This time next week, the Scottish Masters will be over; and we will have hopefully achieved the purpose we set out at the start. The main aim, was to get a large Masters style tournament; on the Scottish and eventually the UK calender. Starting small, would allow us to iron out any issues (of which we had a few); but also allow us to plan more efficiently for 2014.
Talking of contributions, I received the Warbases items today and have to admit to being pleasantly surprised by them. The Feat Tokens look great and made of acrylic, not the MDF I was expecting. The Bullet Keyrings, have just to get the split rings attached, to complete the look; but they come made up of at least 6 different colours of acrylic (I might need to requisition a Cryx green one). With just the Chess Clocks and the resent items from Micro Art Studio, we are Good to Go!
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?
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.