Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Toys, Imaginary Worlds, and New Projects

I picked up a terrific new toy at the miniatures convention last weekend: an entire Aztec-style pyramid complex in 25mm scale. It's made by Stonehouse Miniatures out here in Lynnwood, Washington. I've had my eye on this set for several years but held off on buying it until I was ready to actually put it to use. I haven't reached that point yet, but this one showed up on the bring-and-buy tables at a price that I couldn't turn down.
It will be a great playground for my half-painted* Conquistadors and Aztecs. (*Meaning half the figures are painted, not all the figures are painted halfway!) They've been sitting in a box for too long, unused except for occasional appearances in RPGs.
Even better, it's time to finally get to work on that "Teddy Roosevelt in the Lost Land of Mu" campaign that I've been thinking about (and slowly collecting pieces for) for over ten years. I'm chomping at the bit to get this underway. I could use a new miniatures project to get my painting and modeling mojo working.