Some wives might be grudgingly tolerate their husband's nerdy hobby; mine indulges me in it. As you can see, this was quite the haul: Three boxes of Star Frontiers minis--including two boxes of Sathar ships, which I don't have--and the fleet pack of Cimexians from Brigade Models, which I'd never seen before.
Speaking of pirates, the Sathar boxes each come with two models of assault scouts and the aforementioned frigate. These models are a lot smaller, but will fit in nicely with my Federation scouts and tanker. And, of course, the Fed box comes with two more scouts and another freighter, not to mention one more firgate, destroyer, and battleship to add to my transport fleet.
I'm intrigued by the Cimexian fleet. That box holds 18 minis: a dreadnought, two battleships, a pair of cruisers, a couple of destroyers, a trio of frigates and eight corvettes. Of course, these models are a lot smaller than most of my spaceships; these are fleet scale, comparable to minis for Full Thrust. Their organic look and mandible shapes make me think they could work as more Entomalian ships, or maybe some new faction or species. I'm not sure just yet.
It's more stuff to store untill I can get it painted. Luckily, my wife not only understands my lead addiction, she enables it! And she's not embarrassed by my gaming, either. As my spouse was purchasing these toys for me, the clerk asked her if she played the game. "No," she replied. "I have a nerd at home."
Babe, your nerd thanks you!