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  1. I've been painting up a few of my old Citadel pre-slotta goblins this week. First up is this female goblin (FTG11) who looks pretty scary, I'd imagine her goblin husband keeps a very low profile! I think there were various different weapon versions of this mini. I've kept the base as it is for an "old school" look on my display shelf. Thanks for looking!
  2. This will take a while to complete, but these two are going on a base as a performing duo, probably used in camp vignettes rather than adventurers. I have spares of both, so I can try again as individuals as I am moved to. I wish I had someone with a recorder (the flute kind) and a drum in similar old school size/style...
  3. I've posted this before without any luck, but the recent demonstrations of miniature identification prowess give me some hope. What I know about this figure: he was one of two in a package, and I think the other was different. My brother bought them in a hobby shop in Massachusetts on a family vacation around 1976/7. The other one has gone missing, so we can't check for bottom markings. I painted and based this guy up in the early 90s, and I'm not so desperate yet as to break him off the base to see if there are any base markings. He looks a little like this Heritage mountain troll, but isn't: http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Image:Heritage-Fantasy-1314a.jpg You'd think the limited number of manufacturers at the time would make this easy...
  4. 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 together a little skirmish game band of Ral Partha gremlins. These two are later versions. Between all the versions, I've got nine different poses, with the next three on the workbench: I'm gradually working my way through the early Ral Partha fantasy figures. Here's an early version ES-10, hill troll. I apologize for the glare; I'm still working on my lighting skills for these shots: Here's the early version Wyvern, ES-50: And, finally, a couple of ents. The one on the left is an old Heritage figure. He's lost all but one finger on his left hand, leaving him permanently a bit rude. He was one of a pair in an auction lot a while back, and I posted pictures of his brother earlier. The other is a Broadsword Miniatures Tree Troll, from 1980:
  5. I took a paint kit with me on my Christmas road trip, but time was a little short. I did a couple of Ral Partha figures for my vintage project. The elf is from the 98-006 Dungeon Party boxed set, and the rogue is an H-21, from the pre-1980 Royal Armies of the Hyborean Age range. She's a repaint and has been in my collection since new; the elf is an eBay acquisition from this summer. On to basing...
  6. In contnuing to play around with painting some vintage lead, here are two early Tolkien-inspired figures. The little guy on the left is a Minifigs (Miniature Figurines, Ltd.) ME-50 goblin, from their Mythical Earth range (around 1973). I believe this was the first commercial line of fantasy figures, so you can see the sort of thing we had to work with, back when dinosaurs ruled the earth. On the right is an early Tom Meier sculpt, from Ral Partha, an E551 Southron spearman from their Wizards, Warriors, and Warlocks range. He's got a 1976 base stamp, so you can see why those early Ral Parthas were so amazing when they first came out. I am also working on a handful of Minifig historicals of similar vintage, so I shall hope to post them for comparison later, along with Sir Forescale.
  7. So I haven't been posting goals, but I have been trying to get some work done. Here's a unit of 12 elf archers (well, eleven archers and a leader), generally intended for Chaos Wars. The figures are vintage Ral Partha Fantasy Collector Series, except for the leader. He's from the Personalities range. All the scultping is Tom Meier's I believe.
  8. 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).
  9. Greetings! Here is another Citadel vintage mini from my collection - "Reptile Warrior With Sword". I think this is one of the first figures I ever bought many decades ago & has recently received some love via a re-paint I've just been photographing some more old school minis today which I'm hoping to post soon.
  10. Another recently painted classic mini from the olden days....... This "Umber Hulk" comes from the mid 1980's when Citadel had the licence to produce Advanced D&D minis. I painted it as per the description in the 4th Edition Monster Manual & I'm happy with how it turned out, I'm not so happy with the simplistic base, I'll probably go back and sort that out sometime. Thanks for looking!
  11. What's got 3 heads & goes "roar", "hiss" & "baaaaaa"............? This vintage Citadel "Chimera"! I based my colours on the description in the 4th edition AD&D monster manual but changed the dragon head from orange to red. Interestingly, this mini never had wings. Thanks for looking.
  12. Here is an early Citadel mini "Necromancer" from their "Fantasy Adventurers" range. I enjoyed painting him, it's always nice to visit the dark side! This guy has a wonderfully malevolent expression on his face & I love the way his staff is carved into the shape of a "diving" skeleton. Thanks for looking!
