28 October 2008

[OOC] New Arrivals!

Today I got in two of the three packages I have been waiting for with baited breath. In the smaller package were ten Safari, Ltd. Spotted Eagle Rays, better known to my readers here as Golden Whorled Deathrays. So now I just need one or two more to finish off that project. Oh, and painting the riders and casting up about 9 more saddles. Then its just glue it all together, add the straps, and mount on the flying stands. Woohoo! Project finished!
The second package I got today was quite a bit larger. It contains... a 25mm scale aerial gunboat, scratchbuilt by Joseph Dragovich of Pittsburgh, PA. Once I repair the damages from the rough handling while being shipped (USPS), I will take some photos and post them, make official announcment type stuff, etc. I also got five aeronaval crew and an officer. I will need to get a couple of weapons to mount at the wing spots, but those can wait a few weeks.
I am still awaiting a package from the north side of town, an order from Little Wars in Houston. Its just a few small packs of Papal Zouaves and infantry from Freikorps in 15mm. Been almost a week, though, and no contact. I must say I don't like that, though I know they'll get here eventually.
Lastly, there is yet another new project on the boil for Venus, but that will remain under wraps for now. The only thing I will say is... keep an eye on the foliage.

5 comments:

Eli Arndt said...

Good gods that's a lovely haul there? I won't ask what a custom built airship ran you, but I'm sure it was worth every penny.

Was Safari Ltd. the place you ordered your rays from or is that the name of the manufacturer.

-Eli

James (J) Womack, Esq. said...

Actually, got the airship for something of a steal, only $35 including shipping. What, do you think I am made of money?

Safari, Ltd. is the manufacturer. I got them (and two more) from eBay stores. The original was from the Dallas Zoo Gift Shop.

Eli Arndt said...

No, I do not think you are rolling in dough, my friend. I would be interested in knowing the name of the Ebay store, if you have it.

James (J) Womack, Esq. said...

Brown House Treasures. Offered free shipping on purchases over $25 of the Safari, Ltd. stuff. Dunno if he has anymore now, but there are others on eBay with them.

Eli Arndt said...

You are a gentleman, sir. Thanks for the tip.