Monday, 19 November 2012


And the winner is 

Well I have to say it was a genuine surprise to be given this award by my good friend Pete of PanzerKaput's Painted Review. Pete is the talented artist behind the illustrations in the VBCW source books and  an equally gifted miniature painter, if you haven't checked out his blog already I urge you to pop over and have a look. The speedy sod always updates regularly and gives you a nifty sneak peak at the lovely illustrations he is preparing for future VBCW source books. 

 I'm also rather chuffed to have received the award and Pete's kind words as when I started my blog some 3 years ago (goodness doesn't time fly) I had no aspirations beyond keeping track of what I painted, and as a bit of self motivation to keep plugging away at the old paint pots. 

The tough bits passing the award on of course 

Now following the rules as laid out below I have to nominate five fellow blogger for this award. So firstly the rules:

  • Copy and paste the award on your blog linking it to the blogger who has given it to you.
  • Pass the award to your top 5 favourite blogs with less than 200 followers by leaving a comment on one of their posts to notify them that they have won the award and listing them on your own blog.
  • Sit back and bask in that warm fuzzy feeling that comes with knowing that you have just made someone's day!
  • There is no obligation to pass this on to anyone else but it is nice if you do. 

In no particular order. 
  • My first choice is Jay's Miniature Enterprise I have been following Jay's blog for a while and always find him doing something interesting (flying pigs at the moment) So please take the time to check out his wonderful creations. 

  • My next choice is The Miniatures Man, a great mix of figures, books and other bits and bobs.

  • My third choice is Land War in Asia there is a great selection of battle reports, and lovely painted figures to feast ones eyes upon, on a regular basis. 

  • My fourth choice is Dust, Tears & Dice there are always great looking figures, and interesting bits and bobs to read over here. 

  • My final choice is The Blog with No Name another great selection of wonderfully painted figures, and show/battle reports.

Sunday, 11 November 2012

For Sale

Its that time again. I am selling off some figures (painted and unpainted) to gather some funds for a Diorama project I fancy having a crack at.

First lot is the above German Infantry figures which I painted earlier in the year, but which I doubt will ever make it onto a table so it seemed like a good moment to shift them. All 10 figures are on ebay for £30 painted and based.

10 German Infantry for Sale

The second lot is two unpainted squads of US Para's from Offensive Miniatures (one of the figures is painted and a picture is on the blog elsewhere). I had intended to paint these and collect up to a platoon of US para's but again Its not something I really game and have never gotten around to painting them. 

They are on ebay for £20 which is 33% cheaper than bought from new. 

Saturday, 3 November 2012

A Mile Stone

It was my wife and I's 5th wedding anniversary  today which is apparently the wood anniversary (or so my wife informed me) We popped out to a local craft center and whilst there picked up a rather nice wooden bowl which had been carved locally to commemorate our little mile stone.

On the way back home we popped into a local shop for a cup of tea and to say hello to my sister who works their on a Saturday. Whilst there we discovered they were selling dice. I found these rather nice wooden ones which, given the occasion, it seemed only right to buy. My hope is they bring me luck and fewer 1's in my games!

Below you will now find a picture of french mounted troops which is the property of Parragon publishing and I am posting so I can re-post elsewhere to discuss the origin of the rider with a fellow wargamer.

Thursday, 1 November 2012

Far Future Scribe

I've been busy as hell lately so I haven't had much time to paint. However I have had some time over the last few days to work on this. I purchased this figure many years ago and painted it in a terrible blue colour scheme. As GW do not seem to sell this figure anymore I decided to strip it back (using Dettol) and paint it again.

This is the result, I wanted a really muted tone across the figure so painted the robes brown and tried to use colours which didn't stand out to much against it. The red on the pipes and detail makes a nice contrast. Typically my pictures don't do the figure justice, which is irritating as I lavished waaaay more attention on this figure than I do usually as it was a one of paint job.

I'm really pleased with how it turned out.

In other news, I finally have my fav figures out of cardboard boxes and into a display cabinet! Picked this up from Amazon and it holds a good number of my figures. There are of course still boxes all over the house filled with carefully packed figures!