06 April 2014

Ahoggyá, part 8

Painting is just about complete on my first element of Ahoggyá:

These are painted to represent the Legion of Gurúggma, 3rd Imperial Ahoggyá Auxiliary Heavy Infantry (say that 3 times fast!!).

And, now to base them up:

All of those arms and legs will make it a bit tricky; I plan to place one figure on the base at a time.


05 April 2014

An unexpected 'First'

There is a first time for everything!

I have been working with miniatures for a while, since the 80's, and I have never had this happen to me, until now:

My tube of super glue has run dry!  Typically, I replace them after the tip is so plugged up that they are not usable, or the glue inside has cured due to a leak.  But not this time!  And, it lasted a long time - this tube was opened at least 4 years ago...


02 April 2014

Aztecs, part 1

The first of my Aztecs have been prepped for priming:

This is Eureka Miniatures pack 100AZT07, Eagle knights.  Not shown are the shields, which I try to leave off of miniatures, as it is easier to paint with them separate.  These are nice miniatures, if maybe a bit flat although the poses are most likely the culprit.  One word of caution - Eureka uses a soft, bendy metal and thin pieces can flex a lot.  I have put super glue on the handles of the macuahuitls (the 'cricket bat'-looking weapon) as they bent somewhat during their journey to my table.  They did not break, however.

And, the second set:

This is Eureka Miniatures pack 100AZT12, Huaxtec suit wearers.  In my original post, I stated that these were Huaxtecs, another Mesoamerican tribe.  They are not - these represent Aztecs wearing a Huaxtec-style suit, sort of similar to imitation Legionaires!  Huaxtecs were not considered a big threat by the Aztecs at the time of the Conquest, but once they were ferocious (and more numerous).  The problem with the bendy metal is not so obvious with the Huaxtec suit wearers, as the macuahuitl-wielding hand of the middle two miniatures in the above pic are a separate piece from the rest of the miniature.

Although it might seem daunting, I am looking forward to trying my hand at painting these chaps up!