Weekly Waffle #105

Well were to start this week, as I mentioned last week I know work was going to start to get a bit manic but I didn’t know it would start as soon as it did. I missed game night this week because I’ve been on the road all week. It’s also meant that I’ve not go very much done this week, just a few hours to work on some Death Watch. But I do think those few hours were productive as feel like I’m making progress with them. I’ve already made the bases for them so I just need to keep plugging away to get them finished.

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 Just to add insult to injury all my travel this week has been in the car so I haven’t even been able to spend any time coming up with some good waffle for you. But what I have done is pick up a copy of White Dwarf and that did prompt me come up with something of a waffle for you. So what we have here is probably the most tenuous link you will find to the content of a White Dwarf article.

So let me set the scene for you. It was Al and Pete that got me into gaming and one of the club rules that has been in place since day one has been that you can only play a game with painted models. Some people think it’s a bit harsh but for me it’s just the normal way of things and it means that when you play a game in the cellar it always looks good. So even when I get hammered it doesn’t seem to hurt as much.

Now I can hear you all thinking what has any of this got to do with White Dwarf, well I’ve got a bit more waffle to go before I get to that point. It wasn’t long before Al’s lad started gaming with us and then his friends started to get involved and this where the tenuous link starts to take shape because one of those friends was called James. And now James is all grown up, I use the term loosely, and works for Games Workshop as a painter. If you pick up a copy of White Dwarf this month and turn to page 60 you can see the fruit of the only playing with painted miniatures rule. I’d like to say I taught him everything he knows but the reality is that I taught him everything I know, in about five minutes, and he want souring past me.

So there with a tenuous link to a White Dwarf article that give you some really good advice about how to get units painted to a good standard quickly. Unfortunately I fall firmly into the old dog category so teaching me new tricks is hard. Hens it takes me forever to get units painted. But I won’t use them until they are painted.  But the flip side of that is that really enjoy the time I do spend painting. Which is why I’m going to try and spend some time painting and relaxing this weekend.

And on that note I’m going to wrap things up for this week. I’ve no idea what next week will bring but I’ll be back next week regardless. Have a good weekend and I hope to catch you all again next week.


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