Sunday, 23 October 2011

Sea of Blood

We have a club copy of Dreadfleet, and thus we have started painting the contents of the box. Here's my first set of contributions...

Monday, 17 October 2011


And here they are finished...I like them; it is my first go at late war German vehicles so I think there is a bit of room for improvement. These are the Stug's from the Open Fire box and they are a single piece cast (barrel excepted) which at first glance is a good thing. The problem is that the Schurtzen are too thin and I broke 3 of them whilst painting.

They just will not last the rigors of game play. I am tempted to put them on eBay and buy some plastics from the 'Plastic Soldier Co' but I am not sure they will even survive a single trip in the post.

Sunday, 9 October 2011

All Ahead Slow...

I have read Dave Taylor's advice for getting plenty of hobby in when confronted with other more important demands on your time, family and work really, it's not as easy as it sounds

Despite a busy weekend I have got the Stug's to the shiny stage; using thinned oil paint to bring out the definition. When the decals are applied I will spray it with Matt, the varnish.

It has also taken me all day to build an AA truck. 3.7cm, never mind the quality feel the width! My youngest, Dougal, can move the steps and climb to my paint station despite being only 18 months. We've had two games of hunt the tracks today. Two more to go.

In other news I have undercoated the 15mm Church but it's not worth looking at yet.

Saturday, 8 October 2011

Monster Mash

This pair of giants were finished last week, but this has been the first chance I've had to post some pics.

The remaining 50 Savage Orcs have arrived and construction has begun, should be ready for the big Storm of Magic game in nine Wednesdays time...

Thursday, 6 October 2011

The Man At The Back Said Everyone Attack...!

It was the Lordybloke's Soviet hoard against Binx's US Armoured rifles in their first battle but as they are completely unpainted there are hardly any pictures of them...

It was a tactics free zone with both players trying to get to grips with the rules and just jumping right in with shooting, bombardments and assaults.

In the end the USA failed a Company morale check and it was over

Tuesday, 4 October 2011


Ready for some exploding vehicles tomorrow night!

Sunday, 2 October 2011

Down on the Farm

I finished this a couple of weeks ago and decided I would put it on here for completeness