Well hi all,

over the past four years or so I have

been producing terrain for my gaming

needs well I Have now more terrain

then I need and have to find a new

direction for my gaming hobby.

So I have started to work as a

Mantic Pathfinder.

I love Kings of war , as well as

dead zone and Dreadball, so it was

easy to apply for the program.

So this blog will start with showcasing

my activities with the Mantic pathfinders


There will still be times I will

place terrain projects on the blog

but it will now be the home to the

adventures of a Mantic Pathfinder

in one of the remote capital city's

around the world, Perth Western Australia.

Sunday, June 30, 2013

half year review of hobby goals

Well it is mid-way through the year and I came across a small list I wrote at the beginning of the year,

The 2013 hobby goal, so here we are in July, so how am I tracking. Let’s take a look at the list and have a look how well I am doing.


1. Paint one mini a day (buy no more minis

2. One new Malifaux table – circus

3 one new fantasy tables

4 Weekly update for both my blogs – firewaterportal and windwaterportal

5 run four privet events / gaming days

6 paint and play dread ball

8 Play 52 games of WHFB

9 play 26 games of malifaux, complete the mal league

10 play 6 games of kings of war

11 play 6 games of dread ball

12 start a weekly family board game night.


That was the list well I did have some personal goals at the time with the hobby. So the question is how well have I done up to date and will I complete the tasks, has my gaming changed since January.


1. Well painting one mini a day, I keep track of my entire mini painting over at the http://windwaterportal.blogspot.com.au/

The tracking is completed 177 minis this year. So the 365 target is still in sight. A couple of large units and I am there.

The not buying and mins a fail, I have acquired over 244 this year, I still have  kings of war minis to come from their kick-starter due in August, and the reaper bones minis to come, due July.

2. I have completed a circus table for malifaux

I also have a jungle table, and a basic streets table (still working on detail but usable.) and one other under construction the rose theatre.  So yes this is done and over. All my terrain projects can be found at my terrain blog

one of the big things is I have been have so much fun with terrain that I have been painting less minis.

3. This one has not been completed yet for my collects I have through completed two tables of terrain for the club, one of all GW terrain and the other a rebuild of a table I built years ago. So I have completed one just not mine. I have a second table that I donated to the club in the early years that they have gifted back to me as it is surplus to club needs. So the rebuild of that table will be the project for this one hope to get completed by end of year.


4. Weekly update of blogs well not so good I properly do it every two to three weeks so some work there. But there are up dates this year which is better than last year.


5 the running of four privet events well I have run one a fantasy event this year. The low turnout and the finding a venue that I could run an event is the biggest issue. I am looking at a second event about November with one of the other club members so we will see what happens next.

6. dread ball this is one I have wanted to be part of since it was announced and have not been able to fit it in as of yet this year. That being said the plan is to start a league later this year about August at the club and get those games in and minis painted. I have them on the painting table in order to loan teams out to players so we can run the league with min cost.

8 – 11

Playing games well this is a little bit of a downer; I have not played as many games as I liked but that does come with time. The only gamming I seem to have time for is at the club on a Friday night and being a club officer if there is an uneven number of players in the systems I play I have to sit out so that all the members get games. This is one of the ways the club has been able to grow if you come down we find you a game, if not we teach you a new one or a board game.

So only have

In 26 weeks

12 of fantasy

2 intro games of dread ball

6 of malifaux and a 4 game achievment event

0 kings of war

So need to game more…

12 the family game night, well we get about one game in each month so it is better than before, we just need to keep it up as the more games we play the more fun the kids seem to think it is.


That is what has happened with the 2013 hobby goal to date.

The future and the past well the first 6 months has also seen me do other things, I have been involved in running two of the club events, so not  mine but club events this dose take up my hobby time.

I have completed and painted 2 tables of GW 40K terrain for the club as well as 2 Fantasy tables, of terrain for the club.

Spent some time learning how to cast resin and create terrain pieces and model spares,

I have been involved heavily with the launch of the X-wing star wars mini game, play 4 games and completed about 4 demos so I have a new focus for my space combat game since BFG is now dead.

Have played 2 games of 40k this is not my primary game but still one I like.

The other is I am the terrain guy and love to build it , one of the reasons this year my malifaux terrain has been get a large work out is the fact we are going to run a malifaux event in November and the tables are 3x3 with a theme. This is the way gaming tables should be themed and painted so it really has given me a boost.




Sunday, June 23, 2013

streets of malifaux week two

just a quick update , Was able to do some more work on the terrain well I was able to put paint on the terrain if you are interested the terrain came from a kick starter  Impudent Mortal's Tabletop Gaming Terrain  they  are running their second kick starter with even better buildings so get over to kick starter and get your on terrain.

Saturday, June 22, 2013

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

board two

I seem to start the next project while working the first.
well This seems to be the case again.

I have now got the streets of Malifaux