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Film & TV / Re: New Rogue Trooper Film!!
« on: 15 July, 2018, 10:39:24 pm »
Yes yes yes YEEEEEESSSSS!!!

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 15 July, 2018, 10:38:34 pm »
Mass Effect Andromeda - quite different to ME and ME2, but I’m enjoying it! I really like the whole ‘space, the final frontier’ vibe. I don’t get why the reviews are so bad?

Picked it up for a fiver from PS4 Store - bargain, if you ask me.

Film & TV / Re: Star Wars Episode VIII: The Last Jedi
« on: 06 July, 2018, 03:07:13 pm »
A Star Wars story:  The Snoke Years! Working title - How I Learned to Love Wearing a Dressing Gown Everywhere.

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 04 July, 2018, 07:07:44 pm »
Rebellion’s ‘Zombie Army Trilogy’ was going for £9 on PS4 store the other night. I noticed it had 3D comparability! It turns out it’s one of only a handful of PS4 games that do. It was an instabuy for me. The 3D is great, and the game is a lot of fun!

Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« on: 15 June, 2018, 01:20:15 pm »

It definitely is a fun film!

I actually thought Clarke upped her game for this film, compared to her very wooden performances in GoT.

Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« on: 13 June, 2018, 10:28:24 am »
It's £4 in Cineworld Cardiff currently, or £5 for Superscreen.  They had to drop their prices from about £9 a pop,  as all their business was being stolen by Premier just around the corner, who also charge £4.

Sadly, this price drop wasn't around when Dredd screened.  I had to join the £17 a month thing, but it all worked out ok, after seeing Dredd about 15 times there.

Anyway, I digress.  I loved Solo.  I loved it even more for £4 per showing.  I've seen it three times now, and still very much enjoy it.  A sci-fi heist movie with robots, lasers, spaceships, explosions, and a hint of Star Wars.  What's not to like?

Film & TV / Re: Han Solo: A Star Wars Story (2018)
« on: 02 June, 2018, 10:45:39 am »
I don’t get the hate for the droid! I thought it was a cool character, and worked well with the general feel of the film. I maybe would have liked to have seen more, but it was worth it just for the robot freedom scene in Kessel. Lando’s reaction when it was blown to bits had more pathos than when Han shot Woody later on.

Spoliers added to protect those who've not seen it...

Events / Re: Lawgiver MK4
« on: 02 June, 2018, 10:08:41 am »
Su has posted the email from Rebellion on the rebranded FB page, which discusses why any Dredd related events will need to be strictly licensed from here on in. Having read it I now understand much better why they have made that move, and feel two things:

a) it seems fair and
b) super excited, as it seems major plans are afoot for the world of Dredd!

What a great time to be a fan!  :)

Events / Re: Lawgiver MK4
« on: 31 May, 2018, 11:31:14 am »

Rackle and I turned up about the time you were on the home stretch of laying out the Citadel (?) figures, but we returned later to look at the complete display.  Rackle says "It was nice to see Sensitive Klegg in the flesh"

Cheers, glad you enjoyed!  SK remains my favourite of all the models I made, but some seemed to like Werewolf Dredd too, and I know at least one person would have loved their own Don Uggie!

Later in the afternoon I was able to stand next to it and chat to folk about all the models and contributions.  In particular I loved showing the Globular Rad-Sleet simulator in action!  I think I need to think of adding other moving elements to future models, as shaking up that globe really brought the scene to life.  At least one person asked where I had bought it, and raised an eyebrow when I said I made it!   :D

Richards miniatures caused all kinds of nostalgia for the tabletop gaming of our youth, and Sarah Lea's steampunk Lawgiver garnered admiration from all!

For those of you who didn't get to LawgIVer, I've got a 'very' limited number of the Zarjaz programmes from the gig.

If anyone out there wants one, then they will be free with orders as long as you let me know you want one.

I recommend you get in there fast folks!  Mike Collins did a superb cover, and the content is very enjoyable indeed!  Kudos to all at Zarjaz for doing this!

On a final note, here's a great video summary of the event (my cabinets get a quick mention too - wahey! :D )


Events / Re: Lawgiver MK4
« on: 30 May, 2018, 02:05:44 pm »
What I saw was a bunch of sellers selling official merchandise, or original pages from the comic, or licensed stuff from the likes of Planet Replicas. 

I even saw people selling stuff that bore no relation to 2000AD (such as the bookstall), but were licensed goods nonetheless.

Even the tombola was to win all fully licensed and already paid for items.

There were some Lawgiver tees on sale, the profits from which got ploughed straight into next year's event, where more licensed stuff can be sold - such as more Planet Replicas gear.

I also saw a lot of eager fans showing off their homemade costumes of the 2000AD universe, surrounded by a bunch of great artists all there to sign the hundreds of already bought and paid for copies of licensed graphic novels and comics.  I got two copies of 2000AD signed myself, and got lots of awesome sketches that I didn't pay a penny for.

I also got to display my own models from the 2000AD universe, brought to the convention under my own steam at my own expense, none of which were for sale.  That was the same for everyone else who contributed to my exhibit.

It was an absolute joy from start to finish.

Events / Re: Lawgiver MK4
« on: 30 May, 2018, 11:29:06 am »

The worst thing I could say about the con was that the artist room was pretty stuffy, although nowhere near the hottest I've been to.

Burdis and I were in there sweating while queuing after midday.  Burdis said something like 'You'd think they'd sort the air con in here' to which I replied 'Isn't that the switch over there?'.  One flick of Burdis's finger later, and the room miraculously became a lot cooler.  Who'd a thunk it?    :D

Anyway, epic con, totally bloody loved it - really annoyed Rebellion have given it the red card in it's current form.  It's almost as if they don't want fans of their IP to get together and celebrate it.

I reckon the next version should be called 'Super Armoured Future Cop' or somesuch.

That aside, I did my first ever exhibit of anything ever - a mix of my models and contributions I'd managed to round up from others in the weeks leading up to it.  I was very pleased that my grubby cabinets filled with random tat seem to garner such praise.  Thanks to anyone who swung by and had a look!

I think the highlight for me was Glenn Fabry's panel, when he described what happened when he and that Dominic Whatsisface from Preacher appeared at the same con in the US.  It was hilarious.  You had to be there. 

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 25 May, 2018, 02:59:24 pm »
Top it with a 4-cred Freezy-whip

No way dude, those things are just way too dangerous!

Events / Re: Lawgiver MK4
« on: 25 May, 2018, 02:56:03 pm »
See you there folks.  No Judge Pal this time (too fat), but hoping to display a couple of my models.

General / Re: Space Spinner 2000AD
« on: 23 May, 2018, 11:17:39 pm »
Hahahaha!! 100th episode - brilliant! Well done both. You both sounded totally wrecked.  :lol:

I have to admit to skipping an episode to get to 100, so now I’m going to hit reverse and check out the awesome Eammon on your show.  :D

Film & TV / Re: That gum you like is going to come back in style -
« on: 19 April, 2018, 07:18:37 pm »
Did anyone else think that the segment of the episode that showed the bomb testing and Bob arriving in the ensuing atomic chaos was just like an extended version of the stargate from the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey?

Not sure if it was a homage, rip-off, or what, but it just felt a bit jarring for me. 

However, the phrase 'Got a light?' will now forever send chills down my spine.

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