Oct 2, 2022
Sep 19, 2022
His Grace the Duke of Rotstein decides the build is proceeding well enough for a personal inspection. The gates will mostly be used for him and his pals to run around in an urban environment, sticking rapiers into each other.
As humidity builds up inside when PVA and the secret ingredient cures on the sides of the things, I had to drill them through at a few points, but this shall not detract from the overall effect.
Once I added a few more bits and pieces, I'll cover the walls in a stone effect plaster and paint the thing to an eggshell colour, or some similar shade.
Jun 5, 2022
May 26, 2022
May 22, 2022
I realize I hadn't posted anything since the end of April, but I had a good reason to do so, as I was preparing for my last exam ever for my master's degree at law, which, unbelievably, I passed. I'm very happy, because I was way overdue, and occupied with a full-time job, to and from which I have to commute more than three hours overall. I'm also very grateful for my wife, without whom I would have lost my sanity.
Until I find a job in the field, and preferably closer to our home, I finally have some time for painting a few figures and working on the Hobby Boss Arizona. It's really relaxing, something I did sort of forget about. This also means that most likely there will be fresh activity on this blog.
Apr 25, 2022
Some of my readers might have followed the adventures with the 1/1000 scale waterline model of the Bretagne during Spring 2020 on this blog. That model was broken and thrown out to the trash, but the interest remained. The Bretagne-class, just like most dreadnoughts designed before or during WW1 and continuing to serve in WW2, are an interesting topic, and they are probably one of my favourite ships despite their obvious flaws.
Apr 14, 2022
Feb 20, 2022
Feb 8, 2022
You might have noticed that my hobby output has decreased over the past few months. This is due to a number of reasons: first, doing finals for my law degree, then purchasing a new home with my wife, then doing a complete re-decoration (imagine buying a used miniature with 13 layers of baked-on paint and trying to strip it, and now imagine that the figure is a bedroom and the 13 layers are wallpaper... some people you just can't do with). All in all, the hobby is kind of sidelined, but not at all forgotten, I just had to learn to manage my time better.
During the move, I got rid of almost all of my figure collection. The new flat is small and an acceptable storage facility is yet to be found. I currently own one of those large Ikea bureaus that can hold my tools and building materials, and I'll get some shelves later for my books. So it is time to gather things again, which is actually great. On the plus side, I've found my 1/72 WW1 collection that was stashed away.
Currently I'm trying to wargame on the cheap, so I kicked off my 1/1000 scale Trashy Fleets project again and built a Victorian pre-dreadnought battleship; also, the IJN Kongo had a bit of paint and post-move repairs done. Some cheap painted wooden blocks were purchased for gaming purposes, and I've tinkered some with my rules. Once published, I'll put up a notification here as well.
Thank you for keeping up in the meantime.