100 Posts!

I have actually managed 100 posts. Some people have even read them. Some have even been commented on, it is always nice to get some feedback on posts, so thank you!
100th-postThe original goal was to try to encourage myself to paint some of the huge backlog of models in The Loft Full Of Lead. So far, progress has been pretty good, some old models have been dug up from the loft and painted and of course there have been some new purchases painted up as well.

More of the same will follow in the coming months.


What’s On The Table?

Finally got started on painting my Savage Wave for Bushido. I have three of the large red models, Bobata – The Bell Ringer, Zuba – The All Seeing (with the hammer) and Waka – The Rampager (not shown below). There are also a bunch of the smaller Bakemono models, a bit like big eared Gremlins and a large one eyed hound like creature The Nian.
savagewavewip1These will be finished in the next week as they are due for their first game very soon.

A Female Thor?

Just read this on the BBC News. Marvel have decided to change Thor into a female character. Really? A female Thor? You must be kidding. Is this just a coincidence that it is happening at the same time that David Cameron reshuffles the UK Government Cabinet to include more female cabinet ministers? I think not. At last it is now confirmed that Stan Lee is in league with the Tory party…
female-thorStarbuck changed gender in Battlestar Galactica, but that was many many years after the original TV series that it worked. What will we get now? A female Thor in one set of comics and the original Thor in the Avengers?

Journey-Into-Mystery-83I have read Thor since the very first issue of Journey Into Mystery #83. Not that I have the actual issue, or was reading much at all in 1962, but I have caught up with the Thor story through to the Avengers and it has always been one of my favourite characters. So if the male Thor is to become “unworthy” and give up his right to Mjölnir, that does mean that this replacement lady-Thor can be a temporary thing and ultimately give back Mjölnir when man-Thor becomes worthy again. I can hope.

Polyhedron Collider Discusses Kickstarter

There are always so many wargames and boardgames on Kickstarter that it amazes me that so many people keep backing them. Mind you, looking at what I have backed, I guess I am one of them.

There is an interesting article on Polyhedron Collider that agrees with what I have thought for a while, Kickstarter is now just a pre-ordering facility for most wargames and boardgame producers. I must say that I agree with the comment about how wargames generate huge piles of cash based on the miniatures and not the rules. Sedition Wars was a very nice set of figures but a disappointing set of rules. Not having learnt my lesson yet, I have jumped in and pledged even more for Aliens versus Predator.

Most Kickstarters have a thirty day funding period. There are usually more that a hundred on the go at any moment. That is a lot of new games coming out every year. I can’t keep up with them all.

hardsuitThere have been a few failures in the games genre, Defiance Games’ Hardsuits is the one I hear the most about, seems the whole company had just vanished. With the $46,492. The comments pages on the Defiance Games Kickstarter is a long rant of very unhappy people that pledged in good faith and were ripped off by Defiance Games.

I had been tempted with the Defiance Games models, but I resisted. Lucky I suppose.

Rivet_Wars_BoxI have bought into a few other Kickstarters over the last few years and I am still waiting for a few to deliver, Relic Knights being the longest outstanding at fourteen months late.

For me, the best of my pledged AND delivered Kickstarters so far is Rivet Wars, although the second phase of the model range has not arrived yet.

Scrunt Close Up

I do like these Olleys Armies Steampunk Scrunts, some really nice models. I need to build a Empire Of The Dead Gentlemens Club around them.
olleys-scrunt2The first batch were put together with basic weapons that can be classified as either light of heavy pistols.
olleys-scrunt1I have some models with heavy weapons as well, some of which are equipped with suitable weapons from the Empire Of The Dead weapons list, like the repeating rifle and something that will work as an exotic weapon of some sort.

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