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Saturday, April 20, 2013

40K-ish views giveaway

Hi All,

For some reason I've been having a hobby block of late which has manifested in not posting as frequently as I'd like. I've noticed that I get a large spike around the days that I post which dries up to my lull amount of hits after about 2 - 3 days. Don't get me wrong, my lull hits are higher than I could have imagined at the start, but I've raised my expectations.

On to the giveaway:

I am in possession of some 1/72 Western figures from BUM that I will never use. Frankly I paid too much for models that I don't like and I'd rather give them to a loving home than try to kid myself that I am happy with them. The main problem with these sets is that there are zero real reviews of them. They fill a niche that is under represented, but they don't really fit the bill.

I have one of these.

I have two of these.

I have one of these.
So as you can see I have one each of sets 0104 and 0105 and two sets of 0101. As you can see I paid about $10 per box but I recall paying almost as much on shipping, not reading ebay carefully bites me every time.

Here are the contents of the boxes.




21mm to top of the head, really?

For me everything is just too small. 21 - 22 mm to the top of the head for the figures is just way too small for me. Especially when the IMEX figures I'm using are at the other end at 25 - 26mm. The buildings seem undersized even for the small figures. To me they seem more like 1/87 scale. I'm no expert but some of the figures are taller than the doors of the buildings. To me that is no bueno.

So as you can see I was really disappointed. A missed opportunity here by BUM.

That being said I think that there are those of you out there that won't be put off and will do a great job of painting or using these sets.

So for 1/72 aficionados I will hold a prize draw for these.

It would be nice if you were a follower of the blog, but just leave a comment that you are interested and I'll put your name into a hat. I'll give it until Tuesday morning my time and then select a winner. Then I'll post the lot off to you.

I'm not sure whether to cross post this on benno's as I feel like a lurker there rather than a full member. But if you are a member there and think that the forum members might like to know you can tell me that as well.

Have a great weekend.

21 comments:

  1. Good luck Sean, I won't enter as I don't paint 20mm any more and hope they go to a good home.

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  2. I'll throw my name in the hat! Shamefully I'm not a follower, but then it was the word 'giveaway' in the Angry Lurker's blog list that brought me here! I will be a follower by the time you read this though...humm, probably could have bluffed it!

    Hugh

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    1. Thanks Hugh, it's all good. You are entered.

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  3. They are rather small, shame you can't use them.

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    1. I could probably use them but I just have other stuff I'd rather paint. Life's too short to mess about with figures you're not happy with.

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  4. Put me down for this as I'm getting into Western in a big way right now. Did you get the Samurai I mailed you?

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    1. Cool Anne, you're in. I did get them and I apologize for my manners. I thought I had mentioned it to you. Thanks again.

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  5. What a shame. Could have been such useful sets. Good luck with the giveaway Sean.

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    1. Yes Rodger, I was first very excited and then disappointed that it didn't match at all with my other sets. I thought at least I could use the buidings but they are just too small for my needs.

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  6. Very cool of you to give these away. I don't need them so don't add me to the drawing I just wanted to show my support and tell you I can sympathize with the hobby block.

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    1. Thanks Dan. I've benefited from others giving me stuff so I thought it would be good karma to do the same.

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  7. That last lot of figures look like knock-offs of ones from the Airfix Wagon Train set, which may explain their small stature.

    Anyway, put me down for the draw, please.

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    1. You're in Kaptain. Could be. Bum has some pretty oddball sets and figures, who knows where they come from.

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  8. ooh, count me in Sean. I'm not really into the period, but it looks like they'll convert rather nicely into 17th-19th century civilians (and paint up nicely if not!)

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    1. You're in Tim. I'm not really good at conversions but that is a good idea.

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  9. Bum Old west buildings? Please count me in! I have some already and these would go well with them - Congrats on hitting the 40K mark!

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    1. Thanks Brian, you're in. You were one of the people I thought of when I came up with this idea.

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  10. To those who are wondering - they (the figures) are all copies of Airfix, and were first issued by a company called Montaplex in the 1970's as Kiosk 'sobres' which translates as Surprises, like our 'lucky-bags' but without the sweets or candies.

    Hugh

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    1. Thanks for the info Hugh. I'm pretty ignorant of the history of this scale.

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