Showing posts from April, 2016

Mixed bag

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

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) 52 Django Unchained (2012) 102 Witness for the Prosecution (1957) 106 A Separation (2011) 107 Yojimbo (1961) 117 On the Waterfront (1954) 119 The Seventh Seal (1957) 123 The Kid (1921) 125 Scarface (1983) 126 Rebecca (1940) 127 Wild Strawberries (1957) 130 Ran (1985) 131 Ikiru (1952) 133 Touch of Evil (1958) 135 The Gold Rush (1925) 136 Cool Hand Luke (1967) 137 It Happened One Night (1934) 140 Casino (1995) 152 Warrior (2011) 153

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. Hybrid 0 5 Dominoes 1 4 DreadBall: The Futuristic Sports Game 1 4 Hatch: the Dragonology Card Game 1 4 Munchkin Quest 1 4 Spyfall 1 4 Star Wars: X-Wing Miniatures Game 1 4 Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Volume 3 – The Heart of Africa 1 4 Ticket to Ride Map Collection: Vo

Amazons and Ogres

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 r