Saturday 30 March 2013

Painters Block and the Zombie Effect

Having got a bit stuck finishing off the XMAS Brigades, Painters Block they call it. I get a bit Zombified when I try to get started, give up after a few minutes and dread going back to them.

I have been using the time to do a spot of re-arranging my storage in the wargames hut.

Well, not just a spot of re-arranging, more a case of a complete overhaul.

I started by rummaging about in the loft to see how much space there was available. I found a lot of stuff that I had forgotten about. For example I came across two Atari 400s, a gigantic disc drive and a carrier bag of power supplies, game controllers and floppy discs. Time for the dump I thought but my eldest daughter spotted them and claimed them, valuable heirlooms she said. At least they are out of my way.

I also found several boxes of unmade plastic kits, mostly American trucks and half tracks, they can wait in the loft for another day. A surprising find was a box of old Science Fiction Paperbacks, Lensman Series and Dorsai and a few more. That's my summer holiday (re)-reading sorted out.

I managed to ignore more boxes further back in the loft as I had made enough space to consider removing some underused stuff from the wargames hut.

Back in the hut I continued a purge of various sized cardboard boxes and reinstalled their contents into a new batch of Really Useful Boxes. I now have well over sixty of them and I think I still need a few more yet.

I identified a bundle of wargaming stuff that I'm unlikely to use but too good to give away. I may well stack them back in the loft or I may try to sell them as there are some good bits in there. I have Tide of Iron and one of the Supplements, Attack, and Doom (with all the figures painted). I might display them via this blog if there is any interest.

Finally I had some of the lads down for a game, Zombies, you guessed it!

Here's me, bottom left, the handsome chap in red plotting a route through the zombie hoard towards the as yet undeployed helicopter which I succeeded in doing. The game itself is a lttle gem and good for filling out an otherwise spare evening.

Sunday 17 March 2013

Holiday Flyby

I know it was only a week in the sun but the time seemed to flyby.

Speaking of flybys I did see, altogether too late, a Spanish Navy plane zoom overhead, not too high up which then disappeared out to sea at lower than rooftop height.

I couldn't get a decent photograph to identify it but my best guess would be one of these!

The colour scheme was grey-ish, maybe dull-ish silver with dayglo orange flashes.

If you have sharp eyes you can maybe catch a glimpse of it in the middle of this picture. It came in from my left over a headland and dropped down to below the rooftop height of the white tower in the mid ground before starting to gain altitude as it passed the launch towing the orange parasail.
Here's the best close-up I can make, it was a phone-camera after all.
And, Alan, I'm sorry, my brain never turned to gladiator rules.

Thursday 7 March 2013

Holiday Break

Just a quick post to say that I am having a holiday break somewhere sunny.

The above image is a clue!