Saturday, 9 July 2016

Paintable Saturday#140

Now I promise not to keep banging on about the long summer holidays and just how much hobby time I will have through July, mostly because I have just seen the 'Saintly Mrs. Awdry's' to-do list and it already looks exhausting, if not yet exhaustive!  That said the summer holiday is often a time when I try to catch up with all those larger projects that are left gathering dust during the winter months.  To that end this post is a statement of intent, rather than a prescriptive list and revolves around hosting a game of Witchfinder General, hopefully at the start of August.
I have earmarked a couple of miniatures that have been lurking around the periphery of the paint table for far too long now, particularly these two from the 'Warlord Games' Fire & Brimstone set.  They were supposed to have been an entry for last winter's 'VI Analogue Hobbies Painting Challenge' and I even got as far as painting their faces, before the deadline came and went.
What I really want to get done are some terrain pieces to make progress across the the tabletop a little more challenging for the forces of evil.  I have made a start on my wheat field and hope to commence 'Operation Hedgerow' before too long!  Some additional livestock and another Witchfinder, this time in the guise of Salome Kohn from 'Hasslefree Miniatures' should be more than enough to keep me out of mischief.  If I can throw in a couple of games of Zombicide-Black Plague I shall be a happy chap indeed!

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  1. Lucky boy with so much time! Look forward to seeing the results.

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    1. Hopefully there will be something finished by the time you get down here!

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  2. Firstly, Regards to the Saintly!

    Secondly I am really enjoying this project and look forward to the witch burning good folk rising up in a mod to assault the Fiends Castle.... But why do they always go at night?

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    1. Regards passed on and I can only assume that besieging castle with pitchforks and burning torches only seems a good idea after a flagon or two of ale? ;)

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  3. Looking forward to seeing the minis fully painted. Your witchfinder project is great.

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    1. Thank you, certainly enjoying the preparation.

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  4. A wonderfully teasing WIP post Michael. I'm a big fan of your Witchfinder Project and was especially interested in Salome Kohn, as I'd not spotted that mini before. A future purchase for me no doubt.

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    1. Sorry about that Simon, she has the look of a lady in traditional Welsh costume.

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  5. Looking forward to the forthcoming delights you are to show us. After of course you have completed all tasks required by the boss.

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  6. Just the thought of summer sounds good to me right now!

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    1. Indeed. The weather down under is quite bleak at present!

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    2. I have to tell you both that it's pretty bleak here too! Another frightful day today - but then that does mean no gardening! :D

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  7. Summer off! you lucky boy, looking forward to see all you up to with rather green eyes!

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. Thank you Roger, still trying not to look too smug.

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  8. Those plans seem quite achievable if you aren't left totally exhausted by the Saintly Mrs Awdry's list of tasks. Enjoy the hols and do take time to refresh yourself ahead of the terrors you'll be facing when they return in September :)

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    1. Just the sound of September makes me shudder! Many that Tamsin, hopefully these can be ticked off and then who knows what will happen.

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  9. Evocative stuff -those preachers are dandy.

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    1. Certainly one promises to be Dandy, the other is going to be a bit of a dour soul.

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  10. I shall look forward to jealously admiring your output!

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    1. Let's hope that I can deliver on those promises.

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  12. Are those sheep up front? Make sure you have enough hedges to keep them out of the wheat.

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    1. Yes, the blasted creatures get everywhere! ;)

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  13. Looking forward to seeing your project come to fruition

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    1. You and me both as it has been running for far too long!

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  14. Can`t wait to see what you do with these models.
    I`m seriously interested in Withcfinder General myself but sadly there is no one in our club who is ready to give it a try with me.

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    1. Perhaps one day someone will be up for it, I have the same problem here too and will undoubtedly resort to bribing people with cake!

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  15. Hola
    Grandes obras en la mesa tienes hay
    un saludo

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    1. Certainly plenty to keep me busy with.

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  16. Knowing you, you'll make the most of the time you have to make more incredible eye candy! Enjoy :-)

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    1. Thank you Paul, just need to decide where to start!

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  17. Damn you for sending me to Hasslefree to look at that Witchunter. I was supposed to be saving up!

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    1. I do apologise, I'm trying not to go back either as I quite fancy their has-mat team!

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  18. You may wish not to shout about the summer hols, Michael, BUT I WILL! HOORAY! Endless days available for pushing paint and doing some more scratchbuilding. Rewards for the endless marking of exam papers, report writing and being nice to parents. JUSTICE!

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    1. It's because 'we're worth it!' Have a great break yourself Mark.

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  19. Those are some very cool figures. Looking forward to seeing them painted up, as well as the new terrain!

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    1. Thank you Rod, terrain is now underway so we are off to a promising start.

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  20. Enjoy the summer recess .. And I look forward to seeing the result

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  21. I look forward to seeing this finished - when ever you do something big the results are amazing.

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    1. You are far to kind Mike, but thank you for the lovely words of encouragement.

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  22. I shall be watching with interest, Michael, as :'Black Powder Fantasy' is a genre I love the films for (the Pirates of the Caribbean series, the Brothers Grimm, Brotherhood of the Wolf, Solomon Kate, Sleepy Hollow, etc), but have yet to be tempted into game-wise.
    And if you want inexpensive livestock, I think Warbases has a pretty good selection.

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    1. Thank you Jez, it is certainly a firm favourite of mine too and it may well be that this collection form the basis for tangents into other related areas - Solomon Kate and the seven dwarves has a ring to it! Warbases are great and I've just picked up a couple more packs of their animals and so hay stacks!

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  23. Splendid. I quite like the fellow on the crate.

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    1. Thank you, he was repositioned on a resin crate, but certainly not an original idea.

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  24. The two WiP's are off to a fine start. :)

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    1. Thank you, but they have been gathering dust now for quite a while.

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  25. If I can make a suggestion Michael, hang off on those two puritans. They may come in handy fore the next Challenge. :)

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  26. If I can make a suggestion Michael, hang off on those two puritans. They may come in handy fore the next Challenge. :)

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    1. The same thought had crossed my mind, but then all I could think of was our creed, "The Challenge follows the honour system in the completion and entry of figures. Dishonour and public shaming goes (with perhaps the throwing of frozen vegetables) upon anyone who besmirches the venerable craft of painting toy soldiers!" So they have been dusted off and by jolly I will see them done this summer! :D

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  27. Looks like a fine plan Michael! A couple hours a day focused on the art of fun & that should leave plenty for keeping the missus happy!

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    1. That's got to be the way to go Terry - a balanced approach! ;)

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  28. Your ability to churn out so many good minis (WIP or otherwise) is simply amazing!

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