Okay, I am excited about the new toys I am getting in these days.
My birthday is coming up, and my wife told me to just buy myself some stuff. So I did. I probably went a little bit overboard, but not too badly.
From Scale Creep Miniatures (http://www.scalecreep.com/) I bought some more Black Hat Martians, some Vallejo paints, some Wargames Accessories metal bases, and some GW round slottabases. The Martian packs were the 'Martian Personalities,' (with John Carter, Dejah Thoris, a Martian King on foot, a big game hunter, a martian priest/scientist, and a Martian butler/assassin with revolver) and 'Martian Cavalry with Lances' (which finishes off the purchases need to finalize the deathrays at long last - better cast more saddles!). I needed the bases to re-base some older figures and for my Mordians/Imperial German Secret Weapons Troops of Aetherbattalion Regiment 2 (AR.2). These have arrived and there is already paint on some of them - just not quite finished yet.
From Eureka Miniatures, USA (http://www.eurekaminusa.com/), I bought some 25 mm stuff. I got Her Majesty, Queen Victoria I (God Bless Her!), the Harry Flashman wanna-be, the small British dog, two of the helicopter Germans (the leader and one trooper), two Nordenfelts and a 3-pdr QF gun for my 25mm aerial gunboat. These arrived today - nice and quick. I like them all, and plan on buying another 8 of the whirlybird troopers for primitive jump troops. Be a few months before I get the $$ for that though...
I also have some magnets from K&J (http://www.kjmagnetics.com/) on order. I bought some of the surplus magnets - a big chunk of magnets for only $10! Like, 250 of them! Yes, they are rather small, but its all I need!
I won an ebay auction for a piece of interesting terrain that I am going to pay for on Thursday - ran out of funds until payday.
I also bought a computer game from eBay for less than $10 including shipping: Crimson Skies. Alternate history Earth with zeppelins and air pirates and all kinds of good stuff. Very pulp-y.
Man, it has been a great birthday this year. Lots and lots of toys for me! Wheee! Though it messes up my Pledge for 2009 even more. Oh well. Just trying to do my little part to combat the recession.
I'll try and post some real content in the next day or two. Off to finish up the Incomparable Dejah Thoris and the rest of the 15mm fellows.