D-478166269D3A_zpsheclaswe.jpg.html)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Samurai/C7D9C378-639D-4765-9EA8-47DAE3DD59A6_zpssyr1zrsw.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/Samurai/C7D9C378-639D-4765-9EA8-47DAE3DD59A6_zpssyr1zrsw.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 18 October 2015, 01:00:25 AM
Jolly idea. :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 18 October 2015, 03:20:43 AM
Good idea :)

Great to know you have so much time to spare :) ;D ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 18 October 2015, 07:36:22 AM
Ready when you are Mr DeMille.

Very nice work, Will !  :-bd

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 18 October 2015, 10:40:40 AM
Nice touch.

Will he be filming your Biggun of a Mongol commander to frighten the children around the evening camp fires?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 19 October 2015, 01:18:02 PM
Youch!
Fingers crossed mate.

Thanks Will :)

Please to report that the Crab Walkers have made a full recovery and - thanks to BluTak and a new bottle of super-glue gel from Lidl - are now better than ever  :-bd

Just finished priming them and a load of dungeon furnature :)

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 19 October 2015, 01:49:27 PM
Started basing some ECW minis for 'The Pikemen's Lament' playtesting. Trouble is I realise how much cavalry I've got to paint and I don't like painting horses!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 19 October 2015, 02:29:43 PM
Started basing some ECW minis for 'The Pikemen's Lament' playtesting. Trouble is I realise how much cavalry I've got to paint and I don't like painting horses!

Condolences. Some day I must count up approximately how many of the wretched gee-gees I've painted in my time.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 19 October 2015, 03:19:22 PM
You pair think you've got problems; I've got 4 large Mongol armies in as many scales and not an infantryman between them and that's just to start with! Plus, painting horses is a close second to rebasing in my all time wargaming dislike list.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 19 October 2015, 04:44:40 PM
Continuing with the final code of the 'Lizards'......Should have the whole army finished by/on Wednesday.  :)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 19 October 2015, 09:20:17 PM
Based up two units of pikemen. First try didn't look quite right so a slight tweak and now am happy :).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 October 2015, 11:38:07 PM
Bases highlighted, edged and pva washed. These are taking longer than anticipated, and still 5/14 of the army still to paint.  :o


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 October 2015, 11:05:43 PM
Flocks, tufts, clump and scatter done tonight.
Early night, photos tomorrow and then the last units to carry on with...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 21 October 2015, 06:47:54 AM
Some trial basing for 6mm mdf Napoleonics last night, to see if I like them. They are from Commission Figurines and are very nice in a 'Pippin Fort' sort of way.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 21 October 2015, 07:38:32 AM
I wonder if I can finish off the Lizards today.  :-\
Think they might just run into tomorrow, with what's left to complete these wee chaps.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 21 October 2015, 08:09:48 AM
About to have a go at making cheesecake.

Yes, I am aware it's not directly wargames-related. Some of us try to have a life, you know.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 21 October 2015, 08:42:09 PM
MDF figures based and grit added. Fingers crossed I'll get some paint on them tomorrow...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Bodvoc on 22 October 2015, 07:17:02 AM
I would be interested to see some photo's of these please when you have finished them?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 22 October 2015, 08:27:09 AM
Check out the following for plenty of nice pics

http://flownlegions.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/lefebvres-commandwell-part-of-it.html (http://flownlegions.blogspot.co.uk/2015/10/lefebvres-commandwell-part-of-it.html)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Bodvoc on 22 October 2015, 09:57:34 AM
They are pretty impressive (and well painted too). Interesting to see they are starting an ancients range, I will resist as I have loads of Romans in 10mm (Pendraken) but a part of me still thinks, well maybe just a DBA sized force???


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 October 2015, 08:11:32 AM
Bronze work on 22 stands of samurai done.
Then I carried on the bronze then and did a Hatamoto guard unit to match my guinea pig general!
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Samurai/C5A6FD80-4570-432E-837E-9B3A8CB810C8_zpskitosf2x.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/Samurai/C5A6FD80-4570-432E-837E-9B3A8CB810C8_zpskitosf2x.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 27 October 2015, 08:59:24 AM
Nice work, Will !
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 27 October 2015, 11:53:23 AM
More ECW figures based for The Pikeman's Lament playtesting.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 October 2015, 09:53:29 AM
Another samurai unit finished last night.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 November 2015, 11:39:24 PM
Last samurai unit done, just need to varnish and base those three units, assembled the last ashugari too.
Not going to get these done to my satisfaction before Warfare, so it will be Mapuche again! :D 8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 02 November 2015, 12:21:59 AM
Last samurai unit done, just need to varnish and base those three units, assembled the last ashugari too.
Not going to get these done to my satisfaction before Warfare, so it will be Mapuche again! :D 8)

Bugger


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 November 2015, 08:23:26 AM
No biggy, the Mapuche are a better force, and more fun! ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 November 2015, 11:34:05 PM
Samurai varnished, final ashugaru unit undercoated.
Got bored with samurai so took a night off and painted a warband general for the undead and a stand of mammoths that have been sitting around since September half finished!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 November 2015, 12:00:21 AM
22 bases sand and pva'd tonight! :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 04 November 2015, 06:34:07 AM
Continuing with the Dragon Men.
'Mages' and rune-stone finished....and another 3 'proto/mini' codes close to completion.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 November 2015, 11:17:47 PM
Twenty-two bases inked.
Also finally highlighted and flesh based/washed two units of Polish Renaissance pike and shot that I assembled and base coated during the summer holidays, that had been mothballed during the Mongol and Samurai projects. Glad to get them on the go again, regular infantry, yay!
:D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 November 2015, 09:36:17 AM
Prodromoi and Thessalians done. Gaugamela is on the cards for some time next year.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 14 November 2015, 03:38:48 PM
Having played some BKCII with Neil on Friday, I have been inspired to try and finish off those outstanding units that I've been meaning to do for ages. I did get a suprise at how much stuff I bought for the AVBCW that is still bagged up, some of which I had forgotten about :o!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 16 November 2015, 07:54:06 PM
Trubia Naval painted up ready for Wednesdays game. Doubtless it will die a horrible death, but that's the norm for new toys on the table. Also based up a Recce/FAO unit plus primed some trucks etc to tow my ATG units.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 November 2015, 12:57:41 AM
After a week without picking up the brush (mostly been asleep by 9), the mojo hath returned tonight!
Three Milan stands, four snipers, a command team, 3 stands of blowpipe missiles and Barrie assembled, base coated and inked. Two stands of Warband zombies and a necromancer stand have had their flesh dry brushed and their clothing base coated and inked. A stand of wraiths and ghosts are also finished apart from basing.
And...
On the subject of basing; two Polish Renaissance pike & shot units, my mammoth for my Warband barbarians and many stands of skeletons, undead cavalry, undead archers and artillery also for Warband, also finally got inked!
There is another box in the garage that needs the same treatment, but I couldn't be asked to go and fetch tonight! ;)
Yup, I'm back in the groove! 8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 November 2015, 12:03:40 AM
Bases painted, highlighted and rdged tonight, followed by pva wash.
Hopefully flock and scatter tomorrow


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 November 2015, 12:18:15 AM
Flock, scatter and tufts done, when I remembered where the new bottle of superglue was...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 November 2015, 11:44:45 PM
Two standards on the Polish Infantry researched and painted. Hopefully get some photos after parent's evening tomorrow.
DPM done on the next three sections of British infantry for the Falklands...
Now bozz-eyed again! Glad I only do a few stands at a time!  @-) @-) 8-}


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 28 November 2015, 08:27:35 PM
Falklands Brits stands and zombies varnished. LOA infantry and regimental gun assembled. Pancerni and Polish musketeers also prepared and ready to go!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 November 2015, 08:54:03 AM
Couple of layers of paint and inks on a few stands of Polish Dragoons last night, somewhat interrupted by Dr Who and by online Xmas shopping!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 29 November 2015, 09:49:59 AM
Persian guards cavalry, slowly but satisfactorily; no way they'll be in action this year.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 30 November 2015, 01:53:47 PM
Some Leven Miniatures houses in progress for a game on Wednesday, plus just undercoated a whole load of ECW mini for The Pikemen's Lament rules.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 November 2015, 11:59:38 PM
Milan tubes detailed (Thanks again to Dougie for the inspiration) and  Falklands stands sand and pva'd along with three more stands of undead. Three bases of Renaissance Polish dragoons finished as well, all in all a rather enjoyable painting session!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 01 December 2015, 08:20:52 AM
Still ploughing through a lot of 'preliminary' work for the Dragon Men army.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 04 December 2015, 10:49:05 AM
Hetairoi coming along, as are the Chalkaspides. The Persians are nowhere near ready yet, but perhaps the Hydaspes this weekend....


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 04 December 2015, 04:08:21 PM
Some ECW stuff planned for tonight, unless SWMBO decides that we will catch up on TV...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 04 December 2015, 11:49:09 PM
Bases base coated, highlighted, detail painted, edged and ova washed.
Leave them to dry while I stave off this cold. Should get flock done in the next day. :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 05 December 2015, 06:52:54 AM
Yesterday, I seem to spend hours, simply swapping chucks on the Dremmel, so I could use different sized burrs and drill bits on the latest conversions for the Dragon men figures.
But it worked quite well.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 05 December 2015, 06:36:54 PM
Just re-based 7 units of AWI figures for use as Imagi-Nations forces with Honours of War. Much happier with the smaller footprint (80mm rather than 120mm) as it means I can get more troops on my regular 4'x4' table :).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 December 2015, 07:43:00 PM
Flock earlier, scatter later!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 06 December 2015, 12:40:36 AM
I will finish those Macedonians today!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 06 December 2015, 11:02:27 AM
I have finished the Macedonians.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 December 2015, 11:58:21 AM
I have taken photos f mine, just need to upload!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 07 December 2015, 08:54:35 PM
Nearly finished some Leven Miniatures buildings for Black Powder onwards gaming. They really are superb buildings and extremely good value. Highly recommended.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 12 December 2015, 04:03:40 AM
First unit of Immortals are starting to look like soldiers.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 12 December 2015, 08:53:47 PM
I have finished the Macedonians.

First unit of Immortals are starting to look like soldiers.

