I indulged myself in January 2019 when I posted Wargaming Tasks – 2019 – another indulgence I am sure! Apart from the miserably poor painting performance over the period 2017 to 2019, I noted some other items on the list including:
- Anthony’s 20mm World War II British
- Finish off the 1/285 scale World War II Japanese
- 1/285 scale World War II Hungarians
- 1/300 scale Cold War Commander Danes to be completed
- 1/1200 scale Coastal Warfare Ships
- The 1/3000 scale Jutland Fleets
- Houston Ships Italians and Austrians from the Battle of Lissa
- Dystopian Wars fleets, and
- Peshawar and the 2mm armies and aeronefs
Well, I can say that in April 2019, flat out at work though I was, I did find some painting time over Holy Week here and have managed to continue painting a couple of nights a week. Anthony’s World War 2 British are now set for return to Anthony on my next trip through Singapore.
Well except that the 2-pdr and 6-pdr needs one more coat of paint or two 🙂 Late Update (May 2nd): the 2-pdr and 6-pdr are now finished as well. Job completed, finally!
I also managed to spend some time working on repurposing my Middle Imperial Romans – these were painted by a paint shop and were organised for SPQR (Polemos rules) but I decided to re-purpose them to DBA and Impetus – using a 40mm base.
I also managed to start work on my modern Soviet Naval group by starting to read the Naval Institute Press’s Admiral Gorshkov. A review of that will be coming soon as well as photographic progress of the painting of that fleet.
I also managed a few book reviews, principally Silver State Dreadnought – The Remarkable Story of Battleship Nevada; Maritime Operations in the Russo-Japanese War, 1904-1905, Volume 2 – Julian S. Corbett – Review; World Naval Review 2019 – ed. Conrad Waters – Review; and Narrow Gauge in the Somme Sector – by Martin J. B. Farebrother, Joan S. Farebrother – Book Review. I have another 7 or 8 books in the reading and review pile. The next one is likely to be dealing with Coastal Forces which runs the risk of distracting me from my 1/3000 naval and ancient wargames and lead me into 1/1200 coastal forces!
I also still have in the queue:
- 6mm 1815 Prussians – Heroics and Ros figures
- 6mm Napoleonic Poles – Baccus 6mm
- Some 6mm Napoleonic German states – Adler figures
- 6mm Baccus Napoleonic Brunswickers and Dutch Belgians
- My 1/3000 Russo-Japanese War fleets – with about half of the vessels repainted into more correct colours
- A 6mm Baccus English Civil War starter set – both sides. I am trying to decide however whether to use them for the English Civil War or the Thirty Years War. That internal debate should keep them off the painting queue for some time
- Heroics and Ros 6mm Greeks for yet another Ancient project. I am still waiting on the delivery from Rapier Miniatures, but I fear these are the first order to the Philippines to go astray as it has been over 6 months now Update (May 1st) – I just received an email from Stefan at Rapier (not bad, about one hour after posting this) to note that the parcel was sent but they will send again. Brilliant service guys – thank you.
- Heroics and Ros 6mm modern French for Cold War Commander
- Fujimi 1/3000th Pacific War World War II ships. These are nice, see Fujimi Navwar 1/3000 Naval Vessels Ready for Paint for images
- Seven fleet packs from Navwar – 1/3000 scale ships, for:
- Modern British
- Modern Dutch
- Modern French
- Modern Italian
- Modern US
- World War I Argentinian
- World War I Brazilian
So, add to that the other stock items here such as the fleets from the Battle of Matapan, Philippine Sea and Jutland and I am likely to be busy for a few years yet!