So since I've gotten very little done in the way of painting...Lets look at the ever expanding lead pile instead!!
As some of you who haunt similar forums as me know I've been selling off a lot of extra figures from my collection...this leads to money in the PayPal ...which leads to obsessive eBay trawling.... which leads to more small boxes and padded envelops randomly appearing in the mailbox... which leads to exasperated looks from the wife...:)
One of my latest "successes" on eBay was the acquisition of some excellent Sci-fi models...both from the Rogue Trader Era Citadel range and from slightly further afield. A gentleman from the States was selling a number of Chaos Renegades individually along with a Chaos Dreadnought. I put some low ball snipes in on the whole lot of them and promptly left for a short holiday with my family. Half way through my trip a received a flurry of emails from my eBay account letting me know that not only had I won a few of them...but I had won them all! They weren't a tremendous bargain but at just north of $5 ($15 for the Dreadnought) each I was pretty happy.
|The Dreadnought has been avoiding me for months!|
|A nice mix of Renegades here.|
|One duplicate...and the guy in the right is from 1993...but close enough for me!|
As you may have noticed the two Plague Marines have different...non-RT backpacks...which I have to say I really like! Can anyone tell me from what edition they are from?
I had also noticed that this same seller had a fairly large lot of non-Citadel Sci-fi figures and when I went to see what they had sold for I found that no one had bid on them...so I dropped him a message and offered to include some money for those in my payment as well...he agreed and added this lot to my box for only $10!
|Thats a lot of metal for $10!|
This lot includes a number of Retained Knights...which I will use as alternative Space Marines. I think they are at least as cool as many of the old Citadel sculpts.
|Perhaps its my fondness for Sallet helmets that makes me like them?|
The rest are a batch of more lightly armed infantry...and to be honest I will have to do some thinking about what to play them as in RT...but the sculpts are still quite good IMO.
To Give you an idea what these guys can look like painted...here are a couple of Pil's Pictures (which I hope he doesn't mind if I use)
|Of Course Pil's excellent scenery helps make them really look great!|
Back in the foggy distance of time I had several squads worth of Citadel Space Marines...but stupidly sold them off a couple of years ago when I was focusing my attention on my dwarf collection...but with the discovery of these figures from Alternative Armies I don't see myself trying to rebuild that collection...These seem to be a fun alternative and one that is still in production and can occasionally be found for a pittance on eBay....unlike the classic Space Marines.
Thats all for now...if my painting mojo continues to elude me I'll let you in on a few more of my recent impulse buys.
Cheers for now!