Just as we were ready to pronounce it dead and buried, the ancient beast shudders, sloughs off layers of dust and sleepily opens one eye to peer at the world outside. Yes, TTM still lives.
Due to a variety of reasons, some personal, some not, I haven’t posted anything here since the first half of last year. Lots of things happened since then, some of which conspired to stop the regular flow of posts here.
That said, I’d like to kickstart things again with a ‘what are you working on’ type of post (that phrase is not chosen at random, see further on). I’ve recently started painting again after several months’ inaction (long enough to forget most of my ‘paint recipes’), and these are things I’ve recently finished or am working on at the moment:
The last two painting sessions I did went very well (a bad painting session is one where I break out all the stuff and than twiddle about doing not much at all, putting everything away after painting just 1 layer on three figures or so), which I attribute to a tip of Phil’s - listening to podcasts while painting. I went through the latest episodes of The Naked Scientists podcast, What are you working on (aha) and All about miniatures while painting the latest batches of figures, and find it works very well. It is an unintrusive enough way of keeping your mind occupied while painting, yet not intrusive enough to distract from the painting (as TV tends to do). I think I’ll be doing this a lot more - thanks for the suggestion Phil.
Finally, the biweekly Schild en Vriend games have been going on strong, with an ACW game (the Henry Hill action of 1st Bull Run ) and a Blitzkrieg commander game (German invasion of Belgium in 1940) having featured recently. Photos of the latter can be found on Flickr.
That’s it for now, and let’s try to get some more posts up.