Monday, 12 September 2011

Autumn Stocktake

As we approach the twilight of the year I thought it would be a good time to do another stocktake on where I've got to. Regular readers will remember there was "a plan". Lets see how we are doing today.

1) 15mm ECW - No progress here at all since last time. I fear this part of the plan may never get off the ground!

2) Wings of War - doing really well here. I'm up to 110 aircraft of various types, and the latest additions are various 3D printed models from Shapeways. they look  alittle rouhg, but fater painting and undercoating they come up a treat.

3) 15mm SCW - Another dollop of good progress here. All my outstanding frigures are painted up (standfast a few casualty markers). This is morphing a little into an "imagi-nation" 1930s civil war setting, so as well as normal SCW troop types I'm indulging myelf and getting odd vehicles and troop units that are "fun". More on this in a few days (inclusing the armoured steamroller")

4) Coastal - no, STILL nothing going on here, apart froma  few new modern 1/1200 models.

5) The Room - I've managed to clear the room for gaming a few times. At the moment its strewn with 1/600 ACW. Unfortunately tha table is too temptinga dumping ground..

6) ACW Naval - Mission complete :) All 1/600 and 1/1200 models painted up and ready to go :)

I'm quite pleased with the way things are going. I just need some motivation to sort out those Scotsmen :)

Friday, 9 September 2011

Finished At Last!

I've been suffering with a bad cold recently, but I was able (through the haze of reddened eyes and lemsips) to finish off drybrushing a brace of Thoroughbred mortar schooners. when I'd done that i realised that I had at last painted up all of my collection of 1/600 ACW naval models and associated scenic "bits". This called for a fleet review, and so here they are arrayed in all their glory!

For a project that started off as a sideline centred on one specific battle, it certainly turned into a big job! its not entirely complete yet. I still have to add flags to most of the ships, but at least the painting side is done.

Must be time for another order to Bay Area Yards :)