Ever wish you hadn’t started something … ?

Five days to Salute and counting … and both Phil and I are posting on the same day, so you can tell how busy it’s getting !!

So we spent all our money on some shiny new display cases for Celtos, all that remained was the small matter of moving all the figures from the old case to the new one. Simples. Unfortunately I don’t think I realised quite how long this exercise was going to take. There are 275 figures (give or take) in the Celtos range, many of which are painted to a very high standard, the rest aren’t. We decided that the unpainted ones should at least be displayed with a coat of primer rather than raw metal, so they couldn’t be moved straight from the old cases to the new ones, they have to be removed, taken away and sprayed, then brought back. But of course they’re no longer in the correct order, so each figure has to be identified first before being stuck in the right spot (hence a laptop with photos of all of the figures to ID them, and a spreadsheet for keeping track of where I’ve got to).

Ah yes, removing them from the old case … the old case was make of wood, and I have no idea what I stuck them in with – but I did a good job! The figures have to be levered out with a sharp knife, lots of brute force (and commensurate care with the painted ones) and then the splinters of wood that have come away with the base have to be removed. There have been several repair jobs where separate arms have come loose and have had to be pinned and glued, and some paint chips will have to be touched up.

I took over the dining room table for an evening for this exercise … three days later I’m still there, and the exasperated looks and comments from the ever-patient brigadieress are increasing by the day …

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I’m sure it’ll all be worth it …

BTW, the Salute release list has been updated and tweaked again …

56er

Well good luck for your ongoing quest! Maybe paint the names of the figures on the bases next time will help you identify what model you have in your hands.

Gareth Pannan

That looks like a ruddy hard job to me!
I’ve got loads of Celtos minis from you over the last couple of years and I’m now using the Geals to make a Warhammer Slaine army. Great figures!!!
When are you doing any new ones? Cheers.

Tony

Expect new figures (and a new set of rules) in the autumn – we have the first half-a-dozen new master figures in our hands already and we’ll start previewing them soon.