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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.

3 comments:

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!