Monday, February 23, 2009

Don't Freak Out!

If left to my own devices this is the direction I would inevitably drift off into... At least somewhat... these are 42mm figures from Irregular Miniatures Deutsche Homage line ( 42mm and scroll down to the Deutsche Homage heading). I've been eyeing this stuff for years, but so far I've resisted the urge.
Really though this is super cool. (For mid 19th century stuff also see STS Shiny Toy Soldiers by Aly Morrison)

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Current Temptations

At this time of year my thoughts turn to... purchasing lead!
I normally make a couple of big "project related" purchases every year around this time due to some funds infusion from work. This also means it's the time for me to be tempted into off-topic figures. Right now it's Sarikamish/ Caucasian campaigns in 28mm. I actually have a substantial number of Russian WWI figures that are in a box unpainted. It wouldn't take much ($$) to get a whole Russian force together for WWI. I saw Musketeers Greens for their Russian winter Infantry and have been tempted... so tempted...
Also I picked up the Osprey Battle Orders book on Axis & Allied Desert Raiders in North Africa. I would love to put together a 15mm/20mm/28mm project for Disposable Heroes.
Really, though, I'm just impatientto know what Soapy's next releases will be, since I have a feeling I will have to have them. Don't want to be sorry when I start some other project and he releases a bunch of Palestine figures.
Oh well... must be patient...
As to gaming, it's still German Lewis Gun teams (France) and Sikhs on the painting shelf right now.