Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Class reading

More adaptations of novels by Class creator Patrick Ness, with Daisy Ridley and Tom Holland looking to star in Chaos Walking.

Monday, 28 November 2016

The Size Of The Miniatures

Thanks to vanvlak on Lead Adventure, a size comparison of the Warlord Games aliens with some humanoids from other companies.

Perry, Silence, Infinity, Judoon, Foundry, Zygon, GW

They look a fair size to me. I would like to see how the Doctors and companions match up too...

Monday, 14 November 2016

Sir Frederick Banting

A Google Doodle for the 125th birthday of Sir Frederick Banting, discoverer of insulin, and so it’s also World Diabetes Day.

Friday, 4 November 2016

Dalek miniatures for Time Vortex

The plastic Daleks for Time Vortex, the Miniatures Game, previewed here.

Hm. Well, they look like nice Time War era Daleks. And snap together is handier than needing glue, and the eyestalk attached to the base should be stronger than one attached to the head. But compared to the 80s Citadel four-part versions who had separate heads (and a choice of plunger or claw) making a multi-part figure with no posing options seems like a step back, and the separate eyestalk means moving the head around would involve cutting all three parts.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016

BBC TV is 80 years old

The first day of BBC television was November 2nd 1936.

It took over a year for something SF-y to be made, but there were a few things before Quatermass hit in 1953. Stranger From Space, Number Three, Time Slip, The Lost Planet...