onsdag 24 december 2014

Yule tidings

Merry Christmas my dear friends! Or God Jul, to my swedish-speaking compadres. Let's just say Happy Holidays.

Nah, just kidding. I like Christmas, I just don't like the religious connections.

...I like getting pressies though.

Ok, have I offended enough people now? So most people do end of the year summaries right now, but I won't do that just yet. That's because instead of cleaning the house for Christmas like SHMBO commands, I have been furiously painting stuff to be able to submit to the this years painting quota.

Like these late war germans from The Assault Group.
I have a bunch of stuff that is nearly finished and it seems daft to leave them like that until next year, especially as I know I will be diving into some new stuff that I have bought. A German late war platoon from the Assault Group for instance. I couldn't resist test painting three of them as you can see above. And let's not forget my secret santa present that I have no idea what it is. I think honour demands that I at least make a start on whatever it is.

A raid into my man cave reveals several forgotten treasures.
I was also drawn into a challenge between Mike Hobbs and my mate Thomas about painting up the old Battle of Five Armies game from Games Workshop. It contains a bucket load of 10mm fantasy figures inspired by the end battle from The Hobbit (the book - not the movie) and use a slightly updated version of the Warmaster rules that Rick Priestley wrote. It's been sitting in my stash for a long time now, I did paint some of the figures though so I have a small head start, I think.

So I have a bunch of stuff lined up for 2015. I did manage to finish a couple of Brimstone heroes and a bunch of Perry Africa Corps figures, but haven't had time to photograph them -- as I actually did some Christmas cleaning too. I will try to take pictures so they can count towards 2014's painting tally.

I'll end with a small video from Terry Gilliam. Merry Christmas!

4 kommentarer:

  1. Merry Christmas over the pond there! After reading your posts I think we could be lost gaming brothers! I feel the same way about Christmas, a bit too religion sometimes as well as the commercial aspect....oh, we already have stores putting out Valentine's day stuff last week...I asked one girl at the register "Really? Can't the company wait until one holiday is done?"

  2. Nice one Leif. My all your presents be useful mate.

    Merry Xmas.

  3. God Jul Leif !! ^^



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