dinsdag 28 oktober 2014

Selling some old Collector stuff.

As some of my friends know, I've been a wargamer for well over 30 years. And as most wargamers, I have collected a huge pile of wargaming stuff. While checking what I have lying around for years, I bumped into a hidden treasure.
Two boxes of 15mm Citadel Traveller miniatures. Each contains 20 figures, extremely well sculpted for the age they have! Being early 80's something, and being boxed for the most time of their life, the poor boys.
As I never play SF games anymore, they have to go.

As you can see, unpainted, except for a little bit of colour on 4 figs in the Military box.

But wait, the real treasure is another boxed set.
I unearthed a box with a Ral Partha Elf Chariot (code 02-020) sculpted by the very talented Mr Tom Meier. It is a so called real 25mm, being early 80's. I've checked ebay and found one sold last august for £59.90. And it was damaged!
As you can see below, mine is in perfect and unpainted condition.

As I will never get it painted, it also has to go.
All will be sold at Crisis in Antwerp next weekend, or someone should contact me before next friday, wanting to buy it from me.

I also have a large box full of left-overs from different units and armies, who were lying around in several different boxes. It is over 2 kg of lead...

It is also a method of lowering the Lead Mountain (capitals...), and generate cash for ...more lead!
Am I a wargamer or what!

zondag 26 oktober 2014

Let the beast go!

I have neglected my blog for some time, but hey, I'm back now! I promised a fantasy update, so here it is. Pictures of my latest painted miniatures. 
As you can see, I painted a big rhino, crewed with some barbarians. It is a great model, originaly sculpted by the highly talented Mr Copplestone. Or at least I think he did. I bought this beauty from Mirliton, in Italy, but I believe it was first sold under Grenadier, probably late 80's or early 90's. It is probably the largest model I have ever painted, and most certainly the heaviest. It weights just under 1 kilo!
Here are more pictures. All pictures are clickable, for bigger size.

Except the big beastie, I also have aquired a small but nice unit of barbarians on foot. As it is fantasy, the weapons are extremely big. As they should be!
Also sculpts from Mr. Copplestone.

Especialy the giant has lots of details. I don't think the picture does justice to him.

On top of that, I also painted the last plastic Gallic warriors I had. Only twelve of them, but now I can turn the 36 men unit into two 24 men units.
Most of them are Wargames Factory, with a few Warlord models. I didn't had enough heads for the Warlords, but had lots of spares from WF. They did not fit properly, so I filed off the neck joints, and now it is hard to see what I've done.

I now have 120 Gallic foot warriors and 3 chariots. Time for some cavalry maybe?

Next saturday is also Crisis weekend in Antwerp.
If you'v never heard if it, check http://www.tsoa.be/crisis_general.html
See you there?