Tuesday, 7 July 2015
Knight Models are having a HUGE giveaway over on the Arkham City Limits Facebook Group.
To celebrate the group breaking 1500 members, Knight are offering up an entire Arkham Asylum kit!
All you need to do it head over to Arkham City Limits, find the above picture (at the top) and comment on it answering this questions.
Batman has admitted you to Arkham Asylum. Why?
Giveaway ends on Aug 10th.
Monday, 6 July 2015
Sunday, 5 July 2015
I think it's about time that I catch up with some of my Knight Models reviews.
Over the next few weeks I will be look at 3-4 months worth of Batman and Marvel releases. Some on here and some over on the Wayland Games Blog.
I'm going to start off today with a bit of MDF scenery. The Construction Set and Dumpsters for the Batman Minis Game.
Both of these sets come packed in clear bags with a Batman topper. These bags mean you can see exactly what you are getting before you even leave the store or open it.
They also each include some very handy building instructions. Something a few of the MDF kits out there at the moment are missing.
The Dumpsters come as a set of two on identical sheets while the Construction Set is split between two sheets. These sheets include two skips (one Wayne, one Queen), a Wayne pallet, and a pair of barriers.
The Construction Set came off of the sheet really easily while the Dumpsters needed to have a craft knife run around the back of the parts lightly to remove them. Not too bad as it's something you often expect to do while building this sort of scenery.
Time to glue!
These Dumpsters were very easy to build with the instruction sheet handy. Each section is a couple of layers thick to add raised detail and the fronts have Gotham City cut into them to add a little extra of a 'Batman' feel to your board.
The only thing to watch out with this is the pin that runs through the back of the lids. You will need to run a file over the mould lines to get a good fit. When you do though, it lets you open or position the lids however you like. Another nice little touch.
The pair of Skips that come on the Construction Set were an easy build. You make the main structure and then add the details on top. This makes them very sturdy and strong.
While both are the same design, they have different logos on. One for Wayne Enterprises and one for Queen Industries. Batman's and the Green Arrow's own companies that are involved in several industries in the DC world.
The other items in the Construction Set are the two barriers and the Pallet. The barriers just need the feet gluing on so are beyond simple. They are handy to place around the board though.
The Pallet took a little more work as each strip attaches to roughly three others. Little bits of glue and a bit of patience is needed for this one but it looks fantastic when finished with a Wayne Enterprises logo displayed across the top.
So, how do they scale against the miniatures?
The answer? Really well! These bits of scenery are ideal for blocking paths, adding cover to duck behind and increasing your chances of a 'Ping' roll when being shot at.
The logos also also help make your board feel and look like an actual DC setting.
To buy these kits you are looking at around £4.80 for the Dumpsters and £7.99 for the Construction Set. Prices from Wayland Games.
While they aren't the cheapest scatter terrain on the market, for the quality I think they are a fair price.
Overall I would give them-
Dumpsters - 7/10 Badger Points
Construction Set - 8/10 Badger Points
What do you think of them?
Good additions to a board or not?
More scenery coming soon.
Tuesday, 30 June 2015
A friend, Jack Glanfield, over on the Arkham City Limits group has been doing some stunning things with his Batman minis, some UV paint and a blacklight.
As a fellow Schumacher Batman movie fan, he has taken a lot of inspiration from the 90s movies Batman Forever and Batman + Robin.
What do you think of the UV Batman look?
If you want to give it a go yourself, you can find the paints online at Visual Bliss.
Thursday, 25 June 2015
Just taking a moment to check in and let you all know I'm still here.
Got tons of hobby stuff going on behind the scenes at the moment so all sorts of goodies coming up in the next few weeks.
As I plan the future posts, what would you like to see?
Let me know in the comments.
Tuesday, 16 June 2015
As you may have guessed by now, I'm getting hooked on making boards for the Batman Minis game.
So far there are 2 cities, an industrial district and a dockyard and asylum to come.
Then Ian Alcock posted this up in the Arkham City Limits Facebook group...........
A Batcave! Yes!
After seeing Ian's picture my mind started to wander off thinking about what I would add to a Batcave board and how I would make it work.
Using Ian's idea as a base, I'll start off with the same materials. Polystyrene, expanding foam, a 3x3 board and some MDF.
I want to end up with a multi level board with walkways, pillars, platforms and a ground floor. Batclaws and flight will be great but I also wan't to make sure all model can get to all areas.
There are a few features I really want to include -
A tall pillar with landing pad for the Batwing.
An armoured door at the side of the board for the panic room.
Some water coming in a few inches from one edge for a couple of Bat Boats.
A large and low level rockpile with large platform on for multiple Batmobiles.
A road leading from the Batmobile parking to a cave at the board edge.
Stairs to Wayne Manor in one corner.
A trophy platform with some of the classics on like a giant T-Rex, playing card and penny.
A Batcomputer platform with Robin's costume in a glass case and maybe another Batsuit as well.
If I can fit it in, I would also love to add an area on the ground floor for the Bat Tank.
The usual street lights and sewers aren't really going to work in this setting.
Instead of street lights, I'm going for some dome shaped lights mounted in the floors.
Instead of sewers, access hatches in the walkways and platforms should do the same job.
I'm going to need to gather together a few things for this though.
Plus a T-Rex, playing card and giant penny.
After all that I hope Knight Models come out with some more Court of Owls Talons and Batman's Thrasher armour.
So, that's the plan at the moment. What do you think?
Is there anything you would add or remove?
I'm off to convince my wife I have somewhere to store it!