Saturday, 31 October 2020

French Flag bearer.

This is another item that has been hanging around my work desk for far too long. I don't like to paint individual figures so find that they keep getting pushed aside. The figure started out as an Artizan figure which then got a new head cut from a Great War French figure, the left over HMG Gunner I had. The flagpole is a metal Lance and the Flag was down loaded and then printed courtesy of Major Thomas Foolery's Blog. It may be wrong for this conflict but I like it.


Tuesday, 27 October 2020

Cyber Punk Police Vehicles

Well these have been a long time on my workbench while I worked through a few ideas on how to finish them. I have taken the photos using my iPhone and feel they look a little bit washed out. They look much better on my table in the games room.

The two bikes were converted from a flying bike made for a Movie. What Movie? I cannot remember as I threw the packaging away months ago. The wheels were copied using Blue Stuff from a toy car. These were inspired by Judge Dredd in case it is not obvious. The Police figures are from West Winds Road Kill range with some Greenstuff added on the helmets. The two Cars are from Scotia Grendal with the light bars taken from some toy cars. I'd like to add some decals on them but there is not much spare surface space to work with.

Saturday, 17 October 2020

Celtic Chariots J K L

 These are the last three Chariots (for now) which are also Renegade but with Wargames Factory Horses. These are not as nice as the Victrix Horses but they were all I had to replace the originals bought when Wargames Factory were still selling. The riders etc are mainly Victrix but with one Black Tree Design figure. My order of more Chariots have arrived with the transfers I was waiting for.

I have some better news about my old iMac. I found that I can still look at the files on it by using Finder on my new iMac. I had thought that I should have shared the folders the way you would on a PC but find its not necessary on iMacs. So I am spending way too much time looking for things I need rather than spending time on my hobby. Time Machine stopped working about eighteen months ago and even with a new drive I could not get it to work. That should have been the time to buy a replacement Mac. I did consider going back to a PC but am glad I stuck to Apple. I was really pleased to be able to recover all my TooFatLardies PDF's in particular as I want to see if I can find someone at the Club to play CoC with. 

Friday, 9 October 2020

Celtic Chariots G H I

Well I am a week late in posting this next lot of photos. My old iMac decided that it had enough of life and now has a black screen, it seems to be alive but has no Video. I'm told this is normal for iMacs. 

I was only about three days without a PC but it has taken time to set things up again and enjoy using the new one before catching up. So far with trying to write this post I have to say is the most painful experience I have had with this Blog. I started off using Chrome which then decided that it would hide my photos from me. I then switched to Safari which loads the photos in completely random fashion which is then really difficult to rearrange in the correct order. The photos in the Photo program are so small that you cannot see which Chariot you want to pick unless you have your face a foot away from the screen. On my old Mac I could load the windows into a temporary page at a decent size and then pick which ones to put on the Blog in the correct order. The strangest thing is that the new folder I created to load these photos in has been automatically dated as January 1970! If I don't get the hang of this it will be the end of the Blog. It took so long to write I ended up with a headache

These next Chariots are Renegade metal versions. I had used the original Horses for my Robin Hood project as they looked like great big Cart Horses rather than the smaller ones which would have been more suitable. The new horses (ponies?) are Wargames Factory and some really old Foundry. This batch are using Foundry Metal Horses.