Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Euro Militaire 2014

As a tentative first post after my self imposed exile, I thought I would share some of these amazing examples of model painting that the 'Provost Marshall' and I witnessed at this Year's Euro Militaire.  By tradition, this is an event that leaves me humbled and inspired in equal measure and this year was no different.



This has to be the work of our very own Mr. Lee, of Mr. Lee's Painting Emporium fame.


Things continue to be incredibly busy at work, but I am determined to get back into my hobby routine and what better way than to launch oneself into 'Zomtober 2014'.  For full details and rules, such as they are head over to 'Brummie's Wargaming Blog' and register your interest.




Finally, I would just like to say a huge thank you for all the kinds words of support - it's great to be back!





Saturday, 30 August 2014

See you soon!



A fifth saturday in August; some will tell you this is an incredibly rare occurrence, but for me it simply signals the end of another fabulous summer holiday.  Yes, tomorrow will be spent polishing an apple and packing the satchel as we look to start a new academic year.  This is always an incredibly busy, exciting and demanding time of year and so, with some trepidation, I have decided to repeat last year's decision of taking a break from Blogging. 

At this time of year, I always struggle to maintain a viable presence not only with my own blog, but in the visiting of those that I follow.   I find this frustrating as '28mm Victorian Warfare' has become intrinsically linked to my hobby enjoyment.   Rest assured that this is only a temporary glitch, I'm hoping to keep painting as an escape at the weekends and it is very much my intention to return refreshed and raring to go at the end of the month.  

 

The summer, although productive hobby wise, didn't yield as much as I had hoped for.  One disappointment was not playing some of the 'Witchfinder General' scenarios that I had earmarked for the holiday.  There was a frantic bout of terrain building, but the planned development of the spare room to accommodate a gaming table, sadly didn't materialise and so things are once again on hold.  There was, however, a significant milestone reached in regards to pageviews - 400,000 no less!  I can't tell you how thrilled I am at this and would like to take this opportunity to publicly thank all that visit and especially those that leave a comment; your continued support is always gratefully received.


So what can we look forward to on my return?  Well there is of course 'Zomtober 2014' to look forward to, a wonderful opportunity to add to the shambling hoard as well as doing something completely different.  I shall also be resurrecting 'Dinovember' just because I can!  This is little more than self indulgent nonsense, but something that I find hugely entertaining.  There is the possibility that one day it might all lead to a game or two, but I wouldn't hold your breath!  Finally of course there is the 'Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge', although nothing official has been mentioned as to whether or not this great event will be happening this winter, it is around this time that thoughts start to turn to what might realistically get painted, which in turn might lead to the possibility of a few additions the lead pile.


So farewell for now and do hope to find many of you on my return in October - always a concern when planning a self imposed exile that everyone might decide to up sticks and go!   Finally, just a quick shot of what has made it to the painting table in preparation for later in the year.



Tuesday, 26 August 2014

Timber Framed Shop




Well it was a truly awful Bank Holiday Monday down here on the Sunshine Coast and so I was blesses with some time to put together this latest purchase from '4Ground'.  By far the largest building that I've done to date, this model comes with staircase and three floors.


Another well designed and considered kit, this epitomises the quality that I have come to expect from the company.  I appreciate that they are not to everyone's tastes and would benefit from a bit of weathering, but for pre-painted MDF structures they are hard to beat.



A final comparison shot and a couple of miniatures for scale.



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