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After completing my Reaper training kits, I'm ready to start tackling my old 80s lead minis from my youth. I tried painting a couple when I was twelve years old and failed so miserably I literally thought there was no way I would ever be able to even attempt this hobby and it was just better left to others with more talent. Thanks Reaper for making the awesome training sets and helping me try again after over 35 years. So without further ado I begin digging into my vault from the 80s. Apologies if this forum is for Reaper products only, no insult intended.
So I think this baddie might be a Ral Partha Hill Troll, but not sure. Anybody have some insight?
Presenting the Ogre Tyrant by Games Workshop, he is very heavily armed.
This one took a while, it's very much one of those minis where the more you work on it, the more details you find.
I am very pleased with how he turned out though.
As always, any comments or criticisms are warmly received.
FF53 - Ogre from Citadel miniatures "Fiend Factory" range, early 1980's.
I'm guessing that for older members of the forums, this old Citadel mini might be considered somewhat of a classic, maybe even iconic? Back in the day, It's imagery definately played a part in getting me into the hobby as a wee lad. I never owned it back then but recently picked one up & painted it up!
Thanks for looking.
What is a faux-prehistoric setting without Cavemen? The stereotypical fur-clad, monosyllabic unwashed barbarian that whacks a woman over the head with a club and then drags her by the hair into a cave?
Or at least, sporting the "cave man" look that was popularised in The Flintstones and The Far Side.
The reason these types are prehistoric lies in the name. Pre-history, as in "before recorded time". Which really is most of time.
We don't really know all that much about prehistoric man other than what can be gleaned through archeology. We do know that there existed several different sub-species of humans concurrently up to about 50.000 years ago. Neanderthals would be one such sub-species, the Hobbits (Homo Florensis) another.
Then we (or something) killed off all the others. Some evidence of interspecies breeding is still to be found in our modern DNA.
#628-631 These were only shown as silhouettes in the KS.
From left to right: Shaman. clubber, spearman, archer.
These are technologically advanced cavemen, as shown by their use of the bow.
The Shaman. I call him Barney. He succeeded in the Quest for Fire.
The clubber, Thag Simmons. He will be known to posterity by the manner of his demise. (Should have stayed clear of the tail end of that Stegosaur.)
Fred, the spearman. Used stones of flint to make a sharp spearhead.
Archie the bowman. His right hand strategically placed to hide his embarrassing lack of arrows from the others.
These were simple and fun to do in regular paints on a black undercoat.
I come in search of the answer to the Riddle of Steel! What do you know about it?
These minis were finished June 14th 2020.
44086 Black Bear Tribe Cavemen (4)
Bones 4 kickstarter, delivered 2019
Sculpted by Bobby Jackson
Made in Bones Black PVC
available from reapermini.com
Here is another wizard from the Greybeards subset of the Bones 4 Core set. This one does have a metal version (SKU 03953) and was sculpted by Bobby Jackson. I had fun with this figure. I love the character in these wizard figures. This one is strongly reminiscent of Gandalf. Though I resisted the temptation to go grey I did sneak Gandalf's rune onto the medallion on the back of his hat.
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