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Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2016 12:27 p.m. PST

Hobby-wise, that is. Did you paint? Clean and prep figures? If so, what kind? Buy anything? Play in a game? Read a good book?

tigrifsgt04 Nov 2016 12:37 p.m. PST

Finished up my FF Mongol command group. Archers and spearmen next. Then FF mounted archers, and heavy archers. The Mongol army is then complete. It will only take me about four months to finish. I don't get much painting done during the holiday season. TIG

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2016 12:43 p.m. PST

I placed a small order with Peter Pig for some Egyptian infantry and Ansar to supplement the recent purchase from a good friend of a collection of approximately 500 15mm painted figures for the Sudan.
I also began touching up some missing stripes on some of the collars of the British Naval Infantry that were part of that purchase.
Began an inventory of my 15mm Colonial collection.
And am finishing, "Towards Khartoum – The Story of the Soudan War of 1896," by A. Hilliard Atteridge, a contemporary war correspondent. Hope to start reading tonight, "The Road to Kabul," by Brian Robson.

GildasFacit Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Nov 2016 12:44 p.m. PST

I'm at last completing a very much delayed batch of 10mm figures for a commission that started a long while ago. Back problems have stopped me getting them done 3 times now but the end is, at last, in sight.

49 bases with 12 guns, 320 foot & over 200 mounted.

Personal logo Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2016 12:59 p.m. PST

After a long hobby break due to moving, Wednesday I finally finished up my papercraft Federation ships. Today, I plan to make the majority of the Whale Ship from Star Trek IV, and some space scenery. Tonight may involve some gaming with my wife :-)

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2016 1:02 p.m. PST

Coyote, don't go all Smokey on us. wink

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2016 1:43 p.m. PST

Sat in despair over trying to figure out to get rid of all the extraneous c*** I have accumulated, short of dumping it in the trash.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member04 Nov 2016 1:44 p.m. PST

Bought some figures for frontier guides / Pathan levies in service of the Crown, inspired by Wallace Breem's novel "The Leopard and the Cliff." Wanted some Indian Raj troops that would be different from the regular establishment and perhaps less reliable, just for variety and intrigue.

Personal logo piper909 Supporting Member of TMP Inactive Member04 Nov 2016 1:46 p.m. PST

Shag, have you considered setting up a fire sale table at MillenniumCon?

Or just make inventories, take some pix, and list them here for your fellow TMPers to buy. Orphaned figures can always find good homes here!

Henry Martini04 Nov 2016 2:25 p.m. PST

Have you read 'The Frontier Scouts', by Charles Trenevix-Trench, Piper?

Oh Bugger Inactive Member04 Nov 2016 3:08 p.m. PST

Read The First Carlist War by Cairns and painted some Black Hat French as Cristino Cazadores.

I'm waiting for Craig Murray's Sekunder Burnes to arrive.

Personal logo Striker Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2016 3:45 p.m. PST

Assembled and painted 4 factory ruins, built another industrial building, finished painting 15 minis.

Personal logo FingerandToeGlenn Sponsoring Member of TMP04 Nov 2016 4:03 p.m. PST

Gluing miscellaneous figures that came apart while waiting for paint. Bad words involved.

Personal logo McLaddie Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2016 4:11 p.m. PST

I've finished painting up the building for my Spanish Civil War Chain of Command.[15mm] Several Urban buildings, a church and municipal graveyard. Oh, and a 16" Ceramic Alaskan Santa for some friends.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2016 4:48 p.m. PST

Thanks Piper. I have a table but one never knows what will sell. And then there is the buying if one finds other people's goodies!

Personal logo Dances with Clydesdales Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2016 5:32 p.m. PST

I have been mainly working on finishing up and basing/rebasing some 15mm ACW (mainly old heritage) projects, mostly cavalry and artillery related. Also I still have 28mm Conquest Indians in various stages of painting. Also on my painting table are some OG 15mm FPW Wurtembergers and French.

HammerHead Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2016 5:33 p.m. PST

Painting some Australian infantry for Vietnam era, these have waited a loonngg time in the queue Collecting some figures for a Alien/predator type demo game.

