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Mostly, on my phone.

Gitsplitta wrote:Sooo... what are the cars for again?


GASLANDS. It's a cracking game:
Broadly speaking, you grab some toy cars, decide what body/engine type best suits (giving the vehicle's handling, speed, durability and weight) and race round a track or scenario from those included. Vehicles move once per gear that they're in - so everyone acts once in first gear, but may (and almost certainly will) change gears, giving another move in second, and so on. Faster/lighter vehicles can access all the way up to gear 6, but that typically makes handling more Hazardous. Handy reference cards are provided, with a box for a d6 to mark the current gear, and movement templates (very Flight Path) determine trajectory. Each time a vehicle moves, it also rolls Handling: A 1 adds a Hazard token, with 6 Hazard tokens leading to a car Wiping Out - potentially flipping, and grinding to a halt back at Gear 1. A 2 is a slide, which can be surprisingly advantageous - power sliding/drifting, effectively - and a 3 a Spin up to 90 degree, generally less useful. Finally, a 4-6 is a Shift result changing gear, or cancelling a negative result, though at some gears (and for some vehicles) certain maneuvers are considered Trivial so grant a free Shift also. Whilst there's a far bit of dice rolling, it's far from clumsy, and a very easy system to use; the kids very quickly twigged you could power-slide into some vicious sideswipes, for example.
Which leads neatly into the Rule of Maximum Car-nage. This is a game that puts the Death into Death Race, and as such the Rule states that if in doubt, whatever causes the most damage happens. It's very much a game of slamming, ramming and shooting your way to victory, with a plethora of weapon options to purchase from the conventional to the outlandish, along with a variety of Perks to make your individual crew stand-out. Again, the kids realised as soon as I pulled in front of them in our first race the thing to do was to crash, smash and bash me between them. The weapon rules are likewise simple, with ranges measured using the straight maneuver templates and various d6 to represent damage (4+ to do a point of damage, double on a 6). It almost feels like a tabletop Video Game, in a very positive way, with its Mario Kart and RAGE levels of anarchy.

The game's setting, an alternate present where Earth is wasteland, anyone with money lives on Mars, and audiences watch murderous Saturday Night Road Races, is both knowing and accessible, with a variety of in-game factions that lend you advantages in terms of loadouts and driver skills.
RUTHERFORD specialises in military hardware, so they get more ammo and access to Tanks/Helicopters also, which is not as overpowered as you might fear.
WARDEN, as a faction, is made up of prisoners welded into proper death machines, and whilst they're likewise very shooty, are even better at blowing up on top of their opponents.
MIYAZAKI is about high-speed, sleek cars, with the best drivers in the game; they will often go very light on the weaponry, if indeed taking any bar the driver's standard pistol (it's the darkamerifuture, everyone has guns)
IDRIS is the other "speed" faction, but instead relies on volatile (and, hilarious) turbo-boosts and more dakka - they are literally a Cult of Speed.
MISHKIN is what a member of the Gaslands community charmingly describe as the "wildcard superweapon wombo combo" faction. The Mad science tech faction, with lasers, hover rays - I'm waiting for a bubble cannon, personally - and dynamos in the vehicles, so speed becomes your ammo supply.
SLIME, last of the base-game factions and not at all coincidentally Australian, is the meta sponsor: generating as much hazard as possible, giving them to other people, and using expendable vehicles (mostly, cheap buggies with grenades etc). As my eldest pointed out, they're Monopoly: they don't win, they make everyone else lose. That's what I'm building first.

Each faction has access to various weaponry and equipment, as noted, at lower cost or with some twist on it: The Warden, for example, lets you take cheap but flimsy Prison Cars, for example. Also, your drivers can access two Skill trees, such as Handling and Performance.
The other major mechanical element, though optional, is Audience Votes. Gaslands is a TV show, after all, and the audience love to see their favourites do well. Audience votes, however, tend to favour the underdog, with votes generated (usually by Wiping Out, though there are some faction-specific variants) allowing you to get to respawn in the game if you've totally crashed out. It's a neat mechanic, and means that you can always be playing rather than sitting back once you've burned out - plus being very much in keeping with the Video-Game feel of the game as a whole.

