Monday, 7 December 2009

Spectre Hobbies

I while back, a put a little request on my blog for bike bases. John from Spectre Hobbies (who've recently taken on TerrainForge) drop me a line saying he could help me out and if I was interested in some freebies. One quick check of his website led to a 'hell yes'.

So, fast forward to this morning, feeling a little dodgy, I'd claimed a duvet day and was well buried in snug land when my wife came in 'So, you've bought more models?', 'No' I replied and for once I was being honest. So, I ventured downstairs to find a package, popping it open I found two bike bases and much hobby goodness. Inside was one of John's Elite basing kits and a few other bits.

See, I told you it was full of hobby goodness. There's everything you'll need to base your models in all sorts of different ways. I won't go into a long list of what's in the box, you can find that here. There's static grass, tall grass and flock for all four seasons. All sorts of hard basing materials, from fine gravel, all the way up to large slate and everything in between. The kits comes with some specialist bits, like resin tree stumps, tools, glue, mixing tub, even a selection of bases.

On a slight downside, the kit also comes with modelling water (bit like GW's I think), modelling paste and textured paste. I'm not really sure what these are for or how you use them, so I few instructions might be helpful. Obviously, this is me not the kits fault, I'm sure I'll love them just as much as the rest as soon as I can figure out what you use them for.

Overall, I've got to say that this is an excellent kit, that's very well priced considering the contents. I'd recommend it to all hobbyists whether you're new to the hobby or a long toothed vet, especially if you haven't ventured outside the GW basing range before. John also sent me some Ivy leaves and a pot of dried leaf material which don't come with the kit but make a perfect addition to it.

I can see this kit getting a lot of use in the new year, but in the meantime, I've got two bike bases, so tonight, I'm going to start working on them and my latest conversion madness. Finally, if anyone else would like to send me free stuff to promo on my blog, feel free, I'm happy to accept any sort of hobby stuff as well as cash, beer, cars and dancing girls.


Blitzspear said...

Ohh some nice stuff on there and they have that pro crete putty i've been hearing lots about, may be investing in some of that soon so thanks for the linky and review.

Karitas said...

makes me sad this is a US company, mainly because for the contents / price ratio that's an awesome kit!

40K Noob said...

what does this being made in the US have to do with anything?

Col. Corbane said...

I think he's commenting on the exchange rate mate.

Grizzled Gamer said...

What? Your wife will let you have Dancing Girls???
That is a seriously nice kit. I really the fact it has a variety of basing material, at a serious discount to the tub from you-know-who.
Looking forward to the bike bases!

John Lambshead said...

You expect to get dancing girls for free? Dream on matey. Do you think you are Tiger W or something? :)

Admiral Drax said...

Wait...I know I'm a bit sleep-deprived at the moment...but did you say someone's sending you a dancing tiger?