Hi everyone, this month I am starting something new and hope to do this every month. It’s my WTF, lol. This new feature will focus on any news, new things I found or updates on projects that I am working on.
Here are some of the things I found on eBay and a few different places that I went to like garage sales, flea markets, thrift stores, and some antique stores.
I also collect old sheet music, mainly the military themed sheet music. Here is an old E.T. Paull piece that I got for $5.
Here is some metal painted medieval figures that I got on ebay for about $50. I think they are from Russia. They are painted really nice and go well with my Conte and W. Britain medieval figures.
Here are some Britain Robin Hood figures that I picked up for about $15.
Here is a lot of old toy soldiers that I got for about $10, most of it broken parts or figures that are missing something.
From The Workshop, here are some things that I am working on. I had some time off and started painting again, some Conte and Publius figures. I am going to send most of the summer painting figures and not picking up too many things. Also I am going to start crafting some new items, I just got to think of what I want to make for both the miniatures and Playmobil. I still have a cottage to finish, some vikings ships that need to be customized for the miniatures and Playmobil. Ugh……..
I trying a new way to paint my figures, so far so good. I primed the figures black, and then started the flesh areas. Next the uniforms or clothing. I always try something different to see if I can do better with my painting. I hope to have this guys finish by the end of June. I am working with 4 base colors for the clothing with this batch. I am trying new ways to speed up the process, so far I spent a couple hours painting these over different days.
Here is some news this month about the hobby. What is going on with Barzso?? I noticed this other day on the Barzso website.
There have been rumors about Barzso Playsets shutting down the past couple of years. I still hope they stay around, in some form. It’s a sad day, we shall see….
Here are some new figures from Publius, they go for around $99 for 12 figures. “The Battle of Kulikovo 1380 ” (Russian Knights vs. Golden Horde) 1\32 scale. They are really nice, but I will skip this batch. It is just to much money, and it is not a die hard piece that I need.
Here are some of the latest figures from the Wrath of the Northmen series from W. Britain. I will be getting these figures for my collection. I have most of the Saxons and some of the Vikings from this series. I will stick to this line of paint metal figures. For the price and the way they look, they are my favorite. One day I will do a post on this series.
Well that is it for now, I wrap it up with this picture of a shieldwall. One day I will make a custom figure or more likely some type of Franken-figure of different parts of figures to make a new one.
In other news, I will have a few pictures of Replicants Saxons and there new Comanches. Plus some pictures of some old Atlantic figures that I had picked up lately.
And whatever I find in my basement, lol. The other day I started re-organizing my “stuff”, I am going through things and trying to make some room for new shelves so I have everything organized. I started finding things that I forgot I had or every purchased, lol. Some things I will get rid of, since I had to start downsizing a little. Anyway, I am starting to babble. Be well, and thanks for reading.
Last week I finally picked up some of the Russian made Publius Vikings. I got sets number 2 and 3. I missed out on the first set, because at the time I didn’t want to spend the money to get these. They cost about $50.00 for six figures, it is expensive. But then I started collecting different Viking figures after First Legion came out with the Viking Range. So I have been picking up First Legion Vikings, W. Britain Saxons, Conte Vikings, Saxons & Normans and Barzso Robin Hood Merry Men. Plus all kinds of other brands of medieval type figures. But more of this for future posts.
When I saw the Publius Viking Set #3 on eBay, I took the plunge and purchased that set and #2 set also. They are sculpted really good and go well with Conte, First Legion and W. Britain figures. I took a few pictures and found some stock pictures from around the net to post here. I will do another post either tomorrow or Saturday comparing the different figures that I am collecting and painting to show how well they go together. Thanks for reading 🙂
Publius Viking Set #2
Publius Viking Set # 3
Here are some different brands of Vikings figures together with Publius to show how the look together. I will do another post showing both plastic and metal Viking figures together.
And a few more stock pictures.
Set # 3
Set # 2
Set # 1, which I don’t have 😦