Tonight I decided to print another set of anthropomorphic beasties.
The Hedgehog riding the corgi is from Goonmaster Miniatures and the pair of armoured mice are from Naga Miniatures..,
As of next Tuesday my older half dozen kids in the school are going to paint up a mini each and then make a mini diorama on an old CD. I will run this over a number of weeks as a little Lunchtime club… I must be bonkers!
This evening I decided that I needed the bottom shed sorting out. This is for two reasons… firstly it is an absolute tip and secondly I want to remove the miniatures out of the big shed to avoid the white mould Armageddon from last winter.
On the up side I have found loads of things that I have forgotten about…
On the down side I have found a load of things I have forgotten about and now want to do something with them…
I found boxes of things like the FIW above along with another smaller box full of unpainted woodland Indians and militiamen. The Colonial stuff above was for Science Versus Pluck to simulate an officer getting attacked by the Ansar. I mean will I actually ever, ever use them. These were from about 2014 at the very latest. We played one test game at the club then with one thing and another I never really got back to play it again.
I have Advanced Heroquest and other such miniatures in a box file. A pile of boxed Prodos Aliens miniatures. All in all far too much stuff. If I lived South I would take a mountain of things to a bring and buy at a convention.
Living up here I have really only the option for eBay of Facebook sales groups.
Anyway I shall carry on with the shed tomorrow round the Parent Council meeting at 19.00.
Last night after posting, I decided to get some paint on the 28mm otter. Now this guy came from Naga Miniatures and is one of many anthropomorphised animals in their collection. I honestly cannot say what he is meant to be representing. It has him down as a paladin. He does have a mix of dress and equipment. He has a macuahuitl and a metal shield as well as landschneckt style pantaloons. I don’t really care as I really like him.
I got him finished this evening… I might go back and do the cordage on his quilted gambeson.
This evening I got my finger out and started on some of the 15mm Samurai forces.
I have made a sort of Bandit force that includes some Ronin and a renegade monk.
The above were all painted with the Dipping Inks. I am really pleased with the majority of them. The only one that is a bit weird is the black shadow dip. I like it, but the guy front right has his kimono painted with it. It is more a grey green. Basically to me, it is a naming thing rather than a useless colour. For full disclosure I had heard this and ordered it anyway as it is a useful colour.
I still have the following dips to try out.
Hopefully I will get some more done tomorrow. I am now off to order the shrine set from 3DAlienworlds.
The last few days have been some of the most frustrating in 3D printing since the infamous Kabuto incident of 2019…I said I would print up a 40k Rhino for him. I suggested Thingiverse as sometimes there is good stuff is on there… sadly not this time. I got there in the end but it is Crap!
Here Mr Otterton inspects it. I had a few issues… first off was what is one supposed to look like. With zero interest in 40 k I wasn’t actually sure l. After checking a few reference pictures it seemed to be fine…ish. Seems to be missing rear exhaust ports and looks really wide.
The model itself was solid… way too much resin so I had to hollow out all the pieces.
It was split into five bits with no keys to make it go back together easily. Not dissing the designer here as I couldn’t have done this, but it really would have helped.
Each set of the two sides took nearly twelve hours to print… two sets of six for each bit.The middle section went weird and the rear doors look like the inside of an old ladies knitting box. This bit was over eight hours because of its size.
But the most annoying bit…
The sides are different sizes. Initially I thought user error, somehow I accidentally increased one of them. I don’t think so as the lights and exhausts seem to be the same size on both sides, same with the indentation. To be fair I could have reprinted one side and matched whichever it fitted… but by this evening I really, really couldn’t be ars*d.
Now there are a few out there that he could purchase, but he will need to check that they look right and also that they are printable.
Tonight I heard one of my new favourite taglines… this was by Chuck Yeager… he had mentioned ‘Sexual Intellectuals’ aka F*cking Know it All’s. I am so going to use it from now on.
I also finished the Sohei this evening…
Tomorrow I will endeavour to get some more painting done. I have a pile of samurai forces already undercoated in 15mm, so they seem a good place to start.
By Heck…this little blog of mine has been going five years…who would have thought that i could spout random guff for so long… but evidently I can.. I have spouted so much in fact that I now have to pay for it…
Anyway in those five years I have managed …
1806 posts …that’s quite a lot I think
Over 14,000 visitors with 43,200 views
With my best ever views in a single day being 137.
I would seem to have 203 followers, of which about a tenth engage with me and and probably not that many know what a model soldier is…upon saying this there are artists and even a couple of members of my family… Esther probably keeps an eye on me to see what I am sending my pocket money on :🤣😅🤣😅
My first post was a Flintloque one…actually my first one said so it begins… my first one with anything to look at can fe found below…