Monday, January 16, 2012

Welcome to the New Year

So it's been quiet... a little too quiet. Which is not what you'd expect around the Festive Season! Well, the most significant development in all this is that in October, 2011, I married the lovely "painting pricess" herself, Romina (co-blogger on the Kingdom of Frogonia). Since then we've been travelling in beautiful Tasmania, spending time with family over Christmas and New Years, as well as settling into our little hobby den. So, spare time has been a little hard to come by, especially since we've also been completing a fundraising project called Yarns (the result being a publication of stories from senior citizens, sold to raise money for Alzheimer's Australia).

With the book launch due this weekend, and CanCon 2012 right around the corner, I'm gearing up to jump right back into toy soldiering.

I'm currently working on a rather large Darkest Africa campaign with Furt, who has put together some incredible blogs in the past. We will be setting the events within an historical context, and compiling the research has been really enjoyable. We will be creating some hypothetical conflicts in East Africa with several factions: British, German, and Portuguese for the Western Colonial powers, as well as Slave Traders and a tribe we are yet to decide on... possibly Ngoni or Masai.

So there's lots to build and paint, the efforts of which will be up on the blog shortly!

There will be plenty more this year, so stay tuned, and Happy New Year!!!


  1. And a very Happy New Year to you too, not to mention congratulations! A Darkest Africa project; I, for one, will be following with interest as a theme that I fine particularly seductive. Good luck.

  2. See you at Cancon on Sat?

    Look forward to your new stuff,still waiting on that boat though.....If you need someone to paint it?