Friday, 21 December 2012

Merry Christmas World

This year has been a much of a better year for me in that I have painted more figures this year than in the previous two years and spent loads of money on my hobby.
I have painted a total of 38 figures in 2012 which takes my grand total up to 437 over the past eight years. Now I know that is not a great total when I was hoping to paint about 100 a year, but as I have said before little by little my Waterloo armies for 1815 are growing, even though very slowly.
In all I have nearly painted a total of 1300 figures since I started painting back in the late 70’s but what for next year.

So what for 2013, well not really giving myself any major list to complete or targets, I just hope that I can up my painting game a bit more in 2013. I have to finish off my Prussian landwehr, which seems to be taking me ages to complete and I have started to paint my first batch of French Carabiniers 1st regiment. It looks like there will be a few more sets to collect next year at last as the HaT Prussian Hussars and Brunswick cavalry and the two Napoleonic command sets have still not made it to our shores yet. 

I hope that you have had a great year too and may I once again thank you for looking in from time to time and hope that you continue to do so in 2013.

So all that remains for me now is to wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a Happier New Year where ever you are in the world.

Monday, 17 December 2012

4000 Hits!

Well I did not think that this blog would get over 4000 hits before the end of the year.
I therefore would like to thank each and every one of you who have taken time to look at my blog and hope that you will continue to do so in 2013.
There will be more things to add to this blog next year, so stay tuned.

Thursday, 6 December 2012

It's been a buying year

Well this year is rapidly coming to a close and it’s about time that I have spent some money on my hobby. In the first three months not a penny was spent. But since April I have spent a total of £115.86 pence on 29 items, of which most of that has been spent on the new derelict farm buildings from Hornby with some walls and a gate. I have also brought a lot of paint this year and have stocked up for the winter months.

Unfortunately the new figures from HaT did not make it to the shops before Christmas so they are now all on my list for next year. I have only brought just one box of figures this year and that was at SELWG in October. Still a New Year approaches and I wonder what 2013 will bring us wargamers. 

  • 12 PAINT TINS £17.88
  • 1 SET OF 4 PAINT BRUSHES £1.99
  • 1 ROLL OF NON SLIP MAT £1.49
  • 1 FIGURES (Boxes) £4.50
  • 1 SHOWS (Entry Fee) £6.00
  • 3 CONTAINERS £1.47
  • 2 PKS MDF(For Basing) £2.40