28 mai 2014

Liebster Blog Award !!!! thanks Scott !!! .... and Jay !!!!

My friend (I think that I could say that !) Scott Bowman made me a great gift with a nomination for the "Liebster Blog Award" .... (in my case, better to say : "Liebster Blog Awkward" !!..... )

I have 11 blogs to nominate,
that's not a lot if I have a look at my blog-roll ........
I will try !
and also reply at 11 questions ....
what a hard work !!
(especially for the English version !)

[I've changed some little details on the questions]

Why did you start blogging?
because I've started painting !! ... seriously  (hum), I have seen many friends on Benno's Forum starting the blog-adventures and I could not resist at the temptation... Weak I am.
Pourquoi avez-vous commencé à bloguer?
....  parce que j'ai commencé à peindre! Sérieux ... (hum), j'ai vu beaucoup d'amis sur Benno's Forum commencer la blog-aventure et je n'ai pas pu résister à la tentation ... je suis faible.

 If you could change one thing about the [wargaming] hobby, what would it be? 
if it's just for me: having more time and be able to finish my projects !
if it's for The Hobby in general , well.. nothing !   Each person on Earth is free to do what he like with the skills he has, I'm not the Judge.
Si vous pouviez changer une chose dans le [wargaming] Hobby, quel serait-il?
 si c'est juste pour moi: avoir plus de temps et être en mesure de terminer mes projets!
si c'est pour le hobby en général, bien .. rien! Chaque personne sur terre est libre de faire ce qu'il aime avec les compétences qu'il a, je ne suis pas le juge.

What is best in life? Be with friends and with those we love... if they let me time to paint !
(Beer, wine and Whisky too ...)
Quel est le meilleur dans la vie? Être avec des amis et avec ceux qu'on aime ... si on me laisse le temps de peindre! (et aussi la bière, le vin et le whisky !)

Do you want to live forever? no ! Why this question ?
Voulez-vous vivre éternellement? non! Pourquoi cette question?

Fame or fortune? neither fame nor fortune, I'm sure that there's something more interesting than that.  
Gloire ou fortune? ni la gloire, ni la fortune, je suis sûr qu'il y a quelque chose de plus intéressant que cela

What miniatures are you most proud of having painted? Definitively the Valdemar's set "the Death of a King" that I've painted for my beloved father after his death ...

Quelles miniatures êtes vous le plus fier d'avoir peintes ? Définitivement le set Valdemar "La mort d'un Roi" que j'ai peint en mémoire de mon père après sa mort ...

How do you deal with burn out? easily  : never burned out ! just a little bit stressed sometimes ...
Comment réagissez-vous au "burn out" ? facilement: je ne suis jamais "burned out" ! juste un peu stressé parfois ...

Why is a raven like a writing desk? Scott said that we have just to google it and I've not googled !
my idea is that the Black of the Raven is like the Blackboard where we can write with pieces of chalk.. words  could always be deleted.
Pourquoi un corbeau est-il comme un écritoire ? Scott dit que nous avons juste à le googler et je n'ai pas recherché sur Google ! mon idée est que le noir du corbeau est comme le tableau noir où l'on peut écrire avec des morceaux de craie .. les mots peuvent toujours être supprimés.

Star Wars or [Star Trek] LoTR? I've changed the 2nd movie because I've never seen Star Trek !!
I will just say that I've not read the Star Wars Books ...
Star Wars ou [Star Trek] LoTR? J'ai changé le 2ème film parce que je n'ai jamais vu Star Trek! 
Je vais simplement dire que je n'ai pas lu les livres de Star Wars ...

If you could only buy from one miniature company from now on, which one would it be?
Valdemar  Miniatures if they could accept to do Fantasy (Tolkien World!)  and Old West figures ...
so good to dream ...
Si vous pouviez acheter à une seule entreprise de miniatures à partir de maintenant, qui choisiriez-vous? Valdemar Miniatures s'ils pouvaient accepter de faire de la Fantasy (Tolkien World !) et de l'Old West ...C'est si bon de rêver ...