I'm doing the self-same armies in 6mm. Macedonians are well on the way to nearly close to being almost finished -need at least two more phalanx units-  but the Flemish Persians haven't even got an undercoat on a single figure yet.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 13 December 2015, 01:03:24 AM
Those embroidered tunics in 6mm - takes a brave heart and a steady hand! I'm working on the feudal noble cavalry now.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 December 2015, 01:13:41 AM
Not inconceivable that the Persian nobility will be completed today. But that's about it for this year; I shall resume the classical project when I return from Italy in January.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 December 2015, 07:42:44 AM
Got a good three hours in last night, much highlighting done, all uniform base coats sorted! :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 21 December 2015, 08:50:08 PM
Finally based the main infantry units for one of my AWI/ Imagi-Nations forces. I think command stands next, followed by cavalry and artillery. Then the small matter of having to paint them all...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 December 2015, 12:40:36 AM
Been busily painting away, three units finished, then sanded/pva'd yesterday and inked bases tonight.
Have just started 8 stands of Winged Hussars, base coated and inked horses and armour tonight. Interesting colours next, one unit will be red, the other pale blue to match the current theme of the army! :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 31 December 2015, 08:56:03 AM
Some more Leven Miniatures buildings started, but dystonic tremors playing up too much, so stopped before they got ruined by shaky hands :(. Hope to re-start soonish...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 31 December 2015, 11:40:15 PM
Bugger, hope you can restart very soon


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 01 January 2016, 08:00:19 AM
Thanks Paul. All seems ok today...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 January 2016, 11:04:49 AM
Varnished a base of Warband zombies and assembled a unit of Tudor billmen and a unit of Demi-Lancers, but that's about it!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 01 January 2016, 02:30:09 PM
'Broken the back', as far as the Dragon riders......(and some other plain dragons)....go, for their revamp.

Squeaky bum time is over, as I got the riders off the dragons I was using as 'formers', so the riders can be cast separately.

They didn't break ! (Apart from one, which was easy to repair).......BIG Phew !!
Broke one tail off one of the longer dragons......Another easy repair.

Desk is covered in white metal, where I've been reaming away with the Dremmel......I also appear to have silver coloured dandruff........AGAIN !
There are also lots of removed dragon wings in a heap.

Now putting the new wings on some of the dragons.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 January 2016, 02:38:58 PM
Please can we have longer dragons, with more body, the present one is mere whelp! ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 01 January 2016, 02:51:03 PM
If you mean the one with 'albatross'' wings, Will....I've made the wings much bigger. (And more dragony/batlike.)
I'll almost certainly have to re-do the back legs.....AND.....if there's room (with where the rider sits) I'll give them front legs too !

Tails ?.....Yeah......Think I'll have to do something to those too.....At least those will be a piece of widdle....The wings were horrible to do. X_X
(And made out of aluminium sheeting from a can of 'Stella'..... ;D ;D ;D ;D ;D)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 01 January 2016, 08:34:27 PM
Made a good start on some Juraped riders, both mounted and dismounted, for KR-16. Will finish tomorrow as the bulk of the painting is done. Nice to have got the brushes etc out and hope to maintain the focus this year!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 01 January 2016, 08:39:18 PM
Made a good start on some Juraped riders, both mounted and dismounted, for KR-16. Will finish tomorrow as the bulk of the painting is done. Nice to have got the brushes etc out and hope to maintain the focus this year!

well done, a good start :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 03 January 2016, 11:29:14 AM
Thanks Paul :). Riders all finished bar the varnishing and some flock for the bases. Just waiting for the paint to dry properly so this will get done this afternoon/evening.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 03 January 2016, 11:52:59 PM
Many many bases dry brushed and edged, plus Winged Hussar horses highlighted, wings highlighted and armour too.
Back to work tomorrow, let the insomnia and bad dreams begin!  8) :o ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Matt J on 04 January 2016, 11:48:24 PM
More modern vehicles finished. Not happy with the base colour chosen for idf so painted up some post war soviet hardware - IS3, btr152 and zil truck.
Fitted in the cool pink panther as well.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 05 January 2016, 07:00:59 AM
Jurapeds all finished, so got to decide what to move onto next... :-\


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 January 2016, 12:12:05 AM
Flock, tufts, scatter and bases magnetised. Photos tomorrow


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 06 January 2016, 08:22:44 AM
Prussian battalion guns and field gun limbers making good progress, such that they will be fighting again next week.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 06 January 2016, 10:35:57 AM
i'm hoping to start building the sample trenches weewars sent me tonight

take care

andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 08 January 2016, 08:42:39 AM
I AM going to finish the dragons today....
Just final neatening up to do.

Can't believe how time consuming it's been just making the new wings.  X_X
SO many separate, quite long, 'puttying sessions' on those....Then waiting for the putty to set properly each time. (Otherwise there would have been lots of my fingerprints on them !  ;D)

Still.....nearly done now ! #:-S....Huzzah !

Cheers - Phil






Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 08 January 2016, 08:48:29 AM
11 Prussian battalion guns painted, 7 now have their infantry on board, gun crews started today. Must crack on as they are fighting on Thursday.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 08 January 2016, 09:26:49 AM
Last night i start sorting my zulus out ready to send to haley, still need to do my order for weewars.

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 08 January 2016, 05:45:37 PM
I've finished the dragons and riders.  :>

So today, I are (sic) mostly making a few men in 'onesie pajamas'.....some appear to be feathery material...some, some sort of fine 'fur'.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 08 January 2016, 05:47:38 PM
2mm troops arrived for Langensalza. Prussian army organised. Priming lots of stuff this evening.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 08 January 2016, 07:04:30 PM
I've finished the dragons and riders.  :>

So today, I are (sic) mostly making a few men in 'onesie pajamas'.....some appear to be feathery material...some, some sort of fine 'fur'.

Cheers - Phil
(http://i.imgur.com/ML1jxuy.jpg)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 January 2016, 07:30:24 PM
 :-& :-&


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 08 January 2016, 11:26:43 PM
Still cleaning up zulus

Take care


Andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 08 January 2016, 11:32:05 PM
Got some figures out and actually thought about cleaning and undercoating them - decided to start the year running...  8->


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 January 2016, 07:29:05 AM
Three and a half hours last night, bit as much progress as I'd hoped but 'A Good Day to Die Hard' had a lot more subtitles than I expected!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 09 January 2016, 07:54:07 AM
Sparabara are based. Medes next, then Paphlagonians, Babylonians, Thebans.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 09 January 2016, 09:32:37 AM
Picked up a paint brush and did a bit of daubing yesterday -first time in about a month- finished off a unit of 6mm Macedonian Companions. Could be starting a bit of a trend.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 January 2016, 10:52:18 AM
A warband and nit floor coed, scattered and clumped this morning, hopefully varnished and phot later.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 09 January 2016, 11:24:27 AM
A warband and nit floor coed,

HUH ?......The mind boggles !  ;)

(I love predictive texting !)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 January 2016, 03:20:55 PM
Just realised Ive either miscounted the figures I need by 14 figures or lost a stick of figures somewhere! Botheration!  :'(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 09 January 2016, 03:27:11 PM
A nice little package of 'bits' and 'super dollies' from the Dark Lord arrived today.

I'll just finish off the few 'onesie' chaps, I've started...Then I can get back to the Dragon Men.  :)

Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 January 2016, 06:27:05 PM
Yup, massive miscounted!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 09 January 2016, 07:32:08 PM
Are you sure? I think Pendraken figures sometimes sneak off back to Middle-Borough when you're not looking. 


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 09 January 2016, 08:14:09 PM
I'm sure there is a division of 1870 French Leon has sold me three times!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 January 2016, 01:56:00 AM
Highlights on next batch done, next bit needs clear head and steady hand, leopard skin spots in 10mm...  :-& :-& @-) @-) :-B


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 10 January 2016, 12:10:12 PM
Highlights on next batch done, next bit needs clear head and steady hand, leopard skin spots in 10mm...  :-& :-& @-) @-) :-B

Use a fine marker? Attempting with brushes could be considered insane! @-) 8-}

;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 10 January 2016, 12:13:22 PM
A nice little package of 'bits' and 'super dollies' from the Dark Lord arrived today.
I'll just finish off the few 'onesie' chaps, I've started..

Cheers - Phil

Is it just me or does "Onesie Men versus The Lizard-kin of Doooooom" have a certain ring to it?! :>

 8-}  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 January 2016, 12:14:28 PM
It does indeed!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 10 January 2016, 12:15:30 PM
Managed a bit of prep work last night, feeling confident for 2016 being a productive year now  :-bd

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 10 January 2016, 12:17:46 PM
It does indeed!

If only the figures were available 2016's annual paint-off subject would be sorted  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 January 2016, 12:45:56 PM
What's the score? ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 10 January 2016, 02:08:17 PM
Sat  on my knackered 'arris again after walking 10 miles in the rain and mud again, yesterday. One of our group, without a hint of a smile, said, "We do this for fun you know."  Great banter at the pub afterwards though. Highly recommend The Corn Mill, Llangollen.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 10 January 2016, 05:54:16 PM
There's some race going on at the mo' that's 'non stop' for well over two hundred miles.

If I heard correctly....The chap that won it last year, did it in four and a half days.....and had just five hours sleep, during that time !

 :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o

Cheers - Phil



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 January 2016, 06:11:32 PM
Did leopard spots with a Sharpie pen, it'll pass!
Now watching Shrewsbury Town vs Cardiff in S4C!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Matt J on 10 January 2016, 07:30:59 PM
Looking good for the Shrews


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 January 2016, 07:54:46 PM
Oops!
It will be an interesting fourth round for Shrewsbury now! ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 10 January 2016, 11:33:51 PM
Didn't get anything done tonight felt rough

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 January 2016, 12:10:03 AM
Get well soon Andy. :(

Only white horsy bits to do on the batch I'm on, then tidying up, and holsters...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 11 January 2016, 12:14:51 PM
Get well soon Andy. :(

Only white horsy bits to do on the batch I'm on, then tidying up, and holsters...

thanks mate will do

take care

andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 11 January 2016, 12:55:16 PM
What's the score? ;)

Still 1 Coke to you I guess.  We could either agree to split last year 50:50 or try to run a vote before this year's competition?

Not sure how much time I've got for painting this year, so I'll PM you some ideas later.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 January 2016, 01:20:10 PM
1:0 sounds fair.
Await plans with interest (it must be your turn to pick)! 8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 11 January 2016, 05:32:23 PM
Stuck all my 2mm Prussians onto one inch square bases, then textured them with modelling paste, the grit free type, as I think grit and flocking would actually bury the figures. My idea is to prime and then paint he entire base, using dry brushing on the groundwork. Not done this before so interested to see how it all turns out.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 11 January 2016, 06:54:04 PM
Stuck all my 2mm Prussians onto one inch square bases, then textured them with modelling paste, the grit free type, as I think grit and flocking would actually bury the figures. My idea is to prime and then paint he entire base, using dry brushing on the groundwork. Not done this before so interested to see how it all turns out.

Good luck, look forward to seeing the results  :-bd


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 11 January 2016, 07:13:27 PM
Stuck all my 2mm Prussians onto one inch square bases, then textured them with modelling paste, the grit free type, as I think grit and flocking would actually bury the figures. My idea is to prime and then paint he entire base, using dry brushing on the groundwork. Not done this before so interested to see how it all turns out.

Yes, in a tangential way of thinking, the problem of effectively basing without them being up to their waists in base material has been gently meandering through my mind over the last couple of days. My idea was to base them on thin pieces of cereal packet card before sticking them down to the proper basing and then use my Saharan sand (very fine grit) sand and pva mix to level it all off. Don't know if it would work but...

