Saturday, 13 February 2010

Rangers

The other day I needed to kill some time before a hair cut. I wondered into Static Games in glasgow for a wee browse. I have nothing to paint at the moment so was hoping to get something to pass the time. To my surprise they had a few packs of conquest miniatures, tucked away in the corner.

Ive been admiring these on the web for some time but avoided any big orders until their regulars are released. Now these arnt the easiest of miniatures to paint. They dont have the over-defined details of producers such as front rank. What they do have though is an abundance of character and I like them very much. I think this purchase has pushed me a step closer to the french & indian wars.

Note I experimented with basing a bit here. I used two 1p coins for extra weight. This should help when placing them on fur terrain. Im not satisfied with the result as far as the flock goes though. I think I need a more 'busy' mix. Something that looks like woodland with perhaps some small twigs and undergrowth. Ill be looking into this further in the future.











3 comments:

paulalba said...

Good looking figures Jon,
I haven't actually been into static games to my shame. One of the guys at our club said it's the shop that used to be in the argyll street market (that was an excellent wee shop)? Does it have a good selection of figures and accessories?
Cheers
Paul

blucher said...

they now have a "proper" store in the trongate.

Its better for rules/rpg book than for figures though. They have quite a lot of FOW and fantsy stuff as well as some WW2, artizan and the new fangled plastics. Pretty mixed lot but they can always order through them and save on postage.

They did say they were stuggling to get more conquest in though which is a shame. I got them for £7.50 a pack which beats north star which sells them for £9.60.

paulalba said...

I'll have to drop in soon,
Thanks for the heads up.
Cheers
Paul