let me start with a cherry today! One of the days last week I've casually popped on facebook to see what's new and at top of my news feed was Fenris games' update. They were giving away a miscast 120mm aztec sun stone base to the first person that'd ask for it. When I read it, I saw there are no comments and quickly asked for it. I was really lucky as later I've seen that I have posted few moments after Ian has offered the miscast base. He has sent it to me the same day, and I think I can not thank him enough. Today I got it and I think I haven't been that amazed by something in a very long time. It is really just amazing. So, if you guys at Fenris will ever see this, thanks yet again! Actually, first thing that came to my mind after I saw how amazing it is, was a bad feeling, as I still haven't ordered anything from them (got a long list for Strange Aeons and modern zombie settings, but when I was about to order for first time, I went for miniatures instead, now I'm saving for salute), I really hope I can make it to salute and I'll grab few pieces there.
Back to the base, here is the picture:
As said, it measures 120mm in diameter including the outer rim. It is supposed to be bigger size of those lipped bases. It is a little bigger than an ordinary CD, so it could only be used to base a very large monster on it. Personally, I think the detail is simply too good to use it as a base. I will use it as a scenery and its a great motivation for starting my jungle terrain!
It was said that it is a miscast piece and I was expecting half of it to be missing or something, which was okay, as I'd use it in a ruined temple. The thing is, I still haven't managed to find any real defects.
Here I tried to take a photo of it. If the triangular arrows are 12 and 3 (north and east of the face) (imagine a clock), then a "defect" is at little triangular arrow somewhere between 1 and 2. There are some ornaments below the top squares that look like feathers or something...thats it. a millimeter. Then I figured that it might be that the outer rim of the stone (not that of the base itself), is not crispy detailed...but again, really a minor thing that I'd never notice if I'd been told its a nice piece. Really fantastic!
Anyways, I've also been doing a bit of work on my armoured bus or whatever we will call that thing. I got no clear idea, so I just do bits and bobs at a time...I keep getting a feeling there is something missing and when I want to add something, that it is getting too crowded.
Then I grabbed my copy of NMRIH on my way to-where-even-cesar-walks and checked for the ideas. Lawn mowers, of course! How could I not remind myself about that earlier!
Below you can see two crude prototypes. That probably won't get any better, but hey, some paint and you'd never guess!
..or perhaps hang them under the bumber, like here:
Here is a back of the bus. Engine compartment is protected by additional steel plating...I need to make some holes in it or something, to "let the engine cool". Also, another position for shooter on a crow's nest.
I need to buy a spray paint before I can start painting the bus, so thats mostly staled project for now.
Thanks for reading,