Good luck, look forward to seeing the results  :-bd

And me.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 11 January 2016, 08:27:11 PM
Yes, in a tangential way of thinking, the problem of effectively basing without them being up to their waists in base material has been gently meandering through my mind over the last couple of days. My idea was to base them on thin pieces of cereal packet card before sticking them down to the proper basing and then use my Saharan sand (very fine grit) sand and pva mix to level it all off. Don't know if it would work but...

I was going to stick one strip of figures directly onto self-adhesive magnetic tape of and then use filler/PVA/paint mix for the ground around them.

I've now switched to standard 2mm MDF bases with ~2 strips stuck on with PVA. I'll almost certainly use filler/PVA mix unless a better alternative suggests itself.

Cheers,

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 11 January 2016, 11:27:46 PM
Paphlagonian levies about to go under the brush; Persian army is nearly there.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 12 January 2016, 08:26:35 AM
Lucky Paphlagonians!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 12 January 2016, 12:27:04 PM
Considering their probable destiny when they run into Greeks, Scythians, Indians, or Macedonians, I think they'd disagree.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 12 January 2016, 02:41:19 PM
Managed to prime then spray-undercoat some sci-fi figures yesterday; 2016 is looking productive already... 8)

Now, if I can just decide how to base them... :-/


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 12 January 2016, 11:35:03 PM
Finished cleaning the zulus up only 2000 of them

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 12 January 2016, 11:37:48 PM
Finished cleaning the zulus up only 2000 of them

Take care

Andy

When are you getting the second impi ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 12 January 2016, 11:39:13 PM
Yoiks!!!

Varnished two cavalry units today, started last Samuari/Ashugari unit and first two units of Tudor English.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 13 January 2016, 07:17:58 AM
Back to the Dragonmen 'foot troops' ranges (still finishing off the first few Aztecs)......Much more in my comfort zone, now the dragons themselves are completed.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 13 January 2016, 07:31:51 AM
Sir Sir, he used the A... word :o


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 13 January 2016, 07:43:38 AM
Sorry....Men in onesie pajamas, made out of feathers. (Well...some of them are)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 13 January 2016, 10:33:30 AM
Miaowrrrr?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 13 January 2016, 02:09:43 PM
Only six, for the time being.

I started on them while I was waiting for reinforcements for the Dragon Men to wade to Techno Towers.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 13 January 2016, 04:12:09 PM
Be a good time for Duckmen then?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 13 January 2016, 04:40:08 PM
Tsk ! #-o

I'd forgotten all about those.....'Fraid those will have to wait their turn, now. :P (OIK !)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 January 2016, 06:41:31 PM
Wonder how far up the request list Duckmen have reached?

The thought is driving me quackers!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 13 January 2016, 07:39:42 PM
 X_X
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 13 January 2016, 07:41:01 PM
Time to stick some black on the SYW and 1866 Prussians.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 13 January 2016, 11:41:33 PM
When are you getting the second impi ;)

I think I'll stick to the one, couldn't manage another.

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 13 January 2016, 11:46:05 PM
 ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 January 2016, 07:45:33 AM
Sixteen based sand and pva'd last night. Inks applied to Henrician forces and Ashugari.
Hinterland watched too, love that series.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 16 January 2016, 11:41:28 AM
Zulus posted to Haley. I've started painting AWI again, first on the blocks is some grenadiers the wife's  been building up Michaels trenches

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 January 2016, 11:43:38 AM
Based inked, painted highlighted and sealed on the sixteen bases. Henrician all base coated and inked.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 16 January 2016, 02:31:56 PM
Looking forward to seeing those Lem.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 16 January 2016, 05:53:16 PM
Zulus posted to Haley. I've started painting AWI again, first on the blocks is some grenadiers the wife's  been building up Michaels trenches

Take care

Andy

Lucky you, having a wife that "joins in"


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 16 January 2016, 06:23:48 PM
Lucky you, having a wife that "joins in"

I certainly am

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 16 January 2016, 07:02:37 PM
Great progress made on my 'Robots of Death', might even have another army entry ready for the competition  :D

Other figures have progressed as well :)

I may have accidentally discovered how to paint a pretty effective olive drab :D
on a vehicle that was only used in a desert theatre AFAIK!!  ~X(

Of course, if I try and recreate it on a more appropriate vehicle it won't work 8-}

Anyone know if Deacons ever made it to Europe or anywhere else temperate?

Cheers!

Meirion

PS Lemmey, I'll try and PM you later


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 January 2016, 07:20:26 PM
 <) :-bd >:<


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 16 January 2016, 08:29:51 PM
Managed to get some basing done for Dragon Rampant this evening of some old and treasured minis from my very earliest days in wargaming with original D&D. Ral Partha 1977 on some of the bases and the sculpting is pretty decent on quite a few of them. Other leave something to be desired but I still love them :D.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 17 January 2016, 02:26:09 AM
Can't shake this damned cough. No painting for several weeks.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 17 January 2016, 08:43:05 AM
Germ warfare courtesy of daughter and wife has left me feeling a bit off colour this morning :(.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 January 2016, 08:47:27 AM
Get well soon gentlemen and gentlecats! I blame modern jet transportation.
I think someone stole one of my lungs overnight and replaced it with a scrunched heap of sandpaper!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 17 January 2016, 09:03:01 AM
Stop posting, then !

(We don't want any viruses infecting the forum.)

Get well soon, all - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 17 January 2016, 09:53:35 AM
Get well soon Lem. Painted 2mm Saxe-Coburg bases for Langensalza painted up in 90 minutes, so a lot to be said for using this scale to get a big battle up and running quickly.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 January 2016, 10:13:01 AM
Cool!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 17 January 2016, 01:22:11 PM
Prussian blue on 10mm SYW battalion gunners (can't use for comp. as infantry figures painted some years ago), and also on 2mm Prussian Landwehr (how can you possibly tell - blue heads instead of black and gold).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 January 2016, 01:23:06 PM
And an electron microscope to paint the facings?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 17 January 2016, 03:47:57 PM
Faces on Prussian artillerymen, then started on the red turnbacks, thing round the throat (name escapes) and cuff edging. Had to pack in half way through. Will finish later.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 17 January 2016, 04:29:27 PM
also on 2mm Prussian Landwehr (how can you possibly tell - blue heads instead of black and gold).

Oh we'd know!  :-B

and NEVER let you forget! Whenever you went to a club night or show there would be significant glances and whispers behind hands  :d


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 17 January 2016, 04:34:17 PM
And an electron microscope to paint the facings?

I've got a small bag of baby's eyelashes for doing eyes, buttons and belt-buckles ;)

The supply's running a bit low though, think I'm going to have to break the news to my wife that we'll need another so I can complete my next 2mm project  :>


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 18 January 2016, 11:30:59 PM
:-B 15 different shades and layers of highlights tonight. Now I'm bozz-eyed!  8-} @-)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 19 January 2016, 06:55:27 AM
Some basing done for Dragon Rampant plus some progress on more Leven Miniatures buildings.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 19 January 2016, 08:56:06 AM
Tried painting white belting last night. Too knackered so will give it another go this morning whilst fresh as a daisy.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 19 January 2016, 08:38:46 PM
Base coat on the GW Snotling 'Trolls' for Dragon Rampant this evening. I bought these over a decade ago for some reason or other but have kept hold of them as they are so nice. Having got some paint on them there is so much detail and they are so full of character that I hadn't fully realised. I shall enjoy playing with these when finished.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 20 January 2016, 12:04:17 AM
Finished painting a unit of grenadiers last night, and the wife buit up some more trenches.

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 20 January 2016, 03:33:00 AM
Looking forward to seeing the trenches, and the Grenadiers as well ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 20 January 2016, 07:36:28 AM
White belting, hair and knapsacks done on Prussian gunners.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 January 2016, 07:44:15 AM
Reports and ill in bed with cold last night...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 20 January 2016, 07:48:58 AM
The little blighters do have a habit of passing on their germs.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 20 January 2016, 08:36:19 AM
Looking forward to seeing the trenches, and the Grenadiers as well ;)

I'll  post some pictures soon

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 20 January 2016, 09:49:11 AM
Well, the quack's booked me off (under a vow of silence - can't even talk to my wife) for a week. DV I may stop coughing enough to resume painting tomorrow....


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 20 January 2016, 11:24:32 PM
Well, the quack's booked me off (under a vow of silence - can't even talk to my wife) for a week. DV I may stop coughing enough to resume painting tomorrow....

Hope you feel better soon.

I've built and undercoated my awi artillery and the wife's been building more trenches

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 21 January 2016, 08:42:30 AM
Look after yourself FK.

Painting Tricorn edging  in between painting sitting room.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 January 2016, 10:53:34 AM
Funny place for tricorn edges!

Get well soon FK


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 21 January 2016, 12:57:47 PM
Painting Tricorn edging  in between painting sitting room.

Is that on you 2mm stuff? ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 21 January 2016, 02:31:39 PM
I wish  :). It's my 10mm Prussian artillerymen.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 21 January 2016, 09:22:36 PM
Package arrived containing a load of Goblins and sundry items for some of my Dragon Rampant warbands. Very quick delivery from Leon & Dave (thanks chaps :)), so now have a nice deadline to focus the mind to finish one for the painting competition.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 22 January 2016, 08:17:25 AM
Do you think there's any chance of 10mm C18th teddys.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 22 January 2016, 09:41:34 AM
Quote
Do you think there's any chance of 10mm C18th teddys.

About as much chance as my being elected Pope! For those wondering what the hell we are on about, check out these bad ass bears ;):

https://honoursofwar.forums.net/thread/58/syw-teddy-bears-oh (https://honoursofwar.forums.net/thread/58/syw-teddy-bears-oh)



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 January 2016, 09:53:29 AM
Awesome!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 22 January 2016, 10:06:16 AM
I have a few of the old Eureka Teddies in 28mm. And very nice they are to

I think though you will have to wait for Phil to sculpt the duck ranges before he does Teddies in 10mm


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 22 January 2016, 10:44:01 AM
I AM making one of the Dragon Men militia archers, with a hat like Terry Jones sported in Jabberwocky.  :D

That's quite 'Ducky'.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 22 January 2016, 10:55:29 AM
I AM making one of the Dragon Men militia archers, with a hat like Terry Jones sported in Jabberwocky.  :D

That's quite 'Ducky'.

Cheers - Phil

AWESOME

Could I maybe suggest the hat John Cleese wore as Robin Hood in Time Bandits


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 22 January 2016, 01:55:43 PM
If I've got time !  ;)

(I've already finished all 30.....Hopefully there'll be one that won't take too long to tweak !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 22 January 2016, 02:35:42 PM
I'm doing it now.......LOOK !  :P
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 January 2016, 04:46:12 PM
Missed a bit...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Fenton on 22 January 2016, 10:03:55 PM
Package arrived containing a load of Goblins and sundry items for some of my Dragon Rampant warbands. Very quick delivery from Leon & Dave (thanks chaps :)), so now have a nice deadline to focus the mind to finish one for the painting competition.

