Thursday, 19 February 2015

I finally managed to finish off...

Many of you will know the problem - you get cracking on a figure but for some reason or another you get stuck at some point and simply cannot finish the damn thing. Well after looking at a number of half painted figures that have been sitting on my desk for months I got the inspiration to finish some of them off. Here are some pics of what I managed to complete over the last week or so that had been bugging me for some time - and there are a couple to come as I'm still finishing some additional figures, including a Jes Goodwin Oriental Ogre that I have had in a half painted state for over three years.

Ral Partha Djinn

Beastman and Chaos Sorcerer

Rogue Trooper and Major Magnum

I also completed two more Golden Heroes villains but these didn't sit around on my desk for months. I must admit these are fun figures to paint. Shame citadel never got the licence to produce Marvel figures back in the day. TSR did and I've got all the figures they produced - some are quite god but many are average. They are small too.

The Doctor and Rogue General

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

Curse of the Mummy's Tomb

Well one of my plans for 2015 was to play a game of GW's Curse of the Mummy's Tomb that was released back in 1988. I had played the solo version a couple of times but hadn't finished the full game before as the only time I tried we ran out of time before we had finished. Well I rectified that on Monday after watching the Superbowl (great game BTW - as a Packers fan I didn't really care who won and just wanted a good game and I got that alright). It is a fun game to play and the design of it using a 3D Pyramid is really cool. It is a game where one can play cards on other players to stuff them up which some might not like; it is a bit random too but most boardgames have an element of randomness to them. Only real criticism I would have is it is too hard to discover useful items in the game due to how the rules work regarding encounters. Anyway here are some pics of the game:

Mike and Wayne playing the game (Wayne won) 
Some of the cards - nice artwork by Gary Chalk 
Professor Nayland 
Marlow Hammet
Reverend Luther Kirkegard
Lt-Gen The Earl of Carmarthen
The mummy