This last week has been a nightmare of stress and problems, which not all of them relate to the Scottish Masters. I was up in Dundee for a Who’s the Boss event, run by Frazer; which was a lot of fun. Adding in a charity element to the event, made not only some money for charity; but gave us one of the best laughs all day. Seeing two players outbidding each other NOT to use Zerkova, as their caster for that round; was funny as anything I’ve seen in a while.
So to come down from that high, to a sick cat (literally all the time sick), Rankings HQ, and a parcel sent back to Micro Art Studio; as the Post Office can’t be bothered to knock my door and/or post a card. I am very grateful to Kacper at Micro Art Studio for offering to resend the items, as I saw some of the bases on Saturday; and they are very good detail and quality.
Overall this week has left me a little worse for wear…..and it’s not even Friday. Tomorrow I order the trophies, which will be the last of the things we are needing to get towards the Scottish Masters.
There is one bright moment in all this darkness, which arrived just as I was about to write this post. Bob, Steve and the great folks at PP/Cerberus, have sent along some models as prizes/support/etc not all of them WM/H; there is a couple of IKRPG ones in there as well. So this begs the question. Where do I sign up for this event, with all these goodies on offer?
Yesterday I received the bags kindly donated to the Scottish Masters, by Battlefoam. All I can say, is that I am jealous of whoever gets one of these bags. They have provided us with two different colours, one in black and the other in the Battlefoam Green. This is the first time I’ve actually got a close look at the trays too, which are really nice. It’s got the softness to the foam that makes abrasion on models less likely; but it has the rigidity where it needs it – the base and sides. Overall I really like the quality and options that Battlefoam offer, there is a reason they are they best; and will be looking to invest in one in the future.
I have to apologise to Ste, the owner of Bases4War; for the delay in posting up something about his contribution to the event. I recently suffered a mild TIA, which in simple terms is a form of stroke. Unfortunately it has had other effects on my health, which have put me behind on a lot of things.
Ste send us over 50 bases, in 40mm and 50mm sizes. They are perfect for wreck markers, so it is the plan to give some of these away to ever player who attends the Scottish Masters. I’ll be doing a review of them later, when I get some time to do some painting; but I can safely say that the quality is way beyond what the website shows. I’ll be looking into getting some of these myself, in the future. Just to tease you a little, here is one of each base size.
During a quiet moment from painting, I started looking for scenic bases; as these seem to have exploded onto the modellers world with full force. Micro Art Studio is a small Polish manufacturer, who has some amazing bases and scenery.
Designed with most game systems in mind, there is some focus on items specifically for Infinity. For WM/H players though, there are all the usual sizes and some 120mm bases; which is what caught my attention.
I got an email this morning from Kacper, the designer and owner of Micro Art Studios; generously contributing some items for the Scottish Masters. He will be sending some items over shortly, so from all the Scottish Masters team; thank you.
Now being a PG, some might say that I hate the competition; especially one in particular. This isn’t true, GW have been a staple of the British high street for over 30 years. They have brought many Warmachine/Hordes players into the world of gaming and will do for many more years…..hopefully.
I say hopefully, as I’ve been seeing a lot of people posting pics on Facebook; of the new 40k models and one thing struck me just now….the pictures look shit. Now I don’t mean the models themselves, before all you GW fans break your knees jerking them; I meant photo composition wise.
They show you bugger all of the model; except some hazy outline with splashes of colour. They are usually multiples of models, instead of a single shot of one model in high detail. One picture I saw, was of giant blue oversized power armour, that had an intense bright light shining through the legs; like his genitals were on fire. So GW, a little advice from a complete noob like me. If your going to highlight your products, at least make the effort to show your craft in the best possible light….not through the genitals.