Sunday, 29 October 2017

Something different.

Hello and welcome to Inso's World on an overcast Sunday morning.

I am nearly there!

Yes, I am nearly at a point where I don't have to spend weeks away sorting out flats. Monday is my last trip (for now) to hand over Dad's flat keys. That means three things:

  1. I don't have to travel up there again.
  2. I don't have to worry about clearing any more stuff.
  3. I will have more time at home to focus on his remaining estate and being at home.
I will be glad to regain a bit of normality after what has been a taxing 3 months.

So... apart from clearing a flat, what have I been up to?

Monday was a day of trying to get things done and failing miserably... however, I did manage to tidy up most of the colours on the Squat unit. Only a couple of colours to go before I add the wash.

The rest of the week was clearing Dad's flat and if it hadn't been for the help of my family, I think I would have lost the plot. Thankfully, everything got sorted and I was able to come home on Friday. Speaking of which, I arrived home, threw dinner down my neck and in the space of 40 minutes, transformed myself into this chap:

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That pic was taken after the party at my local, The Rodney Inn. It was a great night with good friends and a live band as well. Sadly, very few people turned up in fancy dress... but we made an effort so that was the main thing. Did I say we? Yes I did because my two most important ladies joined me:

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My daughter was Poison Ivy, I was the Joker and my wife was Dr Harleen Quinzel (before the Joker fuelled transformation into Harlequin). 

I thought I did well to drive home, eat quickly and then manage to turn into the joker in 40 minutes (including dying time for my hair... which is going to be green for the next couple of months...).

To keep the super theme going... me and my wife went to see Thor Ragnarok at the cinema. I won't say much about it but it was a very enjoyable film with some nice little surprises. The Hulk stole the show for me because he had a developed character and wasn't just saying one word at a time... and Korg was brilliant too. Well worth a watch... and keep an eye out for the Easter Egg in the armoury under the Asgardian royal palace... with the upcoming Infinity Wars, it may catch your eye.

That is about it for this week. Monday I will be popping up to Somerset and back but after that I will be home to sort out life and all the other stuff... so hopefully, I will be able to squeeze some hobby time in at some point.

See you from the pinnacle!

Sunday, 22 October 2017

A busy few weeks.

Hello again and welcome to Inso's World on a rather overcast Sunday afternoon.

It's been a couple of weeks since the last post but I thought that it would be better not to post if there was nothing to tell you about or show you.

Over the last few weeks, I have been sorting out Dad's flat, making lots of phone calls, writing letters, having meetings and generally being involved with all the things you get involved in, when someone passes away. On Wednesday, this all culminated in my Dad's funeral and he had a good send off.

Over the next week or so, I am clearing the flat and dealing with probate and all of the lovely paperwork that goes along with that... so I will still be pretty caught up in real life.

Now that I have put all that to rest, what the heck have I been doing with my hobby lately? Well... even the staunchest of warriors needs a quiet moment or two and my quiet moments have been put to good use. First of all, I have finished the remaining two Squat Berserkers (Ministorum Priests):

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Once these two were finished, I looked through the storage boxes and the only primed miniatures for the army, were my three Beastmen Jedi (Primaris Psykers) so I started to paint them but then... BRAKES!!! Let's be sensible for a moment... I don't want to paint all the characters before I paint some basic troops... so I put the Beastmen away and primed a squad of Squats, ready for paint. So far, I have finished a rough base-coat and now need to tidy them up before a wash... but just to prove that I have managed to get that far, here's a WIP pic of the first squad of 2nd platoon:

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As you can (hopefully) see, they are in the same earthy colours as the Berserkers and I quite like the toned down look to them. I can't say that they will be finished for next Sunday but I hope to get a few more stages finished, even if it is just the tidy up and wash.

In other news... THIS happened:

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My Kickstarter pledge turned up. It's been a while but it's not the most delayed Kickstarter I have been involved with (Mantic). I will sort out a review at some point but at first glance, they are rather nice... but a little bigger than expected. Now I would be the first to say that I didn't pledge for any other reason than to just see what they were like. With that in mind, I am free to use these in whatever way I see fit (rather than fitting them into any particular army) so they may end up as aliens or dwarfs or even robots... who knows?

Well... that's it for this week.

See you from the stairway!

Sunday, 8 October 2017

A pause to reflect.

Hello and welcome to Inso's World again.

As you will be aware, I didn't post an update last week.

The reason behind the lack of a post, is that I was called to the hospital because my Dad took a turn for the worst and sadly, on the evening of the 1st October 2017, he lost his battle with cancer. It was a rapid deterioration and he passed away peacefully.

Safe Travels, Dad.

If I don't post as much as I normally do, it is because I have a lot of stuff to think about and I also have a lot of things to sort out, with regard to arrangements.

I will be travelling back and forth for a week or so.

In other news, I decided to have a couple of days at home so I thought I'd put some paint on one of my Squat berserkers:

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This is the very first painted Squat for my army.

See you from the garden!