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Title: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party - Completed
Post by: Elk101 on September 08, 2018, 04:59:01 PM
Welcome to the LAF Old School Fantasy Painting Party (it's a party because D&D never talked about a 'club of adventurers!). The idea of the painting clubs is for LAF members to populate a club with 100 newly painted miniatures, one miniature at a time, following the theme in question.

The theme for this Painting Party is slightly different. Fantasy is a hugely popular miniatures genre and any Fantasy Painting Party would probably be filled in a few days whilst the rest of us were still under coating. We thought it might be nice to break things down a little and run more than one Fantasy Painting Club/Party. There was some discussion about how to do this but we thought it would be fun to look at the evolution of the fantasy figure and split the club into pre-2000 'Old School' figures and 2000 and beyond figures, incorporating the newer plastic and resin ranges. As well as being a visual potted history of figure ranges it's a great excuse to paint that 1980's figure you've had in a box for 30 years, or that 'OOP Old School Classic' you've just bought on ebay. So, two Fantasy Painting Parties, one for last century, and one for this one. LAFers are welcome to post in one, both, or just enjoy the range of miniatures that will hopefully appear.

So, the Old School Painting Party will cover any Fantasy figure up to 1999, it's effectively splitting the centuries. We totally recognise that there may be a grey area where people aren't entirely sure which side of 2000 a figure belongs to, but as long as people are posting in the spirit of the party, we accept that the odd figure may not technically be in the right place!

 The usual Painting Club rules apply:

- Any LAF member can take part.
- You take part by posting in this thread, a picture of a single newly painted miniature that fits the theme.
- You can only post one entry within a 24-hour period.
- You can contribute as many miniatures as you like while the painting club is running. But you can’t post more than one per day.
- The subject of your picture must be a single, fully painted and based miniature.
- It can be whatever scale you like up to 40mm.
- It can be a figure on foot, a mounted figure, or a piece of equipment – a cannon or siege piece, for example.
- You can show your miniature on its own, or in a scenic setting.
- The picture can be a single shot of the miniature, or a composite of different views.
- Photoshop manipulation of the image (except for colour / brightness / contrast correction) is not allowed.
- Your picture should be a maximum size of 1000px x 1000px
- The miniature should be newly-painted for the club and not have been previously shown here or elsewhere on the internet.

If participants submit old stuff, that submission will be disqualified and removed.
If you submit more than one miniature in any one day, or multiple miniatures within a picture, that submission will be disqualified and removed.

You can upload the image using the LAF attachment function, or upload it to an image hosting service and link to here.

When you post a picture, please check the number of the entry before yours and then number your entry accordingly.

It would be great if you could title your entry too and perhaps provide some information about the figure such as the manufacturer and / or sculptor if known.

The club will stay open until 100 contributions have been posted. Then the club is complete.

When you post a picture, you become a member of the club and may add this splendid painting party badge - designed by Westphalia Chris, to your forum signature line:

https://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?action=gallery;sa=view;id=35152

Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 08, 2018, 05:00:04 PM
To kick things off :

No. 1 'Man Masher' Ogre by Nick Lund from Citadel's Chronicle range. 1984
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Admiral Benbow on September 08, 2018, 10:01:23 PM
Fantastic! So let's go ... I'm painting some old school giants for a while, so another giant it will be! Undercoating and basic colours already done.  ;D
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 08, 2018, 10:09:31 PM
Excellent. Your painting is always a delight to see.

There's a few other LAFers have old school threads on the go so I'm hoping they will post here too.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: OSHIROmodels on September 08, 2018, 10:17:37 PM
I'm in  :)

No. 2 Plastic skeleton warrior Citadel 1987 (I think)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/2619-080918205849-351552189.jpeg)

Quick spray and wash then details. Nowt special but he does have a shield from the Empire state of Nordland (my current Oldhammer force).
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on September 08, 2018, 10:19:13 PM
Ooo count me in. That ogre looks really nice. Now what to choose.just to clarify. Is it a total of 200 miniatures? 100 in each category?
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 08, 2018, 10:29:13 PM
Beefcake, this club will be 100 Old School Fantasy figures. We will run a separate club for 2000 onwards fantasy figures at a later date.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 08, 2018, 10:30:46 PM
Like the detail of the Nordland shield on the skeleton. Get some more of your Nordland stuff on here, they're stunning.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Dr Mathias on September 09, 2018, 03:02:53 AM
Save me a spot!

