The Great titivation continues

Albeit slowly :-)

But at least the Miyoshi clan is completed. I've got another clan being tarted up at the moment but I'm not sure who to field them as. The mon is done but I can't remember who it was supposed to be as several clans use the same one.

I'll get a whole clan shot done in the next few days.


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The Prisoner of Limehouse

Welcome, dear reader, to Limehouse.

A nerfarious den of delinquents and ne'er do wells and the perfect place for Evil in the night...

The local police station had been given instructions to transport a prisoner from Limehouse through to Hackney. No clue as to who the prisoner was or what they were imprisoned for.

Various groups had gotten wind of the transfer and were closing in...

The quiet of the Limehouse dock early in the morning.

The police Mariah begins it's journey.

 Bibbly's Bashers, recently back from a much needed furlough have gotten wind of the situation and are moving in for the chance to get some easy money.

Unfortuantely, what appears to be a vampire with his minions has picked up the scent also.

The Bashers start to split up to make sure that they are alone.

But come across some of the vampires minions and a desparate struggle ensues.

The Master himself confronts Rifles McFee and attempts to mesmerise him into submission.

Whimsical Frederick gets jumped on by a minion and does not come off well.

A mystery group, armed to the teeth appears in a side street and start to take their toll on the minions.

 The Mariah is oblivious to the interest shown until the Master sends one of his minions to overcome the driver.

The mystery group see off the remaining Bashers but fail to get to the Mariah in time.

Coppers pile out of the back of the Mariah in an attmept to see off the attackers

After a desparate struggle the coppers finally succome to the Master and are killed in the line of duty. The well armed ladies are kept at bay by the minions of the Master.

The Master opens the rear of the Mariah and out steps a well dressed lady of apparent consequence.
 Who is this mystery lady that has gone with the Master, seemingly of her own free will...



Teeny Tiny Star Wars

Real teeny tiny lol

I love Star Wars fleet battles and have wanted a decent set of quick rules to be able to do it. Full Thrust, although a cracking set that I do like, was too involved for the sort of size of battles that I've been after. Fortunately, Wiley Games is going to be bringing out a starfighter (and fleet) version of their Fistful of Lead rules soon (with a little help from yours truly).

Perfect opportunity to sort some fleets out!

The Nebulon-B is a full scratch build but it's a bit sloppy in places as I just wanted to get it finished. It represents an old Imperial one that has been stuck in the outer rim on patrol service. In the original West End Games stats it could hold two squadrons of fighters; 24 ships. I think that's a bit of a push given the size and design but I've modeled it with some tie fighters in the hanger and I think it could hold a single squadron at a push. The hanger lights up but if the battery dies I don't think I can change it...

The two bulk freighters are just simple scratch builds.

The Rebels have only got two CR90's so far and these are the Bandai ones. Lovely little kits and the detail is amazing, puts my Neb-B to shame lol

I've got a couple more of the kits and I'm thinking of changing one to either give it more guns (in place of the radar dish) or to have it as a fighter carrier. The second will be completely cannibalised to try and produce a Corelian gunship. That will be interesting.

All the fighters and shuttle shown here are from Shapeways. I got them over six years ago and I don't think theyre available anymore. Not a massive problem as I've started drawing my own and will start to print them closer to coming out of lockdown for when we start gaming again.

The X-wings are 12/13mm long, just to give you an idea of their scale. I've got a fair few other rebel fighters that need painting up, fortunately they're quite easy :-)


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The second Quatre Bras

No, not a re-fight but the second version I've done of, the now demolished, farm at the Quatre Bras crossroads.

A bit different from the first as it has the crossroads included and the client requested for them to be perpendicular as opposed to angled.


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The Frogs and the Lobsters

Some of you might have seen this on the LAF but here it is again :-)

I've wanted to do a little project based on the Hornblower tv episode 'The Frogs and the Lobsters' for quite a while and have now got stuck into it.

It's a cinematic project and probably won't even follow the Hornblower film that closely, as with most of my projects it's for fun rather than a historical study although I'll try and get the terrain/buildings as accurate as possible without spending too much time over it.

Only six French figures for the moment but I've got another six built and ready to paint but as the news ones will be royalists I'm not sure whether to prime dark and layer up or prime light and use washes :-/

The first bit of terrain is done as well in the form of a village barn. I'll be keeping the bases relatively small so they don't take up too much room.


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The Great Titivation begins

I've finally gotten round to finishing off my Japanese re-basing project that was started a long time ago. It's basically changing bases from square to round. There is also a lot of touching up to do as most of the figures weren't varnished (shock horror lol) and some of the colours are a bit dark.

The top pictures are what have been done in the past week or so. These were the easiest to do, mainly flocking and varnishing. The bottom photos are what needs to be done; there's a good couple of hundred figures there.

I'm both looking forward to getting them finished and dreading the task lol.

The clan is Miyoshi and is an historical clan but they got pretty much wiped out during the Sengoku period (a fact I found out after starting them).

I'll be doing one clan at a time and will take a photo of the entire clan assembled after each has been done.


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30 minutes a day - Part three

So week three is down and it'll be another two until it's done I reckon. Still around 30 minutes a day although it fluctuates.

The shoji took ages but the basic groundwork didn't lol

I'll be working on the smaller 'entrance' base this coming week


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30 minutes a day - Part two

Just a quick post today.

I've painted the panels for the buildings and given the roofs a base coat. There's six layers for each panel but I'm thinking I could've gotten away with three or four lol

Door details and roof inking tomorrow.


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30 minutes a day - Part one

There's a Feudal Japanese group I'm a member of on Facebook and the runner/moderator came up with an idea to do just 30 minutes a day of a particular gaming project or group of figures and show progress. The first time it happened was last year and I managed to get some samurai painted up but this year I'm doing some terrain for myself in the form of a simple Japanese shrine.

I won't be posting here every day, just once a week and seeing as we're on the seventh day, here's the first post.

The layout is below and all the buildings are from the Japanese catalogue here mainly from the religious and additions sections. The base is the size it is because I have a particular box for it to go in. This was day one.

Day two was realising that it wasn't quite right and needed a little base to the front to include a torii, hand wash station etc. I also made a set of stepps up the mound.

Day three was painting some lose scatter terrain that will be dotted around the model.

Totally forgot day four so made up for it on day five by prepping the buildings for painting and filling in the steps to the mound.

Day six was getting the wood mostly painted but it will probably need some touching upat a later date.

Day seven is today and I painted the stone base for the odou and detailed some of the wood work with inks.


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I didn't want to do this but...


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