Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Work In Progress........May 2015

The month started off well with decent enough weather for me to varnish and finish my Flames of War Brits aerial support – one typhoon complete with invasion markings, and not a bad looking effort if I say so myself.  I then proceeded to attack my British heavy mortars in a concerted effort to make them ready to take on Andy’s Jerrys in a pre-arranged games in the middle of the month.  6 bases of troops later and they were also done and I was fairly pleased with myself. 

At this point my good intentions took a bit of a battering.  Firstly Phil donated some troops.  A lot of British FOW troops in fact, and enough to put the kerbosh on my efforts at painting more than I have bought/gained – a further 60 figures were added to the lead pile, although many are already marked for sale to afford more relevant bits.  I also had a weak moment and purchased some plastic soldier company M5 halftracks that Paul at the club was selling off cheaply.  Overall 65 new models added, and a mere 7 more painted.

Purchased/gained: 136
Refreshed: 10
Painted: 66

I also discover somewhat of a painters block, with nothing appealing enough to make me want to sit down while exhausted in the evenings and take up the brush.  This may continue for some time I suspect, be prepared for short posts, if any at all!