*hurries off to assemble and undercoat*
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Helen on September 09, 2018, 03:51:50 AM
Fantastic entries so far, well done.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on September 09, 2018, 06:09:59 AM
No.3 Grenadier Kobold Woman

I loved these kobold minis ever since my brother bought the kobold on the earth dragon (which I now also have myself) I think I especially like them due to the fact that I had just played Quest for Glory (all time favourite game) and there was a kobold in it very similar to the style of these.
Anyway this is a sexy sexy kobold woman, painted her horns just for this photo she did. I have a bunch more of this range as well.
Original kobolds were released as part of 1505 Monster Manuscript Vol. V and were rereleased in 1992 (so pre 2000) :)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1843/29626424177_23273d39ee_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/M8ZaJR)kobold woman (https://flic.kr/p/M8ZaJR) by Kieran Me (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 09, 2018, 08:36:50 AM
I'm liking the little bit of history with each one. It's exactly what we were hoping for!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Captain Blood on September 09, 2018, 09:13:31 AM
Off to a great start.
I am going to have to dig deep, deep, deep down to the very bottom-most foundations of the lead mountain to find something for this one... to my old black plastic Humbrol airbrush box, which I recall holds a mish mash of 25mm figures which long since ceased being shiny metal, and turned dull grey like pewter...
I don’t think I’ve opened that box for 20 years, so I’m sure there will be something in there that fits the theme...  ::) ;)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 09, 2018, 09:25:19 AM
Be careful of what you might unleash on the world from such a box!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on September 09, 2018, 09:26:52 AM
I'm really keen to see what you find.
Maybe a new thread needs to be opened called Old school Glorious finds, lol
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: aircav on September 09, 2018, 02:53:00 PM
This is great, some lovely stuff to start.
I’ve just started cleaning up a Vendel Troll.
Anybody know when they were manufactured?
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on September 09, 2018, 02:55:08 PM
This is frustrating because I just happen to have on my work desk right now some of the classic all-time greats of the Vintage Citadel age … but it's actually a bunch of guys from an ongoing commission, which isn't in the spirit of the competition!

I'll just have to root out one of my Runequest dudes perhaps.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Pendrake on September 09, 2018, 03:21:00 PM
I have some Miniatures from Chronopia (from defunct Target Games). I think they were from the 1990s, they should be good to go? Yes?
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Plynkes on September 09, 2018, 04:03:33 PM
This is frustrating because I just happen to have on my work desk right now some of the classic all-time greats of the Vintage Citadel age … but it's actually a bunch of guys from an ongoing commission, which isn't in the spirit of the competition!

I'll just have to root out one of my Runequest dudes perhaps.

It's not a competition, Cubs. Just a bit of fun. If it is something you are working on right now I don't think anybody would object to you showing it here. I'll bet a lot of people have submitted things to the various clubs that they were doing anyway in the past.

It's just displaying stuff from your collection that you've already done that is frowned upon, because we wanted to use these clubs to encourage people to get painting.



Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Vanvlak on September 09, 2018, 04:13:28 PM
I agree with Plynkes, Cubs.
And I have my own question: I have just bought a made to order GW model - one of their old models which are now available on their site to order only. The original model was made in 1994 or 1995, unless I am mistaken, but my own model was made this year. It is identical in design, and is metal, like the original; and possibly (probably?) was produced in the old mould. Is it ok to include him?
(I could use another model from around the same period, but the only ones I have in hand without some extensive digging are rank and file plastics, and I feel like doing the 'new' (or not) big fat guy.)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: tin shed gamer on September 09, 2018, 04:25:26 PM
Definitely interested in taking part as I've a few figures sat in the 'one day ' pile (not the lead pile) . Some of these are sets with both the character mounted and on foot. Obviously I'd like to paint the full set. How would such a set fit in?
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 09, 2018, 04:35:13 PM
Personally I think it's OK for Cubs to put up a figure from a commission. It still meets the requirements; it's the right timescale and he's painted them himself and they've not been shown before. I'd also like to see them  :D

As regards the question from Vanlak, it's a 1995 sculpt, yes? That does still make it pre 2000 and within our definition of Old School, particularly as you had it cast by the original company. Unlawful recasts would definitely not be acceptable. It's a slightly unexpected grey area, but if no one else has a problem, I don't. It's not outwith the spirit of the club in that sense.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 09, 2018, 04:36:17 PM
Definitely interested in taking part as I've a few figures sat in the 'one day ' pile (not the lead pile) . Some of these are sets with both the character mounted and on foot. Obviously I'd like to paint the full set. How would such a set fit in?

Just post the mounted figure one day and the foot figure the next. No problems!  :)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: OSHIROmodels on September 09, 2018, 04:44:20 PM
No. 4 Plastic skeleton warrior again Citadel 1987 (I think)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/2619-080918205851-351622015.jpeg)

Went for a batch spray and base coat on these (got a couple more to finish off) as they're rather easy to do. The shield is a spartan one but mixing it up adds to the flavour with skellies  :)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 09, 2018, 04:51:03 PM
Nice weathering on the shield.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Vanvlak on September 09, 2018, 04:54:48 PM
As regards the question from Vanlak, it's a 1995 sculpt, yes? That does still make it pre 2000 and within our definition of Old School, particularly as you had it cast by the original company. Unlawful recasts would definitely not be acceptable. It's a slightly unexpected grey area, but if no one else has a problem, I don't. It's not outwith the spirit of the club in that sense.
Thanks - will replace him if there are objections (assuming I do actually finish him). And yes, it's cast by GW themselves, and quite expensive he was too!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Dolmot on September 09, 2018, 05:05:40 PM
It is identical in design, and is metal, like the original; and possibly (probably?) was produced in the old mould. Is it ok to include him?

