Monday, 12 January 2009

Scratchbuilt Wagons

So I knocked a couple of wagons together, and whilst they don't look bad, the prospect of buying some more, ready-made, from Irregular or Front Rank is looking increasingly appealing. It just takes tooooo long to make them, even when using scavaged/purchased parts as I did with these (and in all honesty I don't think they look as good as the bought ones):-

In parallel I've been collecting figures for the project, and I have around 50 so far. They are a far less military bunch than the normal stuff I paint... to get them I had to end my long vendetta with Foundry. I was pleased with the purchases, because although the prices were very steep, even in the sale, Foundry had upped the pack sizes so I got some useful minis I didn't expect.


Secundus said...

Hello Simon, with all your fantastic looking Greeks on the blog, are you building up for the successer supplement from WHAB? I hear it will be coming out soon. I'm getting preasure to start painting my Greek lead mountain for it but like you, I still have my Romans to finish.

BigRedBat said...

Hi Secundus- welcome!
You may imagine that my slow collection of Hellenistic units demonstrates a long range plan to collect a Successor army, but in fact it reflects my habit of buying any figure that I see half decently painted on eBay and trying to paint a unit up around it. I must have 10 armies on the go...

I only heard about the Saleh figures last week- I am very excited and will be buying a bunch. I'm not at all WABby though; I play an obscure boardgame called C&C Ancients, with figures- I'll post some photos on Wednesday of my setup. Lots and lots of Romans and Celts!