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So through the winds of destiny, I had found out about this miniature and even had a really poor, squishy nosed copy of her. I really didn't know where she came from, but as I was wandering around EBay recently as I was doing auctions for Melissa Noe related to her cancer, I came upon an auction that I found rather interesting. It was a whole blister pack of these little ladies, whose origin was rather mysterious, at least to me. This is one of the miniatures whose existence I was aware of but didn't know in what context she fit in the whole Ral Partha pantheon. Well, I ended up winning her bid, and was the only one who did actually bid at 15.00 plus shipping, so got this delightful pack of six identical ladies: Come to find out, at least as per the Lost Mini Wiki, she's a part of Ral Partha's old Royal Armies of the Hyborean Age line, sculpted back then by Dennis Mize. The miniature itself is stamped with 1979 on her base. So, now before I had one cruddy copy. Now I have six copies, and it looks like they all have noses and such, so life is good. I've had these about a month and just painted my first copy of her: This is the first version of her and hope to paint a few more over the next few months/years when I get so inspired. The other thing that it worth pointing out is this little lady is really small. She's from a 25 mm line when 25 mm really meant something. I took a few photographs so you could see what I mean by petite, first picture of her up against a Reaper paint bottle: Sorry the picture is so dark but at least sizewise you can see how petite she is, and then the other picture shows her against a beautifully sculpted Werner Klocke hobbitess I painted many many years ago: That picture can help with notions of size creep and just how small some of the old miniatures used to be. So this is one of my Holy Grail miniatures that I was wanting for a while, but never knew enough that it really existed that I could actually try to hunt her down, and now I have six of them! My other Ral Partha Holy Grail is the Children of the Night Brontotherium and Rider, not so much for the Brontotherium, as that figure currently exists on Ral Partha Legacy's web site, but the actual Rider, who is this little cave check mounted on this prehistoric beast with a spear in her hands. One day hope to get a hold of a good copy of her too, and then I will have all my Ral Partha desires fulfilled. Then comes the hard part, have to paint them all. Oh when will it ever end? Hopefully never....... Anyhoos, a little bit of material for your reading and viewing pleasure, enjoy!