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« Reply #30 on: 12 September 2012, 11:03:36 PM »

Late to the show  Embarrassed  but I'm in  Cheesy 

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  Thumbs up

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

Cheers!

Meirion
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« Reply #31 on: 13 September 2012, 06:50:36 AM »

I got some painting done!  Cheesy
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.
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« Reply #32 on: 13 September 2012, 06:54:19 AM »

I got some painting done!  Cheesy
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! Sad
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« Reply #33 on: 13 September 2012, 07:47:10 AM »

Glad it's inspired you as it were Meirion Smiley. 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."

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« Reply #34 on: 13 September 2012, 08:37:04 AM »

Your eyes are in better shape than mine! Sad

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 ! Wink)
Cheers - Phil.
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« Reply #35 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 ! Wink)
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)
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« Reply #36 on: 13 September 2012, 11:52:28 AM »

Are you doing ALL that this month Nik??!!?  Shocked

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   I don't want to see; 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.   Cheesy

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.
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« Reply #37 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 Smiley.
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« Reply #38 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...
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« Reply #39 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,

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« Reply #40 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 Cheesy

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 Wink

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. Smiley

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 Wink Wink
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« Reply #41 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!
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« Reply #42 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

Cheers!

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« Reply #43 on: 15 September 2012, 01:18:18 AM »

Boots, ammo pouches, water bottles, bayonet sheaths, pucklehaub all painted black tonight, night all...
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« Reply #44 on: 15 September 2012, 06:48:05 AM »

Benn up an hour, no need to be; guess I'll paint artillery  Party! Thumbs up
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