or Attention Deficiency Disorder??
I'm sure it's something that ALL gamers experience, but I seem to have really suffered with it over the last week and a bit!
I have an excuse (don't we all?!), and blame it on expansionism - I have simply too many projects on the go, and feel the need to keep them all progressing, not really to the point that they're "done", but done sufficiently that I can taste the fruits of my labours and enjoy playing the games I have planned.
Am I kidding myself?? At least I've maintained enough self-discipline to leave the "Test Of Honour" stuff untouched until I've 'cleared' the backlog!!
Anyhow, this week's game didn't happen, so there's no AAR because I maxed-out my hobby time on the modelling bench. In fact, I think this post is only getting done due to 'drying time' between the stages of tackling the eight sections of "Amera Plastics" river currently occupying the work space!
In the absence of any table-top action report then, here's what I've been up to...........
A new recruit joins the "Ladygate Coven". She's a three piece casting from Heresy Miniatures which is why she's been so long in the 'paint queue'.
Another three part casting from Heresy, this is what "The Earl" looks like when he's angry!
A trio of characters from Black Cat Bases - the goodwife looks like she'll take no nonsense from patrons, and the mysterious Chirurgian has a reputation for examining dead bodies. The young lady seems quite keen to display a couple of her assets...
..... but keeps one of them hidden!
These are the pigs from the Pegasus plastic set - I googled 17th century English pigs, and the "Berkshire" breed came up, which is what I based these on.
Another google result told me that "official records indicate that the last Scottish wolf was killed by Sir Ewen Cameron in 1680 in Killiecrankie (Perthshire), but there are reports that wolves survived in Scotland up until the 18th century, and a tale even exists of one being seen as late as 1888." So they could have made their way down into England in the mid 17th century, and gave me an excuse to paint up these minis from the D&D Ravenloft boardgame!!
I managed to paint up a couple of 'plague doctors', since they'll probably be wanting to explore the mysterious goings-on in the Erewash valley before too long.
Why didn't I think of these before?! Laser cut MDF "Dial Counters" from Charlie Foxtrot Models under some more casualties - perfect for when the body count starts to ramp up!
Now, I know I said that I hadn't started on the Test Of Honour stuff yet, but the Cherry Blossom is out all over the place and everytime I do the cat litter trays I finish them off by raking them over in 'Zen garden' fashion - so I've had a go at a bit of terrain.
These are two types of cheapo plastic Bonsai trees from China. The first one comes in a little plastic 'pot' while the second comes 'unpotted' with some impressive looking roots.
The plastic foliage is awful (as 'tree leaves' but might come in useful for other 'scatter'), so gets removed and the bare tree etch primed. I've stuck this one on a standard tree size circular base.
This one is stuck on a piece of carved polystyrene along with a piece of stone from the garden. After a couple of washes on the trunk and branches I stuck on some "clump foliage" and gave it a spray with dilute PVA.
Finally for this post, while I was rooting about in the man cave, I found this old statuette.
I remember buying it from a Comic Shop years ago, but have no idea who she's meant to be or who the original artist is. Maybe Bryan or Simon will recognise her, but if anyone knows anything about her I'd love to know!
Many thanks for stopping by, and please do leave a comment if you feel so inclined!
EDIT: I forgot to mention, the above photo's are all taken on my new "grass mat" from Lidl - £6.99 for two 3ftx3ft gaming mats is a real bargain! (I plan on keeping one 'plain' and having a fiddle about with the other one)