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Monday, 9 June 2014

WOW ! (and Wow again)

"WOW and WOW again" was how I reacted to opening the parcel I received in the post recently.
It was no surprise that a parcel would be arriving given that I'd won a prize on Tamsin's Blog "Wargaming Girl". 
The parcel was about half the size of a brick, which I thought was odd given that the prize was a single gangster figure (and very well painted as the photograph shows).






The overly large parcel also contained the Lledo yellow taxi that had featured on her blog and that I'd commented upon. Tamsin's current project is "Gangsters" and she has gone with the larger Matchbox "Yesteryear" models after comparing different sized vehicles and thus this was seemingly surplus to her requirements.
It fits in well with my own collection of Lledo models and I've looked around for one a year or so ago, but to no avail. Now if only I could find the identical model in the police livery !(hint).
It's been said many a time about how generous the blogging community is and I've been humbled by such generosity on a few occasions so I really shouldn't be that surprised, but I always am.
I'm now fully recovered from the exhausting weekend away and have gone back to painting a few figures whilst watching even more dross on TV. As painting doesn't hold my attention for more than an hour I've written up my reviews of the last few zombie films that I've watched. These include "Battle of the Damned"; the "Dawn of the Dead" remake; "Before Dawn"; "House of the Dead" and "Against the Dark" (a film I featured in last week's blog). My pick of the bunch though was "Kill Zombie !", advertised as "A comic splatterfest" which although intially filling me with dread, turned out to be quite entertaining.
My painting however did suffer another set-back, but this time in a good cause as I fitted in a game!
Following on from my scenario "A Day in the Burbs" I was about to clear the table ready for the next scenario I have planned, but was struck by Bob's predicament and wondered if he'd make it to safety.
The previous game had finished with the "heroes" fleeing in a taxi leaving Bob in the situation shown in the photograph with a zombie bearing down on him. (The zombie isn't going backwards, but his head is !) There was a single depleted spawn point and that would be Bob's exit. The other zombies in the game were still present  and there were no PEFs or any other set-up situations to worry about.
This was also a new venture for me, in that it would be the first game I've played solo !
So the scenario "Bob the Builder - Will he Make it ?" will be the subject of next week's post.

That's it then for another week, as always your comments and thoughts are both welcomed and appreciated. 

36 comments:

  1. Bob the builder, Will he make it, yes he can! I think he will make it then go all postal on a certain historian and jogger for leaving him in the lurch!

    Congrats on the prize and with luck this will push you into some gangster games (with or without zombies!)

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  2. Thanks Clint, yes even whilst the wrapping was still warm I was looking though my gangster stuff.

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  3. Very nice! I think I've fallen behind on the campaign, I'll have to take a look. Always good to get a game in.

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    1. It was quite an experience, thanks Sean

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  4. You are absolutely welcome. I'm so glad you liked the little surprise I put in with the figure. I'll keep an eye out for one of those in police livery and let you know if I find one.

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    1. Thanks once more Tamsin, the Police ones do occasionally show up on ebay, but I do have the topless Lledo police car for the moment.

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  5. Well done on the prizes Joe.
    Gansters vs Zombies sounds like a great concept.
    Bob needs to die, slowly and painfully.

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    1. Thanks Bob, Gangsters v zombies was sort of the theme in Irqans campaign (it's set in the 1920's)
      I think you're possibly going to be the only one not rooting for Bob btw (lol)

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  6. Quite possibly one of the most generous bloggers out there that Tamsin!

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    1. So I have found out Michael, but there are a lot of generous bloggers.

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  7. Will he make? Yes he can! :) That Taxi is ace!

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    1. Another one rooting for Bob !
      The Taxi is now one of my firm favourites for my gangsters.

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  8. Wow that taxi is fantastic, it's almost as great as that gangster himself :).

    Bob looks like a real Bob hater, but he can't be alone rooting for the zombies, so I'm with him on this one! :D

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    1. The taxi is indeed full of wow just like the gangster.
      Another Bob hater, this is getting to be quite partisan.

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  9. Bob looks like he's bricking it! Haha! Look forward to hearing of Bob's successful escape ;-) The gangster and the taxi are both fantastic. Cheers, Paul :-)

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    1. Thanks Paul, (I'm a bit ashamed that I laughed at your awful pun).
      I was truly taken aback by both.

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  10. I believe in Bob the builder! Hero in the making!

    What a great surprise! Taxi is looking great.

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    1. The sides are being really drawn now, with both those for and against Bob !

      The unexpected taxi bonus was a great surprise.

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  11. Lovely figure, I got my one at Broadside yesterday.

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    1. I hope you were as pleased to reeiveit I was mine.

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  12. Love the taxi! She's a good girl that Tamsin!!

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  13. Im happy for you that you got the lovely taxi and great looking mini :)

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    1. Thanks HW, it's always nice to get a surprise present every now and again.

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    1. Merci Shuby, un autre fan de Bob!

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  15. Aren't our fellow bloggers just the best? What a kind and generous surprise Tamsin gave you. She is a star!

    As for Bob, I reckon he will make it. Go, Bob, go!

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  16. They are indeed Bryan, they are indeed.

    I'll add you to the list of Bob fans then.

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  17. Very nice taxi, that was very nice of Her

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    1. Thanks SK, it really was a most generous gesture.

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  18. I don't think I've heard of *any* of those zombie films!

    I'm looking forward to the continuing adventures of Bob the Builder in a world of zombies :-) . Will he adopt a cat and call it "Pilchard", I wonder?

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    1. Most of the films have all been on TV late at night over quite a long time but most I would class as 'B' films. I'd be more surprised if you had heard of them.
      Maybe, he will but only if I ever get the single cat figure I have painted up.

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    1. Haha, yet another Bon fan ! Perhaps I should have offered some form of supporters badge ? (for a small fee obviously)

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  20. You seem to be popular Joe! :) Very nice. Also good that you found some films to get inspiration from.

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    1. Thanks Ptr, the films are both a bonus and a bore in equal measure.
      As for popularity - it's an illusion !

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