Saturday, 28 July 2012


Sorry for the lack of posts lately, I was out of action all last week with a nasty virus that took away most of my energy and my voice!!! 

I am on "staycation" all next week, so I'll get some pictures up soon!

Monday, 9 July 2012

Audible Review: The Relic

I just finished listening to The Relic by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child, two of my favourite authors.  I haven't "read" this book in ages and it was great to listen to it this time instead of reading it.  The narrator was great, throwing in a lot of different voices (I don't know how he jumped back and forth between the accents!) and really kept my interest. 

I forgot how great this book is!  It has the first appearance of Pendergast, which has become their (in my opinion) best character.  I can't say I was too fond of some of the later books that deal with him against his brother, but I have enjoyed most of the later Pendergast books (especially Fever Dream). 

I haven't seen the movie in a long time and may have to watch it again soon.  I remember it being so-so, but I thought the monster looked cool.

I really liked the monster in The Relic.  It was a breath of fresh air how well they blended in the science and came up with something fresh!  I won't spoil it if you haven't read the book yet, so I'll leave it at that.

The Kothoga monster from the movie is available in a 1/12 scale kit by Pegasus.  I think it's 16" long, which is probably a bit too big for using with 28mm miniatures, but I may pick it up for the cool factor alone.

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Two Mad Scientists

I have completed two mad scientist-types:  Dr Frankenstein and a Mad Scientist.

Dr Frankenstein is from Heresy (as Dr Frankenmuller - UNDEAD017), and was very easy to paint.  He comes with an arm that you have to attach, and I had a bit of trouble keeping it stuck on.  I ended up having to put some filler on the shoulder in order to patch it up a bit.

The next mad scientist model is by far my favourite and had a great time painting the chemical concoction in the flasks (and which I think really makes the miniature "pop").  This is a Reaper miniature (Dr. Ervin Friedman, Mad Scientist - 50046) which was a pleasure to paint. 

Both miniatures are on resin bases by Fat Spider.

Monday, 2 July 2012

Godfather Monopoly

This afternoon some of the family were able to sit down and unwrap Godfather monopoly and have a game.  Being the hardcore board gamer I am, I promptly got bankrupted after three hours of play.  ;-) 

The other three players managed to slug it out for another two hours or so, which worked out great for me as I went and got some painting done!  It was a fun game, one of the few boardgames I've actually played and it brought back some nostalgia from my childhood.  Sounds like my family is open to playing other games, so I will have to check it out...