What a week it has been. It was one of those at work where you’re left thinking, should I be looking for another job? Things were that difficult. Fortunately, there are some exciting things going on hobby wise that I can discuss as a bit of an escape.
First up, I got the Deathclaw done just in time for this update and you know, it has actually has grown on me as I painted it. I painted the face last and that really helped bring it together. This mini is a bit boring on the sides and back but it does look nice from the front and those newish tufts on the base look sharp and realistic too.
While I probably should have taken some scenic pictures of this one since it took two weeks to finish, I did take one more picture to show the scale against a regular sized “person”. Larger models like this do look impressive, but I find that they are hard to store and really don’t work with GW’s foam case which is what I currently use. The trolls from the Hobbit are a great example of this as they’ve sat out on my hobby desk more often than not since I painted them years ago. After I move, I need to see if I can’t come up with a different storage system, particularly for larger minis like this.
So what’s next after the Deathclaw? I’m in a weird place because I could be moving in about a month’s time so I don’t want to buy anything that will take a long time to get here. That is doubly true because I’ve had so many issues with mail delivery at my current location. I do want to build and paint a piece of terrain from Sarissa Precision before I play the next game of Fallout so I may order that soon since their shipping is pretty fast. I thought about ordering some pulp minis as there are quite a few I’ve had my eye on but most of the ones I want will be shipped from overseas so instead I bought the rules for Pulp Alley and look forward to receiving them. I think reading the rulebook will help me judge what minis to get as well so it is probably the smartest purchase I can make. Who knows, maybe I’ll write up a review for the book too at some point.
At least until I get that terrain from Sarissa, I think I’m going to start working on my special, long-term elf project next so it will be interesting to see what I have to show off in regards to that next week.
Since I finally got a large order cards after waiting six months (yes, six months), I thought I’d bring back Card Corner and show off something new I got that I’m excited about. While there are a number of ways to collect cards, in Marvel cards, people usually collects sets or by character. I think collecting by character makes a lot of sense since that is what many of us do with actual comics so I’ve started a collection of Moon Knight cards because he is one of my favorite Marvel characters. While I already have an impressive nearly complete “rainbow” of his cards from another set, I got another one in my batch of cards that I thought was worthy of showing off. The silver, gold, blue, and purple bordered cards above all look great but the rainbow one in the center really surprised me with how nice it looks. The foil along the edges is this gold and rainbow color that looks awesome in-hand but not quite as nice in pictures unfortunately. These cards also bring me joy because this image of Moon Knight comes from one of the best comic story arcs which is kind of like One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest but with a superhero. Its really creative and well done. Because of all this, I was really happy to add a second “rainbow” to my collection and I’m starting to feel like my Moon Knight collection is finally becoming awesome and worth being proud of, if that makes sense.
I know Moon Knight aka Marc Spector is getting his own show on Disney+ which I’m looking forward to and I hope they do justice to the character. Moon Knight is something that can be done really well and is some of the best stuff you can read in comics or it can be very mediocre to poorly done. Either way, I don’t think we have too long to wait to find out with the way Disney+ is cranking out shows these days!