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Monday, 18 December 2017

Even More Explorers

Four new Explorer and gun bearer
Not much this week, despite being very busy on hobby-related stuff when time allowed. It seems that we have to stockpile food and drink, in case of a siege during the Xmas season when the shops shut for 24 hours!
I'm sure many will recognise the provenance of the above figures, they're either Copplestone, North Star or Col. Bill's - I forget which!
(They're not my five new 'Pulp ones', which are currently in the queue on the paint tray) 
The rear view (for those that like this sort of thing)
I did try and get a tweed look on the left-most explorer and a dirty-shirt look on the right-most one, which is about as adventurous as I get with my minimal painting skills.
In other 'Jimland' news, I have a tentative request from a friend wishing to take an expedition onto Jimland this week, which I'm delighted about, should it occur (fingers crossed). I will of course post about any game that transpires.
Current situation on the three smaller paint trays (Spot the 5 Oryx)
 As briefly mentioned above, in between Xmas shopping, I've been averaging about 4 hours a day undercoating/painting this last week, including Saturday and Sunday, which I rarely do!
Though it may not look it, all the figures on the trays above are abut 75% done though the very large tray shown last week has had nothing done to it as I needed undercoat spray (that situation has been remedied during one of the seemingly endless shopping excursions of the last week); I'll be undercoating etc. as soon as possible.

That's it for another week and it'll be a very brief post next week (Xmas day), so if you can't find time to take a peek next week, have a Happy Xmas, Holiday or Winter break, whichever you prefer.

As usual, many thanks for taking the time to visit and you comments are always both welcomed and appreciated.

16 comments:

  1. Wonderful and colorful characters!

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    1. Thanks Pil, much apprecated, not many more left to go

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  2. Nice new additions Joe. I agree. People go crazy at Chrismas, stocking an unbelievable amount of food for what is in reality a pretty short period. Nice that you've got a good stockpile of figures waiting for you to paint.

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    1. Thanks DEW'; I'm not even allowed to eat the food yet because "It's for Xmas".
      Yep, I've got a shed=load pf figures ready to undercoat Paint and play with, all in the name of checking off another old project!

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  3. More perfect looking characters sir!

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    1. Thank you Michal, much appreciated

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  4. You can never have too many explorers, imho, Joe; especially when you've previously posted so many jungle beasties who would like to make a meal of them :-)

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    1. Thanks Blaxx, I think with the recent 'Pulp; additiobas I'll have enough crocodile food for quite a while.

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  5. Very nice; good to see so much progress. And a very merry Christmas to you as well!

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    1. Thanks you C6, it does make a nice change getting some things finished.
      A Happy Christmas to you and yours too.

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  6. Sorry I'm late commenting Joe, but as per your comments, it's due to "the time of year".
    Great new recruits (always handy, just in case the natives get restless!), and absolutely marvelous news on the hobby front in general :-)
    I'm really glad to hear that you're more-or-less back to firing on all four cylinders, especially as we're on the run up to Christmas (with all its trials & tribulations) - and of course, it's the winter equinox on Thursday, so I hope the longer days to follow help perk you up even more! :-)

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    1. Thanks WA, it is that time of year where I think we all suffer loss of hobby time, but I do feel that I am back on track hobby-wise, despite my usual moans and groans.
      I'm also determined to play some games this year!

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  7. I don't want any of these adventures walking along behind me with loaded weapons and a finger on the trigger!

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    1. Thanks Jay, but I think that there are far more worrisome things in JImland!

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  8. Nice bunch of recruits and even more pending!
    Best Iain

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