Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Another Hasslefree figure, this time the multipart Nain fantasy dwarf. The axe and hammer handle are very fine and I'm wondering how they'll hold up with use.

Hasslefree Miniatures

I've long admired these figures from a small English outfit but have never had the impetus to acquire some. I picked up a couple of these miniatures from the bargain bin at Mind Games in Melbourne a few weeks ago. The sculpting is excellent and coming from an accomplished sculptor like Kev rather than someone who is just learning how to do things even these early efforts (from 2005) are just beautiful. Possibly the only concern would be how they would fit in with my other hordes of miniatures.

"Krags" a Grymn or space dwarf next to mini me and a couple of Games Workshop Dwarves, one of who is the now long OOP squat guild biker.

The miniatures are 28mm in size and are much finer in appearance rather than the exaggerated heroic features of the GW style figures. Anatomically they seem spot on without the "big head" appearance of many miniatures.

"Krags", the photo doesn't do justice to the detail on this figure.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

Breaking Stuff

RANT : What is it with people breaking bottles in childrens playgrounds. They really make me wonder.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

I took a run down to Mt Clay in Victoria on Sunday for the Portland MTB club race. Wasn't able to race because of time constraints. They had a fantastic day for it and what seemed like a good club turnout. The new uniforms looked pretty neat. Nice and dry but not powdery conditions. Unfortunately I didn't have a chance to pick the best spot for photos just rode around till I found some likely spots.

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Wax Lip and Pink Finger Orchids

Couple of terrestrial orchids out in flower at Mt Clay.

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