Life has been busy. New project at work; lots of cross-country travel for the old project; new lady-friend; etc. But I've managed to keep plugging away at the hobby. Just at a slower rate. And the blog has certainly fallen lower in priority.
But, hey, here's what I've been up to.
Nothing to show for NOVA Open, actually. I decided not to pressure myself to have an entry for the Capital Palette this year. Which was a comfortable decision. I just don't have the desire to compete. That said, I could have certainly submitted something, even if I don't care about competing. But I do care enough to submit something that is respectable, at the level of "the field". Being that I only painted figures for gaming, I don't feel like I had anything to contribute, where I would be showing something interesting or compelling for the audience.
There was a project that I wished I could have brought to NOVA, but it was long overdue to deliver to a friend, as a gift to his wife, so it didn't make it to Labor Day, before I had to send it off.
|Killyox, from the Wolfen line for Confrontation|
So what about all those gaming figures? Well, the last posts on the blog showed all the work I did for Company of Iron. Only to have the effort fizzle after the first game. Company of Iron has middle-of-the-road attraction for me. I think I would enjoy playing it, but I wouldn't necessarily seek it out to play. With so much competition for hobby/gaming time, there are so many other games that push Company of Iron to the side.
One of those games is Konflikt '47. While I would much prefer to get my Weird World War fix from Dust Warfare or Dust 1947, the local group is playing Konflikt '47 and Bolt Action. So I move with the flow.
|Officers for Konflikt '47. Figures by Pulp Figures.|
|Recently finished zombies. Figures from Warlord Games and Westwind Productions.|
So, now I'm spreading my attention across a whole host of various projects. Here are some previews.
|Proboscis-headed Germans from Achtung Cthulu!, to use for Konflikt '47.|
Also, a Frog Jester for the lady-friend. She's not so keen on proboscis-headed Germans...
|A 3D-printed house, which I can use for a variety of games. But Burrows & Badgers is the immediate motivator.|
|Primed figures for Burrows & Badgers. And a frog that is almost finished. |
I love these models! And I have high expectations for the game, as well.
|Finally digging into my old Dust models, to find second life for Konflikt '47.|
I'm still amazed at the quality of these models. How could Fantasy Flight have abandoned such a phenomenal product?
|Primed objective markers for Konflikt '47. Originally for Dystopian Legions by the now-defunct Spartan Games. Fantastic detail and very keen conceptualization for these models.|