Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Sudan project "Mulazimiyya" part IV

The first four stands of Mulazimiyya Warriors. These are a mix of 4 plastic 1/72 manufactures, HAT, Waterloo, Italeria, and Starlets.


Yearly goal 700 painted for the Sudan project. 173 done. Not close to the 2 a day required to reach the goal. 

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Sudan project "Mulazimiyya" part III

Mulazimiyya WIP
           Hopefully by Sunday I can have them all done. I should have close 10 stands plus a command stand.


Yearly goal 700 painted for the Sudan project. 146 done. Not close to the 2 a day required to reach the goal. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Sudan project "Ansar warriors" part VI

          Short update. 4 more stands.
Yearly goal 700 painted for the Sudan project. 146 done. Not close to the 2 a day required to reach the goal. 

Friday, May 19, 2017

6mm Desert terrain part VI

       The only buildings left are the large target buildings. With this one being the of the smaller buildings. Again it is two glued together, one is too skinny for me.


Con-X boxes. If you have ever been to the desert, these thing are all over the place. Some are storage. The others are apartments, stores, workshops. All are in fairly good condition, with little no no paint removed.

Where I was, the boxes were never high than 3. Most were side by side. That is what I will be going with. Our boxes were painted green, tan, white, and a few blue.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Sudan project "wound markers" part III

They have been waiting for attention almost all month.
There are not too many good wounded/dead dudes for the Ansar in 20mm. I have gone with 15mm wounded from Old Glory. The are cheaper and fit very nicely on the counters here. Plus there do not become a dominating thing on the table and look better than dice knocking about.
Only down side is I need to clean off the window for the number. The matte spray coat made it cloudy.

Yearly goal 700 painted for the Sudan project. 120 done. 

Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Sudan project "Mulazimiyya" part II

          The Mulazimiyya are moving along. The first grouping is on bases. The second standing by on the blocks.



Monday, May 15, 2017

Sudan project "Sudanese" part one

Starting to chip away away at a few of Egyptain forces. The Egyptain and Sudanese dudes come from the 2 box sets. The Turkish Artillery is a gold mine for special characters or gaming markers. The core dude one needs are in the Waterloo box.
For uniforms, I am sourcing Osprey color plates and the Sudan reference books Vol 1.

So far. Dudes are on blocks. During down time on the Ansar forces, I will be hitting them.


Sunday, May 14, 2017

Rorasio

Weekend in Rosario.
         The Holiday Inn Express is perfect. The rooms are almost the exact same as stateside. My King room was missing the couch. Mine had a chair and a lot of empty space. Breakfast was a feast, both Argentina and American food available. No peanut butter!

We ate and drank our faces off. Rock&Fellers has Patagonia on tap, buy one get one.
Meat Pizza. Subbing the bread for a giant slab of meat with steak fries. It was massive and 240 pesos with beers for 2.

Race day
 Adidas blow up store. Pretty cool, heavily staffed, 4 fitting rooms per sex. They had only running stuff and only the newest. Prices were 80 bucks more than Amazon.
Vendor and sponsor lane.

3000 some odd people running the 21k that day. Who knows how many were running the 5k?





Friday, May 12, 2017

Sudan project "Mulazimiyya" part I

         The Ansar were not all just Dervish square man dress wearing warriors. Nor were they all the tan, white, grey tunic wearing Beja. In an effort to give the Ansar army some character, I sorted through the minis I had left. The selection of towel head wrap wearing dudes came from Waterloo Dervish, HAT Dervish, and Italeri Arab Warriors. The command figure in metal are from Newline Designs
        The Mulazimiyya were a group or warriors within Ansar or Dervish armies. They normally had only red and blue squares with a red towel wrapped around their heads and under the chin.


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Sudan project "Ansar warriors" part V

          Far too many dudes on one painting block. Initially I wanted to kit out 5 bases of Ansar. I my greed the paint blocks were far too packed. The closeness of dudes created a lot of rework.
In the future, a proper block should have no more than 8 dudes on it. Cutting down on my greed to complete stands of dudes will increase the speed to completion.

Monday, May 8, 2017

6mm Desert terrain part V

They have been sitting around for a while. I put another 30 minutes into them.

Destroyed apartment building.

Shopping & Office building. This one is actual two glued back to back. I felt that the structures were not wide enough alone.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Wasting time

Shooting, Hunting and bullshitting. Plus aikido and soccer all week. Aikido is killing me! I am walking around like I am 80.
         This guy I smuggled down in two different trips, spread over 6 different bags. Pretty sure it is legal (most of it), but didn't want to deal with the customs retards here.
        Originally it was an AirArms 410. Only the block and air cylinder is original. The stock is from Spain. The reg from England, set for 895 with 10.5g pellets. I get 30 shots. The barrel from FX. I had the breach end cut for length and retooled to fit. The front end was cut for me and the guts are all 3d printed. Next time I would print it as one complete piece. The scope, rings, rails gun shop sourced.
        It was painted tan stateside. Now that I live in a jungle-ish / river delta with a kyptek stencil from Adepticon and an airbrush, well its greenish.
One of the soccer boys hooked me up with a ride along for an introduction/qualification shoot. I got to assist some new recruits during their training. Thats me in the middle. After the guys were done, I got range time, 300 9mm, a M9 and locally produced 9mm to shoot, plus lunch. The armory M9 was all over the place. I shot the last 100 through a private carry and the local 9mm, DNO.






Graphic. don't want to see blood, fish, or dead shit, stop here.
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Giant fish being held by my father in-law.
Nutria.
          Its kind of like a beaver without the flat tail. They are bout 1.5-2 ft in length, 8ish pounds. Pretty tasty, next to no fat. I had one grilled and the other they traditionally pickle it.
          Unless the little bastard is sunning himself, this is all you will see. Kill shot is between the eye & ear. The head is about the size of a softball. Maybe a little less.





          First one we saw I got the gift of shooting. Miracle shot, from a moving boat while he was swimming, right between the eye and ear. Never in a thousand years could I do it again. Freaky straight up bullshit luck, no more! The third one I was up again and heart/lunged him. Make sure you put a second round in its head. If he is not dead, he has big ass teeth that will scar your sorry ass for life.
Boar more like wild pig. 4 hours of mud and soaking wet feet. Never saw it. Only heard the shot from the right flank. Learn from me if you want pictures of the hunt, airplane mode the phone. Only thing I got is me cooking the left aback leg afterwards.