ebay been very very good to me…

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7 thoughts on “ebay been very very good to me…

  1. Congratulations; that's a pretty nice score. I'm surprised you got them so relatively cheap; most of the time collectors like minis new in their blister packs, so the prices are accordingly higher.

    I use minis to game with, so collectability isn't a selling point for me.

  2. Desert Scribe: I feel exactly the same way. The collectability of the figures is an annoyance when I'm trying to buy them to actually PLAY the game.

    Northy: The first Dopplesoldner I find is staying safely in my collection, thank you very much. But something might be arranged for seconds.

  3. I've been giving some serious thought to paint schemes. Right now I've got:

    MK III – red & white ("Richtoffen")
    MK III – blue
    MK IIIB – unpainted
    MK V – unpainted
    Fencer – tan
    Fencer B – unpainted

    And of course now a MK III and a MK V on the way. I like the idea of garish paint schemes for the Ogres, to contrast with the semi-realistic paint I have on the other units.

    I suppose I could just go through the primary and secondary colors (with appropriate "opposite" accenting). But I'd like something a little more coherent. Maybe an Ogre for each unit color (gray, tan, green, brown)?

  4. If it were me, I'd go with bold, primary colour schemes for the Ogres, but rather than looking at colour wheels and picking appropriately for details I'd throw on one or two patches of the appropriate gray/tan/green/brown on each particular Ogre. Sure, try to align the primary with the most appropriate 'camo' colour. Think of it as something akin to a regiment patch.

    You'd get your yellow, red, blue, green, purple, etc., but you would also tie in the Ogres with the conventional units through those carefully placed details.

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