It's a smashing (sorry) wee game this, and with free downloadable rules for more crazy weapons, actual Pirates and wannabe Policeman - and even a Truckasaurus - there's masses of room for every play style and taste.


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 Gitsplitta wrote:
Sooo... what are the cars for again?


The game is Gaslands, post apocalypse mad max car game. Different factions fight it out, uses matchbox/hot wheels sized cars. Made by Osprey games as one of their 64pagebluebook games.
https://gaslands.com

Rulebook is less than $20. You can play with 5 or so cars depending on points per game. It really exploded as a game last year when it came out. Dicearethemost expensive thing, I made my own and you can use standard D6s and just consult a chart.

Also love the team name Serenity Browncoats . I’m waiting on my serenity crew to arrive for Blackwater Gulch.

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LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Sounds awesome, thanks guys.

   
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Not where I should be

I have some gaslands ideas kicking about. Like what you have going on here bud.



 
   
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Theophony wrote:
Also love the team name Serenity Browncoats . I’m waiting on my serenity crew to arrive for Blackwater Gulch.

They aim to Misbehave

Gitsplitta wrote:Sounds awesome, thanks guys.

Oh, it is. And really, really addictive for acquiring toys

Camkierhi wrote:I have some gaslands ideas kicking about. Like what you have going on here bud.


So more car mods and builds, this time with stuff from Dice Mechanic Games (who also do a free post-apoc car game, Autokill, which also fun but much more crunchy and not really that kid-friendly - much more for the "proper" gamer )

Lots of builds started tonight, and lots of work still to do.
Highway Patrol

No idea what to mount in the back of the pickup.

Obviously, gaps in the screen armour etc need filled. If I'd had half a brain I'd've used boiling water to shape them first.

Idris, the speed cult:

Driver on the left did get the boiling water treatment; he was a standing model originally. Not sure if his car's gun isn't a bit small. No idea what to mount on the middle car.
And mad science lowriders

Because clearly they should have pimpin rides.
Other bits and pieces are coming, including the Miyazaki (which are just sleek sci-fi cars) and a drag racer for my Slime. Need to find some generally useful vehicles for Rutherford and Warden, nothing really yet.

Hopefully, getting a game or two tomorrow with erithromycin.
Laters
Graven



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The pickup truck needs Lucy Liu standing in back, firing a pintle-mounted heavy machine gun bolted to the floor.

https://www.alamy.com/ballistic-ecks-vs-sever-lucy-liu-date-2002-image156869411.html

Barring that, take care of those pesky helicopters.

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--B.




Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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So Sherriff, what would you like us to put on your patrol car?

Hmm, maybe a minigun poking out of the windscreen...

   
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Mostly, on my phone.

So true gentlemen, so true
So, game night finally happened in the house.
erithromycin brought me a copy of the Fokker Vs Sopwith starter he'd nabbed from Australia, so a good night was had.

Mechanically, the Fokker has very tight right turn to reflect the engine's torque. Genius game design. So, I blew him out of the sky as the Red Baron in both our games.
Good times. I can't even express how good it was just to geek out.

He also, knowing my proclivities, brought me a hot wheels animated batmobile. So, now I have a new idea for my Highway Patrol Team team:

My original Patrol team will be my Rutherford team. Muscle cars and rednecks? Seems legit.

I got another cracking maildrop, this time from Mad Cars, Greenminiatures.com 's 20mm post apoc madness.

Hick Survivors, Wasteland Warriors, and a Wastelanders "chariot" strapped to a pair of motorbikes. Speaking of motorbikes...

Choppers, Motorcross bikes and... Vesperados! Much fun to be had.

