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Great Job!

 

I have 8 of these guys at home that I painted back in the 80s....

They still see game use....

 

8)

George

 

ps Ral Partha Kickstarter???

Be still my beating HEART!

And my TREMBLING wallet....

It was last spring, launching a bunch of armies made from classical old figures (and I think Tom Meier contributed some new sculpts) to help boost the company's reissue of great old figures.

 

Ral Partha is still, sort of, around under the name "Ironwind Metals". Their website is clonky and the images are tiny ... except they aren't really, they are very big, detailed pix compressed to small size on the web site, which is ridiculously wasteful programming but useful to viewers since all you have to do is zoom in and you will get a good big hi-res look at them.

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Yeah, they had an initial Kickstarter to bring back some of their old classics with plans of adding more in the future. Here's the link to the Kickstarter thread:

 

http://forum.reapermini.com/index.php?/topic/60853-ral-partha-chaos-wars-40th-anniversary-release/page-2?hl=+ral%20+partha

 

Should be sent out in Decmber if all works out like they want and then afterwards they should be available to the general populace. I am for better or for worse a Parthaholic, so this all just makes me shudder with anticipation. Iron Wind does both lots of the old classic fantasy stuff (minus the licensed TSR and other companies' stuff like Elfquest) and they still do lots of Battlcetech miniatures. They recently obtained back the name Ral Partha and set up another web site under their original name. It goes back to the same catalogue on line, which still has the same issues as Pingo mentioned, but if you're willing to wander around aimlessly you can find tons of cool stuff. And if you have an iPad, you can always zoom in by pinching out the photos and that usually makes them pretty visible. And when you click on most of the painted ones, they open up to a decent size..

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The grass is super simple. All I really do is put the grass in a little baggie (perhaps that gives it some of the static to stand up) and then on my base I put super glue where I want the grass. I stick the miniature in the baggie, move the grass around so it covers the spots I have super glue, then pull it out and blow the extra grass off. Occasionally, there might be a bunch of grass that looks too bulky, but I just pull it off with tweezers. There's really no reason to be intimidated by it.

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