BRICKHOUSE in da house!

Well I have decided to put Khador away and play with new toys.  And one just came out.  Cygnars new character warjack Brickhouse.

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First think I notice about this jack is the price.  Wow was it ever expensive.  More then I am used to paying for a jack.  I was expecting mid $40’s but it was high $50s.  (In Canada that means more then $70).

Time to dive in!

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The kit is primarily plastic.  A couple small bits, head and legs are metal.  This should make it easier to change that ridiculous stock pose.  Seriously how did that ever make it past marketing?

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Even have a sweet custom base from Secret Weapon for him.

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Lots of flash and bits to clean off.  Doesn’t matter to me so much as I’m a horrible at this hobby.  But if you’re meticulous then you’ll probably spend upwards of 30min cleaning it all up.

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Sometimes you have to balance models to get them to glue just right.  I am very impatient and wish glue would work faster!

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Bam! Trying to get the pose just right.  I probably should have put the head on at this point but I waited until I had both arms on.  That was a mistake.  Ended up almost busting off the Ironman arm trying to get the head on.

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And finally done.  Aside from cleaning off all the flash Brickhouse goes together fairly easy.  As you can see I put the hammer down so he wasn’t so crossing guardish.  Now just have to wait for Greg to get home from vacation so I can get him painted and on the table!

Cheers!

 

OTC 2017, Fun and games!

I always look forward to the Ontario team championship run by my partner in crime, Scott. It’s a great format and lots of fun where you meet a ton of people and play lots of games. It has all the feeling of a convention but only requires a one day commitment!

Dave “Chewie” Gauthier is the embodiment of pro!

The team I played on this year was a mixed bag of good friends who all enjoy playing the game but aren’t necessarily the most competitive, which was great as it was relaxed and full of joking and beer!

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