Sunday, 1 April 2012

A change is as good as a rest.

Before I start today's post I'd like to welcome David Cooke to Inso's World. He is our newest follower and I hope that he finds the time to join in, share ideas and generally take something away from here that encourages his hobby projects.

This week has been a very slow one. It has taken me all of my reserves to even LOOK at a paint brush, let alone use one. The weather has been so nice that I have been quite lazy and have just enjoyed the sunshine. I guess that this is the pay-back for the week of finished projects from my leave.

But all that aside...I have managed to finish something and that is a unit of Black Legionnaires from the VASA faction of Void 1.1 and to show what I mean...here they are:


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The unit is as table-top standard as you can get but it keeps me from getting too far behind on the Void 1.1 project. With this unit finished, I need to finish two further units in April and I will be back on track. With that in mind, I will be painting Commander-X as the first unit and probably a second unit of Black Legionnaires; very similar to the ones above. I have a selection of Void miniatures in the Dettol bath as we speak so I will be kicking those off this week.

So... I have received the last three Glaive transports from Old Crow this week and on inspection, they are as excellently cast as the other ones I have (as I have come to expect from Old Crow) but I also noticed that there are a couple of subtle changes to them.

1. there is a different rear hatch that is more detailed.
2. some of the smaller parts have swapped from metal to resin (hatches)
3. some of the upper hull has been hollowed out to save on resin.

This sums Old Crow up... they keep trying new things to improve cost effectiveness and model design. They never rest on their laurels.

On another note, I recently won bids on two further VOTOMS kits from Australia and they are currently winging their way here. They will join the Scopedog that I already have to be packed away for the future army project. I have a Strikedog and Rabidlydog coming and that gives me flexibility with two extra different sorts of weapon, different head designs, slightly different torsos and different lower legs. They also have rather fetching heavy-claws on one arm (two slightly different ones) so there will be more options for special units. Once they arrive, I'll put some pix up.

April is here! That means that Salute won't be far away and it also means that my usual list making will have to happen soon.

BUT...there is a problem this year. I know what I want and it is the Grymn Walker. I also know that is debatable as to whether they will be available by Salute. That means that I have to keep my money in my pocket until they are ready. It shouldn't matter too much because I will be working for most of the day at the Hasslefree Miniatures stand so if they are available, I won't have to go far to find them. There are a few other things that I would like to look at...decals and a couple of individual miniatures here and there so I will find a short while to wander about and see what I can find.

Well... that is about it for this post. I'm sure I'll find something to plod along with before the next post...and it is a long weekend next weekend so I'll have no excuses!

See you from the back of a golden steed!

2 comments:

Adam said...

Nice job. I'm a big fan of the VASA figs (both the VOID and current) and plan on picking some up for my own SciFi project.
Thanks for posting.

Inso said...

Cheers.

I quite like the simple, clean lines of a lot of the old Void1.1 range and have quite a few in the lead pile.

On the painting table at the moment, I have a Knight of Ballance, Commander-X and four Black Legionnaires to go with her.

That means that I will be back on track and only need one unit for May (once these are painted).

It certainly makes a change from all these Grymn I keep painting!