Sunday, 16 September 2012

Busy Busy Busy

I honestly don't know where this last week has gone. Well my eldest started full time school last Thursday boy has it turned everything on its head time wise and in the evening by the time everything has settled down I'm knackered and just want to veg out.

I did manage to read Charlie Higson's 'The Fear' another great read I've mentioned this series before basically everyone over the age of 14 suddenly contracts a disease and craves flesh of the remaining children. Its about the kids fight for survival amongst the ashes of all we know. Its not quite zombies as the adults are alive but they act and behave like them. The kids hole up in various cool places, Buckingham Palace, The Imperial War museum and various other places. The tales from the three books so far (The Dead, The Enemy and The Fear) are starting to weave into an unknown conclusion as yet this is book 3 and I believe 6 are planned in total. Looking forward to the next one.Which as I write this have noticed that book 4 is now out 'The Sacrifice' will have to ask nicely at the library to order it in :D




I've also nearly finished my first read through of World War Z by Max Brooks. I had listened to the audiobook previously and now I'm sure some of the tales in the main book are missing from it. I'd have to re-listen to it first mind as often I'm driving when listening to these and can get distracted and miss bits.


 I have managed to get some hobby time in but not managed to get anything finished for this weeks post.

At the moment on the painting table are Copplestone Future Wars Zombie Troopers and Reaper Chronoscope's Stripper Zombies both sets need final highlights adding and bases painted and they'll be done

I've also delved into the lead pile (I'm on a quest to reduce some of leadpile that has been languishing there for a fair bit) and have under coated and begun base coating (more Copplestone FW) a set of Citizen Militia 1 these will all be painted separate as random survivors/hunters for Zombie gaming/Post apocalyptic games.

Hopefully with couple of nights of painting I'll have something to show mid week. Enjoy the week and take it easy


15 comments:

  1. Good to hear of progress Brummie, by the way I got the bunker, for a little more than I thought!

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    1. Thats great, I hope it proves useful!

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  2. I wish you well on your quest to reduce the lead mountain. I know the feeling only too well!

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    1. I still have 20 FW Troopers hiding in a box under coated and partially base coated still waiting for me to decide what camp or uniform todo lol

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  3. Finally you paint the miniatures you got from me! Hehe..

    Some progress how ever little is STILL progress mate!

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    1. They've been based and cleaned for a while just waiting for there opportunity to land on the table :D

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  4. Good luck reducing the Lead Mountain

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    1. I'm sure some new will be added next month lol

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  5. I remember when my children were of school age. Just getting a few hours of shut eye was an achievement in those days.

    Something tells me that the boys will break their necks getting here when you post those Chronoscope figures!

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  6. The Lead Mountain is here to be conquered so good luck there

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  7. I know what you mean about finding the time for the hobby, I seem to working in slow motion, whist the world carries on at full speed!

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  8. Good job on tackling the lead pile. The zombie strippers are great figures, and I can't wait to see what you do with them.

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  9. Its a busy time for all, wait until the little'un wants to start clubs at school that really throws the timetable up into the air. Good luck on the leadpile, every time I decide to do that I fail epically!!

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  10. Yes this week seems to have flown. I don't have a lead mountain, I have several! So good luck in that endeavour.

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  11. Reduce the lead mountain. I wish you well. I can sympathise, tried it myself and failed miserably.

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