17 July 2017

Waiting For Me When I Got Home

Beth and I had just started trip to the UK and on the second day in Edinburgh I received an email from Hobby Link Japan letting me know that the Garmillas Ship Set I had on back order was now back in stock and if I still wanted it I could complete the order. Of course I wanted it and it was waiting for me on our return to Tasmania, 'Operation M' is back on track.


By the way had a great time visiting the UK. I probably will post about some of the wargaming related activities later when they're relevant, but first. Here's two pointless photos of me enjoying myself at the Tank Museum at Bovington and in front of HMS Belfast in London.




18 May 2017

Two For The Price Of One


The painting of my Bolt Action US Army platoon is complete, a platoon headquarters, four ten man squads and Sniper, bazooka, light mortar and HMG teams. This provides the basis of my US army forces in both Bolt Action and KonFlikt'47 and now I'm getting on with the two KonFlikt'47 walkers I have, a coyote and a Grizzly.

I'm going to leave the flocking of the bases until after the K'47 heavy infantry squad is complete and sit down to do it in them all the bases in one block. Probably after we come back from our trip to the UK.

23 April 2017

Loot Always Helps

I've been busy with work so I haven't had too much time for either gaming or working on my painting queue, but that hasn't stopped me from assuaging the lack of progress (in the painting queue at least) with the acquisition of even more loot, including some birthday loot back in March.








12 March 2017

Lucky Me!


I must have something right recently. First I scored this 'old' Army Painter display stand from the local model shop, McCann's Model World. They had got in one of the newer, larger Army Painter stands and knew that I was on the look out for a storage rack for my paint. I was thinking of buying one of those MDF lasercut ones, but this works just as well.


Next Beth flew upto Sydney for work at the start of last week, so she nipped into Hobbyco and grabbed me this ....



A 1/1000th scale Balgray from the Space Battleship Yamato 2199 anime series, the kit comes with a number of inscale space fighters so now it's 'carrier ops' for my 'Operation M' project.

22 February 2017

GOATS


No not these kind, though they did turn up in a game of Space Munchkin. We've had a busy summer with our small herd of goats increasing with the birth of fourteen baby goats



Also we got a decent harvest of hay from the paddock, just over 700 bales. Plenty to feed the goats over winter. But of course we also managed to get a few games in, things like Stars Rebellion, Bloodbowl and Scythe.

 



I'm still plugging away at my Bolt Action US Army miniatures and the initial block is almost done and I've also decided to get my 15mm late war British units (Flames of War) sorted out too. I won't be doing those in a single block as I want to get back to my painting queue. Instead I'll seed a few units into the queue, stating with a eight gun 25 pounder battery.