Friday, 21 August 2009
Things conspired to make it happen today... I headed out to Birmingham to do some shopping but as soon as I left the house a cold rain shower sprang out of nowhere so I decided to go to the local indoor shopping mall instead. After all this would allow me to visit Halfords and book an appointment to have a car stereo fitted (as the existing CD player seems to struggle with any road surface that isn't mirror smooth and I'm desperate to regain the space in the tiny boot that is taken up by a gargantuan 10-CD changer).
As it happens Halfords could fit the stereo there and then so I had a hour to kill. And there's a Games Workshop around the corner. And so I ended up pre-ordering Space Hulk, spending nearly £60 on something I'll get in a couple of weeks.
Based purely on the photographs online I can honestly say that having grown up with Citadel Miniatures since the early 1980s these are the best figures I've ever seen the Workshop come out with.
Absolutely f'ing gorgeous. Puts the Black Reach Terminators to shame. I suppose that this the first time that GW/Citadel have released figures that are designed "in game world" - taking advantage of the limited scope of the game (inside a Hulk) to make sure each model is a tiny, one-man diorama.
Workshop - I love you once again.