Yellow Admiral Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2016 6:36 p.m. PST

I finally received all the parts to make the fleet Napoleon III will send to Mexico to fight the United States Navy, so the dockyard at my crafting desk is full of new construction. 1866 is going to be a rude shock for two navies.

Once I finish all that, I can resume work on the big pile of 15mm wagons, pack mules, teamsters and Mexican scenery awaiting gluing, painting and basing. The French army and Federal troops need scenery and supplies to fight over. :-)

- Ix

Early morning writer04 Nov 2016 6:41 p.m. PST

I cleaned, prepped, and primed 800 figures last weekend! Sadly, not for the colonial era – well, actually, for the AWI so sort of colonial – just not this boards colonials. All cavalry, all units with 'matching' dismounts. Plus a horse holder stand and a cavalry figure per unit, 20 units.

Jamesonsafari Inactive Member04 Nov 2016 6:58 p.m. PST

Been basing up 60 pine trees and redoing the bases on some older ones.
Painting some Middle Earth troops for Dragon Rampant
Asked my mates at Fall in to get me more…..

Rallynow Supporting Member of TMP04 Nov 2016 9:34 p.m. PST

Bought a boat load of Miniature Building Authority buildings. Bought the 2nd Edition of "Bolt Action" and the special dice.

Just got a custom made 28mm building for my Trenton project. Sorted out my figures and chose flags for Trenton.

Started research on a Stalingrad scenario for "Bolt Action."

Organized my Geo-Hex and ordered a new set since he is back making them again.

Getting ready for the next FPW game I am putting on.

FlyXwire05 Nov 2016 6:22 a.m. PST

I've finished painting up a couple of sections and teams of 28mm Chindits for Bolt Action, and ordered the rest of the Japanese figures needed for this project from Brigade Games (they'll wait till later this Fall/Winter for attention).

I created a couple of new digital maps (printed out on vinyl) for my 3mm 3D-conversion of the Tank On Tank board game series, in order to do a connected, 2-part scenario of a Soviet assault on a German position (battalion frontage), and the follow-up penetration battle/counterattack into the sector's interior (2nd map). For as simple as this little Tank On Tank game is (by Lock n' Load Publishing), it's a wiz-bang of a system for presenting quick playing combined-arms battles for WW2.

Also, getting back to finishing up the remainder of my 28mm Zulu figures. Thinking of trying out Daniel Mersey's "Playing Against Mr. Babbage" 'spawning' and AI-reaction system that's included in his new 19th-cen. rules The Men Who Would Be Kings (and also with the Anglo-Zulu War-specific version of this Mr. Babbage system that was included in the free Zulu! supplement of Battlegames magazine). I'm hoping this "Mr. Babbage" system will allow our group to transition into some coop-style gaming for our Brit Colonial actions in the future (seems like it would fit perfectly for small scenarios based on European-trained forces doing scouting and raiding missions……and the triggered response [lots of Fog Of War potential]).

Lastly, a book recommendation – from Osprey's Combat "Versus" series King's African Rifles Soldier versus Schutztruppe Soldier by Gregg Adams, which is a very good read on some of the battalion-level infantry fighting that took place in East Africa during WWI. It's genuine infantry skirmish action in the bush, and has me thinking of extending my Darkest Africa collecting into the askaris and support weaponry used during the Great War for this theater too.

Personal logo Coyotepunc and Hatshepsuut Supporting Member of TMP05 Nov 2016 11:35 a.m. PST

Today I am going shopping to buy replacement supplies for stuff that accidentally wound up in Storage after moving. Then I will be finishing up the Whake Ship and space scenery. Hopefully gaming with my wife tomorrow.

Recovered 1AO Inactive Member05 Nov 2016 2:44 p.m. PST

Painted VSF 25/28mm Tarzan/Sheena/Jane Badall/etc., figures for next week end's convention and In Her Majesty's Name.

KTravlos05 Nov 2016 3:45 p.m. PST

Finished a 10mm Greek Army for 1897

Played BBB Katseljevo-Ablava in the 1877-1878 Ottoma-Russian War

Working on 1912-1919 Evzones in 10mm

Working on my 28mm Balkan Wars colelctibles

Writing scenarios for BBB for the Balkan Wars

Working on the Nov-Dec 2016 theme at the 19th century warfare and wargames group.

