Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Finally some action on the painting desk

Its been a real grind to get these 28mm WSS figures done over the last week. I have had the time but not the motivation to complete them but as of last night they are now based and just need to final finish and flocking.

So Barry's unit is almost complete and then I can finish the Spanish. Warlord Games have also advised the WSS figures will be back in production soon so I plan to get three more boxes for the French troops I need and that should round off the force quite nicely.

I also picked up some Mantic Elf Cavalry to be the mounted aspect of my Elven army (90% unpainted as per usual). I really like the horse but the rider is less pleasing to the eye.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Cat is a Menace

I have been motivated of late to work through my WSS and SciFi figures but on some nights this motivation is continually interrupted by "the white menace".

Our beloved cat, flake who is deaf (Does not stop me talking to her) really enjoys being part of the action and being close to people in the house. However when painting figures this proximity is really impeding me to the point where some nights I have had to stop.

(If you did not know already a deaf cats meow is amplified so locking her way just results in a long wailing session. (She cannot go outside as she will not hear dogs or cars )) I don't like closing the door in case my daughter wakes.

Here in her natural pose of "This is my bed".

However a pattern soon developed as I noticed she likes to sit in large boxes.
She also likes to sit on boxes, not any boxes mind you but boxes that have war-game figures in them.

As I paint she then likes to come and explore what I am doing, and sit right in the middle of the session. She will, of course jump from the floor directly into the midst of whatever I am doing which has resulted in many freshly painted figures getting white fur stuck to them.

Now she has started to take an interest in sitting in my container that has my paints in it.

Also at my painting desk she sits at the window behind the curtains, her wagging tail knocking anything in reach off onto the floor.

This week I have tried to paint but once I finally got her to go away she then returned to go and pee in the corner of the room (Another issue) which took about 20 minutes to clear up.

Tonight I hope to complete some figures and the first step in that plan is getting the cat to sleep on my daughters bed at bed time !

Sunday, October 16, 2016

RIP BlueBearr Jeff

Sadly I learnt Bluebear Jeff has passed away a few weeks ago. He had a lot of blogs which I followed and kindly helped me a few years ago sourcing information on various topics and scenarios. He will be missed and I hope he is at peace.

Its also been 3 years since Barry passed away. October is not a good month these days

RIP mates.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Identify Figures - Hinton Hunt \ Hinchcliffe ?


I have Napoleonic Figures of many many manufacturers and when rifling through some boxes found some that I have no idea who has made them. I suspect two are Hinton Hunt but the rest most likely mini figs version 1 or Hinchcliffe - Any help would be great !

Scots Grey

 French General
 Unknown General 1.
 Unknown General 1.

In other news after a few visits to Archduke Piccilo the WSS forces are out and being made. I have had spare time recently but motivation still flutters around. However something bad is happening and that is 1/35 scale modelling as it is actually what my brother and I first started doing when we were 10 or 11. I am slowly making 1/35 scale figures for dioramas, for a reason that still alludes me BUT as we all know this thirst must be satisfied !. Peter Jackson and his Turks are to blame