The Men/Orks/Squats Who Would Be Kings/Nobz/Hearthguard

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Colonial wargaming in the grim darkness of the far future.

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Knavecon 2017: Dragon Rampant


A handful of my gaming buddies and I got together at Knavecon recently.  Amongst other things, our Dragons Rampaged. Continue reading

Dinosaur Egg Recipe

An extra-real, 100% organic, roughage filled treat for use as miniature terrain.

Although there appears to be a banana skin to the bottom right of the shot, no bananas are used in this recipe, primarily because bananas are disgusting.

Nutritional Information
Kcal: 428,000
Fat: big-boned
Saturates: moderate to good, with a warm front moving in from the East.
Carb: enet Sauvignon
Sugars: honey, honey
Fibre: Bristol rating 4
Protein: Antitein
Salt: 0.4 pints

Ingredients
Cadburys Mini Eggs
Shredded Wheat
Chocolate
The enthusiasm of gaming colleagues partner

Method
Obtain Mini Eggs
Tell gaming colleagues that you have located suitable eggs for Dinoproof game
Apply peer pressure to force them to make “nests”
Eat Mini Eggs
Dont tell anyone
Buy replacement Mini Eggs
Say nothing
Apply passive aggressive peer pressure to gaming colleague regarding lack of dinosaur nests for game via Facebook and #johnstillhasntgotnestsreadyforthegame
Be humbled as gaming colleagues partner sees this as challenge and prepares twenty delicious chocolate nests including eggs

For best results serve the nests with lightly steamed, jurassic geeks.

 

More details on this momentous, prehistoric get together at a later date.

Cadian Astra Imperial Mobile Militarum Infantry Guard

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I decided to quickly paint some metal 1990s Cadians.
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Dinoproof Debut

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In which the rules of the Dinoproof tabletop miniature game are tested and lessons are learned. Continue reading

Chompers: Dinoproof Ogryn Celeb

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Ex-military, dinosaur hunting, reality show star and future Inquisitorial hench-abhuman reporting for duty.

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2016 = 139 Completed Pieces

My hobby output for 2016.

#1 - #3: Chaos Warriors

#1 – #3: Chaos Warriors

#4 - #8: Ninja

#4 – #8: Ninja

#9: Ronin

#9: Ronin

#10 - #12: Ronin

#10 – #12: Ronin

#13 - #16: Samurai, Ninja, Orc

#13 – #16: Samurai, Ninja, Orc

#17 - #18: Dragon, Dragonette (links to Scale Creep)

#17 – #18: Dragon, Dragonette (links to Scale Creep)

#20: Michaelangelo

#19: Michaelangelo

#20 - #21: Mizuki, Ryuhime, Sorceress and Apprentice

#20 – #21: Mizuki, Ryuhime, Sorceress and Apprentice

#22 - #33: Treasure

#22 – #33: Treasure

#34 - #36: Dwarf Ninja, Halfling Ashiguru, Dog

#34 – #36: Dwarf Ninja, Halfling Ashiguru, Dog

#?: Mikey Graham (links to Scale Creep)

#37: Mikey Graham (links to Scale Creep)

#?: PlastCraft Buildings. Not counted against tally.

#?: PlastCraft Buildings. Not counted against tally.

#38 - #111: Trees and Fences

#38 – #111: Trees and Fences

The trees are on the cusp of what I count as a “completed item” in my yearly tally really.  Sticking something to a base doesnt usually qualify, but these were a little more involved than similar projects.
The memory of the long evenings spent gluing flock and applying texture and washes etc is still close enough for me to regard prepping those as work.  So they count.
The fences were assembled, painted and based so they certainly count.

#112: Daidarabotchi

#112: Daidarabotchi

# - # : Yūrei Raidā

#113 – #118 : Yūrei Raidā

#119 - #120: Blot and Slop

#119 – #120: Blot and Slop

#121: Knight Questor Paulo Ringseeker of the White Chamber of Justified Ancients

#121: Knight Questor Paulo Ringseeker of the White Chamber of Justified Ancients

#122 - #123: Skaven Deathrunners

#122 – #123: Skaven Deathrunners

#124: The Heroquest Dwarf/The White Dwarf (links to Scale Creep)

#125: Scabastian "Scabby" Ballswinger, Gorechosen of Khorne

#125: Scabastian “Scabby” Ballswinger, Gorechosen of Khorne (links to Scale Creep)

#124: Ogroid Thaumaturge

#126: Ogroid Thaumaturge

#127 - #132: Tzaangor (three of six shown)

#127 – #132: Tzaangor (three of six shown)

#131 - #136: Cirripods

#133 – #138: Cirripods

#139: Xmas Dryad (links to Scale Creep)


So thats about one hundred models, plus about forty terrain elements, applying the Gimli System of measurement.  It could be better, and it could be worse.

The cherry trees feel a bit like a cheat, but they took an age to finish, so they count.

The total is less than I had hoped, but real life was a bit messier than usual this year, which was the main issue I think.  The second half of the year was far less productive than the first too.  I will have to keep an eye on that, see if its a pattern that I can break.

Pleasingly, a number of the 2016 weekends that I would have spent painting were taken up with meeting and gaming with various enthusiastic hobby folk, many of whom I have met largely through this blog.  There is no better reason to miss some painting time than to actually use the little guys in games with mates.  See you all again this year I hope!

I tried a few different techniques and approaches last year, some of which worked better than others, but there was definite progress.  I worked on upping the photography aspect a bit too, with mixed results but an improvement overall I think.

I painted a hell of a lot of purple.  2016 was a pretty purple year.

The tallies for previous years are listed below and they each link to a previous summary year, for any of you are interested.

2015 = 129 finished items
2014 = 144 finished items
2013 = 192 finished items
2012 = 159 finished items
2011 = 145 finished items

I am hopeful that 2017 will be more productive.  Fingers crossed.

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