Saturday, 30 December 2017

What happens when your wife lets you decorate the Christmas cake 😱

I guess this might be my last post of the year.........Christmas has come and gone where we have spent lots of time as a family which is great. I have a struggled with a humdinger of a chesty cough which has been a real pain, so none of the gaming I had planned. I did get some lovely gifts
I can see some Arab/Israeli wars in 6 mm this year ! The lead at the bottom is a unit of German Blitzkrieg cavalry which I have managed to make up and undercoat
I have also managed to get some painting done between the coughing, I had picked up a couple more of the Corgie Buses with a view to conversion, here is the first as an army transport for my Sealion games although it might well make it into a VBCW game as well
I have been to three shows to try and pick up one of the Pulp camera crews, but they are always sold out so I made my own, after all when the Germans invade they want to capture it on camera. The german general picked up at Battleground is I think Himmler ? but I have painted him as The Minister for Propoganda
Another german Officer....I picked up a job lot !
These guys have sat undercoated for ages so got painted when I did the camera crew a sniper team
Another finished Arabic unit (not a great photo as they are a bit more colourful ‘blue’ in real life) Griping Beast figures rarely roughly hand painted shields

And so what does happen when your wife lets you decorate the Christmas cake ! Well I decided to add a Wargame theme


24 comments:

  1. Hope you feel better soon.
    Happy New Year!

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    1. Thanks definitely on the mend now, walked the dog for the first time in ages and my wife is giving me jobs to do !

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  2. I really like those Germans, and am looking forward to seeing what you do with CWC in 6mm

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    1. Thanks Roy....CWC when I have some more tanks...πŸ˜€

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    2. What manufacturer do you use for your 6mm, can I ask? I was using 10mm for BKC when I played previously, but am thinking 6mm might just be the easier option should I renew interest in WW2 gaming.

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    3. Most of my 6 mm is Heroic and Ros. They tend to be smaller than others and won’t match GHQ which are superior quality quite a bit larger but more expensive. I do have some Older skytrex stuff mixed in. I already have some ISIII’s and some spare T34’s so anything i get will need to match in πŸ™‚

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  3. Splendid stuff there despite the cough! I too have been painting WWII figures, BEF and Wehrmacht too. I really like the bus, a grand reimagining there!

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    1. Thanks David I have another bus to do which I was thinking of a VBCW option. m

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  4. I too have suffered the dreaded lurgy, which cruely went away after 2 weeks and then came back!

    Just wanted to drop a line to say how much I have enjoyed your blog .... enough that it has made me look at some of the ways that I do things. Best Wishes for the New Year.

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    1. I think I need to eat a lot more oranges 😑 if I have encouraged or motivated you in anyway then that is fabulous πŸ˜€ hopefully more to come in the new year πŸ˜€

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  5. The lurgy has got us all. Love the camera crew and the cake. I'll send you an email re 6mm tanks later today

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    1. Yes a lot of people have been hit with bug this year....on the mend though πŸ˜€

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  6. Camera crew and bus are great, lurgy is rotten, I've had it since before Christmas and it hasn't gone away! Nice rarely seen Arabs too!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain...........I need to take a better picture of the Arabs as they are really quite colourful and it doesn’t really show 😒

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  7. Marvellous cake! I look forward to seeing 6mm Arab/Israeli wars - it’s a period in which I have a particular interest.

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    1. Thanks Steve I can only take credit for the decoration the fact that the cake tastes great is all down to Mrs C. Fancied something slightly different so will hopefully get some Arab/Israeli battles in later in the year.πŸ˜€

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  8. Fine additions to your collections Matt. Question, with a cake that well defended, did you get near enough to slice it?

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    1. Thanks Phil......My wife makes a very good cake so it doesn’t last long in our house🍰

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  9. Matt all the best for your Festive Season, pity about your cold!
    Cool gifts!
    Like your scratch built movie camera.
    Is that one of the 1/64 Corgi buses? Nice makeover!
    Get well soon...

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    1. Thanks Captain, the bus is listed as a 1:50 so it is quite large but fits well with the figures. Did the cannons ever arrive which I sent through ?

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  10. Outstanding job on these beautiful vignette, love the camera...And best wishes for 2018 Matt, keep up the good work!

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    1. Thanks Phil let’s hope for a good 2018 πŸ˜€

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