Friday, 17 April 2015
Galleys and Galleons 
I finished assembling the last of the Peter Pig 1/450th scale pirate ships today, although there may be one or two more to glue together later on. This one is another brig but with some heavier 'medium' guns and an outer and inner jib added to the bowsprit, using a spare sail set from a schooner model. The idea is to differentiate it from the other brig that I have already assembled, although I think both would benefit from an additional spanker and some rigging of some sort.
Anyway, we're off home tomorrow so there will be no more posts for a couple of days or so, especially as I'm back to work after the weekend. In the end, I didn't get any board gaming down this holiday due the unexpectedly fantastic weather, so Heroes of Normandie will have to wait until half term for a decent play through. I'm also looking at a pile of marking when I get back to work, so will be concentrating my wargaming efforts on Galleys and Galleons for the next couple of weeks in between the paperwork.
In the longer term I'm hoping that work will ease up a bit, especially once the exam season has finished in a month or so. This will mean a long overdue and much sought after chance to get some decent painting and gaming done from mid-May onwards. The Galleys and Galleons project is top of the list at the moment, to be followed by the 1/600th scale Bag the MiG and/or Air War C21 projects, the latter of which may include the ultramodern aircraft for Flashpoint Baltic! I'd also like to do some more 1/285th scale aircraft for Bag the Hun at some point.
I'm also desperate to get the 15mm Lion Rampant War of the Roses project underway, and have even considered having the figures painted professionally, if the price is right. I'd rather paint them myself but time is a real challenge so who knows? Finally, there's at least four 28mm projects to get finished including my Darkest Africa tribal natives, my Vikings for SAGA, the extra bits for the Chain of Command US platoon and the early war Japanese platoon, although this will probably be tackled in the summer holidays.