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More vintage minis from my childhood.  Been soaking a dozen or so in isopropyl  for about a week to get the 40 yr old enamel paint off them.  With much scrubbing some of them came out pretty clean!  Will post as they come along, here's one of my all-time favorites. I remember when I bought him in a little attic hobby shop in Ithaca, NY. Unfortunately I don't remember the packaging.  Such a stoic little dude...any ideas?

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I am pretty sure that is a Citadel pre-slotta base miniature from the Tribes range. This is a variant:

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I thought it might be Citadel, this looks like a great guess! The little shop in Ithaca where I used to get my guys back in the early 80s was all Citadel and Ral Partha so it makes sense.

9 hours ago, malefactus said:

pre-slotta

What is the meaning of this term?

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17 minutes ago, Choppertown said:
9 hours ago, malefactus said:

pre-slotta

What is the meaning of this term?

 

Slotta refers to the style of mini base that is a thin piece of metal, intended to be inserting in a slot on the base.  Pre-Slotta is the time before slotted bases came into popularity.

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2 hours ago, Clearman said:

 

Slotta refers to the style of mini base that is a thin piece of metal, intended to be inserting in a slot on the base.  Pre-Slotta is the time before slotted bases came into popularity.

 

That s it...thanks, Clearman.

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Citadel Fantasy Tribes Dwarf with Light Crossbow and Sword (FTD 2) - the design dates back to 1981. Later (1983) moved to the C07 range.

 

There are lots and lots of head variations of each model, often with clothing variations too. That shield design is a hallmark of the range. As for packaging, back in the day (1982-3 ish) I used to buy mine loose, picking them out of roughly sorted boxes in the Games Workshop in Birmingham, UK. I think they were officially packed in bags stapled to cards at the time, though blister packs soon appeared.

 

Look forward to seeing what else you've got. I built a whole Warhammer army out of the orcs of the same vintage last year - some wonderful miniatures made at this time, though simple by more modern standards.

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8 minutes ago, Shadespyre said:

Citadel Fantasy Tribes Dwarf with Light Crossbow and Sword (FTD 2) - the design dates back to 1981. Later (1983) moved to the C07 range.

 

There are lots and lots of head variations of each model, often with clothing variations too. That shield design is a hallmark of the range. As for packaging, back in the day (1982-3 ish) I used to buy mine loose, picking them out of roughly sorted boxes in the Games Workshop in Birmingham, UK. I think they were officially packed in bags stapled to cards at the time, though blister packs soon appeared.

 

Look forward to seeing what else you've got. I built a whole Warhammer army out of the orcs of the same vintage last year - some wonderful miniatures made at this time, though simple by more modern standards.

Uploading a few more this weekend, can't wait to see what you guys think. Maybe we'll get the history behind all of them!

I do remember that little guy coming in a very simple packaging, of course to my 11 year old eyes it was wrapped in gold and faerie dust :)

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 It's always fascinating to see the amount of variation in detail and quality there was back in the day, sometimes even among minis in the same line. Some of them were just kinda sad, but them you find the little gems that you'd still be proud to put down on a table despite their age and smaller size.

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