27 November 2012

A new Milestone

I just wanted to thank all of you who have helped me reach reach 50,000 page views!!!  I noticed last week that I was a few hundred views away, but didn't expect it to reach it already.

So once again, thanks for the last 4 years and here's to another 10!  :)

- Marshal Argos

20 November 2012

Review: GW vs. Dystopian Legion

(Photo's are not by me*)
After my last post I was really looking around for more photo's of the new models from Spartan Games.  My thoughts were to use some as IG Veterans.  My hopes were dashed  though as I found this and other photo's showing the true scale of their models. 

As you can see in the photo they are at least 2 heads taller than GW IG models...  Which would explain why the Drummer Boy (Musician) that I bought is almost the same size as GW mini's.

I guess I'll just have to keep looking.

Original Photo and more comparisons can be found here: AD Publishing

14 November 2012

Review: Spartan Games "Dystopian Legions Drummer"

I recently pre-ordered the model above for use with my Imperial Guard detachment the "7th Scansin Regiment of Foot".  The company is Spartan Games, and it's from their Kingdom of Britannia line for Dystopian Legions.  Their website states that you get 2 Miniatures but never actually show you a picture of the 2nd Mini.   Naja, I thought it's either two of the same, or something close, and went ahead and ordered it. These came in yesterday and of course I just had to get it open and see how they looked.  Below is the back side of the box they came in.
Here's my first surprise, the second model comes with a field hat, and not even a Pith Helmet. My 2nd surprise is that the one model that comes with a Pith (the one I was really after) is bare footed...  :(  Now I'm stuck trying to decide what to do.  Either Green stuff a pair of boots (which I'm not good at), use the 2nd model, or I have to start cutting. 

The miniatures themselves are very well done, but there was quite a bit of flash to clean up, which went pretty quick though.  Another thing that bothered me was that the slots in their bases is too small, and you have to trim down the piece below the mini to get t hem to fit.    The attention to detail is very good, and I was blown away and all the fine details when you look closer.  I'm really looking forward to getting these painted up.
Above is a picture showing the hight of the miniature next to Marshal Argos himself.  They pass quite together well I must say, although he could off been a tad smaller seeing that he's supposed to be a child.  All in all an Excellent Miniature and I'm already considering using some of their other Miniatures as Storm Troopers.

11 November 2012

Veterans Day

To all those who have served: Brother, Sisters, stand tall for today is your day.  You did your time; in the mud, in the sky, or on a ship your service has saved the lives of uncountless.  Be proud of what you have done.
To those who are serving still:  You're caring the flag my brothers and sisters.  Your continued service is respected by the world over.  YOU are the Hero's that watch over us day to day.

You will never be forgotten.


05 November 2012

19th Mynvody Lancers

Well, I have all the horses together, but I have to admit the kits were horrible!  None of the heads really fit correctly, so I they have all been corrected using Liquid Green Stuff.  I have to admit though that this stuff is super easy to use.  I've added the rear strap with Cereal box, and used some bits to add some kit them.  I'd like to give most, if not all the Lancers a sword, pistol, and Lance.  This way I can use them with any combination of weapons allowed in the codex.

As for their Riders, well we can see one of those below.

As mentioned in an earlier post, the legs are from Victoria Miniatures, and the torso's from Curious Constructs.  The only issue I had was that the legs on the riders are too close together for the horses!!!  So I had to go back and pull them apart about 2-3mm so that they would fit.  Not 100% sure about the colors yet, but it'll be something along those lines.