Saturday, July 12, 2014

There Be Dragons Part II

I attended Cangames 2014, in Ottawa during the Victoria Day Weekend last May. I hope to post more about the event in upcoming days. However I found a miniature that I've have been on the lookout for ages. That is an inexpensive dragon for 15mm Hordes of the Things.

It has the look of Smaug about him
And this is what I found for $5.00, already painted. It was covered in dust and sitting in a bin of old minis and parts. I think it was something put out by Games Workshop for their Warmaster/Battle of Five Armies games, but I am only guessing. If you can identify the figure, please let me know in the comments.

Tim, see comments below, has identified this miniature. It was originally a Ral Partha product, the Golden Dragon (01-094) and is now available from Iron Wind Metals. They seem to have kept the same product number. It’s a great looking figure and not a GW product at all.

The Captain Returns

It has been a long time since I've posted on my blogs or even painted a figure. My life was in a bit of turmoil, but things have straightened out. After five years of chronic underemployment I now find myself, as an accounting technician, very much in demand. It has been a good year. However the hobby side of my life has suffered, while I searched for steady employment, and then found it.

I will start off with an item that recently arrived in the mail. As some of you may know, the Government of Canada has officially introduced a new bar for the veterans of Bomber Command.  In my opinion this recondition was long overdue.

All Canadian Veterans, regardless of rank, who were awarded the Canadian Volunteer Service Medal and served a minimum of one day with Bomber Command are eligible for the Bomber Command Bar. The application for the bar can be found on the Veterans Affairs Canada Website.

My father passed away in 1995 and his medals were donated to the Royal Canadian Legion, Spryfield Branch 152. My plan is to make sure the bar gets added to them on my next trip east.