I've not been doing much painting recently and stuff is beginning to pile up on my workbench. It really needs to be tidied up properly, but I haven't managed to muster enough enthusiasm for that. How many of us are scrupulously tidy and how many let things get out of hand? I don't know, but this is a snapshot of the items on which I'm working just now.
Here's a large collection of undercoated figures, with flesh and eyes painted.
- At the front are 10 Neanderthals from Primaeval Designs. These are destined for use with "Adventures in the Lost Lands", possibly as player characters but more likely as encounters.
- Behind are a couple of dozen Dark Age Scots from Gripping Beast. They are part of my starter collection for the Saga rules. I finished their Viking opponents some months ago, but cannot play the game until the Scots are ready too.
- Finally, there are 3 Reaper townsfolk on the left; the "jock, chick and nerd" pack from their Chronoscope range.
Moving along, here's a very recent purchase: a couple of large "not-Klingon" starships from Studio Bergstrom
. I've wanted these for some time, to help flesh out my small fleet of medium-sized "Klingon" ships from Irregular Miniatures. One of the latter can be seen at the rear right, for colour reference.
Behind the Klingon ships we have some more Reaper figures.
- Tarzan is at the front (actually the figure is only identified as the "Lord of the Jungle", but we all know who it really is, don't we?).
- Beside him is a finished model that I haven't yet put away: "Edna the crazy cat lady". She will be one of the inhabitants of the "Golden Hills" sheltered housing complex in my ATZ campaign; the action is bound to reach that retirement village soon.
- A pair of children (modern) are at the back.
The back of the workbench has a mixture of part-completed stuff on which I haven't worked for some time. It's a real medley; there are several Golgo Island characters, 3 of the 4 Foundry A-team members (I don't have the 4th), a bunch of Mega Minis medieval civilians (for a Robin Hood game or as spectators for a joust). Also some 6mm French Napoleonic infantry from Ros and Heroics; these are actually finished but have been brought out of storage to act as a colour reference for more of the same.
To the left of the workspace (on top of my paints) are 2 completed cottages for the "Golden Hills" retirement complex. These are from Stoelzel's Structures
, though I have scaled them down to have 6" walls. I've also added my own wallpaper and flooring and some furniture from various WorldWorks kits, as I found the accessories that came with the kit a bit mixed in quality and scale.
In front of the completed cottages is a part-built one (this is number 3 of the 4 that I plan to make). The house doesn't have its chimney stack or any of its interior walls (or even the interior windows and doors to correspond with the exterior ones). However, you can clearly see the different flooring and wallpaper for the 3 rooms it will have.
Finally, behind the cottages are some prehistoric mammals from Primaeval Designs
. There are 2 mammoths, 1 elasmotherium and a bison. These are so simple to paint that I really should finish them off soon!
So there you have it: what's on Hugh's workbench at the start of July 2012 If I do this again in maybe 3 or 6 months, it'll be telling to see
which models haven't progressed any. I'm sure that some of the stuff
near the back hasn't been touched for several years.
Ah, I can't be the only person in the world with good intentions - but all too many real-world distractions!
We all have too many damn projects! But that is what keeps us going as well!!ReplyDelete
Ah, you're right there! Better too much to do than not enough :-) ...Delete
Wow some nice projects, those retirement homes are awesomeReplyDelete
So far, so good. I've still to decide how to build the base for them, though I'm thinking of a cul-de-sac with a big billboard at the entrance. But should it be a walled or gated community? Or open to all?Delete
Wow! Hugh, the number of projects you've got on the go is very familiar - it's just like deja vu ... You've made me very happy to know that I'm not alone in my wargaming butterfly-ness.ReplyDelete
The cottages are great - Stoelzel's stuff is good for adapting; and the prehistoric beasts - paint them next! I would v much like to see them finished! pretty please!
No, you're definitely not alone! Re. the prehistoric animals: I hear you. I'll see what I can do :-) .Delete
Hey, Snap! I'm working on a Stoelzel's Cottage as well. I just need to add a couple of furniture items. I've added quite a few bits from WWG collection as well. It's a nice building but why are you making two?ReplyDelete
Yes, I noticed that you had one pictured in your latest update. I'm not building 2; I'm making 4! 2 are completed, 1 has the outer walls put together but no interior fittings and 1 is still "flat-packed" waiting to be cut out and glued. These will form the basis of the "Golden Hills" sheltered housing community, which will no doubt feature in my ATZ campaign at some time in the future.Delete
I'm glad I'm not the only one with too many ideas and not enough time to fulfil them all. We're all the same really aren't we ?ReplyDelete
Love the idea of "Golden Hills", may have to steal that one.
You're not the only one with not enough time, oh no! But, do you know what? I find that even a limited amount of interest from others can help me to regain my motivation when I've had a slack period :-) .Delete
The old vehicle kit you used is it, the one taht is no longer sold?ReplyDelete
I'm sorry, but I don't understand the question. Which vehicle kit do you mean?Delete