Tuesday, December 16, 2014

30 Posts for 2014!

Yes folks, it appears as if I've reached a hallmark for my blog. Today marks an epic 30 posts for me this year.  Many of you are probably asking yourselves "How does she maintain such a blistering pace?" or "Holy Christ, she must be superhuman to crank out that many posts in a single year."

My response would be that I'm a great under achiever. No one out there can do less better than me and that's a fact.

I set out to do 50 posts or less this year and it looks like I'm going to succeed by a whopping margin. Really, why set the bar high when you can set it low and always come out feeling like a winner?

As I'll be away for the Holidays next week, I must get as much painting time in as possible lest I fall behind in the Painting Challenge. So between painting and the Holidays it looks like I'll be gone again for a while. Did you really expect me to do more than four posts in a month? Really?

I've finished painting my figure for the next Themed Entry (Mount's and Riders) so I don't have to worry about it. Also I'd like to turn in my Hasslefree Moderns before I leave next Monday.  

So I'll wish you all a Happy Christmas now. For those of you who are traveling have a safe journey there and back again.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Thank You Secret Santa!

Yesterday after returning from the grocers I found a parcel waiting for me. As I had not ordered anything I was puzzled as to what it might be. So I opened the box up and was surprised to find it loaded with Pulpy goodness.

A Jazz Quartet!


A Native American!

Inside the box was a lovely note signed Secret Santa. Now before you all climb up my backside about opening the box before Christmas I have to tell you something. I didn't sign up for the Secret Santa this year. Therefor I was not expecting this surprise. Well, let me tell you, it floored me. Not only are the Pulp figures by Bob Murch, the undeniable King of Pulp sculpts, but they are figures that suit me perfectly.  As a Jazz drummer I am very touched by the gift of the Jazz quartet.

I would like to say a heartfelt Thank You to my Secret Santa and wish you the happiest of Christmas.

Now I've a side duel with Simon and Curt for earning the most points in Pulp. I hope the two of you realize just how much trouble you're both in right now. 

Monday, December 8, 2014

My First Challenge Submission

Although it left me with tired eyes and a blinding headache, I managed to get my first submission to the Analogue Hobbies Winter Painting Challenge submitted on Saturday night. The initial landslide of submissions began Friday night. Caught up in the excitement I decided to rush mine across the finish line.

Both figures are from Bombshell Miniatures/Counterblast, are 25mm and were sculpted by Patrick Keith. I sculpted the base insert for the bot from Super Sculpey.

The bot turned out pretty well. The seeker however was a speed paint and isn't quite up to snuff. But as I spent only an hour and a half on it, I don't mind.

Last night I had my first disaster whilst working on my diorama for the first bonus round. After spending hours and hours carving and painting the base, I snapped the thing in half. To make matters worse, it happened after I had painstakingly done the snow effects. Thank God, I didn't wait until Thursday to start working on this or I'd be properly fecked.

As I'm flustered and a bit tired, I will be sleeping in tomorrow. I'll be around but it may be later in the day than usual.

Friday, December 5, 2014


The first day of the Analogue Hobbies Winter Painting Challenge has officially begun. We can now lay colour on all those miniatures that have been glaring at us from our painting tables whilst screaming "Paint me! Paint me!"

By the time you read this, I will already be chained to my painting table trying to knock out the first couple of figures. As Monday is my day to post, I have committed to having at least two figures done, photographed and up on the Painting Challenge Blogspot on time. As a slow painter this will be quite a formidable task.

We have all set goals that will push us to our limits, but I know we can do it and have a fun at the same time. My adrenaline levels are up so high I think sleep may be an elusive critter tonight.

If you are participating in the Challenge and are reading this post, I have this to say to you "What are you doing you eejit? Get OFFLINE and PAINT!" 

May the paint gods be with us on this day.

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