Friday 27 July 2018


   Sorry no blog post too bloody hot for all that!

Wednesday 25 July 2018

Progress is progress

Yes first off some more BRIGADE MODELS (LINK) 6mm sci fi. This time the Shaman Medium tank! 6 of the things all ready based and varnished and shall be puit in their box by the time you read this! Not the biggest amount of painting but it needed to be done. And yes there is more still to come, and NO a group shot is not planned for a while.

The Shaman tank is a good all around tank but nothing so special that causes too much worry on the battlefield. It is in no way a bad tank but it does not have too many exceptional features. Competent and with a good crew deadly just not exceptional at any one thing.

 Work continues on the castle . The basics of the gate way are now done and the walk way parapet is about 1/2 done. So progress is slow but at least visible. My plans for the next few days are to get a set of stairs built to take models from the ground (Courtyard) to Parapet level. And that should be in the next update. (Fingers crossed).

That's it for today as It is planned to be another scorcher and I need to get things done before I suffer heat stroke!

Until next time, take care have fun and if  possible stay cool!

Monday 23 July 2018

Side-tracked WIP

Yes I have been side-tracked! I make no excuses, NONE what so ever. I was feeling a bit "Blar!" due to the weather and decided to treat myself. So I purchased 2 of the shown rule books. (I already hade "Dragons Rampant").

Tim at the club has recently been talking about 15mm Aztecs. So I looked into that first. Aztecs and Conquistadors are made by a few companies. However only "Eureka" as far as I could see make any other figures suitable. ( So no Mayans, Mixotec Zapotec, Amazonians etc in 15mm UNLESS In wanted to ship them from the other side of the planet!) As they was an expensive option I decided to pass!

So I bought the rules!

My next dilemma was to get Knights in armour in 20mm.  I checked and other than soft plastics I was also out of luck! I wanted 20mm as that was the scale of my desert villages! I tried Newline design and while they have biblical which were tempting I wanted Knights in armour! I asked around the wargames club and very nearly purchased some soft plastics but would not have felt content so:

Again no such luck!

Finally I remembered from my youth a GW Bretonian army! Now I grant you for a GW  army it is not huge! But for "Lion Rampant" I should be able to put a few units together! (At least 5 maybe more)

So I have started to rip apart my suitable Bretonian terrain (very little... ok only this watch-tower) and have started to convert it to a more crusades type setting.

Yes it will need a repaint of course! But more than just a repaint It will need the whole of the lower section remade! Not as many Lakes and marshes in the desert as Bretonia! And NO need for  an arm coming out of a lake!

 In the coming weeks I hope to get the lower section finished with a gateway a stables and walkways all around! Krack Cervalier it will never be, nor does it have pretentions of being. Just a simple tower in the desert suitable for a few games!

I shall have to buils some 28mm desert dwellings as well. (But not too many) as well as some other bits and bobs.

So now you know what I am working on in spare time . Peter  wants me to paint some Vampires for him, and Matt wants some aeronef so when I am not doing those at least you have an idea what is happening.

If I get my act together next post will be some more 6mm sci fi!

Until then, take care paint and try not to get heat stroke!

All the best Clintr

Sunday 22 July 2018

Because I did not blog yesterday!

Yes before I go to the wargames club! Yes my89 year old mother did fall in the pond. She is shaken up but OK! It happened about 10 days ago so it has long passed but she is tough and has now walked to the shops on her own so she is OK. Right enough of that.

While not a lot of painting (it has been too hot!) I have finished these. Brigade Models 6mm Mercenary "Legion class" MRLs (LINK ). I only have 4 so that is them done. But if I want some Artillery support in 6mm sci fi games I now have some.

Before anyone points out yet I was a little twitchy with the paint brush on the warheads. Kindly bear in mind we are talking about 1/2 a mm in Diameter! So I think and I hope you shall forgive me. 

 Only 4 6mm sci fi vehicles to share this time but as it remains consistently hot I am barely in the mood to paint at all.

That's it for today. Just a quick update and now to put my head in the fridge for 30 mins or so!

All the best Clint

I am just hoping we do not have another 50 days of heat and NO rain!