Thursday, July 30, 2009

Deal, or no deal?

Deal. Over the past few weeks, I kept an eye on a few auctions taking place on eBay, and I have successfully snatched a couple of amazing deals. The one I am most proud of is a lot of colonial British, and several Pathans for the North-West Frontier. I already had a few Irregular miniatures for this theater, and the recent addition will nicely complete my existing armies.
Once I received the packages, I proceeded with some cleaning, some final touches to my personal tastes, and a "miracle dip" that provided a wonderful (to my eyes, at least!) finish, especially to the native figures. And finally, I have some eye candies to share on this blog! Here's a few pictures of the almost completed projected -- only the final touches to the bases are still due.

First, an overview of part of the figures. To my eyes, they all look like 15mm Minifigs, probably with just a couple of Stone Mountain in the lot.


Now two close-ups. the British look impressive! I cannot wait to deploy these guys on the road up to some forgotten valley over the frontier with Afghanistan!


And here the fearsome Pathans.


So, what will be next? With completed armies available, maybe it is time to prepare some adequate terrain... and look at my closet! A few nice buildings, and a whole mosque are waiting to be painted up!

4 comments:

Bluebear Jeff said...

Ah, 'tis time, my friend, to read (or re-read) Kipling's "Barrack Room Ballads" and "Departmental Ditties".

Enjoy, enjoy, enjoy.


-- Jeff

Robert (Bob) Cordery said...

Adik,

You did very well to snap this little lot up! You should be able to fight some great battles with then.

I am very envious.

Bob

Stokes Schwartz said...

What a wonderful find! Enjoy playing with them.

Best Regards,

Stokes

Fjodin said...

Brits are Minifigs. I have them too :)

By the way are you using 15mm frontage for brits?