Some paint got applied today on my plaguebearers, next layer of skin tone. Nothing terribly exciting, or even pic worthy, but it got done. Got to keep in Papa N' s good books.
Best, till next time,
Graven

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."


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Stop it , you get all this free stuff and I cannot keep up . Those 20mm people look legit . I went big truck route with my Rutherford, using vehicles from hot wheels Jurassic Park line.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

^ I know, I know, sorry I had planned to do that as well but the batmobiles were too perfect, and the muscle cars do have a good feel for Rutherford, in a Dukes of Hazard kinda way.

Well, this has been a beast of a week. Work has been monstrous. I am a very calm person, usually, but I really lost my temper yesterday. Ah well.

So, last night consisted of heavy metal, whisky, haggis, beer, and working on tiny cars.

I opened up the mad cars survivors...

Nuts. Feet snapped through inside packaging... I'm sure we can do something about that.

The internet is surprisingly helpful for trying to work out the correct angle for an individual throwing a Molotov cocktail whilst leaning back out of a fast moving car

Started digging through my bits box for really random stuff.

I think this was a tank hatch.

And on that note, let's get pimpin'!

My favourite thing is the RoB clip as a ram also, big damn gun as Briancj wisely suggested.

Meanwhile, the last team on my Dreadball roster is calling:

the Rejects, a gang of alien mercenaries who found that murderball pays better than, well, murder. The extras will give me a couple of alternate poses and a prone figure, I reckon: the next dB challenge is build a team with at least one converted model. If I hadn't done my Cyborgs already, I'd've done some for that, but never mind.

Think this is a quiet weekend. #1's back from Activity Camp, so we'll see if he wants to paint or play something.
Later
graven

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Sorry to hear about the temper trigger. It happens to the best of us (and I'm not an example of 'best').

Glad to see you took my advice re: pickup truck! Mostly because I now get to be right about something, which is rare.

--B.


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

^ I took both of your pieces of advice you'll notice. Double the win !
Picked up the transformers CCG today with the kids. Good fun. But, many arguments. Damn kids

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."


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Doesn't help that the rules for Transformers seem...in development? It is a fun game with a great property and cool character cards, though.

Cars look super cool.
   
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Affton, MO. USA

I must stay away from anything labeled Collectible . My CDO (alphabetic version of OCD ) would be another drain on a wallet.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.

youwashock wrote:Doesn't help that the rules for Transformers seem...in development? It is a fun game with a great property and cool character cards, though.

Cars look super cool.

Yeah for a WotC game it is remarkably bare-bones.

Theophony wrote:I must stay away from anything labeled Collectible . My CDO (alphabetic version of OCD ) would be another drain on a wallet.

as if you need more to buy, right.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."


Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
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Mostly, on my phone.


The boy has been planning his Raven Guard force, thanks to a bit of input from me asking around on the RG FB group.
We're looking at something along the lines of:
Captain, jump pack, lightning claws.
Captain, bolt pistol, chainsword.
3x5 Primaris, w. Aux. Grenade launcher (that'll be a kitbash then ), MC Stalkers on the Sgts.
3x Inceptors, 2 Bolt, 1 Plas - we Kitbashed a couple of from plasma guns, pics once they get cables and built.
3x Aggressors with flamers.
5 Scout snipers, with rocket launcher.
Devestator Squad, with 3 Rocket Launchers (and something else or possibly 4 RLs, it depends if I can kitbash one), serg with signum and cherub (again, not a clue how to make a mechababy ).
Some Hellblasters with an apothecary for coverage.
Primaris Dreadnought with plasma.

So he was digging through the bits box today and decided to build the apothecary.

It'll need a wee drill, and we used the opportunity to test a press-moulded (shhhh!) Raven Guard icon.
And here's the state of my Gaslands Garage

Need to hold off until more armour arrives, beyond a bit of filling here and there.

Crappy weekend, brought my baggage home with me. Need to find a better place for my head.

Tomorrow is another day...

