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Monday, 26 June 2017

Ubonga

Askari types  (I do need another half a dozen)
Generic Explorer types
Ubonga was the fictional African setting for a campaign game for use with the Sword and the Flame rules on the "By Jingo" site (sadly, mostly now defunct, but you can see what's left here: By Jingo , which I first played way back in the early 2000's and it was  also the first place I discovered Jimland. On a recent visit to the site I also came across the rules The Black Amazons In King Solomon's Lost City Of The Diamond Mines In The Elephant's Graveyard At The Source Of The Nile", which I'd completely forgotten about, but are as relevant now as they were then.
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Some  obvious types
"What has this to do with my current post ?" , I hear you ask (you did ask right ?), well nothing save to save that after a week of being  disillusioned ,depressed and generally being in a funk it cheered me up and I made up for doing nothing all week and getting stuck into some hobby stuff!
 The current batch of the figures are just about finished and although I'm not too happy with the current basing on them it'll do for the moment.
I've also managed to clean what little flash there was on my latest purchases and based and undercoated them all. 
Basing (using old credit cards,  store cards etc.
The futures bright!
Spot the trope types
Finally I've still working  on jungle and making slow progress (it's all the drying time for glue and filler!), whilst the urge to sing "The lion sleeps tonight" is only a whim away, a whim away, a whim away....

I'll get my coat...

That's it then for this week I do hope you've found something of interest and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.

21 comments:

  1. I feel like wildest Africa has just got wilder.

    Nice Tarzan and Jane among the rest of the figures. Is there a "Boy" (Name unknown for) their child? I am eager for more.

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    1. Thanks Clint, I think the Tarzan and Jane figures are probably the weakest figures in the whole set!
      Tarzan's child was caller "Boy" iirc. (Not like his chimp being called Cheetah!)

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  2. The future is indeed bright, Joe, and I'm very much looking forward to your next posting on this project :-)

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    1. Thanks Blaxx, I'm hoping to have more jUngle done and the facemask warriors finished.

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  3. Plenty of new toys there. I can even recognise a Colonel Bill's one.

    My hobby time is balanced at present with work and then periods of viewing idiots with guns on Youtube. How the heck those people on those video clips manage to get up successfully in a morning is beyond me! 'Der... The guns not fired?! I'll look down the barrel to see if I can see the bullet.' BANG! Blows a hole in his baseball cap.
    That's my method of productivity. Work. Then watching rubbish. Then back to work. It manages to keep my stress levels down.

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    1. Thanks Roy, yes I visted Col. Bill's at the Durham show and got the 17c villagers set and four explorers.
      I've seen a couple of gun vids too and given the folk firing them Im not surprised. I've also seen a guy go to blow down his musket barrel (to clear it) when it went off, missing his head by inches!

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  4. Wonderful stuff Joe and I'm all for doing things that make you happy. I've still got to get on with my jungle for the Congo game I am hoping to run this summer, but just can't get around to starting it yet.

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    1. Thanks Micahel, playing some games would makeme a little more than happy. The jungle seems like an everlasting struggle, but I've got more than enough to get started once I have all the figures ready.

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  5. Nice figures. Not something I ever had the urge to game tbh.

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    1. Brummie, the majority are Old Glory.
      I got interested in this exploration genre mainkly through my interest in both the Colonial era and board games (eg SOurce of the Nile).

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    2. I suppose that is it then really. There has been not a lot to draw me to the period.

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    3. The Sword and the Flame rules were also a factor in smaller scale colonial games too.

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    4. Ah, "Source of the Nile" :-) . I ran a campaign of this when I was at university. Long time ago, but I can still remember...

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    1. Thanks Jay, I may well soon get a game in too, fingers crossed!

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    1. Thanks Michal, I must be doing something right as it's keeping me busy and motivated enough at the moment.

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  8. Nice to see you've got your mojo back, and flitting between the figures and the flora should help making the jungle seem less of a chore?
    Really looking forward to seeing some exploration reports when you get there!

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    1. Thanks WA, I'm finding that an hour on any one thing is sufficient and I do change tasks often. I do try and do at least an hour a day on some form of hobby-related activity.
      I too wam looking forward to a fight of some sort!

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  9. They look nice, very nice!

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    1. Thanks Phil, I hope you're still saying that when they're finished!

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