Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Quick updates - A trip to the Shops

Well, I'd like to be able to say more but it is just a post to keep things ticking over really.

a few quick notes from the last few weeks.

Laptop obviously is still in't shop under repair. So no photo's, this has meant a lot of time for painting, so much so that last night I actually sacked the painting off as I was bored of it - that's a rarity. I've managed to get my old car running (not unlike a Lancaster bomber on three engines, perennially limping home) and so at least have made it out for a couple of games, which has helped with the sanity.

I got over to Halifax Modeller's World at the weekend, and saw several items of interest. Firstly the latest Zvezda 'Art of Tactic' WW2 kits; I picked a couple of 1/72 scale items, and must say for the price they are amazingly good.  But the real winners will doubtless be the 1/100 scale tanks and 1/144 scale aircraft; perfect for Flames of War. A quick bit of research shows that Art of Tactic was originally released last year as one of those installment style magazines in Russia, so all the models promised for the range are actually ready to go. Look them up, it's good stuff.

I also found an item in the Vallejo paint range that I'm itching to try, Liquid Putty, a paint on filler for seams and cracks in models that can be worked like epoxy putties. Useful.

Less impressive was the Wargames Factory output, Orcs, Amazons and Persians were in stock, but in ugly as sin boxes and with inflated prices. Not impressed, I think the company is really in trouble, the new product looks second class compared to the other manufacturers out there.

Well, that's all for now folks; bear with, normal service will be resumed soon I hope...


  1. Good stuff, that liquid putty is good stuff.

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