Thursday, 22 October 2020

Trash Terrain: Nerf Cooling Tower

Urban Explorers encounter Rad-Zombies within the Exclusion Zone

Nerf guns were never something that I personally owned, probably because I became old and fossilised by the time they were doing the rounds. Sure, I picked a couple up in charity shops at times and had a go at painting them up to look like something that you might find on the set of a Sci-Fi TV show. But I never actually set out to buy one, let alone amass an armoury of the things either.

Tuesday, 6 October 2020

Battle Report: "Double Tap" from One Page Rules

 

Double Tap - the battleground, the gangs and the opponent...

I got a message from a fellow gamer and friend a week or so back, letting me know that it was his birthday coming up and asking if I was free to host a quick game on the actual day, and seeing as how my schedule was pretty flexible that week, I said yes and began to haul out some terrain in anticipation of his arrival.

Monday, 14 September 2020

Far Corfe: Chthonian Horror

Even though they outnumbered it six to one, the Punks couldn't help thinking this was not going to go their way...

Whenever you get a new film dropping for a major franchise, you can guarantee that there's going to be a raft of merchandise released on its heels in order for the biggest possible cash-in. And you can also guarantee that a certain amount of that stuff is going to end up being sold off at a discount too.

Recently the three inch scale Rathtar (the squidgy thing that Han Solo has aboard his ship at the start of The Force Awakens) started turning up on the cheap in some stores, and seeing as how some people hasd already used it in 28mm to 32mm builds, I picked one up to do the same myself.

Friday, 4 September 2020

Trash Terrain: Hostile Environment Hab-Pods

A tense mercenary band scopes out an abandoned scientific outpost...

I'm always seeing really nice stuff that other people are building on their blogs and social media posts, often out of the most unlikely and ingenious things that they find lying around the place. And to be honest, it makes me jealous and gives me the kind of itchy palms that can only be relived by doing the same thing myself.

Wednesday, 26 August 2020

Far Corfe: "The Junkfood Dogs" - or a Bevvy of Beautiful Bikers

Copplestone's original Bikers

Whenever you're getting into collecting and painting minis with a near future, post apocalyptic or survival horror theme, there are some classics of those genres that you can't avoid wanting to get your hands on sooner or later. Alongside punks, mutants and the crazed followers of Elder Gods, the biker gang is one of those staples that always look good shooting it out with cops, zombies and crazies of every possible description.

Saturday, 15 August 2020

Far Corfe: Underhive Nomads

The Nomads stalk through the alleyways and backstreets of the Underhive...
 

I've been picking up the random minis from GW's past on eBay that nobody else seems to want for a while now, and one of these was a ganger from House Cawdor that had been hacked about to an almost ridiculous degree by its previous owner.

I think the thing had lost both it's hands and perhaps even its legs too, but I was determined to make something out of it, and so I raided the bits box for replacement parts and ended up liking the results so much that I was soon back on eBay looking for more minis from the same range.

Monday, 3 August 2020

The Ungrateful Dead

An unsuspecting group of urban explorers are stalked by the Ungrateful Dead...
I'm a terrible one for buying stuff off of eBay or a magazine for the sake of a sprue that's stuck to the front cover, all because I think that the bits "might come in useful" one day. And having been doing this for around thirty years now, my collection is getting to be quite large and diverse, as you can well imagine.

Needless to say, when the Age of Sigmar: Mortal Realms piecework appeared on the shelves of newsagents everywhere, I was more than eager to get my hands on a copy. The 40K one had been an insane steal for the price of the first issue, with miniatures, paints and a brush for a fraction of the cost of the same stuff from a GW store.

Friday, 31 July 2020

Far Corfe: The Great Yuzzem Giveaway Part 2 - Giving it Away

The Eponymous Yuzzem of the Giveaway
Quick post today, not much more business than announcing the winner of the Bob Olley customised Yuzzem that I mentioned in my last one. I'm grateful to everyone that took the time to read that post, and even more so to those that left a comment and entered the competition as well.

I was seriously tempted by some of the reasons that people gave for why they thought they deserved to get their hands on the Yuzzem, and I almost chose to give him (or her, as I have no idea how you'd even begin to sex a Yuzzem) to the guy who wanted to add him to an Eldar army with a Harlequin style wax and perm.

Saturday, 25 July 2020

Far Corfe: The Great Yuzzem Giveaway

The arrival of the Yuzzem in town attracts much interest from the natives...
I've been planning a series of skirmish games in anticipation of being able to do something fun once the dangers of the Covid Pandemic have lessened to the point where it's possible to get together with friends that I haven't seen for many months now.

The system that I settled is Fistful of Lead, by Wiley Games, a very reasonably-priced and adaptable set of rules that should allow me to make use of the miniatures and terrain that I've been stacking up for the past couple of years and have a good laugh at the same time.

Monday, 13 July 2020

Far Corfe: Confrontation Elite Gang

The Elite Gang fan out to protect their employer's assets...
I don't know about anyone else, but ever since I saw the page of them that survived into the Citadel blue catalogue in the early 90s, the miniatures from the Confrontation range (the predecessor of what we now know as Necromunda) always manage to make my palms sweat.

Tuesday, 7 July 2020

Trash Terrain: Sci-Fi Garage/Pit Stop

Panzer Frau: "Don't worry about me needing to stop for repairs during the race - my co-pilot's already the pits!"
Awooga: "Huh...wha...wait!"
I openly admit to stealing ideas that appeal to me when I see them online or plastered all over social media, and when I saw what one of my favourite bloggers had done with a playset from the Micro Machines Action Fleet range from Star Wars Episode I, I was intrigued.

Trash Terrain: Nerf Cooling Tower

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