|The North star purchases|
All the North Star purchases were aimed at my ;Adventures in Jimland' games, but I'm sure the natives may also see some use in piratical endeavours.
The Renedra wattle fencing wasn't a planned buy, but it only cost £5 for two frames and I've seen it at £4 for a single frame.
|Just look at the label!|
Having looked at the options of buying animals in lead I quickly looked around at the cheaper plastic animals One set in a tub cost £3.99 but only contained four cows that were of a usable size but the various ducks, sheep and dogs all towered over them. I did find the Pegasus box of farm animals for under £12 (incl. p&p) for 32 animals on ebay and are perfect to pad out my pirate towns (the initial purpose ), but they are of course perfectly usable in many contexts.
|(Not all the animals were blurry)|
|My feeble spider below Roy's superior looking one|
My daughter however came up trumps when she spotted a pack of bugs and Halloween stuff in a local supermarket ("Morrison's) for a mere £2!
A quick trip to view said items and I found they were perfect for giant bugs in Jimland.
So here's the photos:
|...and giant frogs plus...|
|.... giant centipedes ...|
|a snake which is probably to scale for an African Black Mamba|
|An ant, just slightly more imposing than my feeble one on the left|
|More and larger spiders|
|Gigantic bug (cockroach I think)|
|A mouse ! (Not so usable)|
In addition to buying things I have been doing some hobby-related things too.
Cleaning and basing figures was at the top of the list, the cleaning aspect taking very little time. For bases I've been cutting up old plastic store cards etc.
All the figures I've bought have now been based and undercoated and I've even managed to spend a lot of time yesterday (Sunday) constructing the wagon I bought.
|A wagon (who;d have thought?)|
I'm very pleased with the final model.
|Overhead view and much bigger than I thought!|
|New Native bowmen|
|The camera crew|
|New explorers, pack animals, native bowmen and porters|
I'm currently working on the aar report of my first foray into "Jimland" and I'm hoping to post about it next week, but I am deliberating on how to present it. I'll probably follow the diary version used by blogger 'TWD' at "Toms Toy Soldiers" (search for his label Tombogoland) .
That's it then for this week, thanks once more for taking the time to visit and as always your comments are both welcomed and appreciated.