Friday, March 29, 2013
http://vets.wwpd.net/ - The main WWPD4Vets site. Find a local event near you or run your own. If you are unable to participate, please donate to the WWPD4Vets charities using the site above.
http://www.wwpd.net/2013/03/wwpd4vets-prep-battlefield-contest.html - More detailed information about the even can be found on the WWPD main site.
http://forum.wwpd.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6132 - Check out the WWPD forum for details on how to donate and get involved.
http://forum.wwpd.net/viewtopic.php?f=7&t=6525 - Check out the eBay listings that are 100% donation, and more!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/WWPD4VETS-FOW-Painted-Oddball-2012-Tournament-Objective-100-to-charity-/151017124647? - Finally, don't miss your chance to own a genuine Flames Of War artifact! This Oddball objective was sculpted and painted by none other than James Brown of the Battlefront Studio (not the godfather of soul, sorry!).
Anyway, I sincerely hope you get a chance to attend or host an event. In any case, please donate to the WWPD4Vet charities because they are truly important organizations to support.
Thanks for reading,
Saturday, March 23, 2013
But then there was that little one, whose only claim to the viewer's attention involved crashing into the control bridge of the Executor. From then on I've wanted to know more about the A-Wing and luckily so did others. There's actually quite a bit of 'history' associated with this little snub fighter, and I've absorbed as much as I could. Find out more about General Dodonna's A-Wing here...
When I found out that the A-Wing was in wave two, I was pretty damn excited. I managed to score one before the first run was sold out. I wish I could have bought a few more, but finances are a bit tight and it took a bit of doing to grab this one. Still, nothing will stop my ambition of getting a whole squadron (five) of these little bastards!
Saturday, March 16, 2013
As you can see from the picture to the right, my creative desires are being pulled in no fewer than five tantalizing directions. And this pisses me off because I want to do them all at the exact same time!
Anyway, this perfect storm of hobbying means that I've got plenty to keep me bust for a long time. It'll also keep me interested for a while too given the diversity of the pile!
Friday, March 15, 2013
First, I apologize if you don't have Spotify as this article and its accompanying groovy tunes might not work for you. But you may be able to use your preferred social music program instead. With that said, I've pulled together several playlists that feature the top 100 songs of each major year of the Vietnam War (1965-1973). I've been using these to fill the background while painting my Air Cav force. Listening to them, I've pulled my favorites into my Vietnam mix. Given the immense diversity in the top 100 and the varied tastes of the music lovers, I thought it would be a good idea to post the playlists from these years and let you generate your own favorites. I've included my own at the end, which is constantly evolving!
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
|Landsverk Anti II|
Anyway, thankfully I've got some backup stuff lined up for this week's update. My workmate, Casey has been kind enough to snap a few white-table shots of some of my Finns. Towards the end of last year I punched out a pile of my half-completed platoons for my Finnish army. Its an army that I've had on the back burner for quite some time. I originally started this project in 2006 for a tournament up in Vancouver, BC. If you get a chance you should attend one of the events there. Its a fantastic city with a great community of players. I consider Finns as one of my 'main' armies, right up there with Americans and Raiders. So I was happy to revisit an old favorite.
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
|The 'Blues' or Aerorifles|
Saturday, March 2, 2013
Done! I'll tell you what, it sure feels good to finally have that company done! I should be set for a while on large gun teams, but I'd like to do another 12 at some point. These 12 are good for a GoW battery, but if I wanted to field my eight extra 122mm obr 1938 howitzers as a part of the Reserve Artillery Battalion, I'll need eight more bases. I'll also need some more in the event that I want to field the 57mm anti-tank guns in addition to the artillery, so that's another four bases. Now that I have a process combined with the fact that the guns are already painted, doing 12 more bases shouldn't be a big chore in the future. For now its time for me to sit back, relax, and enjoy the GoW Battery!