27 October 2019

Trojan War, part 4

A little more progress on this project:

Here is another comparison picture between various manufacturers of Trojan War figures, with a Victrix hoplite included for scale.

This project has been through the wringer in my mind for a long time.  My initial enthusiasm was tempered by the long delivery times for both my Redoubt and Foundry orders, with both companies taking about 12 weeks for delivery.  My Newline order did not take quite as long, however.  Plus, many iterations of rules ideas were considered.  I think that I am on the right course now, and the first unit will be primed soon.


20 October 2019

Not quite miniatures...

A little something that I picked up recently:

These are the first board games that I have purchased in many, many years.


13 October 2019

Painting table, October 2019

It has been a while, yes?  It is time to march along again.  Here is the current situation:

I am not sure if it is much different from the previous pic, but it is a start, or maybe restart.


20 January 2019


Activities are at a stand-still here at my hobby table as of late, due to 'Real Life' getting in the way, but it is for the good of all involved.  Way back last April, my oldest grandson moved in with me as he prepared to take college classes.  To make a long story short, he is heading back to live with his parents in Montana.  Although he will be missed, this is the best solution for everybody, as he will be much happier back with family (even his sisters) and I will have the other half of my small apartment back.

This sudden and not quite expected change in my household has brought painting to a full stop, but is also fueling my ideas for re-arranging my hobby space.  One issue that I have been facing of late has been my approach to plastic figures and models.  I have yet to find a brush-on primer that works well for them, and I have many boxes of plastic figures waiting for assembly and painting because of this.  So, as my budget allows, I intend to purchase an airbrush and all of the accoutrements to get these figures out.  This will also help speed up priming and overcoating all figures.

The next issue that needs to be addressed is a gaming table.  With the front room becoming available once again, I think that I will be able to fit a table in there that will be much larger than my current space - a dining table that is not quite a square meter (34" square).  This alone might inspire me more to get figures painted than anything else.

And I have not forgotten my recent Trojan War purchases - pics will be taken once the next batch - a holiday deal order from Foundry - arrives, hopefully soon!


06 January 2019

Painting table, January 2019

Well, back at it.  'Real Life' has conspired against me recently, but I believe that things are looking up now...

Here's a pic of the table as it stands currently:

Hmmm.  Lots of the same ol' stuff, but some new items are present as well.  First, the whole arrangement is different.  The table is bigger now, with shelving behind for a bit more storage, and I have brought out my old tablet (upper left corner) for the hobby area.

Project-wise, there is a lot going on as usual (I am going to continue the 'broad-front' advance with regards to project progress 😀 ).  

From the left: 
     The next unit of Scots is almost ready for basing; 

     The Vikings are not done and probably will be set aside as I am not quite so enthused for them at the moment; 

     The next Huaxtec unit is getting close to basing as well; 

     The first few Trojan War figures are about half-way there, with two major new arrivals for the Trojan War effort on the right - an order from Newline and, finally after 12 weeks, my order from Redoubt arrived yesterday!  More on these with the next post;

     In the center is an old project that I am going to work on this year - Horse & Musket.  The cannon are from Fife & Drum, and the musketeers are Savoia from Crann Tara's War of Austrian Succession line.  I am still sorting the details - like basing, hence the notebook with figures and scribblings on it - and whether or not to go for the WAS or just use the Savoia as SYW Russians.  The only stumbling block for WAS at the moment, and I do mean the Southern theatre, is the availability of flags.  French, Spanish, and Austrian flags should not be a problem, but Savoia and Modena could be an issue.