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13Aug/170

A Tour of Hobbiton – Movie Set Tour 2017

This article is for the terrain builders and Lord of the Ring enthusiasts. First proper one about the trip to New Zealand, so enjoy!

After we arrived in Auckland, our first stop along our route through the Northern Island of New Zealand was near Matamata, in Hobbiton. While driving through Waikato we already got the "shire vibe" and half an hour before arriving there, you already knew - this must be the place. It was cloudy at first, but it brightened up during the day.

A Tour of Hobbiton - Movie Set Tour 2017 A Tour of Hobbiton - Movie Set Tour 2017 A Tour of Hobbiton - Movie Set Tour 2017

5Aug/170

Made-to-Order Blood Bowl Halflings

In late June, just before my vacation, Games Workshop announced another wave of made-to-order Blood Bowl teams on Warhammer Community, among them the Halflings.

Blood Bowl - Halfling Team

Games Workshop would offer the 3rd edition Blood Bowl Team of Halflings from 1994 for a week. It was sculpted by Gary Morley back in the day (I thought those were done by the Perrys, as they took care of the halflings for the regular Warhammer range) and the miniatures aren't bad for a set of more than 20 year old sculpts. They added the cook from the halfling hot pot catapult as the special staff to this team. That guy was sculpted by Alan Perry.

29Jul/170

New Zealand / Aotearoa 2017

You might be wondering, why it was so quiet in July on Chaosbunker. The ones following me on facebook, might have seen it - I was in New Zealand / Aotearoa for a month.

New Zealand 2017 - Flagg New Zealand 2017 - GWE Pin & ANZAC Cookies

27May/172

Osprey Games / Northstar Plastic Dwarves

A bit out of nowhere and unexpected, Osprey Games and Northstar Military Figures announced a new range of fantasy plastic miniatures, beginning with a set of dwarven infantry. This range will be released later this year, but as a special for Salute 2017, there would be a pre-release of single sprues.

Osprey Games - Plastic Dwarves Osprey Games - Plastic Dwarves

The sprues were sold at 5 GBP each, so I assume a later box price of 20 GBP for a box of 20 (similar to the Frostgrave plastic pricing). I was able to get a sprue at Salute, and want to share my impression with you in this brief review.

7May/170

Ad Arma Con 2017

Yesterday on May 6th was the 2017 Ad Arma Con in Speyer. This was the second time for the new event under the new name, and the fourth time in total. So after 400 km I'm back home and want to share my impression. Speyer is in the south of Rhineland Palatina, in the region of Palatina and well known for the Cathedral and the Technik museum.

Of course, no coverage without a proper parking lot picture. When the first year the lot direct to the sport centre was enough, nowadays they although cover the nearby parking lot of the soccer pitch.

Ad Arma Con 2017 Speyer

Ad Arma Con costs 5 Euros entry and covered a long list of participation and demo games, along with a bring & buy and X-Wing tournament.

9Apr/170

Blood Bowl humans revisited

After the 2016/17 relaunch of Blood Bowl, I took the time to take a look at the current status of some of my teams and get a feeling what to do next.

As I already have quite a lot of teams and miniatures for the game around, there was no need for the whole new box, so I managed to buy just the pitch along with rules etc. on eBay. I have the 2007 (?) metal team around, but wasn't to happy as I missed a few of the mold lines prior to priming and started out with a too dark colour. So they got the special treatment and I stripped the colours, for a new beginning.

Blood Bowl - 4th / 2007 Edition Humans

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24Feb/172

Frostgrave Barbarians

The latest supplement for Frostgrave was once again financed by Nickstarter, Northstar's own crowdfunding solution, and brought along with the "Forgotten Pacts" expansion a brand new box of plastic miniatures. This set of multi-part barbarians will be covered in this review.

Northstar Figures - Frostgrave Barbarians Northstar Figures - Frostgrave Barbarians

7Feb/170

5th Narrenball – Blood Bowl Tournament

On SuperBowl Sunday I got in my car and headed north towards the 5th Narrenball 2017 - a Blood Bowl Tournament and official NAF event.

During the ride I was greeted by a wall of fog in the Siegerland. A bit later I arrived in Remscheid, at the Rack-n-Roll Billard Cafe.

5th Narrenball 2017 Remscheid 5th Narrenball 2017 Remscheid

1Jan/171

Jumping from 2016 to 2017

Happy New Year!

After a relaxing last evening in 2016, let us welcome the new year! It was a cold, foggy sky last night, but the city was lit up by fireworks.

New Years Eve 2017 New Years Eve 2017

19Dec/160

Forged Monkey – Ragnok, Norse Orc Hero

With the second part of the 4th Vikings season coming back, it is a good time to cover Ragnok, the Norse Orc Hero.

Forged Monkey - Ragnok, Norse Orc Hero

The bust was originally available through Forged Monkey. It was founded in 2011 by Raffaele Picca, and released twelve busts and three figures. In early 2015 the official webstore closed and Forged Monkey was put on ice, but later that year Fernando took care of the range and distributes them since in his own store, Fernando Ruiz Miniatures.