Thursday, 18 January 2018

Lets finish the Figures

We are nearly at the end of January already so I thought that it is about time to leave the house alone and give me some hobby time. Way back in November 2012, I started to paint the Italeri French Carabiniers, yup that long ago. I finished painting the horses in October 2013 and started to paint the first batch of troopers in the following month. 

Well here we are in 2018 and the first batch are still not finished completely with the second batch half done. So I am back in the painting chair to finish these as soon as I can. The good news is that I am already thinking about the next regiment to paint which will defiantly be Infantry. 

Now where are the paint brushes?

Tuesday, 16 January 2018

First Post of the Year

I know it’s a bit late but I had some really lovely presents from my family at Christmas and I did manage to get a few wargaming items. First I received some terrain pieces from Jarvis which are the Muddy Ditch and the Shallow Stream.  Also some summer 2mm Grass Tufts from Serious Play. You can also see that I was given a war DVD “Hacksaw Ridge” which is a true story about a  an American called Desmond Doss in WW11 who is a conscientious objector and becomes an army medic. I am really looking forward to see this.

I would like to congratulate wargamers who have finished painting mountain of figures, vehicles, Ships, planes and terrain pieces over the last year and for those who have already finished painting units in the first few weeks of the New Year.
If you follow my blog then you will know that I do not make lists or plans of things to do each year as it seems that my painting mojo has vanished over the last few years. This could be down to not having any new figures being produced by the world’s plastic companies, but there are a few in various pipelines being made right now which look good but how long do we have to wait? Still is this my first post of the New Year and hope that more will appear soon.

Sunday, 31 December 2017

Happy New Year

Well this is the very last post for 2017, so I would like to wish my nine followers and for the ones that take a look here now and then.
A Happy New Year for 2018
It's been very disappointing not to have any new figures for me to buy and although Waterloo 1815 French Foot Dragoon figures did look promising, the size has let them down by being 25mm and NOT 20mm. Still we have a new year to come, so lets hope that there are more great sets to follow. 
I must get myself motivated this coming year, so please keep looking. Thanks again folks!

Sunday, 24 December 2017

Merry Christmas from the General

Well it’s another year over and not a very exciting one for this blog and not how I would have liked to end 2017. It seems that my wargaming has come to a complete stand still even though I have been to a few shows this year which I had hope would jump me into action.
Still I really do hope that things will now start to pick up as most of the DIY for inside my house and outside have now been finished for this year. So I have been busy.
I would like to thank my nine followers once again for staying with me and for all of you who have taken a look over the year from around the world. I hope that you all have a really great Christmas with plenty to eat and drink. So I would like to wish you and your families a very Happy Christmas.

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Birthday Goodies

Well my Birthday has been and gone and I have a few more pieces to add to my wargaming collection from Birthday presents.
First up top left hand corner of picture is five packets of bases from “Products for Warganers”. I might get round to basing my figures one day. Some more “4Ground” Mature orchard trees. To add to the other packet I got last year at SELWG to make two small or one large orchard. Again from “4G” a laser cut Corduroy Bridge in 15mm. This is so my bridges are not all to one scale. From “Debris of War”, two packets of medium hedges. These really do look great and I hope to use these as my orchard boundaries. I thank my family for the presents although I was with them when they got them at SELWG.