Meanwhile I have been a bit busy shopping on Ebay. Not much else to do in a hotel room, which can be a blessing and a curse at the same time. My credit card got put through it's paces and now one of my longer projects of gathering an Oldhammer unit for my Chaos forces took a giant leap forward. I previously had 8 old castings from the 80s that were just begging for reinforcements that have now arrived during the last two weeks with the final bunch arriving today!
This puts me at 26 castings that are probably all older than I am :) There are still a few duplicates so I might have to buy a couple more to make a unit where no single miniature is the same, but still quite a nice collection that actually ended up costing less than I feared. Nearly all of them are from Citadel, but at least the command team is from Marauder Miniatures which was later acquired by Citadel/Games Workshop. There are also some pretty old castings with the oldest ones having stamps from 1974. Surprisingly good condition too and not much paint stuck in the crevases. I'm still waiting for bases for most of them, but at least I've got the first 6 washed and ready for primer so I should have some updates soon!
As a final addition I had to get myself one of the most random sculpts Citadel ever produced. One of the sellers also had a Chaos Toilet model up for auction so of course I had to go and bid on that bugger too. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it, but it was just so epic that I couldn't pass on the chance to acquire it. Might make for a nice objective piece or something. Now I just have to find the other toilet series miniatures :)
(c) Stuart Thomas. Picture from Stuff of Legends.