Welcome to part 2 of my desert island models (link to part 1), my continuing rundown of the 8 models I would take with me if I was marooned on a desert island.
1:3000 Navwar HMS Repulse
HMS Repulse is my favorite of all the Navwar 1:3000 scale WW2 ships I've been painting recently, I think its the shape of the prow that really does it for me. These have been a joy to paint and to game with I've really enjoyed doing something so different to my normal 28mm (or even 1:72 scale) figures. It's also raised my interest in reading about WW2 history (a period I've been lax on until now). Normally I've bought historical figures for a period I've already been interested in, its been quite nice for it to be the other way round.
Warhammer Quest Dwarf
Space Hulk Dead Terminator on Throne
This is just so cool, all the terminators from the 3rd limited edition of Space Hulk were excellent, but this just clinches it for me. What is also somehow good is that this model serves no real purpose apart from looking cool. In the game you have to get to this guy and recover the chalaice at his feet, gamewise the chalaice is what's important and this guy could have easily been left out, but I'm glad they included him. The 20th anniversary edition of Space Hulk demonstrates to me everything that is wonderful about GW products and reminds me that they can do things right when they can be bothered. The models, gameplay and production values were all fantastic and I think the price was reasonable as well.
My book would be Lord of the Rings (unoriganal I know) and my luxury item would be my acoustic guitar. So what if I could only take one of my 8 choices? well it would have to be the Zulu war British infantry, they really were that important to my hobby developement.