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  1. 3 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

    Nice to see someone using those old Chessex figure cases, I've got quite a few of those filled with figures.

    I think those are the only reason I still have a lot of my original minis. The FLGS did a lot of business when those hit the shelves! Pretty much one of the only ways to carry your minis around from game to game with minimal damage.

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  2. On 9/12/2021 at 10:02 PM, Crowley said:

    Posting this early cause I know how Monday mornings can be.


    Question for Sept. 13th

    For the  adults: When did you feel like you were a 'grown-up'?

    For the non-adults: When do you think you'll feel like a 'grown-up'?

    Not sure how I missed this one but here goes:


    If you don't grow up by the time you're 30 you don't have to. I chose not to.

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  3. Fantastic stuff! I think I need to post more stuff after that!


    So after my intro to D&D I started getting more Ral Partha and Grenadier minis for our adventures, then we discovered another game and got heavily into that one: Chivalry and Sorcery. I still have the first edition rule book and two sourcebooks! The only rule books I did not lose during my many moves with the Navy. These two cases saved most of my old minis during those moves.



    So during my RPG days before the Navy I added a lot of fantasy and historical Ral Partha minis to my collection, along with some from companies I have long forgotten. I really liked Ral Partha's Landsknechts.



    And then this new company popped up called Citadel. 



    And then they became Games Workshop and started doing slotted bases. By the  time the slottas came out I was in the Navy and no longer gaming but still enjoyed collecting and painting minis.



    The sarcophagus may be a pre-slotta Citadel mini.

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  4. I thought it would be a nice idea to start a topic where we could discuss what brought us to the hobby, show off old figures we painted ages (decades, has it really been that long?) ago and trigger memories of old figures lost or newly found via eBay. I got my start with D&D when I moved from Switzerland to St Petersburg, FL and my neighbor across the street introduced me to that world. I've been hooked since then. So here is my first entry, from left to right: Ral Partha fighter - dated 1979; Ral Partha Frankish (or Merovingian?) warrior - 1978; unknown brand knight - marked MF 34 on the base.




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  5. 6 hours ago, strawhat said:



    Very late 80s.  Probably '88 or '89, that's when the big chaos push happened.


    Not that I remember any of that.  Or spent way too much time reading WD instead of doing my homework...


    That sounds about right. I bought the majority of my marines then, back when the beaky helmets were all the rage.

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  6. I've never played the game itself, I originally bought them to play an old RPG called Space Opera, but lost the rulebook during one of my many moves in the Navy (surprised I still have so much game related stuff!) so I went with the Blood Marines chapter when I decided to paint them. GW was going to do an RPG called Necromunda (I have the White Dwarf mag detailing it and with a history of the hive worlds), which I was rather excited about, but then turned that into a small unit tactical game instead.

    2 hours ago, R2ED said:

    If i could free hand like that i would. 


    I did mine by penciling them in first after base coating the shoulder pad in the chapter colors. It helped a lot. 

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  7. Great job on these! They are addictive; I went a bit bananas with them in the late 80s early 90s (mine are all metal). I dug out the White Dwarf magazine from 1989 that has the guide I used to do mine as Blood Angels. You'll also see the Ultramarines @strawhat mentioned and your green ones could make good Dark Angels (not dark enough green for Salamanders). If you go on the GW web site you'll notice they have changed a lot since then!





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