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Saturday, 11 May 2013

THE STARS ALIGNED

I often read on forums and other peoples blogs how they stumbled across rare or really useful figures and terrain at carboot sales and model shows, and generally assign it to their good fortune and my rotten luck that I never come across any such goodies.  A militaria collecting friend of mine once picked up a WW1 hexamine hood at a boot sale for 5p and at the same sale a set of aluminium cutlery from the Third Reich each piece stamped with a swastika and eagle for 25p... I ground my teeth with envy at the time.

However I had a small stroke of luck on Thursday when popping into a local junk shop found these fellows for £3 each, not  bad for 54mm metal cavalry figures


3 suitable for my ECW stuff and 2 for the Trompenburgers. I have not come across Del Prado figures before and they are quite nicely painted, although I will be re-painting at some stage. Gustavus Adolphus has lost his sword but I should be able to replace this.

5 comments:

  1. Jammy ... dodger!
    What are the unpainted (blue) fellows in the background?

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    1. Prefer Chocolate Bourbons myself, the blue fellows are Armies in Plastic Prussians due to be converted to The Hesselwald Jaegers for my Imagi-nation.

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  2. I have enjoyed your blog mate.
    I really do fancy a 54mm skirmish ECW game having seen your fine work.
    have some Airfix figures that would go along with those replecant figurues you painted.
    I think there must have been some nice goings on around liverpool in that war.
    Do you have any info on skirmishes etc for this area.
    Thank you for posting your work.

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    1. Thanks David, sorry I haven't been doing much ECW stuff recently, but more will follow. My ECW knowledge is confined to the Western campaigns really, so I don't know much about your area, but I should think a google for ECW Liverpool or similar, or a search for books on ABE might come up with something. Also try Stuart Press, as they have a huge range of pamphlets about various ECW matters. Cheers

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