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Mixed bag

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There's not been a lot of headway in terms of painting lately however I have made some solid progress with my three newest Blood Bowl teams. I have fully assembled my new big guys, and the Chaos team. The Pro Elves (Black Scorpion Humans) that I have are prepped and assembled. I still need a few catchers and line elves but it's coming along nicely. I have also managed to finish the first stage of sculpting of my Ogres, a fix on the broken Amazon and a repair on a malformed hand for one of my Beastmen:



They are still in need of some polish (filing in particular) before they are done but I am pretty pleased with the progress so far.
On a related note. I am doing an audit of all my photos at the moment to try and consolidate and pair back the masses of pictures that I have. In doing this, I may get a little over zealous and delete ones that are actually posted here. If that happens, please flag it to me so I can recover them before it's too late!
My boardgaming partner in cri…

Who's afraid?

The next Netflix disc on this list arrived - Who's afraid of Virginia Woolf. This one reminded me a little of Sunset Boulevard... there is something compelling about the weirdness despite the lack of affinity for any of the characters. The sadistic madness of the couple is fascinating and watching it evolve you feel real sympathy for the young couple dragged along. Not going to be watching this again but I am glad that I watched it.
68 Films still to watch: (Bold are on Netflix at time of writing)52Django Unchained (2012) 102Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 106A Separation (2011) 107Yojimbo (1961) 117On the Waterfront (1954) 119The Seventh Seal (1957) 123The Kid (1921) 125Scarface (1983) 126Rebecca (1940) 127Wild Strawberries (1957) 130Ran (1985) 131Ikiru (1952) 133Touch of Evil (1958) 135The Gold Rush (1925) 136Cool Hand Luke (1967) 137It Happened One Night (1934) 140Casino (1995) 152Warrior (2011) 153High Noon (1952) 154The Secret in Their Eyes (2009) 156Gone with the Wind (1939) 157The Grapes of …

Getting Board Game plays up

My boardgaming partner in crime (and obsession), Mr G, made a good point a while back that the focus we have both been putting on getting all of our games played, has had a negative impact on our play balance - we rush to get a game played once, and then drop it before we can really explore the game more. I am not sure I agree with this fully, but I have decided to try and push up a few of my lower play counts, following in Mr G's footsteps, and get my plays up to at least 5 for the games that I record plays for individually. This is partly to see if I can maybe cull my collection a little further but it is also to give myself a new challenge in light of my much lower rate of game acquisitions recently.

Hybrid05Dominoes14DreadBall: The Futuristic Sports Game14Hatch: the Dragonology Card Game14Munchkin Quest14Spyfall14Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game14Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 3 – The Heart of Africa14Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 4 – Nederland14Ticket to Ride M…

Amazons and Ogres

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The league is underway with the Amazons doing on the worse side of OK. You can follow their progress on our league page BABBL, I particularly recommend reading the news posts as all the league players have really gotten into the spirit of the game. The progress of getting them painted up has been somewhat better with the base coats finished, bases done and some washing / terrible highlighting done.


I have also managed to snap one of my figures so that's going to take some pinning, gluing and maybe a little green stuff.


 Speaking of green stuff... I have an Ogre team! ... well I nearly have an Ogre team... what I have is 16 winged monkeys snotlings (that started life as 15mm Goblins which I have featured on the blog before. These are now supplemented with some genuine Ogres:


Given that the Snotlings look a bit weird and deff not legit GW, I figured I would cave and actually give GW some of my money for a box of Ogre Kingdoms Ogres. I have actually always loved this race but held of…