Saturday 20 July 2024

Trump Assassination - new Politico kits coming soon!

 

As you know, this is not a political blog however, with the amount of memes going around the internet, I thought I had better join in, albeit in a most definitely lighthearted way. The whole scenario is crazy and awful for those affected but watching everyone attending rallies in the US it has become rather weird and cult like...


Of course, Niggle Fudge shot over to offer his support... instead of being in Parliament or attending to his constituents that foolishly voted him in in Clacton. Reap what you sow people. Fortunately, Donald Trump saw fit to fly away without meeting him. 


Not sure what the 'special relationship' with the UK is going to be now we have a new party and Prime Minister in charge... time will tell!

My condolences go out to the family and friends of Corey Comperatore, the firefighter who died shielding his family. No greater love has no man.


Wednesday 15 May 2024

Salute 2012 - Wacky Races and Celtos Chariot


I was just trying to clear up space on my iCloud thingy and found a bunch of images back from when I was working on two chariots for a Frothers Unite Forum chariot racing game at Salute in 2012 (me playing the game itself showed why I don't game...).

The original 'The Creepy Coupe' (homage to The Munsters) vehicle came from a charity store - never underestimate looking at charity stores! The dragon's head is from an old Citadel / Ral Partha Tom Meier dragon (now produced by Ral Partha Legacy as a Brass Dragon here; https://ralparthalegacy.com/products/49-0109).


The Harlequin is an old metal one from Black Scorpion Miniatures (now oop), the plastic dwarves are from various places... my memory fails on the front seat one. Extra accessories from the bits box.


Mantic Games ghoul underneath the back and another 'unsure of' dwarf leaping out of the rear window. The MDF part at top is from a Fenris Games accessory railing (?) piece. 



And the painting starts...









Not sure where I've saved the window glass additions for the dwarf but I think it was cut from blister packaging? Quite effective for me!






Lots of info on the series here;


Or you can watch on YouTube here;


There is a great Wacky Races game recently Kickstarted by Cool Mini or Not that contains load of the cars



The game is available from Amazon here (my Affiliate link so please click away!)...


Then, of course, came The Celtic C*ck... Frothers being that sort of forum at the time. I'd picked up a job lot of Wargames Foundry chariots a while and decided to base it on those... the wilder the better so I thought 2 chariots wide would make more sense.


I was sent the bases but can't remember who supplied them. Damned fine effort though. I added most of a rather battered Citadel skeleton from the bits box to the rear.




I can't for the life of me remember where the tusks came from.


The Celtos barbarian hero type (sculpted by Kev White, one of the best sculptors going, now working for GW) was the obvious choice for the driver.



I added a whip, not sure where the handle came from though. Could have been the original sword.







Copper wire for the reins, fiddly but worth the effort.


Painted up in all its glory.





Brigade Models (the UK company) now produce the Celtos ranges, very well priced and most certainly worth looking at...



Well, that's it for now. Please leave a comment!

Wednesday 1 May 2024

Jack Scruby - updated - Fantasy War Game Miniatures

 

Back in September, 2012, I received a parcel off the great folks at Historifigs containing most of the old 70s Scruby fantasy range......total joy.  Nice clean castings and a trip down memory lane - remember, you have to think Minifigs ME range as the only alternative at the time...

This is an updated version of the original post with new pics (blue background). Mike Taber sent these a while ago but I misplaced them and, of course, found them again whilst looking for something else... I was sent one with looks like F9 on the base however it's the same figure as F14a... I'll leave it blank until I get more info! 




F-1 Troll, Advancing with tree trunk - 54mm tall


F-2 Living Tree, with out stretched branches - 54mm tall


F-3 Hero, chainmail with long sword - 40mm tall


F-4 Wizard on rearing horse - 30mm tall


F-5 Elf, firing longbow - 28mm tall


F-6 Giant Orc, shield, curved sword - 30mm tall


F-7 Orc, charging with spear - 25mm tall


F-8 Orc, charging with sword - 25mm tall


F-9

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F-10 Goblin in Morion, with pole-axe - 20mm tall


F-10b Goblin w. Spear / Short Pike


F-11

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F-12 Hobbit, with sword


F-13 Wizard, with staff - 40mm tall


F-14 Dwarf, with Axe


F-14a Dwarf, with sword


F-14b Dwarf, with axe


F-15 Evil Wizard - 40mm tall


 Historifigs leaflet


The figures are available via the Historifigs website with ordering details here. Give them a shout and let them know I sent you...

They also did a large scale LotR style range under 'The Soldier Factory' - I'll post about them soon.

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