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  1. He's done! Thanks for everybody's help. :) https://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/92153-vintage-battle-troll-from-80s/
  2. Hey gang, so I dug out my box of unpainted minis from the 70's and 80's and gave this one a shot. Thanks to @Jen @Hammereyez @Jasper_the_2nd for inspiration. Mine is lead, but the current version is another metal (Reaper 03087). Cheers!
  3. Wow, a Reaper! Look at that! Thanks @haldir Looks like it's a "Dark Heavens Legends" release - not sure what that means. Mine is lead which I don't think anyone produces any more.
  4. No stamps that I can see, I remember it was wobbly so I used an exacto to even the bottom years ago and it's sat on my desk ever since. I also have a Ral Partha Balrog from circa 1985 that looks somewhat similar in feel and emotion and I used to really love the R.P. figures. He's about 3/4 inches tall, a big hunk of metal!
  5. After completing my Reaper training kits, I'm ready to start tackling my old 80s lead minis from my youth. I tried painting a couple when I was twelve years old and failed so miserably I literally thought there was no way I would ever be able to even attempt this hobby and it was just better left to others with more talent. Thanks Reaper for making the awesome training sets and helping me try again after over 35 years. So without further ado I begin digging into my vault from the 80s. Apologies if this forum is for Reaper products only, no insult intended. So I think this baddie might be a Ral Partha Hill Troll, but not sure. Anybody have some insight?
  6. Thanks for all the references, I got inspired and took another pass at some highlights! Also gave the knight a go. Tried to dirty him up a bit! :)
  7. Can you guys recommend a good link to a shadow/highlight tutorial?
  8. Hi all, my first post was answered by such warm and supportive folks I decided to have a crack at the ol' orc from Reaper mini training set #1. The left eye took me 6 tries (and twice that many curses.) Really enjoying this new hobby, first time I tried was back in 1983 and it was a disaster. Maybe patience does come with age. :) #separatedbutnotseparate
  9. I see you have the brush cleaner, seems ubiquitous for everyone. Any recommended super glue for reassembling my lead minis from the 80s that I had my dad ship me from the attic back east? This is seriously taking me on a trip back to my youth.
  10. OK I thought I had an impressive little stash started and I see I’ve definitely started down the rabbit’s hole. Your kits are incredible!
  11. Nice! I find I’m having trouble with lighting. Also holding the mini and the brush to get in areas I can barely see, much less touch with the brush.
  12. Love the garden! My family used to grow all our own veggies growing up.
  13. I really liked the grimy metalwork too
  14. OK I think I’m kitted up for the long haul. My wife hasn’t banned me from using the coffee table yet. Anyone else want to share their setup?
  15. Hello all, I'm stuck at home the next couple of months like the rest of the world and thought I'd finally try again after my only failed attempt at painting minis thirty-five years ago. I got one of the Reaper Core Essentials kits and did my first one today. Honestly I just can't believe it came out at all. When I was a kid I didn't have anyone to give me advice like the awesome Reaper booklet did (washes, base coating, etc.) and I seriously have to say thanks for putting out such a well designed tutorial. I just bought the Layer kit and I look forward to learning from all the expert artists here.
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