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Little by little... daily hobby progress

Inspired by good friend Mike Wilson, I have started this blog to document this years hobby progress.

I am planning to spend at least 15 minutes a day on hobby projects and if I miss a day, double up the next day and at the end of the session, take a quick snap and write a sentence about what I've done.

Friday 5th - Tuesday 9th February

I had a couple of very quick projects that I painted and completed over the weekend, which you can check out on my completed work blog including an Ogre for D&D and some Goblin Civil War miniatures.

The last couple of days I have been working on some miniatures that are going to feature in the Albedo Wave 2 Kickstarter, The figures to the right are an 8 critter AirCav squad. To the left we have a fun little conversion. I've converted a pack of Sally 4th Colonial Police, swapping there heads with some Albedo Miniatures Ferets in Fez's!


Monday 1st - Thursday 4th  February

The Impkin Cavalry mounted on Cockerals are just about complete. I have added some tufts, my favourites from Gamers Grass and some soil from the garden mixed with tile grout. Just needs some Woodland Scenic turf and they are done. In the background is a unit of Goblin Civil War Naval Infantry that I am also working on.


Friday 29th-Sunday 31st Januray

Working on a group of 12 Monks & Nuns for Goblin Civil War and 12 Impkins riding cockerels for Wars of Ozz. Looked up some photographic references for Cockerels and they really have that range of color!


Thursday 28th January

Started a couple of new groups of miniatures today, nine Goblin Civil War Socialist Militia, these have been undercoated yellow and the Instar Alpha Pure Green painted over heads and hands, and a unit of 11 Impkins riding St Bernards for Wars of Ozz.


Friday 22nd - Wednesday 27th January

Finished painting eight Goblin Civil War Royalist and unit of 20 Impkin Infantry for Wars of Ozz.


Thursday 21st January

Cleaned, assembled & stuck on to painting bases Impkin Infantry, Impkin Caavalry on Roosters & St Bernards! All new unit types for Wars of Ozz


Wednesday 20th January

Army Painter Softone ink wash added to Goblin Civil War miniatures, finished driver for Carlson power boat and assembled a Gnoll. My son Lewis is playing a Gnoll character in my D&D campaign who was raised in a Viking / Sea Pirate culture so needed a gnoll armed with hand axe and round shield. The model uses body and head from Frostgrave Gnolls and arms from Frostgrave Barbarians plastic box sets.


Tuesday 19th January

Working on 28mm Carlson power boat. Another tricky bit of making to get that red line! Also painted main uniform colour (Iraqui Sand) on Goblin Civil War figures.


Monday 18th January

Did not get any painting done Sunday as shop refurbishment took all day (and most of night!) Today started working on a group of eight Goblin Civil War Royalists. I used Army Painter Demon Yellow spray primer becuase I like the green skin effect when overpainted with Instar Alpha Pure Green contrast paint.


Saturday 16th January

Sunseeker GX2000 - Not sure if it shows up so well but hull is split blue & white. A bit of a nightmare getting a straight line. Used masking tape & Instar Alpha paint which is very smooth and concentrated pigment.


Friday 15th January

Two RN Officers, eight US Submariners and a RN Commander on a Jetbike.... where are we going with this one?


Thursday 14th January

Royal Navy ratings & Commander from around 1977 (give or take a year). This are coming soon via the next Classic Movie Miniatures Kickstarter.


A Glastron GT-150 with Commander Bond at the wheel. Could the next Kickstarter be themed around Bond on water?


Wednesday 13th January

Impkin Artillery for Wars of Ozz coming along nicely, Woodland Scenic Tree Foliage added to Horse Hair structure and the crew bases have been plastered. Planning to get this finished tommorow!


Tuesday 12th January

Painted a group on eight 28mm Soviet Navy 1980's armed with SMG's and glued onto Sally 4th clear bases.


Monday 11th January

Worked on Impkin Artillery for Wars of Ozz. Added filler and brown paint to base and glued ruberised horse hair to tree trunks ready for foliage.


Sunday 10th January

Today’s painting has an Egyptian theme. I have been working on the Undead Chariot, Mummy and Pyramid from Iain Lovecraft’s Desert Adventures. The chariot has been sprayed Army Painter white and has had an Army Painter Flesh Wash applied. The Tomb has been sprayed Army Painter Brown Leather and has then been dry brushed tan followed by bleached sand craft paints using the Large Drybrush from the Army Painter Masterclass Drybrush set.


Saturday 9th January


I did not get any painting done on Saturday, but did spend time setting up and then five and a half hours playing Wars of Orcs and Dwarves with Buck, Mark, David, Zeb, Chris P, Jim, Kevin and Greg. The game was a lot of fun

Friday 8th January


Todays hobby time has been spent gluing together an armies worth of Movement Trays to enable me to use my individually based medieval figures as multi-figures stands in Wars of Orcs and Dwarves.

Thursday 7th January



This morning I completed this group of eight Goblin Civil War Royalist Infantry. I've painted the rims of the bases in faction colours (Blue=Royalist, Red=Communist, Black=Anarchist, White=Church) to make the miniatures easier to spot on the table when playing remotely using Zoom. As well as completing painting, I added Gamers Grass Tufts and soil to the bases.


Games Workshop skeletons and Zombies are now complete after I added Woodland Scenic foam turf to the bases this morning.

Wednesday 6th January 2021

I started work on Monday to repurpose these Games Workshop Warhammer Skeletons & Zombies to use for Wars of Orcs and Dwarves. Today I painted up a sprue of Renedra Gravestones. These were sprayed Army Painter Leather Brown undercoat and then drybrushed using the new Army Painter Masterclass Drybrushes... which I highly recommend.


Once the figures and gravestones were glued down, I painted over the bases with PVA glue and applied my basing mixture, which is sterlised soil from the garden and chocolate tile grout.

Tuesday 5th January 2021


Today I have been working on these characterful Goblin Civil War goblins and adding plaster to the base of the Impkin Artillery for Wars of Ozz

Monday 4th January 2021

Something repurposed. Today’s hope activity is to repurpose these Games Workshop Warhammer figures into some units for Wars of Orcs and Dwarves.


I'm working on a Vampire Counts army for Wars of Orcs and Dwarves. I'm hoping to make two six stand units of Skeleton Infantry and a five stand unit of Zombies.

The Zombies had a very basic block style paint job applied, probably 15 years ago. Today I've dipped them in Army Painter Quick Tone Dark to apply some easy shading.


The Skeletons have been mended, carefully removed from their old 20mm square bases and glued onto 2" square bases with three or four figures per base. I am planning to add some Renedra Gravestones to the bases tomorrow to fill the gaps.

Sunday 3rd January 2021


Very pleased with todays progress. I've finished first chariot of three chariot Tomb King unit for Wars of Orcs and Dwarves together with a female prisoner and beggar from Iain Lovecrafts Desert Adventurer Kickstarter and five D&D figures (an Elf, Dwarf and three city guards).

Saturday 2nd Januray 2021


A double session, as I did not get anything done on New Years Day! Firstly working on a section of 3D printed City Wall. Plaster was undercoated Masonry Paint Bitter Chocolate and I applied a Yellow Ochre and Bleached Sand drybrush. On the figures front I cleaned up and undercoated white a Tomb King style chariot and applied an initial flesh wash over bone areas and applied some brown on to the batch of five 3D printed D&D figures.


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