What size bases are you using for this


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Post by: Womble67 on 22 January 2016, 11:03:36 PM
Still doing awi artillery the wife's finished assembling the trenches

Take care

Andy


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Post by: mad lemmey on 23 January 2016, 01:30:33 AM
Couple of hours painting and inking flesh on figures tonight. That felt better.


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Post by: Leman on 23 January 2016, 05:06:38 PM
Hooray! tricorns finished. Only sword hilts and groundwork to do. Just need my mate to be available for a game now.


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Post by: Womble67 on 27 January 2016, 11:21:46 PM
Painted up some more AWI artillery crew

Take care

Andy


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Post by: mad lemmey on 28 January 2016, 12:20:40 AM
Hour and a half on Henrician bills tonight, would have got them finished, but youngest took forever to get to sleep!


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Post by: Techno on 28 January 2016, 06:39:03 AM
Still working through the codes of the Dragon Men.

Now, finished the 'peasant' archers.....About half way through the handgunners.

Next will be the knights or the crossbow men.

(Mustn't forget to send the men at arms archers 'super dollies' off to Leon, very soon !)

Cheers - Phil



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Post by: Leman on 28 January 2016, 09:26:11 AM
SYW troops set up and ready to go.


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Post by: Womble67 on 28 January 2016, 11:01:25 PM
Made a start on my AWI light infantry

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 29 January 2016, 07:56:26 AM
I'm working too many hours.  X_X

Went to get the last ten, of thirty, of a code of Dragon Men to start 'Dremmeling'......And found that I'd already completed them.
(Maybe I'm pushing putty in my sleep, now.) :-\

Better give them a damn good once over.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 January 2016, 12:51:52 AM
First unit of Tudor foot finished, they move on to varnish and basing tomorrow.
Tudor heavy horse started.
Ashugari highlights and flesh started.
Two 15mm tanks for next weekend base coloured and washed.
Busy night. :D


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Post by: Leman on 30 January 2016, 08:22:16 AM
Had a couple of days off painting but back to the 2mm stuff today. Collected my Brigade models from the club to start building settlements for Langensalza. Must also produce more poplars.


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Post by: O Dinas Powys on 30 January 2016, 09:53:10 AM
In full swing for the painting competition now!

As alway, the concept art in my head and my painting abilities are at a slight angle to each other, but there's still a month for the miracle to happen!  8->

Tudor heavy horse started.

The late medieval knights are shining up nicely  8)

Cheers!

Meirion


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Post by: FierceKitty on 30 January 2016, 10:49:46 AM
Just got the hoplites left to do now. :)


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Post by: Fenton on 30 January 2016, 11:29:04 AM
Managed to base some Elizabethan pikemen on a 100x50 base. All of them are nicely spaced with the command out front and basing material all PVA'd on


ANDI FORGOT TO GLUE THE DICE FRAME ON.  >:(


No room to add it now either. Too late now,have to live with it


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 30 January 2016, 12:15:33 PM
Prise one of the little beggar's off.


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Post by: mad lemmey on 30 January 2016, 01:22:55 PM
Assembled Tudor bows, staves and a stand of artillery whilst littlest was at gym class this morning! Varnished Tudor bills and a general too!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 January 2016, 01:41:56 PM
For a dreadful moment I thought I had miscounted my billmen and was one short, he had just popped off for an explore across the table! Phew!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 30 January 2016, 02:55:08 PM
For a dreadful moment I thought I had miscounted my billmen and was one short, he had just popped off for an explore across the table! Phew!

Lucky you found him. Almost as bad as gluing four 6mm blocks to a base and not realising until everything is finished that one of the little b**gers is back to front!


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Post by: Womble67 on 30 January 2016, 11:26:32 PM
Continued to work on my AWI lights

Take care

Andy


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Post by: mad lemmey on 31 January 2016, 01:36:58 AM
Sand and pva applied to bases, two tanks done.


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Post by: mad lemmey on 31 January 2016, 05:02:42 PM
Bases inked, Tlaxcanans for a friend base coated and inked, flesh done on ashugari, highlights on demi lancers and some bows undercoated while everyone was out! :)


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Post by: Techno on 03 February 2016, 10:17:06 AM
Still working on the Dragon Men..... 'Foot Knights' at the mo'.

Just had to order another few months worth of Green Stuff and MagicSculp..(Down to my last reel of GS)....Getting through it faster than I realised.
Thought the last lot I'd bought had lasted about a year.......But apparently nearer to 6 months !

Cheers - Phil


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Post by: Steve J on 03 February 2016, 01:43:51 PM
More basing done last night.


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Post by: mad lemmey on 03 February 2016, 01:44:29 PM
Reports...  :-&


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Post by: FierceKitty on 03 February 2016, 01:50:56 PM
Painstakingly gluing downloaded blazons onto the shields of Corinthian hoplites. Truly a task to push back the frontiers of tedium and test one's mastery of profanity.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 03 February 2016, 03:56:46 PM
Cracking on with the tiny chaps after going hors de combat last night - BG switched my gas off; back on now though. Spike and helmet plates to do on 2mm Prussians, having now done the Landwehr. Last night hunkered down and watched Beasts of No Nation.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 03 February 2016, 11:38:48 PM
Finished of my regiment of lights the wife's been painting trenches

Take care

Andy


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Post by: mad lemmey on 04 February 2016, 12:18:08 AM
Proof reading reports! Gah! Yuck!  :'(  8-} @-) @-) :Ph :!! :-& :-$


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Post by: paulr on 04 February 2016, 03:52:16 AM
... the wife's been painting trenches

You are a lucky bastard chap :)


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Post by: Womble67 on 04 February 2016, 10:55:57 PM
Started on my AWI generals

Take care

Andy


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Post by: mad lemmey on 05 February 2016, 07:55:03 AM
Reports with a friend for proof reading, so I got on with painting and sealing bases and finishing Demi-Lancers. :)


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Post by: Leman on 05 February 2016, 08:03:12 AM
First game on new war-games table last night - 10mm SYW. I lost.


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Post by: Steve J on 05 February 2016, 08:23:17 AM
Recovering from virus so nought (courtesy of wife) done for a few days :(


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Post by: FierceKitty on 05 February 2016, 09:17:17 AM
Corinth is ready to take the field; Argos up next.


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Post by: mad lemmey on 05 February 2016, 10:52:34 AM
Reminds me, must pick up my father-in-law's birthday pressie from Argos tonight... mmm... the laminated book of dreams!

For those of you not from the UK, Argos is a catalogue shop.  :(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 05 February 2016, 12:21:52 PM
Corinth - great ACW battle to game.


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Post by: paulr on 05 February 2016, 10:02:32 PM
First game on new war-games table last night - 10mm SYW. I lost.

So the "new unit losing" rule also applies to tables :( ;D


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Post by: O Dinas Powys on 05 February 2016, 10:04:42 PM
Always forget how busy February ends up being with two birthdays, half term and the visit from Gran for the annual school grandparents day so cracking on with competition entries.  So far Im making reasonable progress, just need to start basing some of them now before I reach the aforementioned speed-bumps!  :-SS

As an aside, hot-glued some macaroni into trunks for some sci-fi trees.  Just got to decide what colour the trunks are going to be before adding some gloriously red reindeer-moss foliage  :o @-)

Cheers!

Meirion


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Post by: mad lemmey on 06 February 2016, 12:45:17 AM
Tudor for unit finished tonight, Demi lancers done, just need basing. Need to take photos of the two tanks I've painted for tomorrow's 15mm flames comp, keeping up the Kelly's Heroes theme!
Night all


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Post by: Leman on 06 February 2016, 08:30:15 AM
Pink tanks then Lemmy?


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Post by: FierceKitty on 06 February 2016, 08:49:33 AM
Argives are done; time for the Theban bent brigade.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 07 February 2016, 05:20:45 AM
Thebans ready (still arguing about the great "straights in the military" issue), Plateans on their way....


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 07 February 2016, 08:46:39 AM
All plans being scuppered by family at present :(. Just wish I had my own dedicated room to disappear to to paint, rather than wait until the kitchen is free...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 07 February 2016, 06:32:49 PM
Great day out at Vapnartak and met some of the forum members - great chaps all!


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Post by: Womble67 on 07 February 2016, 11:03:06 PM
Great day out at Vapnartak and met some of the forum members - great chaps all!

Likewise I enjoyed meeting you all

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 08 February 2016, 06:29:39 AM
Great day out at Vapnartak and met some of the forum members - great chaps all!

So which one are you in the photo, 'Bob' ?
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 08 February 2016, 08:16:16 AM
How come the photo's not on this thread? I'm the white-bearded oik on the back left wearing a purple Liverpool Wargames Club polo.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 08 February 2016, 11:22:18 PM
Too wet and wild to varnish anything today! Have applied sand and pva to Demi lancers bases, and assembled a Taurian army for Warband...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 09 February 2016, 07:01:11 AM
Based up some wolf riders. Just need to find a suitable stone for the final base and then the Goblins are all sorted, bar the small task of painting them!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 09 February 2016, 07:13:00 AM
All but finished off the Dragonmen foot knights yesterday....Got to the very last one, right at the end of the day....... and spotted a silly little mistake. .....Which meant having to re-do a bit of 'former'.
That'll be properly set by now, so I can shape it how I want with the Dremmel...and then finish the wee chap.

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 09 February 2016, 03:59:09 PM
Based up some wolf riders. Just need to find a suitable stone for the final base and then the Goblins are all sorted, bar the small task of painting them!

 =O


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 09 February 2016, 04:03:04 PM
All plans being scuppered by family at present :(. Just wish I had my own dedicated room to disappear to to paint, rather than wait until the kitchen is free...

Know how you feel!  Had an old friend visit over the weekend before he heads out to the orient in search of work.  Great to see him again, but it did put a stop to any painting...

A little bit of work on competition stuff yesterday, plus my sci-fi trees as and when.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 10 February 2016, 12:59:18 AM
Know how you feel!  Had an old friend visit over the weekend before he heads out to the orient in search of work.  Great to see him again, but it did put a stop to any painting...

A little bit of work on competition stuff yesterday, plus my sci-fi trees as and when.

Not a wargamer coming to Thailand, is it?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 February 2016, 10:28:44 AM
Demi lancers finally varnished and had their bases inked last night.
Spent the rest of the evening sorting out the mistake I'd made on a mates Tlexcalan archers, they wore trousers, who knew? (Ap'art from FK, obviously) I thought their legs were a bit 'chunky'! :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 10 February 2016, 12:23:00 PM
Putting the finishing touches to the Plateans; Spartans up next. Anyone got any hard sources for the colour of the spola? I'm inclined towards a red-ochre/burnt Sienna effect to complement their known fondness for crimsom tunics....


