Unfortunately, as the tracks and shields haven't arrived yet, I can't progress past putting the guns together. As I'm away for a couple of weeks, it'll be late July/ early August until I get to finish the beasts.
I have enough male pith helmet heads to be able to convert most of the crew but the replace ment heads for the female crew ill be arriving with the tracks order.
On a plus point the Bones material is soft enough to cut through easily so head swaps aren't an issue.
As per the title, I just had to unpack a BFG and have a little play.
The kit is an absolute dream. With everything pre-cut from the sprue and nattily laid out in the box, it is so easy to put together.
I haven't glued the wheels and undercarriage together as I'm awaiting some tracks and a gun shield but, as a positive, I'll have plenty of wheels left over for some conversions.
The gun is made from hard plastic. The crew, however, are made of the Bones material which, to me, feels a little weird. It is very soft and fairly bendy. Again, there is a positive. The heads are easy to remove to add the pith helmets (so sue me, it's a Praetorian blog).
No issues with the female crew as some of Victoria's female pith helmet heads are on the way with the tracks.
They have finally arrived, coincidentally when I had arranged an extended weekend.
Isn't modern technology frustrating when you can live track your delivery van and you are number 134 on the delivery list meaning your time slot is 1630 - 1730 but the van is only half a mile away delivering number 15. First world problems eh!
Nevertheless, they are now mine and with the order made with Victoria Miniatures for the alternative tracks and gun shield (x3), it'll be a happy August when I finally get the time to put them together.
As some lucky types on the North American continent have already got their hands on the guns, Victoria Miniatures have released the first of the add ons and alternatives for the set as well as resin versions of the Bones crew.
A Stompa for £40. That was bought and placed in the back of a car within 10 minutes of getting in the venue.
It's not perfect. The original owner has left a fair few gaps that will need filling but the box came with most of the parts still on their sprues.
The one addition I have made however is the presence of a large lump of green stuff on the head for a beret. The Stompa will be providing heavy support for my Blood Axe boys. I've used the Blood Axe symbol from the Nobs kit to add a beret badge.
I think to save time, this one will be painted with sprays and the use of large amounts of blue tac for a camouflage pattern.