New Year Resolutions

For starters, I am going to do something toward reducing the Napoleonic lead and plastic mountain.  Those boxes are all pretty much full. I never realised exactly how much crap I had accumulated. Then there are the GW plastic and lead mountains. the 28mm Samurai lead mountains and countless other boxes of random stuff (pirates, western, post-apocalypse). I had better get cracking.

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I have made a start.  I painted the first Napoleonics I have done in over ten years in the past few weeks and have embarked on a project to rebase my 28mm armies.

French Old Guard Chasseurs by Front Rank.

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French Old Guard Grenadiers by Victrix.

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My wargame shed. An old Woolshed on my property. My new man-cave is 207m2, which is bigger than our last house. The previous owners were going to develop it as a farm-stay and had converted part of it to include a couple of bedrooms. I retained a bed in one and use the other as a painting study.

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My painting desk.

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And the first rebased units – mostly made up of old Connoisseur, Elite, Front Rank and Hinchliffe models all mixed together. I really like the animation of the older style figures. I find most models today to be somewhat wooden, but a hell of a lot easier to paint.

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Here is a typical base – figures from three different manufacturers.

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7 thoughts on “New Year Resolutions”

    1. Thanks. My last man-cave was 42m2 and I thought that was pretty neat. This space is great but will require a fair bit of maintenance. It is like having a second house on the property.

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  1. Nice job on those Frenchies, I too have a pile to paint. Keeps me off the mean streets of Upper Hutt. Where are you situated? I regularly travel as far as Hamilton to get games with like minded souls.

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