Saturday, 17 September 2016

Paint Table Saturday#150

More as proof of life than an opportunity to show any real progress, I thought that I would take this opportunity to celebrate the 150th edition of 'Paint Table Saturday'.  The start of the academic year has been a veritable whirlwind, all is well, just incredibly busy.  I have managed to lurk around a couple of the blogs that I follow, but more often than not we have just been collapsing in a heap on our return from work.  This has meant absolutely zero progress on the hobby front and I was alarmed to find that my brush cleaning water had evaporated and dust was forming on the table.
 So what can I show you?  Where there is a Headless Horsemen, whose base has been started along with a Colonel Darnford.  I have prepared some characters ahead of Dinovember along with a couple of larger pieces waiting in the wings, but that's about it really.  I have managed to add to my ever growing collections of rule sets with Dragon Rampant and Black Ops both landing on the door mat recently - who knows where they will lead, but so far have resisted Congo.
Still it is not all doom and gloom and I am looking forward to catching up with my old chum, the Provost Marshal today as we head off to EuroMilitaire.  Finally then, don't forget to visit the rest of the Paint Table Saturday community here.


51 comments:

  1. Good to hear something from you my friend!
    Those pieces of work look very promising I'm looking forward to seeing more of them. Let me know what you think about Black Ops. We tried a while ago and found it very interesting and challenging. A bit complicated unfortunately...

    Enjoy your trip to Euromilitaire!

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    1. Thank you Stefan, it seems to have been a long time since I last painted anything. I am curious about Black Ops, quite fancy a container ship!

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  2. Good see see you at the brush Sir M. Mine haven't been dipped in paint since the Challenge!!

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    1. It has been a touch two weeks and no sign of letting up - still it will be Christmas soon! :)

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  3. Enjoy Euromilitaire, I always found it inspirational

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    1. It is packed full of inspirational work, quite humbling really.

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  4. Ooh, Euromilitaire. Great stuff, and lucky you. I hope you have a great day.

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    1. Fabulous day out Roy, really inspirational.

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  5. Definitely a bad sign when brush water evaporates ! Or very hot which it has been ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. I have to say I was alarmed at just how quickly it seemed to have evaporated!

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  6. Oh enjoy euromilitaire. Would love to go Folkestone well known to me but now a very long way away ๐Ÿ˜€

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    1. It is a wonderful show, thoroughly enjoyable.

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  7. Great stuff Michael. Enjoy Euromilitaire!

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  8. Seeing that stegosaurus is making me look forward to Dinovember!

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    1. Not long now, just need to get past Zomtober first!

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  9. Busy busy, dust on the table? I know this...tomorrow is another day! Enjoy euromilitaire Michael!

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    1. Thank you Phil, hope you get a break soon too.

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  10. Sometimes it is more interesting to note what you have in the painting queue..... Ironclad earth drilling machine for example.

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    1. Thank you Clint, looking forward to that mole in due course.

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  11. I know the feeling too, Michael; college has kicked off and my unfocussed painting plans have stalled also :-(

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    1. Not to worry Monty, it will soon be Christmas! :)

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  12. Hola
    Buena mesa tienes preparada
    Me gusta y espero ver las pinturas en ese dinosaurio
    un saludo y buen finde semana

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    1. Thank you J.D. I hope to get some more painting done soon.

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  13. Evaporated, eh? My brushwater stays covered so it just grows all sorts of exotic bacterial lifeforms during extended absences from the paint-table.

    I'm a sucker for Dinosaurs so that Stegosaurus is of particular interest.

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    1. Exotic bacterial lifeforms, not sure I could cope with that!

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  14. I do understand new year chaos. The stuff waiting in the wings looks great. Enjoy the show

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    1. Now sign of it letting up anytime soon, but I'm sure will get there.

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  15. Your dinosaur looks very interesting indeed. Cheers, Karl

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  16. Congratulations on reaching the 150 mark, an achievement in itself. It will also be interesting to see what you make of the Osprey sets.

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    1. I quite fancy the idea of some modern games, but who knows where that will lead.

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  17. Good to hear from you mate! Make sure you take loads of photos at EM.

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    1. Still hanging in there, photographs taken and duly posted - hope you enjoy them. ;)

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  18. Real life does get in the way sometimes. Nice to see you've found a few moments to get back into the hobby.

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    1. Thank you A.J. this was just the ticket to get the creative juices flowing again.

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  19. Now, that dinosaur looks rather familiar...as I'm joining you for Dinovember, I may have to forego the Stegosaurus in favour of other big lizards. Luckily, I have rather a few - might not all be from the same era though, but Pulp or Victorian Lost World's don't always follow logic...

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    1. Yes the Stegosaurus has been a long time coming, but looking forward to Dinovember, especially now you are on board.

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  20. Black Ops is well worth looking at.

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  21. I'm looking at that same "Stego" myself, I think Jez mush be producing them or something! I also notice you have the "Mole" that I have coveted for several years too.

    Enjoy the show.

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. I have a feeling that Jez buys them by the bucket load! I'm hoping to show horn the Mole into Dinovember too.

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  22. These days of low output are I think something of a positive as they help re-charge the batteries and get you eager for more, so they have good purpose

    Ian

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    1. I think you are absolutely spot on Ian. Just taking time out can often help to refocus.

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  23. Hope that you'll find a smidge of time and energy to work on some of these new and fun sounding projects sir.

    Dino's.... I wonder if my son has an old beastie I could give a new life to?

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  24. I'm always impressed when anyone can keep their paint-table usable and anot as another shelf/storage area.

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    All the popular brand name beverages for unbelievable discounted price tags.

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