Montag, 22. Dezember 2014

Samurai in the Snow

Hi all,

December is traditionally a very tense time at my office - everyone expects me to finish all those projects that nobody was really interested in for so many months before. So I have to be a busy bee, and (as I had anticipated) painting progress for the painting challange so far is quite slow - but my masterplan is to make up for this lack of progress during and after the holidays!

My first entry to the painting challange is a Samurai of the Perry range - indeed I had this backtrop of a beautiful Japanese-gardens-calendar, and this inpired me to paint a fitting figure to use for the "cold" special theme of the painting challange.

It was really great fun to paint this Samurai, especially without the typical armour. I'm going to paint some more of these...

Have a nice holiday everyone, and thanks for your great support in 2014. I hope you get a lot of shiny toys under the Christmas tree. for me it will be the new Perry Azincourt-Range, and I'm really looking forward to these figures!

All the best,

Samstag, 29. November 2014

This took some time

Hi all,

yes, the hibernation of this blog is finally over. 2014 had some rough patches to navigate and it was no good year for the hobby - so at some time I had to decide wether I'd use the sparse free time I had to actually have a hobby or only to talk/blog about wishing to have one. Thank you anywhere for bearing with me.

I'm otpimistic there'll be some more activity on this blog rather soon as I have enlisted in the Analogue Hobbies 5th annual painting challange, and I'm planing on honouring my goal of 500 points worth painting!

Until then I'd like to show you some more pictures of my ever growing crusading armies. These beauties have scored two big successes tis year: First, two pictures of my Crusaders have had the honour to appear in the new and quite exiting SAGA Crusades-supplement. Then, I've won "best painted" with my Moors at the very well organized and truly entertaining Holmgang SAGA tournament. Thank you again Patrick for the organisation and also thank you to everyone how has voted for my troops.

OK, with no further ado - here they are. First: The Crusaders.

Perry Miniatures Crusaders

More Perry Miniatures Crusaders

And here are the Moors/Saracenes:

Cavalry with a mix of several companies - mostly Musketeer, Black Tree, Gripping Beast and Artizan

Thanks and until next time,