Wednesday, April 3, 2013
Spanish-American War & Beasties
Anyway, here we have 20 Tiger Miniatures' Spanish infantry for the Spanish-American War (which I insist on calling the "SpAm War" because it amuses me). Their skin is too dark (Ral Partha East Indian) but them's the breaks; once its done it is DONE. Death before re-paint! I'm just going to pretend they are all very very tan from the tropical sun. Or maybe jaundiced. The uniform was giving me the heebee-jeebees too, its a light grey/blue corduroy type stuff for which I was hopelessly unprepared; until I found a P3 color called Underbelly Blue from Privateer. Now I can chalk these 20 guys into the "finished" pile!
Also out of the Tupperware I'm flocking 6 cape buffalo and an American Bison today, they should be ready for fame soon. The Cape Buff is one of my favorite animals; sadly misunderstood as a simple black cow with a bad attitude, it is justly world famous among the safari crowd as one of the 5 most dangerous animals in the world! One famous hunter described them as "They look at you like they hate you personally." and "They look at you like you own them money." I read a story where a buff killed two fully grown lions and then walked a couple miles before bleeding to death. Gotta love 'em! Maybe some day I'll play that safari game I've been dreaming about for 10 years. I've already purchased "The Lion Eats Tonight", "Tooth and Claw", "Tusk 1,2,&3" "Where Heroes Dare" and a fistful of other sets. Any suggestions?