|Vampirella by Mike Choi|
I am still busy painting the last 25 zombies from my Victory Force Zombie Horde 1, although I expect to finish them soon and that will give me 100 zombies to review, which is far too many to review in one go. I am currently thinking of doing ten reviews of 10 figures or five reviews of 20 figures. Any preferences?
Work on my Stoelzel's 28mm scale Brummie's Burgers fast food restaurant is progressing at a slow pace due to me making the furniture items and props before I make the building. This isn't my normal card modelling procedure, but I just fancied a change to the way I do things. Mind you, I have started work on the car park that comes with the restaurant. Prior to starting this project I did wonder whether to include the car park or not, as you can just as easily make the restaurant as a free-standing building. In the end, I decided that the car park was a part of the set and so needed to be made. It also makes an excellent surround to the building.
In other news, I received the first of the three Kickstarter packages that I supported these past 8 months or so. My two big pledges (about £250.00 each) were for the Reaper Bones figures and for Zombicide Season 2. I'm expecting both of them to arrive later this year. In between backing those, I also supported the Zombie Plague board-game by RSquared Studios. Two weeks ago, I received the game board, counters, rulebook and comic and 28mm scale figures of the four survivors. The zombie figures that I ordered will be sent out later. The new figures are a vast improvement on the ones that were originally created for this simple but fun game. I'll admit that I mainly backed this project so that I could get the figures. I'll review the four new survivors as soon as I get them painted. Further incentive to finish painting my Victory Force zombies.
Finally, I'll leave you with another heart-warming story about the generosity of our fellow gamers. Two months ago, I was contacted by Anton, a German follower who wanted me to proofread a set of alternate rules he had written for Zombicide, stating that his English wasn't too good. Now, you may not know this, but I did a course in proofreading in the past, so I was happy to help him. It only took one afternoon to proofread his work and I sent it back to him. He was delighted with the results and promised to reward me with a gift. Well, I'd have happily done the work for free. I had no idea what to expect. At the beginning of this month I received a very large parcel from Anton. Inside were loads of goodies. The bulk of the parcel was made up of Warhammer 40,000 ruined buildings, some pre-made but not painted and the rest still on their sprues. There was a lot of them. In addition were two large Warhammer 40,000 plastic craters, a bunch of 25mm diameter resin bases, six plastic zombies from the old Heroquest game, a metal giant's head (I've no idea what to do with that) and a box of After Eight mints, which I shared with my mum. Quite a haul, huh? I have no doubt who got the better half of this deal! Anton, if you're reading this, my deepest thanks to you, once again.