Monday, 25 December 2017

All I want for Krimbo is......?

Well I must say I am very pleased with the gifts I received this year.
And here they are.

 Firstly my mother is very nearly back to normal and this is the best gift.

As she was poorly she could not get any gifts so I treated myself. I bought the new Osprey rules "Gaslands" which I must say are rather quite good. While designed for a specific scale and setting there is a paragraph in the rules For changing the scale or the setting, so I think I will be edging towards Dieselpunk games.

I was also VERY lucky and managed to snag (on eBay) a mint version of Crimson Skies. It really does not look like it has ever been played with so I am just going to have to play it like crazy! I have about 20 "Wizkid" planes and will be working on getting this game as fully 3d as possible. Maybe not straight away, but soon my precious soon!  More Dieselpunk!

My sister got me the DVD of Rocketeer so that will add to the dieselpunk vibe very nicely. It is what I asked for and I am grateful.


Lastly from Matt and completely unexpected I got some German Aeronef ships. These are Brigade Models and they are helping to lift my spirits immensely. Totally unexpected and again I am very grateful for them. Cheers Mate.

Not (so far) a bad Krimbo at all. Yes I did buy everything in the top 2 pics myself, but I got exactly what I wanted and am smiling like a Cheshire cat!

Another post (Assuming I get anything finished) in 2 days

Until then take care have fun and paint if the mood takles you.

Best Wishes and seasons Greetings Clint

22 comments:

  1. Merry Christmas, Clint. Splendid news about your Mum, and some great Yuletide loot too. Lots to look forward to with your blog :-)

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    1. Thanx Blax. I feel that Crimson Skies might be exactly right for me. Tie will tell of course but I have high hopes.

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  2. Merry Christmas! Glad to hear you're mother is improving.

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    1. Thanks Edwin, According to her she is back to normal, but I still fear she might "Overdo" it!

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  3. Great news on your mum, and nice haul for Xmas too

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    1. Thanks Dave I may start painting Tweek today, if so look out for him in the near (hopefully Very near) future.

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    1. Thanks Ray I appreciate they are not your first choice but with luck you might like how they turn out.

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  5. And a very happy Christmas to you!

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    1. Cheers All. I will no doubt see you at Cavalier in February.

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  6. I look forward to seeing some Crimson Skies stuff, as it's a game that I was always vaguely aware of but never got around to investigating fully...

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    1. Thank you Sir. I feel the same so I was delighted to find a mint copy on eBay. I am currently reluctant to read it though for fear that It will not be as good as I hope.

      However I feel sure that I will overcome that.

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  7. It is always nice when you get presents you want. I'm pleased to hear your mum is doing well.

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    1. Thanks Mate. I honestly think the best Christmas for a few years as far as I am concerned. Not without fault but still the best!

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  8. Great to hear about your mum, makes your Xmas a lot better; sounds like your havinf a good time and your loot looks very interesting too,. I'll be looking forward especially to see what you do with the Crimson Skues game.
    Have a joyous and pious New Year Clint

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    1. Thanks Joe. Many ideas/thoughts about "Crimson Skies" but first I need to read the rules and then chat to a few club members.

      Thanks mate I feel a lot more positive about the new year now following a good Krimbo!

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  9. That's a wonderfully 'themed' collection of presents to find under the tree Clint, and I can well imagine the Cheshire Cat grin that it's put on your face :-)
    Great news about your Mum too, which all-in-all adds up to a cracking Christmas!

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    1. Thank you Addict. Yes all closely themed and I shall be starting to get them underway in the new year. And I may even share some plans for the new year this time next week. (Maybe earlier)

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  10. Glad to hear you've had some good news as well as some great presents this year. May things get even better next year!

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    1. Thanks Paul. After a few years of feeling negative I am now feeling there is something I want to do in a Wargames setting. And I shall be starting soon! (well soon ish!... Can't work up the shed if it gets too cold or buy any wood when the shops are not open!

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  11. Merry Christmas Clint! Hope you had a wonderful day yesterday. Nice loot post. I only had the one hobby gift but had some cash which are being saved for hobby purchases in the ~New Year!

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    1. Thank you Simon. We all like a good pressie. And I did very well this year. I was not expecting anything from Matt so that was an unexpected bonus. For which I am very grateful.

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