Archive for February, 2011

February 2011 Wrap-up

Posted: February 28, 2011 in Monthly Wrap-ups

Miniatures Stats February 2011:

Bought for Month:      24                                                 For 2011:     24

Painted for Month:    0                                                  For 2011:     0

So I find February drawing to a close and once more, not a thing to show completed.  A series of foul weather days made for long commutes and wiped out a couple of evenings I has set aside for hobby things.  Also my sister-in-law got a job in the other end of Pennsylvania, so 4 days were spent getting her stuff loaded, moved, and of course unloaded.

I did end up with a purchase of the Bloodbowl Boxset.  I’ve been going to pick this up for years and finally ran across a copy when I had some spare cash in pocket.  Of course that adds 2 more projects to the ready locker (2 blood bowl teams).  Next month brings Cold Wars, at this point my going still hangs in limbo.  Of course if I go there will be more purchases….oh, shiny!

I did manage to make some progress on the long suffering Teddy Bear Pirates and a couple of good evenings should now see them ready to seal.  Perhaps I will finally move them into the complete column for March.

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Current Reading February 2011

Posted: February 15, 2011 in Books

Currently I am Reading:

The War of Wars by Robert Harvey

“The Epic Struggle between Britain and France 1789-1815”  One of my Christmas presents, so far this appears to be a fusion of politics, grand tactics, and battle.  Light on the telling of all 3 facets, but it is ambitious as to be all this in one volume.  So far a well paced and good read.  I’d love to drag it along for reading on lunch break at work, but it’s a bit thick to fit into a pocket.

The Sigma Protocol by Robert Ludlum

This is my parking shuttle and lunch reading for the month.  I’ve never read any of Ludlum’s stuff that I recall, but have enjoyed the movie renditions of the Bourne books.  Just getting read to crack the cover today, so I’m hoping it’s a good read.

What I’ve finished Reading:

Pearl Harbor  A novel of December 8th by Newt Gingrich and William R. Forstchen

This was my parking shuttle and lunch reading for the month.  Not a bad read, actually I think it’s better than their ACW series.  It does make some interesting points on understanding (the Japanese verses a Western view) how Japan viewed the events leading up to the Pearl Harbor attack.  I enjoyed it, but will wait for the next in the series to come out in paperback.


Cold Wars ’11 Dreamin’

Posted: February 5, 2011 in HMGS

As the days of January have frozen and thawed past, I find myself looking forward to HMGS’s Cold Wars Convention.  I know there has been all sorts of drama about lawsuits, convention locations, and Board of Directors stuff going on in the background and on the net; however when it comes right down to it HMGS (formerly known as HMGS East) still throws together a great convention.

Due to work and family commitments I’ve been unable to get to a con for a couple of years now, so I’ve got a real itch for making this year’s edition.  It finally looks like I’ve got the extra day off from work so now it’s on to the goodness of pre-reg.   Of course there is also the fun of digging through my assorted projects and seeing what I want to add to from the dealer hall.  So, I’m off to take a stroll through my various projects and start making up a shopping list, look through the pre-reg events,  get that pre-reg in, and find a hotel room.

January 2011 Wrap-up

Posted: February 1, 2011 in Monthly Wrap-ups

Miniatures Stats January 2011:

Bought for Month:  0                                           For 2011:   0

Painted for Month: 0                                           For 2011:   0

The numbers say it all.  I may (if I’m generous with my estimate) have spent an hour and a half at the hobby workbench this month.  Just couldn’t seem to get anything going.

I didn’t even manage any progress on finishing my workshop.  I’ll have to wait until then outside temperature is in the 60 F range to lay the formica so that will probably not come until late March or early April.

Onward, sliding into February.