I’m going to try moving the blog over to Blogspot and see how I like it. As usual, the place to visit is http://www.littleleadheroes.com/ to go to wherever the blog is hosted.
Archive for the ‘Informational’ Category
The original LittleLeadHeroes.com gallery has been out of commission for a while. I finally got around to getting it back online. Ignore the errors and such; I’m not really looking to make it functional, just available. I’ve found myself trying to reference a few older blog posts, only to see that the pictures I needed weren’t up. I just got tired of that.
Looking back through the blog, it looks like I started my Pak 40s back in August, around the 10th. It’s taken me over two months to get them and my 88s done– and, technically, I don’t have movers for my Pak 40s. Man, no wonder I never get anything done.
Now my microwave has gone out!!!
I’m entering Troll in the Corner’s International D&D contest. I feel like my luck has to break soon… My luck is so bad. How bad is it? My luck is so bad I just went to look at a car, and the previous test driver wrecked it! Stay away from me, people!
I’ve had to completely replace the water service line to my house, had my car diagnosed with bad bearings in the crankshaft (read: new car), dropped a tumbler and shattered my wife’s ceramic cooktop, and now just had a screw put a quarter inch hole right through a tire, and spent an hour on the side of the road trying to figure out how to get the spare loose and change the tire! The only upside of all of this is that vehicle needed new tires anyway. My poor wife has spent the last three hours at the tire dealer, waiting around with our irritable two year old who should have napped two hours ago. Ah well. Having had two people in our lives diagnosed with cancer in the last couple of years, we’re able to keep things in perspective! I still want to complain to the Internet, though!!
Edit: Got home and my fridge light was out…
Speaking of being distracted, checking out the time stamps on my blog…it appears to have taken me over two weeks just to assemble, glue to tongue depressors, prime, and glue to paint bottles a single 88 battery– two guns, three vehicles and around twenty dudes. Jeez, I’m slow. Well, not just slow; a married father of three. Even when I find time, I’m often too tired to produce.
I have been a big proponent of cheap craft paints for painting miniatures for many years. The vast majority of the paints I have used for all my miniatures tend to be dollar a bottle craft paints, usually Delta Ceramcoat but maybe Apple Barrel or some other. I’m not picky. There have been irritations along the way, such as when Ceramcoat dropped one of my favorite colors, Palomino Tan, and of course they tend to be sparse on military colors like olive green, which I mixed up myself. But now, it is really getting infuriating. I recently restocked some core brown and grey colors, parts of my “triads” of those shades, and the paints are worthless. Thin little anemic wash that I can’t use for anything. And they’re really backbone colors of my painting, especially right now as I’m painting lots of WW2 Germans. It’s infuriating. I’m wondering if I shouldn’t just jump ship to some dedicated hobby paints.
We have a new member of our household, a two year old rescued Miniature Schnauzer named Mickey, or Mickey Doggie as my two year old is calling him. After a difficult few days at first, he seems to be settling in extremely well with the family. He gets along really well with the kids and is generally very well behaved, although I’m not used to having such an energetic dog!
“A spot of medicinal brandy would set me up, sir!”
“Brandy’s for heroes, Mister Hook…”
Zulu is just my favorite movie ever. I used to have a six foot tall original movie poster, but lost it in a move! A few years back, I even subscribed to Wargames Illustrated just to get the Mark Copplestone Hollywood and historical figures of Gonville Bromhead. So it definitely warms my heart to see this figure pack of Chard, Bromhead, Colour Sergeant Bourne and Private Hook from Empress Miniatures. Apparently, these new figures will be available in about a month, although my order is already in. I still retain no illusions about doing Rorke’s Drift in 25mm, though. That’s too many Zulus to paint!
“Sixty! I painted at least sixty, wouldn’t you say?”
“That leaves three thousand, nine hundred and forty…”
A crossed eye stereographic picture of Bromhead leading British soldiers!