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My latest purchase

Posted by dykio on 19 Aug 2021, 14:11

Since all the strelets figures al sold out at the moment :-D :-D :-D i had to turn to something else. So completely to my surprice i saw this item on marketplace and after very short negotiations i bought it for just 30 euros. And even though i had to drive 150km to get it :-D :-D it still feels like a bargain.


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Posted by Wiking on 19 Aug 2021, 18:56

@ Fire at Will
Do you paint it in your second or in your third live.
I just ask to to organize my stash to bring along with your work my models in my second live.
:-D
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Posted by Rich W on 19 Aug 2021, 23:55

Fire at Will wrote:With the latest releases from Strelets available I thought it was time to restock the stash with these
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Here is a list and my current plan
Mars 72123 German paras tropical (RR&M) x 0.5 - heavy weapons for my German FJ
Pegasus Mission Indians - Oxen for my Spanish limbers and the monks
Strelets 176 Japanese Type 38 75mm Field Gun - start of my Japanese force for Battlegroup
Strelets 238 British Cavalry x 2 - enough to finish Palme's brigade and adda couple of French cavalry units
Strelets 239 French Royal Horse Grenadiers - missed these from the last order
Strelets 243 British Artillery - The next piece of the jigsaw for the WSS, though I'll probably use some Zvezda GNW bits as well
Strelets 244 French Artillery - as above
Strelets 254 French Dragoons in skirmish - will wait till Strelets release their mounted counterparts
Strelets 275 - Nap. Austrian Uhlans - a gap in my Nap collection + the nice civilians
Strelets 276 - Nap. Russian Hussars in reserve
Strelets 277 - Nap. French Guard Chasseurs
Strelets 292 - WWI French Field Kitchen - every army should have one
Strelets M081 - WWII Afrika Korps desert patrol x 0.5 - I just like the figures
Strelets M114 WWII Japanese Troops in Tropical Uniform - start of my Japanese force for Battlegroup
Strelets M115 Japanese Army in defense - start of my Japanese force for Battlegroup
Strelets M121 Imperial Japanese Army Heavy Weapons Team - start of my Japanese force for Battlegroup
Strelets M151 - WWII Moroccan Goumiers - A cool unit for WW2


Now that is an impressive shopping spree!!!!!!
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Posted by Peter on 23 Aug 2021, 18:06

@Will: that was a good hunt! :-D

@Dykio: Great purchase! Now you need that castle from Zvezda. :-D
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Posted by Minuteman on 23 Aug 2021, 20:34

A nice big purchase, and good to see Strelets and their new releases being fully supported. Mine -spread over two different retailers - is pretty much the same, barring the Japanese sets (I don't 'do' Japanese 1931-45 as a matter of principle...but that's purely a personal choice).
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Posted by Fire at Will on 23 Aug 2021, 21:00

I received some models from a friend Simon, that convinced me to take the plunge and buy an Elegoo Saturn 3D printer

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I anticipate a slow learning curve :lol: :lol:

But at last I can produce some of those models I want in the scale I want in 1/76 to match Airfix/Fujimi

Then there is the possibilities of various wagons and limbers.

And ultimately 20mm figures
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Posted by Bluefalchion on 24 Aug 2021, 16:48

Fire at Will--

Exciting news, but I can't help but thinking that the thing looks like an infernal contraption, as we Yanks so often used to say.
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Posted by Peter on 27 Aug 2021, 18:03

Hey Will is that something from Dr Who? :shock:

Looking forward to your first figures. Good luck! :yeah:
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Posted by Fire at Will on 28 Aug 2021, 20:48

Peter wrote:Hey Will is that something from Dr Who? :shock:

Looking forward to your first figures. Good luck! :yeah:


It is mainly going to be tanks and vehicles at first, except for a couple of freighters for cruel seas and a 28mm priest for a D&D game at the club (I'll also try printing him in 20mm as well as a test)

The STL files for 20mm figures (and 28mm) I have found so far seem to be either for D&D or are very crudely modelled.
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Posted by Xantippos on 29 Aug 2021, 08:37

Fire at Will, is it resin or ABS filament? looking forward to see what you can do :) . I've been interested and tempted by 3d printers for a long time, but the low resolution on filament, and the alleged fumes & toxicity of most resins have taken me aback.

