zondag 16 december 2018

GunPla Unboxing Knight Superior Dragon

A lovely chibi Gundam kit I won a while back ago, through a Facebook contest, I now look inside the box with this little video.

A super cute model, I`m still thinking wether to build it in dragon, or knight modus.





But you can bet I`ll have fun with this awesome set!

zaterdag 15 december 2018

Haul Report 160

Brave are those that face chrstmas shopping saturdays...

But I did, and I obtained some nice loot. 

I went to the GW store to pick up the newest Dwarf, and collect my Middle Earth Battle Companies book.

This now allows me to play the game on three 'levels', from a warband sized skirmish, to a regular game, to the big wars with the War book.

I also obtained some cheap pinetrees from a Christmas outlet store, ideal to make a base or two of woods for my games.

But the "big one" was a forced purchase, as my cellphone decided on tuesday to commit suicide, so I needed a new one urgently... so enter this boy on wednesday.  Bit of an unexpected cost, as I wanted to get it in the discounts period of january, but my hand was forced unfortunatly...



Oh well, see you all again next week!

The Book of the Sword - AJ Lake

Part 2 of the Darkest Age bookseries, this is the second volume of the story.

It is a pretty thin volume though, going slightly over 200 pages, but as such I went through it in a measly 3 days as well.

Lost in the frozen wastes of the Snowlands, Edmund and Elspeth are powerless to prevent the dark forces from rising.  Though they may be lost, others are aware of their presence in the remote realm.  The sword brought them closer to their destiny than they realise, and they must use every ounce of nerve to overcome the forces which await them.

Now, these are aimed at a younger audience, but to be honest they aren`t that bad at all, nor to simplistic.  But heck, it just remains a short book...

vrijdag 14 december 2018

On the Painting Desk 73

One week before the AHPC kicks off, so more preparation work has been done.

The progress so far is a lot of undercoating mostly, and only a bit of assembling.  

Now to get that second half of the tabletop done before we can unleash our brushes for three frantic months of painting...

Codex Chaos Space Marines (2012)

After the bland book of the 4th edition, we jump again 5 years forward and into 6th for this glorious book.

And it was the very first Codex Games Workshop ever released with a hard cover!

Printed in colour, this 104 page tome contained a whole host of new units for the forces of Chaos, with Dark Apostle's, Heldrake's, Maulerfiend's and of course the venerable Cultist.  Truly a whole new arsenal to play with if you are a follower of the Dark Gods.


While we would still have to wait for 8th to have the Legions come back in all their uniqueness, this book did do a good job of allowing you to tune your forces due to very extensive Mark options and effects.

It did suffer in the end when newer books arrived of the "latest codex wins" syndrome, but that is something that is appearing even now in the current edition.  Heck, the Primaris fanboys are getting an updated codex Space Marines soon even!  But we, followers of Chaos, are a very adaptive bunch and the forces in 6th could hold their own, albeit at times very hard pressed, against the newer ones.

A lovely book, printed in colour as well, it followed the regular pattern of fluff, unit overview and army list / gear.  A format dating back for almost 20 years now and we all have gotten pretty used to that.

And of course, the necessary full painted armies are in there as well...

This was the last book I played before my hiatus, but I loved it back then with all the new units to go to battle with.  And since there wasn`t a codex in 7th, this means I didn`t skip one version of my beloved army of 40k...

Death to the False Emperor!

donderdag 13 december 2018

Lion

A heavy drama this time, that recently started running on Netflix here.

And working daily with a lot of Indian people, I already had heard about the movie and the real story over the past weeks, as the film is causing a bit of a stir in the work environment.

In 1986, Saroo, a five-year-old boy, lives with his elder brother Guddu, his mother and his younger sister in Khandwa, India.
One day, Saroo follows his brother to a job and they arrive at a nearby train station, where Saroo decides to stay back and take a nap. Guddu tries to wake him up, but Saroo is too tired. When Guddu does not return, Saroo searches for him and boards a train presuming Guddu is aboard. He falls asleep again in one of the compartments, and wakes up to find the train in motion. After several days, it arrives in faraway Calcutta.
Saroo continues to wander around the city before coming across Noor, a seemingly friendly woman who brings him back to her apartment. She tells Saroo that a man named Rama will help him find his way home. Saroo runs away, sensing that Noor and Rama have sinister intentions, and escapes Noor when she chases after him.
After two months of living near the Howrah Bridge, Saroo is taken to the police by a young man. Unable to trace his family, they put him in an orphanage. Three months later, Saroo is introduced to Mrs. Sood, who tells him she has placed an advertisement about him in several local newspapers, but no one has responded. She then tells him that an Australian couple is interested in adopting him. She begins to teach Saroo English and he moves to Hobart, Tasmania in 1987, under the care of Sue and John Brierley, where he slowly starts to settle in. A year later, they adopt another boy, Mantosh, who has trouble adjusting to his new home and suffers from rage and self-harm.

Twenty years later, Saroo, now a young man, moves to Melbourne to study hotel management. He starts a relationship with Lucy, an American student. During a meal with some Indian friends at their home, he comes across jalebi, a delicacy he remembers from his childhood. He confides that he is adopted, and his friends suggest he use Google Earth to search for his hometown in India. Saroo begins his search, but over time disconnects from Lucy, overwhelmed by the thought of emotions his family must have gone through when he was missing.
Saroo visits Sue, whose health is deteriorating, and learns that she is not infertile, but had chosen to help others in need through adoption, believing that there were already too many people on Earth. Saroo spends a long time searching fruitlessly for his hometown. One evening, while scanning Google Earth, he notices the rock formations where his mother worked, and then finds the area where he lived: the Ganesh Talai neighbourhood of the Khandwa district. He finally tells his adoptive mother about his search, and she fully supports his efforts.

Saroo returns to his hometown, and with the help of a local English speaker, has an emotional reunion with his biological mother and sister. Saroo's mother never gave up hope and believed that one day her missing son would return, and never moved away from the village. The film ends with captions about the real Saroo's return to India in February 2012, including the fact his brother Guddu was killed by a train the same night that they were separated as children. Photos of the real Australian family are shown, as well as footage of Saroo introducing Sue to his biological mother in India, who deeply appreciates Sue's care for her son. Saroo later learned that he had been mispronouncing his own name, which was actually Sheru, meaning "lion".

It was a bloody hard drama, and I had, due to work being so busy that day, to doze off somewhere in the middle.  Instead, I kept watching the movie to the end, even barely giving "movie mistake" comments I noticed, something I have a bad habbit of to do...

Boku no Hero Academia: Training of the Dead

Zombie time in this second OVA of Boku no Hero, in this second season story.


Story about a joint practice session between Izuku's class and Isami High students at Yuuei Academy, takes place after the field training arc in the second season.



Because in this tale, not only does class 1-A has to face each other in teams for a survival excersice, but also one from a rival school, where Tsu her best friend Mongoose is a student.
But the class also has a fiery character, and in his rivalry with Bakugo he unleashes his quirk: a gas that transforms others into invunerable zombies...

Me and Noshi really laughed our hearts out in this one to be honest, and Bakugo remains such a great character teeheehee...