Yesterday we took a trip down to Nottingham in our new BEV car, to test out how it works on a long journey.
We took our friend Chrissy with us as she fancied a day trip to Warhammer World, so we set out at 6am and picked her up from Newcastle, then went through the Tyne Tunnel to Tim Hortons where the girls insisted on getting breakfast.
It was then a break at Weatherby where we charged up the car to 80%, took a little while as we had to ring Gridserve to get them to reset the charger as it was stuck, which was annoying.
We got to Warhammer World at 11:30 a bit later than planned cause Lindsay missed a junction on the A1 which added 20 minutes to the journey.
On arrival we took a walk round the hall of miniatures, which was a lot of fun, a few new awesome additions since I was last there, not so much in Heresy, but elsewhere there was, including a great Bonereapers display.
We then had lunch, I had a chicken burger and dirty fries, once again, Bugmans makes great food, a little expensive but very nice.
After that we played a game of Gorechosen, which Lindsay won, and then they went to Nottingham city centre, where they visited Bird and Blend, leaving me in Warhammer World to do some shopping and to watch some games being played.
When they picked me up, we went to Woodhall Services, where again we had to ring Gridserve to have them reset the charger, and we got the car back up to 80%.
Because we knew we would need a boost to get Chrissy back to Newcastle and then us home, we stopped at Weatherby again and gave the car a 20 minute charge back up to 80%.
We arrived back at not long after 9pm with about 35 miles range left on the car.
So the journey went well, we spent a total of 1hr 30 minutes waiting for charges, but that could have been cut down if the Gridserve chargers could dual charge (they need a software update to do so) and didn’t need resetting twice.
Though to be honest, having a slightly extended break made the journey feel a bit more relaxed, as in, we just chilled with a cup of tea and chatted shit, it really did feel more pleasant as a way of travelling.
Ideally I would like another 50miles range on the battery, but that’s probably the next car.
Cost of power was roughly 30% of the equivalent cost of petrol, perhaps a bit less, yes we had to stop to charge 3 times, but if Warhammer World had an EV charging point, we may not have needed to make the stop at Woodhall.
I think that right now, the BEV car was the best choice for us and it does lengthen journeys, but lets not beat around the bush, we are big people and I think for the most part the strops and chance to stretch our legs was in fact a real benefit to us.
The Warhound, At Long Last
It’s been some time since I bought the Warhound Scout Titan from Forge World and I am at last going to build it!
I ordered the required tools, this being the list.
- 10mm x 3mm Magnets
- 10” Round Chopping Board
- 3mm Drill Bit
- 3mm Brass Rod
- JB Weld
- 10mm Forstner Bit
- Black Spray Paint
- Masking Tape
- Super Glue
- Leadbelcher Air
- Iron Hands Steel Air
- Runefang Steel Air
- Mournfang Brown Air
- Vallejo Game Air Polished Gold
- Nuln Oil
- Agrax Earthshade
- Paper Plates
- Lollipop Sticks
I have borrowed a clamp from Paul and I am going to start on this project this week, starting with the feet!
The unboxing and washing happened this morning, and I am gonna start the build on stream tonight!
What I am Modelling
Not a lot this week, so much paper work to sort out!
But I did get painted some reinforcements for the Blood Angels I share with Megan. I painted a squad of 8 Assault Intercessors, a Primaris Lieutenant and a Librarian in Phobos Armour.
That all came from Amy Imperium subscription as I already had these models for the Blood Ravens and Ultramarines.
So what’s coming up next week?
- Orruk Weirdnob Shaman
- Death Korps of Krieg Medusa x 2
- T’au Breacher Squad x 10
- Ork Terrain
- Khorne Blood Warriors x 10
- Ork Burna Boyz
- Sicaran Infiltrators x 5
- T’au Fire Warriors x 10
- Ork Nobz x 5
- Orruk Gutrippas x 12
What I Am Reading
Read a little bit more of the Reign of the Devourer, but not as much as I would have liked.
Also listening to Warhawk as an audiobook.
What Tabletop Games I Am Playing
Got a game of Gorechosen in at Warhammer World!
What Video Games I Am Playing
Got a couple of hours in on Horizon Zero Dawn on Thursday.
I am also playing through Kill It With Fire, mostly to grab the achievements.
What I Am Creating
I published the 24th Imperium Battle Report just after midnight on Thursday, missed the Wednesday deadline barely!
What I Am Spending
In addition to the stuff needed for the Warhound, I also grabbed a new pot of plastic glue and a few paints.
I decided to buy Final Fantasy II Pixel Remaster, figure I will one day play through these classics.