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Saturday, April 26, 2014

Welcome and unboxing

Hi All,

It's been busy here with school winding down and activities picking up. I've had a mild reprieve here since we have a night game for my son's flag football team tonight. I hope you all had a Happy Easter, ours was quite pleasant.

First order of business, since I tend to wander in these posts, is to welcome new follower Paul Waechter. I don't see a blog for you Paul. If you have one, or more, please let me know so I can link it here and follow you back. Welcome aboard.*** Paul is another blogger from Down Underer (Sorry, I love Flight of the Conchords) you can find some great painted stuff for Saga and Flames of War at his blog Dog of War.***

Now on to the unboxing. First up are the Undead figures I ordered from Taiwan with excellent service from Always Model. I think I actually ordered through his ebay store.


(I'm getting back int the practice of using the page break to display more posts on the page. Nothing unsafe to follow.)


See. Would I lie?




I promised you better pictures of them so here they are. These fellows are very heavily clothed and armored and so at times do not look particularly skeletal. As Paul of Paul's Bods showed, they can easily be painted up as conventional humans. I think only one of the horse poses would be difficult to use as a live horse.

Next are the Mongol etc forces I ordered from Hobby Bunker to stand in for Mangu in the Talomir Tales campaign.







Aside from them holding my entire order for one thing and then shipping it with the Italeri Mongols as a substitute I really have no complaints. I suppose the lesson learned might be to fire off an email quicker, but  I don't like to hound people.

The flash on the Orion figures, especially the Cumans, is a real shame as they are all nice sculpts. I cut a bunch of these off the sprue and trimmed them up for use in my Talomir battle which will be reported shortly.

We may even get in some more games this weekend. Stay tuned.

13 comments:

  1. Hi Sean, quite an assortment of figures there. I see what you mean about the flash, the manufacturer sure is using up a lot more plastic than they need to!

    You can find my blog at http://reddogofwar.blogspot.co.nz/ Cheers, Paul.

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    1. Hi Red Dog (Paul), yes I think that Orion has gotten their monies worth out of those molds. It would be nice if they would consider freshening them up, rather than flogging bad product. I'll link to you and follow back. It's funny how your friend connect is your real name but your comments are your pseudonym.

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    2. Never let your dog use your computer!

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  2. I noticed all the flash on the pictured Cumans even before I read your comment about it. That will be a real pain to clean off, I think :-( !

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    1. Hi Hugh, yes the two Cumans I did trim were rather difficult. I accidentally sheared off a scabbard and whittled my finger in the process. I came about as close as you can to cutting yourself without drawing blood. Took a few layers of skin off the side of my index finger.

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  3. My word that's an awful lot of plastic goodness you have there, but it looks as if they're going to require a fair bit of cleaning up.

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    1. Hi Michael, yes more for the pile of shame. I'm taking the cleaning of these figures as a sort of zen exercise. I will not pressure myself to finish them on a timeline.

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    1. Thanks Andrew, but there's so much more still to buy :(

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  5. nice haul. Good to see you liked the Always Model service and great haul. I am still undecided if I slow down my 28mm and expand in 20mm if I go medieval/fantasy

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    1. Hi Cedric I did really like the service from Always Model. The shipping is a little expensive, but the service is exceptional. 20mm (1/72) plastic is great way to get into a new era or for that massed battle look. If you have not done so you should check out Kev (http://kevswargamescabin.blogspot.com/) and Loki (http://napoleonicwargamingadventures.blogspot.com/) for an example of 28mm gamers who have done just that for an ancients project.

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    1. Thanks Ray. I need to get back into painting.

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