Wednesday, November 25, 2009

A new project.....

Now, to my mind, if you're a middle-aged Wargamer, who plays multiple systems, at some point in your life, you want to get / aquire / buy / hold-onto-with-both-hands a Warhammer 40K Titan.
Getting a Forgeworld Titan is a VAST financial outlay. My wife and I's 8th wedding anniversary is coming up soon, so combined with months of saving and her loving grace, I got a Titan. Yip, a genuine, real (as in not scratchbuilt) honest to goodness Warhound Titan. The link to what a completed and assembled one looks like: Forgeworld Titans

What REALLY amazed me (apart from the obvious fact it's a Titan), was the speed at which it arrived. I ordered it on a Saturday night (they said would only process it on Monday as they don't work weekends).
Monday - I get an e-mail saying it's being processed.
Tuesday - money is reserved on Credit Card
Wednesday - money comes off Credit Card
Thursday - comes and goes.
Friday - I get a call from UPS saying they've got a delivery for me. Turns out this is the titan. According to the Manifest, it left Nottingham on Thursday. Yip, 24 hours for a parcel from dispatch in Nottingham to Cape Town South Africa. Now THAT's quick.

So, my project for 2010 is going to be making a Titan. Don't expect any updates around it until Jan 2010, as too many other things on the go at the moment.

THE box:

The box opened up:

Fancy certificate that comes with it (defnitely 1 for the wall in the Wargames room):

Top half of all the components:

Bottom half of all the components:

Size comparison between Land Raid Crusader and the Turbo laser:

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Warmachine Mk II Quick reference guides

Brotherscott on the Privateer Press Forums has published some Mk Ii Quick Reference Sheets - Privateer Press Forums.

They're here.

Very nice.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

The ModelMaq - I SO want one of these.

I have no idea when I'd use it, but I want one.

The ModelMaq - a paint station of NOTE. Way more than a simple Megapaint set.

It's apparently going to be going for 245 Euro's when released. *sigh*

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

The start of the Wargames Room

So, after much negotiation with various family members, the Wargames Room has started. It's a 3m x 4.5m concrete room in our garden, totally stand alone. It's EXACTLY what is required for a home-based Wargames Room. My plans for it are massive, so say the least. I'm thinking surround sound for accompying music, 2 wargames tables, some display items on the walls (swords etc), my wargames figures on display etc etc. Time, as they say, will tell.

The wine rack and safe are temporarily stored in here, until they can be moved out. 

So, in order to record the progress, here is the start of it:
Showing the outside of the room:

View through open doorway:

View into room - standing in the doorway:

View from doorway showing wall next to window:

View from the back corner:

View from the other corner:

Showing example of cracks to be filled in:

Friday, October 16, 2009

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