What is your favourite takeaway ? I think that it could be a "Fish and Chips" if I was living in Great Britain... In France: a simple sandwich with butter and row Ham and good bread.
Quelle est votre plat préféré à emporter? Je pense que cela pourrait être un "Fish and Chips" si je vivais en Grande-Bretagne ... En France: un simple sandwich avec du beurre, du jambon de campagne et du bon pain.

I've tried to do some nominations, but can't find real "new" blogs !
(and many of my preferred ones are already awarded !)
If I have new ideas, I will add them on my next post...

La Grotte des Nutons (Thib-o et X-tine) (not a new blog but a marvellous one !)
WesterNCity N Scale Layout    (François Simon) always awarded by me !! a best for the Models Rail-roads !
Toma's Minis World  (Toma ) :great painter and dioramas-maker but now "just" a great sculptor !
I hope that I will paint more of his figures in the future ....  
Imladris, Royaume elfique. ( c'est en français !! avec du superbe LoTR !!
Cheap Fantasy Minis :   (Imac) if you like cheap 1/72  figures, Fantasy, creation... it's for you !!

.... etc...... !
I'm in a period of big changes in my life so I don't have many time to:
-visit your blogs (or leave a comment)
(I'm not sure that I will have a "Monk of the Month" finished this month !) 
-post on my blog
-write the "Lost New World" Story
-play guitar 

... but promise : I will come back !!


15 mai 2014

Trapper and Indian with Canoe (Hagen Miniaturen) EDIT

I've painted a small set of "Hagen Miniatures"
I've scratchbuilt the paddle because the one of the set was broken (or too small ?)
nice sculpt and I like the subject !

that's all folks !

05 mai 2014

Pirates Islands : a new Ship !! + some updates (Monkth Challenge - Plastic Figures)

I've painted the "Pirates Ship II" (waiting for a real name !) after the "Pirate Ship I" 
for my "Pirates Islands".
Again a Toy Ship, only repainted, I will use it as a merchant Ship (I've removed one mast and sails for having more place . Maybe I will paint the 3rd Ship, a much larger one in the next weeks + some pirates figures !
J'ai peint le "Pirates Ship II" pour mes "Pirates Islands" . Je pense l'utiliser  comme Navire Marchand, aussi j'ai enlevé le 3ème mât pour faire de la place sur le pont. Simplement repeint.
Je m'attaquerais au 3ème bâteau dans les semaines qui viennent ainsi qu'à quelques pirates pour peupler tout ça !

both Ships

and some updates :
1- for the Monkth Challenge, another entry from my friend Gunnar... funny like many works of him !
that's on "Benno's Forum".....

2- In my last post about Plastic Figures , I've missed one picture #22 !

And I add those ones too : 

02 mai 2014

About PLASTIC FIGURES ... just to show them and maybe help !

For me it's an usual subject, because it's more the job of Specialists/Collectors like my friend Hugh "Mavering Collecting") from the "Small Scale World" but I've a lot of plastic figures found in a charity shop.
I've tried to sort them by sizes, subjects, colours, etc...
If you have a comment and/or an idea about them, I will be happy to read you !

1-Elephants :
 3-Sea animals:
 4-Wild Life 1 !
 5-Wild Life 2 !
 6-Black Panther ....
identified because the name is on the figure but don't remember !
 7-roe deer (2 similar ones )
 8-Pigs and piggies !
 9-Dinosaurs ...
 10-Bears again (the same than in picture 2)
 11-African animals and Hunters
 12-Farm Life
13-Cowboys and Indians (more or less 50mm)
 14-mixed soldiers ...
 15-Identified ballerina (MOKAREX)

 16-African Natives (large scale)
 17-......... firemen !
 19-not rare figures... 1/72 (?)
 20- soldiers large scale
 21-Soldiers A 1/72 (airfix? copies ?)
 23- Soldiers 1/72 (????)
 24-Soldiers 1/72 (oval  base: I suppose they are "Hong Kong" productions ?)
 25- Soldiers (same as above)
 26-Various 1/72 (copies ?)
 27-large scale
 28-Large scale