Tuesday, 31 December 2013

Final Headcount


Last post for the year in total I have managed 154 figures, virtually three every week despite a lot of travel with work (over 20 outbound flights this year). I also managed to mainly stick to projects in hand and not buy many figures.

I have the otherworld miniatures indiegogo figures but still waiting the second batch. I love these figures and would have bought more if not put off by the delays with the indiegogo delivery.

So totals for the year are:-

Call Of Cthulhu
37
Darkest Africa
8
Mahdists
4
USA WW2
12
Modern Zombies
4
Fantasy RPG
89
154

The call of cthulhu stuff is mainly 1920's adventurers which I finished off, but also include a few monsters, pictures will follow.
 
Gaiming wise apart from SEEMS I played in 6-8 games including WW2 skirmish using the TWAT rules and a Sudan TSATF, which I negected to take pictures of.
 
For 2014, I have a few projects, which I should finish off, that do not require any cash investment:-

1) Saxon warband for Saga . These can also be used for FRP as generic humans so should get cone.

2) Remainder of WW2 Yanks. Not really certain why I started these but I should aim to polish them off.

3) Modern Zombies, I have a whole stack of these painted and a load more ready to go (undercoated) so should be a quick finish.

4) More Masai, really would like to get these done but my enthusiasm waxes and wans

5) More Fantasy stuff, thinking of completing an A to Z of the DnD original monster Manuel, plus of course Mordheim and other WHFB stuff.

New Projects tempting me, which would require an investment:-

1) VBCW loads of nice stuff out there, but I own nothing.

2) AK47 I have painted a base of this up but have rsisited furthur temptation.

3) ECW skirmish, maybe mixed with horror. I have around 40 figures to be getting on wiht so maybe.

4) A unit of UNIT for Dr Who, just because I fancy it using the Gripping Beast MOFO figures,

5) 30-40 Union for skirmishing my Reb's
 
Anyway all the best for the new year.

A




Monday, 30 December 2013

3 Monsters (including another manticore)

Some recent painting

Otherworld Manticore



Otherworld Shambling Mound



And finally a Dungeons and Dragons collectors series resin Purple Worm, which I perfer to the Otherworld ones



Monday, 9 December 2013

Manticore Repaint

I recently decided to strip down an old citadel Manticore figure and repaint it.

After looking at the figure I decide that the base colour was fine.

To improve the paint job I washed the figure with citadel devlin wash, then highlighted with Vallejo Tan Yellow and added black to the tail and main.

The original base was bland so I created a new one using pieces of flint picked up while walking the dog.

I think that it is a considerable improvement over the original, which hardly looks like the same figure,




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