IntroductionIt's been a scrappy sort of a month so far, with several significant changes in our lives. Since losing my job just over a week ago, we've just acquired 2 black cats from the local SSPCA rescue centre. So far they've rubbed against my legs whenever I've been preparing food (ours, not theirs), but they haven't shown any interest in my workbench. Let's hope it stays that way and then we can be friends, kitties!
From a model-making perspective, it's also been quite a mixture over the last 2 weeks. A number of pieces have been finished, some new ones started and I've even ordered some bits for a few of my long-wished-for projects. I also spent this morning designing some wound cards for The Rules With No Name - more on these when the finished deck arrives from artscow.com .
Finished RecentlyThis is a selection of the models that I've completed in the past 2 weeks or so:
Viking warband. However, that only used 8 out of the 40 figures in the box. I've decided that this is a perfect opportunity to build an Anglo-Dane warband as well, so here are the first 2 levy slingers: "Aelfgar" and ""Puttoc". Of course, I'll need to buy some armoured guys and a warlord as well...
Studio Miniatures model (from their "Tiny Terrors" pack), while the larger zed is from Blue Moon Manufacturing.
http://colgar6.blogspot.com/2013/11/2-elements-for-hordes-of-things.html . Well, I've now completed 2 more elements - these are both shooters. So, only 9 more elements to go!
Reaper and has been waiting for attention for quite some time. I've based it up to match my Tomb Guardians, so archaeologists with a fear of snakes had better watch out!
Swordplay rules from Two Hour Wargames, but more recently I'm leaning towards Song of Blades and Heroes instead. No final decision has been taken, but either way I thought it was time to paint up some goons for the bad guys' force. Here we have some men-at-arms: Dickon, Wat, Alard and Hodge. Models are from Black Tree Designs.
Annoyingly, I only had 3 of the same shield transfers in my spares box! I haven't decided whether to hand-paint the same design on the 4th shield, use a different transfer or just leave it blank.
Newly ArrivedFenris Games. Their catalogue is hard to read when using Firefox (25.0), but it does work and my order arrived promptly and in good condition. From the description, there should have been 5 pieces of railing - but I received 6. I don't know if this was a mistake in fulfilling the order or in writing the catalogue, but either way it's in my favour and it's really too small a discrepancy to worry about!
These lengths of railing are laser cut from plywood, so they're actually quite strong. Obviously the taller projections at the top of the fence could be vulnerable, so I'll have to be careful with them. 3 of the lengths have a small gate in them, whilst the other 3 pieces are plain railing. Personally, I think this is quite the bargain for £10 (plus shipping)! Now I have no real excuse not to build that graveyard which has been at the back of my mind for a long time; I've had the Renedra gravestones since they first came out...