Tuesday, 28 March 2017

2017-03-28 Tally

Miniatures Finished:
Painted: 64, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0
Miniatures Acquired:
Purchased: 0, Gotten as Gift: 0
Vehicles Finished:
Painted: 0, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0,
Vehicles Acquired:
Purchased: 1, Gotten as Gift: 0
Terrain/Scenery:
Pieces Painted: 0, Pieces Built: 0, Pieces Purchased: 0, Materials Purchased: 2, Plastic Vegetation Gotten as Gift: 2
Paints:
Primer Purchased: 1, Paints Purchased: 2, Washes/Inks Purchased: 1
Games:
Games Played: 4 (Victories: 1, Ties: 3, Defeats: 0)
Rules:
Rules Purchased: 1, Rules Gotten as Gift: 0, Free Rules Downloaded: 0

Ultimo February

Miniatures:
Painted: 58, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0, Purchased: 0, Gotten as Gift: 0
Vehicles:
Painted: 0, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0, Purchased: 1, Gotten as Gift: 0
Terrain/Scenery:
Pieces Painted: 0, Pieces Built: 0, Pieces Purchased: 0, Materials Purchased: 2, Plastic Vegetation Gotten as Gift: 2
Paints:
Primer Purchased: 1, Paints Purchased: 2, Washes/Inks Purchased: 1
Games:
Games Played: 1 (Victories: 1, Ties: 0, Defeats: 0)
Rules:
Rules Purchased: 1, Rules Gotten as Gift: 0, Free Rules Downloaded: 0

Ultimo January

Miniatures:
Painted: 38, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0, Purchased: 0, Gotten as Gift: 0
Vehicles:
Painted: 0, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0, Purchased: 0, Gotten as Gift: 0
Terrain/Scenery:
Pieces Painted: 0, Pieces Built: 0, Pieces Purchased: 0, Materials Purchased: 2
Games:
Games Played: 0 (Victories: 0, Ties: 0, Defeats: 0), Rules Purchased: 0

Monday, 27 March 2017

Dark Ages: Two Down, Two to Go

After a week with almost no painting, due to spending a lot of time in the garden, I managed to finish this, the second armoured warrior for the second point of Hearthguard.

As usual, the shield is a Little Big Man Studios sticker transfer.

The last two models to complete my first six points SAGA warband may see completion one of the next days, if I can muster sufficient motivation to make it happen.

I think this is the first time ever that I have painted a complete army/warband in one go without diversions, and even though I really feel my Inner Butterfly kick and scream by now, I am determined to see this project through (so close, now)!

When the six points are done, I shall allow myself to paint something else, before I paint the next batch of mail-clad Vikings, just to please the Butterfly - I have assembled a couple of DeadZone Forge Father Steel Warriors which will be primed one of the next days.




Sunday, 26 March 2017

Springtime in the Garden

Here you can se why I have not been very productive on the hobby front this last week. The soil in the vegetable garden had to be prepared for planting and sowing, starting with the potatoes next weekend, if the weather is nice. I shall rake and fertilize the area for the potatoes tomorrow (if I still have some fertilizer left in the garden storage room in the garage).


The plasic bags are bark mulch, meant to be placed around the blueberry bushes.


I took a couple photos more - the first is the large pinetrees between the vegetable garden and the creek, and the next one is a close-up of the flower bed I created for my wife a couple of years ago now - it will be in full bloom very soon, I think, which I am joyfully anticipating.

Sadly, some rooks have settled in some of the trees on the other side of the creek, and I think I shall have to find a way to get rid of them (I may have to go to the extreme of taking a hunter's course to get a license and the right to buy/use a hunting rifle).



Wednesday, 22 March 2017

DeadZone: Forge Father Steel Warrior WIP

I backed Mantic's DeadZone II Kickstarter, and the stuff has been sitting in a box ever since I got it.

Lately, all the activity regarding Warpath/Firefight has urged me to get some of the minis assembled and painted, and I decided to do the smallest(!) faction first, notably the Forge Fathers (only five models in my pledge).

