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Partha and Citadel had a reciprocal agreement to distribute each other's miniatures in the US and UK respectively. It ended in the mid-'80's, and Partha replaced/resculpted a number of the Citadel figures they'd been producing, but kept the same product codes for them. In particular, the Fiend Factory, Fantasy Adventurer, Weird Fantasy and Fantasy Tribe lines all started out as Citadel products before being replaced by Ral Partha versions.

In the case of the FA line, some of the earlier figures were also resculpted by Citadel themselves around '81-'82, leading to three different versions of the figure all listed under the same product code.

 

I like the NMM on the second one's breastplate. It came out really nice.

 

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Once again, wonderful painting bringing these older mini's to life! I like the feel of the freehand on the shield, matches my fond memories of playing back then. Great faces and the blond hair in particular is sublime!

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4 hours ago, Mad Jack said:

Partha and Citadel had a reciprocal agreement to distribute each other's miniatures in the US and UK respectively. It ended in the mid-'80's, and Partha replaced/resculpted a number of the Citadel figures they'd been producing, but kept the same product codes for them. In particular, the Fiend Factory, Fantasy Adventurer, Weird Fantasy and Fantasy Tribe lines all started out as Citadel products before being replaced by Ral Partha versions.

In the case of the FA line, some of the earlier figures were also resculpted by Citadel themselves around '81-'82, leading to three different versions of the figure all listed under the same product code.

 

I like the NMM on the second one's breastplate. It came out really nice.

 

Thanks for more details!  I had a rough idea but not thorough details!  Glad you liked the breastplate!

4 hours ago, Chaoswolf said:

Great painting on these ladies. :winkthumbs:

Thank you very much Chaoswolf!

1 hour ago, Glitterwolf said:

Amazing faces, great colours

Pinks and purples, what's not to love?

2 hours ago, Iridil said:

Once again, wonderful painting bringing these older mini's to life! I like the feel of the freehand on the shield, matches my fond memories of playing back then. Great faces and the blond hair in particular is sublime!

I really had no idea what I wanted to do on the shield, so it was the inspiration of the moment!  

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18 hours ago, chaosscorpion said:

Classic pieces

Thank you Chaosscorpion! They are great pieces from back in the eighties if I'm not mistaken.

11 hours ago, Metalchaos said:

Beautiful job @72moonglum, I like the blue reflection you added on their armors.

Thanks Metalchaos! I usually start off with ashen blue as my base color, then use some different blue washes and some browns and dark elf skin triad, then highlight with greys and white.

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