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This mini has been with me for over 30 yrs unpainted - finally did it! I'm happy that I was able to finish it in only ~ 6hrs - really fast for me, and that I was able to stop 'fixing' it. I found it hard to attache the field grass this being my first time using it- any hints on how to better do this and keep the grass from leaning so much?
These are from the old Grenadier set #1502 Robo Hunters from the Future Warriors range, sculpted by Mark Copplestone, a vision of the future from the 1980s.
I wanted to paint up some PoC figures. The Grace Jones lookalike was an obvious choice, as was the glowering dude in dreadlocks. The teenager fits too. There's also a guy with some ludicrous hair but I didn't paint him this time.
All paints used are Golden Matte Fluid Acrylics. Color mixes are (usually) noted, but not exact ratios.
Questions are welcomed and I will try to answer them. Critiques are appreciated.
This is the way I usually start miniature figures: Lightly primed with Titanium White, then when that is dry, washing it over with Burnt Umber. Burnt Umber is a dark, transparent pigment that settles into crannies when thinned down and shows the details very well. It also gives a nice warm undertone to later paint layers.
Pulled out one of the many in my old school collection and finally painted it up. Part of my New Year's resolution which is to not buy any new minis this year and paint what I already own, some of which goes back 30+ years. At some point I may put together a resolution WIP thread to help me stay focused.
Mixed up somewhere in the depths of my cases are the people that came with this beast and someday maybe I'll get to them. If I can find them and all their parts!
I could have sworn I already asked about these, but darned if I can find where.
I got given a handful of old school lead figures from a couple of generous sources. Some of them I figured out immediately what they were or lucked into info on the Lost Minis Wiki.
But these ones have me stumped, despite in some cases clear markings. May I ask for some help from the collective wisdom?
I believe most of these to date from no later than 1991 or so.
They have been primed and washed with a thinned brown to bring out detail.
1. Some sort of pretty early orc-goblins, no base markings (subsequently glued to pennies). I found pictures of them in a group image on ebay with information so inaccurate it was laughable.
Identified by K2h2m3 as from the Grenadier set AD&D 5002 "Monsters", Goblin w/ Axe and Goblin w/ Sword, 1980-1982
2. (Central figure only) A wizard with upraised staff, manufacturer unknown, base markings unclear. He's the figure in the middle (the other four are identifiable as from the old Grenadier boxed set 5001, "Dungeon Explorers").
Identified by Rob Dean as from Heritage Models set 1302, "Evil Wizards and Ring Wraiths", FF2-A, sculptor unknown, circa. 1980?, no later than 1981-1982
3. A witch, base markings "MP90" or "HP90" and something unclear
Identified by Xherman1964 as Metal Magic C1017c, "Witch with Cat", sculpted by Michael Immig, circa 1992.
4. Possibly an elf?
Identified by knarthex as Ral Partha 01-319, "Elf Thief 3 Stage" 319b (stage two), sculpted by Tom Meier, circa. 1986.
5. An unusually tall for the time ninja, apparently signed "Ridolfi" on the bottom and with the possible date "90"
Identified by Bob Ridolfi as one of his earliest efforts with an extremely limited distribution, see post 17 below.
6. A fighter, possibly a paladin with a mace, very clearly marked "Grenadier 1991 A644" -- and I still can't find any information or visual confirmation on him!
Identified by alchemist as from the Grenadier set 1414 "Fighting Men Champions", sculpted by Mark Copplestone, 1991.
So the Pathfinder game was played last Saturday, and a friend from collage that still plays with us brought up a box of old lead that he was going to put on evil bay, and asked me if I wanted any of them.....
(Anyone care to guess my answer?)
So I refrained from taking the whole box and grabbed the following:
These critters are called 'Hexers' or something like that I believe
R.Charrette, 1989 on the base
These guys reminded me of Anhurians
1992 on base
These guys had odd helmets that I kinda liked...
R Charrette and 1989 on base again
This guy just struck my fancy for some reason:
Ral Partha 84 on the base...
As soon as I saw this guy, I thought of the Dark Enabler, The Like Bomber, & CW....
R Charrette and 1989 on base again
(So when I paint this guy, which one do I skin for him???? )
The Dwarf Bear rider was just.....
A422 1989 on base
This Orc? Ogre? was kinda neat, so....
M459 1991 on base
And I just like this guy!
His boots are claws, His visor reminds me of a Traveller character I had back in High School that a different friend drew a pic of for me, and his shield is neat!
FP41 1987 on base
They are all going to go for a swim in paint stripper, as soon as I can find some gel type....
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