torsdag 22 maj 2014

Tantive IV unboxing

As some of you know I'm a huge Star Wars fan. I'm also very fond of games, so Fantasy Flight's X-wing Miniatures game is right up my alley. One of my favourite ships from the Original Trilogy is Princess Leia's ship Tantive IV that is captured by an Imperial Star Destroyer at the beginning of A New Hope.

"I have a bad feeling about this."

Originally called just "Rebel Blockade Runner" it was ret-conned to be a Corellian Corvette going by the name Tantive IV. (I wonder what happened to Tantives I-III?) Anyway it arrived in local shops yesterday and I had to pick one up immediately. Everyone was surprised that it turned up right on the heels of the Rebel Transport that have been delayed for some time. So suddenly there were two ships to buy, and I naturally bought the biggest one first. Enough talking, I did an unboxing video which you can see right after the break.

onsdag 14 maj 2014

What goes around comes around... the Return of the Liebster Award!!!

In november 2012 I got a Liebster Award. It's a blog chain thingie to get bloggers to promote the blogs they like, spreading the love around. As with all chain letters it takes on a life on it's own after a while. So now it has mutated a little bit since I last got it and I'm thinking it's reason enough to make the effort once more.

This time I was nominated by  of the Wargames and Walking blog.

fredag 9 maj 2014

A little bit of this and that

Just some WIP shots of things I'm working on right now... I'm all over the place it seems!

Started on the first section of Crusader late war British.
Three finished. Was a while since I painted eyes...
Basecoated and did some colour modulation on the SdKfz 222 in front of the telly.

Additional bits from the Tamiya kit. Just decals, chipping, pigments and painting the commander left to do!
I also started painting Nurgle plaguebearers. Love these figures!
And that's that as they say.

tisdag 6 maj 2014

The scale conundrum

No this isn't a previously undiscovered Sherlock Holmes novel, it's just the matter of which scale our small figures are? I will ramble a bit, do some math and then reach a surprising discovery in the end.

This whole scale creep issue is annoying, but the whole thing is muddled because when we talk about our beloved wargames miniatures we are talking about  a size, not a scale. (I will assume you do know how to calculate scale, if not then read this first.) As a metric person I can't understand why stuff aren't in easy scales like 1:100, 1:50 and so on. The blame lies partly with the imperial measurements. Dare you read on, fellow gamers? I promise there are some shots of miniatures after the break.

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