Thursday, 10 June 2010

Forward Planning

It's about a month or so until my I get the chance to have an entire week of (relatively) uninterupted painting. In July I run a Warhammer 40K Workshop at the school where I teach, as part of Enrichment Week (for those of you who are not up to speed with current PC eduspeak, this is what used to be caled an Activity Week).

While the kids merrily mutilate GW plastic space marines, I get the time to paint up a significant chunk of the lead pile, without any complaints from the Ministry of the Interior i.e. the other half. The kids are great and really get into the whole thing, producing some pretty good painted armies over the week. I spend quite a bit of time keeping them on track but, on the whole, manage to get some decent painting time in too.

Last year I almost completed an entire Dervish army in 15mm for Patrols in the Sudan, while the year before, I nearly finished a posse of 28mm Mexican banditos for Legends of the Old West. This year, I have a number of potential projects in mind, with a few front runners and some unfinished projects waiting to be completed.

The current favorite is a 15mm dictatorship army for AK47. In close second is the MiG Alley project in 1/600th. I also have the 28mm Japanese for the Back of Beyond to complete or the ARVN in 12mm for Cold War Commander. I could even try to complete a project in a week from scratch, as I have plenty to choose from including WW2 coastal warfare in 1/600th, 28mm near future French Foreign Legion, 28mm Gladiators and 1/285th scale RAF for North Africa, to name but a few.

If you'd like to see me attempt any of the above, or have some alternative suggestions, then feel free to let me know, as I'm sure the leadpile will have something buried in it that fits the bill.


  1. I vote 28mm Japanese for the Back of Beyond.

  2. Yep, that's one of the front runners, as there three quarters done already and could be finished off nicely in three or four days. I might even be able to squeeze in the ARVN to finish them off too!