2017-08-13

How it all started for me

This report I have planned in my mind for a long time.
I started collecting and playing games in the eighties and
it all started with a catalogue from the tin-soldier-
company Prince August. In 1987 I frequently visited all
of my local hobby-stores and also toy-stores because
they offered a lot of nice models and extras.
In one toy-store named ""Leksaks-city" they had put some
Prince August-catalogues on display and they were all
free and advertisement but I missed the last one and
asked the sales-woman behind the counter how I could
get one of these catalogues myself and she helped me with a
postadress. I sent a ppostcard and one week later I
got one of these catalogues in my letter-box.
This catalogue inspired me a lot and I read it over and over
again but I didn´t start ordering the moulds until years later.
My first tin-figure was also a Prince August and I got it
as agift from my friend Felix when I tested the very famous
role-playing game Drakar and demoner in the middle of
the 80-ies.It was a skeleton-warrior with a cape and I
liked it a lot and it only took a week before I bought my
first paintset from Airfix. These paints were not so good and
they were not waterbased and smelled real bad.
Eventhough this fact I managed to paint the skeleton and
it is my favourite still. 
Next figure was a orc-captain and this is better painted and
also highlighted and my skilled has improved a bit.

















My first ready-made tinfigure I have bought was
a lizard man in the scale of 15mm.
The figure had a big axe originally but this was lost
during the years. 
Prince August also released some fine-detail-figures
and my two first were the orc with a standar and
a bartender. Both these figures I have worked a lot
with but back then I didn´t know how to paint and
also the paints were a bit primitive.
Lastly I want to show one of my favourite figures that
I bought at location in the UK in 1988.
My father and I went for a holiday-trip to the UK and
we rented a car and drowe from London and up to the 
northern top of Scotland and back to the south and 
also Wales before getting back to capital.
In Nottingham(Hill top) I also visited Games workshop
but I didn´t buy any figures but it was a nice visit.
On Oxford-street in the GW-shop I bought a lot of
figures and when we arrived at Heathrow I had
6 kilos of overweight in my back-pack but I was lucky
and was granted to enter the plane back to Sweden.




















When I look back and reflect how my hobby has
affected me I am really happy whith the result.
many times when I have been very stressed or
moody it has given me joy and for all those out
there that has not decided yet if this hoby is
something for them to explore, my advise is:
test it!!!

2017-08-03

Tanks to convert and more cover

This week I started working again after a vacation filled
with a lot of fixing on our house. Due to my injury in my
right arm I haven´t been so active in my hobby and
I am still trying to recover and the healing-process is very

slow because I work a lot on the computer at work.
Eventhough my body is not 100% I am still thinking about
my hobby and on wednesday I stopped by on my way
home at the local second-hand-shop and made some

more usable finds. For only 2.5 Euros I found three curved sand-
bag-covers, two Abrams M1 tanks, a top-sign.
The covers will be fitted with camo-nets and also roofs and
be used primarily for heavy support-weapons.
The two tanks looks good but I think they are a bit small to
be used for 28mm and I will probably convert them and fit them
with bigger turrets to make the look more "right".
I will scratch build these turrets and I will make several 
versions to be used for different scenarios. One way to go
is to make them look more russian in the game: Secrets of the
third reich and add rivets and plates etc.
The last find is a top-sign that I will use for a future house-
model-project and when I noticed it in the shop I got inspiration
to make a city hall or some kind of administrative building.





2017-08-01

Gaming-session of the year part 2

Now the turn has come to the battlereport regarding
my latest gaming session. All four of the gamers had
50 points each to spend and it resulted in a lot of

models and figures on the table.
Blood angels x2 on one side of the table and Cadians/
Astra militarium+Mordians on the other.

The goal was to eliminate as much enemies as possible
and the Blood angels won with 5 points and the looser
only managed to get 4 points.
The game was very even and we all had luck with the
dices. The only downside of this gaming-session was
that we managed to play 3 rounds out of 6.

It was great fun to play and I think that my friends also
enjoyed my hospitality. Speaking about the scenery I am
most pleased with my piles of bricks and rubble but I now
know that I need more of these to the next game.
I am already looking forward to 
next gaming-session of
the year in 2018.




















2017-07-28

Gaming-session of the year part 1

Now it is july and I have my vacation but best
of all is that my yearly gaming-session has occured.
For the second time in a row we played Warhammer
40 000 at my house.
The game WH40k is not my favourite but evethough
this fact I have been looking forward to this event
for a long time. I have made scenery, built a gaming-
table and also made a nice menu.
Last year we played with 3 participants but this year
we added one extra and this was great fun because
it meant more play and less waiting.
The invited were: Christian(the rulemaster), Andreas
(Mr Muscle) and Olle (the man with the dragon-tattoo).
The spirits were high and we agreed to play the latest
version of WH40k and the points were set to 50p each.
I played the Cadians together with Christian(Mordians)
and our enemies were the Blood angels(both Olle and Andreas).
Next report will be more in detail about the game.
At last I also want to show that Christian built a factory
that is pictured last in the session below and I think this
model looks real nice.












2017-07-27

Another ruin

Last weekend I invited some friends for a
nice yearly set of game with miniatures.
I have looking forward to this event for a
long time and I also made a lot of preparations.
One of these preparations was to make
another ruined building. This building
was planned to have a lot of windows and
also several floors high.
With a simple technique I have made a 
usable scenery with some neo-classical
inspiration. I have used cardboard, poly-
styrene, ice cream-sticks, match-sticks,
kapa-board, PVA and paint(waterbased).
The scenery will be used for modern and
WW2-scenarios in the 28mm-scale.