Tuesday, 21 April 2015

People Choice Prize

So I won the Peoples Choice Award in the Analogue Hobbies V Painting Challenge for this bit of madness




Yes it's flying carpet wars and no I can't believe it it either. What was a random piece of whimsy seem to really please everyone. Thank you all, maybe I'm not the only lunatic in the world.
So my prize was a 35 euro from Barrage Miniatures (see sidebar), a company I'd not used before. I contacted Alf Barrage and placed an order for an armoured car and some boats. The communications with Alf were great, always trust a man with a Hunter S. Thompson motto on the page. The parcel was despatched the next day and arrived from Spain today. Alf even threw in an extra boat, thank you for that Alf.

The armoured car is a resin Ehrhardt E-V/4 Armoured Car that will look like this when done

Ehrhardt E-V/4 Armoured Car 1:56 (28mm)

but at the moment looks like this


Difficult to tell from an unpainted kit it it looks very promising and will make a cool addition to my VBCW collection.
The best things are the boats, which are really great and were cheap (12 euros each)



I can now launch amphibious operations from 1650 to 1939. In addition to these 3 Alf gave me a free extra boat


Overall I am chuffed with my purchases and the service from Barrage was great.

Right off to get a sou'wester, in the mean time listen to this, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G5vwQuuO52I