zaterdag 25 maart 2017

It takes a child to raise a village

In this case, my son needing someone to assist/supervise him with his homework.  As sitting there, staring at the ceiling until he needed me isn't my thing, I took my cutting mat, some tools and a batch of mini's along:

Luckily (for me, not for him!) he had enough homework that I could also get around to basing them:

So, I have been a good parent, had a nice father-son chat as we both worked on our own things and I gained a batch of mini's ready for primer and (start of) paint tomorrow. Win-win-win!

These are a sort of spontaneous collaboration with Gunbird, as he has enthusiastically started building a samurai village. As we both have an interest in medieval Japan wargaming, I might as well provide the population!

The project is (unsurprisingly, seeing my track record) threatening to escalate a bit though. My original plan was to limit myself to the Gempei War miniatures from The Assault Group, with some supporting mini's from Perry to fill the gaps, but I've already ordered a Koryu Buntai from the Ronin range by Northstar Miniatures, and find myself eyeing other buntai and more "modern" samurai figures from Perry, Kingsford and Northstar... We'll see how far this goes...

See you next time!

6 opmerkingen:

  1. You are not blaming me now, are you? :D

    1. Nope, not at all! It is your fault though... ;P
      Honestly, all you've done is just lit the spark to a pile of tinder that has been building up for a while. I'm quite glad to be working on this stuff again.

  2. Hahaha, aren't we all alike.
    A little hint and suddenly you got a few packages arriving at home.

    A shining example of a man multitasking :)

    1. Heh, as I type this there should be a box of Japanese goblins, a box of blossoming cherry trees and a box of scale bamboo making its way to me... This snowball started rolling a bit faster than I expected.

    2. Goblins? I thought you were starting an historical game :).
      Reminds me of the fact I already do have some bamboo and cherry trees, which wil bought for Bushido but haven't done anything with yet :(.

    3. Historical-ish... ;p
      Seeing how there are roughly 4 centuries between Johan's Samurai and mine, history was being stretched as it was. Plus I rather like Japanese folklore and monsters so there's no avoiding getting a few anyway. Especially with all the cool miniatures available these days... And just because I have them, doesn't mean I have to field them every time.