Friday, 28 April 2017

Stuff on the table - April 2017 UPDATE

Here's the update for April:



  • Newline Designs 10mm Greek Hoplites (2015) - no further progress
  • Oathsworn Miniatures 28mm Burrows and Badgers Toad Animist (2016) - no further progress
  • Oathsworn Miniatures 28mm Burrows and Badgers Badger Mercenary (2016) - no further progress
  • Battlefront Miniatures 15mm WW2 Japanese Hohei platoon (2016) - Cleaned, primed, started painting
  • Privateer Press 30mm Hordes Gatormen (2016) - COMPLETED


  • Most of my hobby time this month was spent on the 5 Hordes Gatormen. These were the first plastic Privateer Press figures I've done. They needed a fair bit of clean up to remove flash and although they were supposed to be assembled using superglue I found this didn't work. I ended up assembling them by packing each joint with green stuff which did the job nicely. They came up pretty well and I'll add some photos when I get a chance. 

    I had a change of heart and decided not to attend Salute. Various factors went into this decision which I won't bore you with, but the key was that there was nothing I wanted to buy. Strange but true. I'm content with what I've got to work on. I spent the £12 cost of admission ordering a copy of the Osprey rule book Scrappers instead and spent the time working on my 15mm WW2 Japanese infantry platoon. 

    Stuff on the table - May 2017

    A very small list to start the month:
    • Oathsworn Miniatures 28mm Burrows and Badgers Toad Animist (2016)
    • Oathsworn Miniatures 28mm Burrows and Badgers Badger Mercenary (2016)
    • Battlefront Miniatures 15mm WW2 Japanese Hohei platoon (2016)
    My priority for the month is to complete the 48 strong Japanese Hohei platoon. I'm do the Toad and Badger when I fancy a change from the production line, which in itself is a nice change from painting the beasties (Oathsworn and Privateer Press) which has been my main focus this year. Therein lies the answer for me - swap it about to keep it fresh. I don't know how people can paint hundreds of the same thing. Hats off to them but it's not for me. 

    I've removed the Newline Designs 10mm Greek Hoplites from the table and in progress list as I don't know what to do with them. The shields need completing and they need basing. However, I have another pack so may wait to do them and finish them off altogether. I have to admit I didn't enjoy painting 10mm that much which could be a problem as I bought about 300 last year!!!

    Saturday, 1 April 2017

    Stuff on the table - April 2017

    Here's the starting point for April:

  • Newline Designs 10mm Greek Hoplites (2015)
  • Oathsworn Miniatures 28mm Burrows and Badgers Toad Animist (2016) 
  • Oathsworn Miniatures 28mm Burrows and Badgers Badger Mercenary (2016) 
  • Battlefront Miniatures 15mm WW2 Japanese Hohei platoon (2016)
  • Privateer Press 30mm Hordes Gatormen (2016)
  • Of course April is a big month as it's Salute month. My wargaming year starts with Salute and I like to try and get as much cleared up so I can justify buying shiny new things! The plan for this month is to concentrate on the Gatormen and if time allows press on with the remaining two Oathsworn anthropomorphic miniatures.