Saturday, December 2, 2017

Paint Table Saturday


It's raining, it's pouring! Sweet, that means I can paint instead of mow the lawn... :-)

I'm beavering away on my second monthly instalment for the Old World Army Challenge at the moment, in this instance a 24 man unit of WFB Empire greatswords. I simply couldn't resist the fluff so these are the one, the only, Carroburg Greatswords.


In other news, Challenge supplies have started to arrive in earnest and in volume. Today a "small" order of grass tufts and shrubbery arrived. To be fair a couple of boxes do belong to Ev...


As always the service from Tajima1 was impeccable and on top of great product and speedy delivery we also qualified for a free box. What's not to like?

Cheers,
Millsy

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Warhammer Empire Handgunners and Swordsmen

Just a quick post to say my first entry in the Old World Army Challenge is up and available for an eyeballing should you have time. It consists of two units in the colours of Carroburg, one of Handgunners and the other of Swordsmen.



Next up will be the Carroburg Greatswords!

Cheers,
Millsy

Sunday, November 26, 2017

New look, Boxer Terrain and a Another Long Walk

Whilst out walking this morning it occurred to me that it has been a fair while since the blog had a face lift. I decided to go with a more appropriate theme for what's been my 55 Days at Peking Project, hence the new header, wallpaper and palette. Hope you like it!

So what's actually in the works for the project then? Well another couple of (smaller) legations once some modelling supplies arrive for starters. In the mean time I'm working on a couple of canal bridges, a piece of scatter terrain in the form of another moon gate and finally some other small scatter terrain resin items from TT Combat. You can't have enough "local colour" after all.


The Imperials are now getting some love in the form of some German Seebatallion and Russian Sailors from EMP Games. Wonderful service and although they needed a little cleaning up they appear to be lovely sculpts.


I also have some Japanese sailors in the post from Jim Bibbly, once again a very positive shopping experience and hopefully the product arrives soon!

Speaking of walking, I reversed my path from my last walk and then turned left halfway to head up Bees Nest Hill (of which we cannot speak as this is a family-friendly blog) on my way to Grose Head South. The view from the top is magnificent, well worth the 15km or so total there and back.


If I'd continued along this ridge I'd reach the trig point on the very end with a cracking view of the Nepean river and country beyond, before finally heading down into Yarrmudi at the foot of the escarpment. I've been considering that one for a while and despite the [deleted] hill in between I reckon that'll happen sooner rather than later.



And before I sign off, I've uploaded my first entry of the Old World Army Challenge, which will appear here in due course once it has had its day in the sun on the challenge blog.

Cheers,
Millsy

Monday, November 20, 2017

AHPC VIII - The Call

Righto. Curt has officially issued the Challenge for the 8th edition of the Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge!

For my sins I'll be participating once again. I think this is my 6th go around? It's tremendous fun, wonderfully inspiring and best of all I get stuff painted.

Not sure what my points target will be this year. I've been cutting back the last couple to allow time to help out with the admin and also as I just don't seem to be able to get through stuff like I used to.

Having said that I see Curt has opted to include terrain this year which means I can throw some more Peking terrain into the mix and kill two birds with one stone. Nice one Curt mate, love your work!

So what's on the radar this year apart from Peking terrain?

  • More Boxers and also some Imperial forces for the Boxer Project 
  • More wonderful Citadel-era Warhammer Fantasy Empire
  • A Steel Legion Imperial Guard army for Epic 40K
  • and goodness knows what else!
Cheers,
Millsy


Sunday, November 19, 2017

AHPC VIII - Time to Prep!

The smell of snow on the wind, the faint sting of ice in the air, the naked trees and the dry leaves underfoot... (well, none of that is happening here in Sydney, but I'm assured that this is indeed the case in the other hemisphere)

That can only mean one thing; THE ANALOGUE HOBBIES PAINTING CHALLENGE IS COMING.

Snowlord Curt Campbell marshals his legions of painters.

The Snowlord stirs once more as his acolytes commence the rituals which will awaken him from his months-long slumber... The Clearing of the Workspaces, The Prepping of the Figures, The Cleansing of the Brushes, all accompanied by hypnotic chanting of the koans; "Is A Spider A Vehicle?" "What Gender Is That Bear?" "HOW many camels...?"

Well, I've decided not to get caught short this year, so...


Yep, that's my workbench - bit of a change from the first year's effort.


Next it's on to the task of cleaning and sorting the figs and trying to anticipate the themes for the bonus rounds, as yet unrevealed. So stay tuned...!

Ev
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