24 January 2010

State of play (ing with toy soldiers)

Before I get stuck in, I thought I'd give you a quick tour of the workbench as it is now, and please forgive the hurried snaps.

First up, the boss of my Outlaws for Legends of the Old West (just finished, I thought, but I've obviously missed putting a wash on that bit on his right sleeve):

Next, the rest of the boys, in various states of preparation:

There's also another shop, or rather three which I'm doing in one go to speed me along:

On a completely unrelated note, the gang are getting back into another fantasy football game, Elfball from the rather fabulous Impact miniatures. This is my ancient Eqyptian themed team in progress:

And finally, I couldn't resist putting together the first of the 135 (!) mostly plastic Napoleonic figures that Ma and Pa got me for Christmas. I shall paint them with the nice new brushes that sister number one got me. They've finally given in and decided that geeking stuff is a valid present :)

21 January 2010

Write on

After a rather hectic six weeks or so (recurring bouts of family sickness, some serious, a funeral and pressures of work), I've not done much painting or western town building. Things seem back under control, however, so I should be back to a roughly weekly posting level by the beginning of February. I'm also doing a bit more fiction writing at the moment, so some free time will go on that.