Oh what a grave mistake you made by asking. Had you just covered the model with paint, nobody would have given the matter a single thought. lol
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 09, 2018, 05:07:55 PM
Oh what a grave mistake you made by asking. Had you just covered the model with paint, nobody would have given the matter a single thought. lol

True, but his honesty in the matter is appreciated. It's also been useful in terms of bringing up the recasting issue.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Vanvlak on September 09, 2018, 05:19:20 PM
Oh what a grave mistake you made by asking. Had you just covered the model with paint, nobody would have given the matter a single thought. lol
Oh, no, he's not undead...  :D
Speaking of which, nice job on the skellie, Jim.

And thanks again Elk.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Mad Doc Morris on September 09, 2018, 06:17:59 PM
No. 5 Knight of the Blazing Sun
Citadel, originally sculpted by Michael Perry in 1992(?), 28mm

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/1034-090918170956.jpeg)

The actual model was also most likely purchased pre-2000 as it was given to me by a dear friend who introduced me to wargaming in the early 2000s. Back then it got covered in a wild mix of Revell enamels and almost dried up Citadel paints to complement some Bretonnian knights that constituted my very first miniature army.
Buried beneath the proverbial lead mountain amassed since then, this club offered an incentive to dug him out, rub the horrible paintjob off, and repaint him as quickly as possible. The model may originally have represented a member of the Reiksguard, but I chose to paint him as a knight of the Order of the Blazing Sun. These horrible parvenus were the bane of my most noble Bretonnians, yet my merciless tutor kept fielding them again and again. In memory of that literal kick-start into wargaming next time we meet I'll 'refund' my old pal with this model.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 09, 2018, 06:19:35 PM
Lovely paint job and great backstory!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: OSHIROmodels on September 09, 2018, 06:26:39 PM
Top job  8)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Prof.Witchheimer on September 10, 2018, 09:09:23 AM
Nice work, guys, like all the entries and like this painting party, a lovely idea!

No. 6 - Orc Warrior
Harlequin, sculpted by Kev Adams, 1994-1995 (?), 28mm

Here we go with a classic Ork warrior. Finished him last night. One of the old good Harlequin Orks, sculpted by Kev Adams, produced back in 1990s, around 1994-1995 (?), I believe. You know, that's the good thing on Kev's Greenskins, in the last thirty years he made probably thousands of them for like hundred companies but you can put them together and they all fit. This one is supposed to fill up the ranks of my Orcs warband in dungeon crawler games.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on September 10, 2018, 09:15:45 AM
Yes, I love that about Kev's stuff. The people that commissioned him must have loved the look as well hence it being widely used. I must get me some more.

The painting on that is spectacular by the way.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Keith on September 10, 2018, 09:15:56 AM
Oh, that's rather special. Lovely work there Sir!
For some reason I thought you had a 'thing' against the green-skinned ones but I must have been mistaken  :)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: OSHIROmodels on September 10, 2018, 09:20:58 AM
Nice to see you're still painting Alex, that's a beauty   :)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Captain Blood on September 10, 2018, 09:24:47 AM
Nice to see you're still painting Alex, that's a beauty   :)

+1  :)

A handsomely ugly little fellow!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: **GS** on September 10, 2018, 09:35:49 AM
Hey, I'd like to join the club:

No. 7 - Chaos Warrior, Citadel, 1988

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/34/5257-060818220317-347511993.jpeg)

Cheers
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Mad Lord Snapcase on September 10, 2018, 10:30:34 AM
No. 8 - GW Wood Elf, 1991

I'm pretty sure this is pre-2000, correct me if I'm wrong? I think it's a GW Wood Elf but I'm not sure. I'm sure someone here will know? Some of you will recognise the inn in the background as the superb work of Silent Invader.

(https://i.imgur.com/glgNmdG.jpg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: tin shed gamer on September 10, 2018, 10:41:45 AM
Here's on of the earliest figures I painted. In fact I found three figures from the mid eighties(I think) all lord of the rings. I thought given the topic it seemed fitting to use one of them .
Mark.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Helen on September 10, 2018, 11:02:59 AM
Lovely work from the latest entries.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 10, 2018, 12:02:08 PM
Here's on of the earliest figures I painted. In fact I found three figures from the mid eighties(I think) all lord of the rings. I thought given the topic it seemed fitting to use one of them .
Mark.

That's a nice old figure, though unfortunately it won't count towards the Painting Party as it was not a newly painted figure. I'm guessing you realised that though as you've not numbered it?
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 10, 2018, 12:04:36 PM
No. 8 - GW Wood Elf?

