Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Ludwig von Barkhoven

Hi everyone,

I am very proud to announce that, for the first time, one of my sculpts has become commercially available. Ludwig von Barkhoven is now available from Alternative Armies by clicking here. He is actually part of a giveaway at the moment.

So, the miniature!

I do love Napoleonics. With Flintloque I am able to actually get some games in, and enjoy the small-scale skirmishes I've wanted to do since watching Sharpe. After reading a scenario with Beethoven as the objective of a rescue mission, I immediately turned to Flintloque and how we could do something similar. We needed Beethoven... or is that Barkhoven?

Here he is in the green:

Gavin Syme from Alternative Armies very kindly accepted the miniature and set about putting him into production.

Here is a picture of the first cast, straight out of the machine and into Gavin's hand:

As you can imagine I was quite eager to get him painted, so when the casts arrived I got right on to it:

And here is the great job that Sam Croes over at AA did for their promo work:

The beauty of this process is that, even now, the esteemed Notables - the Flintloque Yahoo Group - are pitching together to put a backstory and rules together for this furry little chap. A really great community effort, bringing this lead dogman to life.

Have you got yourself Ludwig von Barkhoven? Be sure to send in some pictures, if you do!

Hope you like him.

- Christian

Happy New (?) Year

Looks like there was a bit of a false start to my blogging since I last posted. This is symptomatic of 2013 being, well, crap... for a number of reasons most which I won't bore you with. I did go through quite a slump both with model making and gaming in general. If any of you remember the Ancient Wall Fort project that is now lost in the post, with a lucky mystery owner somewhere between Melbourne and Sydney. That, amongst other things, was quite a blow. I guess sometimes it's good to learn that some people are just not worth wasting your time on.

I also know I'm not the only one that had a rough time last year.

But... I can happily say that, for me, all that has changed!

As 2013 drew to a close I rediscovered my enjoyment of wargaming and miniatures with Flintloque and its wonderful community of gamers and supporters. There's real fun to be had with this game, which I'll go into in later posts.

Yes, posts! I want to post at least once a month, even if it is this kind of reflective garbage (hopefully not!).

I had an amazing time away in South America, particularly the Atacama region of the Andes. My interest in archaeology ignited, I have also commenced (another) post-graduate degree: a master degree in Ancient History which, down the track will hopefully signal a career change.

You will also being seeing a shift into more sculpting... and a few more surprises along the way planned for later in the year that I hope you will all enjoy.

So, here's to the year ahead!

I can't wait to tell you all more about it.