Monday, June 22, 2020


During the Covid lock down, I really don't have the "luxuary" of doing nothing but to just to paint my armies.  My work shipped me home to work from home, and I still take care of my parent on the weekend.  However, I am making strides on painting up some of my Crimson Fists.  Lot of setback as well, but more in a painters block in getting the paint job just right for my taste.  Did I mention that I am a slow painter?  I should have an update soon when I get my first functioning unit under hard coat. 

But that is not the reason for the long anticipated(I'm sure) update on this blog.  I was perusing the Goblin section of E-Bay and found the following auction:

Goblin Auction

At the time of this writing a box of 20 goblins is going for over 200 dollars.  Who the hell in their right mind is spending that kind of money on goblins like that?  I know that people spend money like that per model, but those are small units like Terminators and the like.  I have been collecting these kind of goblins for a while, so the good news for me is that I am predominately done in collecting this particular portion of the O&G army, so I don't think that I need a new set.(the operative word there is think.)  Actually, I have enough for a particularly large Goblin army, and maybe two of them. 

Having said that, looking at this auction, I am starting to take serious stock to see if I am missing anything else in my collection that I really want from GW brands.  Likewise, I look forward for the days of a good 3-D printer so that I don't have to deal with these kind of prices, which may be coming down the pike soon enough. 

Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Summer Painting Challenge 2018 was a failure.

For those who have been paying attention, yes I tried to do another painting challenge this summer, and it did not end well.  Unfortunately I got caught up in taking care of my parent's personal affairs all throughout the summer.  The good news is that one of the events that we did was to take a trip abroad.  It looks like things are starting to wind down with my parent however, which is good.  Honestly, some of it has to do with me just not feeling motivated to paint right now. 
As winter rolls in this part of the world, I will work in more time to paint what I have started on up.  I also want to do a figure comparison once again for a new empire army so I will be working on a few projects this summer. 

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Summer Painting Challenge 2018

So I am going to do a do-over to last years painting challenge.  Same parameters, same goal.  The good news is that I am further along than where I was this time last year.  Over the winter I did paint a bit more on these models.  I was able to lay a lot of ground work on about half of the 80 models.  Instead of being all dark blue, I now have a lot that are the base blue that I want to use, and red where they need to be.  The bad news is that my surviving parent is the one that causes more stress in my life than anything else these days. 
I am confident that this year we will have this project finished by labor day.   Stay posted for pictures of my progress.

Friday, August 18, 2017

2017 Summer Painting Challenge is a failure

I have a parent that was gravely ill all summer long and they are now on in-home hospice care.  There is no way that this painting challenge will take place. I was able to get a few worked on before the sickness came on, however, most of the models don't have a single bit of paint more than what you see in the previous picture.

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Summer Painting Challenge 2017

So in my infinite wisdom, I have decided to embark on doing something different with my time than the usual, which was to get bored watching Cable TV.  I have decided to cut the cord and do something else with my time.  For the most part, I have been reading books during the weekend and spending a lot of time online.  As the summer is starting to get here in my part of the world, I have decided to do a few things with my spare time.  For starters, I am going to do some more outdoor activities during the daylight hours, and go out a little more at night.  However, I can only do so much of that at one time, and during nice days.

With that in mind, I have decided to get some painting done this summer as well.  My goal is to paint what you see in the above picture before September 1st, to as high of a standard that I can and to include decals and varnish guard.  As you can see most of these items are assembled already, and the first squad is almost done.  Most of these units have not only primer coats on them, but also undercoats painted on using an air-brush.  A few of these do need something like a new head or shoulder guard, but that is not what I consider to be a big issue.  This comes to 81 figures, 7 tanks, and 4 skimmers.  While not pictured, the supplement would be a metal Chaplain, and 4 scout bikes that I have not assembled. 

As I have not done much in the form of painting in quite a while, I would consider this to be ambitious to say the least.  That is where the tactics come in, I will be looking to do painting sessions on a daily basis, likewise we do have a few holiday's coming up as well as a wet weekend to work on these.  Summer time where I live can get very hot during the day, so I will have some time during the afternoon to paint as well, having spent the morning being outside.  I am sure in 120 days we will see if I am crazy like a fox, or just crazy.  I will attempt to send up to date pics as the progress continues every month or so.  We will see if having a challenge will make me pick up the paint brush once again. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

And now for something completely different

Just when you though that you could take Peta Seriously. 

I am actually a member of the People Eating Tasty Animals club actually.

Saturday, July 30, 2016

Commentary on GW

So I have been pre-occupied with my new endeavor at Classic Hammer for the past year.  Back then I commented that Age of Sigmar will be a massive disappointment.  I will say that the jury is still out, but when you go to a game that is overtly a marketing ploy you are going to have all but a few people buy their product.  There was always that issue with what GW produced (the only exception is WAB books) but this was heightened to an extreme thanks to our friends in Nottingham.  Can we hire Bob the Dinosaur to give them corporate wedgies yet?

So GW is sinking further into decline.  Mark my words you will know that GW is in their death spiral when they make a Space Marine movie.