6th October 2022: A Bridge Too Far
Just recently went to a wargaming market for the first time, where sellers were peddling all kinds of goods. Mostly it was second hand 40K stuff as well as lots of historical miniatures. But there were some other interesting things as well.
After somehow resisting the urge to buy a 40K Stormlord for £30 (I really wanted it, but have not really used my other 2 super heavy tanks yet), I only came away with some new MDF bridges.
It's not taken long to get these pieces finished, but they needed some modifications to make them usable. Firstly, I noticed the side panels protruded beneath the lower surface of the bridges. I guessed these panels could potentially dig in to my polystyrene hills and damage them. It was also very evident that the bridges were not very strong.
So to fix both issues, I added support and thickness to the underside of the bridges, using coffee stirrers and thick card.
After that, it was an easy task to add some paint and textures.
I've managed a few other little things these last couple of weeks, after finally varnishing my last lot of completed terrain, and starting the work needed to finish my Eldar MDF terrain. The power generators are going to need the most work. I really didn't like the look of the gaps in the wooden crystals, so I've started building up some filler, so that I can try and sand them down and make them more crystal-ish. Thinking about it now, there's probably 101 better ways of doing this. But whatever.
I've not painted any miniatures since way back in June some time. As I assumed, the hot weather forced me away, and I have not yet found the motivation to go back now the weather is cooler again.
So much for making this a huge painting year.
Still, I'm looking to get back into it now, and have varnished the Epic Orks that needed it.
In addition, I'd not lined up all my 40K Imperial Guard for many years. So have done that as well.
It's been a long time coming, but we finally managed to have a little refresher battle of our new Epic rules recently.
In this one, Gareth dipped his toes into the game for the first time, and took control of the Orks against my Chaos.
It was a short, close and bloody battle which ended with Gareth picking up the win. Even though I had more units at the end, I just didn't have enough left to trouble the two Stompas.