Monday, 26 May 2014

Additional Nominations

Thanks to the following for their double and triple nominations for The Liebster Nomination:
So thanks to you both and rather than post another ten blog entries here are a few new questions for those who have already viewed or been nominated:
  • Which wine do you prefer: red or white?
  • When undercoating miniatures, do you spray or brush?
  • Favourite historical period?
  • What is your favourite brand of paints?
  • When gaming what is more important: winning or playing?
Please feel free to leave your answers as comments.

Now, its time to get back on with some painting.

Cheers for now.

Sunday, 25 May 2014

Liebster Award Nomination

Thanks to The Kiwi of The Gamers Table for nominating Brushes and Bases for the Liebster Award. 

I have now to complete the following small tasks:

  • Copy and paste the award on your blog linking to the blogger who has given it to you
  • Pass the award to your top 11 blogs with less than 200 followers by leaving a comment one of their posts to notify then that they have won the award and listing them on your own blog
  • Sit back and bask in the warm fuzzy feeling that comes that knowing you have made someones day!
  • There is no obligation to pass this onto someone else but it's nice if you take the time to do so.
So here are the eleven blogs:

The next part is to answer the following questions

1. Why did you start blogging?
To drive on my painting, by this I mean to try and improve by viewing other blogs and fellow painter's work and to complete more figures.

2. If you could change one thing about the wargaming hobby, what would it be?
Most likely cost or varied editions of rules as money spinners.

3. What is best in life?
"To crush your enemies, see them driven before you and to hear the lamentation of their women. "
Friends, or family around a table with good food and wine.

4. Do you want to live forever?
No, we have to move on to whatever or where ever we are meant to go to.

5. Fame or Fortune?
Not sure, a bit of both maybe?

6. What miniatures are you most proud of having painted?

The Spartans for Impetus that appeared in EI4 and more recently Artizan Design Old West Figures.

7. How do you deal with burn out?
Recharge and redeploy

8. Why is a raven like a writing desk?
Don't know, just asking

9. Star Wars of Star Trek?
Star Wars for the original three films. Star Trek the new films.

10. If you could only buy from one miniature company from now on, which one would it be?
Almost impossible to answer, could be any one of the following; Foundry, Gripping Beast, Artizan Design, Critical Mass and if time travel was possible Citadel Miniatures around about 1985.

11. What is your favourite takeaway?

So there you have it, some random ramblings about a painter and gamer.

Cheers, for now

Saturday, 17 May 2014

Carronade 2014

Well Carronade has come and gone for this year already. A good show and the quality of the display games gets better each year.

Old Contemptibles
Above is a picture from the Best in show table - a stunning Samurai display game - using Hail Caesar with modifications for the Samurai. The picture really does not do this display justice.

Next up is a slightly out of focus pic of The Battle of Bannockburn. The rules used here are a slight tweaked version of Command and Colours. The result from the AM session was a resounding victory for the English.

Dunfermline Wargames Club

The next two pictures are of a large Bolt Action game in 28mm. The game looked good and the dice activation adds to the game play.

Dunfermline Wargames and Roleplaying Fellowship

Dunfermline Wargames and Roleplaying Fellowship
A interesting Ancients game using the Crusader rules is shown below. Thracians versus Macedonians with an dried river bed as a terrain feature across the table. Some well painted figures on this table and inspiration to start the Macedonians in the lead mountain. Well maybe next year.

Kirriemuir Wargames Club
Kirriemuir Wargames Club
The last picture show the haul from the traders. MDF bases from Warbases, Critical Mass rules and a Scout Walker platoon, Tufts from Mutineer Miniatures and a bottle of Strong Tone wash. How the 28mm Waffen SS got there who can say...

Cheers for now.

Thursday, 15 May 2014

Thirty Spears - A Challenge Update 3

A few comments have asked what transfers will be used for these figures when completed. Well as the saying goes a picture is worth a thousand words. Both images are from Little Big Men Studios. A banner sheet with shields for Gripping Beast sized shields.

The Black Guard will all have a shield image as below. This has been a special order from Little Big Men where Steve has created one sheet of transfers from an existing sheet of Musketeer Miniatures transfers. These will require a bit of hand trimming so hopefully there will be no upsets with the blade.

The end result will hopefully be on show at the weekend.

Cheers for now

Wednesday, 14 May 2014

Thirty Spears - A Challenge Update 2

A quick update on the progress of the Thirty Spears:

The second stand of ten are further on than pictured above and below. Only the shields and weapons to do now.

Lurking in the back ground are the first group of ten Black Guard whose shield transfers arrived this morning! More pictures to follow and an update from this years Carronade.

Cheers for now.

Friday, 2 May 2014

New Page Added - Items for Sale

An Items for Sale page has been added to the blog in an attempt to address the Lead Mountain and more manageable. Please check for updates throughout this summer. There will be items from the following list being posted:
  • 28mm Ancients
  • 20mm WW 2
  • 15mm English Civil War
  • 15mm Sci Fi
Cheers for now