Friday, March 29, 2013

Mega Miniatures closing down...

For those of you that may have missed it, Mega Miniatures is closing up shop. Why is this of interest to Tekumel gamers? Well, because they have a large range of animals and accessories.

Their "Fantasy Scenery" section includes baskets of produce for marketplaces, various dugeon furniture like bookcases and the like, some very nice ballista, barrels, etc.

They have an extensive range of animals: cats, dogs, wild beasts of all types.

Many of the old Metal Magic ranges ended up here: the Arabian Nights range is especially good. It should be noted that the figures are smaller than todays "heroic 28s" but are nice none-the-less. And for character figures that doesn't matter so much.

Anyway, I thought I'd remind people about this pending closure...

Friday, March 22, 2013

Picking through the Boneyard

Following a tip on TMP I did a search on the Reaper Miniatures site using the search terms "boneyard weapon" and "boneyard shield".

The searches bring up individual weapon and shield sprues available for purchase. Some are a bit pricey but some are not bad. This, for example, is a nice shield for Tekumel:

The pictures are not always that good, but there is a link below showing the figure it went with and that is usually a much better picture.

This shield is also quite nice...

Though it is very tall. I bought 20 of these sprues a few years back for a conversion (as yet unfinished.) I think I got them for about $2.50 each at the time. The winged helmet is potentially useful as well - I'm thinking for one of the Pijena Gureks.

I've always liked these Renegade Miniatures Warring States Chinese - at least the armour, anyhow:

I had thought maybe put the winged helmet on them and the large kite shield with the face to make those Pijena HI. I couldn't decide if I liked the helmet's visor, however, and now I can't find the various parts. :-(

The Renegade figures are also a bit big compared to our typical figures, if that is likely to bother you.

Anyway, tis food for thought!