Friday, 3 February 2017

clearing up the paint table

Hi all

**Edit**This post has been postponed so many times because of others jumping the queue, so I thought after this week where I have posted every single day I would just push it out there and start again next week.  Now to crack on with those essays.....

Before xmas and with the imminent arrival of new Bushido models I decided to paint up some minis that had been sitting on the paint table and in the background of some of my photos for some time.   It has taken me some time to post this as other posts have reared their heads.

So I grabbed a random selection of minis to paint, starting with some Ancient Britons for Hail Caesar - an on/off project that I've been painting for over the last couple of years, some BA Germans and a partisan from Wargames Foundry, some MiB type special agents for ATZ, and my daughter's Wood Elf Sorceress.









Sometimes it's necessary to just bang out some of the lead mountain and clear the way for the new arrivals...

hope you enjoy
dGG

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  1. Great work Andy clearing some of the back log, now on with the essay's, they won't write themselves ! Just think when done more pay = more models you want

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    1. I'm on it Dave, this was just an old post that needed publishing really

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  2. Sorceress is great, now how many words have you written

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    1. Thanks Martin, I've spent the morning reading the Pollock Review 2013 and his report on 32 major incidents within the UK and the other interoperability between various services within those incidents. I've started typing.....

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  3. Good luck with the essays. I hate typing essays, but sometimes you have to.
    I like all the finished figures so much there I like but a special shout out to the men in Black!

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    1. Personally I find the closer the essay deadline gets the cleaner the house gets.... yes I will do anything to put of writing essays!

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    2. Thanks Clint, it seems my mind will find anything to do except essays until the deadline is looming. I do need to get on with these though as I have a two week operating theatre placement coming. Luckily most of my blog posts for the next three weeks have already been written!

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  4. All good stuff Andy, but I like the Elf best, your daughter better appreciate it!

    How you're finding time to post every day I don't know, I cant even read them every day!

    Cheers Roger.

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    1. She does Roger, I've been trying to ignore the unit of wood elf cavalry that is dying for a splash of paint....

      Procrastination is how mate, but tbh I've written the next 8 posts already as I was super productive in January and knew it would be leaner time wise in Feb because of the coursework. I just have to remember which order to put them out...

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  5. A great selection of figures, Andy, and good on you for finally finishing them. Best of luck with the essays. I'm glad I don't have to do them ever again.

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    1. I wish I could say the same Bryan but it looks like I chose a career littered with god awful essays :-(

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  6. Lovely stuff. And I especially like the blue monks in the background!

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    1. Ta Gordon, they're actually Guards for the Rise of the Kage board game

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  7. My word you've been busy Andy! What a fabulous selection and all that space now available for new models.

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    1. Thankfully this was before Xmas sir, so just in time for the new influx of minis

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  8. Nice work dGG. Sometimes it feels good to just paint some random miniatures to escape the tedium of current projects.

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    1. True Rod, like a sorbet it can be a bit of a palate cleanser

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  9. Wonderful collection of minis, Andy, and I'm sure we all know what it feels like to have that tabletop clear and ready for the next project; albeit I usually just sweep mine clear into a drawer and open another ;-)

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    1. Your method sounds similar to my own, Simon.

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    2. TBH some of these minis have been hanging around for 18mths plus!

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  10. Your assault on Lead Mountain has produced fine results. Good stuff, Andy.

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  11. Ah, workbenches never become *clear*, do they? But it's a very good policy to finish off some long-term lurking models every once in a while :-) .

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  12. Always good to get some stuff 'cleared; of the table, however that in itself leaves a vacuum whereby other 'stuff' is sucked in, once more necessitating the table to be cleared.

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