Sunday, 30 November 2008

063 Wyvern: To Obscurity and Beyond!

Afternoon, All.

I'll keep this fairly brief: Three things this week. Firstly, a little more progress on the Wyvern variant (or 'MSTTD'). I've mostly finished the bulk of the main paint job - mostly the details to get done now, although I still have to finish the lasgun ports at the end. I've decided to block them off, but if I can find my magnets I may yet have a little fun with that:
You'll note the blue-white-blue flash to complement the other 2/24th light vehicles: IN OTHER NEWS: my old mucker and erstwhile opponent Mike has started his own blog - and admitted his healthy (if misplaced) fear of guardsmen with plasma guns. Check it out: I didn't realise he was so good a painter, so I'm excited to see more of the same! Here's his landspeeder:
AND FINALLY, this Thursday just gone was Thanksgiving - that most American of holidays that we get to celebrate here in the UK thanks to Kate's awesome cooking. We had some mates and colleagues round to our little cottage, and Kate made no fewer than 21 dishes! Wow! Highlights included: (American-style) apple pie, pecan pie, key lime pie, pumpkin pie, homemade stuffing, poor man's brulée*, sweet potato pone and some marvellous biscuits and gravy**. Kate even bought a turkey joint for us meat-eaters - the veggies had a autumnal lasagne. All homemade and simply delicious! Here we are about to tuck in (Drax is at the back, grinning; Kate took the photo):
Hope those of you Stateside had an enjoyable holiday with your nearest and dearest - sadly we don't get time off work over here!

Now go and look at From Obscurus With Love.

- Drax
* Sweetened, mashed sweet potatoes with a marshmallow crust baked on top. Sticky!
** This is an American thing. Their 'biscuits' are like savoury scones that you eat with a thick, rich gravy.


  1. Looks like quite an evening buddy! Great to see the progress on that beast of a tank, it looks better each time I see it.

  2. Thanks, mate.

    Oh, and the magnet thing will work, so I'm pretty excited at the prospect of working on those this week. Yay!

    - Drax

  3. Your conversions are great. Are you by any chance the same Drax who used to post on the Yahoogroups Imperial Guard list?

  4. Jennifer,
    My memory's appalling, so if ever I did post on yahoo groups then I've forgotten...but I've a feeling I didn't.

    And thanks for the kind comment: I happened to check my email whilst at work and it cheered me up!

    Thanks for stopping by,

    - Drax.


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