Sunday, June 9, 2013

Ringing Endorsement and other news...

Found a nice gem of a website tonight - 1-72 Miniatures Dot Com.  A great site with news, eye candy, and project information for the discriminating 1-72 scale modeler and gamer.  My personal favorite was the tutorial section but the eye candy is pretty good too.  I heartily recommend this site if 1-72 forces make up part of your collection.

On another note, I have been moving things around in the basement all day and have finally got the hobby area started in earnest.  Going to make a sign that says "THOUSAND-LEGGER-VILLE" apparently these ghastly and horrific creatures really enjoy my basement as I've already killed 10 or 11 of them in the last week or so...

If you live in Europe or Oz you may not know what I'm talking about...Prepare to scream like a little girl:

LINK if you dare...

Okay so those 2 pictures weren't that hideous but these things look like monsters and are some of the fastest bugs I've ever seen.  They also grow quite large too...The older, bigger ones are especially fearsome looking especially against a stark, white wall or surface that makes their dark bodies and long legs even more menacing.

Anyways they like the basement so I've been battling it out with them this past week whilst organizing hobby stuff and preparing to sink my teeth into some painting projects once again.

I promise to take some pictures of the hobby area as it's taking shape!  Oh and I am thinking about ordering some stuff from Shapeways (3D printing).  I have a ton of 6mm Rhino APCs for Epic and could use a squadron or 2 of Predator light tanks!  For 8 bucks for spare turrets?  My wallet can definitely handle that!

9 comments:

  1. Poor bugger!

    Its good to have pets though. Post pics of the mancave!

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  2. I'll trade you the centipedes for "palmetto bugs." Palmetto bugs are huge - 2-inch long roaches that FLY! No, not some HP Lovecraft invention, these things are real. We keep a clean house, but every once in a while, one will run up the wall and launch itself at the family while we're watching TV. Screams, tears and a mad dash for a shoe to kill it with are what ensues. Centipedes... lots of legs + mild poison = still slow and land-bound.

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    1. Ski,
      Sounds gross. The South def has us beat on hideous bugs that's for sure.
      I'll tell you waht, though, the thousand leggers are really really really fast. Not like their dim-witted cousins.

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  3. Good luck in your fight with the bugs. It's good to get things organized so you can return to production.

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    1. Thanks, Mike. I'm working on getting there!

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  4. I have an article on 1/72 minis :D
    Have fun with the bugs. Looking at the optimistic side of things, at least they can blend in with your sci-fi setups.

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    1. Ben, that would be a pretty sweet game. "neck deep in a bug fight" or something like that. Would be good for Tomorrow's War - but what value to give them?

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  5. I stumbled across the site as well after seeing their avatar on Paul's Bods. Looks really good.

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