Sunday, 11 May 2014

An interesting week?

Hello again. It is Sunday so it is time to update the blog again.

I'll start with something completely different and talk about mobile phones. I have just been given an upgrade and I have not only advanced to the technological marvels of a touch-screen phone (with internet!) but I was also given a tablet as a free gift. I think it is great when you don't really keep track of things and a phonecall 'out of the blue' gets you... STUFF! Now, of course, I have to learn how to use them both but I guess that slow and steady wins the race.

I have had quite a sociable week that, coupled with a distinct lack of any identifiable sleep pattern, has limited my hobby time again... so I have just pottered along and have been bothering Ebay as well.

First up... I put a bid on some Squat plastics... and I only went and won them for a very reasonable price (less than £2.00 each!). That means two things... I have finally got some proper Squats and I have managed to find yet another distraction.

Now you would have thought that a Squat was a Squat, wouldn't you? Well... apparently not. You see, my Squats are bigger than yours:

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The one in the middle is one of my Imperial Guard conversions and the other two are actual Squats (with new heads). As you can see, there is a noticeable difference between them so I am forced to think about how to mix them together. I have 20 Squats so that isn't enough for a platoon (I need 25 for that) so I can't make a separate infantry platoon... however, with 18, I can make a heavy weapon platoon so that is what I am going to do. I think that they have been chosen for heavy weapons because they aren't as big as standard infantry Squats and can have self-propelled weapons so they don't have to carry as much. The weapons I am thinking of using are these: LINK.

Speaking of Squats, I have now converted enough IG to make the first squad:

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From the top left, Grenade launcher, Comms, Sgt, Loader, Las-cannon. The bottom row are all basic lasguns. Only another 26 to go!

Well... that is it for today.

See you from the bottom of the alphabet soup!

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