Monday, 24 October 2016

A Tale of One Gamer...

Well overdue for this one but I didn't want to post again until I had all the models glued together for a photo. In what little time I've had available I have kept myself busy on the Vanguard. I snapped a shot of all the models glued together with the exception of the Alpha. I got the Alpha all painted ready to glue then once I started gluing his arms on I realised I really didn't like the pose it created. So I've decided to find a new pair of arms for him that creates a pose I'm happier with. I also realised after gluing most of the backpacks on that it would be more sensible to have the backpacks off while highlighting the great coats. So with those few exceptions here are the Vanguard fully assembled.


The one at the back right is actually finished for the most part while the rest still have the detailing, highlights and touch-ups to do. I think I'm still a bit behind but I'm pretty sure I will get them all done by the end of the month.

That's all for this post, nice and quick so I can spend more time on painting. I should have an update by next weekend if not by the end of the month. Until then...


Wednesday, 12 October 2016

The Brickman Experience

Well this has taken me a while...

Way back in July Sam and I were in Auckland to see the Cure, y'know these guys:


Well as luck would have it I discovered that Ryan Mcnaught was also in Auckland doing the Brickman Experience Tour. Needless to say I was pretty damn excited about this. Certainly more excited than I was about seeing the Cure...


But those of you who know me well would understand I'm sure. Anyway in defence of Robert Smith and co. the concert was absolutely fantastic and I really am glad I went, but this blog is primarily about geeking and as such this post is about the Lego.

I've been to a few local brick events in Christchurch and Wellington and these are mostly full of Lego enthusiasts displaying their favourite sets or combining a lot of their favourite sets to build a really cool diorama. On the odd occasion there is a custom built model of some sort that really makes you stop and look in admiration. This could be a giant castle or a bust of some famous fictional or historical figure, really it's just something original that you haven't seen in the standard Lego product line. Well this is what Ryan Mcnaught does for a job. He builds sculptures and giant models out of Lego. Don't get me wrong, he's not quite at the level of Nathan Sawaya (if you don't know who that is then for goodness sake please educate yourself) but his models are none the less bloody impressive!

Anyway enough typing, time for some photos. I'm afraid the quality of these shots, or rather lack thereof, do not do the models justice. Hopefully they will at least give you some idea of the scale and complexity of the Brickman's work and how much has gone into them. It was a truly impressive exhibition and if you get the chance to go I would highly recommend it.