I'm pretty sure this is pre-2000, correct me if I'm wrong? I think it's a GW Wood Elf but I'm not sure. I'm sure someone here will know? Some of you will recognise the inn in the background as the superb work of Silent Invader.

(https://i.imgur.com/glgNmdG.jpg)

I do believe that's a 1991 release so definitely acceptable. I've got the same figure and I think I've had it since then.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 10, 2018, 12:07:52 PM
Great entries from the Professor and GS too. GS, that will compliment the stuff on your Chaos Warriors thread nicely.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Mad Lord Snapcase on September 10, 2018, 12:35:23 PM
Quote
I do believe that's a 1991 release so definitely acceptable. I've got the same figure and I think I've had it since then.

Thanks for the confirmation, cheers!   :)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: tin shed gamer on September 10, 2018, 12:39:09 PM
Your absolutely right. It's more of a curtosey in spirit of the thread.As I mentioned I wanted to take part . Unfortunately work means I may not be able to(in time) It wouldn't have been fair to number or claim it as a newly painted figure. Nor would it be to ignore the fact I said I take part.

Mark.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Maledrakh on September 10, 2018, 04:40:41 PM
No. 8 - GW Wood Elf?

I'm pretty sure this is pre-2000, correct me if I'm wrong? I think it's a GW Wood Elf but I'm not sure. I'm sure someone here will know? Some of you will recognise the inn in the background as the superb work of Silent Invader.

(https://i.imgur.com/glgNmdG.jpg)

This is one of the original GW Wood Elf Wardancers, sculpted by Jes Goodwin :)

Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 10, 2018, 04:45:03 PM
It certainly is. Lovely, clean sculpt and nice to paint. It's from the Elf5 release and I think it was called Iorlaf.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Mad Lord Snapcase on September 10, 2018, 04:51:18 PM
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This is one of the original GW Wood Elf Wardancers, sculpted by Jes Goodwin

Yes, that's what I was trying to remember, Wardancers!

Quote
It certainly is. Lovely, clean sculpt and nice to paint. It's from the Elf5 release and I think it was called Iorlaf.

I did find some more of these hidden in the wardrobe but this was the only one not painted.*

(*Correction: just found another one unpainted)  :)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: OSHIROmodels on September 10, 2018, 07:38:58 PM
Off to a good start chaps  :)

No. 9 Plastic skeleton warrior again Citadel 1987 (I think)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/2619-080918205852-35163166.jpeg)

I cheated with this one  lol
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Nord on September 10, 2018, 08:28:32 PM
Another skeleton. Seriously? Give some other guys a chance please.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: OSHIROmodels on September 10, 2018, 08:29:12 PM
OK, I won't post any more  :)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on September 10, 2018, 08:59:48 PM
I love those old skeletons. Such great sculpts and so versatile. (Easy to change into a Bloodbowl team back in the day)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 10, 2018, 09:12:37 PM
I love those old skeletons. Such great sculpts and so versatile. (Easy to change into a Bloodbowl team back in the day)

I did the same, though they haven't survived the years well. I wrapped a few up in tiny bandages to create mummies. I have a dozen or so C17 Citadel metal skeletons from 1987 too. We're only at No. 9 so still 91 places left.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Dolmot on September 10, 2018, 09:18:21 PM
I would have expected half-orcs or half-elves but not half-skeletons. :o
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on September 10, 2018, 09:51:26 PM
OK, I won't post any more  :)

Why not do a unit as a single post? Can we expand the parameters of the party to include units?
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Admiral Benbow on September 10, 2018, 09:54:15 PM
No. 10: Armoured Cloud Giant by Ral Partha, sculpted by Tom Meier, released around the mid-eighties, don't have an exact year.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/93-100918213800.jpeg)


Painted this one the last two evenings, it was great fun again. For the shield designs I cut up some Little Big Men transfers and repainted them. I really love the old Tom Meier giants, so full of character and humour, and I think I've got them all, mostly painted. Some of them were released as Citadel giants, so it can get a bit confusing. Maybe I can get another one done for the party ... Unfortunately my trusty camera is no longer supported by WIN10, so this is an ok phone picture, but doesn't show the miniature well.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on September 10, 2018, 10:05:56 PM
Hot damn Admiral, hot damn.

Beautiful entries all. I just hope I can get a couple done in time.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Argonor on September 10, 2018, 10:22:46 PM
Oh, my! I should be capable of finding quite a few old models for this... Now, should I start with a Chaos Warrior, an Elf Wardancer, an Empire Sergeant or Knight, a Dwarf or Gnome, or a really ancient Liche... +  ;D

Does anyone know if the Copplestone Collection Barbarian Queen is pre or post 2000, btw?
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 10, 2018, 10:27:07 PM
Why not do a unit as a single post? Can we expand the parameters of the party to include units?

