Vagaries of Life

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?

 

Base4War Contribition

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.

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Micro Arts Studio

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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.

 

 

Abracadabra…..Hey Presto!

Despite not feeling the urge to paint this month, I did have fun painting the first of the Impact Miniatures! Chibi Dungeon Adventurers models.  Naturally, I had to start with the one that my wife loved most – the ‘Wizard’.  Any similarity, to a character from an 80’s cartoon; is purely coincidental.

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Firestorm Games

Just had an email from Rob West at Firestorm Games.  He has given us two £10 voucher codes for online orders; to use as prizes at the Scottish Masters.  For those not aware, Firestorm Games is a great bricks and mortar store; that offers a great mail order service.  They also helped bring the first US style event to the UK, in the shape of SmogCon.