Thanks to you all for your kind words and birthday wishes. So my neighbor just dropped by handing me this package of awesome that was delivered to him by mistake, and I think I just have to say (in my best Burt Ward voice);
Great gods of heavy metal, my buddy wasn't kidding about heavy! So this was a huge dump of GW pewter, oh metal models how much I’ve missed thee!
It’s far more Eldar than I was expecting, but who needs a new thread? After all there is some Ork in this; so whats in the haul?
9 Fire Dragons (2 with damaged guns, 1 in need of base)
4 Harlequins (1 Power Axe and pistol, 1 pistoler, 1 pistol CCW, 1 Power Sword whose body is snapped in half, presumably for jetbike conversion)
3 incredibly oldschool Jetbikes (all unassembled, 2 Harlequin Covers, 1 pistol torso, 3 sets of legs, 1 Harlequin Solitare torso w/Powersword and Pistol, missing 1 control console)
4 Rangers…err Eldar Scouts (1 missing head, 1 a dual pistoler)
12 Guardians most of which appear to be Rogue Trader 1st wave Eldar (1Pfist and flamer with minor damage to gun, 1 dual machine pistols, 2 heavy guns, 3 Webber guns, 1 Pfist pistol, 1 Pfist powersword, 1 powersword and I assume fusion pistol, 1 unidentifed handgun, and 1 heavy chainsword pistol)
2 Swooping Hawks
3 Dark Reapers (only 2 guns)
Dark Reaper Exarch (damaged Shuriken Cannon tip, appears melted somehow
Scorpion Exarch w Biting Blade
Avenger Exarch with a very Chaos styled Helmet faceplate, perhaps I misidentified it
Both styles of 3rd Edition Dark Eldar Lord (unfortunately the male one is missing the wicked Power Claw looking arm and his pistol, but still perfectly good)
1 DE Mandrake 3rd Edition
1 DE Incubi 3rd Edition
3 Warwalkers (2 are older style where the pilot has their legs seperate, missing 2 sets of warwalker legs, 3 gunshields, rear powerplants
3 Wraithlords (4 right legs oddly, 3 right arms, 1 left arm, 1 torso w oldschool wraithlord weapon mount, missing 1-2 left arms
3 Necromunda characters (2 with heavy coats I'm assuming they're Goliath faction
1 odd fantasy model with missing forarms, assuming river troll
1 fanstasy minotaur missing arms and head
1 incredibly oldschool Chaos Spawn with missing tail and 2 front inserts
The front gun and plate of a 2nd edition Demolisher upgrade kit
top torso of a Blood Bowl character of some sort, probably Chaos due to Spikes
Inquisitor range dude missing right hand, left arm, and head which appears sawn off
Inquisitor range SM backpack
2nd Edition Zoanthrope
3 old school lascannons
1 unidentifed heavy weapon gun
1 heavily damaged Eldar Scatter laser with the front sawn off
Ork MegaNob arm w/kombi Shoota Skorcha
Ghaz center body minor damage
Ghaz Iron gob with a fair amount of twisting
I actually regret not doing an unboxing video for this, its truly amazing stuff! A lot of Eldar. And a lot of work to fix these up for table standard.
The truly the amazing finds: the 2nd Ed Zoanthrope (my hands down favorite version, don’t care if they don’t have arms or walk anymore, that head case was one of the coolest minis GW ever produced), Maugan Ra (finally, been trying to get one since 3rd, now there’s only Baharroth missing from my Pheonix Lord Collection), and the (sadly chopped in half) Solitare (this was my absolute favorite Harlequin model with the bandanna and demi-cape, I’m so thrilled to finally get him but also worried about messing up a leg conversion for him)
I really have to figure out how to strip this paint, but more than that I totally have to go to the nines for my bud's birthday. I mean over all this is around 100 models most of which are 20+ years old.
What do you guys think is better for me to work on as a thankyou/happy birthday gift in response, A Squadron of 5 scratchbuilt Valkyres or a squadron of 5 scratchbuilt Leman Russ?