As many readers will know, I have been (slowly) re-creating the McDeath scenario using many of the original models. We even managed to play through the first game of the scenario several times in August at the third annual Oldhammer Weekend at the Wargames Foundry.
Getting to that point was a real challenge, partly due to the scale of the project. I am just one man, with limited time, who needs to paint hundreds of models, build scenery and create custom tables for each part of the narrative. The other great hurdle of the project was getting hold of the models themselves. Not only are some of them quite rare, they are also highly desirable and have very high price tags - think £100+ for McDeath and Lady McDeath each!
My quest through the fathoms of collectingMcDeath have hit some real lows and reached some wonderful highs. The generosity of some Oldhammerers has been remarkable - especially my friend, Steve Casey, who supplied McDeath himself. But the dodgy dealing and dubious miniatures that I saw for sale on that journey shocked me.
Though nothing I saw shocked me as much as the above listing I found on eBay this morning. Just look at that image boys and girls! Isn't this the worst 'recast' you have ever seen? If indeed it IS a recast as its SO bad it might even be a sculpted copy.
Here is what McDeath SHOULD look like!
And I am afraid that the rear view of the model is even worse than the front! Just have a look below if you don't believe me. What makes matters worse - its up for sale for an astonishing £150!!!!!! The seller is called 'deiv-zalg' and has zero feedback. Make of that what you will!