28 February 2010
24 February 2010
But a trim little vessel, when all is said and done, I think.
23 February 2010
A note of precaution and reminder for all of our non-Texican readers: expect rocket flares in the sky tonight and every night for the next thirteen days. Please do not be alarmed.
The commander of the local Texican garrison (the security force of Republic Marines at the Texican Consulate), Major Anthony Polendo, has reminded this journal that it is traditional for one hundred and eighty-three white flares to be fired into the sky at every military base in the Republic from February 23rd to March 5th. On the night of March 6th, the white flares will be replaced with red flares after a thirteen gun salute.
[Editor's Note: As requested (ask and ye shall receive!), an explanation: February 23rd is the anniversary of the start of the siege of the Alamo in the War for Texan Independence, or Texas Revolution, whichever you prefer. The siege lasted 13 days, ending on 06 MAR 1836. It was a leap year, by the way, if you are trying to count the days. Honestly, I assumed everyone knew that. See what happens when you assume, kids?]
17 February 2010
Photostats can not, of course, adequately convey the terrifying screech of the primitive warriors, or the stench of their unwashed bodies combined with a whiff of the hydrium gas that their bodies constantly emit. Their weapons of bronze, iron, and even copper may look primitive, but our correspondent with the camera assures us they had no trouble butchering and consuming (raw!) several of the caravan's draft beasts. He was horrified bythe sheer volume of bloody gobbets of meat gulped down in a gory orgy of gluttony.
14 February 2010
Finish current vessels for Republic of Venice's Aeronef fleet (4)
Finish ten Hydra Miniatures Vardu sprout warriors
January leftover: 40 15mm Zulus
90% Received from painter. Need to base and clearcoat.
Repaint on old edition of GW Skink Stegadon for Venus
Ten 28mm Copplestone German Marines as Atherbattalion
Armorcast Gothic Laboratory Power Generator
10 February 2010
Here is the result: a massive mockery of Man in mechanical menace! Note the massive galvanic collector coils mounted on the giant's back. They supply power the matched pair of magnetic disruptor cannons which replace the infernal device's arms.
The photostat presented here was taken by Miss Eugenia P. Whistlebum during her brief but unwilling stay with the Belgian Madman. Miss Whistlebum smuggled the exposed photostatic plate out of the fiend's lair under her petticoat bustle when she was released following the undisclosed but reportedly very hefty ransom paid by her father, her fiancee and her future father-in-law.
06 February 2010
02 February 2010
- Finish the aeronef fleet for the Papal States
- Paint ten 25mm feral Martians (RAFM High Martians)
- Paint forty 15mm Zulus
- Finish twenty 15mm German Luftschiffetruppen
So, it looks like I got about half done. Maybe more, if you take out the Zulus. Mark up one 'miss' for the year. This sets me back a good ways on my February goals as well. Wish me luck... I'm gonna need it!
01 February 2010
Good news first: I have gotten more toys in via the post office! Received today were:
- 15mm Japanese, painted (16 cavalry, 2 guns, 4 crew, and 17 infantry). Rebase these fellas and find them some command, and we're ready for Japanese Imperial troops on Mars.
- Hydra Miniatures' Warbot Destroyer.
- Miniaturicum Paint Rack (via Hydra)
- Picquet Main Rules, 2 ed.
- Finish current vessels for Republic of Venice's Aeronef fleet (need some more ships)
- Finish ten Hydra Miniatures Vardu sprout warriors
- Finish projects from January that are undone
- Repaint on old edition of GW Skink Stegadon for Venus
- Ten 28mm Copplestone German Marines as Atherbattalion
- Armorcast Gothic Laboratory Power Generator