Henry Martini06 Nov 2016 3:31 a.m. PST

After digging the book out of its hiding place in my personal 'library' and (figuratively) blowing the dust of many years off, I see that the author's surname is Chenevix-Trench.

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP06 Nov 2016 7:30 a.m. PST

Started an inventory of my 15mm Colonial collection. Sudan, Anglo-Zulu War, French Foreign Legion in North Africa.

GoodOldRebel Inactive Member07 Nov 2016 5:07 a.m. PST

Purchased more of Artizan's lovely NWF range….Highlanders and some Pathan irregular command.

Alternately watching 'The man who would be King' and 'Northwest Frontier'.

Putting together another order for Britannia Miniatures 'Pathan Revolt' range.

Adding some Tiger Miniatures mules to my NWF supply train.

Reading 'Bayonets along the border' by John Wilcox.

…..oh yes and waiting impatiently for the January sales so hat I might emulate the magnificent mountains of Rhanzlistan!

docfin Inactive Member07 Nov 2016 6:02 a.m. PST

over the last two weeks I have started my sands of sudan project in 6mm. British forces so far done 48 figure camel corps and dismounted troops, 200 foot 120 cavalry, 9 pieces of ordnance 9 buildings so far done

Ragbones Supporting Member of TMP07 Nov 2016 11:44 a.m. PST

Pics, docfin?

docfin Inactive Member07 Nov 2016 12:35 p.m. PST

wish I could, but since you can't post directly and have to put a link in to somewhere where they are stored it ain't going going to happen

bcwargamer Inactive Member08 Nov 2016 5:22 p.m. PST

Just received some reinforcements in the mail. Did an inventory and chipping away at the mountain of modelling/painting still to do for my indochina 1880s project. So far what's finished is:
2 gunboats (Hache and revolver)
36 marsouins
1 gun with 4 crew (sailors)
40 Chinese/native rifles
1 gun with 4 crew (Chinese)
All trees, hills, and natural terrain

In total there are over 500 pieces so I've really just scratched the surface. Also still need more boats, earthworks, fences, huts, buildings, and man made terrain. If anyone knows of any good 15/18mm Vietnam buildings I would be much obliged.

Early morning writer09 Nov 2016 10:48 p.m. PST

Primed my AWI 'ancillaries' and a bit more – scout units, unit of invalids, unit of pioneers, civilians – mounted and foot, limber drivers and the limbers.

Now over 1000 pieces primed in the last two weeks. Next up is the artillery and when done I will be across the 20% point of figures primed and ready for paint. Calculated the adjusted size of the collection and it is now a bit over 5000 – and NOT growing any larger! I think 176 infantry units, 20 cavalry units with dismounts and horse holder stands, and 44 pieces of artillery with crew plus command figures should suffice.

At least for a few weeks or so while I get them all painted.

WillieB Supporting Member of TMP10 Nov 2016 2:28 a.m. PST

Painting 200+ Iron Duke Indian mutineers in one batch. Hope to have them finished by the end of this year.
Next up will be some Great Northern War Warfare Swedes and a handful of Neanderthals an Cro Magnon figures for a new, small project.

Murvihill11 Nov 2016 12:21 p.m. PST


1st row-15mm Napoleonic Voltiguers de la Garde
2nd row-1/72 Crimean War Russian cannon
3rd row- Crimean War Russian infantry
4th row- Crimean War British Cavalry
A Crimean War French infrantry unit is on the table now.

hunter4a17 Nov 2016 8:58 a.m. PST

I have been building more boats. Are Dhows and Gunboats and starting on a small Congo Sternwheeler. I have mentioned the boats in the Marketplace section also. I am also completing a Gunboat and Dhow rule set for riverine operations that was meant for a fluid battle with TSATF or stand alone.

More to come. It's the Holidays and that means heavy war-game season around my house…
Last Stand Dan

TheKing30 Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2016 7:11 a.m. PST

Sorry for jumping in late. I've been painting up some Old Glory 19th century Pathans. I'm enjoying painting them. Can't wait to use them in a game at Cold Wars.

WillieB Supporting Member of TMP25 Nov 2016 7:37 p.m. PST

Frantically painting 28mm Indian Mutiny figures, all mutineers. Hoping to have 200+ ready before Christmas.

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