All posts tagged: Game of Travel

On the road again!

[I actually wrote most of this post Friday lat week, but the last couple of days were super crazy and I had a very little spare time to finish and publish it. Right now, I’m in Bangkok, Thailand in a lovely hotel, planning my next move here:)] Just a few days and I change scenery again. I say good bye to chilling, depressing Polish fall. Thailand will be the place for me for the next 40 days. Leaving this Sunday:) I don’t have any specific plans yet. Two things I know for sure. I will enjoy sun, sea and food big time. And I plan to paint a big bunch of miniatures. Oh, how exciting I am at the moment. Everything is already set up. Brushes selected, paints sorted, miniatures prepared. Gosh, I haven’t done this kind of preparation for a quite some time now.  I believe since the last time I was doing ‘the travelling painter’ thing it was 2015. Three long years passed. I lived in Spain for some time, I go back …

Game of Travel – Australian and Asian Chapter. Summary

The time has come. Next week – 15th March – I’m going back home. It was great five months, during I’ve travelled many countries, I’ve met many people and played many games, but like all good things, the travel has to end at some point. The original plan has changed a little – the idea was to end the journey in May 2016, but due to some unexpected social/family/work issues (nothing to worry about though!) we were forced to shorten our stay in Asia. So, two months before scheduled departure, I’m going back to Poland. Another chapter on my blog is ending. Time to proceed. But before I move on, I’d like to summarise my far east journey. My Journey in Numbers 5 months I left Warsaw 21st of October 2015. Flight via Doha and Singapore to Brisbane, Australia. I’m going back to Warsaw 15th march 3016. That makes almost full five months of travelling, painting miniatures and meeting gamers somewhere out there. 6 countries During that time I’ve been in six countries. I’ve started …

Fantasy ‘N Games – your place in Jakarta

Wow! Time, indeed is passing by so fast! Less than two weeks ago I was in Jakarta celebrating New Year’s Eve. Then – Kuala Lumpur for few Days and Penang, Malaysia and finally today it’s my last day here. I’ve realised, I haven’t done much for this blog and for my hobby in general during past two weeks. I’ve been in so many cool places. I’ve met so many nice gamers in Indonesia and Malaysia so I should have written few posts by now. But I haven’t. And also I’m kind of stuck in the progress on Blood Angles, currently I’m working on… What the hell, just happened? Of course, I have my excuses, but it’s a weak man’s thing. I should have pulled myself together and go back to work. After all, painting and wargaming is so much fun:). Luckly, I’ve done all of my ‘day job’ urgent fork and I can spend more time for more pleasant activities. No more excuses. Back to work! First. I have to finish Blood Angels  this week …

Miniatures’ Photography (…while travel)

I’ve started this blog in February 2015. And from the day one, one of my major issues is how to take good pictures of my miniatures. At very beginning, I had at my disposal only old compact Canon camera. And it was disaster – there was no chance to take proper miniature photos with this piece of crap. The only good thing I could say about this junk – it was pink. Yeah, nice pink colour – my wife really liked this:). …and the moment for starting miniature blog was kind of unfortunate. During that time I was staying in Puerto Viejo in Costa Rica (almost a month there), and believe me, while this coastal Caribbean town is absolutely stunning (sun, sea, sloths and stuff;), there is not many stuff to buy, if you want to improve your photography skills (I mean: buy better equipment). Luckily, we already have some saved cash for better camera, and the only issue was – finding the store with adequate hardware… The opportunity arrived when we moved to Mexico …

Game of Travel vol. 2 – starts now!

Oh, wow! I’m so exited! My Game of Travel begins once again today! At 4.45 pm I have the flight to Doha and after two stops I’ll reach final destination – Brisbane, Australia. My next journey will last until May 2016 and I’m going to visit Australia, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand and later possibly Philippines, Japan and China and who knows, maybe some other countries too (no fixed plans for spring yet). I am SUPER exited! I started this blog in February 2015 during my travels across Central and North America, while I was in Costa Rica. I wanted this site to be my self-motivational tool for painting miniatures. I was thinking – if I go public with my miniatures and my future painting plans, I’ll be more focused and efficient. And, guess what? It’s working:). I paint with scheduled regularity. And right now I take four small plastic boxes full of miniatures, paints and brushes. This is the list of all models I take. I will have work for entire trip. And my blog …

Hobby on the road (again) – arranging my miniatures

Yes-yes! Less than one month and I am back on the road! This time I’m heading east. First Australia, most probably New Zealand, and then Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Later maybe Japan and China. Who knows. Departure: 21th October. Estimated time of return to Europe: late May 2016. It is going to be more than 6 months away from home (whatever that means for me during last few yeas:) and I’ll be separated from my precious miniatures collection for quite a some time. While I can live without playing the games (barely, but I can:) I can’t imagine my life without painting miniatures.  If it would be the choice to travel and not to paint at all for 6 months, probably I’d stay in Poland. But lucky for me nobody is forcing me to give it all up. I can take models, brushes and paints with me! Yay! This is going to be my 4th similar journey. Every time I was taking miniatures with me to paint, and every time I was little bit wiser …