Tuesday, 14 May 2019

What have I done ....

Well it seemed like a good idea at the time.

This core set with the additional `Horror' expansion means my total for today is

Painted: 0.

Bought: 171

One day soon I'm going to add up my unpainted minis and I'll know exactly how much I've got to do. This will be a painters confession !!!

Tuesday, 15 January 2019

Bloodbowl 7's Ice Hockey Rink

Tempting to teach the Grandchildren Bloodbowl 7's on this lovely Canadian Hockey Rink....

Sunday, 6 January 2019

The preciousssss

Just before Christmas I received a message from Ensign Madcap on the Lead Adventure Forum who had a spare one of these. It now resides in my collection now the only decision I have to make is what colour scheme to paint him and whether to arm him with a sword or spear.

Sunday, 14 October 2018

Zomtober 2018 Week 2

Will be delayed by a day or so. Real life is a bitch sometimes. I am looking forward to returning to my happy place !!!

Sunday, 23 September 2018

Rangers of Shadow Deep

Joseph A Mc Cullough creator of Frostgrave has announced a soon to be published game called Rangers of Shadow Deep. The game uses the same mechanics as its larger cousin and for me it is suitable for solo play, uses a 3x3 or 4x4 table and a team is only 6 to 9 figures.

There is a Facebook page or you can follow on Blogger, `The Renaissance Troll'.

I bought a rather tasty Lord of the Rings Ranger of Ithilien figure from E-bay then a trip to the loft and some old teen-years rpg figures were brought blinking into the 21st Century. A closer examination reveals that some have succumbed to the dreaded lead rot. They were stripped of paint then after a quick  internet search to treat the rot, soaked in white vinegar, then boiled in ionised water. Tomorrow I have to repeat the treatment, some have been saved, others not.
 The happy few

The not so happy few which cannot be saved

My loyal CO3 cleric and a 1998 Ral Partha figure with axe have lost their faces and the champion from Throgs Hobgoblin despoilers detail is very soft, the axe head fell off and I noticed that it is a miscast as part of the axe staff never cast properly.

Sunday, 19 August 2018

Cheap Ogre Alternatives

I have always been disappointed in the new design of Games Workshop Ogres and the teeny legs Mantic design also doesn't interest me. In looking for a cheap alternative which wasn't semi naked and more Old School design I stumbled across these on sale from a company called Tehnolog based in Russia who sell via Ebay. There are 4 `Orcs' per packet which scale nicely with GW figures, for £2.35 a packet plus £3.92 postage I'm very pleased.

I don't think that the rest of the range will be of much use to me as a gamer but I've ordered a fair few packets for my 5year old Grandson.
Here is a fantasy toys soldiers review showing what else they do.