So... this week saw a 'how to' on Tuesday. That has since moved on and the subject of the how to has been base-coated and washed but not finished. In the meantime, I have been converting Squat number 3... here he is:
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As you can see, he is the first of the 'bent leg' troopers and I have decided to use the IG helmet as well. He was given a chin-beard and not a full beard just for a bit of variety. The las-carbine is a trimmed down Catachan weapon and will likely be the standard weapon for the troopers. I think that it is a perfect size and it was very simple to convert... so is easily repeatable. One thing I noticed about the donor body was that it was less detailed around the shoulders so needed a bit of extra work. I also had to chop off the bent leg at the groin and shorten it slightly so that the knee joint looked right. Not too much of a problem but additional work.
The next one will be the other 'bent leg' pose and will also have a helmet on... so watch this space for that.
In other hobby news:
- I have bagged another three Vulkans. Why? I have no idea (I truly think I have an addiction!) but they are currently submerged in dettol.
- My Mantic Kickstarter 'first wave' was completed. The missing bonus booster was sent after I wrote an email... so I now have all of my Rebs and will be waiting patiently for wave two to be produced (Forgefathers).
- My Dom's Decals haven't arrived yet (but I have another two weeks before I need to worry).
- I have a shiney new box of Tau firewarriors. Why? Hmmm... let me think about that... Allies?
In other, other news...
I have passed on my motorcycle to a new owner who will give it the TLC and maintenance that it needs to get back on the road. It wll be getting a new rider... a newly qualified, lady biker who will, I am sure, love riding my reliable little steed... sorry... HER reliable little steed. I am just glad my lovely little bike has gone to a great home:
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I will miss her... but it is for the best.
Parting with my bike was the reason I bought some Tau... comfort shopping.
I have also baked a cake today (three layers of a sponge cake) that I will be finishing off later so that I can take it into work (I should have sorted a cake out ages ago but I haven't... so I have made the extra effort and made one myself).
I've just watched the Amazing Spiderman film with Lizard in. It was good. Much better than previous Spiderman films... now I can look forward to the next one. It should be fun.
Well... that is it apart from...
Back this KICKSTARTER!... I want some mechs.
See you from the bus lane!