So, on looking around my wargames room's display shelves after unpacking some carry cases full of miniatures I have come to the conclusion that 'out of sight is out of mind' truly is a thing, especially with those wargamers who have a strong collector's streak!
I have oodles of projects still to be finished, but I'm concentrating on whats sitting on the shelves undercoated , or assembled etc.
Its a mix of historical ( mostly WW2) stuff, with a good sprinkling of 40k and Warhammer fantasy battle ( not that god awful Age of Sigmar though!) thrown in for good measure! Didn't know I was into other stuff? I have quite considerable 40k and Fantasy armies actually! I will drop a pic below.
I also had a great haul on Trade me which is our version of 'gumtree' or other local/national buy and sell page type website...picked up a whole haul of die cast vehicles ( pic shown below) for $11 New Zealand! After looking at the pic i figured I couldn't lose...either the schwimmwagons were the correct size and everything else was about 1:72 or 1:100 scale. or everything else was the correct size ( unlikely!) and they were too big...turned out the first statement was true...and what a match!! see the other pic of the comparison with a completed Rubicon model below-perfect!!! Excuse the grainy photos, as the first was a screenshot from the website and the other was taken just now at night. YUCK ..but you get the idea.
Anyways...im setting myself a challenge; see how much of the stuff on my shelves i can paint around my wargames room in eighty days. I was going to start this immediately before the army decided to send me away for the best part of a month, so I only got three days in ( having painted the first model on the list below which was filmed for a video on you tube- check it out), but I'm continuing the challenge from tomorrow minus those 3 days, so 77 days from now means...27th of October. Thats my finish date.
I know i wont get it all done...as with many of the challenges I set myself I will try to 'shoot for the moon, land among the stars!' and see what i can actually manage!!
Heres the list of stuff that needs to be painted:
Tropical FJ for our book's " How to paint tropical Fallschirmjager" video, linked to our you tube page- DONE!!!
British M7 Priest SPG
5 x D&D Characters
1x goat, 2 x Cows, 1 mule, 1 German shepherd, teddy bear
FJ and pack mule
Para chaplain and chaplain
5 dak infantry vehicle mounted
1 British airborne morris
3 British airborne jeeps ( various patterns & 2 trailers)
12 British airborne vehicle crew.
4 x Brit airborne containers
2 parachute canopies on ground
1 skaven engineer
12 skaven stormvermin
10 empire huntsmen
1 empire Hellstorm rocket battery and crew
1 empire musician/bear mascot
5 empire outriders
4 x Luftwaffe tropical ground crew
German marder III gun and crew
German schwimmwagon x 3
Assemble and paint UNIC P107 half track
Repair SS tank rider MG42
Vampire counts roadshrine
Mussolini and Skorzeny
Greater Demon of Khorne
German Vampire officer
27 Offensive,empress and westwind German Battle of Berlin 'last levy'
Repair ruined keep, broken masonry
3 x SW Landspeeders
Njarl Stormcaller termi and power armour
SW Iron Priest on foot and mounted torso
SW HQ landraider
2 x lascannon longfangs
12 plastic FJ
6 westwind FJ with P/Fausts
6 SS pioneers
7Luftwaffe Field Regt 88 crew.
2 x Hungarian infantry
Soviet flag at Reichstag vignette
4 x metal offensive FJ
So thats what im going to be up to everyone...wish me luck, ill post updates as I go.
Talk soon, Dan