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Wednesday, December 9, 2009

2mm Irregular Arrivals



My gaming buddy Iken and I have been gearing up to make a serious go at Land Ironclads and in doing so we place a big order for 2mm troops from Irregular Miniatures. In all, we ordered three army packs, a supply pack, and a few odds and ends planes, elephants and such.

I will note that while I like doing business with Nic at Eureka, I really couldn't justify ordering the Irregular stuff from him. The cost for the figs, even after exchange rate, come to about 15% more and Irregular only charged us 10% shipping instead of the regular 15% that both they and Eureka charge (because the order was only 2mm stuff). They shipped the order on the 1st and it got here today on the 9th. Fast shipping across the pond.

Only the elephants and one of the army packs is mine but I'm only building one force and Iken is building two. We will be sharing the supply pack but I'm not sure if we are just doing generic supply bases or if we are going to divy them out to specific armies. I haven't been able ot handle the minis yet as they were shipped to his house, but I must admit that I may have ordered the wrong army but I am sure it'll get used nonetheless.

I ordered the Afghan Army pack as I thought it would have a different feel to it than the various European army packs, but it looks, at least from the glimpse in the picture, like the mix of figures may be a bit TOO different. I'll reserve final judgement but I may end up having to make a Martian tribal coalition instead of a citystate army. Iken is planning to front me some of his cav as his alien army he is making doesn't use them. The elphants are going to be converted into Martian beasts but more on that later. I am going to be doing some of the most microscale conversions I've ever done to try to get my 2mm to look like a VSF Martian army ala Space 1889/John Carter.

Stay tuned for more updates!

-Eli

8 comments:

  1. I can't remember ever even seeing these 2mm. Cool.

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  2. Oh yeah. They've been out for ages!

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  3. It will be interesting to see how these look when you are done with them. I honestly cannot tell anything from the photo (like I should talk with my blurry pictures man I need a new camera). Anyway I think that they look good. 2mm is so small though that detail is going to be easy enough by just putting dots of color on the guys.

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  4. Having some experience with the 2mm stuff the picture is a bit more telling to me. Also the original pic was a bit bigger.

    Painting 2mm is not an exact science. It's all about placing the right color in the right general area. On some of my experimental Martian paintjobs. I just painted the whole thing s a ruddy yellow (skin) then picked out metalic spots and redish leather spots (armor and weapons). The last detail was some color at the top of the figs, either metal (helmet) or various shades of brown and black (hair).

    They look really cool ranked up.

    -Eli

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  5. Wow,
    I had no idea anyone even did a 2mm scale.

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  6. It is a great, unsung scale that allows massive battles to unfold on a table.

    -Eli

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  7. I'll be interested to see how they look painted. I had heard of 6mm before but never 2mm.
    Thanks

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  8. I do not believe that I have a camera capable of taking good pics of them. But check out the Steel on Sand blog link on my blog for some good examples and excellent pictures.

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