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  1. 8 minutes ago, Shadespyre said:

    Citadel Fantasy Tribes Dwarf with Light Crossbow and Sword (FTD 2) - the design dates back to 1981. Later (1983) moved to the C07 range.

     

    There are lots and lots of head variations of each model, often with clothing variations too. That shield design is a hallmark of the range. As for packaging, back in the day (1982-3 ish) I used to buy mine loose, picking them out of roughly sorted boxes in the Games Workshop in Birmingham, UK. I think they were officially packed in bags stapled to cards at the time, though blister packs soon appeared.

     

    Look forward to seeing what else you've got. I built a whole Warhammer army out of the orcs of the same vintage last year - some wonderful miniatures made at this time, though simple by more modern standards.

    Uploading a few more this weekend, can't wait to see what you guys think. Maybe we'll get the history behind all of them!

    I do remember that little guy coming in a very simple packaging, of course to my 11 year old eyes it was wrapped in gold and faerie dust :)

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  2. More vintage minis from my childhood.  Been soaking a dozen or so in isopropyl  for about a week to get the 40 yr old enamel paint off them.  With much scrubbing some of them came out pretty clean!  Will post as they come along, here's one of my all-time favorites. I remember when I bought him in a little attic hobby shop in Ithaca, NY. Unfortunately I don't remember the packaging.  Such a stoic little dude...any ideas?

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  3. 9 hours ago, Mad Jack said:

     

     Feeling a sudden urge to boot up Planescape: Torment for a bit...

     

    Definitely hits the FF color scheme nicely.

     

    Thanks!  As a beginner I found it very difficult to layer on such a small sculpt. It feels like the minis nowadays are a larger scale?  So many of my 80s guys are these tiny little things.

  4. It was totally intentional, so glad you laughed!  I got the idea while googling this mini for other's work and a guy named Sean Reynolds had done something similar with the eyes.  I tried various pupil orientations and was shocked at how the emotion of the whole piece changed from ferocious to downright kooky depending on the pupil.  I decided he was just a crazy old worm that was probably sick and tired of being hunted the past thousand years, mutters to himself and still had a bit of a bite left if you corner him. ;)

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  5. 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!

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  6. 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?

     

     

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  7. 21 hours ago, Rob Dean said:

     

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    This is my painting desk, although the picture is from last week just after a much-needed cleaning.  Stuff has crept back onto the yellow-bordered mat as I have been working this weekend. 


    You’ll probably end up that way if you stick with it.  Buying more is always easier than finishing what you have. ::o:

     

    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.

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