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 10 February 2016, 02:26:50 PM
Not a wargamer coming to Thailand, is it?

Not a wargamer as such, no, although he used to role-play and boardgame back in the day. 

I'm not sure where he's going - and neither was he!  I know he was flying into Bangkok, but don't think he was intending to stay long.  He was mainly in vacation mode before trying to head back to China in a few months time, but was possibly looking for EFL teaching work.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Matt J on 10 February 2016, 11:26:37 PM
Back to the brushes, more cold war armour. Started some of the big beasts tonight - conqueror, t62, and centurions


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 February 2016, 11:31:19 PM
Bases if Demi lancers painted and sealed.
Shoes and hair done on tlaxcalans. Progress indeed...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 13 February 2016, 02:58:41 AM
Demi lancers done, photos tomorrow.
Tlaxcanans archer corps in 15mm done apart from headgear and touch ups. :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 13 February 2016, 07:06:31 AM
Dragon men cross bow chaps half done.
10 finished......10 half done.....10 not started.
Cheers - Phil


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Post by: FierceKitty on 13 February 2016, 07:54:54 AM
1st Spartans based; 2nd unit under the brush.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Westmarcher on 13 February 2016, 10:10:42 AM
Got the mojo back!  m/

4 Peter Pig ACW Zouaves to start off my unit upgrade programme (re-basing and adding more figs per unit).  Not a lot but these are the first figures painted and completed for well over a year now! (only 2 pots of paint dried out in the interim - so far).  8 Iron Brigade figures to be be prep'd. In the meantime, 3 Pendraken SYW mounted officers now undercoated.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 13 February 2016, 10:16:12 AM
Getting the mojo is good isn't it. Just done an hour on the little 2mm people and worked a 2mm bridge into fitting with my 1/2" S&A stream sections by fixing it to a small MDF base and contouring round it with modelling paste.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 13 February 2016, 07:58:45 PM
Work put pay to all plans this week and today met up with chums for a great days gaming. Hopefully tomorrow I'll find time to get in the kitchen to paint, base etc...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 February 2016, 12:06:08 AM
DV, the second Spartans may be battle ready ere set of sun.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 February 2016, 12:11:42 AM
Tlaxcalan archers nearly painted, now got to varnish and base them.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 14 February 2016, 08:17:00 AM
Just got two units of Athenian hoplites to be done now; battle of Platea next weekend, I hope.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 14 February 2016, 11:56:14 PM
Tlaxcalans archers done, just need varnish and basing.
Started my next unit of Tudors, and continued to ignore the half finished unit of ashugaru sitting next to them...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 15 February 2016, 08:44:01 PM
Two houses and a church from Leven Minis finished ready for St Privat on Wednesday.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 15 February 2016, 09:24:03 PM
Limbered artillery with accompanying caissons and ammo wagons, plus a nice big bridge for the Unstrutt based, textured and primed ready for painting up. Final five Prussian combat bases nearing completion. I have realised that this is turning into quite a project as I am having to work on 2mm settlements, rivers, marsh and woodland to make this happen. However, once completed these, and the Prussians, can be used on other 1866 battlefields. Have also found a great way to do 1866 Austrian attack columns.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 15 February 2016, 10:07:21 PM
Ten crossbow men to go to complete that code.
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 February 2016, 01:19:05 AM
Tlaxcalans bases milliputted (not my usual style, but it's a commission), and two stands of Landsknechts assembled and primed.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 16 February 2016, 05:49:16 AM
I plan to find out tomorrow how tricky it may be to paint an owl or a gorgon on the face of an aspis or hoplon in 10mm.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 16 February 2016, 11:49:19 AM
I plan to find out tomorrow how tricky it may be to paint an owl or a gorgon on the face of an aspis or hoplon in 10mm.

It's not so much the painting that's tricky, but the having it recognisable at the end...  X_X

Jolly good luck!  How many are you going to attempt?!  :-/


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 16 February 2016, 12:42:32 PM
I think about a dozen. The rest of the regiment will have a capital alpha, which it is a much easier task to paint, or geometric radials in sundry colours, looking rather Viking (but the Greeks were using them before Odin had lost his other eye).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 February 2016, 01:51:31 AM
Tlaxcanas bases base coated and inked.
Four units of base coated all over and inked.
Ashugari highlighted.

How on earth do you do a decent job on a Landschernecks at 10mm?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 20 February 2016, 02:20:37 AM
Done. I'll get some photographs posted soon. The gorgons came out better than I feared. The next question is how they'll fare against the Persians; each army is so weak in what the enemy is strong in, it'll be like playing bridge with chessmen.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 20 February 2016, 08:31:21 PM
How on earth do you do a decent job on a Landschernecks at 10mm?

Well, if I get the little blighters finished, you'll see in the painting competition!!   ;)

Or possibly not =O


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 20 February 2016, 09:09:22 PM
Last of the paint going on the Prussian army tonight. Tomorrow I will sort out and base up the Hanoverians.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 February 2016, 09:14:33 PM
Tlaxcalans, bases painted, inked highlighted and flocked. Varnished and magnetised. Photos taken: will post later.
Next batch sorted for painting.
Had a breakthrough with the Ashugari last night and came up with a coherent scheme for them.
Not sure I'll get much more done for the painting comp.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 20 February 2016, 10:48:00 PM
Absolutely nothing  :'( :'(

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 February 2016, 01:07:53 AM
Three units of Tudors highlighted tonight. About 20 shades of paint used.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 21 February 2016, 01:13:26 AM
Three units of Tudors highlighted tonight. About 20 shades of paint used.

Could be a title for a novel somewhere in that.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 21 February 2016, 04:45:34 PM
Set in the Tower of London and featuring the Berger Rack.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 21 February 2016, 05:02:21 PM
Now have a wait to see whether Pendraken's Mexicans or Newlines' ancient Chinese come out first. A handful of reinforcements to renaissance armies to be painted, but it's only a few. :(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 21 February 2016, 08:41:40 PM
Painting mojo lacking at present but managed to start on some Italian houses from Leven Miniatures.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 21 February 2016, 11:24:46 PM
Flesh and washes, brown and leather, wash on those tomorrow.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 22 February 2016, 01:16:49 AM
Painting mojo lacking at present but managed to start on some Italian houses from Leven Miniatures.

Their churches are good, aren't they? :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Matt J on 22 February 2016, 08:31:34 AM
Got distracted Sarurday started a mini project - 10mm Game of Thrones characters.

Robert Baratheon

(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g340/MattofMunslow/4e86e41b-7b32-437a-9094-00cd64d544fd_zpsz7xi46wa.png)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 22 February 2016, 08:37:43 AM
Very nice indeed.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 February 2016, 09:04:02 AM
Superb!  8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Ithoriel on 22 February 2016, 09:10:47 AM
Love it. Many more to come?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 22 February 2016, 01:13:19 PM
Very nice work and colourful too.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 22 February 2016, 03:44:24 PM
Well, just laid out my 2mm Prussian army to see how it looks on the table with a few Brigade Models buildings. My first ever 2mm army ready for battle. Now I have to come up with my second 2mm army.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 February 2016, 04:14:31 PM
Austrians, all in whte, done!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 February 2016, 11:59:48 PM
Ended up with an unexpected game on Thursday, so have assembled three whole extra units tonight, and three half units before I ran out of figures and/or bases. There may be a certain amount of proxying on Thursday!
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Tudors/image_zpsfdajm7jy.jpeg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/Tudors/image_zpsfdajm7jy.jpeg.html)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 23 February 2016, 12:06:30 AM
Got distracted Sarurday started a mini project - 10mm Game of Thrones characters.

Robert Baratheon

(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g340/MattofMunslow/4e86e41b-7b32-437a-9094-00cd64d544fd_zpsz7xi46wa.png)

Haven't followed Game of Thrones but that is impressive

 :-bd =D> :-bd =D> :-bd


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 23 February 2016, 08:18:54 AM
Looking at that lot Will I would be thinking a Thursday some time in late April.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 February 2016, 09:56:41 AM
Aiming for Early April, two more orders to come and add to this lot, including a 96 strong pike block!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 23 February 2016, 10:25:46 AM
Jeez! Well off for a bit of 15mm FPW action today using FOB2.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 23 February 2016, 09:01:35 PM
Carried on prepping some Kreigspiel style blocks for use with Bloody Big Battles and Honours of War. Painting time is non existant at present so hoping these will give me my painting fix until things settle down a bit. Set up a Wissembourg table for tomorrows nights game, hopefully the start of a narrative FPW campaign using BBB as the rules and BBB, 1870 and Volley & Bayonet for info on the scenarios.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 23 February 2016, 11:08:36 PM
Got a few bits done today

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 February 2016, 12:26:30 AM
Progress! I love painting heavily armoured foot!
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Tudors/DBB79C14-FEE7-413B-BAB5-E9FED43DFABF_zpscyesnbos.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/Tudors/DBB79C14-FEE7-413B-BAB5-E9FED43DFABF_zpscyesnbos.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 24 February 2016, 08:16:02 AM
My poor French Guard got well rogered by the Prussian Guard. During the first turn of cards my entire grand battery of 12 pdrs was destroyed by the mass batteries of the Guard Korps Krupp batteries. The French never recovered from this as troops were moved around to try and plug gaps. Battle ended after the French had no more morale points (out of 16) and the original Prussian 22 points stood at 23. On the bright side the victor gave me a shed load of 2mm stuff he had no further use for - including the bulk of a sizeable 1859/70 French army.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 February 2016, 08:58:11 AM
Superb!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 24 February 2016, 09:52:09 AM
Progress! I love painting heavily armoured foot!
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Tudors/DBB79C14-FEE7-413B-BAB5-E9FED43DFABF_zpscyesnbos.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/Tudors/DBB79C14-FEE7-413B-BAB5-E9FED43DFABF_zpscyesnbos.jpg.html)

 :o

One of these things is not like the others,
One of these things just doesn't belong...

 ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 February 2016, 10:43:37 AM
That would be the unit of Ashugaru


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 24 February 2016, 11:31:46 AM
That would be the unit of Ashugaru

Nope!  ;)

Hint: it's in one of the corners...  :-\

 :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 24 February 2016, 12:10:34 PM
I know 'enery  the 8th wuz a big fella - but 150mm ????

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 February 2016, 12:11:54 PM
FogR has this concept of 'Great Commanders', so many of us use a BIG figure to show it!  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 24 February 2016, 02:27:09 PM
Of course, because everyone knows about the Bletchley Ashigaru in Henry's army - something to do with Shen Gen.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 24 February 2016, 02:48:33 PM
My poor French Guard got well rogered by the Prussian Guard. During the first turn of cards my entire grand battery of 12 pdrs was destroyed by the mass batteries of the Guard Korps Krupp batteries. The French never recovered from this as troops were moved around to try and plug gaps. Battle ended after the French had no more morale points (out of 16) and the original Prussian 22 points stood at 23. On the bright side the victor gave me a shed load of 2mm stuff he had no further use for - including the bulk of a sizeable 1859/70 French army.

