Friday, December 25, 2009

Merry Christmas

And to all a good New Year!

Finally the hectic times have started to slow down. Shopping was relatively easy, but it was a blitz to try and finish as many of my Warhammer Ogres as possible in the slim chance that I could hit up a tourney at a local store. Alas, the Bitz I dearly needed failed to come arrive in a timely manner and to my dismay I now totally lack the figures needed even for a 1000pts game. Oh well, there are other events down the road.

Not gonna lie, I'm not the fastest painter on the block, nether am I a great, but as a few of my mates have commented, my skills are coming along quite well.

(Man the flash made anything off-white look like it was pearl)

The main problem right now is the need for some extra Ogre bodies that are in the mail. One of them is for a comversion to a Bruiser. While I have pretty much finished up the Bruiser with BSB, it can't be used as the Lord and neither can the Hunter chilling in the back. I don't really want to use the Collector Female Maneater as the Bruiser...

Anyway, lots of interesting stuff for Christmas. Got the first of my ships for the Coral Sea campaign I will be running in the new year. Oh, while I got a usually bad mark for my Chemistry mark, I totally massacred my 270 exam, getting a nice round 100% on it. The hardest exam that I had, my 384 otherwise know as Modern European History, was quite good, getting an 80%, which translates to about a 130% in any other class. So all is good right now.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009

Czechs and Canadians

I started doing 6mm micro wargaming last year and have slowly been building up my armies. This week I managed to finish painting and basing my two CF-18s and a Seaking for my 1989 Canadian era army. This one is pretty much set up for the Cold War Commander rule set, maybe need to add a few more Leopard 1's and some sort of FAC and FOO stands.

As you can see, I'm not particularely serious with the command stand, what with the Seaking and all... I'm thinking of painting up a truck with a Tim Horton's logo and in the oh so awesome HortonPat scheme.

Now on to my Czechs. One would wonder why I would build an army from that country... Pretty simple, the first miniatures in this scale that where given to me were OT-64's (Czech recon armored cars), so I just carried on. This force is only about half complete, it still needs a good deal of miniatures. I'm building a Motorized Rifle Regiment using Mike Hoyt's C3I rule set. Its set up for regiment to division level battles, so crazy amount of stands on the table.

These miniatures have seen some good use over the last few months, thus why the flocking is starting to fall off, really need to scrape and put some new flock on when I have time... And maybe put a wash on the two OT-64's in the picture.