Saturday, 9 April 2016

Paint Table Saturday#127

It has been a while since I have posted anything for 'Paint Table Saturday', so as the Easter holiday comes to an end it felt like a good time just to have a look around and see what's what and lo and behold - there was very little!  I understand that this is a shared phenomena amongst those fool hardy souls that took part in the  'VI Annual Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge’, a sort of down time to reflect on the winter months' progress.  My first instinct, as the Challenge ended, was to clear up the painting area and put everything away, but having been gifted a couple of weeks holiday it seemed wrong to leave it gathering dust for too long.
Post Challenge tidy!
Whilst completely unstructured it has been a rather joyous fortnight, hobby wise.  I have tinkered with a few bits and pieces that did't get finished before the deadline and painted up a couple of miniatures as forfeits for my side duels, one of which has already safely reached its intended target, which you can read about here.  There has been a spot of rebasing and some preparation work done on miniatures that I hope will appear later in the year.  
Current state of affairs
Perhaps more importantly, I have managed to catch up with friends, old and new to have a day's gaming Zombicide, Black Plague hosted by the always welcoming 'Dark Templar'.  A couple of chance comments got me thinking about my own gaming interests and as a result I sat down to play through the opening encounter of 'Witchfinder General', if I can decipher my notes I'll try and post a Battle Report in due course.  
In other news, I have noticed that the Pageview counter has quietly sailed past 700,000, which in itself is quite staggering especially given the inane drivel that seems to spout forth from these pages.  That said I can't thank those who stop by, especially those that leave comments, enough - your continued support is most definitely appreciated.  Finally then, don't forget to visit the rest of the Paint Table Saturday community here.

53 comments:

  1. I might need to give some thought to tidying up my own painting area.... But I'll apply a wash to just one or two more figures first....

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    1. For me it was more a case of clearing away some bits that had been staring at me for too long. A fresh root around the lead pile seems to have unearthed some nice new things to paint.

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  2. 700k is epic, congrats. Much deserved. It's the 1st anniversary of my blog next week and I'm at 11.

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    1. Thank you Martin, the milestones soon creep up on you - a year already and look how much you have painted!

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  3. "Zombicide", "Mad Max", Vampires and pigs... What more could any painter want on their table. Michael? Big congrats on your 700k too. Very much deserved!!

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    1. Thank you Simon, it is a tad eclectic at the moment - there was even something on there for you!

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  4. 700,000! Very impressive. A well deserved congratulations to you, sir!

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  5. Congrat's on the 700K Michael!

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    1. Thank you Rodger, that is very kind.

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  6. I very much enjoy your inane drivel sir! 1,000,000 not too far away.

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    1. Thank you Nate, but it might be a year of two before I hit that number!

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  7. I'm sure you'll find plenty of stuff to fill the void on your table at Salute,Michael, and many more people viewing your excellent results thereafter.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thank you Roger, it certainly looks like it is going to be well represented with traders this year - could prove expensive.

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  8. Well desserved Michael, congrats!!

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  9. 700,000 wow that is a lot - but as always your blog is a joy to visit.

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    1. That is very kind of you to say Kasper, thank you.

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  10. Inane drive ? Certainly not Sir! Congratulations Michael

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  11. Congrats on passing 700k hits :)

    Like you, I've downed brushes for a few weeks post-Challenge to recuperate. I have been doing some mini-prep and priming though, in readiness to crack on once my lounge is back in order.

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    1. Thank you Tamsin, it takes a while to decide which direction you want to head in again - well it takes me a while as I have so many distractions on the go!

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  12. Very organized reset, Michael. Happy to hear you getting in some great gaming in with chums too. Congrats on the well-deserved post visits!

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    1. Thank you so much Dean, catching up with friends was great and it just helped to reset my priorities hobby wise.

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  13. Right, that settles it. Seeing how you've based those pig models I'm going to rebase mine, before I start painting them.
    Currently I've got them on 'larger than the models'square bases, but I'll have to put them on 25mil rounds. I didn't like the big square, anyway.

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    1. Ah, sorry about that Roy. I had thought about using some larger disks with a couple or three on each - perhaps on the next batch.

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    2. No need to apologise, as your method is far better than mine.
      [I've got bad sinus pain issues at present, so am struggling to express myself properly when writing comments.]

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  14. Tidy up the paint table???? Never!

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    1. As you can see it has rested to a more productive state of affairs and thank you.

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  15. Congratulations, sir. And painted pigs rule! (Nice!)

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  16. Well done on yet another cracking milestone Michael. Glad to see that post Challenge you are getting some time to get a few games in

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    1. Thank you Paul, whilst I love the challenge it does become a bit all consuming so it was lovely to catch up with friends.

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  17. Next stop, one million. Congratulations, Michael.

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    1. I think that will be a couple of years yet, but thank you.

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  18. An organised desk is what we all strive for :-)
    Congratulations on the 700K hits.
    Cheers
    Stu

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    1. Thank you Stuart, I'm sure it won't stay that tidy for ling! ;)

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  19. Thank YOU Michael for sharing your wonderful art and sense of humour! :D And congratulations - now, for the million visits!! Cheers!

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    1. That is very kind of you, but I shall endeavour to keep going for a while.

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  20. Congrats on reaching the milestone! That "was" a tidy looking workspace! :-D

    Greetings
    Peter

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    1. Thank you Peter, I am happy to report that it is a lot less tidy now!

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  21. Really like the look of those swine and the vampire. Can't wait to see them done.

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    1. I've been putting of that Vampire/Manbat for a long time as I just didn't know where to begin, but been pleased with how it has moved on of late.

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  22. Inane drivel? More like great paint work! Congrats Michael :)

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    1. Thank you so much, that is very kind of you to say so.

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  23. Hola
    Que bien tienes la zona de pintura
    si señor
    Un SALUDO

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  24. Congratulations on passing that milestone! Oy! A Clean paint table to boot...your just asking for trouble! Beware the Shiney Syndrome

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  25. I wish my painting area looked as clear as yours.
    Some milestone hitting 700k too, well deserved imho.

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  26. A clean and tidy workplace. Well done, my friend.
    700k hits is a blast but well deserved for the excellence of the presented pieces of art. Many congrats, Sir!

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  27. Gratz on the big 700,000 milestone!! World domination is next for you, at least on a 28mm scale ;-)

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