|The Kickstarter has already fully funded! There are seven figures in the full set, too.|
Lots of news to get through before I do the post on the TRE Games trireme, so let's dive right in.
First off, my father-in-law is walking again; he had surgery to relieve pressure on the nerves in his back that control his legs, and he's now back on the Iron Range regaining his strength. As might be assumed, we're very happy about this, and wishing him a speedy recovery!
One bit of very sad news, which I did not pass along until now out of respect to the people involved, was that there was a death in our very extended family a while back. I will not comment further, as I respect their privacy, but the Missus and I were both shocked and surprised by the news.
In the miniatures world, The Tekumel Project has been posting photos of Howard's upcoming release of Vimuhla troopers and personalities; link to his site in the left-hand column, and we encourage you to have a look.
Alex Bates, who runs Forge of Ice Miniatures, as gotten a Kickstarter going for a set of 'Sleazy Merchant and Sleepy Guards'. I just found out about this last night, while on the Lead Adventure Forum, and we'll be getting this set; the Missus pronounced Herself to be pleased with these figures, so I know what I'm getting for my Christmas present. We already have the two Snake Priestess figures, which have joined Mike Burns' Dark Fable 'Temple of Set' set. (Sorry; could not resist that.) Alex does not have a formal website, but does have a Facebook page. The link to the Kickstarter is:
Speaking of Mike Burns, rumor has it that his next Dark Fable Miniatures set will be "The Legend of Cleopatra", with suitable figures of the lady her herself and various court officials and officers.I'll want to get in on this; I have a huge bronze scarab to use as the palace gong, so I'm well on my way to doing the epic production... :)
Getting the house ready for the arrival of Fifth Daughter from overseas continues; went out to IKEA yesterday and bought a new side table for the front door to hold all those hats, gloves, and scarves we seem to need up here in the Northwoods. I continue to find all sorts of treasures and curiosities that I had clean forgotten about, stashed away in the 'spare room', and I continue to sort them all out. I'm also making room in the workshop for the old painting desk; I'm really looking forward to using it again!
More to come!