I think we'll just keep it to single figures for simplicity. Anyway, shouldn't you be painting?  lol

Lovely paint job Admiral. That base is rather splendid too.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Blackwolf on September 11, 2018, 06:50:40 AM
Number 11       Asgard Miniatures Great Orc, 1984

(https://storage.googleapis.com/files-as.myalbum.io/photo/1k0/Xk/2v/Xk2vohzpbpAE.jpg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 11, 2018, 07:26:14 AM

Does anyone know if the Copplestone Collection Barbarian Queen is pre or post 2000, btw?

It looks to be a 2007 release from what I can see. It's a great figure so keep her for the 21st century club!

I hope people don't mind, but I've added the odd bit of mini info where I can find it.

Nice orc Blackwolf. Is that another Jes Goodwin sculpt?
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Blackwolf on September 11, 2018, 07:49:59 AM
Indeed mate,early 80s

And nice work fellas!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on September 11, 2018, 08:20:40 AM
Awesome to see the Asgard orc. I must get my own ones out! This thread is great.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Argonor on September 11, 2018, 05:03:27 PM
It looks to be a 2007 release from what I can see. It's a great figure so keep her for the 21st century club!

I hope people don't mind, but I've added the odd bit of mini info where I can find it.

Nice orc Blackwolf. Is that another Jes Goodwin sculpt?

Awesome, I 'll be sure to post her there!
I almost have the first one ready (old Metal Magic female ranger), and I have dug out a couple of handfuls of old lead that has been neglected far too long! I surely know what to do the next couple of weeks!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: aircav on September 11, 2018, 07:36:39 PM
Some fantastic old miniatures turning up in this thread, with some cracking paint jobs.   8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 11, 2018, 08:42:51 PM
OK, I won't post any more  :)

There's still plenty of spaces and your stuff is top notch, so you'd better! Get some of your Nordland stuff on, that's proper nostalgia.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Argonor on September 11, 2018, 09:21:24 PM
#12 - Elfham
Metal Magic C1022b Female Ranger w/Bow - Josef Ochmann 1989

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/38-110918211235.jpeg)

Painted for my 12 years old daughter's Sellswords & Spellslingers party, and just finished.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 11, 2018, 09:26:18 PM
Nice clean paint job. I've never seen that figure before.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Argonor on September 11, 2018, 09:43:59 PM
Nice clean paint job. I've never seen that figure before.

Thanks - I've had it (and a bunch of other Metal Magic stuff) for ages, ever since I played D&D back in the late 80s to early 90s.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Donpimpom on September 11, 2018, 10:56:45 PM
#13 Demogorgon
I would say my latest painted mini can fit this thread. The old demon from Grenadier Fantasy Classics now a Netflix star
Sculpted by John Dennett around mid 80s?
(https://my28mm.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/img_2874.jpg?w=525&h=70)0
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 11, 2018, 11:06:15 PM
Now that's a miniature I've admired in the past and have been tempted to try and pick up. The bold colours work very well and have been nicely highlighted.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Blackwolf on September 12, 2018, 12:00:32 AM
More lovely painting! I have an 1987 Elf on the way ,another Jes Goodwin sculpt.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Vanvlak on September 12, 2018, 07:50:39 AM
The Ranger and the Demogorgon are stunning in their own very different ways.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Blackwolf on September 12, 2018, 08:53:26 AM
Number 14  Elf

    (https://storage.googleapis.com/files-as.myalbum.io/photo/1k0/Sk/Hi/SkHi6Wovs23S.jpg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on September 12, 2018, 09:13:39 AM
Great stuff again. Demogorgon and Elf are supoib.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Romark on September 12, 2018, 09:27:03 AM
Lovely entries:)
I wish I could post but nothing remotely suitable in the lead pile :(
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Admiral Benbow on September 12, 2018, 05:15:51 PM
Fantastic work, chaps, and I'm especially excited to see a very nicely painted Metal Magic miniature here!  :-*
Title: #15 GW Rat Ogre, 90s style
Post by: Maledrakh on September 12, 2018, 06:56:49 PM
No. 15 Rat Ogre
A second version Rat Ogre from Games Workshop, late 90s style. Not sure who sculpted these (Did Jes Goodwin do these as well as the 80s versions?), or which year they were released. Reasonably sure is was pre-2000 though.

(https://maledrakh.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/190216-skaven-ratogre-1.jpg)

40mm base

edit: changed the pic for one that was more in focus
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 12, 2018, 07:08:34 PM
That looks like the 4th edition release so is probably from about 1996 or so, when the Skaven Army Book was released.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Dr. Moebius on September 12, 2018, 08:49:04 PM
#16 Tarmachan the Old
Citadel C Series C02 Wizards - 1987

I always wanted to paint him. What a great opportunity to do this. The C02 Wizards are an all time favorite range of mine. Maybe more to follow.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Argonor on September 12, 2018, 10:55:00 PM
Fantastic work, chaps, and I'm especially excited to see a very nicely painted Metal Magic miniature here!  :-*

