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Friday, 10 January 2014

Building Momentum and Tuft Luck

Got home from work yesterday to a parcel from Leven Miniatures which was no surprise but what was inside the box was unknown. No I was not losing my mind, just one of those situations where you just don't know the score.

Let me explain, 

Mike: I have some new buildings I want you to paint up.

Ian: Great, what are they?

Mike: I will send them to you with a few images of how a couple of them will need to be painted, feel free to paint the rest as you wish.

Ian: OK no problems, look forward to getting them.

Ian (Thinks to self): What buildings, I don't know what buildings.......... oh shinny....... What?........Buildings?.......More Shiney......rinse and repeat  :-)

I guessed a few of them as I was aware what was on the horizon but others are utterly new to me. So you can expect all the buildings above and a few of the ones I want to get painted for the Quatre Bras board on the table over the next month or two. That's the 13 buildings you see here and maybe the same again of my own, yep 52 looks an easy ask for '14

All the buildings pictured above have either just been released or are due to be released in the coming months so these are going to be the first seen painted in most likely all cases.


Not that I stopped there, with some of my spare Christmas money I have bought some more of the excellent Tajima1 tufts as you can see from above. The bottom left are for the 28mm's I am working on now and the ones that will arrive early February, bottom right for the 6mm Napoleonic's whilst the others are mostly for 15mm though will find themselves up and down scale as needed.

So other than time I now have no excuse not to be flicking the brushes around. Lets see if I can get one of the new buildings painted up and blogged before the week is out.

12 comments:

  1. I opened my box of tufts today to find only three left, I have gone through two boxes so far since the start of the challenge, I will be reordering post haste!!

    Oh lots of nice shiny buildings Ian I look forward to seeing your work on those

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    1. I have to get some tufts in soon as well. They make all the difference in basing.

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    2. Good job their service is very fast then Andrew.

      A big difference indeed Anne, I have six boxes less a few to carry me through the Challenge

      Ian

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  2. Those are some nice looking buildings Ian. Have fun painting them up!

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    1. I will indeed, they are now washed and ready for priming so next week will see the first of them painted as I will make sure I prime them tomorrow.

      Ian

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  3. They are some nice building there and it looks like a D Day scene

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    1. Well spotted, I have a gun battery and a few other Normandy buildings as well as a few Napoleonic's and ACW and......

      Ian

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  4. Very nice buildings Ian - I bet you're champing at the bit to get them painted

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    1. I am indeed though it cuts into challenge time but they paint up fairly quickly in most cases, some though will be time consuming but it's fun.

      You may well be interested in Leven's ACW range as it's building up to a large collection (excuse the pun)

      Ian

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  5. Good variety of buildings and tufts too. What a great mail day!

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  6. Great tip on the tufts. I see a purchase coming up

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  7. I laughed out loud at the rinse and repeat.

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