OR A TRUE RELATION OF STRANGE PROCEEDINGS IN A SOMERSETSHIRE LOFT

Tuesday, 31 December 2013

ROUNDING THE YEAR OFF AND TAKING STOCK

As the year draws to a close, I darted into the attic tonight to lay out the years painting and was pleasantly surprised by the amount I had completed. The latest and probably most useful project was the completion of a backdrop for my gaming table as I have been casting covetous eyes at other folks railway backdrops. I decided to have a bash at doing my own, constructing free standing boards  of 3mm mdf  to go round 3 sides of my 6'x 4' table. The scene is primarily for Imagi-nation use but looks suitably English to double as an ECW backdrop too (it is in fact based on the skyline of Stourhead Gardens , Wiltshire). On the reverse I plan to paint a more rugged fantasy scene for my Oldhammer and Conan figures.

Here are the figures completed in 2013 for various projects and in different styles and scales

From the left, Old school 25mm Aquilonians
25mm Nemedians
54mm Imagi-nation characters
D and D figures
Lord Vassago's Oldhammer Army (Thistlewood)
King Amias' Oldhammer Army (Thistlewood) (must get the last few figures finished and based)
In the background left, some Old school Conan characters and 2 x 28mm Imagi-nation follies
and the backdrop itself, just finished



A total of 
43 25mm Cavalry
42 25mm Monsters
424 25mm Infantry
12 54mm Figures 

Huzzah!!

Some more pics of the backdrop from my new blog Mars in Arcadia




A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL READERS!!!!!!!!!!!





8 comments:

  1. Happy New Year from a shed in Dorset to an attic in Somerset.
    Will have a sort through for goodies over the next few days and put together a package.
    PM to douglasharrold@outlook.com and we can thrash out details

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    1. Thanks Douglas will do asap (at work at the moment). Nice to hear you have a mancave too.

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  2. The backdrop looks very good - what a spiffing thing. You've also managed quite a lot of painting in 2013. All the very best to you and yours for 2014!

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    1. Thanks. I will endeavour to do more historical stuff this year. Happy New Year!

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  3. Wishing you good painting and happy blogging and all good things in 2014.
    MP

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  4. The backdrop looks great; like the Mars In Arcadia blog [are you going to enable comment posting on it ?]

    best wishes

    Allan

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  5. Thanks Allan, Wittenberg a major inspiration! Comment posting is there, but I am trying to work out how to change the text so it show up on the red background.....perhaps you can help?

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