|Vampirella by Paul Gulacy, wearing longer boots. Sexy!|
On the plus side, I did get to play my first game of ATZ-FFO this year and my batrep of it will appear next Sunday. It is called Mayhem City Massacre and it begins with a gang fight between the African/American Crips gang and the Hispanic Kill Krazy Kommandos gang. Team Vampifan does not appear in this scenario. Like a few other bloggers, I want to tell more than one story in my campaign and so, every now and then, I'll feature groups and characters who don't belong to Team Vampifan. Don't worry, Team Vampifan will appear next time, I promise.
In other hobby news I received eight Atomico Press 28mm scale figures that I had backed in their Kickstarter project. These only cost me $30.00, which isn't too expensive. They feature 6 zombies and 1 SWAT trooper human. I got sent an extra zombie as a thank you for supporting the project, which really pleased me. I have just started painting them, so look out for a review coming soon.
I finished painting my three Wargames Factory plastic converted St. Trinian's schoolgirls and I'll probably review them after my ATZ-FFO batrep. I am still painting my twelve Gripping Beast 28mm scale civilians but they are almost finished.
I have decided to add interior detail to my MDF Vampivan, so I have yet to start painting it. I'm thinking of getting a pot of matt black paint from Wilkinson's to undercoat it. That should save me from wasting a pot of my Foundry paints on it. I once got a small tin of blackboard paint from Wilkinson's and it dried a lovely matt. Sadly, the tin had dried up and was unusable. Ah well, it looks like a trip into town is on the cards.
One thing I have noticed about my blog is that vampires are nowhere near as popular as zombies. That doesn't bother me at all. This is a blog about the undead, and I like vampires more than I like zombies, so I won't be ignoring them just because they aren't a ratings winner. I really did enjoy reading Rhiannon Frater's two Vampire Bride novels and I'm eagerly awaiting volume 3. I am currently re-reading Feed by Mira Grant. I want to read the trilogy back to back because when I first read the series I had a big wait between each volume being published. Besides which, a series as good as this deserves to be read more than once.
Just a short post this time but I assure you, the upcoming batrep will be VERY long.