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2014! The Blogging Continues

Here I am, with my first blog post of 2014!

In my last post I gave some details about Smogcon. Part of this will be the Bushido Grand Master Tournament taking place on the Sunday. I entered this tournament as one of my first choices for the weekend.

At the point that event registration went live however there was one small issue. At that time I had only played a couple of demo games. To rectify this I turned to my good friend, sometime “New Game Guinea Pig” and all around trusty side-kick – Steve!

Looking at the models that I already own the two factions that would give us the most options were The Prefecture of Ryu and The Cult of Yurei. As I intend to play the Prefecture that left Steve with the Cult. So far we have managed to play two games and are slowly getting to grips with the rules. We have also signed up for a local tournament towards the end of January. Although I have plenty of experience playing in tournaments, through Warmachine and Hordes, my aspirations for this are limited and I only hope not to get completely anihalated in every game…

Hobby wise not too much has happened since I last posted but there has been a little action to report. First up is progress on Hanso. I posted a picture of the base I had painted for Hanso many moons ago. Since that time I have painted a little here and a little there and he was coming to a point where he was nearly done. At this point i decided it would be a good idea to give painting his eyes a shot. The results were not good! in the end the eye sockets became a claggy mess of white and black paint. I tried to scrape it out but it was to no avail. Accordingly I resigned myself to the fact that he would be taking a trip to a jam jar full of thinners. This is where I stumbled upon an idea!

When stripping paint I use Cellulose thinners. This stuff is NASTY! It strips paint so quickly and depending how a model is primed, paint litterally falls off without the need of the scrubbing associated with other cleaners. So the plan was to take a small amount of thinners on a cotton bud and remove the paint from the face. As luck would have it it worked! So I now have a model who for the majority is painted but has a silver face…

Other than this I have been  building, mainly, Cult models for Steve to use.

I hope to get a bit of painting done on a couple of models over next couple of weeks though. So fingers crossed I may get some pictures up in the post… Maybe.

Thanks for reading folks.

I’m back… again

So, blogging, that’s a thing right?

Well it’s been a long time since I’ve written a post but I think now is as good a time as any to give it another whirl…

First up I aim to keep this post fairly short and sweet. That said it might get a bit rambley (if that’s even a word.) I will apologise now for what may be some low quality writing!

So, what have I been up to since I last posted something? I hear you all ask! I am now a member of the Press Gang, Privateer Press’ official volunteering team. This means that I will become more involved in running some of the events that make UK Hordes and Warmachine the thriving scene that it is. Further to this it may also actually inspire me to start running some more events myself! Who know’s we may even see the return of the Pre-Masters Mash Up…

Towards the start of the year I was able to attend a few events, but that dropped off as the year went on. Since then I have been doing a little bit of painting, more on that later, but all in all I haven’t been up to too much.

Well I guess I should really get on to the meat of this post then.

One of the more noteworthy events I took part in was Smogcon in February. Smogcon is the first American style event to be held this side of the pond. It is a weekend of gaming, both casual and competitive, as well as some painting seminars and the Golden Thrall painting competition. The event started in 2012, being held at Firestorm Games in Cardiff. I didn’t get chance to attend the first time round but after having been once I will make sure that I do all I can to attend each year.

2014 promises to be bigger and better than ever. The location has changed and will now be taking place primarily in the Mandolay Hotel, Guilford. Demand however has exceeded the capacity of the original venue and now part of the con will take place in an adjacent hotel! Originally Smogcon was purely Warmachine and Hordes, this year though it is branching out to contain Malifaux, Bushido & Dropzone Commander as main systems aswell as several other smaller board and card games.

I will be attending again next year and will hopefully get a few models into the Golden Thrall. On the gaming side I have entered into a Warmachine and a Bushido tournament and aim to get in some casual gaming in both systems.

I will hopefully find some time between playing some games, building and painting models to write a post or two with an update on my progress, however I’m not promising anything!

Thanks for taking a look…

A start on the Bushido models

Hello again.

After picking up all four Bushido starters at the UK Games Expo I am determined to get them painted. Now painting isn’t something I really manage to do very often, with having a full time job, wife and three kids. However I love the Bushido models and I really want to get some nice looking forces together.

Hopefully through the blog I should be able to keep myself motivated to post pictures of my progress painting the mini’s and hopefully making some terrain too.

The going has been a little slow so far but I have made a start on the Prefecture of Ryu starter. So far I have cleaned built and made bases for three of the models, Hiro, Hanso and Jin. Today I managed to prime and ink these three and paint Hanso’s base (more of a test than anything else) I won’t bore you with a picture of some grey miniatures but here is a shot of Hanso’s base,

Hanso, Ashigaru Sargeant

Let me know what you think and whether I should forge ahead with these bases for the rest of the starter set.

Thanks for reading.

Discovering a new game.

Hello again.

Last weekend I took part in the UK Hordes & Warmachine Masters held at the UK Games Expo in Birmingham. Although my gaming left a little to be desired (I retired with a record of 2 wins and 3 losses after 5 games) I wanted to put a post up about the great game I discovered at the Expo. 

The game in question is Bushido! Produced by GCT Studios.

Set on the Jwar Isles it is a fantasy oriental skirmish game for 32mm miniatures.

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