I am going to paint the Steel Warriors in between groups of Vikings, which should make me hardly notice the time spent on them (I shall use mostly bloch'n'wash speedpainting techniques).

I started with the Leader of the Strike Team, a Steel Warrior Huscarl, and I need only to clean up and attach his backpack, then he is ready to have his base built up with some filler alongside the four Vikings I showed earlier.

I must say, I find the Steel Warriors somewhat tedious to assemble. Nine parts to finish a basic infantry leader (ordinary Steel Warriors consist of ten) is a bit much - and as you can see, the design does not provide many degrees of freedom to the positioning of limbs (the right shoulder pad could not be made to fit snugly because of the right arm), which makes you wonder why the designer did not opt for fewer parts.

Well, they will probably look fine when finished, and I look forward to have a small Strike Team ready.

I shall probably assemble and paint some Corporation Enforcers next, but that will probably not happen until after I start work on the Rohan/Saxon SAGA warband.

Dark Ages: More Vikings WIP

I have not painted anything today, although I did apply a shield transfer to a mail-clad Viking. Instead, I spent some time assembling the next four armoured warriors/hearthguards - they are now ready for some filler on the bases, but I have another build that I want to finish before moving to that step, as I prefer to do the basing and priming in one go.


When the axe-wielding warrior and the hornblower are finished, I have a full unit of armoured Vikings for God of Battles and am close to three points of Hearthguard for SAGA/AFS.

2017-03-22 Tally

Miniatures Finished:
Painted: 63, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0
Miniatures Acquired:
Purchased: 0, Gotten as Gift: 0
Vehicles:
Painted: 0, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0, Purchased: 1, Gotten as Gift: 0
Terrain/Scenery:
Pieces Painted: 0, Pieces Built: 0, Pieces Purchased: 0, Materials Purchased: 2, Plastic Vegetation Gotten as Gift: 2
Paints:
Primer Purchased: 1, Paints Purchased: 2, Washes/Inks Purchased: 1
Games:
Games Played: 3 (Victories: 1, Ties: 2, Defeats: 0)
Rules:
Rules Purchased: 1, Rules Gotten as Gift: 0, Free Rules Downloaded: 0

Ultimo February

Miniatures:
Painted: 58, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0, Purchased: 0, Gotten as Gift: 0
Vehicles:
Painted: 0, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0, Purchased: 1, Gotten as Gift: 0
Terrain/Scenery:
Pieces Painted: 0, Pieces Built: 0, Pieces Purchased: 0, Materials Purchased: 2, Plastic Vegetation Gotten as Gift: 2
Paints:
Primer Purchased: 1, Paints Purchased: 2, Washes/Inks Purchased: 1
Games:
Games Played: 1 (Victories: 1, Ties: 0, Defeats: 0)
Rules:
Rules Purchased: 1, Rules Gotten as Gift: 0, Free Rules Downloaded: 0

Ultimo January

Miniatures:
Painted: 38, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0, Purchased: 0, Gotten as Gift: 0
Vehicles:
Painted: 0, Just Re-based: 0, Repaired: 0, Purchased: 0, Gotten as Gift: 0
Terrain/Scenery:
Pieces Painted: 0, Pieces Built: 0, Pieces Purchased: 0, Materials Purchased: 2
Games:
Games Played: 0 (Victories: 0, Ties: 0, Defeats: 0), Rules Purchased: 0

Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Dark Ages: Another Armoured Viking

Today I finished the first warrior for my second point of Hearthguard.

I have another one almost finished - am going to apply the shield transfer tomorrow, and then see if I can manage to finish him - and the last two are about half done.

All in all, I think my six points for SAGA should be complete by the beginning of next week, but as mentioned earlier, I have to assemble and paint about a dozen more Vikings to use up the shield transfers I have.

It is my plan to then rebase and paint enough Rohan warriors to make up an Anglo-Saxon warband to fight the Vikings, but I may decide otherwise, before I get around to that.