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Painting Diaries / Re: Fred - 2021 Painting Bits
Last post by fred. - 01 December 2021, 12:40:03 PM
Thanks guys!
Non-Pendraken Stuff / Re: Scales Scales everywhere
Last post by Raider4 - 01 December 2021, 12:05:56 PM
QuoteThen I go to Warfare.  There are the awesome looking "real" battle 2mm figures . . .
Ahh, yes. I saw the 2mm Pegasus Bridge table on the Youtube video posted.

Looked very good, but individually-mounted 2mm 'figures'* is the way to madness. I'm sort-of struggling with 10mm individuals.

* i use 'figures' advisedly. At that scale they may as well be grains of rice.
Painting Diaries / Re: Fred - 2021 Painting Bits
Last post by mmcv - 01 December 2021, 11:58:49 AM
Looking good :D
Non-Pendraken Stuff / Re: Scales Scales everywhere
Last post by Orcs - 01 December 2021, 11:43:41 AM
I decided at the beginning of last year that my main focus was to get projects to  a point where they were complete.

To that end I have completed the armies below. They have enough figures and equipment for any battle I am likely to play in the rule sets I use.
10mm WW2 Belgian
10mm WW2 Early war German
10mm WW2 Polish
10mm 8th Army
10mm Western Desert Italians
10mm Afrika Korps

20mm Early war German
20mm Early war British
20mm Commandos
20mm NW Europe British

As I finish a project I choose the next one that is nearest completion then try to concentrate on it to complete it. 

I do  take some time out to paint something different every so often  to keep some variety in the painting. So Currently I have been doing 20mm Late war Germans , but have a dozen or so hobbits to paint when I finish the current German squad.

I am currently trying to keep all purchases down to those I need to finish projects, and until the last week or so have managed to do so.

The trouble is The club have just decided to start to play Oathmark  Despite having several hundred Orcs/Goblins, my Hobbits need the units expanded in size a bit to fit the rules.  This involves painting about 30 figures so not too arduous or time consuming.

All would be well if that dastardly Sunjester  had not pointed out the lovely new Dwarves by Conquerer Miniatures designed by Colin Patten............

Fun Stuff / Re: The Monks Secret.
Last post by Ithoriel - 01 December 2021, 10:55:01 AM
A young man joins an order of very strict Trappist monks. So strict that novices may only speak to the Abbot and even then they may only do it once a year, on the anniversary of becoming a novice. They may only speak two words. Novices become monks after five years.

On the first anniversary the young man says,"Bed hard." By the time he gets back to his cell there is a softer mattress on his bed.

On the second anniversary the young man says,"Porridge cold." By the time he gets to breakfast next morning his porridge is beautifully warm.

On the third anniversary the young man says,"Habit itchy." By the time he gets back to his cell there is a new habit, soft and cosy, waiting for him.

On the fourth anniversary the young man says,"Cell dark." By the time he gets back to his cell there is a large, bright candle by his bed.

On the fifth anniversary the young man says,"I quit!!"

"Thank the Lord for that!" exclaims the Abbot,"You've done nothing but complain since you got here!"
Last post by Ithoriel - 01 December 2021, 10:39:11 AM
Oldies but goodies! :)

I'll add

If olive oil is made from olives and sunflower oil is made from sunflowers .... I'm never using baby oil again!

If a pig loses it's voice do vets apply oinkment? Or do they just leave them disgruntled?

How many roads must a man walk down before he'll ask for directions.

If someone who studies birds is a birder, what does that make someone who studies bugs?

I have the heart of a lion, the face of an angel and the body of a young adonis .... and a lifetime ban from the zoo, a criminal record for defacing a tombstone and the police are digging up my garden!
Fun Stuff / Re: The Monks Secret.
Last post by mmcv - 01 December 2021, 10:26:38 AM
He realised the sound he'd been hearing was just people opening all those weird doors, the last door led him back to the corridor with the first door.
Non-Pendraken Stuff / Re: Scales Scales everywhere
Last post by Ithoriel - 01 December 2021, 10:16:15 AM
I have figures in 1/3000, 1/2400, 1/1200, 2mm, 3mm or 1/600, 6mm, 10mm, 15mm, 20mm, 25mm, 28-32mm and 54mm scales.

I have enough lead, resin and plastic to keep me busy painting and basing for decades (that I probably don't have).

But I am happy to keep buying items for projects current and future.

My expenditure on new stuff is not going to break the bank and my other needs are fairly modest. No car, no foreign holidays (unless you count trips south of the border, to Stockton!)

If I can't find a willing opponent I'll play solo.

If the rules expect me to use a table three time bigger than I have, then as suggested, I'll use figures a third of the size they expect and adjust distances accordingly.

Experience has shown the wisdom of acquiring at least two opposing armies.

I am finding that planning and acquiring stuff for projects I may never actually start, let alone complete, is a great joy to me.

Excess, in moderation, shall be my watchword! :)
Non-Pendraken Stuff / Re: Scales Scales everywhere
Last post by mmcv - 01 December 2021, 09:58:30 AM
Steve's advice seems pretty solid.

If I'm really interested in a new period or project I'll generally plan out what I need and what I want to get started, do a little bit of the research, then shelve it for a month or two. If I'm still just as keen after that then use my budget to invest in some pieces, or tag on a sample pack or two to an order for other bits.

That way as well if I'm in the mood for moving onto something new but not sure what, I can look over my document of project ideas and see if any of them tickle my fancy now. And if it comes down to a couple, just roll a dice!
Non-Pendraken Stuff / Re: Scales Scales everywhere
Last post by steve_holmes_11 - 01 December 2021, 09:39:36 AM
Here's what I do (after decades of ill considered impulse buying).

1. Set aside a budget (Could be quarterly or annual), and attempt to work within it.
2. Avoid the impulse to chase the shiny new releases that they're all talking about. To do so risks permanently chasing your tail.
3. Try to think in terms of a particular offering working within parameters of
    a) Budget (see 1 above).
    b) Available play area.
    c) The holy trinity of rules, armies and opponents.

Let me explain the latter.
I assume you're wanting to play games with the armies.
You'll need rules, a playing surface, willing opponent(s) and armies compatible with the rules and playing surface.

Figure out some preferred armies from the rules.
Decide whether they will fit on your playing surface (if you have a 4 x 3 foot table and the rules require 12 x 8 feet, these are not the rules for you).
Though adopting smaller figures and scaling you rule measurements may fix this.

Discuss level of interest with your opponent(s).
If interested, pick your army, but the figures and bases and get painting.
Enjoy your games.

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