Thanks, I am actually not all that pleased with the pj; I struggled with motivation, as I had to cover an earlier partial attempt.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Prof.Witchheimer on September 13, 2018, 07:07:54 AM
Oh, that's rather special. Lovely work there Sir!
For some reason I thought you had a 'thing' against the green-skinned ones but I must have been mistaken  :)

Thank you, Keith! no thing against them at all :) still have a O&G WHFB army in my basement and a nice couple of Space Orcs in my collection.

and the next one:

#17 Orc Warrior
sculpted by Kev Adams, 1994, Heartbreaker miniatures
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Keith on September 13, 2018, 07:59:05 AM
Some great entries from everyone.
That Orc is stunning Alex.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on September 13, 2018, 09:53:02 AM
#18 - Julia McEwman(Citadel c1986, 'The Tragedy of McDeath')

Julia McEwman is laird of the clan McEwman and as the secret illegitimate daughter of the late King Dunco, her mission is to slay McDeath and all other claimants to the throne, to become queen.

(https://myalbum.com/photo/aAvOs9AZOcI1/1k0.jpg)

(https://myalbum.com/photo/neIR4Qtmnl2G/1k0.jpg)

(https://myalbum.com/photo/vbg5dBtzqc1E/1k0.jpg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: McYellowbelly on September 13, 2018, 10:36:10 AM
No. 19 Citadel C20 solid based Troll from mid 80s I think?
Love these old models, will have some more to add to this thread soon  ;)

(http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr141/McYellowbelly/troll_zpsbz0imbn8.jpg) (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/McYellowbelly/media/troll_zpsbz0imbn8.jpg.html)
(http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr141/McYellowbelly/troll2_zps5t9z8nrz.jpg) (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/McYellowbelly/media/troll2_zps5t9z8nrz.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Admiral Benbow on September 13, 2018, 05:32:46 PM
Lovely entries all around, and that Julia McEwman is really special - superb, Cubs!  ;D
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: tin shed gamer on September 13, 2018, 06:07:05 PM
#20
C13 Kaleb Daark.
(took a long lunch today and managed to throw some paint on something).
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 13, 2018, 06:44:58 PM
Great stuff guys. I think that troll is a Perry sculpt from 1984. The Daark figure was a 1986 release, I think He was a follower of Malal.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on September 13, 2018, 07:14:55 PM
The Daark figure was a 1986 release, I think He was a follower of Malal.

The 5th Chaos God! Malal (sometimes called Malice) was the renegade God who sought to destroy the other Chaos Gods and their followers. His adherents seek out and destroy other followers of Chaos whenever possible. It's a pity GW dropped the whole Kaleb Daark and Malal storylines, because I thoroughly enjoyed them. They could have run and run.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 13, 2018, 07:25:02 PM
I heard it was because the original creator managed to hold on to the copyright (somehow!) and GW were reluctant to use them.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on September 13, 2018, 07:32:12 PM
Jeez, talk about dog in a manger. I wonder if they have enjoyed the untold millions of not doing anything with the character for the last 30 years!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: tin shed gamer on September 13, 2018, 07:56:47 PM
It's a shame it disappeared, always wanted to see more. Realms of chaos would have been interesting with him in. Still I'm happy enough as I've the chaos brothers to paint( plus all three mounted versions)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on September 14, 2018, 09:05:09 AM
#21 - Sandra Prangle (Citadel c1986 The Tragedy of McDeath)

Sandra is squire to Sir John Quicksure, a knight errant opposing McDeath. Her horse died on the way to the battle and she misses him badly. The original heraldry for Quicksure was a yellow (or maybe gold) griffon against a white or silver background, but I thought it looked too wishy-washy, so I changed it to a dark blue griffon against yellow background (similar to the Percy arms).

(https://myalbum.com/photo/SXLii5HPHsjn/1k0.jpg)

(https://myalbum.com/photo/uVVIo6pifqjj/1k0.jpg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Westfalia Chris on September 14, 2018, 09:55:45 AM
The original heraldry for Quicksure was a yellow (or maybe gold) griffon against a white or silver background, but I thought it looked too wishy-washy, so I changed it to a dark blue griffon against yellow background (similar to the Percy arms).

Poor grasp of the rules of heraldry, that chap. Never put a metal tincture on another metal tincture - only metal on colour or vice versa.

The changed one looks great, though. Thorougly swell leather tones, too.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: McYellowbelly on September 14, 2018, 10:57:42 AM
Number 22 Citadel Dwarf crossbow

Citadel solid based dwarf crossbow, Perry sculpt, again from early 80s I think.
These were when Dwarves were at their best in my opinion

(http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr141/McYellowbelly/dwarfx_zpsg6hh7p64.jpg) (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/McYellowbelly/media/dwarfx_zpsg6hh7p64.jpg.html)
(http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr141/McYellowbelly/dwarfx2_zpsofoybram.jpg) (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/McYellowbelly/media/dwarfx2_zpsofoybram.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: phreedh on September 14, 2018, 11:53:22 AM
Gentlemen, this might well be the thread to pull me out of hiding. Oldschool fantasy is where it's at, after all - isn't it? :) Please save me a spot. :D

Terribly fine work so far. In particular the Goodwin elves, Cubs' beautiful McDeath figs and Argonor's MM model. Thanks guys!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Dr. Zombie on September 14, 2018, 12:04:38 PM
So Steve is this how it is going to be? First you buy up all my old school godies and then you start an old school painting party?

