Thursday, August 9, 2018

INCOMING!! (and outgoing...)

o/

Welp, my hobbying here of late has mostly revolved around ebay. The proverbial flood gates are open, though it seems that almost as much is coming in (thus far) as is going out. 

Winter is coming...

I got the ball rolling with my Salamanders' dreadnought from last year's Dreadtober posts. After 20+ years of faithful service across the battlefields of Florida, Georgia and Tennessee, and more refits than I can count, it has now redeployed to South Dakota. No doubt it will be used to defend the great white north from the White walkers this coming winter...

I hope its as good as the prior incarnation.

Funds from the Dread funded my purchase of the new Kill Team rule book, and rather than paint I've been skimming the rules and mucking about with lists ever since.

You have to wonder at the logic of having the ammo
protrude out in front of the blast shield...

On a whim a bid on and won a half dozen of Anvil Industries Regiments' series mortars. They were inexplicably listed in the electronics testing gear category (no idea how I found them myself). Anyways, after winning the auction I priced them out on anvil's website, and ignoring the shipping from England, I still got them for 96% below retail price, huzzah! They will go to my Grymn who until now had only heavy stubbers for heavy support (which aren't fieldable for IG infantry in 40k).

Hope we don't melt whilst our box sits on our new home's front porch...

Needing a case for them, I booted my Salamanders' Cataphractii Terminators out of their fruit-of-the-month-club case (who's six, foam cut outs fit 60mm bases perfectly). As a further indignity, they were put up for sale on ebay. Following that they will be deploying to the hellish warzone of Texas this afternoon.

I would never pay that much for these things! No doubt a thought of the toy collectors when viewing my 40k offerings...

Starcom, still awesome after all of the years...apparently.

Following that I put up some old toys I found in a box in the back of the laundry room closet. I had to google the 'battle beasts' via the fine print on one's foot to figure out what they even were. Regardless these five old toys sold for a surprising total of $92!! I need to see what else is in that box...

Not painted of course, but for $12 for 10, I'm not complaining.

I have a chaos champion coming from a KS soon, and so ordered 20 Chaos Cultists for flesh out a kill team for her (yes her) to command. I took a sliver of the toys' funds for these. The rest of the funds from this month's ebay sales will go to bills and bolstering our woefully depleted checking accounts. Speaking of, who (here in the USA) wants some Ork vehicles? Come on now, the new codex is coming up soon...well eventually. 

7 comments:

Blazmo said...

Nice mortars! I've actually painted up some of the Anvil ones myself, and they're great. They are an absolutely tiny company, so well worth supporting.

Mike Corr said...

Ah, the good old ebay clear out! I need to do one of them soon.

Haven't picked up kill team yet, but will probably get it at some point.

Kushial said...

Ah yeah, Battlebeasts. I had some of those as a kid. Wish I still had them, there were some rare combinations of the hologram and beasts that can be worth some serious money to collectors.

Da Masta Cheef said...

@Blazmo: I've been a fan of their models for quite awhile and I went in on their Daughters of the burning rose KS, but these are the first of their minis that I have actually gotten.

@Mike: We all probably should to be honest. KT was great in the prior incarnations and have heard good things about the new one. Will find out for myself Saturday.

@Kushial: YOU'RE BACK FROM THE DEAD?!? Huzzah!!! Yeah I was kinda stunned that they went for $51! Toy collectors...yet another weird (to the general populace) niche full of geeks.

Zzzzzz said...

Always nice to find a bargain...

WestRider said...

Battle Beasts for the win! For some reason, I keep bumping into the edges of that circle, and it always amazes me how strong their fandom still is.

Is that Chaos champ you mentioned from the HeresyLab KS? I'm really looking forward to my order from that coming in soon. Hopefully they get here soon enough that I can get Xenia ready to use as a Noise Marine at the OFCC in a couple of weeks.

Da Masta Cheef said...

@Westrider:Yes it is!