Monday 31 December 2012

Forward Observer – another Infinity podcast

Forward Observer is another Infinity podcast that is well worth checking out. Good faction reviews and suggestions for force lists. If you’re new to the game then their introductory episode is for you. (Thank you Martin for the tip)
As an Infinity bonus the chaps at D6G have devoted Episode 116 to Infinity. Haven’t listened to it yet, but it contains a lot of background and faction information and rules discussions.

Sunday 30 December 2012

Fail… and again

Long time, no posts. Lots of work and other things have taken far too much time.
Oh, and those Infinity figures…
I got really inspired by listening to Infinity O-12 podcast. Started on four figures. Everything turned out well, really well.
But I dropped one of them, just a couple of centimetres.
Nothing broke.
But I dropped it on to my palette. Straight into a blob of wet paint. First time that happened.
Cursing I picked up the figure, and cleaned it the best I could.

That was bad enough. But….

I picked up another of the figures. Grabbed the paint brush, and promptly dropped that figure too. Into the same blob of wet paint. Aaaaaaargh!

That had certainly never happened before. I took two weeks off from modelling. I was just too frustrated.
A couple of days ago I went back to the painting table, took out a couple of boxes of 20mm WWII figures and got going again. It feels really good to be back.
You’ll soon see a review of Armourfast’s Pz IVD, and after that an assortment of Zvezda kits. Also some more 6mm Italians, for the game next week.

Welcome CPBelt with A league of ordinary gamers. Really nice site, and what can I say – Girls und Panzers…. A must see! (I’m lost, I have a Lee-tank in the plastics mountain. I must paint it pink. And a red StuG…. and…)

Happy New Modelling Year everybody. 

Tuesday 4 December 2012

Storing your minis the IKEA-way

This weekend I went to IKEA on a special wargamer mission. I bought two ALEX drawer units on wheels. They are 67 cm wide, 48 cm deep and 66cm high and have six drawers, three low and three higher, and are supplied with small wheels (that seems to be called castors). It’s 32 kg per package, so you probably need a car.
They were easy to assemble, and I installed the wheels on one, and placed the other on top, and secured it with jointing plates. After that I took a trip to the local arts-shop Panduro Hobby and bought 2mm rubber mats. The mats just needed some trimming, and they fit into the drawers. Having them will avoid having the miniatures sliding about in the drawers when I open or close them.
The result: at last a decent storage place for my minis. As they multiplied they got more and more crammed into whatever drawers, boxes and shelves I had.
Now I can have them all in one place, sorted so I can find them easily, and I will have space for all gaming paraphernalia and some terrain also.
The drawers are perfect as they are just the right height.
Highly recommended, and good for our trade balance too if you buy them J

Saturday 1 December 2012

Flygvapenmuseum – Swedish Air Force Museum – part 4 – Spitfire and Catalina.

Another British plane, this one a S31 or Spitfire PR Mk XIX. 50 bought in 1948 for photo reconnaissance.

Tp 47 or Catalina (Tp - transport). Three bought from Canada in 1947 and used in sea-rescue. One unarmed was shot down in 1952 by a Soviet MiG 15, making it a very cold war indeed. It was looking for another lost plane, a DC-3 reconnaissance plane that had been shot down a couple of days earlier. The crew of the Catalina was rescued, but the DC3 crew was lost.
Both planes were found in 2003, and what is left of the DC3 is in the museum.

A baddie, a MiG 15
Even more to come...