Monday, September 13, 2010

Old-School Commissar (Thanks, eBay!)

I was browsing eBay a little while ago, and came across an out-of-production Commissar model I hadn't seen before. I liked the model immediately, and decided to get my hands on one. However, the first example I saw was in nearly new condition, and I didn't think I would want to pay the kind of money that might attract.

Fortunately for me, another person happened to have the same model up for sale. It was missing its sword, and covered in quite thick paint (which I think is why I got it so cheap in the end, it wasn't particularly recognisable) but I put a bid in and got it for 1.04GBP. Bargain!

The missing sword was OK by me - I'm not such a fan of the old style blades. I replaced it with a plastic Catachan sword. I filled in the notches on the back of this with Green Stuff, and apart from a soak in some Simple Green to strip him of paint, that was about all that needed doing!

It's a pretty neat model, and hopefully it will be somewhat unique amongst my local gaming crowd! Watch this space for a picture of him painted up.


Papa JJ said...

That's a very nice miniature to find on eBay and at a great price, too! The replacement sword you used looks really good on this model.

the other Kevin said...

I don't think I've seen that one before either. Can't wait to see it painted up!

Frag_Dad said...

@Papa JJ: I'm glad you like the sword replacement, and I hope it will look like part of the original model once it's painted. I was pretty stoked to get it so cheap - since then, I've been keeping a bit of an eye on eBay!

@the other Kevin: I'm still amazed at the number of older models out there. I know 40k has quite a long history, but I'm only new to the hobby and so it's quite exciting to find these old models which really appeal to me, and which I never knew existed!

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