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  1. Today's mini is a blast from the past, Reaper's casting of the Heritage Red Dragon. Because of his seemingly furry chest/stomach, he is called the hippie dragon. He is one of many miniature purchases from the old Lone Star Comics. I raided the store for weird miniatures. The had a lot of bagged Reaper minis for sale.
  2. Howdy, Once more with the classic lead... Kev!
  3. Howdy, Another classic lead sample... Kev!
  4. Howdy, Some classic lead this week... Kev!
  5. Howdy, Stripped and re-painted... Strange Magic, Kev!
  6. So, I was recently asked to curate a collection of old minis given to my FLGS on consignment... There are somewhere north of two hundred pieces altogether. Most of it is old Ral Partha, Grenadier, Heritage and Citadel. The first three companies I know well. Citadel not so much, but I've already identified some of them from the Lost Minis Wiki. And then there are some that I don't recognize and have no marking on them. So I'll be posting pics in this thread over the next couple of days to see if anybody knows what they are. I'll also be editing the posts to
  7. I finally finished the basing and got some varnish on some vintage figures. These two are the veterans of the crew; they are Minifigs ME (Mythical Earth, AKA Lord of the Rings) figures from about 1974. The ME34 Ithilien ranger is masked in the sculpt; some of the Minifigs faces were a bit rudimentary, but not that much! He's from an eBay lot, since my brother retains (and uses) the originals that we had. The ME56 heavy goblin is one of our original figures, from Rider's Hobby Shop in Ann Arbor, ca.1975. I had some fun with his shield. I've got seven of them, and want to paint
  8. While a couple of these are from last week, I've been stuck around the house for the last few days. When my hands haven't been sore from shovelling, I've been getting some painting and basing done. As always, tabletop painting... This little group of archers is from three different Ral Partha lines, Legions of the Petal Throne, Royal Armies of the Hyborean Age, and the 1200AD historical range. This old Ral Partha frost giant, done more generically, was from my recent road trip. Also from last week was this ancient Ral Partha ES-3 balrog: I'm putting togethe
  9. At the HMGS Cold Wars convention this spring I picked up a handful of vintage figures from one of the vendors, which precipitated me into this year's project madness to revive and expand my vintage 25mm fantasy armies. This fellow is a "Knight Assaulting with Keen-Edged Swords" (you have to love the original Custom Cast package titles) from their Chivalry (Arthurian) range. It's a rather dynamic sculpt for 1975. I kept it relatively simple rather than trying to freehand the charge onto the surcoat with all its folds. (Or, a griffin's head couped within a bordure gules)
  10. A recent eBay lot had a heap of early Heritage figures, which will be going into my vintage miniatures games for next years' conventions. There's not a lot to some of these early figures, so I kept it simple.
  11. Inspired by a few different events, I've been working lately toward staging a game with vintage figures next year. Here are a few recent completions: These two are the Heritage figures, both from around 1976. The stone troll on the left came to me, to my surprise, in an eBay package which was not well photographed. I don't think I ever saw one back in the day. The treeman I've seen before. The troll is quite a large chunk of lead. Here he is with a Ral Partha human, for scale: I also finished four Ral Partha figures, all from the ES (Personalities and Things That
  12. My significant other was in a chorus competition this weekend, so I didn't get a lot done. Several things are working through the queue for my OLD miniatures project, and I thought that I'd go ahead and post them pre-basing as works in progress. First up is a Ral Partha Patriarch, ES-06. The trim on the tunic is cast in, so I decided to echo it in the cloak. He ends up looking somewhat Roman in the overall purple and white scheme. He's going to need a base scultped with flagstones; my intention is to preserve/incorporate the integral base on figures with base detail. Next
  13. This mini, along with two others, got put to the top of the painting order by Malefactus, who was EXTREMELY kind to send them my way. I'm trying the new WIP... but, as with my consolidated WIP... this will be sporadic and slow (at best). Camera is not on my side tonight, but you get the basics. I'm about 2 hours into the actual painting of the mini, about 4 hours total with prep and basing.
  14. Out of the past, one of the ancient dragons from heritage. this one came to me with a missing tail and frill and some "interesting" solder work on the chest. The tail and frill are my own creation with green stuff and magicsculpt. I am still working on my photography and this is just off my bench so the veining in the wings is actually much redder than the picture would show. This little monster weighs about 5 pounds. Enjoy and of course, comments are always welcome
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