Sunday, 31 January 2010

Gepanzerte Panzergrenadierkompanie WiP

Just a quick update on the modelling front.

I've been busy trying to get my Germans together. So far I've assembled all of the vehicles out of my current collection of models. They still need their machine gunners which will be added after painting. I've magnetised the guns on my Panzer III's so that I can use them as either L or N variants. Unfortunately I somehow got the polarity wrong on the turret off my command tank so I need to fix that.

I also got to play my first games of Flames today. Wonna and I basically sat down and threw our armies at each other, mainly in an attempt to try things out and learn the rules. Once I get some better scenery and paint my models I'll start doing some AAR's for them.

Whilst I try to find the time to make some decent terrain for our games, I've decided to throw together some paper buildings. Unfortunately I can't find any for 15mm, so if anyone has any suggestions, I'd love to know.


Wednesday, 20 January 2010

Gepanzerte Panzergrenadierkompanie

My first two lots of Flames of War models have arrived now so it's assembling time, although I'm still waiting on my copy of Eastern Front.

So far I have:
1x Armoured Panzergrenadier Platoon*
1x Armoured Panzergrenadier HQ*
3x Panzer III N (or L)
2x Sd Kfz 231 (8-rads)

* These are actually late war units even though I'm planning to play mid war. they were cheaper to buy and the only real difference is they're 251/1d's instead of 251/1c's.

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Hobby Resolution

Inspired by Col.Gravis' New Years Resolution, I decided I'd try to do one myself.

The idea being to pick out a couple of things to improve upon over the course of the year.

1. Update the Blog
I'd like to get back into the habit of updating this regularly. I'd had good intentions late last year but kept putting it off with the result being a large amount of small posts towards the end of the year. My goal is to make at least two posts per month.

2. Finish my Sisters of Battle
This is the army I keep on saying I will get finished but never do. My current goal is to have 1500 points painted in time for the Gladstone Tournament in May. The army is currently basecoated with three colours but I want them finished!

3. Paint my Blood Bowl Team
This is a smaller short term goal that I can see quite easily slipping by. I had planned to have them done by now but I haven't, so on the list they go.

4. Paint my Flames of War army
This is a new thing. Over the past few months, I've decided to start playing Flames of War, and excellent 15mm WWII game. I currently have a Panzer Grenadier Platoon and Command HQ. On the way are some Panzerknackers, a pair of Sd Kfz 231 8-rads and three Panzer III N's along with a copy of the new Eastern Front book that is released in a few days. I'd like to try to stay mostly on top of this army and paint it as it comes in.

5. Try new painting techniques and paints
I'd like to increase my exposure to other things. High on that list is trying out some of the Acrylicos Vallejo range of paints. I'd also like to learn new techniques and styles in preperation for painting my rogue trader army that is still in the collecting phase but soon to be ready for assmbling and painting.

We'll see how I go at the end of the year.