All the same, it is indeed the future, one day we'll all have one :P .
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Posted by Minuteman on 29 Aug 2021, 10:40

That is quite a machine, and more than an average 'monthly purchase'. Will be very interesting to see how production goes. Good luck!
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Posted by Fire at Will on 30 Aug 2021, 07:10

Xantippos wrote:Fire at Will, is it resin or ABS filament? looking forward to see what you can do :) . I've been interested and tempted by 3d printers for a long time, but the low resolution on filament, and the alleged fumes & toxicity of most resins have taken me aback.

All the same, it is indeed the future, one day we'll all have one :P .


It's a resin printer. I'm using a water soluble resin and it does smell a bit, but I'm using it in my old office with the window open, which will work OK for summer. For my first test I printed some figures, but I'm waiting for them to cure. I had ordered a UV curing box but Amazon cancelled that order just before delivery was due and then raised the prices. I'm now waiting for one bought off ebay, which typically was delivered while I was out gaming on Saturday and won't be redelivered until Wednesday. So I'm hoping for the sun to shine so my prints will cure outside.
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Posted by Kekso on 03 Sep 2021, 13:49

After 200 years, I've bought standard plastic 1/72 figures ... it was so cool :xd:

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Posted by MABO on 04 Sep 2021, 08:29

Are the Russian hussars are back in stock finally? I already had two sets of them and I hoped to sell them and then buy a house in my hometown. So now chance anymore. ;-)
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Posted by Kekso on 05 Sep 2021, 16:11

MABO wrote:Are the Russian hussars are back in stock finally?


Yes, ordered from Poland (Martola webshop). Price was a bit more than 8€ (+ P&P). Funny thing, few weeks after my order I got Zvezda pricelist from local dealer. It was about 1€ cheaper.

MABO wrote:I already had two sets of them and I hoped to sell them and then buy a house in my hometown


I had one and I was trying to buy more. My thoughts about price were similar. When Zvezda reissued this set I said to myself "Now or never" :xd:
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Posted by OwenChpw on 28 Oct 2021, 01:49

Placed an order for Linear-A's Seleucids, Celts vs Carthaginians, Hannibal's Triumphal Entry, Etruscan Cavalry, Samnite Wars and some Dacian sets from Strelets. The grey pile grows...
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Posted by dykio on 15 Nov 2021, 15:55

Well as the saying goes :

WINTER IS COMING :-D

i had to buy more figures. i mean the ones i already have will only get me through the next 287 years so...

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and thanks to martin (miniatuurwereld) for the quick delivery
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Posted by Minuteman on 15 Nov 2021, 19:10

Nice big purchase...and indeed, winter is coming.

I wonder whether HaT will ever complete their Sassanid range? I am not holding out much hope, I'm afraid....
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Posted by Bessiere on 16 Nov 2021, 05:04

I bought early Christmas gifts for myself. I know, bad boy.
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4 French Guard Chasseurs
5 Russian 1805 infantry
2 French 1808-1812 Infantry
2 Austrian Infantry marching

1 Orion Cossack artillery and infantry
1 Redbox Cossack cavalry (set1)
2 Redbox Russian light infantry
1 Zvezda Peter the Great artillery (for Napoleonic Cossack irregulars using old guns)

I have several other Cossack sets I've been itching to do for 3 years so I'mfinally allowing myself to get started on a Russian army after nothing but French and Austrians for those 3 years. I never dreamed it would take me this long just to do 2 armies to game with. I still need to bulk up the line infantry units for both. Seems like a dozen battalions just isn't going to do.
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