So even though you got a bum result it all ended without tears. Nice gain.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fred. on 24 February 2016, 05:10:17 PM
Progress! I love painting heavily armoured foot!
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Tudors/DBB79C14-FEE7-413B-BAB5-E9FED43DFABF_zpscyesnbos.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/Tudors/DBB79C14-FEE7-413B-BAB5-E9FED43DFABF_zpscyesnbos.jpg.html)

Weren't these on brown bases before?

Did you spray them white, then paint them black, then paint the armour silver? I think I would have just sprayed black then dry brushed silver for chaps in lots of armour.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 24 February 2016, 07:05:48 PM
Well spotted that Forbes:
A) I don't own any black spray.
2) I prefer white.
iii) I just wanted to get them on table for Thursday, but I'm against an expert painter, so unpainted figures is a no!

I'm hoping to finish the yellow and green (Staley's) archers tonight!



Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fred. on 24 February 2016, 07:15:39 PM
Well spotted that Forbes:
A) I don't own any black spray.
2) I prefer white.
iii) I just wanted to get them on table for Thursday, but I'm against an expert painter, so unpainted figures is a no!

I'm hoping to finish the yellow and green (Staley's) archers tonight!



That's a pretty convincing set of reasons. It's always interesting to see how other people approach painting. I have an assortment of colours of spray and tend to pick one that suits for a project. Though I am favouring grey a lot lately (mainly from recommendations from the good chaps on here).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 25 February 2016, 12:14:14 AM
Three point five units done, but my opponent for my game for tomorrow had cancelled due to ofsted!
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Tudors/C650B976-A2AD-4FEE-87E3-F73D32211ABC_zpsbnmszc32.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/Tudors/C650B976-A2AD-4FEE-87E3-F73D32211ABC_zpsbnmszc32.jpg.html)
Basing next...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 25 February 2016, 12:32:04 AM
Got an hour in earlier today on my AWI

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 26 February 2016, 10:31:19 AM
Nope!  ;)

Hint: it's in one of the corners...  :-\

 :D

...and it's not sat on a horse...  :-\


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 February 2016, 10:37:23 AM
Artillery, spot where I was bored and had run out of guns?  ;) Or the water bottle?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 26 February 2016, 10:37:39 AM
Treated myself to a long morning of painting as a birthday present :D

Quite productive, think I've finished most of my competition entries, just got to base about half of them and take photographs over the weekend...  :-SS :!!

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 26 February 2016, 10:40:36 AM
Artillery, spot where I was bored and had run out of guns?  ;) Or the water bottle?

 =D>

This one has WHEELS  :D

Shouldn't you be back at school, or do they do things differently in your part of the world  :-/

 ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 February 2016, 10:44:09 AM
Class are in assembly, I'm on break duty, so I get a few seconds peace and quiet!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 26 February 2016, 11:19:19 AM
Happy Birthday Meirion <:-P


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 26 February 2016, 11:27:15 AM
Many happy returns from me too!  <:-P


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 26 February 2016, 11:59:08 AM
Class are in assembly, I'm on break duty, so I get a few seconds peace and quiet!

 :D :-bd 8->


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 26 February 2016, 12:02:59 PM
Happy Birthday Meirion <:-P
Many happy returns from me too!  <:-P

Thanks guys, February has been VERY busy so it was nice just to cover the dining room table with *stuff* and enjoy some painting in decent light for once.  Back to squinting in the twilight for the next few months...  @-)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 February 2016, 01:37:49 AM
Sanded/pva/inked three units bases, assembled quite a lot of other stuff and base coated and inked it.
Night all!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 27 February 2016, 12:57:00 PM
Oh, had a think about your comments about the guns Merion;
Henry has artillery for his army as, despite being mostly pointless, inordinately expensive, and easily captured thing around, costing the same as another bill unit; it's the sort of prestige item Henry would invest in, so hence the latest wheeled gun carriage design! ;)
Now if only I could find a to scale Southsea Castle!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 27 February 2016, 02:19:05 PM
Penblwydd hapus Meirion  <:-P <:-P (or something like that).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 27 February 2016, 02:25:37 PM
And from me !

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Matt J on 28 February 2016, 01:00:16 PM
Productive morning converted all the officers and others for my us Vietnam infantry company and made a 106mm recoiless rifle   ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 29 February 2016, 01:47:08 PM
Penblwydd hapus Meirion  <:-P <:-P (or something like that).

Perfaith!  :-bd

And from me !

Cheers - Phil

Cheers!

Painting done; photos taken; just got to filter through them and hope my photography does full justice to my painting...  =)

Hmm!  :-/


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 29 February 2016, 01:47:51 PM
Oh, had a think about your comments about the guns Merion;
Henry has artillery for his army as, despite being mostly pointless, inordinately expensive, and easily captured thing around, costing the same as another bill unit; it's the sort of prestige item Henry would invest in, so hence the latest wheeled gun carriage design! ;)
Now if only I could find a to scale Southsea Castle!

 ;D :-bd


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 29 February 2016, 02:39:54 PM
Started assembling a couple of DFS 230A gliders to go with my Fallschirmjager. Really hoping that this might kick start some painting again... :-\


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 29 February 2016, 02:54:55 PM
Laid out the table for Langensalza so that I could see exactly what needs painting for making (need to make some connectors for river to stream, and also some sort of 2mm road system). May well take some ideas form the Altar of Freedom website.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 29 February 2016, 08:08:19 PM
Started painting some L3/35s flamethrowers that have been converted to become Solothurn equipped ones. Trying to add some extra firepower to my Italians for AVBCW, SCW and WWII.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 29 February 2016, 08:15:02 PM
Laid out the table for Langensalza so that I could see exactly what needs painting for making (need to make some connectors for river to stream, and also some sort of 2mm road system). May well take some ideas form the Altar of Freedom website.

Depending on how pernickity you are, strips of glass paper make good tracks or early roads. You might need to use a dab of blue-tac underneath to stop them moving around though.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 March 2016, 12:20:14 AM
Details on one unit, repainted on another (can't find any evidence of blue in The Earl of Surrey's coat of arms for his retinue)!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 01 March 2016, 08:15:46 AM
Thanks Sub. At present I'm thinking of using some shrunk down Toschach roads on platicard. Will look at blutack or that grippy stuff stuck to the bottom of sections.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 01 March 2016, 01:57:25 PM
DFS 230A gliders all assembled, ready for a hole to be drilled for them when 'in flight'.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 March 2016, 11:51:40 PM
Progress on the army's elite, Three generals, Yeoman Guard, Earl of Surrey's retinue (only half the unit), King's Gentlemen Retainers (mounted), more artillery (2nd half of the unit), demi lancers (only half the unit). More average bills and bows in the background.
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Tudors/6DF267DE-E479-408F-A987-0CC57D38B18F_zpssrbhuefu.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/Tudors/6DF267DE-E479-408F-A987-0CC57D38B18F_zpssrbhuefu.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 02 March 2016, 07:11:41 AM
Is it me ?......Or is Henry putting on even more weight ?

Looking good, Will !  8)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 02 March 2016, 09:35:39 AM
Is it me ?......Or is Henry putting on even more weight ?

Looking good, Will !  8)

Cheers - Phil

Acrylic is a very fattening medium  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 02 March 2016, 09:41:07 AM
Almost finished a couple of sci-if walker reinforces that arrived too late from the stygian depths of the outer system for the painting competition and base-coated my resin bridge  :)

Trying to keep a bit of painting momentum going rather than let real-life dissipate it all as happened last year  8->

Cheers!

Meirion


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 02 March 2016, 09:50:08 AM
Working on a handful of Venetian and Spanish stuff for my Pavia armies.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 02 March 2016, 09:56:01 AM
Made a tentative start on my  latest project, Polish Renaissance, the Pendraken figures are rather tasty.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 02 March 2016, 10:20:46 AM
Made a tentative start on my  latest project, Polish Renaissance, the Pendraken figures are rather tasty.

Don't forget the two-tone horses!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 March 2016, 10:35:33 AM
Only for generals or when on parade!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 02 March 2016, 12:00:05 PM
Almost finished a couple of sci-if walker reinforces that arrived too late from the stygian depths of the outer system for the painting competition and base-coated my resin bridge  :)

Trying to keep a bit of painting momentum going rather than let real-life dissipate it all as happened last year  8->

Cheers!

Meirion

Inked some bases  :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 02 March 2016, 01:15:27 PM
Don't forget the two-tone horses!

I don't intend to.

Only for generals or when on parade!

True...but nuts to the parade only malarkey, all my occifers and other commanding general chappy types will be on nice bi-coloured horses.  :) :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 March 2016, 12:56:47 AM
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Tudors/48F84EC8-1978-4797-8671-4264A1B511B1_zpsy1nzin1y.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/Tudors/48F84EC8-1978-4797-8671-4264A1B511B1_zpsy1nzin1y.jpg.html)

Three units finished and two more half finished units!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 05 March 2016, 07:27:13 AM
Coming along nicely, Will !

What's the (white)  top left hand base ?...I can just about make out the others.

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 March 2016, 08:35:55 AM
Top left single figure is the Earl of Surrey.
The four bases on the left is more armoured bills.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 05 March 2016, 08:59:39 AM
Did a bit of work on some AWI lights. It's the last unit to complete the British army. Well for now

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 05 March 2016, 09:02:57 AM
Well the road and stream problem has been solved for me by Michael at Supreme Littleness. He is going to supply me with very narrow MDF sections on which I can make roads and streams.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 05 March 2016, 09:31:01 AM
Result. He's very accommodating...so I've heard.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 March 2016, 09:38:16 AM
Too cold (and a little bit snowy) to varnish today, might as well start the next units, bows or bills? Choices... choices...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 March 2016, 11:22:20 AM
In the 48 minutes I had while the Amazing Mrs Denham took Rach to her gym lesson I base coated (six colours) inked (3 colours) 60 bills. I also added a cloak to a samurai general. And ate a banana! 🍌

Not bad.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 05 March 2016, 07:14:35 PM
Bills, Will, bills; the bow had pretty much had its day by 1513.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 March 2016, 08:28:43 PM
There will be 240+ bills and 120 bows in the first incarnation of this force...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 05 March 2016, 08:41:26 PM
For 1513 I reckon that sounds about right. Next on the list some Landsknechts to take the fight to the French - come on you Spurs!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 05 March 2016, 08:53:21 PM
Just waiting for the order to arrive, 6 mdf cavalry bases needed and then I'll have a full Burgundian cavalry unit, oh, and 96 Landschernecks pike too!
Their first outing will be a competition with a minimum of 16 bases of cavalry, not including light horse, that's basically everything Henry had, all over priced and not brilliant kit!
Looks like my army will be more continental to start with, and Flodden later!
Tempted to do a sunken Mary Rose (just the mast heads) as a naval unit!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 06 March 2016, 02:15:22 AM
Landschernecks???????????  ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 March 2016, 07:48:42 AM
You say Landschernecks I say landschernecks... Damned auto spell


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 06 March 2016, 08:39:50 AM
I don't think the Mary Rose wen belly up util the 1540s, but then again, a mast is a mast.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 March 2016, 10:22:48 PM
Latest unit done.
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Tudors/6B33DD3B-38E9-4B94-913B-BF7A882F428C_zpslfe7cjou.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/Tudors/6B33DD3B-38E9-4B94-913B-BF7A882F428C_zpslfe7cjou.jpg.html)
Ordinary bills.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fred. on 07 March 2016, 10:33:11 PM
I like the look of that unit - 8 bases is a big unit, what rules are these for?

