Monday, 26 December 2016

Hobby related xmas goodies

A merry Christmas to all my readers, I hope you all had a lovely time and enjoyed the holiday in your own special ways.

As yet I have not managed to make a start to the analogue painting challenge, however I received a few gifts from my nearest and dearest that I consider hobby related.

A few things I have had my eye on, and some that you just need.

On the interesting front are, Risk Europe, a medieval take on risk with a few special rules to alter the basic game.
Then Rogue Stars, if it's half as good as everything else this man has produced then it deserves to be played.
Always nice to get reinforcements and the Frostgrave soldier box has been one I fancied getting due to their design. I have not yet worked out what I will do with them but my imagination will come up with something.
And, Exploding Kittens, not really our hobby, but something to pass the time when awaiting the next game. A simple and silly card game for those who are not upset by nonsense cartoon frivolity.

And of course the required, a pot of gel glue, and a pack of cheap brushes.
What else could I ever need.

Sunday, 18 December 2016

blogger app

A bit of a rant today, as I have use the blogger app on my phone and ipad since it became available.
recently or more bluntly for the past 6 months it crashes every time you attempt to write up a post.

This has been the biggest reason my blog has been so quiet, I cannot do quick on the go posts anymore.

I am now having to revert to firing up the old computer to do any kind of post, along with the uploading of images, resizing, blah blah. what a nuisance.

So if the people behind blogger are spying on us, please fix your bloody app.

Painting challenge preparation

Some preparation work has been done for the analogue painting challenge. This is my first year actually being involved, i have previously tried to keep my own pace with the participants but i thought i should just join in.

At the moment i have set out the two main parts i wish to get painted.
A small force for the critical mass game, consisting of 88 15mm figures on squad bases and 5 vehicles, only 3 of which are pictured.
These will be bolstered up by 3 Vtol aircraft which i cannot use for the challenge as painting had started on these a long time ago.

Also will be 43 single 15mm miniatures for a side project i started. They are all GZG japanese ashigaru infantry, which with some imagination do look a bit like stormtroopers from a long time ago, in a galaxy far away. I have already done 8 of these as a test subject and i was so happy with how they turned out i got some more.