Tuesday, 17 September 2019

Update from the Dungeon

It has been a disruptive few weeks, as I have mentioned on the blog before Mrs C has been undergoing treatment, this has been a challenge over the last month or so but the good news is this is now over and we are hopefully on the road to recovery from the side effects. The bad news means I am back in work !

Painting and especially gaming has slowed but I have managed to finish another unit
These Arab light cavalry have been waiting a while and were a bit of a challenge happy with the result though so another unit completed for Al Andalus 
Out of interest I had the recently completed Persian light cavalry out so thought I would see what they looked like together mixed up, with consistent basing and painting style they arent too bad so I do have the option of playing them together if people don’t look too hard at the details.
I also had my birthday, officially able to retire (but it isn’t going to happen yet😒) so I relieved a few new toys, some reinforcements for the Russian Whites and some more Spanish Cavalry and infantry from Artizan mainly to see what their Al Andalus range is like.
A one for any fellow cyclists ..........this may have a serious impact on my painting over the winter πŸ€”

As things settle hopefully back to some more gaming πŸ˜€

29 comments:

  1. Glad K is on the mend, been a tough year. Happy Birthday and see you over the winter. Are you going to Battleground?

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    1. Also been thinking about scenery for 10mm and specifically buildings. i was thinking of using 6mm buildings to increase the sense of scale.

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    2. Thanks Martin......it might not surprise you that I have already purchased a small number of 10 mm buildings πŸ™‚ and yes hoping to put a game on at battleground

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    3. I have a few 10mm ones also. See you at battleground

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  2. Good to see your wife is in recovery mode and life may return to normal. I wish you both the best.

    Nice work on the cav. I like Artizan’s Reconquista range a lot. So many great figures. Neat looking turbo trainer you have. If you choose riding a trainer above winter painting sessions, you will be in tremendous shape by spring.

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    1. The artisan range looks great so can’t wait to paint some, not sure why I hadn’t spotted them before. Bit obsessed with the bike at the moment which is having a negative impact on painting, will need to find a balance

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  3. Glad to hear that things might be on the up turn and that your a still managing to get a few things done. Love the light horse.

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    1. Thanks Michael an improving situation at the moment and I seek sanctuary in painting

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  4. Grand news on Mrs C, very grand. Let's hope the coming months and years will be full of joy for you both! Oh, and lots of new toys of course for you! As to retirement, go for it is my advice!

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    1. Thanks David I am of course really quite young I simply look old. Retirement is definitely becoming a more realistic option but not quite yet.

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  5. Splendid news indeed on Mrs C.
    Fine looking light cavalry and some nice additions to the collections.
    Onwards!

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    1. Thanks Phil hopefully get some more Russians done soon

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  6. Matt, good news on family matters. I like the colour that you have been able to put into the Arab cavalry.

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    1. One of the benefits of the Arab forces is the ability to be as wild as you like on the colours, mine always end up muted as I don’t want them too clean but the colour is great

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  7. Glad to know your missus is on the mend. Nice work on the cavalry.

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  8. Hope your and your wife’s fortunes continue to improve.
    No idea what miniature that last picture is, 28mm? πŸ˜€

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    1. Thanks 28 mm of pain, blood and sweat ! Without leaving the garage

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    2. It does resemble some sort of medieval torture device, doesn't it?

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  9. Happy to hear of your wife's recovery. Understand about the trials of a heavy workload. Your brushwork is beautiful as always. That's an interesting looking stationary bike too!

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    1. Thanks Dean, the only trouble with the bike trainer is the impact on my painting time

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  10. Good to hear about your wife's recovery, the light horse of all kinds look great together,I like the Artizan landsknechts I painted, nicely sculpted chunky chaps!
    Best Iain

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  11. Awesome light cavalry Matt, they look superb and fast...Excellent job...and happy for your wife, good news everywhere!

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  12. Those cavalry look GREAT. I always have trouble picking varied colors in un-uniformed troops without them looking like circus clowns. You obviously don't have this problem. Color selection here is superb.

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    1. Thanks Allan, the benefit of Arab troops is you can pretty much use any colour πŸ™‚

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