11 years ago today… blogaversary.

I was at the Fiasco wargames show today when my phone beeped with a notification from WordPress that it was eleven years since I started my blog… I just thought I’d say thank you to all my readers and all the friends I’ve made whilst writing this. I know I’m not the most regular poster of content but it is always a pleasure to engage with you all in the comments section and on your blogs too. Blogging still remains my favourite social media activity by far.

All the best.

Cheers,

Pete.

From the Shed: Great War era King’s African Rifles.

My good friend Bill, boss of Under Fire Miniatures, asked me to do some painting for him, specificially his latest release. I tried my best at them, blending and everything. I’m quite pleased at how they turned out so I’m going to show them off here before the pictures get uploaded to the Under Fire Website.

These KAR men are ideal for any Great War games set in East Africa– the campaign there is rather interesting. A small German force moved around the area for four years evading all British attempts to catch then and eneded the war unbeaten. Well worth looking up. The figures are multipart so you get a choice of weapons and I believe they’ll be sold with different heads so you can make up figures representing the different Imperial regiments from that era.

I used Vallejo paints for these- Khaki for the uniform and Canvas for the webbing, Pale Sand was added to highlight the previous steps. A wash of Army Painter strong tome helped too. Many thanks to Bill for letting me use his pictures too.

Cheers,

Pete.

Powder Monkey Gaming.

My home town of Huddersfield has a fairly big gaming scene. It recently got bigger with the arrival of Powder Monkey Gaming located just outside the town centre it is within a short walk of mine. There are loads of great tables set up for Sci Fi, fantasy, and historical gaming as well as a growing selection of games, figures and paint.

I’ve been for a few games there already, it is a pleasure to play on their terrain.

A quick game of Kill Team.
Nicola and I tried out the Ravenfeast Viking Skirmish rules. I lost.

We also had a WW3 game of Fistful of Lead… which I also lost.

It is great to see a game shop so close and with the increasingly popular tornaments and events there I only hope that they grow from strength to strength.

Cheers,

Pete.

3rd Quarter 2022- progress report.

In this past quarter I have painted a hundred and one 20mm figures and a single 28mm figure. I finished off five 1/72nd kits, two 1/200th and twenty seven 1/300th vehicles. I also read sixteen books.

Not a bad three months- reading has been showing signs of improvement and I got back into paint 20mm figures again after not doing any for a while.

I hope you’ve all been having a productive time.

Cheers,

Pete.