Wednesday, 25 February 2015

Giant Robots FTW!

Progress continues - slow as ever - on the Undead Legionnaires from project 2 although still nothing worth taking a picture of. Some Perry Miniatures European Mercenaries arrived today along with some Viking Hirdmen from Gripping Beast.. both were going to form the basis of a kitbashed Mordheim warband since I will be taking part in a campaign starting next week. I anticipate some hasty clipping and gluing over the next five days!

In other news, I've been spending the last few evenings helping Youngest Son assemble one of his birthday presents - a 1/100 MG Jesta from Bandai. He has been surprisingly adept at clipping and assembling (maybe he can make my Mordheim warband for me!) and we have made quite a lot of progress considering how many parts there are.

Finally, The Troll Trader have put up a bunch of their TTCombat terrain up for auction on eBay. This stuff is great value for money at the regular price, so the chance to get it even cheaper should not be passed up.

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Experimenting with the Warehouse Extension Kit

So my TTCombat Warehouse / Extension Kit combo kit, plus another Warehouse Extension kit arrived today and I have to say that I am really happy with what you can do with it. By flipping the base board over you can have the extension span to the left or the right of the main warehouse building and you can even expand the warehouse in both directions at the same time (you saved all those bits to fill in the walkway holes, right?). You can also have warehouse + extension kit + warehouse although you would need half the parts from a second extension kit in order to do that.

In fact, if you are prepared to cut off the bottom tabs of your warehouse side walls, you can quite easily keep all your warehouse and expansion kits modular. Just sidle a few warehouse and extension kits together and cap off both ends with the warehouse side walls!

Damn. I think I'm going to need to order some more of these!

Warehouse + Extension + Extension. You'll need to flip the main (textured) side of the warehouse's walkway face down otherwise the railings will be on the wrong side.

Extension + Warehouse + Extension. I would suggest not installing the warehouse's walkway at all otherwise it will restrict access to the right (or left) side extension.

All I need now is a Trinity miniature..

Thursday, 12 February 2015

MDF: Good! Ronin: Awesome! Painting Progress: Some!

So I managed to make it to PAW on the weekend where I played a game of Wild West Exodus (neat system and minis but luckily for my wallet, there isn't a faction I am really drawn to) and Ronin (2 x 2 board? Handful of miniatures? Simple d6 system? Sold!). I picked up a new Bauhaus starter to supplement - or replace - the Bauhaus minis I got from the Warzone Kickstarter plus a few bits and pieces from Ainsty. Riding a brief wave of motivation, I spent a few hours on Sunday and Tuesday night working on the Undead Legionnaires from Project 2 and most of the base colours are down but I'm still finding it hard going and things are looking too messy to really bother with pictures.. hopefully I will be able to work on them tonight and tidy them up a bit.

Finally the Troll Trader peeps took my suggestion on board about the Warehouse extension kit and it is already selling on their eBay store. Despite the fact that I've just about run out of room, I'll pick up the warehouse + extension, plus another extension, in anticipation of receiving my Batman rulebook in a few weeks time.