Sunday, 31 December 2017

Plans! (2018)

My plans are as always very fluid. However here are some thoughts for the new year. I will of course continue to paint for Matt (and other club members if they pay me). But that is not really a plan of mine for the new year.

Bellow are the things I want to achieve for myself I will try to only show the basic plans and hope this time next year I can cross them off. (I usually can't).

1] I shall continue with the BoB (Back of Beyond) Project in 20mm. This will definitely happen as I feel enthused by the whole game ethos.

2] Crimson Skies: While still reading the rules I see this as a club game that may actually take off. I still need to read all the rules but so far so good. It should make a very suitable game for the club and I am at present contemplating making some sky boards even maybe a zeppelin! Remember you heard it here first.


3] WW1 Historical. For this I really need to do a few things first. The easiest being talk to Tim at the club. When that is done I need to sell all my colonial figures (to raise funds and make space.) Tim has an UNPAINTED Turkish army and an UNPAINTED Imperial (British) army. So I will need to see what he says on Sunday and maybe start an army within 2 months of that. As well as Galipoli and Lawence of Arabia there are many other battles that did take place and it makes such a change from Western Front.

4] Dieselpunk. As I had the "Gaslands" Rules (osprey) for Crimbo I find I like the ules but dislike the setting and scale and therefore changes NEED to be made. As such I intend to make a scale change to 28mm. Easy done just enlarge the templates. I also want to take it back to a 1930's setting. Yes this will be loads of work to get the cars right.... in that they will need to be converted. But just imagine how spectacular it will look. Assuming I can get it finished. I know this is by far the biggest plan and fraught with difficulties but if it works it will be great.



In addition I will continue to work on my dark age aries (yes I have 2 started, one in 28mm and one in 15mmm) > These are not a priority at present so do not expect huge leaps to be made in them. I also have some Lord of the Rings figures to paint and hope to do one every 2 weeks.

Lastly I expect TO GET SIDE TRACKED. This is almost inevitable so do not hold it against me. Hope fully something will grab you as well. If so please feel free to leave a comment.

All the best Clint

And little can be done until a chat at the club but at least these are my plans.

14 comments:

  1. Having plans is definitely a good thing as it gives you something to focus on. Whilst none of your options involve games I'd like to play I still wish you well on them as they clearly mean a lot to you.

    Of the four projects you've highlighted the one that intrigues me the most is Dieselpunk. I'm especially pleased that you've opted for 28mm for it. The only choice worth making in my opinion! ;-)

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    1. Thank you Bryan. Diesel punk may very well be the hardest to achieve. It clearly has the most work involved.

      I am surprised you are not more in favour of Crimson Skies. Personally I would have thought that was more your cup of tea. Just shows you how wrong I can be.

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  2. Lots to get excited about for 2018 clearly, Clint, with all four of your projects sounding like superb ideas to me. Really looking forward to seeing these progress, as well as anything else which you fancy throwing in the mix :-)

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    1. Thank you Blax. You know as well as I do that I shall get side tracked. I am just hoping I can get at least one of these completed. WW1 Middle east might be easiest.

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  3. Sound's like a good plan Clint, and the fact that you have said it's fluid means you all ready know plans are subject to change ! Happy New Year to you and a great 2018

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    1. Thank you Dave. The good thing about plans is that when it wanders off task you can at least identify the point,

      Happy new year to you as well.

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    1. Thank you Millsy. Happy new year to you as well.

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  5. Good luck with 2018's hobby plans Clint. :)

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    1. Thank you Citizen. I didwant to get more done today. But the light has not been good and I have not managed as much as I hoped.

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  6. I applaud you intensions to have plans, I tried it but found that real-life had a habit of interfering and consequently I tend now not have have anything more than vague paths I intend to try out!

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    1. Thank you Joe., I do know how that goes. I am not detailing the plans greatly and I am expecting to get alternative directions. However I already have a game lined up on Sunday of BoB so expect a battle report shortly after. This will give me an idea of what really needs to be done on at least 1 of the plans. I may get a massive reality check after that.

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  7. some great plans there Clint, I especially look forward to seeing a zeppelin make an appearance!

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    1. Thank you Andy. Ihave worked out how to build a zeppelin. But not as yet carried it out, (All in the head)So it may go wrong. A lot depends on how the rules play at a club level whether this project flys or falls. The WW1 project is the safest project as the rules and figures already exist and it is just a case of buying them.

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