Category Archives: Collecting

Three Steps Forward

Firstly, apologies for the lack of updates. I live in accommodation at my place of work and clearly the NHS think its more important to spend money on patient care than ensuring I have a decent wifi connection. Hopefully things will get back to normal soon.

Doesn’t it always appear that just when you think you are getting somewhere you end up back where you started or worse. I have an update on my NYE Painting Resolution – this needs a snappy title so suggestions below – with some models from Corvus Belli’s Infinity range.

When we first started playing Infinity I chose ALEPH because I liked the style of the range but, as it was just after the second book had been released, there wasn’t a great deal of choice so I also ended up collecting Nomads.

These space faring travellers appealed to me on both a fluff level as well as the miniatures and I bought loads which have sat around unpainted. For todays update I present to you the Lunokhod and accompanying Crazy Koalas.

Now, although these came in one blister and the Crazy Koalas (which are the cutest mines you will ever see) are tiny models this is three of my Infinity list 22 21 20 19.

Sadly, whilst having a sort out of some boxes I found three unopened blisters containing 4 new models 19 20 21 22 23

Argh, I’m now more behind than when I started. Stupid hobby.

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Pounds and Projects

It is around this time of year that I realise there is only 3 months until Salute and I panic about raising funds for my excursion.

Every year there is always something I plan to spend most of my budget on; last year it was VSF and Infinity, the year before was Secrets of the Third Reich, this year it is Dystopian Wars (and maybe 7TV).

The problem is I have such a limited budget I need to have a clear out to get some extra cash and the decision then arises; what am I going to sell?

The VSF from last year is still in boxes but I do really want to paint it. My Infinity ALEPH force has been usurped by my Nomads but it is the only army I have painted everything for, my loft contains the makings of a Pre-Heresy Emperor’s Children force (I don’t even play 40k but it appears to be a good challenge) and I have a German Panzer Army for Flames of War that may never see light again.

A big issue is that people don’t have too much money to throw around after xmas so I never know if what I sell will get what its worth, the second issue is that I am rubbish at getting rid of anything.

I have little doubt something will happen and that I will scrape enough to make a limited number of purchases; I just hope that what I buy this year will at least get used.

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