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!!!!!!!!!!!





Wednesday, 25 December 2013

SOME TECHNICAL HELP NEEDED PLEASE

Good Morrow and a Very Merry Christmas to you.

Perhaps any gentle readers could help me out. I am setting up a new blog here 
with a view to expanding my 18c Imagination interests if time allows. I can't seem to set up a followers Gadget. It still exists on my other 2 blogs, but I am unable to install it on the new one without joining Google+ . I don't really want to do this as I like to remain relatively anonymous and also keep my current profiles on my other blogs (which are replaced upon joining G+).

I wish they would stuff buggering about with things as I am slow at learning technical stuff as it is. Anyone any ideas please?

CHRISTMAS FESTIVITIES AT THE MARGRAVE OF TROMPENBURG'S PALACE

Monday, 23 December 2013

SEASON'S GREETINGS

It doesn't seem long since I was posting this time last year and hear we are again. It has been a lean year on the blogging front for me, hampered by my technophobia and ennui, but I have managed to get a decent amount of painting done.

May I wish all readers and blogging friends a Very Merry Christmas/Yule.

Here we see a Christmas concert in the parkland of Trompenburg. The Margrave has been excited by news of a Turkish pavilion erected by Mr. Hamilton of Painshill in England and has decided to follow the new Rococo trend of Turquerie and install a similar edifice in his own garden, among a stand of Tradgardland firs (abies gruberii)  . A recent fall of snow had the gardeners clearing the area around the tent so the musicians didn't get chilly feet.


FROHE WEIHNACHTEN