Friday 23 December 2011

Merry Christmas and Plans for 2012

First and foremost can I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and may 2012 bring you all that you hope for.

The pics of the painting table show my almost completed company of Albion foot, may still complete before Sunday and then the command next week.

In the background is my plastic Saxon contingent for Saga which is also making good progress.

I have also been dabbling with 'flats' and was thinking of making up some bases for use with my Command and Colours board game, the first few Greeks are shown below

Will be looking at placing 10-12 infantry on a base! Quite enjoyed the painting a different style to painting rounds but the ranges and poses available are fantastic.

As to 2012 well the framework Im thinking of adopting is that my Imagination will remain as a constant on the table as will my Magnesia Ancient project.
January will be the free month to clear the table of outstanding work then each month I will focus on one particular project, my list! is being finalised.

As with all plans it most probably wont survive contact with the first wargames show!. But we will try.

Finally following some good sales at the local shows and my Sarmations fetching a handsome price on ebay I bought myself my Christmas Box

Why? Like many Zulu was in my blod since childhood and how could I resist this! Its just great.
My colleague Alan has written a set of rules for his 10mm collection for this battle and they work very well so why not in 28mm. Lets see.

Take Care everyone and All the best.

Monday 12 December 2011

A week later!

Thanks to those people who have made comment. The last week has seen me sort out the painting table and starting to finish off all the bits that were started before I moved.
A couple of pics of the study

I need three or four different projects on the go at once, Ive started another 16 Scotia Albion infantry, based 40 Phalangites, started some palstic saxons for saga and finished some Sarmation Cataphracts to go on ebay

I thought since I mentioned it I show a few pics of my cabin

The cabins double walled and double glased for year round use, the table is a 6'x5' with a 2' drop leaf and whilst like most gamers I would have liked more! to be honest most of the games I play will fit on this with ease. Still sorting out but we are getting there.

Finally pics of the garage which identifies the ocd and the reason I need to start selling, my first 37 items are on ebay my 28mm WWII painted figs! What next who knows

The small plastic boxes all contain painted figures, large crates on the floor are figures I may consider to sell and there's also my work bench with just a few crates under the bench. Do I have a problem, not me!
I hope to have the Scotia Albion infantry finished this week and then start on their command.

Monday 5 December 2011

A long time absent

Well a year between posts and what a year! Rather than retiring I let the company talk me in to helping them outand found myself travelling all over the country. In September having driven almost 45000 miles and being away from home 4 days a week enough was enough and I called time and this time have really retired.

In April we also moved home which saw my somewhat overlarge collection packed away, since then we have renovated the house from top to bottom and the carpet fitters are here today to draw a close on the work!
 The positive is the garden is large enough to accommodate a log cabin which Ive also built for the wargames room! Built but only one game played so far!
The move made me realise that I have way too much stuff and a major clear out is under way and Ive been selling at shows and ebay these last couple of months and more will follow.
The net result was that painting and hobby effectively ground to a halt!
But I'm back, my enthusiasm for this project has been dented but not diminished and I'm dipping the toe back in the water. The proof will be in the postings, but no promises just hopefully results.