Monday, May 19, 2014

Repairing the casualties part 2

Much to my disappointment, here's the 2nd part to my post-move repair series. In the previous part I fixed a few things that proved to be fairly minor repairs. However I knew I had something broken because I discovered during the move that I had a small box, that I knew had a model in it, that rattled when handled. I had assumed it was my Celestial Lion character (see the Other Armies link) only to actually find him in another box completely safe and intact. So, it left me wondering just what was in that rattling box...

And I was quite disappointed to find this:
Space Huks are like crumbs: if you break one in half do you have two, or two halves?
 It's my only painted Battlefleet Gothic model, my Space Wolves Battle Barge Ragnar's Breath which was built and showcased a few years ago. It was in rough shape, half disassembled and the flight stand was snapped off at the connection point to the model.

Well the metal bitz were easily reassembled, and the snap on the base, though uneven, sort of fit like a puzzle piece, so I drilled a hole through both pieces with a pin-vice and inserted a brass pin before supergluing it back together.


Stability added while the glue was setting
 I used this as an excuse to actually finish this model, by painting the antennas that stick out the front as well as the gun turrets. These bitz have only been in my Portable Neverness Kit since I put that thing together, so it felt good to get it completely finished.

Into the cosmos!
 Now if there was any local interest in playing BFG, I just might be inspired to get back into The Space Race and finish my fleet! But sadly, I doubt there is...

8 comments:

Da Masta Cheef said...

Interest in BFG fell into oblivion some time ago. Whilst I have 2 very small fleets, I've been pondering selling the imperial one due to a lack of interest. I'll keep the orks as I like my terror ship konvershuns, even though that fleet is completely one-dimensional in terms of game play. :-/

At this point only Screech and Rob have any sizable fleets left, though getting Rob to use his will take an act of congress...

neverness said...

Well, if I get a fleet built, do you think we could rekindle interest for a few games?

Da Masta Cheef said...

Both of my fleets fall just short of 600 points. That Battle barge clocks in at 425 points, and needs at least 3 strike cruisers to be able to even field it. Right there you're looking at close to a 1k fleet when adding in an admiral and escorts, which far outstrips my forces. :-/

Unless I teamed up with Charlie and his Eldar armada...

neverness said...

LOL. Make him an offer, I think he's considering shedding it... ;)

Kushial said...

I've got a middling size Marine Fleet and would be interested in learning BFG.

Amy E said...
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Da Masta Cheef said...

AS I'm already needing the IG & (forthcoming) Ork codexes, wanting the 2, new 30k slimmed down rule books, and I guess the 7th ed rule books and assorted cards, there are no funds to buy a fleet that I'll use a few times a year at most.

neverness said...

My fleet will not get too big, I really just like the idea of having them for small one-offs.