I have been trying to talk Eureka into creating fantastic aerial forces for the other countries to match their Germans riding pterodactyls, but they have not been interested. I had suggested Russians on giant vultures, Americans on eagles, and Brits on owls. Since Eureka wasn’t interested, I took matters into my own hands.
For two years I’ve been looking for Games Workshop eagles in flea markets. They cost about $10 each from the manufacturer, but in most cases I was able to get these for a dollar or two. Actually, my buddy Don found most of them for me over the past couple years in convention flea markets. After collecting eagles to long, I needed to shift my attention to riders. At Fall In 2013 I met someone from a painting service, called Major Objective. I don’t usually commission painted figures, but between Fall In and Cold Wars, the owner bought plastic figures, modified them heavily, made a mold of the resultant figure, made fifteen of them, and painted them — all for a reasonable price. I think he did a terrific job, and I’d certainly use Major Objective again!
This weekend I was pretty busy with family activities but Sunday afternoon I painted the 11 eagles, since I picked up the riders a few weeks ago at the convention. In the above picture you can see an example. I don’t have flight stands for all of them yet, but I plan to hit the hobby store in the next few days. Then I’ll take pictures of the whole wing and post them. I plan to use these and the Eureka figures in either GASLIGHT and/or using the X-Wing game and creating stats for the Americans and Germans.