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30May/200

Weekend Update CW 22/2020

Another prolonged weekend ahead. It's whitsun and that means a holiday on monday. Traditionally a weekend with a lots of festivals, like Rock am Ring, will be a lot less crowded.

As I am still re-sorting the bunker, this week was a bit slow on the articles, I covered the first of the re-shoots with the boba-fett style bountyhunter for Inq28, and Dino continues the Journey of the Maulers with an article on the fans.

The Mundalorian Journey of the Maulers - The Maulers

24May/200

Weekend Update CW 21/2020 – Oldhammer, mexican food and equipment

Prolonged weekend over ascension thursday / fathers day!

Cutting Matt Warlord Games - Gaming Matt Open Sea Hagen Miniatures - Black Seas & Cruel Seas Items

Working from home continues and my "office" is more of a studio than an office-in-home, so I work where I usually do my reviews and such. The notebook took a toll on the cutting mat and the exposure to the heat made it warp quite a bit. Therefore I replaced it with a new one and added a smaller A3 one on top. But will switch back on monday, when the regular work week continues.

And finally my Warlord order arrived, including my new open sea gaming mat, that I want to use with Cruel Seas and Black Seas. Along with the ships by Hagen Miniatures, I am looking forward to put the naval week(s) on here.

16May/200

Weekend Update CW 20/2020 – Roofing, Backlogs and Lego

Had a bit of spare time on friday night and took up the kitbash of the Laketown House. A more detailled coverage on the build will soon follow. Mixed up a bit of Grey Stuff by P3 and took care of the gaps between the shingles and wall pieces. And as usual, you end up with too much modelling clay.

Lord of the Rings - The Hobbit Lake Town House Lord of the Rings - The Hobbit Lake Town House Lord of the Rings - The Hobbit Lake Town House

13May/200

Age of Sail Terrain and Markers

I am currently waiting for an order from Modulor, that will supply me with plastic card and brass rods, to take of some ideas I have for Black Seas / the Age of Sail.

I have a box of 3rd rates spare, I intended to build a merchant vessel, add one ship to my fleet and build a wreck from the third one. Here's a mock-up of what I have in mind.

Black Seas - 3rd Rate Black Seas - 3rd Rate

12May/207

Bolt Action German Grenadiers

Among the plastic kits for Bolt Action, the German army has the most kits to choose from. Maybe that is to reconcile for the very first plastic kit of the German Infantry (we have come a long way since that), or just because they are the bad guys and due to that higher in demand. Following up on the Blitzkrieg Infantry (sorry, that article is only available in German, as it was published prior to this blog being bilingual in 2014/15) that covered the early war troops, this German Grenadier kit covered the late war.

More were about to follow, mostly mid to late war, like the Waffen-SS Grenadiers, Afrika Korps Grenadiers and Winter Gear German Infantry in means of regular infantry.

Bolt Action - German Grenadiers

10May/200

Weekend Update CW 19/2020 – Of Ships and Cooking

This week I picked up the Lord of the Rings / Middle Earth terrain reviews, with the Lake Town House. I even started on the kitbash, completing the core build, that will need a touch up with green stuff / grey stuff. And the Frostgrave articles continued as well, with the crewmen for Ghost Archipelago.

Lord of the Rings - The Hobbit Lake Town House Lord of the Rings - The Hobbit Lake Town House Frostgrave Ghost Archipelago - Crewmen

For the Oldhammer skirmish project, a small package from Worcester arrived, covering some old Ghouls and a Skeleton banner bearer. Yeah I'd change ghoul #5 and #6 for ghoul #11 and #12, but the banner was a great find. As for the core skeletons, I'm looking into either Crooked Dice or trying to recover some of the late 90s original plastic kits.

3May/200

Weekend Update CW 18/2020

It's a prolonged weekend this week in Germany, with friday being labour day. A small lot of Dark Elves arrived, to go with my Realm of Chaos project, we had a go at the last missing piece of my Wild West collection and had another Frostgrave review this week.

Warhammer Fantasy - Dark Elves Boot Hill Miniatures Frostgrave - Cultists

30Apr/200

Boot Hill Miniatures – The last stand of Wild West miniatures

Most of my Wild West miniatures are by Artizan Design, most of them - and that might shock you - even painted.

The last time I added to that collection, were Wargames Foundry Old West models that I bought at Salute 2018. Similar to Claymore Castings, I had my eye on Boot Hill Miniatures as well for a longer time, but they don't do shows so I had no chance to pick them up at Salute nor Crisis, but Helion & Company is one of their stockist (a fact that I was made aware of _after_ I went to Salute). So now with no shows happening for the foreseeable future and a dropped pound, I decided to order directly (the roughly 7 GBP shipping cost was something that kept me from ordering).

26Apr/200

Weekend Update CW 17/2020

It feels like we're taking up speed, this week just flew by. We opened up a new can of primer, covered the next Frostgrave kit, the female wizards and taking a look into the next Middlehammer project.

Claymore Castings - Breton-Stands In Frostgrave - Wizards II Female Wizards Hit Color Belton - Flat Black

25Apr/200

Claymore Castings – Bretonnia at arms

I had an eye on Claymore Castings for quite some time now. I was amazed by their first ranges, sculpted by Paul Hicks, that included Scots, Highlanders and Gallowglass, for the Wars of the Bruce's among other conflicts. At some point Claymore Castings reconciled their range, brought in new sculpts by Matthew Bickley for the French and English, mostly of the Hundred Years Wars, and parted with some of the moulds and codes, that went to Antediluvian Miniatures, and are available now there.

Some of the Scottish, Irish and Gallowglass codes would be a good fit for my pseudo War of the Roses / Game of Thrones project, but the newer Bickley sculpts would stand out a bit with the slender Perry sculpts. As Claymore Castings doesn't do shows outside of Scotland, our paths didn't cross again for a while and I merely was astonished by the new, dynamic sculpts and incredible paint jobs that David Imrie shared with us via facebook for example in Saxon Dog Painting.

But then I had an idea and followed up on that by ordering a small batch of infantry codes at Claymore Castings.

Claymore Castings - Breton-Stands In Claymore Castings - Breton-Stands In

Even in the current situation, David posted the order quickly and the Royal Mail / German Mail did their job as well, having the small package arrive here within a few days after I ordered.