Winter blues gripped the office today, so I went out at lunchtime for some relief from the gloom and ended up in Hobbycraft.
Airfix ex-JB kits Hardtop Landrover at £3.99; Saracen APC, 1 tonne Landrover and Bedford Tactical Refueller at £4.79 each. Two Saracens in the bag. Result!
A heads up for FOW gamers. The Omaha Beach, D-Day Airborne, Hammer & Sickle and Villers Bocage books were reduced to just £7.50 each.
Most surprising of all, proudly diplayed on a promotional end were repo old style boxes of Airfix Romans and Ancient Britains at 99p each! £10 and you have two armies for a bit of old fashioned wargaming!Ah the waft of nostalgia... or is that the steak slice from Greggs the Baker.
Modelzone arrived in Aberdeen just before Christmas, so before heading back to the office I thought I'd stop by to check out the Airfix European Ruined Workshop. The new Airfix buildings have useful photos on the back of the box displaying the model from all angles - in this case the workshop is partially destroyed at the rear - nevertheless it looks suitable for any post industrial revolution setting. But before I was tempted to buy it - I found a Hornby OO scale (fully painted and assembled) Compressor House for just £12.99, reduced from around £21. I couldn't not buy it could I, even if it means cuppasoup for the rest of the week.