Friday, 29 June 2012

Once more into the breach dear friends!

Take a look at what I just bought

Now thats a bit sexy isn't it.

 A bit of a confession to make today (don't worry, its all relevant to the Spitfire) I have never before actually made a scale model kit! I know, right? Its a bit bewildering to me as well considering how many years of Wargaming, board gaming and figure painting I have been through. 

To be totally honest it scares the crap out of me but I feel like a change.

Not to be deterred, I have resolved to make painting 1/72 scale models the main focus of several projects this year. 
Why 1/72? Mainly because I'm cheap... no, more to do with the fact that it is (from what I've seen) by far the easiest scale to buy a diverse range of figures and machines from all periods in, also I live in a shoe box sized building and any attempt by me to hang a 1/24 scale aircraft from the ceiling would probably end up with my wife hanging ME from the ceiling by... erm, something else...

So, why the Spitfire?? Well its like this. Since this will be my first attempt at a scale model, it HAS to be a Spitfire. Its the rules. That I have just made up.

Hopefully some pics of the intended disaster next post.

Great, well I'm off to glue my fingers together then, see you!

Sunday, 10 June 2012

So many Zombies

So little time.

The Zombie figures from HeroQuest were always some of my favourites, well them and the Fimir.
Always ends in an argument when you talk of the Fimir...
Not sure why.

To be honest there isn't really a dud figure supplied with HQ (in my humble opinion) although as far as outfits go I think the wizard got the short end of the stick, especially that tiara.

Just why Citadel decided that the Chaos sorcerer should have a skull for a face instead of an actual face also perplexes. I mean everyone has a skull don't they. But not everyone has an evil, twisted, possibly lacerated and or ritually disfigured, snarling death mask of a face to scare weak kneed heroes with eh??
Well I suppose in a game aimed at 10 year old's a skull is plenty scary.

So, right the Zombies. Yes... no, I can't remember.

Friday, 1 June 2012

One small step for man, one giant leap off the table for miniature kind...

Managed a trip down to the local model shop today, picked up a few juicy treats for a project that has been brewing like bad curry for some time... oh I cant wait to show you...

Actually I can, but here's a preview of what I'm thinking of;

Yeah ok so that has nothing to do with it.
Well, maybe in a sort of separated existentialist kind of way it does.