Happy New Year-retrospective 2019

Another year has passed and I have done a lot
but not so much hobby-projects as I wanted.
Eventhough my time is very limited I have
managed to make some time of my own and
I am real proud of this.
I now have completed my collection of 15mm-
figures to Flames of war and i now have german,
russian and japanese-forces to play with.
I have also made enough gamemarkers and
also templates to start play this fun but complex
game(I will start with version 3 of FoW).
Next up is that I have added som more muscle
to my Imperial guards (Warhammer 40 000).
I got tired of being hit very hard by my counter-
players before I even came near to hit back...
Now I have artillery, mortars, autocannons,laser-
cannons, zykers, plasmagunners, meltagunners
and finally more cover(APC).
I have also bought a huge collection of cold war-
figures and models in the 6mm-scale.
It has been a dream of mine for many years to build
up and play wargames in a swedish cold war-scenery.
This cold war-project will take quite some time but
I am really looking forward starting to do this!
I have also built some rocky-scenery,lakes and bought 
some very useful modular rivers.
I have not played Necromunda ash wastes this year but
I have bought a lot of nice bits and figures and this
will probably start up in 2020.
My "mancave" is now almost finished and up and 
running and my painting studio is also good to go.
Last but not least I will send out a big thankyou to all
my readers and fellow bloggers. Times are not so good
in Sweden right now with growing crime and a very
rocky economy ahead together with big problems in
the public sector.This is a big worry for all of us and to
have a hobby is very good thing these days.
Eventhough these facts I must think positive and I want
to send out a big Happy New year 2020 to you all!

More support for the IG

Being a father of three small children is fantastic
but time to other things is often very limited and
the year 2019 has been very hectic.
A new born and also applying for a new job and
get the chance among 65 others has left very little
room for my other hobbies.
Eventhough this fact I have managed to buy some
bits earlier and finally I have built some usable
figures to Warhammer 40 000.
First up is another mortar-team (I now have 2)
and next is some special characters.
The ammo-boxes are made of polystyrene and
with wood-work made of coffee-stirrers.
Some of the figures are made of tin and and I
bought these before the summer-vacation but
no loveto these until now.
The figure I am very pleased with will be my
superior commander to my Imperial guard and
I have named him Alexander Cornelius.
Next up will be to paint these and test them on
the gaming-table.


Very nice train-models

Ever since I have started my Flames of war-
project I planned to use roads, railroads and
buildings and finally woodland-scenery.
Models of railroads and such are very ex-
pensive and until now I had a crappy toy-
train to use and somehow it didn´t feel right...
Last weekend I was offered some tracks 
and some trainsets on the phone and to my
surprise it also suited my budget.
Allt the train-sets and railroad-tracks went
for only 20 Euros and this was a good price.
Next up will be to base all the railroad-tracks
with pva and sand and finally paint it for the
right look (now it looks like steel-plate).
The trainsets will also get some "lick of paint"
and also some shading.
One interessting side-project will also be to
scratchbuild a armoured train: one for the
soviets and one for the jerrys with AA and
artillery for both close and heavy support.
It will fit very well to my planned campaigns
both in Russia and in eastern Germany 1944-45.


Armoured fist

My setup of Imperial guard to the game Warhammer 40000 
has always been to weak for an assault and now it is
time to change this fact.
During my last games I have started moving all my
vehicles towards the enemy and always when I got close
I got severe damage to my soft PBI(poor bloody infantry)
but with three tanks in the front I will be able to
shelter and and also prepare way for my troops before
the actual battle and this will not be so frustrating
at least for me. :)
Two weeks ago I bought two scrappy Leman Russ-tanks on
second hand for 19 Euros each. Both will be renovated 
and upgraded. I will try to separate the turret and also 
the two sidearms(sponsons).
The green tank was in good shape but the black need
some more love because it was glued to fixed position...
The reason for this separation is to magnetize all the
cannons to be more modular.
I will also renovate my first Leman Russ with these
tiny magnetics. The front-cannon near the driver will
not be upgrade and I will go for a laser-cannon on all
the three tanks because it is so good.
I have also get one Executioner-cannon and I will scratch-
build three Punisher-cannons (very similar to real mini-guns).
The sidearms will be fitted with magnetics or fittings to
be able to mount Heavy bolters, Heavy plasma or heavy flamer.
I read on a blog that one player used a tank fitted with
one Punisher-cannon and two heavy-bolters(sponsons) and this
meant a lot of dakadaka on the enemy-pbi. :)
I have not decided yet if I also will be able to use my tanks
as tank-killers and build long barreled cannons called 
Vanquisher but with magnetic-fittings it is no hurry and
can be a exciting future-project.
Last but not least I have also bought some more usable
bits that I couldn´t resist. Heads for special characters, extra
cannons etc. Nice presents indeed before Christmas. :)