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I’m a 51-year-old Aspergic CAD-Monkey. Sardonic, cynical and with the political leanings of a social reformer, I’m also a toy and model figure collector, particularly interested in the history of plastics and plastic toys. Other interests are history, current affairs, modern art, and architecture, gardening and natural history. I love plain chocolate, fireworks and trees but I don’t hug them, I do hug kittens. I hate ignorance, when it can be avoided, so I hate the 'educational' establishment and pity the millions they’ve failed with teaching-to-test and rote 'learning' and I hate the short-sighted stupidity of the entire ruling/industrial elite, with their planet destroying fascism and added “buy-one-get-one-free”. I also have no time for fools and little time for the false crap we're all supposed to pretend we haven't noticed, or the games we're supposed to play.

Friday, February 12, 2016

L is for Left Hand Miniatures

I don't often win something, indeed I think I've only ever won a few club raffle prizes, and the magazine letter thing I mentioned here, back at the start of the blog, but I can add a win to the total!

There was a 'Name the new figures' competition (the pictures were of the 'greens' and have been taken down now) flagged-up on one of the war gaming forums a while ago and I fired off a few ideas in the heat of the moment and forgot all about it, then last week I got an eMail from Graydon Gorby of Left Hand Miniatures informing me I had had a choice selected and - further - had won a set of the figures!

Three days later and a US Postal Service jumbo-jet into terminal 4 LHW...the figures were mine! And rather nice they are too...I'll have to try painting them, even if I only paint the one I named. I'd love to do more painting, but time and the Devil wait for no man!

So, these are they...(my suggestions in brackets)

LCHB001. - Deadeye Davina (Limilla)
LCHB002. - Haleloke (Fancy Nancy)
LCHB003. - Uma Caulder (Sierra Solo)
LCHB004. - Empress Leonesse & 'Sanura' (Gloria Regina; I forgot to name the Lion!)
LCHB005. - Holly Go Heavily Armed

Davina and Uma would would make a brilliant pair of pirates in a role-playing game of the type, or the girls make a nice eclectic gang as a group...no men! More here.

Holly go Heavily Armed! Tank-girl with 'big hair'! I posed her on Garratt's encyclopaedia because he had such a poor opinion of fantasy and sci-fi miniatures I thought a bit of karma was called for! I'm not sure what she's holding, but I know I wouldn't want to be down-range of it...a repeater fleshette-grenade pistol I think!

Empress Leonesse & 'Sanura' is a rather nice sculpt (they all are!), bringing to mind the eponymous 'She' condemning chains of captured enemies to the fiery-grave of a volcanic flume...alive! You don't mess with someone who controls a Lion...

Two of the figures come with a little spruelette of parts, Japanese swords in Uma's case, a selection of pony-tails for  Haleloke...nice figures, check them out...I'm a winner...thank you Gordon!

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