24 August 2016

He 's A Good Son

Lachlan turned up at work yesterday with early father's day present, a copy of the new Konflikt '47 rules. A standalone variant of Bolt Action where the world war two didn't end and things like zombies, werewolves and super science make an appearance.

Subtle is he?

12 August 2016

It's Good To Have Friends

My inadvertent quest for older rulesets continues with the arrival of a copy of 'Challenger2000'. A friend visiting from Townsville for work caught up with us and mentioned to me that he had this book and on his return home mailed it down to me.

Also work continues on the three cosmo navy cruisers

01 August 2016

Arrived In The Post.

I used to own a copy of this but I passed it on to somebody else a very long ago. I found a copy for sale on the net and so .....

It's a campaign supplement for Command Decision dealing with the German Invasion of Russia during world war two, Operation Barbarossa. To make it manageable (there's a relative term) everything was divided by 25, hence the name. If there's 100 tanks, then you have four. 100 kilometres becomes 4 kilometres and so on.

18 July 2016

Ready To Begin Flight Operations.

99% complete, just have to varnish it. A non-scale kit from the second Space Battleship Yamato anime series.

Next item in the queue takes me back to 'Operation M' and three cosmo navy crusiers from the modern 'Space Battleship Yamato 2199' series.

02 July 2016

Half Way There And I'm Back To 'Hell'

'Workbench Hell' that is, I've finished the current item on the painting queue, a battalion of Napoleonic French infantry from Plan N. And that means that it's time to rescue another item from what I refer to as 'workbench hell'. That place where a large number of my miniatures and models lay half finished gathering dust.

The next Item on the list is Bandai non-scale model kit of a carrier from the original Space Battleship Yamato series and importantly, I've reached the half way mark for the painting queue.

And now to decide on what type of cake I want.

27 June 2016

Back To The Source.


I recently travelled to Townsville, Queensland. My Dad was recovering from surgery and I went north to hang out with him.

While poking about his 'mancave' I came across this stashed away in his bookcase.

It was given to me on about my eighth birthday and a friend asked the obvious question - "Was this what started it all?" Of course not, but it certainly helped.

05 June 2016

No plan survives .....

It's an old maximum, but it's oh so true. Not to invoke 'Game Of Thrones' but here in Tasmania, winter has come and getting out of my nice warm bed at 'oh dark hundred' to paint some miniatures is a lot less inviting. But the solution is simple, wait till it's warm, so on weekdays at least I paint for an extra half hour in the evening.

The other threat to the successful of completion of the painting queue and having my cake is new distractions .... er I mean 'projects'. The Team Yankee bonus level being an obvious example. So to deal with these surprises I've given over my weekend painting time to them. Doing things like painting up some 28mm scale Germans for 'Bolt Action' (Beth's 101st Screaming Eagles will need something to shoot at) or helping Lachlan with his WH40K Knight (Father/Son time). Things like this are indeed hardships that I must bear ........