A running commentary of what I get up to, get distracted by and generally end up not doing with my hobbies of wargaming, rpgs and anything else I find interesting. Key focus at the moment is Mordheim, DnD, Otherworld miniatures and rpgs. Any historical stuff (mainly colonial) I now post on a seperate blog.
What with otherworld miniatures (http://www.otherworld.me.uk/store.html) having a 20% off sale and my eclectic painting table I thought I would pin down exactly what my projects/targets are for 2011.
Projects I want to complete but I have no idea what I will do with them once I have a significant number of figures painted
Otherworld/D&D painting is a childhood project which now my painting standard has improved I feel capable of making some steps with. No idea what I will do with the figures once they are painted though. Just know I am buying them faster than I am painting. I will add to this my collection of Dark Sun figures which I would like to paint some time.
Modern zombie apocalypse, been working on this with the odd Z for numerous year, now there are loads of rule sets and figures available I should really finish off the 44 I have, giving me around 100 z’s, my biker gang and a few others.
Mordheim, sort of ties in with D&D, need to finish a warband or 3, Undead, Middenheimer and Marienburgher and maybe even skaven, and orc with the figures I have lying around
Call of Cthulhu, again a number of figures already finishedand around 25 plus a Lioger to paint. There are some interesting looking rules sets out there, but not certain I really need any. Need to target exactly what I want to do once I finish the ones I have. One thing I am certainly missing is some robbed cultists.
My set of GW 40k adventurers, probably no more than 20 figures, just I would like to get them painted. Again no practical gaming use.
GothicHorror, similar to above with a number of figures already painted but based in the 1890’s rather than 1920’s. I have a batch to paint before I would need to decide exactly what I am going to do with them.
Part completed projects which are currently on the back burner:-
Sudan, just 12 mounted Dervish to do to complete a rather sizable force. Also waiting for the Perry plastic Dervish before adding more, then maybe some Egyptians.
WW2 skirmish, low level in 28mm, British completed. Bolt Action plastic Germans to build and paint but other guys I know are faster painters and have already started their Germans. So I can afford to hold off on this for a while
ACW 25mm skirmish using Two fat Lardies terrible sharp sword, 20 miniatures painted but stalled. Probably need 24 cavalry and further 40 foot, and may be a c\non or two to finish this one off.
Back of Beyond Chinese, around 40 figures done but no enthusiasm for more at the moment
Warhammer or HOTS undead and Empire armies
6mm WSS, 2 forces finished, French and British but no one dice thrown in anger.
15mm Sudan, no idea why I started this but base figures done for Peter Pigs Patrols in the Sudan
Saxons, painted up 20 Saxons for a skirmish game, have some Gripping Beast Saxons to stick together and paint but will hold off on this for a while
Projects not started
WW1, early war or even late war with trenches, most interested in this period reading wise but only have 2 figures so far.
VBCW, just looks interesting and great fun, maybe my 2012 project.
Ancients, Roman vs British, ECW and ACW however, doubt I’ll ever start these.
Zulu wars, curses to Empress Miniatures and their plans for plastic Zulus.
The proof of my inability to focus is on the painting table. The following 75% finished figures, 3 Saxons, 2 modern zombies, 3 Darkest africa, 1 Elf mage (who has been there at least 4 months).
Also one modern character in a wheelchair (a very welcome gift), one sudan mounted dervish, 1 acw figure (think he is there as I found him on the floor), 2 snakes, 2 wolfs a vampire and a dreg (for mordheim).
That ignores anything within reaching distance.....
Anyway a picture of a recent darkest Africa female explorer,