Archive for May, 2011

May 2011 Wrap-up

Posted: May 31, 2011 in Monthly Wrap-ups

Miniatures Stats May 2011:

Bought for Month:      0                                                 For 2011:     144

Painted for Month:    13                                                  For 2011:     13

Finished 12 Eureka 28mm Teddy Bear Pirates and 1 accompanying gun.

Funny, the weather warmed up, I started spending more time on yardwork, but still managed more painting time for the month than the rest of the year so far.  More importantly, I finally put something in the finished column, and can move on to a new(er) project.

I was fooling around with my camera a while ago and took a shot of a battleship I had painted 10+ years ago when Battle Fleet Gothic came out.  Thought I would share some old brushwork.  One thing it tells me is I really need to get a backdrop to shoot photos against.

BFG Battleship circa 2000

Current Reading May 2011

Posted: May 17, 2011 in Books

Currently I am Reading:

The War of Wars by Robert Harvey

“The Epic Struggle between Britain and France 1789-1815″  Still working my way thorough this one.  As I’ve mentioned the last couple of months not a bad read, Harvey’s best writing continues to be the chapters on the nautical aspects of the era.

Common Stocks and Uncommon Profits  by Philip Fisher

One of the foundational books on investing.  I usually read one or more solid (non-fad type) books on investing in a year.  This year I decided to read Philip Fisher.  I was going to read one of several books by his son Ken Fisher, but decided to start with the older work.  It’s one of the books that lit Warren Buffett off on his career.  (Not that I’m going to make a new career out of investing).

Winning on Purpose  by John Edmund Kaiser

“How to Organize Congregations to Succeed in Their Mission”  Our Ministry Council of Lay Elders and Pastors is reading through this together to give us perspective on where we stand as a Council, Congregation, and Church body.

What I’ve finished Reading:

Kydd  by Julian Stockwin
Tale of a wigmaker pressed into the British Navy.  I actually wasn’t aware of this series until my father gave me the 1st and 4th books.  Entertaining book, I will have to track down the 2nd and 3rd volumes of the series.

April 2011 Wrap-up

Posted: May 3, 2011 in Monthly Wrap-ups

Miniatures Stats April 2011:

Bought for Month:      0                                                 For 2011:     144

Painted for Month:    0                                                  For 2011:     0

Nothing bought.  I did get to some painting, but nothing finished to report.  My lack of production will probably go down further since we’ve entered yard-work season.  Such is life.