Unboxing


Returning Japanese

It's been a while since my last post. Sorry about that, but those of you who follow me on Twitter will know that, at the beginning of July, I spent the better part of two weeks in Japan. What does this have to do with wargaming? Not much, but more than you think.Japan has basically no domestic wargaming industry. Board games, trading card games and even traditional pen and roleplaying is popular, but Japan doesn't really produce any wargames of its own.That said, model kits are extremely popular and very widely available. Most notably, the huge range of kits based on the various Gundam anime series. My brother and I stopped in at Gundam Base on the Island of Odaiba in Tokyo Bay. For enthusiasts of the Gunpla hobby (a portmanteau of Gundam and Play) this was like Warhammer World.There were huge displays of custom built kitsAn exhibition about Gundam kit manufacture including a model of the factory that produces them.Areas for building and painting workshops, including competition winners.And an enormous shop s

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Greg opens the old box #2 - Durthu The Treeman

Welcome! Today, I will show you another old box and it will be Durthu The Treeman model all metal, maybe the box will not have as much climate as its predecessor, which I showed earlier It was Asarnil The Dragon Lord but in the box I found two nice instructions with which I have never met before. I invite you.Witajcie! Dziś pokaże kolejne stare pudełko a będzie nim Durthu The Treeman model cały metalowy, może pudełko nie będzie miało w sobie tyle klimatu co jego poprzednik który pokazywałem wcześniej czyli Asarnil The Dragon Lord ale w pudełku znalazłem dwie fajne instrukcje z którymi nigdy wcześniej się nie spotkałem. Zapraszam.So that's how it looks see for yourself and write what are your feelings for me, old models have always been something special and finding such cool additions it immediately occurred to me to share these with you. After analysis, I find that the model is complete and you can see it and compare it in the picture below.Więc tak to wszystko wygląda

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RX-78-2 Gundam Ver.3.0 Master Grade - Bandai 1/100 Scale Model Kit [Unboxing and Pre-Assembly Review]

Being the sentimental fool that I am, there was perhaps only one choice of model kit to kickstart my journey into Gunpla, the hobby of assembling and painting Gundam models. Be that as it may, there were still many versions of the iconic RX-78-2 Gundam to choose from, seeing that it was arguably the most widely represented mecha in Bandai's model kit product line. After a fair bit of research, I

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Villagers Unboxing and First Impressions

My Villagers Kickstarter pledge arrived the other day, I must say I'm pretty impressed.Everything fits nicely in the box, although it seems half empty I realised the space is for those who got the wooden coins, so it's nice that it should all fit in the main box!   Contents:Coins - plenty of card coins to punch, nice and thick and they feel good quality. Good job there's that spare section of box to store them in.Rules - nicely illustrated but look more complicated than it turns out they are!Cards - The cards are nicely illustrated and I like that there are dividers to help organise them, clear icons as to what goes where, and hint cards with reminders of what can be done in each phase.Kickstarter expansions - a mysterious box!The KS box contains a wooden First Player token (to replace/supplement the card in the main deck) and cards, tokens, and dividers for four expansions. I'm leaving them boxed until I get the main game learnt, but it looks again like they fit in the main box with the other

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Hellboy – The Board Game

Along with about eleven thousand other people, I backed Mantic Games Hellboy The Board Game on Kickstarter. Without further ado, let’s pop open this huge box and see what’s inside. The Box Opening the huge [...] The post Hellboy – The Board Game appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Unboxing Red Alert from PSC Games UK

Ok, I don't have fancy tech to do one of those video unboxings that are all rage on You Tube so if you can bear with me the following pics show the contents of the new game from PSC Games UK - Red Alert.As the front of the box discloses this is a game designed by Richard Borg, the man behind the Commands & Colors (to give it it's American spelling) series of games and this is his latest creation with Space Ships. Yippee!!This is a big heavy box!As can be seen from the bottom of the box there is a fair amount of kit in it.Off with the box lid and what's inside?A 44 page rule book.The rule book is in full colour, fully illustrated with 32 pages of rules and the remaining pages being some fluff and 10 scenarios to play through. Not had a complete read through it yet but it seems well laid out, full explanation of the various tokens used in the game, terrain effects,  unit organisation etc.2 double sided unit summary sheetsThese summary sheets set out the points values of the ship type, number of models

