It's a whole Mess o' Americans! Puns aside, I finally got around to photographing my Aztec and Tarascan armies that I recently completed. These were a stack of fun to paint, and I plan to expand them in future and include new armies for the period too but I'm putting them to rest for a … Continue reading Is it an eagle? Is it a jaguar? No…
Projects Update – November 2020
After a quiet month in September on the hobby front (due to being very busy on the real life front), I've been making the most of November to partake in hobby activities. As well as finishing off the Qin and Chu armies, I got in two games with them using To the Strongest which was … Continue reading Projects Update – November 2020
Chu on this Chinese
After completing the Qin forces recently I was inspired to push on and finish the Chu as an opponent to them. The Chu were the largest and amongst the most powerful of the Warring States and would be the last to fall to the Qin conquest. When Qin Shi Huang, the first Qin Emperor died … Continue reading Chu on this Chinese
Qin Up Chinese
One of the projects followers of my recent updates will recognise is the Chinese ancients I've been working on. I've now completed one of the armies in this project, the Qin. This serves as my October update as my hobby supplies were all packed away for most of the month due to selling the house. … Continue reading Qin Up Chinese
Projects Update – September 2020
September hasn't been a particularly productive month for hobby stuff. Real life has been busy trying to put the house up on the market and find somewhere to move to so have had to pack most of my hobby stuff away and do a lot of 1:1 scale work instead. A few bits from earlier … Continue reading Projects Update – September 2020
Projects Update – May 2020
It's been a while since I posted any progress updates so this is a bit of a summary of what I've been up to the past 6-8 months. There's a fair bit more not pictured as they've still to be based, but those should be done in the near future. First up some new command … Continue reading Projects Update – May 2020
What am I at?
This year has been one of the busiest of my life, both in work and personally. Hobby time overall has been pretty small compared to what I'd like due to time and budgetary constraints. However, while work continues apace, my personal life has become a bit quieter and a bit less expensive for the moment … Continue reading What am I at?
English Civil War Progress Update
As I've mentioned a few times in past blog posts, I've been working on an English Civil War, or British Civil War, or War of the Three Kingdoms (but that just makes me think of China and all the potential there...) project. It has been somewhat slow going, mostly due to this being a pretty … Continue reading English Civil War Progress Update
Crusades progress update
Taking a break from the ECW for a bit, I decided to tidy up some of the bits of the Crusaders backlog along with one or two other things I found to do. First up, after listening my way through Dan Jones excellent narrative history "The Templars", I've learned that the Knights of the Temple … Continue reading Crusades progress update
Crosses and crescents and sand…Deus Vult!
As I mentioned in a previous post, I stumbled on the Crusades project almost by accident based on sampling different scales. My interest was initially taken by the Third Crusade, mostly because the characters of King Richard and Saladin were too damn fun to pass up and it would let me use the Holy Orders … Continue reading Crosses and crescents and sand…Deus Vult!