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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Saturday, 22 August 2015

Saturday Workbench: Road-Sweeper Day Two

Today has been a right scorcher (by UK standards), so I didn't want to do any work on the road-sweeper until this evening when it had cooled down a bit. But I've made great progress - the vehicle has been fully assembled and I've started adding bodged scrap metal armour to it.

Of course, my workbench is a bit of a mess right now:



Some close-ups of the road-sweeper WIP:




I'll carry on with the build tomorrow as it's rather late now.


My day wasn't entirely wasted by the heat though. I needed to go into central London to pick up some bits and bobs from 4D Model Shop and once that was done thought to myself "Whey not take a look in Hamleys to see what Hotwheels they have". A quick hop on the Tube and I was on Regent Street.

It was a good move - I came away with quite a haul:


Five (five!!!) Flashfire 5-packs*, my eighth Rip Rod, another Lancer Evolution, a Transit, a Pass 'n Gasser and a Corvette CR.7. The last two are the only new ones and I found those in a pound shop on my way into central London. They take my count to 16 new car models, leaving 8 on my allowance.

*That might seem a lot, but gives me 8 each of 5 cars for doing custom paint jobs. Given how rare these seemed to be locally, I decided it made sense to snaffle them up while I had the chance (even though they were a bit more expensive than elsewhere). I can now stop searching for them.


ps - my left thumb is healing nicely :)

9 comments:

  1. I enjoy seeing Workbench Saturday.

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  2. The road sweeper certainly is coming along, but more importantly-you bought more cars!

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  3. The road sweeper is unrecognisable, But does look jolly good fun!

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  4. The road sweeper is awesome Tamsin and just in case anyone was in any doubt you have now have a fully fledged obsession. Hamleys no less!

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  5. I love the road sweeper - it looks like a fun project. Sorry about the heat in England - hopefully September will bring cooler temps

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  6. The road sweeper is looks the business as I'm sure it will be giving someone the business very soon.

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  7. Superb work on that road sweeper, looks very characterful!

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  8. Now that is a roadsweeper to be recond with. Looking forward to the finished model.

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  9. @ Whisk - I'm glad you enjoy reading them. That's one good reason for me to keep them going :)

    @ Anne - thanks and indeed I did. I have a reputation to maintain after all :)

    @ Clint - I *might* have gone a little overboard with the armour plates ;)

    @ Michael A - there were doubts? ;)

    @ Miles - the heat here is nothing compared to some places, but when you aren't used to it it's a pain :)

    @ Robert - thanks. When it's finished, I'm sure you'll like it even more :)

    @ Kieran - cheers! :)

    @ Dannoc - "You don't ever mess with the road-sweeper son." :)

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