24 Mar 2012

Toys, toys, toys

Hello guys!
I am just back from "up there", had a lovely time, finally saw the city everyone keeps talking about and even got me some new toys.
Here is a picture of all the wargaming-related loot together:
What we got here is:
- A box of 30 mantic zombies, some pilles (remember how I cried about ruining a mini with a hobby knife?). I will do unboxing review for Mantic zombies shortly.
- Garbage truck (they had them in white, yelow and green, figured white is the best), I could also pick that other garbage truck with that huge dumpster, but this one is much nicer and I figured one is enough.
- Street cleaner truck. Those two trucks are 1/56 trucks, got them for 2 pounds each from Morrison's. Scale is spot on, heh.
- The rest is from Poundland, so pound per pack. Got two hummers that I also saw somebody else got on the blogs, but can't remember who. I've picked two as I've figured I wouldn't need any more. They're a bit small compared to rest, but I think they're great. Just need some repainting. I got pack of 3 police cars. Now let me make this clear. They're not the same! Those are patrol cars 911, 112 and 120 :P. I also got pack of 3 random cars, nothing special, but hey, one for 33,3333 sounds good. Lastly, I got myself two buses (hey, I had birthday and could afford!). Will probably only use two on the same table when I will play on maps with totally blocked roads that look so cool. Those cheap cars are nice fillers, IMO. Generally, the police seem a bit out of scale.

So what I got for you are some bad scale pics. If you want to see better ones, please let me know and I will shoot some tomorrow. I'm dead tired at the moment. But can't sleep so that why I'm writing that, heh.

So, various vehicles and some WGF and urban war minies:
 A garbage truck and street cleaner. Cleaner has 5th wheel that actually turns its cleaning "mops" while you move it and the garbage truck is fully move-able...just so cool. To be honest, I'd love to have them all :D
 Street car and a hummer:
 Same street car and police car. The police car doesn't seem that large after all:
One of the buses. It's a colossus vehicle, but I tihnk its pretty good scaled...it might just look funny next to my buildings, I tihnk:
 And not as much wargaming as zombie related, bloody hands you can stick on your window! Picked those up at -50% while visiting London dungeons (which I really recommend visiting, if you ever find yourself close by):
So, what now? Got to build my streets to occupy them, of course! I really got pumped while I was hoarding all the goodies. And my paints have finally been dispatched, so next week, hopefuly, I will be able to show you my very first painted zeds. Won't get sculpting tools tho, so I will still have to work with my old ones. The week off was nice, but I can't wait to do something hobby related!

Cheers,
Matevž
(watch me being polite now!)

6 comments:

  1. All right! Great haul, there. I really like that bus, but I think the vehicles all scale in well. Happy birthday!

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  2. This is a mighty fine loot pile! I think you will be pleased with the mantic zombies, I know I am.

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  3. Nice haul you have there. I need to get some more cars its on ym to do list next month

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  4. @joe Thank you! The bus is really great. I saw one in Slovenia, similar to this one (in shape, not quality) for 15 euros (12,5 pounds) and a yellow US schoolbus (that I want sooo much :D) for 20 euros (16-17 pounds). And here I got all vehicles for 10 pounds, which seemed good enough. I wanted to pick the 3rd one as well, but that would be just an overkill.

    @Siwoc Thanks, I'll dig in them later today, I saw great ideas on other places, like converting them to female zeds or painting them as hospital patients (which sounds practical). And if I build those and WGFs, Im on 60 already, hehe

    @Brummie You should really check poundland stores. They even got a store locator on their website. I didn't manage to get in any other Tesco but Tesco express, which had nothing, but Morrisons seemed cheap enough to me. I could also get medic, police or firefighter jeep for 1.5pound each, but I've decided I don't need them, especiall because garbage truck itself seems like a much better deal.

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  5. You did well with the vehicles, Mathyoo. Poundland is great for picking up some neat bargains. I'm glad you enjoyed your visit to our shores.

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    1. Not just enjoyed, I loved it! :)

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