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27Aug/190

Naval and nostalgic wargames

To continue the preparation of more Oldhammer, it is time to strip some plastic. I showed you the Rhino the last time, as well as some stripping of metal parts. Now we move on to the next level of complexity, larger kits and more fragile materials. Get a properly sized container and get on to it. I'll keep you posted in the next Rhino and Oldhammer posts.

Warhammer 40.000 - Oldhammer Space Marine Vehicles

Then this beauty fell into my hands. The only campaign supplement for Warhammer 40.000 in the second edition, Storm of Vengeance. The box has seen better times, but beyond that, the sprues and card board is untouched. I'll go into the detail on this boxed set in a separate article.

Warhammer 40.000 - Storm of Vengeance Warhammer 40.000 - Storm of Vengeance Warhammer 40.000 - Storm of Vengeance

I managed to finish assembling the plastic boats from the Cruel Seas starter kit, along with two flotilla sets and a free sprue from the Wargames Illustrated december 2018 issue. Veeeery time consuming. But more on that in the review. Still, very time consuming ... grrr.

Cruel Seas - MTB & E-Boats

Cruel Seas is 1:300, Warlord Games is boosting the range with some 1:350 kits that are in a close ball park. The only problem with the plastic kits, they aren't waterlined. I managed to buy a Type VII C german submarine quite cheap at 7 EUR and still had some of the trumpeter aircraft kits here, of which I only kept the Grumman Wildcat, as it was used by the British named as Martlets and seemed like a proper addition to the NWE conflict between Germans and Brits of my Cruel Seas sets. I am thinking about buying a box of 1:350 JU 87's or BF109's, as you get 10 for roughly 8 EUR.

As you can't play on the wide blue open alone, I drawed a couple of islands, that I'll have laser cut into mdf as terrain.

Revell Type VII C + Trumpeteer Wildcats Cruel Seas - Islands Cruel Seas - Islands

I stocked up on materials as well. The stripping of massive amounts of metal took its toll on the toothbrushes, turning them black and messing up the bristles, so I got a couple of cheap ones.

Plasticcard Toothbrushes

The coverage on warcry continues, Daniel / Dino takes care of his Redfists for the Lord of Warcry and Christian / Fritz will join him with the Untamed Beasts. I will focus on the terrain and am currently preparing the first Ravaged Lands terrain bundle for Warcry, the Shattered Stormvault.

Warhammer Age of Sigmar - WarCry Ravaged Lands Shattered Stormvault

We've been to the cinema for the first time in roughly one and a half year (becoming parents will change your leisure behaviour). I was looking forward to see the new movie directed by Quentin Tarantino, Once Upon a Time in ... Hollywood. Well, as it was 30° outside, a festival playing in the next town and the 5:30 pm screening, we had a private screening.

The pacing was ... uff, stretched? A bit boring? I was thinking to myself, there has to happen something in the last 15 minutes. Well it did, over the top as usual with Tarantino flicks. Entertaining? Yes, but it is a long way there and my wife enjoyed the one hour of sleep in the mid of the movie. Well, you take what you can get.

Once Upon a Time in ... Hollywood Once Upon a Time in ... Hollywood Once Upon a Time in ... Hollywood

I am back to the desk, working on the naval review series and warcry, and oh boy am I excited about Aeronautica Imperialis.

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