Graven

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
Solar_Lion: "Man this sums up your blog nicely."


Anpu-adom: "being Geek is about Love. Some love broadly. Some love deeply. And then there are people like Graven.
 
   
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I am planning on messing about with gaslands again in the near future, I have never stripped any of the cars, but I’m told (by internet posts) that you should strip the cars with MEK as the paint and n most cars cover up great details. Have you considered doing so?

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
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 Theophony wrote:
I am planning on messing about with gaslands again in the near future, I have never stripped any of the cars, but I’m told (by internet posts) that you should strip the cars with MEK as the paint and n most cars cover up great details. Have you considered doing so?

I've thought about both that and drilling out the rivets to get at the inside. But to me the point/fun of Gaslands is that it's not much work to make game worthy cars. So beyond flinging new wheels on new axles, and removing occasional bits of transparent plastic, I'm leaving them as they are.

Theophony"... and there's strippers in terminator armor and lovecraftian shenanigans afoot."
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I agree in finding a better place for your head, lest it end up upon a pike.

--Brian


Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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That's quite a gaslands horde you got there, sir. Keep up the good work.

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Briancj wrote:I agree in finding a better place for your head, lest it end up upon a pike.

--Brian

Almost certainly will, if herself has anything to say about it

Warboss_Waaazag wrote:That's quite a gaslands horde you got there, sir. Keep up the good work.

Thanks kindly It's coming along I fond an old tackle box in the garage this morning that's ideal for storage, too.

So on that note, on with the Gaslands Garage: it's biker time!

3 different packs of bikers from Mad Cars: Vesperados (ole!), Cross Bikes and Choppers. Not entirely sure which will be which faction yet; I suspect the cross bikes will go be Slime, the Choppers Idris, and as for the Vesperados... dunno probably just roguish vaqueros for hire.
The casts on these are... okay. The details are crisp, and there's not much flash, but I don't like the bases. I thought I would, because molded bases means no need to buy separate ones, right? Except a couple just sheared in half straight away when removing the excessively thick casting tab, even with a saw. Also, as you can hopefully see, one of the Vesperados is missing the handlebar/headlight. Not terribly difficult to fix, but mas enojadas. The cross bikes come with some great extras - a few billy cans etc - which will more than likely get appropriated for other vehicles. Need to look out some more chaos terminator spikes or something for them. The Choppers are great, but it bugs me slightly that the Cross Bikers and Chopper bikers have different waist/torso joins (the cross are flush, the chopper tab and slot) making it difficult (though not impossible) to mix and match. I've also got a "postapo chariot" which is, well, a chariot with a couple of bikes lashed to the front, but I think that's going to get converted back into bikes and harvested for bits generally.

Having dug out my Rejects for the next Dreadball contest, it occurs to me that I must be able to do something more interesting for a conversion contest. As mentioned, Cyborgs can come from any race. Now, I've already got a Cyborg team... but why not just make more? I have a couple of Zees, some Reb bits left over, a dwarf, some veer-myn from both dreadball and deadzone... let's get chopping! Resistance, after all, is futile

Later y'all

Graven

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I hope you give your feedback to the company that made the bikes, especially the mix-and-match part.

Falling down is the same as being hit by a planet — "I paint to the 20 foot rule, it saves a lot of time." -- Me
ddogwood wrote:People who feel the need to cheat at Warhammer deserve pity, not anger. I mean, how pathetic does your life have to be to make you feel like you need to cheat at your toy army soldiers game?
 
   
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Good work on all the car modifications.

You need one with the Carmageddon mohawk blade though.


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Briancj wrote:I hope you give your feedback to the company that made the bikes, especially the mix-and-match part.

Yeah, I messaged them. They like the idea about making the bodies interchangeable and that's easy to do. They sympathise about the bases but not sure whether there's solution. But hey, they're sending me more Vesperados so that can't be a bad thing Ai-ai-ai! Also, this has started a bit chat on the facebook group about how to effectively use bikes, and to bring back the biker gang rules from the Beta test

Dr H wrote:Good work on all the car modifications.

