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Time for more old Lead!

 

Finishing of the High School- Enlistment time (1981-1984), One of the discoveries that we mad at the time was this neat new company called Superior Miniatures, and they made some Great Knights and Wizards! We all ran out and bought what we could find and afford...

I don't remember if they ever made thieves or clerics. Anyone?

 

2 Knights:

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wow love the wizard with the lizard on his back. Also the balrog is great, the minator with the white eyes I have that one. Nice to see this thread still going

 

I know I had more at some point but where now?

 

2 Wizards:

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Same as above....

 

A Gnome...

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And a Halfling:

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Still bought RP stuff too...

A Djinn:

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A Minotaur:

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And because we started using them in game, a Citadel pack mule:

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When I finally settled into my unit in Germany, I found some AD&D players, and we played. No one had any figures there, and finding some TSR box sets at the PX was a bonus! Most of them were not the best sculpts IMHO, even for the time, but my friends and I painted some of them with the paint set we got at the same time.

 

A Gnome:

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I did not paint this...

Ken Vancil did. You out there Ken?

 

I think I may have some more of these in the 'old lead box' will look...

 

I went on leave after a year and came back with a bunch of minis, as well as my Polly S paints amd we set to painting. The Citadel 'Kindly Wizard' shown earlier was done then

Another talented friend, Kurt Hamilton, (you out there Kurt?) painted the RP Ral the Lord of Balrogs that I had brought:

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He also modified and painted this Citadel (?) figure:

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I picked up some Grenadier boxes as well, Monsters of Mythology:

Minotaur:

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A Harpy:

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A Griffon:

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The Grenadier Giants from this time will be posted tomorrow, need to PAINT something :blink:

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Okay Grenadier Giants:

 

Fire Giant:

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His Hellhounds:

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This was when I first learned about washes, and really went to town on him...

 

The Frost Giants:

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Male:

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Female:

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The Female Frost Giant languished in a partly done state for 25 years... I recently stripped all the old paint off and re painted her from the ground up in June of this year....

The Male Giants and Hell Hounds are making my fingers itch to strip and repaint, but there is so much other stuff to paint....

 

Next College Years...

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Okay, I lied...

Found some more high school stuff...

 

Ral Partha Goblins:

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These guys got a lot of use during games!!!!

As did these...

RP Orcs...

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closer view of each type:

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If you look closely at the spearorc on the left, you can see he is anatomically correct!

Some of the goblins in that line were like that too....

(Citadel made a troll like this that looked like it had 3 legs! Still laugh when I see those adds in old Dragons!)

 

Also found 2 citadels, a spider and carrion crawler:

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Collage next, it is going to look like the Ral Partha AD&D catalog....

 

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I lied again!

As I have about 95% of the Ral Partha AD&D monsters, as well as the Forgotten Realms Figures, I am going to put them in  a separate thread in case people want to use it as a reference...

Did I read that ALL the molds for those wonderful minis were destroyed somewhere here? If so, that is really a shame....

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Nice stuff there! I've got a few of those in cases, waiting for paint.

As I am taking all these pics, and looking at the paint jobs on some of these, I am itching to strip them and do them again! But I have to much other stuff to do 1st...

I, I, I suffer from LEAD ADDICTION!!!! :rolleyes:

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I have the female frost giant and she does not have deer antlers, as a matter of fact I dont think I have ever seen her with them in other pics. Also I stripped some of my old minis after I took pics for this post I noticed how interesting these old guys are

One of the Reaper artists, Lazlo (?) has her up on Hot-lead without the antlers as well. She definately came with them, as I still have the box. Will post pic when I get home from work....

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