Tuesday, 23 September 2014

463 - Oh Hell, Yes.

Played X-Wing.

What a game!

This is the scene just as my last ship (a 'Headhunter') bit the space-dust. Sweet.

Quickly-made asteroids by moi; everything else belongs to a colleague*.

Oh sweet, unbounded joy!

- D.

*That's right: a colleague...and thus the prospect of more regular games...

Saturday, 20 September 2014

462 - '6MMRPC' #4 - No Hobby Space But I'm Almost There...

Astonishingly - despite the Week From Hell at work - I sat down and finished off all the main painting for the last platoon of my Flames of War rifle company:
[And this is AFTER scraping off all of the crap that the other three humans in this tiny cottage had contrived to lump on top of what is supposed to be my work desk. Sheesh.]
Just washing, varnishing and grassing to go, then - yay!

Still not buying anything = win;
Forcing myself to make time to paint = win.

'Til next time,

- D.

Saturday, 13 September 2014

461 - '6MMRPC' #3 - 'Milking a Dead Cow'


Just a quicky tonight, as I've been trying to actually quantify the rest of my 'molehill-mountain' of stuff I need to paint - conscious as I am that many of my good readers have far, far greater piles of plastic crack than mine:

This chart relates to my slow-time and relatively pointless accumulation of 'scenery'; pretty much all 15mm. I say 'relatively pointless' because I never play anyone at home: I have neither space nor table...nor willing foe, so as hobby aims go, it's a bit like (as a student of mine once phrased it) 'milking a dead cow'.

Still, it's fun to make and a pleasant break from things martial. Half of it's aspirational, because I've yet to even get the material, but the aim is to do it all on the cheap: all scratchbuilt and easy to store.

- D.

PS: Why have all the fun, bright colours gone out of MS Excel these days? Seriously: it's like a communist eastern block spreadsheet...