So, at Salute I bought some small MDF kits from Crooked Dice. Last I looked these guys were a small UK company doing just a few miniatures for their 7TV game. They seem to have expanded somewhat… Lots of very nice new toys to look at and a few I could not miss the opportunity to own. That day I came home with three of their little 1970’s computer kits.
The first got made up recently as a bit of a test build. None of these come with any instructions and one I couldn’t even find a photo of on their website. They are however quite easy to build but are again slightly tricky as most parts need painting before building. The backs of the dials for example are on a part that sticks to the inside edge of the top panel. I painted this separately then found I needed to glue it in via the opening at the base. Very badly planned by me…
Some great details are included and the nostalgia was palpable when I finished. This close up shows the detail included but also my painting imperfections.
Luckily its going to be seen at this range for the most part. Now we actually have a computer to hack when playing Rogue Stars (as long as the team remembered to bring along a reel to reel tape deck and a couple of aux cables).