Thursday, 26 July 2012

Pastures New . . . .

Today I finally became a grown up.  Today I picked up the keys to my own house.  Not a pile that I rent and call home.  My own house.


This is going to mean that it's going to be really quiet on here for a while.  However I have got absolute permission from Memsahib to convert the loft into a man cave which will hopefully feature a decent gaming table and plenty of display cases.

I'm starting to think that I should have measured the loft properly before agreeing to this!

Memsahib won't let me convert the attached granny flat into my own private pub which is a shame.  Having a man cave will be ace.  There are some conditions attached.  Something about decorating the rest of the house first but I wasn't really listening, I was a bit busy researching tongue and groove loft flooring!

It does look though like the Horns of the Buffalo project will stretch out to more than a year now.  I came close, I am down to the last 17 Zulus and 8 Brits. 

So near and yet so far . . . . . . . . .

Monday, 23 July 2012


Unfortunately I ran out of bases for my Zulu project and then found that the supplier that I had been using had dissapeared.  I spoke to Warbases and they have just delivered some excellent quality bases.  Whilst on their website I threw in one of the VBCW terraced buildings as well.  I'm really impressed by the quality.  More to follow soon but the house move is taking over my life and right now I've got to pop out to meet HRH Prince Charles.  It's just one of those weeks!

Friday, 13 July 2012

Last of the Mohicans

Has anybody else seen the latest Warlord Games newsletter?  If so am I the only one to be drooling over their latest aquisition?  I seriously want their new French-Indian wars boxed sets.  Maybe The Last of the Mohicans will be the next project once the Horns of the Buffalo is completed?

I hope that there'll be some plastic miniatures joining the range though as I can't envisage being able to afford to do anything large with an entirely lead range.

Thursday, 12 July 2012


Modest Miniatures has now launched on Facebook!  However the intention is a little different.  I don't know about you chaps but I find it really frustrating trying to track down that really inspirational paint job that I saw somewhere on a forum or blog all those months ago.  One thing is sure, I won't have added it to my favourites!

Additionally I hope that chaps will share details of upcoming games or shows on the page.  It's not much I know but hopefully it might be a useful resource for at the very least one or two people.  It's only tiny at the moment but if you're a Facebook user please "like" the page so that you can keep up with what people are showing off.

Thanks for your time reading this chaps.  Hopefully I'll see you on Facebook.  Don't worry, I still be rambling along on here!

Saturday, 7 July 2012

New header

Good afternoon chaps.  I'm in the process of trying to get through the last 80 Zulus and the last few British Characters which means that I am doing just about everything possible to avoid this as I am now thoroughly, absolutely and completely bored of painting Zulus!  As such I found myself playing around with my header and I came up with the little image as follows.  It's not a patch on anything such as Panzerkaput comes up with but I'm rather pleased with it for an ameteur effort.  Can you guess that I've been watching Jeeves & Wooster this afternoon and planning the art deco style for the house that will hopefully be mine soon.

It would have been better if I'd managed to get the width right!!!

Friday, 6 July 2012

Captain Blackadder & Chums in 28mm

I absolutely love these miniatures, they are some of the nicest in my collection.  I seem to be incapable of remembering who makes them but they paint up a treat.  I think that these will be some of my best paintjobs yet once I finish the missing details.

A retro trip in 20mm part 2

I have hardly published anything for weeks.  I have been stupidly busy with work and life and also my laptop is refusing to work with Blogspot so I've stolen the good memsahibs laptop for a little bit.  Some of you might remember that a few weeks ago I purchased and build a classic Matchbox 3 colour kit of the LRDG.  Well, I'm currently laid up on enforced rest after a rather nasty little health scare.  I'm bored out of my tiny little mind and frustrated as I can't get anything done.  Well apart from painting when the medication allows my head to clear enough.  I've yet to put the decals onto these chaps but I'm rather pleased with the results.  I don't think that the detail is any better than my previous efforts at 15mm but the effect is ok as long as you squint, a bit of a Monet really!  Hopefully I won't allow this to convert me to 20mm although the massive range of kits does make it tempting!  Memsahib rather liked the idea of smaller models until I mentioned that there'd be more of them!

Enough rambling, here they are: