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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

New bits, broken tools, a Supreme Ironcaster, and a mystery vehicle

 Its been slow the last couple of weeks, mostly due to a bad bounce that resulted in a broken frame on my magnifying headset.... Score for the clumsy!











So, by way of making lemonade out of lemons... I took the opportunity to replace the headset with a higher quality one.  The new one has a strap that is actually large enough for my head so it sits more securely up there, and has a frame that is both more durable and lighter weight.
 Then a box of Mantic crazy boxes arrived!  It's huge, as shipments from them seem to trend, and is chock full of random goodness.

One of the things I really like about the Mantic Crazy boxes is that they are not just second quality odd bits dumped in by weight.  They are actually complete models selected from across the range so.. if you are into several of their games you get a lot of stuff that is useful in it's own right... and not just a huge addition to the bits box.

 These boxes included Marauder buggies, Iron father heavy weapons and crews, Units from all of the Warpath/Deadzone factions, Mars Attacks, a pile of building sprues, Logos? pieces and more.
 This mystery vehicle looks like a Mars Attacks Martian vehicle... its a bit hard to see still in the bag but looks like a big walking truck. 
 Completely apart from the Crazy Box is an Abyssal Dwarf Supreme Iron Caster on Dread Abyssal.  I was cleaning this up while waiting for the headset to get here.  Its pretty large so could be worked on a little better. 

Basically they took one of their Dragon models and gave it a metal bit work over to create the Dread Abyssal and saddle.  The Ironcaster himself has a choice of two heads and can equip either a sword or a scepter/wand.

Equipped with new seeing aides I should have the first of the Dwarf Berserker Brock riders up a day or two.

Cheers!

2 comments:

  1. Hmmm... i never used goggles like that before. I am starting to think I might need to get a magnifying glass...

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    1. Yar, I use them over my reading glasses. Since I've become old I just can't see stuff when its close. These are set up with a focal point about 10". I might get another one with a point of 14" for bigger stuff. there is also an loupe attachment that you can flip down over one eye for a boost... for those times when I just can't make out what doodad is sculpted on the belt of a gnome. Because I use them over my glasses the magnification is about the same as another pair of reading glasses in the 1.5 - 2.0 range depending on the desired focal point. I use a magnifying glass lamp from time to time but its always a struggle to work in just the spot of clarity whereas with the goggles its less fusssy to get to the sweet spot of vision.

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