Tuesday, 28 December 2010

Projects for 2011 - Quick Update

Have had a bit of time, over Christmas,to think about the running order for 2011.

Battlefield Bad Company
This is the priority for the first couple of months, as the boards are for Salute in April, and so are time critical. The 8' x 4' table is finished, but I need to complete the buildings. Dependent upon the weather I should be able to get on with other projects at the same time - the freezing temperatures of the last month have meant that i've got no painting/varnishing done, and so the lead pile has been growing steadily.

Aliens vs Predator
I'm keen to get on with the Aliens colony, as soon as possible - two 2'x2' are in progress, but the project stalled partly due to the demands upon the work space for the Battlefield game, and partly as i'm waiting for one last commission to be completed, in order to have a full mould for casting.

Battlestar Galactica
I reckon I can start work on the basic shape of the ship, at the same time as i'm working on the detail for the Aliens boards, as the process is very similar. As with the Aliens project, i'm waiting upon a commission to be completed (again well worth the wait!) before casting up the figures. I should have some Raptor models csat up very shortly, and when they arrive I'll probably start to assemble the production line of resin ships waiting in my games room.

Star Wars
A modest pile of West End Games figures has now "appeared" on my painting table, and will start to be based up, ready for priming over the next month or so.

Zombies
Still an ongoing project - the painted horde is round about 400 zombies, give or take, but with plenty more to do. Am sorely tempted to add to the Shopping Mall, but realistically this will have to wait a while, given space restrictions.

VBCW
Has reached a convenient point to pause - I have completed forces for the Yorkist Front, and BUF. I will return to this project later in the year, but I need a break to fresh things up.

Overall then, it should be a busy year, but hopefully I can progress the first 4 of these projects to a significant degree.

Thanks for looking,

AKULA

Friday, 24 December 2010

Final Day of Voting TGN Awards

Unbelievably, Goatboy is in the running for the Alternative Adventures TGN award - he is in the top two, and only a couple of votes behind, so if you haven't registered to vote, pelase do so today, as it is the final day of voting.

Registering is free - just submit your email address to receive your password - you won't get any spam emails back!


http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/2010/12/05/41668


TGN is a great source of wargaming news, and well worth signing up to, and your vote would be much appreciated in the Alternative Adventuers section.

Thanks again, and have a great Christmas & New Year break.

AKULA

Sunday, 19 December 2010

Final Round of TGN Awards - PLEASE VOTE FOR GOATBOY

Goatboy made the cut, so a big thank you, to those that supported him in the voting, for the TGN Awards, but the toughest challenge is ahead. The voting has now started for the winner of the Alternative Adventures Miniature, and will close on Christmas Eve, so you all have the chance to vote for your favourite mini - all votes have been reset after the first round, so everyone gets to vote again.


Please take the time to vote - it will only take a moment to do so (by clicking on the link below) - if you haven't registered, TGN is an excellent source of Wargames news, and registering only requires your email address (no spam either), which then makes you eligible to vote - I'd be delighted if you decide to support Goatboy, but of course, that is up to you.

http://www.tabletopgamingnews.com/2010/12/18/42154

Thanks again,

AKULA.

Thursday, 16 December 2010

A Small Favour - the TGN Awards

I wouldn't normally ask a favour, but I think you will see the funny side of this request, and it will only take a minute, of your time, to help.
Voting on the TGN Awards is currently underway - the first round finishes on Saturday 18th Dec, and the final 10 in each category, will then go into a final round of voting. A friend, and fellow wargamer, has been sculpted in a goatsuit - its a long running joke - and has been nominated in the Alternative Adventure Miniature category, and lets face it, you don't get much more alternative than a guy in a goat suit!




To vote, you need to register for TGN - I would strongly recommend this anyway, if you aren't already a user, as it provides a useful source of news on all things Wargaming, and in a much more easy to read format, than some more clunky forums.


Literally just submit your email address, and you will be registered as a member, and entitled to vote - you won't get spammed afterwards, either. The details are here - remember to register first - you can vote for up to 3 choices in each category.

If you find the sudden urge to buy a copy of the goatboy miniature, he is now on sale from Hasslefree Miniatures, at:



Thanks again, for your support - your vote could help change the life of a sad lonely wargamer, in a goat suit.

Tuesday, 14 December 2010

New Project - "Star Wars"

ANOTHER new Project....I can handle it.....I can stop anytime I want.....really, I can.....

This one is more for my children (honest), but I said i'd stick it on my blog, as a way of keeping track of what will be the lamentably slow progress.

If you want to keep an eye on it, click on the Stormtrooper button on the right-hand side of this screen.