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Monday, August 31, 2015

Half Price Books Score!

Hi All,

Although the Warhammer selection at my local Half Price Books is starting to get a little picked over, I came away with what I thought was a pretty big score on Sunday afternoon.


Ancient battles seemed like too good a deal to pass up. As you know I like the "Midhammer" army books for fluff and painting ideas. The Bretonnia book was a little worse for wear. I almost passed up the figures, a cursory look at ebay on my phone couldn't find these particular models, but $25 and $17 respectively didn't seem too bad. I bought them because I have passed things up too many times. Who knows, it's easy to have regrets either way.

I've been buying up a bunch of stuff and looking at ways to get into 4DKay, or should that be 4Decay? I found this list of non GW figure suppliers on Dakka Dakka. The Warzone Plastics at Prince August here look like a good way to get a lot of troops on the table. The Mad Puppet Scavengers here are a tad pricey, but look like they'd mesh well with the Oldhammer 2015 figure. And I got lost on the Pig Iron site. That's not including Reaper and Hassle Free. I think my head is going to explode.

I've been cleaning up and basing a  bunch of 20mm and few 28mm stuff. I'll try to put up some progress pics in the next few days, but may save it for Paint Table Saturday.

A quick look at the stats before writing showed a big spike in page views from Ukraine. Seems odd with the news coming from there today. Maybe people are trying to distract themselves with pictures of Princess Leia.

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    1. Thanks Rodger, I guess it pays to look sometimes.

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  2. Very cool! The one here had a few boxes of Da Vinci model kits, including an organ gun. I hesitated as wasn't sure of the scale - looked larger than 28mm from the box.

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    1. Hi Dean. Yeah it's always tough when you can't actually see the models and are not familiar with them.

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  3. Nice pickup matey - glad for you!

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  4. I'm always pleased to see other people's bargains - nice finds!

    The spike in views from Ukraine could be a rogue search engine or some other form of automated visits rather than anything with a human behind it, perhaps?

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    1. Thanks Hugh, I find that usually I'm paying top dollar for things. The hits I get from Russia and the Ukraine are almost certainly bots of some kind. They're always huge spikes and come at random.

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