Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Wood golems and fungi

A couple of weeks ago, I decided to reduce the amount of unpainted lead that I owned by challenging myself to finish one miniature a day. I was able to keep my streak going for about a week and a half, before the demands of real life took priority again.

The first group of miniatures in this post are my wood golems. The ones that I painted (left) are the Large Construct (FGV305) and Medium Construct (FGV303) produced by North Star Military Figures for the Frostgrave game from Osprey.

The two other wood golems (right) are the Mage Knight Wood Golem (Rebellion #063) and the Pathfinder Wood Golem (Maze of Death #13).

The next group of miniatures that I painted are produced by Alternative Armies for the Fightin' Fungi game from Ganesha Games.

The miniatures (from left to right) are the Master of Mushrooms (FIFU028), Zombie Fungus (FIFU011), Goblin Fungus Zombie (FIFU024), Sporeling (FIFU015), and Puffball Spore Bomb (FIFU032).

The majority of the miniatures from this line are big, but pretty much any of them can be used for 1/72 fantasy gaming, depending on your tolerances.

In the future, I might get some more of the small miniatures, and maybe some of the larger fungi without weapons.

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

It seemed like a good idea at the time...

It looks like the 1/72 Landkreuzer P. 1000 Ratte from Modelcollect has hit the shelves and started making its way into the hands of modelers across the world.

I'm conflicted about buying this model because on the one hand, it is just ridiculously massive, but on the other hand it is just ridiculously massive.

Video of moving suspension on Modelcollect Ratte.*

It seems to be priced between US$80 to US$140 from various retailers, and there is also a separate Weapon Set Pack running about US$60 that allows the addition of various wunderwaffe on the rear deck of this behemoth.

I've found one Korean unboxing review for the kit so far.

For the moment I'll postpone any buying decision until more reviews and build reports start to show up. I'm thinking that this model is just calling out for a motorization kit.

* For those of you who don't do the "Facebook" thing, you can find the moving suspension video (and others) at Toyland Hobby Modeling Magazine.