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Friday, June 3, 2011

Arrived!

After an extended move I'm finally in the house although I'm not entirely unpacked as the renovations monster reared its ugly head! 


The good news is that I will make it to Geekfest 2011 for the continuing saga of Corpulous Prime.  In this installment the world will be subjected to the rigors of a full blown WAAAGH! in addition to the existing factional fighting.  Should be a great couple of weeks of modelling and mayhem!

I did take a couple of hours to work on one of the new Finecast models.  A Harlequin Shadowseer.  The model is beautiful and had very little mold release although it is indeed frail.  I manage to snap the wrist of the gun hand while removing the model from the frame.  It was easily repaired but I'm not certain how robust these things will be for actual gaming... especially given that they are replacements for the exceedingly durable metal minis.  My Ork, Eldar, Chaos, Space Marine, and Imperial Guard armies still include models (both metal and plastic) I purchased 30+ years ago and I wonder how many of the Finecasts will still be serviceable as game pieces in 2041 and beyond.  Time will tell I suppose.
Project Thunderhawk seems to have made the move relatively intact.  No small achievement for the Metal Beastie!  It is scheduled to return to the dry dock for finishing work immediately following the 4th of July weekend with an eye to finishing the project before Games Day at the end of the month.

I should be back to regular MiniSwelter updates by the first week of August and do plan to drop in stuff as I am able prior to that.

That concludes the mini update for MiniSwelter!

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