I'll have to see if I can't find an onother untapped old-school ore int ye olde lead mountain.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 14, 2018, 12:45:36 PM
So Steve is this how it is going to be? First you buy up all my old school godies and then you start an old school painting party?

I'll have to see if I can't find an onother untapped old-school ore int ye olde lead mountain.

 lol that wasn't the idea at the time! Definitely get something on here, I'm sure you will find something.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Donpimpom on September 14, 2018, 05:52:51 PM
#21 - Sandra Prangle (Citadel c1986 The Tragedy of McDeath)

I really like the tones on the face of this one, added to my "inspirational" folder  ;)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Argonor on September 14, 2018, 10:46:59 PM
Lots of old Warhammeresque goodness being showcased, here!

I hope to get stuck in painting some more old lead after this weekend - we have the annual Egeskov Market, and it takes up most of our otherwise free time (I have volunteered for collecting parking fares tomorrow afternoon, so had to browse through the market stalls today)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Captain Blood on September 15, 2018, 12:30:14 AM
Sandra Prangle, what a wonderful character  :-* And that is great work on that shield, Cubs.

This club is going quickly, and rather well, no?

The next time some wanker declares that LAF is home to a lot of unreconstructed old fart ‘historical’ wargamers, I will have to point out that the Napoleonic (AKA Big Battalions / horse and musket) painting club took literally A YEAR to generate 100 figures. Whereas this old school fantasy club looks like it will be comfortably done and dusted inside a month.

Thereby proving that LAF is actually the broad church it’s always been (and home to a lot of unreconstructed old fart ‘fantasy’ wargamers  :D)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Plynkes on September 15, 2018, 10:04:39 AM
The next time some wanker declares that LAF is home to a lot of unreconstructed old fart ‘historical’ wargamers, I will have to point out that the Napoleonic (AKA Big Battalions / horse and musket) painting club took literally A YEAR to generate 100 figures. Whereas this old school fantasy club looks like it will be comfortably done and dusted inside a month.

Funny what different perspectives we have, Richard. Most of the criticism of LAF I have read has kind of been the opposite of that. That is to say that we are a bunch of frivolous skirmish lightweights who don't take things seriously enough, and are obsessed with pretty-pretty pictures and eye candy over solid wargaming substance.  lol

Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 15, 2018, 10:52:39 AM
You know what they say, ask three wargamers a question and you'll get five different opinions!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Westfalia Chris on September 15, 2018, 11:37:18 AM
You know what they say, ask three wargamers a question and you'll get five different opinions!

That's fine and all, but can they screw in a replacement lightbulb?
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on September 15, 2018, 11:39:19 AM
That's fine and all, but can they screw in a replacement lightbulb?
What's a lightbulb?
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 15, 2018, 11:46:15 AM
That's fine and all, but can they screw in a replacement lightbulb?

Wargamers would use bayonet fittings for their lightbulbs!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Dr. Zombie on September 15, 2018, 11:48:02 AM
That's fine and all, but can they screw in a replacement lightbulb?

Sure they can if they have the correct FAQ, errata and scenario pack.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Captain Blood on September 15, 2018, 12:35:34 PM
Funny what different perspectives we have, Richard. Most of the criticism of LAF I have read has kind of been the opposite of that. That is to say that we are a bunch of frivolous skirmish lightweights who don't take things seriously enough, and are obsessed with pretty-pretty pictures and eye candy over solid wargaming substance.  lol

I’d say both those criticisms are aimed at us from time to time, Dylan - from different extremist wings ;)
And now, back to the eye candy! :D


#23 Mithril Miniatures M37 - ‘Cutpurse’

From the Mithril ‘Thieves of Tharbad’ range, released in 1988. Apparently rare and discontinued… http://mithril.faerylands.eu/display.php?reference=M37

Seems he commands an asking price of Eu.40.00 on auction sites :o
http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=75882.msg927970#msg927970

I however, found him in down deep in the bottom-most cranny of the lead mountain  ::)
He was originally in amongst a bag of about 50 various old (mostly crummy) 1980’s Cthulhu and D&D figures, that an old chum of mine (ex-RPGer) donated to me when he was clearing out his loft maybe 15 years or so ago.
I painted a few of them, then traded on all the rest – except this one which I kept back for some reason. Karma perhaps! He sat in a box in the bottom of an old steamer trunk for 10 years. Now he sees the light of day, free at last. No wonder he's sprinting...

As it happens, the person who donated that bag of assorted vintage figures to me, turns 60 years old in a few weeks’ time. So I’m going to give him this painted figure back by way of a birthday present.