You need one with the Carmageddon mohawk blade though.

Cheers A lot of people do this, there's even a Hot Wheels DinoCar stegosaurus that looks suspiciously similar

It's really difficult to resist just buying a Hot Wheels when I'm at the store; they're peanuts and it's like, "For the first time in my life, suddenly my hobby is affordable!"

Anyway, let's do something different for a bit.
How about...
PAINT?!


Meow.
Yup, Animated Catwoman. She not quite done, getting those mad "hand-drawn" highlights right is a pain, as are big, slightly manga eyes.

Slowly, I'm completing my collection of random Batman figs I am missing: down to just Animated Green Arrow and Animated Black Canary now. I've managed to track down get a Frank Miller Oliver Queen (who's WIP, but nothing interesting to show), Catman (ditto), and the last two promos I'm missing: one of the rarest, Red Hood Joker, and a bombshell Harley. Very pleased.

But let's do something else different. How about... a kitbash Dreadball team? Yes, I've decided to just go for it and make my random Cyborg team, using various leftovers and bits of duplicate captains. Cyborgs are made from corpses of all races, so:

L-R, as well as bits (including the little winged dude, he's for parts)
Ada-lorana - phasing creature (primed black atm) and the captain model has some armour, so that's handy for representing a containment field of sorts.
Sorak - 4 limbed purple thing, although I'm missing an arm and a leg which is why he never went in my Rebs team but that's fine, roboleg and scavanged arm here we come.
Tsudochan - telekinetic monk, although mostly robes, so making the conversion clear will be tricky.
2 Zees - cheeky clone space monkeys, one's already built so will just get GS, the other converted up a bit.
Forge father - a squat, though it's the skinny captain model, so might run him as a Brokkr, which are essentially teenage squats, giving him the claw arm down front left
Veer-Myn - cyber Skaven; I'm going to have to mix and match parts from Deadzone ones to get a slightly different look. There's a couple of spare pairs of Veer-Myn legs, and indeed heads, there too, so might make more than one. I do love space skaven (spaven?) and it will mean decent numbers.
Yndij - na'vi, basically - for which I have a spare Deadzone body, randomly.
Resistance is futile!
They'll all be Jacks, partly because the pre-exisitng Guards and Strikers for Cyborgs are so good, but also because I can make rubbish cyberpunk jokes about jacking in and Freejack. I do have a spare head and one arm for a Rin (reb) guard, but again I think that I'm more likely just to harvest the arm for bits. Slightly annoying, I wish I knew where the rest of him was, as my Reb team needs another guard, but anyway...

Oh, and up the back, there's a massive mutant, who I'm not using... yet. And that's the start of some Gaslands terrain. Because of course that's what I need to build

As for work, things have been less awful the last couple of days, relatively speaking. I've decided to organise a night out to cheer everyone up, and everyone is keen. There will be curry, and beer, and that is good

Merrily we roll along,
Graven

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Meee-yowza!!

   
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*ahem*

Unless one of those miniatures looks like Emilio Estevez, you are not allowed to make a Freejack joke.

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Oohh...Catwoman looks very cool. Glad to hear about the curry. Enjoy!
   
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The Land of Big, Stompy Robots

Loving the Gaslands stuff! I need to be brave enough to drill out the rivets on one and break it apart.

New Career Time? 
   
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Gitsplitta wrote:Meee-yowza!!

Thanks. Even more Meeowful below
Briancj wrote:*ahem*

Unless one of those miniatures looks like Emilio Estevez, you are not allowed to make a Freejack joke.

--Brian


Who's to say he doesn't just have EE's brain?

youwashock wrote:Oohh...Catwoman looks very cool. Glad to hear about the curry. Enjoy!

Thanks. omnomnomnomnom.

