Christmas loot!

The season of giving… and receiving. My friend Tom was exceedingly generous in his gifts to me this year as can be seen in the photo above.

Star Wars, Sedition Wars, Star Saga…. and Hammer’s Slammers all added to my ever growing backlog of cool things to paint!

Talking of Sedition Wars, I had thought I got one at a great price with a buy it now auction but the seller said they can not find it and cancelled the sale. Of course we are still waiting for our refund. EBay, you win some and you lose some. I am hoping to win another auction at roughly the same price but whether the refund actually comes through or not remains to be seen.

And that backlog of work…. my wife was extremely generous in adding to it as well!

First, a Ziterdes ship wreck for our Pirates of Ghost Archipelago project. The previous owner did a brilliant job with it but I see a few things I would like to tweak to personalize it for us.

She also spoiled me for our Sci-fi Core Space based project.

Since we both love Firefly this one should have been obvious.

But also….

I am curious what I can incorporate from various games into our Core Space Expanded project, especially horror elements.

And… as if I did not have enough to paint….

Pretty much everything for Mantic’s Star Saga. So. Much. Stuff!

But it is not all just about what I received… I can now show off some pieces I worked on as gifts.

For my mother-in-law, who loves collecting little tortoise figures, I did a shaman from Dark Sword.

For my brother-in-law I saw the perfect Goblin… I just needed to add some personal details tailored for him…. such as Düsseldorf and his favorite football team. Given how much he cooks for the family at holidays it seemed a perfect fit.

He was more of the opinion that it is a Gremlin rather than Goblin….

In other news, we managed to watch episode 4 of The Witcher last night. Whilst far from perfect some elements are so compelling they make it easy to overlook the flaws. For example the Dryads were completely uninspiring, all I kept thinking was the kids from Mad Max: Beyond Thunderdome. But the palace scene was on the other hand amazing.

It seems Angry Joe generally shares the same opinion in his non-Spoiler review.

I like that he can have his personal dispute with the showrunner yet still be professional enough to prevent that from poisoning his opinion of the show. In general I agree with both his compliments and criticisms of the show.

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