Sunday, 10 May 2009

The start of a busy week...

Hello all,

It's been a busy week at Frugal Towers this week. As well as the usual pressures of going to work, getting the washing up done and keeping Mrs Frugal in the style to which she has become accustomed, I've been going crazy making terrain.

It's also going to be a short post today, but fear not for I'll be posting again tomorrow and the day after and the day after that... The reason for all this silliness is the Lincombe Barn Wargames Society Table Top Sale, which is being held next in Bristol next Sunday. As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I picked up the new Imperial Guard Codex for 40K and I've now got the notion in my head that I need (not want, need!) to buy a Guard Army.

This presents two obstacles to my frugal mission:
  1. I've already got lots of minis that need painting.
  2. Buying a large army for 40K costs a lot of money
So, I decided to leave off buying my Army until my birthday (August) as this would give me time to clear my painting backlog and earn some cash to buy all those minis (and tanks!). This has given me three months to earn the money to buy the army, which brings me to the Table Top sale next weekend; I booked a place and got to work making terrain; Ruined Buildings (using the techniques I used for my Necromunda terrain), some Tank Traps and Defensive walls using moulds (mould making advice can be found here) and some Rocky outcrops made using polystrene foam.

I've almost finished them now, but I thought that in the run up to sale, I'd post every day to show you how I got on and talk about the techniques I'm using in a little more detail.

Anyway, I'd better get off, See you again tomorrow!


Ruarigh said...

Good luck. I wish I could manage to get motivated to sell some stuff but sticking it all on Ebay is a pain. Also, they take too much from you in return for their service compared to the amount I would expect to get from said figures. Oh well. I am skint so I had better sort it out soon and I hope your posts inspire me. Keep up the good work.

Chris Roberts said...

Hi Dave,

Mailed your google address direct with an offer of Cadians if you'd be interested.

Thanks for blogging!


Dave said...

Chris, I've replied to your PM. Cheers.

Dave said...

Ruarigh, I would highly recommend trading at one of these sales but I've never tried it! Hopefully my experiences next week will inspire (or put off) any potential traders.

Have you considered Bring and buy to get rid of any excess? In my experience it can be a bit hit or miss but it's worth a try!