Friday, December 30, 2011

2012 WHATS NEXT ?!

        What could it be ?

Well, let me begin by looking at what I have achieved in 2011, the first part of the year, Jan, Feb had me continue on with my Zombie Apoc Project buying and assembling terrain pieces for my terrain which I named 'Small Town USA', in March and April I started painting Zombies and acquired more terrain pieces, in May I started a Wild West Project but was interrupted by my House purchase / move and unfortunately I never got back to that project in 2011, June - July I spent my time moving and setting up my new house, August I jumped straight back into it, I allocated some gaming space in the garage and even set up a gaming table ! then I got back to painting more zombies and survivors, by this stage I was a little Zombie burnt out, after having worked on my Zombie Apoc Project from May 2010 to August 2011, that's more than one year on one project, that's a lot for me! after realising this, I decided that I needed to work on something fresh, so I added a couple more projects, a Fantasy project and a Prehistoric project, the Prehistoric project ended up being my main focus for the rest of the year.

Terrain detailing pieces 24

Zombies 12
Survivors 9
US Cavalry 10
Animals 13
Neanderthals 4
Total miniatures 48

All in all not a bad year for me I painted about the same amount of miniatures as last year but across a couple of extra projects, I'm six posts down from last year but I did miss a couple of months while moving, its been a fun year and I have quite enjoyed the hobby side of things, heres hoping for a more fruitful one this coming year. 

Next years project

So what about next year? I am hoping to continue on with my current projects and maybe even finish some of them, now wouldn't that be something... but aside from trying to focus on 'finishing projects' at the top of the list for next year is the Dark ages, I will be concentrating on the early part on this time period about 400 - 500AD, Roman rule has just been withdrawn/ collapsed and the Saxons, Irish/Scots and the feared Picts are starting to make incursions into the south of Briton, theres no one left to hold them back except the Romano - Brits, did some one say Arthur ?

NOTE: I have officially shelved the WW2 Eastern Front project due to a large inconsistency of figure sizes, and crappy fragile resin vehicles, I will rethink this one maybe mid year, curses!

Oh and I forgot too say...

 HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!        to all my followers and fellow bloggers !!!


I am now attempting to finish my Tusk project stuff, my latest offering is another Prehistoric predator, a Terror Bird, or Phorusrhacids as its known in the Archaeological world, this beast was basically a terrifying large flightless bird, that could run like hell, reaching speeds of up to 48 km\h, its believed that this beast stood around 9ft tall, and was the dominant predator of the grassy plains until the arrival of the Saber Tooth Tiger, which is believed to be one of the causes of its extinction, at nine feet tall brothers that's a lot of Chickennnnn !

So again, this is a 15mm miniature, this time from Splintered Light Miniatures a great little sculpt, with plenty of detail, I found this difficult to paint for some reason, took me ages, at first I had this mini painted all white, I looked at it and thought this looks like a big chicken! so I added some colour to its body and now it looks like a large seagull ! Ahh well, this will have to do, its good enough.

So as far as my Tusk project goes, there is not much left to do, I have already started the terrain, I also have one wolf pack to paint and the remaining four Elephants to make my Woolly Mammoth Herd.

Thursday, December 22, 2011


"Tear him to shreds boys!"

So I did some more Tusk related minis, this time a pair of 15mm Neanderthal raised wild dogs / wolves, the Tusk rule set allows the player to use dogs as hunting party members, the dogs in game have an ability to help direct the hunted Wolly Mammoths, and can generally harass and aggrivate them, which has its uses, unless of course the dogs get trampled !

I originally bought a pair of hunting hounds from SLM (splintered light minis), on arrival these turned out to be a little oversized, so I threw them on the obsolete minis pile (sadly, this is getting big !) and I did a little research which ended up yeilding me these little beauties, a pair of SLM Wolves, these size wise turned out just right.

I really liked how the low growling wolf turned out, the way it was sculpted and its overall pose, heaps of character, so I might actually order some more and use them as a predatory wolf pack, well see, thats all for now.

Thursday, December 8, 2011


Another small project started, this time on the Eastern front in some remote Russian village a Resistance group fights to survive against the German war machine, so with this project I will start it in the reverse, terrain first and then the miniatures, usaully I do it the other way round, so the sides will be something like this: 10 Resistance fighters take on 15 German Fallschirmjagers (paratroopers), in a close quarters gun battle, the Resistance will have the element of suprise, but the Germans will have the firepower .

The Russian Houses are log houses from Pegasus Hobbies and the church is from Lancer Miniatures, gates are HO scale fences from Atlas, all of these are in there raw form and are not even primed yet, I was playing around with the layout of the terrain to see what looks and works best for the scenario, I will start to work on the ground and surrounding forrests once I am happy with the layout of the buildings, I will post progressive updates soon.