söndag 1 juli 2012

Sunday update

A couple of quick heads-up about what I have been doing lately. No juicy pictures of fresh painted miniatures though, sorry!

First, a shout-out to Tamsin, who writes the Wargaming Girl blog. She has a prize give-away celebrating the first six months of her blog. Go there and sign up, not just because of the prizes, but because her blog is good.

Second, while we are on the subject on girls and wargaming, an interesting discussion about sexism in miniatures and miniature gaming has, well, erupted, at the Frontline Gamer blog. Some very thoughtful comments, and some disturbing tales of terror.

Third, I have been diddling with this and that, and while I haven't finished anything I have been quite productive:

  • I have almost finished painting three dwarves, including one of the Scibor resin models I reviewed earlier. Basing and shields remain, and some small details on the Scibor dwarf. I will base Helga at the same time.
Pendraken Normands
  • I have bought, prepped and started to prime some 10mm normands from Pendraken. They are for a painting competition at the Wargamer's guild. However I have hit a snag with the new GW Imperial Primer, so expect a report and a rant sometime soon.
  • I have bought a box of Ork Burnas for 40k and started to assemble them. I took photos of the sprues, so a review is in the works.
Worth it's wheight in gold?
  • Desperate for Devlan Mud I have realised that a lot of the old painting sets are still around. You know, the ones you get nine paints, a paintbrush and some miniatures. A bonus is that they are much cheaper than the new paint sets, and you can even find them discounted in some places. Now, I do not play marines or high elves so the 40k and Fantasy sets are pretty useless, unless I'm really desperate for the paints (which I might be in six months when the rest of my foundation paints run out). However the Lord of the Rings paint set looks quite useful with 12 Moria Goblins and a better colour selection than the other sets, at least for my needs. Which reminded me that I still have the goblins from the Mines of Moria game box on sprues. So I clipped them out, glued them and prepped them and spraýed them black. Progress! 
Well, there you have it. As it is summer and I'm off work for holiday my painting and blog writing will be a bit erratic I think, but I will try to keep you posted. Happy gaming and have a good summer!

2 kommentarer:

  1. I'd like to add that I met Tamsin during my vacation, she is indeed a very nice person. It was extra nice of her to pretend that my boats actually contributed to our victory in the ACW Ironclads game we played, rather than just running around in circles burning, which is the depressing truth.

    1. Oooh, I know someone, who knows someone famous :-)


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