Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Well that didn't work out

Greetings all.

So the plan was to do some more blogging. That was fast approaching a year ago, and clearly it didn't happen. So here I am, writing another post about returning to blogging. In truth, I have missed it, and I do feel a bit out of the loop when I'm not blogging, so I'll be making a bit more of an effort to do just that. Although I said that before, so I guess we'll see!

Anyway, I have painted some models and played some games since I last posted. It's been a bit difficult adjusting to the "new normal", having moved house again and trying to raise a small human. Various life things have contributed to me losing my hobby mojo a little. It seems to be on the right track again though, so let's hope that continues.

So here are some pictures of the meagre amount of models I've painted this year...

Some templates for Blood Bowl. The rust effect was a bit of an experiment that wasn't entirely successful, but they're done and it's better than bare plastic.

Ripper Bolgrot

Scrappa Sorehead

Tokens for Blood Bowl

A bunch more Nurgle stuff. Old school Plaguebearers and a very cool Pantheon of Chaos Herald.


A couple of Mystic Warriors for Frostgrave

A Frostgrave zombie, made from an old Nurgle champion.

6 monopose beastmen, to fill in as various things in Frostgrave (Rangifers, most recently).

A bit of a pitiful showing so far, but hey ho. I've played a few games along the way too, which is cool. The painting flow is picking up a bit as time goes on, and blogging might help that along.

That's all for now!

Tuesday, 19 December 2017

A(nother) return to blogging?

Greetings all.

So it's been a long time since I bothered to update this blog. I'm blaming it on having a small person around now, but mostly it's just because I got lazy. I've also let the domain lapse, so none of the old links to this blog will work... I think I'll just keep it hosted on Blogger for the time being, but I will be making more of an effort to update.

Despite having a miniature human to look after, I have actually managed to squeeze in a bit of time here and there to paint other miniatures, and even play a game or two. I'll do a bit of a picture dump of all the things I've painted this year, with a few words to accompany. My total painted is nothing compared to previous years, but frankly it is a lot better than I had expected.

First up, the re-release of Blood Bowl got me all excited, and since I'd long since sold my old team, I had to paint a new one. Obviously by "new", I mean "old". As I hadn't played in a while, and was therefore rubbish, I went with the classic starter team: Orcs!

Despite first getting into BB in 3rd edition, the 2nd edition Orcs were always my favourite, and I knew I had to have a team. So I present "Never Mind the Orruks":

I've added plenty of extra bits and hangers-on to the team, with a few more to come I think.

I also painted a greater daemon of Malice from the Pantheon of Chaos range. This was a very generous gift from my brother-in-lead, Alex:

Most of the rest of my painting time has been occupied by getting my Nurgle army up to scratch to play some Age of Sigmar. I know some veterans may not approve, but it really is a fun game, plus all of my Daemons are round based for 40k anyway, so it just makes sense. I added a lot more Daemons to what I already had, and painted a few Skaven Pestilens allies to hang out with them. These weren't all painted this year, but I did take some better pictures of my stuff, so it's all mixed in:

That's pretty much it for this year. I've got a few bits and pieces on the table currently, and lots in the pipeline (not the least of which is a bunch of old stuff for the new Necromunda). If I can stick to the plan of blogging a bit more then you might even get to see it...

Till next time!