Tuesday 18 May 2010

Necro Loot Counters

These have been sitting around on my workbench for quite some time. I'm a shocker for starting stuff and then getting distracted by something else. I call it "dog in a high wind syndrome".

Anyway, I've got a few days off so I focused myself and finished these. I can't remember where I saw the originals but I admit to shamelessly copying the idea. And before you ask, yes that is a toilet. In the grim dark future a quiet 5 minutes spent out of danger is worth its weight in porcelain...


Tuesday 11 May 2010

Motivated I am...

I can't find the freaking camera. It's around somewhere. It may well still be in the car from Sunday but I'm not going to go hunting about the place at this late juncture trying to locate the rotten thing. [deep breath]

Anyway, the point of looking for the camera was to snap some shots of the Warhammer Fantasy Battle Lizardmen Saurus (x20) which I've just finished basing. These belong to the El Cheapo Communal Army of Doom, assembled from donations, eBay and other sources, intended for use as an opponent for my Dogs of War.

However, no camera equals no pics. Soooo..... in lieu of pics of the reptiles, here's a couple of screen shots from Point Motivator which is a dandy little tool intended to help motivate you to do stuff, in my case gaming stuff. Now I'm generally not known for lacking motivation in this regard, devoting between 1-2 hours almost every day to my obsession.

Having said that, PM is pretty nifty and is enabling me to keep a much better handle on what I get done. PM allows you to allocate an arbitrary value to an item and then "earn" points by doing x many of whatever it is. I based my points on size, i.e.) a 25mm painted mini = 25 points. I was tempted to go 28 but I'm not suitably heroic [snort]. If you want my point values drop me a comment and I'll make the file available.

Hopefully tomorrow I can find the camera and take some pics to prove I didn't start this rant for no good reason ;-)


Sunday 9 May 2010

The Russians are coming!

Russ and I played a 1,500pt Mid War game of Flames of War on Friday night - Russian Strelkovy vs. Aussie Infantry, both sides trying to capture a series of important river crossings near a village. As you can guess high quantity vs. high quality can be a bit predictable when both sides are also fearless. In the end my Russians squeezed out a minor victory as the numbers simply proved to be too many for the Aussies to overcome. I'm still getting used to the camera at night time so the majority of the pics are not worth publishing. Here's the best of what we took:


Tuesday 4 May 2010

Got hut?

As promised here's the completed huts. The thatching has proved quite tough with the glue and paint combo. It's not rigid, more like thick leather, but it will certainly stand prolonged use and handling.

First the unpainted versions...

And the painted versions. Black spray undercoat followed by three layers of tan through cream on the thatch and dark brown with a cream dry brush on the timber...

Next up is the pallisade / stockade. I'm thinking of buy that in resin as there are a few decently priced sets about. Then again maybe the miniatures vs terrain argument will win out in the bank account department and I'll make them ;-)

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