When I began painting miniatures there were things I didn't know, things nobody told me. I wasn't prepared for the fear, the horrible fear of waking up one day and having nothing to paint. Day by day, the fear grew becoming unbearable and it was then that I knew-it was time to build my own Lead Mountain.
Today I'd like to share with you some of what I got for my birthday Mountain of Lead celebration.
From Essex I got 26 figures consisting of Infantry and Cavalry from their European Armies collection. I also purchased a Limber with four horses.
I got 11 figures from Dark Sword Miniatures.
After that, I hit up Thunderbolt Mountain a company owned by sculptor Tom Meier. There you see 3 High Elves, 1 Wood Elf and 3 Bushwoolies. Now I've heard the smack talk going around about High Elves being haughty, but these boys have the right to be full of themselves. The lines on these sculpts are exquisite, perfect and graceful.
I also got this 54mm Highlander and this one forty-eighth figure Sheriff from Thunderbolt Mountain. (the slash on my keyboard doesn't work). The Highlander is flawless, not a mold line to be found anywhere and I got the Sheriff free.
And finally four figures from Hell Dorado by Cipher Studios. I got Anna Bogna Pavlova first and liked the figure so well that I went back and got the Damned Rank and File. These are some unique figures, lots of attitude and seriously heavy chunks of lead.
In part one I accumulated 50 new miniatures and I'm not going to reveal yet how many more I bought. If you're not a gamer or a painter you probably think that this is a lot of miniatures. You're wrong, it's not. It's merely a foothill on what I hope will turn out to be a true Mountain of Lead.
In other news, I recently joined Benno's Figures Forum and can't figure out how to load an avatar, so if one of you can help me out I'd appreciate it. I don't plan on doing much talking (audible sigh of relief from many of you) but I do plan on learning so I can become better at the hobby I've come to love so much.
It's Monday folks and the beginning of what could be a truly horrendous week. So if you can find a moment of joy inside the madness we call life, grab hold of it. I know I will.