Sunday, 13 October 2013

A Sunday deluge.

The light is dull, the sky is overcast and the rain has been falling for an awful long time. It's just me and my daughter in the house at the moment; with the BTCC on the TV. She is knitting and I am am painting and doing a few odd hobby jobs...

... so what has happened this week?

Work has been crazy, sleep has been limited and hobby time has mostly been spent on Facebook.

That said, I have finished the first of my normal sized Chaos Marines and have started the second one. If my camera was working, I'd be able to show you a pic but I fear the battery is on its last legs and charging it is getting to be a very lengthy process. Maybe it will be up for a pic later on... if so I'll pop one up.

In other news, I have been pleasantly surprised by the generosity of one company and that would be Puppetswar. As you are aware, I ordered some Air-Strikers and extra heads from them a couple of weeks ago but there was a mistake with the arms so I didn't get the right amount to put the miniatures together. Well, I picked up a parcel from the depot yesterday and not only did I get enough arms for the ten Air Strikers but I also received one of these:

Click the Pix!

It is a very handy little turret. What can I say? That is customer service done right! Kudos to Puppetswar. As a result of my parcel, I have assembled and begun to paint the first of me Air Striker models... but that will be for another time.

While I was at the post office, I also picked up two other parcels which contained a total of four Vulkan battlesuits. Unfortunately, one of them didn't have a power pack but I am OK about it because I plan to heavily convert them all anyway. Speaking of which, this one:

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...has now been torn to pieces and thrown in the Dettol for a paint strip. I wasn't going to strip it before repainting but the varnish was just too thick to consider a repaint because the washes wouldn't work properly. It isn't a bad thing... I rescued the pieces AND the unit gets to be built together so they will all learn to be friends. Obviously the head will need to be rebuilt because the green stuff will dissolve... but there are only five of the suits to convert so it won't be a problem. In fact, it will be nice to be able to do something different with the unit instead of fitting them in with my Tunnel Fighters.

Did I mention the Tunnel Fighters? Yes, I did... and yesterday, I dug out all of the vehicles that were complete (all but the final command vehicle) and painted over their number plates, ready for some numbers to be added. Each plate has also been outlined so it is just a case of adding decals now. That will come when I have finished the command vehicle... I'll decal-up the lot of them together (it isn't something I enjoy doing).

Well... that is about it. Hopefully, I'll be able to take a load of pix of things this week so it can be a veritable gallery on here next week. If not, I may have to elicit the help of my daughter and her camera.

See you through the tunnel of TERROR!


Lord Siwoc said...

Customer service done really good!

I love the look of the Vulcans mate!

Inso said...

The pictured Vulkan has now been destroyed (taken to bits and thrown in Dettol). When it is cleaned it will get a dramatic re-vamp along with the other four and I should end up with a really specialised heavy combat unit... spec ops, battlesuit style :)