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I always love being reminded that we belong to one of the oldest traditions.

 

Yes, this mini is 3,400 years old. And it came from a mold. And knowing what I know about ancient relics such as this, I would guess it once boasted bright colors.

 

http://www.cnn.com/2016/02/25/middleeast/israel-boy-finds-ancient-figurine/index.html

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Now, combine with the ancient d20, and, if you squint really really hard, you might be able to argue that miniatures wargaming is an proud, ancient tradition that dates back to the dawn of civilization itself.

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I hope they will 3D scan it, LIDAR it, produce a new mold or a 3D print file so that new copies can be cast or printed so that —finally— a few of these can get painted.

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3,400 years old.

And still not painted.

Don't feel so bad about my own mini collection now.

Talk about a Shelf of Shame . 

 

Thanks for those comments!

Had a great LOL from them!

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 Apparently that whole thing about dying if you finish painting all your miniatures doesn't work the other way 'round to make you immortal...

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"Know, O prince, that between the years when the oceans drank Atlantis and the gleaming cities, and the years of the rise of the sons of Aryas, there was an Age undreamed of, when shining miniatures lay spread across the world like multicoloured mantles beneath the stars ..."

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 Apparently that whole thing about dying if you finish painting all your miniatures doesn't work the other way 'round to make you immortal...

Or so you think...

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 Apparently that whole thing about dying if you finish painting all your miniatures doesn't work the other way 'round to make you immortal...

Or so you think...

 

 

 

A rich gentleman with an exotic appearance appears at the museum:  I believe that's mine...I've lost it some time ago..

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http://junkyardplanet.blogspot.com/search?updated-min=2010-12-31T21:00:00-08:00&updated-max=2011-07-10T19:43:00-04:00&max-results=29&start=22&by-date=false

 

Link to a blog post by my elder son with a display of lead figurines and a mold from the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York from a few years ago.

 

Here's the mold by itself...

 

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-szknE9tNWbY/Tfi_nZRs9gI/AAAAAAAAAA4/DDY4Q0PRo-k/s1600/DSCF2629.JPG

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