Monday, 7 December 2009

Baa Baa Black Sheep

After having endured a particular lack of actual rugby at the last Wasps game I had my faith restored this weekend watching the Barbarian claim a well worked win against an admittedly second string All Blacks.

There was plenty of running the ball, kicking to the corner and 5 tries versus just 4penalties at an almost capacity Twickenham crowd baying for entertainment.
I scoffed a large pre-match Wimpy, including Brown Derby, and the day was well worth the rain and the monstrous queue for the train home!

Back in the Premiership, Saracens kicked thier way to a close victory yet again (Booo) and Wasps edged out Leicester at home (huzzah) though the boot dominated yet again!

Meanwhile, in the world of TOYS it's been a pretty good week :)

Last Tuesday saw an evening of "Star-Hulk" for the Clones campaign.
This saw the group battle thier way through a complex of sub-terrainian tunnels to locate and salvage an advanced data slice Space Hulk styl-ee.
The protagonists were a small horde of spidery maintenance droids for which I painted up 16 Necron Scarabs on pennies inspire by the Replicators from Stargate.
Having the party hook into the tunnel's motion detection grid then allowed me to have great fun using running the Space Hulk "blips" at them.
Everything was a bit on the fly but the guys were pushed hard for a reasonable result and a good time was had by all!
Being a bit of a pedant I also took the opportunity to paint up the plastic door stands as well as black in the edges of the doors themselves. They looked good though I now need to black in all of the board sections and ultimately the counters as well. Just as well I reorded Tango and Cash the other night. Gets me a few more PPs though..... a few!

Elsewhere, one decent evening with the brush WILL see the Clones project finally finished. I can already feel the warm glow!

Plans continue at pace for Star Wars and Security Team Zeta is almost basecoated with paint scheme decided. Chrimbo will be utilised to paint the Jap Marines, though initially ear-marked for Space Hulk whilst the Zombies project continues to fester!!

For the mo photos are on hold whilst I have "issues" with my home internet provider.

UPDATE: Bloody Virgin (eh?) ......five whole days without t'internet at home and 15 minutes on hold that seemed like forever.

I have FINALLY finished all of the clone this evening. As it's getting on a bit and a school night i'll post at the weekend.
That's another 10 painting points. A review seems to be in order.

Meanwhile the 'tasche has finally been laid to rest having raised £225. Well pleased :)

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