Thursday, 10 May 2018

A Lucky Find ! .


So I was surveying EBay and noticed somebody selling 40mm Prince August SYW figures , Now I have suitable moulds and could cast up figures myself , but these were their new SYW figures . I had admired these  but decided not to buy them as I already have lots of moulds  . I kept an eye on them and nobody seemed interested - two groups of 30 figures , one Austrian , one Prussian - Hmmm ! I could use the Prussians with my Allied army - then I noticed in the written information that he was selling the moulds as well  - that's 30 figures and two moulds for £30 !!!! - so I placed a bid !


Nobody else bid for them ! (strange) and I won them - so I bid for the Austrians about four minutes before the time was up - and won them as well . Today two heavy boxes arrived, the figures with their heads and weapons etc individually wrapped - nicely cast as well ! 


Here are the moulds , now I know at the beginning of the year I was hoping to keep the figure purchases down - BUT I think this was too good a deal to miss (desperately try to justify his buying more figures) . Got to unpack all these and start gluing equipment and heads to them - but I must get my Tex-Mex stuff finished first.



19 comments:

  1. Keep talking, you can justify it in the end!

    They are nice moulds though.

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    1. My conscience is flexible - and they are nice moulds aren't they !

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  2. I saw these and was tempted. However I aready have a stack of unpainted castings.

    Glad they went to a good home.

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    1. Getting the moulds swung it for me , then I can cast up extras to match my existing organisation .

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  3. Tony,
    Very nice pick up at a bargain price too...roll on the days of casting up 40mm. I sold up out of casting and molding altogether last year- lock, stock and barrel- the only thing I regret is that it was all relatively cheap to do- casting your own figures...I'm staggered by the cost of Commercial Figures these days which is my main reason for going 15-18mm...I cannot believe the price a lot of the Games Workshop figures command in 28mm for example. Cheers. KEV.

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    1. Luckily I have a large amount of old scrap figures gifted to me by a couple of friends who were having a clean out .

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    2. Very much looking forward to what you turn your scrap into...lost of fine 40mm Prince August will paint up well- a very economic project.

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  4. What an excellent find Tony...

    I really enjoy casting my own figures... although I have had to force myself to stop as the ‘Home cast ‘ lead pile is starting to become a mountain... ;-)

    All the best. Aly

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    1. Yes they have to be painted , the great thing is if you need a couple more you can simply cast them up.

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  5. Well Done Tony! Excellent find ... enjoy!

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    1. Was rather hesitant about ordering them - glad I did now .

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  6. Excellent find - moulds as well !

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    1. Yes the moulds swung it - can cast up extra figures to match my organisation .

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