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1 hour ago, Glitterwolf said:

Awesome!

Love the little bugger!

Thanks Glitterwolf! The older of the two miniatures, the one with the blonder hair is literally from the first box of miniatures that I (or actually my parents) bought way back in nineteen eighty something, when we here in Omaha had a game store called Star Realm, which kind of kicked my off on my course of nerd-dom.  I spent many hours at that store looking at miniatures, buying D & D books, and they were also a sci-fi/fantasy book store as well, so all my first copies of Lord of the Rings or Elric or Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser came from there.  Oh, sweet nostalgia.....

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Just now, 72moonglum said:

Thanks Glitterwolf! The older of the two miniatures, the one with the blonder hair is literally from the first box of miniatures that I (or actually my parents) bought way back in nineteen eighty something, when we here in Omaha had a game store called Star Realm, which kind of kicked my off on my course of nerd-dom.  I spent many hours at that store looking at miniatures, buying D & D books, and they were also a sci-fi/fantasy book store as well, so all my first copies of Lord of the Rings or Elric or Fafhrd and the Grey Mouser came from there.  Oh, sweet nostalgia.....

 

I know the feeling, everytime I see one of those old Grenadier minis ( no matter how crude it is sculpted) I still get warm feelings and want to collect them all over again.

But these days there are so many beautiful minis and now I'm even printing them myself.

Interesting times, but I will never forget where it started.

 

Oh..and Scalecreep. I mean take a real 25mm mini from Grenadier's first releases and then place it next to a herioc scale mini that is the norm these days.

Hey, is it bring your kid to work day? You can hear the Knight say.

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5 hours ago, Glitterwolf said:

 

I know the feeling, everytime I see one of those old Grenadier minis ( no matter how crude it is sculpted) I still get warm feelings and want to collect them all over again.

But these days there are so many beautiful minis and now I'm even printing them myself.

Interesting times, but I will never forget where it started.

 

Oh..and Scalecreep. I mean take a real 25mm mini from Grenadier's first releases and then place it next to a herioc scale mini that is the norm these days.

Hey, is it bring your kid to work day? You can hear the Knight say.

I went through a Grenadier collection phase a good number of years ago when I was watching eBay a lot. I ended up getting most of the figures I was looking for and sad to say after having grabbed a few hundred, have painted very few of them.   But they were what we started out with so that was what I started grabbing, that and Ral Partha, with a sprinkling of Heritage.

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