Wednesday, 30 January 2013


Welcome Carl as my newest follower, I hope you enjoy the minis I show off here.

Will have the Pulp City post up in the next day or so, though they're up on the Pulp City Forum (Hobby Section) if you have just got to see them now.

Take care


Sunday, 27 January 2013

The Future of Law Enforcement

Sorry for the short interruption to my attempt at regular blogging, it would appear real life hasn't completely done with me yet and for the last couple of weeks my dad's been very unwell so I've been helping mum keep an eye on him which has cut down on my hobby time a little.

Coupled with the snow and freezing temperatures I haven't got as much done as I'd have liked, but I didn't let that stop me completely and with the milder weather this weekend I've managed to get a few more models varnished and ready to show off.

For today’s post I'm going to show off some of my Antenocitie's Workshop Governance of Technology figures which were one of my “magpie” buys when they were released a couple of years ago and ended up sitting in my lead & plastic pile gathering dust ever since.

I hope you like them.

My plan for these is to use them for 7TV casts when I get a few more painted up.  I'm thinking some kind of Modesty Blaze meets Deus Ex/Ghost in the Shell type show at the moment, though I've not managed to completely formulate anything definite yet.

The look for the police officers and car were based on Demolition Man and whilst I'm not entirely happy with the freehand lettering on the cruiser doors it's a lot better than I was expecting so I'll take it for now.

The other two are from the Wales and West Security pack and I wanted an Anime feel to them which I think I managed.

The clear bases are from Fenris and are how I intend to base as much of my 7TV models as possible, I think they work well and I have to say, not having to paint the bases was a nice change.

So that's it for this post, I still have more to show, but as life keeps throwing me curve balls I'll keep them back so I can actually post stuff up more regularly. Next up will be some new Pulp City minis as I try not to get too excited over the upcoming open beta for the new Supreme Edition of the rules, (I'm going to fail on that one btw, I've already got a full team background worked out for trying out the Build Your Own Supreme section and a shed load of terrain pieces to paint up for a new board I'm putting together, but I can pretend ;) you can check out some of the changes and hints at what is to come in the Editorial Eye section of the Pulp City website, it's well worth a look.

So until next time, take care.


Tuesday, 8 January 2013

From one Extreme to the Other

So, after 3 months of not doing a whole lot of painting at all, in the past week or so I appear to have accidentally undercoated three dozen 15mm figures and a similar number of 28mm ones.

This whole "going with the flow" thing is all well and good, but I think a little planning might help out in the long haul...if only for storage purposes :)

Will sort everything out and work out some priorities.

Next post I'll try and have something to show.

'Til then, take care.


Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Alright New Year...Let's do This!

So, unless you're triskaidekaphobic, (which admittedly I am slightly), this new year is something to look froward to.

2012 didn't exactly go as planned on the painting front, the last three months in particular were quite bare as real life focused me elsewhere, so now it's time to look forward.

Usually this is the post where I lay out my plans and goals for the year ahead.

So how many plans do I have for the coming year?

Answer: None, zip, zilch, nada.

To paraphrase Mark Twain I've paved too much of Hell with my good intentions over the years always ignoring my one fatal flaw, I'm a miniature magpie. Any shiny new mini that appeals to me is invariably bought and joins the ever increasing pile of lead and plastic in my wardrobe, under my bed or in the loft. If I have a bad day, or week, or month I will invariably turn to one of the projects that have been in the back of my mind for years, or get caught up in an amazing new project that's just come into my head to take my mind off of things, only for it to be dropped two weeks later because my attention's been grabbed by the next new thing.

They say the first step in dealing with a problem is to admit you have one, and I do have a problem.  I love the thrill of starting a new project, the planning and prep are the parts I really enjoy. I also enjoy having newly painted models to show off to the world and play's just that pesky bit in the middle where you actually do all the work that I have a problem with, that's the point I'm at my most vulnerable to new and shiny models and games.

I've lost track of the number of times I've started a project with such great enthusiasm only to find after a week or so I'm looking for that next hit of something new and end up putting it aside “just for a bit” whilst I start something else that's just caught my eye or come to mind.

So this year there are no plans, only ideas and possibilities, otherwise I'm just going to go with the flow and see where the hobby takes me. I'm also going to stop with the painting points, I paint because I enjoy it, I don't need to know how much I've painted over the year, just that I am painting.

So, there you go, that's what I've decided for the year ahead as far as personal projects are concerned. I still have a number of commission pieces to do for Rich and Charlie, and possibly a new commission later in the year, (so long as I pull my finger out and finish the other stuff before March).

Keep an eye on the blog, I may even try to update more regularly again.

So till next time, take care.