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A mythical beast - a female wargamer! I got back into wargaming in the summer of 2011 after a very, very long break. My current interests are Ancients, ACW, 30YW and SciFi gaming.

Friday, 30 May 2014

The Roaring Twenties And All That Jazz

I found another parcel when I got home today


I thought I'd better open it


Eureka! My order for some of their figures from Fighting 15s had arrived. I'm very impressed with the delivery speed.

Victorian criminals - they might be a few decades out of date, but will still work for punks from the slums

1920s Ladies - Molls for the wise guys?

Golden Age Movie Crew 

Jazz Dancers - these might look a touch odd on the street, but just right for in a nightclub

Speaking of nightclubs....

No 1920s nightclub would be complete without a jazz band
I really want to make a start on these, but I'll wait until all the Blue Moon figures are done. There's another good reason to hold off on these - I'm out of black primer!


21 comments:

  1. There's nothing like a package to bring a smile. :-)

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  2. That jazz band looks really cool! Lots of lovely looking stuff there Tamsin!

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  3. Is stuff like primer, ever sold with coupons and/or sales?

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    1. No coupons for anything in this hobby Whisk. They rob us blind.

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    2. Oh no, that stinks. Are you able to get any good supplies at stores like Hobby Lobby, AC Moore, JoAnns or Micheal's?

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    3. Whisk - apart from the occasional sale, there are no savings for us. Anne might be able to tell you what is available in US chain stores, but i the UK they don't carry much (if anything) of use to us.

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  4. I cant wait to see these painted and a Movie Crew now I have to see them and have them too

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  5. Sweet stuff. You've gotta have gun Molls to go with your Gangsters. Tough gals smoking fags and drinking whiskey. Love the Jazz band as well.

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  6. This project is getting more fun by the minute!

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  7. I really like the band- don't forget a suitable CD as background music for the game.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

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  8. I feel that one of your buildings must be a "speak easy" more like "Slim Tam's" than "Fat Sam's"! A very nice selection you are drawing me towards this as a wargames period. And who does not like parcels in the post? I know I do!

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    1. You said last Sunday she had lost it!

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    2. I don't think I ever had it, truth be told :)

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  10. Oh my, you really have fallen for this project and why the devil not! Looking forward to some updates.

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  11. Nice haul - I'll be interested in seeing the jazz band painted up.

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  12. Looking forward to you bringing these to life

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  13. @ Millsy - yup, nothing like it. Except maybe actually winning a game :)

    @ Rodger - they definitely do look cool. I just hope my painting does them justice.

    @ PK - if you take a look on the Fighting 15s website they have pics. Bob Murch's "Pulp Figures" also does a film crew

    @ Anne - the gun molls will be coming from Brigade. These good time gals are all unarmed (or are their guns concealed?). What's not to love about a jazz band?

    @ Gary - it might be fun for you onlookers, but I've got to paint all of these figures....eventually!

    @ Pete - I'll definitely try to find some 20s/early 30s jazz to play in the background

    @ Clint - I'll be doing up some signs for the various buildings and have a number of ideas for names.

    @ Ray - they are rather nice.

    @ Michael - this is definitely my diversion project from more serious gaming. And probably to be my most expensive project as well with all the buildings, figures, cars, scatter terrain :)

    @ Dannoc - give me a few weeks. They'll definitely be the first of this batch to be painted.

    @ Andrew - so am I, particularly the band and the movie crew.

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  14. I feel like tail end Charlie! It's the odds and ends and little character details which make a project interesting and give it that extra depth. The Eureka jazz band is sweet! Gun battle in a Speakeasy, band, dancers and the roar of a Tommy gun. I think I'm more excited by this project than you!!!:-)

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  15. That movie crew looks like it would be fun, good for anything from the Paramount Studios on Long Island to the primitive fortress of dinosaur-infested Skull Island!

    Is Herr Direktor wearing a beret and jodhpurs? That's more or less compulsory!

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  16. This is getting to be one heck of a collection, shootouts in the illicit jazz club/speakeasy here we come.

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