Finished a Few Things Before Thanksgiving

On and off for a week, I’ve been picking away at some unpainted lead sitting on my painting table.  Between the recent move and the high tuition rates I’m paying for my kids’ schooling, the lead budget is tight.  I usually keep my unpainted lead under about 300 figures.  I also usually try to paint figures I bought at one convention before buying more figures at the next convention.  In the past year, however, I let that grow to 500 or so figures — even counting strips of Old Glory 10mm Napoleonics as a single figure.  Anyway, below are pictures of a couple of recent transfers from “unpainted” to “painted.”

Eureka Flakasaurus
Eureka Flakasaurus

Eureka Miniatures released some pterodactyls with German pilots.   To go along with their Jurrasic Reich figures, they released this set at Historicon.  I finally got around to assembling and painting it.  I keep suggesting to Nic Robson (the owner) that they need to add Americans riding eagles, British riding owls, and Russians riding giant vultures.

Hydra War Rocket pirate ships
Hydra War Rocket pirate ships

In their War Rocket line, Hyrda has begun releasing a fifth fleet: pirates.  I like the rules, but I REALLY like the ships.  According to their Web page, they have released the Type II pirate ships, but all I found at Fall In (from Recreational Conflict) were the Type I ships (pictures above).