Did you like Lorraine Kelly's lessons from life? A nice bit of light reading while painting  :P


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 March 2016, 10:39:01 PM
Fogr, mostly will be fielded as a 6, but 8s are a nasty hit.

The in-laws read the daily heil, we use it to line the cat litter tray and for painting, it's incredibly absorbant, and already full of...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fred. on 07 March 2016, 10:43:29 PM
The in-laws read the daily heil, we use it to line the cat litter tray and for painting, it's incredibly absorbant, and already full of...

A good bit of recycling then!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 08 March 2016, 07:59:13 AM
What on earth is that woman not wearing?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 08 March 2016, 10:38:07 AM
What on earth is that woman not wearing?

Clothes.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 March 2016, 07:08:43 AM
New unit of Tudor archers started last night. Base coated, inked.

Still waiting for a good enough day to varnish the last six units!!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 10 March 2016, 08:04:04 AM
I still don't get this 'waiting for the weather' to varnish. I just put my brush in the varnish and get on with it. It also means my painting desk has room for the new stuff.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 10 March 2016, 09:20:58 AM
I still don't get this 'waiting for the weather' to varnish. I just put my brush in the varnish and get on with it. It also means my painting desk has room for the new stuff.

I'm with you on that. Flipping namby-pamby spray varnisher types. Bottles and jars are much less hassle and last a lot longer.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 10 March 2016, 05:10:02 PM
Rare patch of blue sky, six units varnished!  8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 10 March 2016, 05:28:07 PM
Spent a useful couple of hours in the indoor warmth this morning varnishing Hanoverians and applying Vallejo water effects on some river sections.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 March 2016, 06:28:53 AM
Archers highlighted last night, there will now be a short pause as my mother arrives tonight, so no late night painting for me.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 11 March 2016, 06:54:04 AM
Archers highlighted last night, there will now be a short pause as my mother arrives tonight, so no late night painting for me.

Good luck mate! We're here if you need us!  >:<  ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 11 March 2016, 07:19:09 AM
It's his mum, not his mother-in-law.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 11 March 2016, 07:33:06 AM
Actually, my mother-in-law is amazing, helpful, spends a lot of time with the kids, utterly generous, very understanding and hilarious.
My mother is a pain!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 11 March 2016, 07:41:23 AM
Oh well, I based my comment on my own experience. Bad luck old chap.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 11 March 2016, 02:38:38 PM
I find my mother is like having a fifth sprogg in the house AND she winds my wife up no end!  :'(

 ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 12 March 2016, 12:31:21 AM
My mother-in-law compensates for our lack of a common language by always taking us out to a lavish Chinese-Thai dinner when we meet. Could be worse....


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 March 2016, 12:00:19 AM
Tudor Archers finished, minus command section.
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Tudors/1E498A7B-2807-4A43-AD80-2E5B7DA1546E_zpskwinylaw.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/Tudors/1E498A7B-2807-4A43-AD80-2E5B7DA1546E_zpskwinylaw.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 15 March 2016, 06:58:46 AM
Current free time spent sorting out post 16 education for son and looking at University stuff for daughter :(. After that no time or energy for painting :'(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fsn on 15 March 2016, 07:46:01 AM
Am I the only one who gets distracted by the newspaper?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 15 March 2016, 08:43:08 AM
No, Nobby.

Just about to start on another Dragonmen 'code' (Men at arms archers)......Been doing some new rhino's for Warband,,,,A few more Aztecs....And a couple of other projects that have given my eyes a bit of a rest.  ;)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 15 March 2016, 10:04:20 AM
Am I the only one who gets distracted by the newspaper?

Ah, Tweed perfume!

I think my mum racked up about four years of Christmases/Birthdays in succession with that as the present of choice when I too was about 10!  Unlike sensible Granny Marge in the article, I suspect I shall be disposing of about 5 litres of the stuff when the time comes...  =)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 15 March 2016, 10:05:39 AM
Ah, Tweed perfume!

I think my mum racked up about four years of Christmases/Birthdays in succession with that as the present of choice when I too was about 10!  Unlike sensible Granny Marge in the article, I suspect I shall be disposing of about 5 litres of the stuff when the time comes...  =)

Cripes, that felt a tad morbid posting that  :-<


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 15 March 2016, 11:35:43 PM
Missing four stands of retinue billmen and two stands of lancers, plus the missing command figures for the archers I finished yesterday have been base coated and inked tonight.
14 different colours, three shades of ink. Yes, I'm that sad I counted!  :-B :-h


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 15 March 2016, 11:38:47 PM
...A few more Aztecs....
Cheers - Phil

You mean lot, don't you?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 16 March 2016, 06:59:30 AM
If you count one, two, many, lots.......Yeah !  :)

Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 16 March 2016, 07:59:51 AM
We are actually having leeks as part of dinner this evening. No mutton, admittedly, but I refuse to believe a wise and cultivated people like the Welsh eat mutton by choice.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 16 March 2016, 11:29:07 PM
Four extra foot bases, command for archers and last two stands of demi lancers done.
Now just 6 stands of cavalry and 12 stands of pikes to do before the 2nd of April! Oh, and a truck load of basing! ;)
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Tudors/16FB0236-74FC-4D2E-924F-42EB684C913B_zpsvkfiq9pe.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/Tudors/16FB0236-74FC-4D2E-924F-42EB684C913B_zpsvkfiq9pe.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 17 March 2016, 07:14:05 AM
Looking damn fine, Will !  8)
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fred. on 17 March 2016, 07:31:09 AM
More stripey lances!

This is going to be a big army!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: toxicpixie on 17 March 2016, 09:33:50 AM
They're nice, Will - however you've done the armour it really pops without looking like chrome bumpers :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 17 March 2016, 10:31:47 AM
Looking good.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 17 March 2016, 10:44:30 AM
They're nice, Will - however you've done the armour it really pops without looking like chrome bumpers :D
Thank you  :-[
Humbrol steel, black wash, odd highlight here and there of steel, odd bit of bronze to lift details.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: toxicpixie on 17 March 2016, 11:30:50 AM
Cracking, it's really worked :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 March 2016, 12:47:17 AM
44 bases sanded and pva'd took about two and a half hours!
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Tudors/2004E370-94E3-4E29-BF97-CFF7400AD620_zps4akolgme.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/Tudors/2004E370-94E3-4E29-BF97-CFF7400AD620_zps4akolgme.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: paulr on 19 March 2016, 02:23:22 AM
Is that their reward for doing well in their first game ;) ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 19 March 2016, 02:39:58 AM
Is that their reward for doing well in their first game ;) ;D

?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 March 2016, 06:46:44 AM
Is that their reward for doing well in their first game ;) ;D
If I worked like that, it would mean if they'd failed, they would be stuck on white bases for all eternity- and all my armies would be unbased ! ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 19 March 2016, 07:22:33 AM
Having just walked Flodden, and visited the Scots gun platforms on Flodden Hill, I am really enjoying seeing this army develop. Also picked up a copy of Niall Barr's Flodden 1513 in Alnwick's famous Barter's Bookshop.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 March 2016, 11:31:49 AM
Just had to drill out and replace 5 lancers lances  :'(
Also sorted base coats on 90+ pikes. Armoured base coats and inks tonight, hopefully, plus ink on bases I sorted last night. :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 19 March 2016, 11:57:53 PM
6th Lance popped, new pin drilled instead.  :'(

Bases inked.

28mm Wargames Illustrated  M'onte'zu'm'a base coated, based and inked for a friend, FK m'igh,t enjoy it. Co'rt:es to do later.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 20 March 2016, 10:19:47 AM
Why all the punctuation?


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 20 March 2016, 11:27:31 AM
Because FK always moans at the lack of punctuation, so occasionally I add extra to even up...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 20 March 2016, 11:30:50 AM
Sounds like the approach of many of my....well, to use the official but inaccurate term, students.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 20 March 2016, 01:22:17 PM
Students! Now there is a much abused term. When I was a schoolteacher I hated my pupils being referred to as students as the majority couldn't have given a fig about studying anything.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 20 March 2016, 02:32:37 PM
Bought a terribly glittery Chinese pagoda in resin at JJ market today. It won't know what hit it by the time I've finished carrying out my plans. I've already sawn off a heavy pedestal (no easy job, especially trying not to inhale resin dust).


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 22 March 2016, 07:49:59 PM
Well my painting mojo has returned a bit now that work has eased off to a manageable level. The past few days I have:

- Finished off assembling some 1/144th scale aircraft and gliders for AVBCW, SCW & WWII.
- Carried on painting some Trolls for Dragon Rampant.
- Added a wash to some vehicles for my AVBCW forces in anticipation of a game over Easter.

Not much but at least it's a start :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 22 March 2016, 09:11:22 PM
From small acorns...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 22 March 2016, 10:54:04 PM
I've finished my British AWI, pictures to fellow shortly.  however I've now side tracked and started some sci fi armoured marines

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 22 March 2016, 11:54:04 PM
44 bases edged and pva washed tonight. Hopefully get them flocked tomorrow. Also got some highlights on the pikes. :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: fred. on 23 March 2016, 07:37:39 AM
44 bases! Not doing things by halfs are you!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 23 March 2016, 07:46:16 AM
Received a mass of road/river sections from Supreme Littleness to populate the 2mm Langensalza battlefield. Laid out the road network last night to determine what needed painting immediately. Also received a selection of thicker round and oval bases to use for creating hills, woods and marshland.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 March 2016, 07:49:11 AM
44 bases! Not doing things by halfs are you!

Mostly caused by the weather being too naff to varnish for three weeks in February, left me with an awful backlog. :(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Westmarcher on 23 March 2016, 05:52:55 PM
Slight derailment to the current painting project. Turned up at my "back-up"* Hobby shop today and ..... it was shut, no longer trading, deceased!  :'(
I then went to my favourite art store - also shut, ceased trading, deceased!  :o

Oh well, at least there's Pendraken. One order coming up, Leon.