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Star Wars Scout Trooper & Speeder Bike - Bandai 1/12 Scale Model Kit [Unboxing and Pre-Assembly Review]

Each Star Wars movie in the original trilogy had its own wow moments, especially to first my highly impressionable five, next eight and then 11-year-old eyes. In 1983 Return of the Jedi (RotJ) actually had two of such moments. And no, the Ewoks wasn't one of them. First impressive bit from RotJ was the Imperial AT-ST (All Terrain Scout Transport) Walker which I completed last year. Another is

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Greg opens the old box - Asarnil The Dragon Lord

Welcome! I recently got such a beautiful model to order in a nice old box and so I thought I would move you to the times when GW was selling such delicacies so I invite you today for my first opening of the old box and in it we will see if the model is whole, healthy and most importantly complete.Witajcie! Otrzymałem o to taki piękny model ostatnio na zamówienie w ładnym starym pudełku i tak pomyślałem ze przeniosę was w czasy kiedy GW sprzedawało takie rarytasy więc zapraszam dziś na moje pierwsze otwieranie starego pudełka a w nim zobaczymy czy model jest cały, zdrowy a co najważniejsze kompletny. The box after extraction shows the beautiful and atmospheric illustrations of the war, we will also find what paints we should use to paint the model :). After opening the box I was a little surprised by the plastic dragon because I had the impression that until the end of the nineties all the dragons were metal only the wings were plastic and here it turned out differently and only Asarnil is

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Star Wars First Order Stormtrooper - Bandai 1/12 Scale Model Kit [Unboxing and Pre-Assembly Review]

With three projects on my plate including a recent unboxing of the VW Beetle, I wasn't looking to add to the worktable let alone do another unboxing so soon. But with all said projects being long term ones, I just felt the need for a quick pick-me-up project that didn't require too much thought in the execution of its assembly and painting process. Cue entry of the Bandai Star Wars 1/12 scale

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Resident Evil 2 Kickstarter Arrives

Resident Evil 2 which was kickstarted by Steamforged Games has, after a brief delay, started arriving. We have already recorded our unboxing video but have SFG done a good enough job with their second big [...] The post Resident Evil 2 Kickstarter Arrives appeared first on Tabletop Games UK.

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Tamiya 1/24 Scale Volkswagen 1300 Beetle, 1966 Model [Unboxing & Pre-Assembly Review]

My earliest memory of a car ride was that of a hot, sunny day and how much havoc it was wrecking on my five-year-old tushy. For you see, my cousins and I had been bundled onto the PVC-covered backseat of a Volkswagen Beetle. So there we were, bouncing up and down, trying hard to minimize contact with the uncomfortably warm plastic seats as my aunt's beige-colored Beetle pulled slowly away from

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Kings of War: Vanguard Unboxing (from Kickstarter)

A bit delayed, as I've had this in my hands for some time and I've already seen these in the shop.  But for anyone interested, I figured I'd show a bit about the game and the components.  This is going to be part one of covering what was included, and I don't expect I will need more than a second article.The rulebook has a nice look.Came with a nice marker to identify me as a Kickstarter backer.  How nice!  The rules themselves seem pretty straightforward at first glance- you generate Power at the start of the turn in order to power special abilities, then take turns activating models for movement, combat, and the like.  There's an included campaign system that looks interesting.  Looks like it will be quick, and a lot of fun!  The challenge, of course, will be finding people to play against.Other components included: A BUNCH of cards, for the various units in the game.  Many are for included models, some are for models not included (nor in the rulebook at the mome

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