Saturday, 25 July 2009


okay sad I know but just downloaded all the old episodes of meeples and miniatures to my blackberry so I can listen to them on the way to/from work. already got to episode 32 and I have to say it's proving bad for the lead mountain. I now feel I have to have some 20/28mm Vietnam so I can refight platoon, and I might have to add to my 6mm Napoleonics. The latter may not be that bad as I have to work my way through some 28mm Naps so could possibly kill 2 birds with one stone.
Managed to finish the 2 WW1 regiments from Renegade and waiting with eager anticipation for the next ones to arrive.
Right must get the paint out and start thinking about the next purchases.

Wednesday, 8 July 2009

My god i've been busy

Well, after complaining in the last post that I've tons to do, I got down to some serious painting. So in the last week or so have managed to finish 24 WW1 Germans, 12 CSA skirmishers and the pile of orks I was doing for my son. Also managed to basecoat the Khorne beserkers and possessed (new e-bay purchase) and assemble 1 box of victrix british. As wells a this have rebased all my existing Nap British to 40mm squares.
I have to say that I am very impressed with the service FENRIS GAMES give (e-bay shop). I ordered 500 40mm square bases and they arrived within a week and were very well packaged. And at £45 for the lot it's less expensive then any other supplier this side if the pond. Litko are cheaper but then you have to pay VAT on top as well as give the Royal Mail £8.50 for the pleasure of them collecting the VAT from you.
So next onto the painting table go the WW1 British and some ww1 ships which I think are 1/1200 scale (only by comparison to my 1/3000 scale ww2 navwar fleet)
you never know at this rate I might even get to do some gaming!0

Wednesday, 1 July 2009

Slooooow painting

I realised that I forgot completely about this blog thing. Part of it is due to the lack of time for painting due to work stuff and a backlog of good books to read.
The main reason is I'm stuck in a rut. I'm halfway through a bargain bucket of old style WH40K orcs (20 boyz with guns and choppas, 20 gretchen with lasguns, 10 with what look like shotguns and another 6 boyz with guns). I've also just put together a box of Victrix penisular british, as well as a box of Khorne beserkers.

To get away from the plastic mountain I've started on the Renagade WW1 germans, and have made good progress there, but in a moment of madness I ordered 4 more regiments to take advantage of their deal (buy 4 get one free).

So despite my best intentions the lead mountain is growing, and the end seems far off. Especially as I've decided to rebase all my Naps and SYW. I'm going to a 40cm square base with 4 casting on each for infantry, and 2 for cavalry as this should allow me to move between the General de Brigade rules and the new foundry Napoleon rules.

Sooo, only 500 bases to re-do then. At this rate I'll finish just before christmas 2050. And that's before I start on the 10mm Zulus. british and c19th austrians/prussians, as well as the 10mm WW1 stuff......