Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Mindless purchasing - CD edition

Well, after this Germany trip I will totally reward myself with this fella. I'm 100% sure about it. Really; thinking about ordering this piece of resin makes me a little too excited to assemble and paint this piece before finishing Chaos Dwarf infantry that I have, so this must be stored well to my secret collection of unstarted miniatures.

My full-metal Chaos Dwarf army consists of the following ingredients:

24 Chaos dwarf warriors (painted? no? yes? stripped again?)
18 Chaos Dwarf Blunderbussers
20 Sneaky Gits
6 Bull centaurs
1 Sorcerer on Lammassu
1 Lord on Bull taurus (painted!)
2 Heroes
Earth Shaker+crew
Rocket Launcher+crew (Halfway painted!)

At this point my Chaos Dwarf collection is large enough to keep me busy a long time, but here in my secondary apartment I can't do anything to get this project going on - except that in a local hobby store they also have AOW plastic Dwarf Berserkers which have given me a good idea of converting some slaves to the army. Hobgoblins would be cool to own (I have 20 Sneaky Gits with identical poses - oh gosh) but I'm sure that I'd need to spent a fortune to get a playable unit of those guys. The other thing I've decided to order are these three daemonsmiths. I already have few characters of the old range, but I think that these might fit to a special group I'm planning to build.

And how about the new Bull Centaurs? The old ones are tiny compared to them... but that's the policy nowadays - bigger is better. I must agree.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Where am I?

Hullo friends!

The reason for why these blogs of mine haven't been progressing lately is that I moved to Germany for three months (studies abroad) and I'll be moving back to lovely Finland at the end of August. That last week before I moved was the rushiest days of my life, and I was not able to update here NO MINIS FROM 'TurskanPerkeet' FOR THREE MONTHS 'SOB' (reason: hysterical arrangement and endless paperwork). Here I don't have access to internet so often, so this is the first time when I have a little time to write an update here.

I'd move here if it was in Finland...

Home ;_;
I have not any of my hobby-equipment with me here, so the only things I'm able to do here in Germany is to drool the Avatars of War minis at the local hobby store... Maybe I'll take few champions with me. I've also decided that when I come back from here I will buy myself something big made out of resin - with wings and attitude and a rider with tall hat.

Germany is a nice country for it's almost free-like beer from the stores, and people here are maybe the friendliest I've ever met. But as I have grown up in a country where summer is the time when people actually start to live their lives - swimming in the forest lakes, sitting in front of campfires trough the ever light nights, catching trolls in the forest and listening to the sound of the wind- it's hard to me to see that here the nights are cold and dark, there's only one lake and I must live in the city centre... It's nice but different.There's no place like home!

Spirit of the water - a good old friend of mine from the fountain near my home

When I get back to Home, I'll build a fortress out of sofa pillows and chairs, and just paint miniatures inside my citadel until my bones break and winter comes. 

The inner burning flame!!!
I've realized that miniature painting is something that gives me energy - like if you listen a good record or draw a picture or enjoy a horror movie - and three months break is a long time for me ;) I start to feel typical kind of anxiety if I can't just do my own thing, and I've seen that painting miniatures is one of those things.
But, If you have time please feel welcome to visit me here in Germany. I live in City of Hof, and I think there's many nice places to sit down and talk about miniatures or beer drinking.

See ya at the end of August!