This week I had some Star Wars legion figures to finish for Craig, but I did manage to get some test figures painted for the English Civil War project.
At the same time I thought I'd do a test paint on my 1914/15 German and Russian WWI figures. This is an expansion of my initial Trench Hammer armies so that I could have some cavalry take part in the battles. Like the other WWI, these are in a glossy, traditional toy soldier style.
And I painted the Hulk for Marvel Crisis Protocol.
After my last post about the Napoleonic Epics plan, I have had a week of difficulty actually ordering them. The French are unavailable in NZ and shipping from the UK proved prohibitive. Even with the cheaper shelf price, 80-90 pounds for shipping was getting ridiculous. Eventually Dave from Caliver Books came to the rescue, and so I have the French and British starter sets on their way from the UK, minus the buildings, the boxes and a rulebook, to reduce weight and allow them to be sent Royal Mail. Thanks Dave.
The Prussians, which were not going to be part of the initial plan were available from Game Centre in Hamilton for $165 NZD. I couldn't resist, and now the Prussians are also on their way.
With the core sets now purchased, I'm thinking about my strategy when they arrive. At first I thought I might keep them on the sprue for undercoating and painting, but then there would be no playing with them for a few years! So my new plan is to assemble them and play games with them in their original blue, red and black states, painting up a unit at a time. It might seem more like board gaming for a while, but so be it.
All look superb Nate, but you have nailed the ECW test, spot on!ReplyDelete
Cheers Michael. I'm pretty happy with the result. Looking forward to seeing the whole unit completed.Delete
The ECW figures look lovely… as do your shiny WW1.ReplyDelete
The Hulk certainly looks angry 😁
All the best. Aly
Thanks Aly. Yes, I haven't played a game with the Hulk yet - it will be interesting to see how angry he gets.Delete
Nice work on the ECW and Hulk, Nate. I assume you are aware, but a lot of the Epic stuff is also available from Mighty Ape and possibly the Kapiti shop too?ReplyDelete
Thanks Keith. Yes, but MA don't have the French, and to be honest, they are more expensive than paying for postage from the UK! Scott from Kapiti doesn't seem to have any in stock at the moment.Delete