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21 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Question the 13th of March:  How do you spend an unexpected day off from work? (snow day, road closed, whatever)

 

Well, if for some reason I cannot login and work remotely, then I go down to my studio and spend the day pretending that I am a full time mini sculptor who has never heard of XML.

 

 

52 minutes ago, Chaoswolf said:

Yes/no.

I have lots of old school minis, but I don't have a painting queue; I paint stuff as the mood strikes me.

 

^This

 

I almost got this one out of the way back drawer to paint for Reaper Con (still might).  It would be fun to see Julie's reaction to it. I'm not sure what the date on this one is, but it was definitely one of her earlier works.

 

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1 hour ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Question the 14th of March:  Do you have any old school minis in your painting queue? (I’m arbitrarily defining old school as being released more than 20 years ago)  If so, what is/are it/they?

Still a bit too new to the hobby to have anything released very long ago. That combined with being scared of lead has me without any old school minis. But maybe with the BoGW I'll get my first. :D

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1 hour ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Question the 14th of March:  Do you have any old school minis in your painting queue? (I’m arbitrarily defining old school as being released more than 20 years ago)  If so, what is/are it/they?

 

Closest thing I have to old school is a bunch of 3rd edition Space Marines and Dark Eldar from Games Workshop.  Given its release was in 1998, that's close enough in my eyes ^_^

 

I don't really have a painting queue as, like others have mentioned, I paint what catches my attention/mood at the time, but it is part of what I consider my backlog (aka miniatures that need painting). 

 

Edit: I suspect my Catachans Heavy Flamers, Meltagun users, and veteran sergeants/captains are probably old enough as well.  

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2 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Question the 14th of March:  Do you have any old school minis in your painting queue? (I’m arbitrarily defining old school as being released more than 20 years ago)  If so, what is/are it/they?

No.

 

I just painted it during last week's snow days, an old slaanesh cavalry mini. 

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2 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Question the 14th of March:  Do you have any old school minis in your painting queue? (I’m arbitrarily defining old school as being released more than 20 years ago)  If so, what is/are it/they?

Do they count as old school if they're still commercially available?

 

The Reaper DHL miniatures with the lowest SKU I have (excluding the ones in DHL Classics packs) are 02018 Familiar Pack I and 02050 Tristan Loremistress but I don't know when these were originally released.

 

I have several BattleTech miniatures whose sculpts are at least 20 years old but I don't know if they count either since most of them are still available from Iron Wind Metals.  (Some of these minis are in IWM blisters, some are in Ral Partha blisters, and some were bought second-hand online.)

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2 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Question the 14th of March:  Do you have any old school minis in your painting queue? (I’m arbitrarily defining old school as being released more than 20 years ago)  If so, what is/are it/they?

I have an unpainted HeroQuest set waiting for paint, but I can't say its in my queue.

 

 

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3 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Question the 14th of March:  Do you have any old school minis in your painting queue? (I’m arbitrarily defining old school as being released more than 20 years ago)  If so, what is/are it/they?

Not currently in my painting queue. But I do have a bunch of old Ral Partha minis. Some are AD&D, some are Battletech. Some were individual blisters, some were boxed sets.

 

The biggest project would be the used Battle Masters set I found last year. The minis (over a hundred) have a basic paint job worth stripping and redoing. The stickers are going to drive me crazy.

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3 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Question the 14th of March:  Do you have any old school minis in your painting queue? (I’m arbitrarily defining old school as being released more than 20 years ago)  If so, what is/are it/they?

 

Julie Guthrie's Fantasy Personalities from Grenadier. 

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4 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Question the 14th of March:  Do you have any old school minis in your painting queue? (I’m arbitrarily defining old school as being released more than 20 years ago)  If so, what is/are it/they?

 

I have prepped and primed a 1986 lizard shamaness from Grenadier, a 1995 elf thief by Ral Partha, and an oriental looking priestess/goddess that is stamped TSR Ral Partha 19?5.  Can't make out that third digit since it is right on a mold line.  They are ready to go should the mood strike, but are pretty far down the priority list. 

 

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3 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

 

Closest thing I have to old school is a bunch of 3rd edition Space Marines and Dark Eldar from Games Workshop.  Given its release was in 1998, that's close enough in my eyes ^_^

 

I don't really have a painting queue as, like others have mentioned, I paint what catches my attention/mood at the time, but it is part of what I consider my backlog (aka miniatures that need painting). 

 

Edit: I suspect my Catachans Heavy Flamers, Meltagun users, and veteran sergeants/captains are probably old enough as well.  

He did say 20 years old and 1998 was 20 years ago. 

 

This is what being old feels like.:wacko:

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5 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Question the 14th of March:  Do you have any old school minis in your painting queue? (I’m arbitrarily defining old school as being released more than 20 years ago)  If so, what is/are it/they?

Yes/no.

I have lots of old school minis, but I don't have a painting queue; I paint stuff as the mood strikes me.

 

Pretty much this. I'm hoping to paint the last of my GW high elves sometime soon and they'll be around that 20 year mark. I have older but no specific plans for them at the moment. They's been sitting here for 20+ unpainted and I'm working to correct that. 

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13 minutes ago, redambrosia said:

He did say 20 years old and 1998 was 20 years ago. 

 

This is what being old feels like.:wacko:

 

I have stuff that was 20 years old in 1998.  That is what being old feels like. ::P:

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5 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Question the 14th of March:  Do you have any old school minis in your painting queue? (I’m arbitrarily defining old school as being released more than 20 years ago)  If so, what is/are it/they?

 

Not really old school, but I do have a lot of figures that have been in the "Maybe some day" pile for at least 20 years.

 

 Especially shame-making are a pile of Masai:

 

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I've got nearly a hundred of these to get done. What is especially daunting is that EVERY MASAI SHIELD IS MEANT TO HAVE A DIFFERENT PATTERN!

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5 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Question the 14th of March:  Do you have any old school minis in your painting queue? (I’m arbitrarily defining old school as being released more than 20 years ago)  If so, what is/are it/they?

 

Er.. yes? I think I've got a knight and horse (Partha, lead... no idea what), and there is always ol' Takky, who needs to be stripped, primed and repaired, 'cause broken leg. Poor Takky. Oh. I think I also have some draconians that need finished. And possibly parts; I think I have a Sivak short his tail, poor bugger.

 

But they're not immediately in my queue. One of these days..

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5 hours ago, Dilvish the Deliverer said:

Question the 14th of March:  Do you have any old school minis in your painting queue? (I’m arbitrarily defining old school as being released more than 20 years ago)  If so, what is/are it/they?

 

Nope, not only is everything in my painting queue fairly new, the oldest unpainted minis I have are my remaining Stonehaven Dwarves and they're only 5 years old.

 

 

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