Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Life is boxes.

Just a little under three weeks left before I move and the boxes are already piling up everywhere. I was planning on leaving out my models to attend one last Fantasy tournament here in town but it takes place the week after I leave. Crud.

The current stack of packed boxes waiting for moving day to arrive.

So I started packing up my models, first with my Vampire Counts army. I wasn't able to purchase foam carrying trays for the infantry like I would have liked, but I did find a system that seems to work. First I placed all of the plastic ranked infantry in the bottom of a box, on their magnetic movement trays, leaving plenty of space on the edges of the box. Then I put a whole bunch of shredded paper down on top and around the models. After a couple layers of this I gave it a shake and nothing moved!

A thin piece of cardboard on top of the shredded paper and I began with the second layer of models. So far it seems to be working well. It will be a big mess, and a pain to clean up once I unpack them, but I think the mess is worth it. I would hate for all my models to end up broken or busted on the trip.

The only thing I have yet to pack is my Ogre army as I plan on moving them in my metal toolbox/transport case instead of in a box. I am also working on finishing up another unit of Gnoblar Fighters, some objective markers, and touching up my recently finished Gorger (who fell and broke). I need to get as much of this done as possible before the move - not sure how much time I will have in March to paint before Adepticon (which I plan to attend).

Blah blah ... boring life stuff. Who reads this blog for that anyway? How about a beer review?

Flying Dog Brewery - Tire Bite Golden Ale

Beer Type: Kölsch

Appearance: 12 oz. brown bottle with sketched cartoony dog thing on the green label. Beer poured a light golden color with a thick off-white fizzy head that quickly faded.

Smell: Not a lot of aroma, just a hint of sweetness and some floral hoppy notes.

First Drink: Pretty standard stuff, almost like Miller High Life but with a bit of hoppy bite.

Mouthfeel: A bit flat and crisp, maybe a little watery?

Last Drink: More sweetness and a nice end note of hops but there isn't a lot going on here.

Drinkability: Very basic and easy to drink but not mind blowing.

Notes: If I am honest I would rather be drinking a Lone Star. It would cost a lot less too.

Verdict: 3 out of 5. Take your classic "crappy" beer like PBR, High Life, etc and add some more sweetness and hops and this is what you get.

Links: Beer Advocate and Flying Dog Brewery.


Dezartfox said...

Moving is baad. I've moved too many times, especially now I'm at university and have to move out each year.
Makes me realise how many models I get in a year..

Randroid said...

This is the first time I have had a big move with lots of small, fragile, plastic and pewter things. So far I am not loving it.

Any tips from your experience?

Ben said...

Best of luck with the move. Seems like a good system that you have going on for moving that many models!