We just got the shipment of Full Thrust miniatures we ordered on Halloween. Almost four kilos of metal space goodness from Britain. Just the fricking shipping & handling was £42. But now… now we paint.

(Well, and do a fair amount of filing, scraping, cutting, pinning, gluing, etc. to get these things cleaned up and assembled. Most of the castings are pretty good, but I’m really not thrilled about the look of Orion’s ESU ships. One sprue of fighters is pretty much fused into a single sheet of metal.)