Tuesday, 7 September 2021

Dissertation completed

 After being awake for 26 hours my dissertation was completed at 06:02 this morning. I'm free !!!!!!!!

Well Ernest they aren't getting another one!!!

Saturday, 2 January 2021

2021 Goal Setting

Goals for the hobby which has been inspired by the Dead lead Project Blog, only much shorter.

·         Finish an old figure. I’m spoilt for choice on this.

·         Finish a skirmish force for a project. At least a gang sized one.

·         Repaint an old miniature.

·         Average one figure a week, so 52 miniatures in total.

·         End the year in the positive painted versus purchased.


Personal Goals

·         Lose weight to help control my rampant high blood pressure and borderline Diabetes.

·         Finish my master’s degree. This is a last chance after deferring for several years. I only need a 40.

Friday, 2 October 2020


Zomtober 2020

Please can those taking part in this years Zomtober challenge, please raise your brushes in tribute to Bryan Scott A.K.A. Vampifan who passed on in March this year.

Bryan Scott 24.11.1957 - 3.3.2020

Monday, 6 January 2020

Deadcember 2019 ... the results!

Congratulations to  Twisted Moon who has entered not one but 6 entries during the month.

Saturday, 30 November 2019

Thursday, 21 November 2019

The temptation was too great ...

I saw a sale on E-Bay which I just couldn't resist, some really old school figures a couple of which I already have,  but 15 miniatures for £1.50 each including the one I was really after was for sale on its own from another seller for £8.99. I'm very pleased and they will find use in Rangers of Shadow Deep.

Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Deadcember 2019

One of the pleasures in life is keeping up with the hobby work of Rab over on the  Geekly Digest blog. His blog had not been updated for a while and I located him on Instagram so I duly messaged him about this years Deadcember. Rab replied and explained that due to work and study he is  unable to coordinate this year and offered the role with his blessing.

Hmmmm ..... well lets give it ago shall we.

The rules are as follows
On the first of December the premier annual "paint a dead/undead minature" competition will begin!
I'll start an album here of the entries as they come in, as well as a thread on the oldhammer forum for users to see the subset painted by other forum users.
What you need to know if you want to enter:
1.                  This is a painting challenge for 28mm "scale" miniatures painted during December 2017
1.                  The theme this year is (un)dead, meaning casualty figures are as welcome as the usual undead monsters and creatures
1.                  An entry can either be a single model, or a group - there is no advantage or disadvantage inherent to either choice
1.                  Email a photo of your miniature(s) before painting, and no more than two of the finished item, against a plain background so your painting really shines. Send your pictures to Deadcember entries
1.                  You can enter as many times as you like - the more the merrier - but each entry will be independently considered.
1.                  The winner will be decided by me and will be based purely on my honest choice of which is my favourite - quality of painting, oldhammeriness, any conversion work, etc. will all feed in to it, I'm sure.

I'm really looking forward to what everyone produces!