My first submission has been up for a good few hours now, so I think it's safe to post some teaser pics and the link:
View the post here!
I was a little shocked today when some more shinies arrived. I knew they'd been shipped from the US, but I wasn't expecting them for a few more weeks. I was also expecting to get the "red card of extortion" demanding VAT on the import plus a £8 administration charge before Roayl Mail would hand it over. Somehow the package slipped through the net though, so no VAT, no admin charge and shinies delivered without being held to ransom.
"What are these mysterious shinies?" you ask. Without further ado, some photos:
Some more figures for my Aussies, this time from Brigade Games. I mainly ordered these to get this pack:
Engineers. I don't need another flamethrower, so that figure will languish forever in the lead pile, but I did want a mine clearance team, so the FT assistant will end up as the third man for them. Making this purchase also allowed me to see how they compare size-wise against the other ranges in my collection (previous experience suggested they would be noticeably smaller).
Yup, much shorter. However, the Papuans are about the same height as the ones from Warlord and Eureka...
...mostly due to their truly enormous heads!
There was another reason for placing an order with Brigade - they had a pack of WW1 ANZAC Lewis gun teams in their range:
I will need to do quite a bit of modification work to make these fit for WW2 Aussie militia, so that will have to wait until after the Challenge.
I have been working on my next entries today (I did a bit last night as well). I can't show any WIP pics as they are very close to being finished. All that's left to do is to paint the bases and add static grass. One entry will be for the main Challenge, the other is for the first Bonus Theme Round.