Going to cover what has happened in chronological order and not order of importance (that will make sense soon)
Apologies in advance for the dodgy mobile phone pics, it was all I had available at the time.
The Pulp City reviews will continue next week, I haven't forgotten about them.
Going back to the middle of last week (Ok, this is longer than a week but you get the idea)
I had planned a Pulp City demo at Troll Trader but unfortunately only a few people were interested and most couldn't make the day I had booked. Because of this, it was postponed until a later date when more people can make it.
The Pulp City day was actually going to be on my birthday. Seeing it didn't go ahead, Andrew from Shades of Chaos said I should join him at a gaming club he goes to instead.
The Galley Wench said I should open my birthday cards before I left as I wouldn't be home until late.
Opened the first one. From our son James. It said (roughly) To Daddy love from James and Bean!
Bean? That means! Oh wait. What?
We are having another little badger! The most awesome birthday surprise ever!
I had been looking at Dreadball for a while but hadn't had a chance to play until now.
One game in and I was hooked! Love it!
Also loved the night at the club. Looks like I have a new gaming venue and opponents every week now.
(By the time this post is published, I will be at FoA again)
My parents said they didn't know what to get me but where heading to Troll Trader. Could I please ring and leave a list from them to pick from. Oh yes, I can do that!
The list was roughly the Dreadball box set, blue Malifaux bases for Deep Wars and 'stuff' I might like. That should give them some options.
Mother came back to ours house and handed me the DB box and a load of bases! Happy badger!
My sister then handed me a bag as well containing some black and white undercoats. Ideal as I can now attempt the Zenith undercoating technique I have heard so much about on my Pulp City collection.
A couple of the chaps at the FoA club had shown an interest in the Deep Wars game so those starter sets were first on the building table. A couple of evening in and all 4 were done. They still need a little 'green stuffing' to finish them off but I wanted the basic models for reviews. (Coming in the next couple of weeks)
Sliced into my finger.
What was the first thing I did? Checked there was no blood on the minis!
Time to strap up, stop the bleeding and carry on. 2 days later and the blood seems to have stopped. Still hurts like hell though!
The mould lines were a bit of a pain in the arse but I did my best and they wont be seen from a couple of feet away after painting. (Check out the blog on Sunday for my Corps scheme)
Nice big package heading my way including the new Dire Fish Lizard, Vanguard Captain, Hag Ray and the MASSIVE Elluvi Darkeye on Biomech.
Above pic is from Vincent on the Stygian Depths Facebook group. Elluvi is on the right on a 50mm base. That should give you an idea of just how massive this figure is.
A box arrives at work from Troll Trader. My mum had decided to get me all of the goodies the guy at TT put on the list for 'things I might like' but didn't tell me what they were as she couldn't remember.
A Dreadball Veer-myn team and ALL of the current MVPs.
That leaves me only the Forge Fathers team away from all of the releases so far. My inner completionist and compulsive collector started to twitch. Oh dear.......
It all ends in a old muscle problem playing up and leaving me feeling crap for a couple of days.
A week of cool gaming goodness and AMAZING and rough 'real life' situations. Still stupidly excited, as is the Galley Wench.
Thanks to all my family and friends for an awesome birthday as well.
Watch this space to see how things progress.