The Power Cosmic wrote:Loving the Gaslands stuff! I need to be brave enough to drill out the rivets on one and break it apart.

I'm not There are some where I've attacked the plastic with cutters from above. Great to have you aboard, btw!

On the subject of Gaslands, got some tokens from The Model Exchange and an MDF Starting Gate, which looks like a fun build. Also, whilst in the local geek store (A1toys.com) getting the boys a minifig and a pack of Transformers TCG, discovered that they sell a huge range of Hot Wheels for £1.49 (£1.99 in the supermarket) - and I get 10% in the store too. This will not end well managed to resist for now, but it's only a matter of time.

Finished BTAS Catwoman, I think:

Pretty happy with her.

Of course, I've now realised I'm missing BTAS Harley too from my collection Typical. Model number 13 of January, not part of February's count. Not bad, though way off for beating last year's score not that I actually plan to.

Started on the Cyborgs, though long way to go still:

GS on the Zees so that they match the pre-existing prone player markers; seriously - why make prone players of something that's not even on the standard team?! This was the initial ideal behind this whole side-project anyway (that, and owning 3 of the Zee captain, somehow) so had to be done.
I realised that my Sorak was actually a Deadzone one when I found his remaining arms holding a blaster - which explains the dagger and grenades! Given that the only DZ stuff I own is Nameless, this is slightly baffling, but still. So, blaster trimmed, lopped off a horn, added a gs half-face plate. The advantage with this version of him is he's in heavier body armour, so closer to the general cyborg aesthetic. The weaponry may just get integrated into armour.
Forge Father has a new arm, from the Brokkr mining droid, and a nice teenage squat beard (!) just to de-emphasise him as the FF Captain (who's a striker, not a jack). He'll need that loin cloth chopped though.


Clipped the horns off the Ada-Lorana Captain's helmet and breastplate, so his head now matches the look of regular Ada-Lorana Jacks.
Added a gs control box of sorts to the front of the Tsudochan.
Yndij is a DZ body (mystery again), gave him human (maybe?) DB arms - really happy with the pose. Tail went into boiling water to get curled round, rather than just sticking straight out. I might actually run him as a Striker as he looks like he's mid-pass (or steal). Also Yndij Strikers are stunningly good, if expensive.
And decided to add a great big mutant guard also. The ones the Cyborgs have are very good but I decided to convert up the mutant captain as he's ENORMOUS. I did have a spare Ran head after all. This also means I can customise a mutant for skill gaps and then recruit him as a zombie : thumbs-up

And the damn Veer-Myn are breeding like, well, vermin.

So from raiding the bits box we have 2 DB Veer-Myn heads (genuinely baffled as to why I have these bits - I think I'll blame monkeytroll - on regular DZ bodies, and 1 vice-versa. This also means I can mix it up with a couple of Cyborg Veer-Myn Jacks and a Veer-Myn Striker. They're rubbish, utterly dreadful (probably why I like them as a team so much ), but good for dirty cheating and cheap as chips (ditto), so giving me loads of choices for the Cyborg team as a whole. The drill doesn't do anything special, just looks fun

Generally, some more cabling needs done, and some more armour. They're Borg, essentially, so need some chunky stuff. But I'm pretty happy with how they're coming along. The freeze, whilst not as dramatic as stateside, has put a... freeze on priming, however. Sub-zero is not conducive to spray paint. So next up on the painting pile is back to old we've all got coughs and colds, it's clearly a sign plaguebearers, bilepiper, scrivener, biologus and the Armigers are all going to get filthy.

Later,
graven

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My cats are looking at me funny because I’m purring . Great work on BTAS catwoman.

LOL, Theo your mind is an amazing place, never change.-camkierhi 9/19/13
I cant believe theo is right.. damn. -comradepanda 9/26/13
None of the strange ideas we had about you involved your sexual orientation..........-Monkeytroll 12/10/13

I'd put you on ignore for that comment, if I could...Alpharius 2/11/14 
   
 
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