Product Review

Muse On Minis was vending at the NOVA Open this year, and they had some fancy pants tokens they were pretty proud of.  They offered to give me a set if I wrote a review of them on the site. Overall, I was pretty impressed, but I do have some suggestions / criticisms which you can find in the pro/con lists at the bottom.

Last Wednesday at my LGS, I set out to blight the good blight equipped with a fancy new set of “Dragonspawn” Tokens, a spiffy magnetic spray template and some AOE mats for my Ravagore Scathers.  Local buddy and PG Chris decided to try and show me the error of my blighted ways, and threw down with his Biel Tan Eldar Retribution.  He happened to have some of the new MK3 Muse tokens, too, as well as a set of magnetic objectives for us to mostly ignore.  To make sure this review is as saturated with Muse stuff as possible, we borrowed some rectangular zones from the Advanced Maneuvers crew (who were filming one table over) which were custom made for them by none other than…  you guessed it… Muse on Minis!

Models, check. Tokens, check. War Room, check. Wait, where's my Diet Coke?

Models, check. Tokens, check. War Room, check. Wait, where’s my Diet Coke?

Have I name dropped enough yet?  Yes?  Cool, let’s get on with the pew pew noises and pictures of pretty, pretty tokens by models.

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The lads over at Lost Hemisphere have worked with the same company that produces pins for Privateer Press, and will have a pair of pins for sale at TempleCon! Being the goody-two shoes they are, the proceeds from the sales will help go to charity!

You can read all about it on their recent update, just click the picture of their awesome new pins, below!

Awesome Astrolobe and LH Logo pins!

I’m working on some Plarzoid.com swag as well, but it’s not quite ready to show you yet, give me another week or two.

In the mean time, if you’re planning on attending Templecon, what armies are you bringing and what events are you looking forward to?

Whenever there’s a con, I try and get together with some friends and doa combined bits order.  We get to snag whatever odd things we need to repair models, and we get to order some of the awesome, limited edition models that Privateer Press makes available.

Tis go around, during Warmachine Weekend, I’ll admit that I was upset that the Blighted Bather didn’t make an appearance.  She had sold out before out order was filled during Gen Con in August, ad my group missed out on getting ours.  Those misaligned feelings were quickly disregarded when I saw this beautiful lug:

ThagroshPainter

Not only is he a fun alternate sculpt, but he’s one that gives a nod towards one of the often disregarded (by manufacturers and event organizers) and my favorite part of the wargaming realm: the hobby.  Of course, I ordered one.

So, let’s have a look at what comes in the blister!

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Schnauzerface got his hands on an advanced set of new Vallejo Game Air paints.  He explains in the video that this is a sub-set of the Vallejo Game Color (VGC) line, all re-formulated with finer pigments and thinned down for use in an airbrush.

With 48 paints in the line, and an MSRP (according to The War Store), the entire set will likely retail for $150.

Needless to say, if they’re as magical as Schnauzerface says, I’ll be hoping for a set to appear under the Christmas tree…

Audience Participation

What’s your favorite paint line and why?

If anyone’s familiar with Birchbox or BarkBox or any of the many monthly “surprise” box subscription services, Loot Crate is like the same, but for geeks.  My wife did Birchbox for a long while, and I always enjoyed seeing her go through her box to see what goodies she’d gotten.  I’ve been wanting something like that, but for geekyness, and so I found Loot Crate.  I’ve been following them on the Bookface, waiting for a month’s theme that I’d enjoy.  June’s “Transform” wasn’t really my thing, but July’s “Villains” sounds too cool to ignore.  I used one of their various promo codes to get $3 off, and signed up.

This landed on my desk at work Monday, and Itook a few pictures of what was inside for you!

The Box

The Box

Let’s open it, shall we?

Libby is waiting patiently to find out what's inside!

Libby is waiting patiently to find out what’s inside!

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