Sunday, 16 February 2014

Paint Table Saturday#15


Yes, I know it's a day late, but the truth of the matter is I seem to have misplaced my painting mojo!  What with the recent school inspection and subsequent down time, it has been nearly three weeks since I wielded a paintbrush in anger; this calls for some drastic action!

The Matabele are still lingering on the periphery of the painting table, but in a bid to ring the changes, I have promoted this unit of Sikh cavalry to pole position - oh and upped my target tally in the '4th Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge' to a 1,000 points from the meagre 600 that I started with. 






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  1. Ah, are they Mutineer?

    Sorry to hear you've lost your mojo, hope you find it again soon!

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    1. If you mean as in Miniatures then yes, but these chaps are going to remain loyal to her Majesty!

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  2. Thanks for participating and showing your paint table! I added your link in my blog post! It doesn't matter that it's a day late. Sometimes there are more important thing then hobby's. I love those mini's on the horses!
    Greetings, Sofie

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    1. Thank you sofie, I hope to have a bit more to show next weekend.

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  3. Those Calvary look tasty Michael an excellent choice!

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    1. They've been waiting in the queue a long time now, let's hope they get me back painting.

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  4. Looking forward to seeing these guys in all their glory!

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    1. Me too Rodger, just deciding which regiment they should represent.

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  5. I know what you mean about painting mojo. It ebbs and flows. But that's good it means it will come back. Hope the school inspection has gone well. Let's both get back to painting now and less procrastinating!

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    1. It's funny now the inspection is finished, I sought of miss it! As for procrastination - it is one of my more developed skills! ;)

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  6. My painting stash is not much more crowded at the moment. In fact, I've only got four 28mm figures to finish. Since the end of my previous term I've only completed a few.

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    1. Well let's hope we both get some more painting done soon.

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  7. nice looking figures - can't wait to see them painted up.
    Cheers
    Dan

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    1. Thank you for the words of encouragement Dan.

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  8. I hope you mojo comes back quickly. Maybe the Sikhs will bring it back?

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    1. Thank you Tamsin, I now have a blasted sore throat to top things off!

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  9. A visit to Vampifans blog never fails to bring back my lost mojo. What would probably work is painting more zombies, yours were excellent.

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    1. Thank you Bob, that is very kind of you to say so. As for zombies, I have some Hersey ghouls that I want to get at, just as soon as the painting challenge is over.

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  10. I'm sure those cavalry fellows will Sikh out and return your mojo.

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  11. I feel your pain. I have had very little chance to paint in the last three weeks but at least I got some done.

    Hope your back in business real soon

    Ian

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    1. Thank you Ian, there is certainly plenty to do.

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  12. Hope you get the painting vibe back! Sometimes you just have to force yourself to pick a brush up to jump start it.

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    1. Thank you Brian, I had a little dabble today and a perhaps a little more tomorrow.

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  13. True to their reputation, the cavalry arrives in the nick of time. The missing mojo is saved.

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  14. We're all rootin' for you, Michael! We know you can pull it off. BTW, I'm shocked at how clean your work mat appears - you either must clean it often or replace with new ones. Best, Dean

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    1. Thank you so much Dean. As for the mat, it is a relatively acquisition - a Christmas present in fact.

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  15. Now Mr A... Repeat after me... I will pick up my paintbrush , write it out 100 times... Now you have that school inspection stuff and nonsense out of the way ,it's time to unleash the creativity...1000 points just don't paint themselves..show the darned colonial eh what!

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    1. I will pick up my paintbrush, I will pick up my paintbrush, I will pick up my paintbrush... feeling better already! ;)

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  16. I know how you feel Mr A, my mojo has completely gone at the moment, but onwards we must battle for the pass is not yet won.

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    1. Too right Sir, too right! The armies of lead demand their paint!

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  17. I think we have all been there Michael. I find I have to keep changing periods to keep things going.

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    1. That's certainly the plan here Pat - it's certainly worked for me in the past.

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  18. We HAVE all been there. It's called life :-). Good to see the mojo is returning. Looking forward to seeing the lovely Mutineer stuff painted mate.

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    1. Thank you Millsy, I am sure it's just a matter of time, after all there is so much loveliness out there to paint!

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  19. They're rather nice figures. Are they for the Mutiny or the Sikh Wars?

    Not doing zombies until after the challenge eh? There goes my guess on how you were going to spice up that staircase in Khartoum! Perhaps Gordon will be facing down velociraptors...

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    1. Good morning Edwin, these are from the marvellous Mutineer Miniatures and are hopefully going to represent the 2nd Punjab Cavalry.

      As for the staircase at Khartoum, sorry no zombies, but there will definately be a twist.

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  20. When circumstances throw you a curve...it takes awhile to get back into it, soon it will be like you never left.

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  21. No worries Michael I've struggled with my Mojo the past few weeks as well. The good thing is that it comes back.

    Christopher

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    1. Thank you Christopher, there has certainly been a little bit of action on the painting table yesterday!

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  22. It comes and goes. I'm actually painting more at present. This reminds me, I bought a whole bunch of Matabele last year but have no idea where they are! looking forward to the Sikhs though.

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  23. "Bad Joke-of-the-Week":
    You always amaze me with your painted figures, it's quite frustrating to see unpainted ones !

    nice figures!

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