Down by the Market

As my back and lower extremities are still buggered I had to be a bit careful today. I did however manage to get the market stalls finished…

So from left to right we have a manju /mochi stall ( unfortunately the rice cakes are normally a pinkish colour)… no wonder no one has bought any of mine!) Next we have the hot sweet potato seller. The fish stall comes next and finally we have the fruit and veg seller.

I printed some road tiles at 50% original size. This was done about two years ago. They were originally for my 15mm samurai village. I stuck the road print onto the base and when it was dry I cut the bases out with a sharp blade. These were then edged by my chunky sharpie.

Now I could have done a lot more on these both base and paint wise, not to mention printing more boxes of produce. My mates birthday is today so I needed them done and dusted.

Now I learned a lot from these and will do a few things differently when I get round to doing mine… well that is if I don’t forget!

Whilst hunting for my Samurai terrain box I came across a box of miniatures, I really wished I hadn’t as the bases are blooming with white mould. I obviously forgot to take them out of the big shed and into my heated shed. I am afraid I used foul language upon opening the box. I reckon it is going to be a total rebasing for the lot of them.

Ooh What’s That

So yesterday I did a pile of printing…

It’s my mates birthday at the end of the month so I have got him some market stalls for his Monster hunting games.i sad a couple of issues, fire off, the corner of the front curled a bit. So to hide it I am going to base each one and get some ground cover up to the edge. Either that or stick a box in front of it. Second problem is the thatched roof. It is meant to come in two bits but for some reason my printer decided it was going tombow each end… easy fix… Inshall ‘build it’ in the software and print it as one piece. I will still probably mess around with greenstuff with this one… always good to have a bit of practice…

I also did some pinning of a model that I have had since the 90’s I found it in a box and decided it would be ideal for the Silver Bayonet… can you guess what it is from?

Finally I have just seen a Great value kickstarter for anyone with a 3D printer. The kickstarter is there to support the people of Kharkiv in Ukraine. You can find it Here.

Nineteen Down

That’s it, they are all done …

I went for reds with this lot. They fit in nicely with the rest of them…

A very colourful lot… probably shouldn’t be as they are obviously skeletons. I wanted them to be different colours to allow for identification on the table… that is my excuse and I am sticking to it.

Whilst mooching about for nothing in particular I came across these rather old magazines.

The one on the left was quite appropriate for this evening’s painting session.

Fifteen Down…

Four to go.

As can be seen, I went for the green this time. Not sure what colour the remaining four shall be.

The astute of you will have notice the Yumi on the right hand skeleton has snapped off. I pretty much knocked it with my brush and off it shot never to be seen again.

The four remaining ones will bring the monster hunter forces to an end… then back to the 6mm Italian wars I think…. If I can face them that is.

Ten Down…

I managed another five skeleton Samurai this evening. I went for an orange colour for the robes this time. Tomorrow I will go for a green colour. These are nice and quick to paint…okay I could spend longer and do a lot more work on them.. but hey I want them finished.

The other I thing I did this evening was to get the greenstuff done on the officer’s arm. He now has a nicely shaped tunic rather than a missing lump.

Five Down…

Fourteen to go… as you can see I managed to get the paints and brushes out this evening.

I am doing these in batches of five (and a four). This means that I am batch painting tunic colours. The majority of these have the blue grey colour on them. It was meant to be all of them, but somehow I put the paint down, totally forgot what colour I had just been using and chose a blue instead.

I am hoping that tomorrow I will get some more done.

A lot of this evening was spent battling with the insurers. In my policy I get a hire car, the repairs were approved on the 17th and I am still waiting for my hire car from them. Evidently it is tough shit that I am having to pay for a hire car myself while they wait to find me one. Evidently they sub contract to another company tgst doesn’t have anything to do with Shetland and although the claims lass said that us it, your request for a car gas gone through, the other side are denying all knowledge. In case you are wondering… they aren’t going to pay for the one I am already having to fork out for. Time for a new insurer methinks.

Kappa Finished

I got this pair finished this evening…

This was the only pair of these I had to paint. They were pretty quick to do.

So yesterday I said I had half a dozen skeletons to paint… evidently I cannot count…

Looks like there are twenty to make a start on this weekend. Thanks to John for pointing out that there are only nineteen skeletons to do. As one of my little ones said in class the other day ” him is good at maths.” Check out his blog Here.

Hermit and the Goblins

This evening I got a few more Monster Hunter minis out of box and set to work. My original plan was to get the seven of them started, but instead I went for finishing four of them. These are, for want of a better term, a goblin command set of: mage, standard and commander. The other one finished was a human mountain hermit.

On the left are a couple of Kappa and on the right a demonic Samurai.

Now for fun I looked up the Kanji for Goblin… the flag should say goblin, but with my painting ability it might just say trombone, but the thought was there.

Tomorrow I will try and get the next three done, then I am onto a dozen or so skeleton Samurai.

Painting this evening was done with very painful index fingers on both hands. It looks like I have an infection under the nail on both of them. My left hand actually hurts to even gently touch it, well as it is swollen it is not surprising. I really think I should go and annoy the doctor sometime as this keeps on happening.