Monday, 5 May 2014

Pay the piper...

In spite of the witty title, there are no pipers on the painting desk. There is however a few revaluations. The first one is said without any real venom, it's just a statement of fact. As far as Games Workshop goes, I'm done.

They just don't have a product that appeals to me anymore. All the stuff I've got, all it's going to do is sit in cases and gently gather dust. Time to let it go and sell it on, put the money into stuff that I'm actually interested in now.

First off is going to be my imperial guard, I never even finished building them. The rest will follow shortly after.

So where is my focus now then? Well obviously Malifaux is my priority, I have The Ortegas based and under coated and ready to get done.

I also have Ten Thunders, the Railway Crew, to be painted, Lady J's crew to be built and painted. Sonia's crew is to be built and the same. Who knows, if my internet is out long enough, maybe I will get them all done.

Progress reports will hopefully follow :D


Time on my hands...

 Recently I've been having a nightmare in regards to my internet. Major FUBAR between the ISP and the phone company and all that fun stuff. My computer has essentially been reduced to a very large, very expensive MP3 player.   

However, it did get me thinking (shush Bear) I've often considered the question of where did I find the time when I was younger to paint a whole army. Admittedly it wasn't painted very well, but it was painted.   

Well, the answer came to me today. It's all the internets fault, when I was younger we didn't have internet at first and when we did, we had the raw power of a 36k (or whatever it was) modem. Feel the speed.   


  Anyone that remembers dial up knows you could start the process and then go do something else for half an hour.   As a result, having faster and faster internet over time and access to more and more diversions online ( Twitter I'm looking at you) I've found it very easy to ignore stuff just to play silly buggers online.  

  As a result and as I am apparently going to be lacking internet until at least the 21st of May I will be getting lots of hobby done.   I have already started this by getting the green stuffed bases made and my Ortegas pinned onto them.  

  Pictures will be forth coming. Honest.   

  Anyway, that's all for now, I'm signing off.   

This is killing my phones data. :P  Marc 

Saturday, 3 May 2014

And now our service is interrupted further...

Thanks to an EPIC Charlie Foxtrot with my ISP and the phone lines, I have no internet access other than through m phone for the next 3 to 4 weeks. 

Funtimes. Fun times. 

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Bet you thought...

I'd forgotten about the blog again. No such luck I'm afraid. I've had a death in the family so updates will be erratic for a while. 

Thanks for your patience, 


Friday, 25 April 2014

Salute Highlight Gallery (Warning - Picture heavy!)

In no particular order,  these are just some shots from the show that took my fancy.

On a side note, photographing through perspex is tricky. Would also have helped if I hadn't tried to take every shot with my macro lens.

Thursday, 24 April 2014

You can have it in any colour you like, as long as it's brown...


I thought today I'd do a quick run down of another Salute purchase I made.

Now, let me be honest here. I've tried a great many miniature cases over the years from many different manufactureres. 3/4 generation of cases from Games Workshop, (Anyone remember the single clam shell version?)  cases from the now defunct battlepack people (Charon Industries, crying shame) aluminium flight cases, Figures in Comfort cases, KR Cases, and I'm sure there's a few that I've forgotten that I can't remember who makes the damn things any more.

This is about the Malifaux branded case from Battlefoam. 

Tuesday, 22 April 2014

Tools, trees and trash..

Hello again!

Contrary to popular belief, I'm not blogging just to wind up @DocBungle I know it's hard to believe, but it's true.

So I'm sitting here wondering, what on earth should I blog about today, there's bound to be something.

Well, Games Workshop has got a new tool set out, limited Edition (Ooooooh....shiny)  and at the risk of being classed a naysayer, I'm not terribly impressed.

For £90 I think you can buy better quality, that will last you a lot longer. As an example of that, I've had a pair of Xuron micro shears that I've been using regularly for getting towards 15 years that are still as good a tool now as they were then, with just a little care.

Price wise, you can buy a pair of these for the same or less than you would for a pair of Games Workshop clippers.  I'll let you make your own decision on that. 

And now a little update on The Dreaded Trees!

As you can see.. hopefully... they are starting to come along. I've made several changes, I've striped all the wire for starters, sometimes I use 8 strands, sometimes I use 6 or 7. I think Trees usually only bifurcate  but hey, they are twisted mutant trees. Just go with it.

And this is just a photo of my workbench in it's current state. (Which is messy but hey, that's the way I work at times.)

Anyway, catch you later!