  13. I re-painted this wonderfully sculpted Citadel old school mini from my collection recently. As a kid back in the day, when I first painted this figure, I learned a very important painting lesson - never use oil paints! It never really dried properly & was tacky for months, maybe even years!
  14. This Citadel figure comes from their very old "fantasy tribe cavalry" range & is pretty creepy. I'm not totally sure if the red on the horse's body works but from what my old eyes can tell these areas are either muscle or (top) skin so, I guess it's ok?
  15. Here is another one of my vintage minis. I was going for a simplistic "Scooby-Doo" villain style glowing white ghost for this mini & rather than paint the lantern as an actual object, I wanted to make it part of the spirit of the ghost.
  16. Hi! I've been looking at everyone's excellent work on this forum for some time now & decided that it was about time that I signed up & posted something myself. So, here is a recently painted "Village Idiot" Citadel mini from the early 1980's from my collection. I figured that when he wore out the knee hole in his blue trouser leg, he made a patch to cover it from his green trouser leg..........
  17. Hello gals and guys, it's been too long since I shared anything. I've become somewhat obsessed with the licensed Advanced Dungeons & Dragons miniatures produced by Grenadier Models from 1980-1982. These are usually referred to as the "Gold Line." I never had a true appreciation for these sculpts as a kid, but with 35 years in the hobby. I've finally started to come around. I'm thinking of collecting the entire line now! I'm amassing quite a little collection. I will post up more pictures as models are finished as long as there is any interest. I'm sure that these models are older than some of the regular users, and I don't want to bore anyone. Thanks for looking. Comments and questions are always welcome!
  18. One more from my Undead Regiment, http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/60959-undead-regiment-in-a-swamp-mixed-manufacturers/ The Barbarian Zombie, Made by Grenadier.
  19. Two more of the horde, These were made by the now deceased Harlequin company. Again the snake and purple / red colours. Swamp based, water effects are Vallejo Still Water. Enjoy.
  20. Another regiment from the Horde From The North. This time with a Hero on a snow leopard. Again early work. IRL better shadows, bad camera work. Another repost of my work, hope I don't bore you all.
  21. Samedi

    Brain - must eat

    Hi, I haven't painted or even posted here for the last few years and just recently picked up the brush again. This is an old mini by Grenadier (I think), finished in my usual get-it-off-my-desk-quality. Was still fun to paint, though! So here's some old Grenadier goodness for you. Enjoy!
  22. Next year's Reapercon will have a retro sci fi theme. I thought I'd start a thread to gather helpful and useful tips and hints for costuming ideas. Here's something (mildly edited) I posted on the 2014 Reapercon Cosplay thread: I was in Jo-Ann fabrics earlier today and found something cool and sci fi looking. It's metallic-look flexible mesh tubing, about 8mm in diameter, intended for flower arranging (I gather you loop it around, or something, with the flowers). It's super flexible and super lightweight and comes in 20 yard packages for about five bucks. It comes in various metallic colors and iridescent white, although I gravitated towards straight silver. I imagine it snaking all over a retro astronaut outfit. It's more delicate, and more showy, than the flexible plastic tubing I found at the hardware store (which is meant to hold multiple computer cords together and also looks pretty cool and astronauty).
  23. FIGURE...Grenadier (Brain Absorber # 2012)...circa (1983)...(Subterranean Terrors Box Set).
  24. FIGURE...Grenadier (Lamia # 5004N - Tomb Of Spells Set)...circa (1980). I have to say, in defense of my limited miniature figure painting ability (which is greatly inferior to the abilities/talents of many that I share this forum with)...this is one of the poorest and crudest figure castings produced/released by Grenadier during the era of (1978-1981)...the worst part of this casting (for those who are familiar with the piece) is the/her face (which looks like she was in a train wreck)! But with all the faults; I love this figure...her pose suggests complete peace and tranquility...relaxed and in total harmony with the world. So I have tried to do her justice with this little piece (as poor/crude as it might be). Hope you older members like this small vintage piece/figure from yesteryear (33 years ago)!
  25. FIGURE...Grenadier (Cave Fisher #2012D - Dwellers of the Deep Set)...circa (1980) NOTE...In all my years of fantasy gaming, I have never used this creature in an encounter of any kind for/with any of my adventure groups.
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