The first project i have on my plate is doing terrain and assembling miniatures for Test of Honour v.2, a miniature skirmish game set in “medieval” Japanese time by Grey for now. This game caught my attention scrolling through the internet while looking for a more sword and shield alternative to Warhammers Kill team. After some thinking and a lot of research and youtube let’s plays (and 3D designing some terrain for it) I decided to invest.
I started with ordering two sprues of warlords samurai warriors, the “official” minis of the game, through ebay. I had read on the internet that the plastic models from warlord were finicky to put together and that the poses that you get from the parts were “stiff”. Well… In my opinion they aren’t as bad as people claim. Sure there are a lot of parts to them and fitting the weapons can be a bit tricky, I found them to be as hard to put together as Fireforges Foot Sergants and North Stars Frostgrave Wizards. Biggest difference being that the hands and weapons are fused in the Fireforge and North star sprues.
First photo of the blog, pardon the bad picture quality (if you peruse reddit you might find the picture on r/TestOfHonourFans).
Here we have the finished miniatures, based and varnished. And with finished, the Sashimonos are still not done, as i’m still wondering what markings I’ll use (either Mori or Takeda). Also in the picture you’ll see some garden walls and small gate I designed, printed and painted. These you will find on thingiverse for free to download and print.
Long story short, I liked the miniatures a lot, and went ahead and ordered the Test of honour v.2 starting set AND the Samurai starter army from warlord to get into the game. I also went ahead and ordered my first pieces of Mdf terrain, as I had to sped a few bucks more to get the Samurai with free shipping, and thought why not! Interesting times ahead!
Never thought the day would come that I seriously was thinking about starting a blog about things in my life… Well here it is!
About 2 years ago I got into the hobby of board games, when my group of friends got together to play a few games of a board game (Can’t remember which it was, but anyway) and instantly realizing that this was right up my alley.
This escalated to a lot of different board games, starting with classics as munchkin, Catan and Carcassonne. Feeling adventurous I then found out about a magical genre called “Miniatures game”. This then led me down the moneysink where I find myself today.
I am not by any means a professional painter, and as such you will not find beautifully painted miniatures, or even half decent terrain on this blog! As the blog name would suggest, I do a good enough job with what I do, and am happy to do so. As I get better at this hobby stuff, the quality of the work might improve (MIGHT) but the good enough aspect I hope will still be here.
I hope that many a new person to the hobby might find this blog helpful by showing them that the hobby is not always the perfect blends with sable brushes and foamcutter straight edges as on youtube, but sometimes a black undercoat and a dollar-store drybrush on whatever foam your new piece of furniture or electronics came packaged with.
What you (probably) will find me doing in my blog in the future:
Whine about the price of miniatures and terrain
Ramble about assembling miniatures and crafting terrain
Encounter problems painting miniatures and terrain
3D stuff (I dabble occasionally)
Maybe write up from a particularly interesting game I had with my mates
And More (again, probably)!
This blog will be updated when i have the time to do so, as working a full-time job, owning a house, having a girlfriend, family and friends tend to throw a wrench into the time I can actually invest in doing the hobby aspect of my life.
If you think you are interested in this kind of stuff then welcome aboard! I hope you find the stuff I write about interesting and thank you for your time.