Sunday, November 06, 2016

Pass the parcel...

Never once have I got over the (stupid?) pleasure I get when a parcel of goodies arrives on  the doormat.. and this one was no different...

Especially as I knew I had some samples of the Les Higgins figures coming from Old John [clicky]


Getting excited now..


Blimey didn't expect that many?!


Wow!


Bloody double wow!


More detailed look when I have time to put them under the magnifying light, but firstly, the figures are superb, so...  elegant, and second, I'm overwhelmed with the generosity..  I recommend a visit to the web site [clicky] wholeheartedly...

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  1. He is indeed a most generous chap.

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    1. Hi Tradgardemastare - certainly is - been pushing him to take some postage at least but he's ignoring me!

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    2. He's clever - once you're a disciple he'll get you to sign your family over to him....

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  2. Man! That is a windfall of free samples!
    One never tires of getting packages of figures in the post.
    Let's see some of these painted.

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    1. Jonathan - paint brush butchery will ensue... soon as I get a mo'..

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  3. Now you're making me feel old - I bought about 20 of the Higgins' ECW figures when I had a brief flirtation with the period (after a school trip to Marston Moor) many, many years ago. At the time all we were interested in was Airfix WW2!!!

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    1. Jeremy - most of us are of that generation - I would have been the same.. Don Featherstone.. Airfix Lee/Grant's... Attack Value and Defence Values... happy days...

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  4. Now you're making me feel old - I bought about 20 of the Higgins' ECW figures when I had a brief flirtation with the period (after a school trip to Marston Moor) many, many years ago. At the time all we were interested in was Airfix WW2!!!

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  5. They are lovely figures. I have a pile of the WSS to work on. Lovely to paint. Look forward to seeing what you do with these.

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    1. Andy - say things like that and I'll be scared to death to put them on the blog.. they'll be wargaming standard at best compared to some of Lee's and others output...!

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  6. He is indeed a Good Egg. The figures look even better painted. Simple elegant and a real period feel.

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    1. John - I am inordinately chuffed with his largesse..

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  7. Now that's what I call a 'sample pack'. The Higgins range does indeed have lots of character and are nice slim castings. Looks like you already have the best part of your first regiment of horse there!

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    1. Lee - almost! He has provided one each of everything in the range I think... with a few duplicates... I recognise some with bonnets (Montrose), there are command figures... artillery crew (lovely - you can see clearly they are wearing loose shirts) .. armoured and unarmoured pike in various positions... same with musketeers.... they really are very nice.

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  8. Well this isn't doing my self control any good - they are lovely looking figures and I know they look even better painted up.

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    1. Matt - I would very seriously like to see what you could do with these little guys... want me to send a sample along?

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  9. Hi Steve - you could be as sad as me, with a Les Higgins ECW collection - good though, isn't it??

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    1. Tony - to be honest I'm amazed... at both the price and the elegance... they're like a miniature Fife and Drum figure

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  10. Do I really need an ECW army or two in 20mm as well as 15mm 25/8/30mm and 40mm ..... possibly yes I do !!! These would be the lads .....

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    1. Andy - do it... :o) Still wondering how these would compare next to your new Blue Moon stuff... if I sent you a few could you do a photo comparison?

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  11. Parcels! I have to hope mine arrive when the Old Bat is out or she demands I buy her something of equivalent value. Fortunately she thinks a box of Perry Miniatures is about £5.

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