I, very recently, acquired a castle. Yes it’s a miniature one but it’s cool all the same. In actual fact I acquired TWO of the same castles because, well let’s face it, two of everything is always better.
I’d seen a review on YouTube a couple of weeks ago on the castle by Striking Scorpion 82. One their sponsors is gamemat.eu who have some really great stuff. Mostly gaming mats, of which I acquired two different types, but also resin terrain.
If you’d like to see the review here it is –
I’ve been absent for a bit due to two weddings, an interstate trip and a whole pile of work/jobs to catch up on. Here’s one I completed on Wednesday.
I added the pavers, put up the trellis and mowed the grass.
I’ve also been busy acquiring other hobby items some of which are for building trees. I figure that with my new medieval project I will need a shite load of trees. SO I’ve employed my middle daughter (11) to help me set up a production line of tree making. I’ve never made a tree before but thanks to TIMs tutorial on tree making found here –
AND a couple of YouTube tutorials I have a pretty good idea how I’ll be going about it.
The other day at the hobby shop I met a friendly chap who was very generous in advice and told me the trick with tree making is patience and practice. He said he guarantees my last lot of batches will be significantly better than the first batch.
We’ll have to see aye?
In other news I’m on the cusp of receiving a large order of “medieval” miniatures from Perry Miniatures, Conquest and Fireforge. I’m excited!! The two, main, armies will be vast. As mentioned in my previous post the painting won’t be perfect because there’s so bloody many minis BUT they will be at a good standard. Better than just passable but no Rembrandts. Did he even paint miniatures? Hmm I wonder who was the first to make and paint a tiny man? Probably a tin soldier or something.
Anyway that’s your lot for now I’m off to the fish mongers and to do a bit of Christmas shopping. Then I’ll be back at the painting desk pushing on with this might medieval project.
Remember. That story about the Tin soldier who only had one leg? That was my favourite story as a kid.