* (my "first choice" shop ceased trading about 18 months ago)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 23 March 2016, 11:49:11 PM
Those 44 bases were flocked, scattered and clumped tonight.
Just 6 unit flags and three name labels to add; then magnetic and final varnish. 8)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 24 March 2016, 07:13:15 AM
The 30 variants of the Dragon Men men at arms archers nearing completion. :)

Also just started working on the mounted figures for the Dragon Men, using the new fantasy horse dolly.
(Two for the command.....Three 'super dollies' for the knights.)

Must check what the knights are supposed to be armed with !!!!!.....All lances ?......Or various weapons ?

Having to tweak the horse slightly (with the dremmel)........I made its 'bum' a tad too wide. Just enough to make it appear noticeably bigger than the 'elven' horsey....Though, height wise, it seemed about spot on.   =)

Cheers - Phil





Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 24 March 2016, 07:27:37 AM
Pagoda is complete, and looks quite nifty too.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: O Dinas Powys on 24 March 2016, 08:51:38 PM
This evening I've been trying to avoid super-gluing myself to a cocktail-stick; pasta trunk; or the reindeer-moss foliage whilst assembling my sci-fi trees...  :-/


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 26 March 2016, 10:47:48 AM
With some Italian tankettes almost finished, I've spent the morning sorting out the storage for my complete Italian BKCII Battlegroup. Quite suprising how much stuff I've got when they are all in one box. The plan is to do this for some of my AVBCW forces so it speeds setting up and putting games away.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 26 March 2016, 10:57:05 AM
Slight mojo problem owing to this 2mm project. It's going to be much bigger than I thought given the towns, villages, water courses, marshes, hills and roads I need to prepare. The terrain is laid out but much still needs painting, bases need paste applying and so on. I like what I've done so far, but it is slow and I can see it taking another couple of months. Good job there is plenty to play with down the club.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 26 March 2016, 11:01:09 AM
Well, the dentist wasn't too painful.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 26 March 2016, 12:17:30 PM
Well, the dentist wasn't too painful.

Pity  ;)

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 26 March 2016, 12:18:13 PM
Full of the Easter spirit, I see.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 26 March 2016, 04:49:27 PM
At last, getting my paintbrush on the rest of the Hanoverians.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 26 March 2016, 08:46:28 PM
Varnished some additions to my Italian and AVBCW forces. Having recently finalised my OOBs for each faction, I am in the process of adding little bits'n'bobs to finish them off. So tonight a recce unit for the Police and a prime mover for the BUF. More stuff to follow.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 27 March 2016, 06:10:31 PM
Nearly finished three units of 30 hajduks each and started on my first 15 figure unit of husaria -they will be finished when the command packs arrive. then I will take some pictures.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 27 March 2016, 07:17:21 PM
Now getting stuck into more 2mm terrain, some of which will suit other scales, particularly the marsh and water courses.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 29 March 2016, 08:59:18 AM
Back from an Easter sojourn to my mothers, big painting session on the Tudor pike last night, just flesh highlights, details on Landschernecks slashes and tidying up to do. Last cavalry unit started too. :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 29 March 2016, 12:59:26 PM
After finishing off a few things yesterday, I then made a start on a T-28 for my AVBCW and WWII Russians.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 29 March 2016, 01:43:18 PM
Dragon men 'riders' underway properly now.

Along with another of the 'accessories.'
I'm tempted to put up a pic of a part of the former to see if anyone can guess what it is.
But I can't be bothered to use photobucket.  :P

Cheers - Phil.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 29 March 2016, 02:40:32 PM
The watercourses and Nagelstadt completed, as well as another Hanoverian brigade. Today undercoating a third brigade and finishing off some marshland and woodland pieces.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 30 March 2016, 01:47:10 PM
T-28 had camo applied and Devlin Mud wash, ready for drybrushed highlights etc. Assembled the Birch Gun SPG and Seabrook Armoured Car, ready for some tweaking and minor filling. The latter I forgot I had so need to figure out which force to add it too :-\


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 30 March 2016, 01:58:15 PM
Whilst superglue drying, I've made a start on converting a pair of Valom Albatross DV/DVa plastic kits into a fictional Bristol marque airplane. Just like being a kid again :D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 30 March 2016, 03:37:52 PM
Marshland and woodland done. Just finished adding paster to the bases of the two final brigades, plus the base representing one of the Langensalza outskirts, which I have modelled as a farm with ploughed fields and a copse.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 30 March 2016, 04:21:38 PM
Marshland and woodland done. Just finished adding paster to the bases of the two final brigades, plus the base representing one of the Langensalza outskirts, which I have modelled as a farm with ploughed fields and a copse.

Looking forward to seeing the pics of all this 2mm.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 30 March 2016, 05:00:50 PM
Pikes done apart from basing and flags. 24 cavalry to finish...


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 30 March 2016, 06:53:55 PM
Hi Sub, I'm reckoning on playing the actual game at the end of April. I'm very tempted to put up some more wips but will hold fire so it creates the right impression, but it's nice to have seven of the 9 main units now complete and about half the terrain done. Probably done myself no favours in the short term going for MDF and plaster hills, but once they're done they should last for years. Even now I'm thinking: Michael's 3mm Italian stuff with some Austrians in line and Frenchies for Montebello. Got the figures, just need to paint.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Subedai on 30 March 2016, 07:13:03 PM
I agree. Give us the big hit when it's all done and undoubtedly looking the dogs.

So what will that be for your 19th C armies? 2mm, 3mm, 6mm, 10mm, 15mm...anything I've missed out?   :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 30 March 2016, 08:28:55 PM
Got a box of plastic Prussians and one of French, both 1870, in 54mm - made in the Ukraine. Want to make a diorama for display in my room.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Matt J on 31 March 2016, 12:20:57 AM
Managed to get some painting done.
The eclectic mix currently on the table. Lots of bits and bobs nearly finished


(http://i1096.photobucket.com/albums/g340/MattofMunslow/Mobile%20Uploads/WP_20160330_003_zpsn5wiazqs.jpg)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 March 2016, 01:38:25 AM
With some relief my last two units for Saturday are finished. Bases sanded/pva'd too! Phew

(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Tudors/4C215EF5-B80D-4AE1-8D93-37BDFF3EA326_zpsc3suhrhp.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/Tudors/4C215EF5-B80D-4AE1-8D93-37BDFF3EA326_zpsc3suhrhp.jpg.html)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 31 March 2016, 07:42:59 AM
Interesting mix there...

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 March 2016, 08:11:29 AM
Eclectic or mad!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 31 March 2016, 08:24:39 AM
Are some of those figures American football players? They look suitably beefy.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: toxicpixie on 31 March 2016, 09:04:49 AM
I think your cameraman needs less coffee, more tripod, but impressive output none the less :D

Now wait for them to get utterly trounced on the weekend, as is the way of all nicely painted newly readied lead ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 March 2016, 09:25:28 AM
On the box is 25mm Hernando Cortez, for a friend. In the box is a minion and two Lego Tudor queens! Just need another 4 for Henry!


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: ianrs54 on 31 March 2016, 12:19:13 PM
Eclectic or mad!

Alwight - cana spell eclictec

IanS


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 31 March 2016, 12:21:07 PM
When swimming, watch out for eclectic eels.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 31 March 2016, 12:48:04 PM
COAT!

Bases inked this morning


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 01 April 2016, 01:12:45 AM
Bases base coated, dry brushed, detail picked and edged, plus sealed with watery pva mix. Flock tomorrow. :)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 01 April 2016, 07:08:46 AM
Flock tomorrow. :)

As the shepherd said after buying a ram and a ewe.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 01 April 2016, 08:33:57 AM
Massively sidetracking here but started doing the zombies I got from Triples

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 01 April 2016, 08:36:43 AM
Not 100%, thanks to son and his girl bringing a nasty cold home. Nothing done yesterday, but will grit teeth and they and get something done today.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 02 April 2016, 12:19:08 AM
My Tudor army for tomorrow and Sunday is now complete. Phew!
(http://i214.photobucket.com/albums/cc94/madlemmey/Tudors/44050A63-C65A-4E9A-91AC-653A0CDEAD92_zpsxxmkt18q.jpg) (http://s214.photobucket.com/user/madlemmey/media/Tudors/44050A63-C65A-4E9A-91AC-653A0CDEAD92_zpsxxmkt18q.jpg.html)

Will post proper photos of the last two units later. Pva still wet on the scatter at the moment!!! ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 02 April 2016, 02:31:52 AM
Nobody liked my pun. :(


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 02 April 2016, 07:41:54 AM
That's a damn impressive force, Will !  =D>
Cheers - Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 02 April 2016, 08:24:51 AM
Nobody liked my pun. :(
Fk, only just spotted it and thought it quite amusing, along the lines of the old 'let's get the flock out of here.' Despite this vile head cold I primed all my bases yesterday so will start painting the colours today, probably after I've had this Lemsip.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Techno on 02 April 2016, 08:40:21 AM
Use this instead, 'Bob'....Just in case.

(http://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/uncyclopedia/images/7/79/Oinksip_max.jpg/revision/20090502112544)

Cheers - Dr Phil


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 02 April 2016, 08:42:04 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Westmarcher on 02 April 2016, 10:00:15 AM
 ;D

Well, you know what they say Bob / Andy / Leman / Dour Puritan / (inset other name here), if you treat a cold it will last 7 days but if you leave it alone, it will only last a week.   :-B


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 02 April 2016, 11:12:37 AM
 ;D ;D ;D ...... and you can also insert Stan, my nickname at school. Lemsip downed and got on with another hour's painting. Now having toast, coffee, crossword and soduko, then back to the painting desk. Rainy days are a great painting motivator.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Westmarcher on 02 April 2016, 12:54:59 PM
Indeed, indeed ... er .... Stan. A word of caution when mixing colours - when re-pointing the garden wall the other week, my nose kept dripping into the mortar cement mix - although, come to think of it .. mixing green might be ok.   X_X


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 02 April 2016, 01:32:14 PM
 :-&


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Steve J on 05 April 2016, 08:15:15 PM
T-28 finished and it really is a Beast of a tank when you put a Pz I next to it. Not sure what to move onto next, most likely a few odds'n'sods to finish my BUF off.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Womble67 on 05 April 2016, 11:20:12 PM
Washed my zombies and survivors highlights tomorrow

Take care

Andy


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 06 April 2016, 01:32:38 AM
Back to Tlaxcalans, highlights done tonight.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: FierceKitty on 06 April 2016, 04:50:35 AM
Sassanid slingers have undergone a bit of filing work, and are now rapidly turning into Rhodians, naffatun, and Carians.


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: mad lemmey on 07 April 2016, 01:12:56 AM
More work on Tlaxcalans, just feathers and shields to go on main painting, after an enthralling evening painting weapons and headbands! ;)


Title: Re: 'A Tale of Four Gamers'
Post by: Leman on 07 April 2016, 07:54:38 AM