I have powered through the final tranche of figures for this project. It's always the last bits that see my enthusiasm flagging. This final lot brings the collection total to 296 figures and far too many buildings.
Sunday, March 20, 2022
Monday, January 31, 2022
Tuesday, January 25, 2022
And so the TWI building project continues...
Taking advantage of bulk purchases from Renedra, I decided to add some buildings to the collection that will not be part of the pseudo-Alamo mission complex.
Monday, January 3, 2022
My efforts in the last week of 2021 to complete my pseudo-Alamo mission unfortunately came to naught but I was finally able to bring it around on the New Years weekend. I struggled mightily with some of the details, particularly the wooden parts in the redoubts etc. Although I've painted many wooden terrain features to satisfaction over the years, this time around I became rather flummoxed by the attempt. So much so that at one point I re-primed the wood and started over. My first attempts were frustrated by stubbornness. As I continued to make mistakes, I tried to push forward and correct them... leading merely to a worse situation. Thus, the starting over. Even after the second attempt was much better, they still aren't to my full satisfaction but will do (in other words, I'm not gonna start again for the third time).
I chose not to purchase the entire Sarissa Alamo (cuz that would be just silly, no?) and landed on what I call my pseudo-Alamo. It's big enough to play out some mission siege games and flexible enough to create a number of smaller, more discrete built up areas for different scenarios. Next up for this project are some scatter terrain bits and portable firing steps for the higher walls.
Saturday, December 25, 2021
The TWI project has been chugging along the last couple of months with some new added units...
Monday, November 1, 2021
I'm continuing to plug away at the TWI project with a small addition of one group, a Big Man, and a Deployment Point (using the spare figures)...
Monday, October 18, 2021
The blog would indicate I've been dong very little hobbying since March of this year but it hasn't felt that way. True, my painting output is down this year but I do have something to show for the last few months. I have started on a new project, inspired by Boot Hill Miniatures Texas War of Independence figure range. And the painting of these lovely figures has been considerably slowed by the decision to build this monstrosity from Sarissa Precision...