As the miniature is 30 years old, I name him ‘Tim the cutpurse’, in honour of a certain wargaming Tim, (nephew of my esteemed friend, Malamute) who was also exactly 30 years old yesterday - the day I painted the miniature.

For their age, these Mithril figures are astonishingly well sculpted, standing comparison with the best of today’s miniatures.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/577-150918152434-353085.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/577-150918152434-35309410.jpeg)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/577-150918152434-35307360.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 15, 2018, 04:54:27 PM
That's an absolute belter!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: aircav on September 15, 2018, 05:23:58 PM
Blimey this  painting club is moving quickly with some bloody nice well painted figures  :o  :D  8)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Dr. Zombie on September 15, 2018, 06:24:57 PM
#24
Heroquest Elf, 1989
(https://i.imgur.com/s7DQ1kQ.jpg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on September 15, 2018, 07:03:58 PM
That Mithril fig looks lovely. They always had plenty of movement.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Prof.Witchheimer on September 15, 2018, 07:20:56 PM
Amazing entries, gentlemen, really enjoing this painting party. The Mithril miniature is top notch, stunning sculpt.

Still painting orcs and today's entry provides a classic Orc Heroquest pose (nudging to the elf in the entry before :))

#25 - Orc Warrior (Harlequin), 1994, sculpted by Kev Adams.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: armchairgeneral on September 15, 2018, 07:55:40 PM
Thank you, Keith! no thing against them at all :) still have a O&G WHFB army in my basement and a nice couple of Space Orcs in my collection.

and the next one:

#17 Orc Warrior
sculpted by Kev Adams, 1994, Heartbreaker miniatures

Really like this figure but I can’t find it on their website. Would you mind posting a link.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: tin shed gamer on September 15, 2018, 09:59:28 PM
Buggerin buggery .
 This is getting to be an expensive Painting Party.
I thought to my self ' I'm enjoying this painty lark have a propper go and dig through the dwarf draw. Did that painted it this evening. Thought bugger can't remember how old it is. Better look it up before I post a picture tomorrow. Then Google did this to me.
thought that can't be right 19 watchers ( recoken theyre watching to see whos daft enough to bid.) Then noticed others had sold for £40- $88.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Prof.Witchheimer on September 15, 2018, 10:18:59 PM
Really like this figure but I can’t find it on their website. Would you mind posting a link.

OOP, I'm afraid, unfortunately Ral Partha didn't release the whole Heartbreaker range
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Helen on September 15, 2018, 10:59:38 PM
Wonderful brushwork from the latest entries.

All the best,

Helen
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: tin shed gamer on September 16, 2018, 09:07:12 AM
#26
1989 Dwarf on skis.
I use to have them as a skirmish unit.Absolutely useless as a concept( needed hills to work effectively. Although the mythos said they were so good on skis they didn't need snow!)But absolutely wonderful for gauging deployment. ( no one set up their key/favourite  unit nearest to a hill. ;)) apart from selling at £3 a millimeter. Still a fun figure.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 16, 2018, 09:36:24 AM
That's a lovely figure Mark. It's scary what some of these figures go for now.

As a point of rules clarity we have had some comments about members submitting multiple entries. There is nothing in the rules that prohibits this as long as the one figure a day rule is adhered to. All entries are welcome.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on September 16, 2018, 10:35:46 AM
Lovely, just lovely.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Dolmot on September 16, 2018, 11:24:18 AM
OOP, I'm afraid, unfortunately Ral Partha didn't release the whole Heartbreaker range

I think it was originally released as "2024 Orc Champion #2" (like seen here (http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/?title=Heartbreaker_Fantasy_Sculptors)). One can possibly find a second hand item by searching for Heartbreaker 2024, orc champion or something like that...
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on September 16, 2018, 11:30:50 AM
I have the High Elf Noble on my painting desk at the moment from heartbreaker. (from that link)
Title: #27 Ral Partha Jabberwock 01-095
Post by: Maledrakh on September 16, 2018, 05:20:14 PM
(https://maledrakh.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/190216-jabberwock-1.jpg)

Sculpted by Tom Meier, 1983. Range: Things that go Bump in the Night. I think.
Made in lead!

The Jabberwock, inspired by one of my all time favorite poems is by Lewis Carroll, author of Alice in Wonderland:

Jabberwocky
From "Through the Looking Glass"  (1871)

’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe.



“Beware the Jabberwock, my son!
The jaws that bite, the claws that catch!
Beware the Jubjub bird, and shun
The frumious Bandersnatch!”



He took his vorpal sword in hand;
      Long time the manxome foe he sought—
So rested he by the Tumtum tree
      And stood awhile in thought.


And, as in uffish thought he stood,
      The Jabberwock, with eyes of flame,
Came whiffling through the tulgey wood,
      And burbled as it came!


One, two! One, two! And through and through
      The vorpal blade went snicker-snack!
He left it dead, and with its head
      He went galumphing back.


“And hast thou slain the Jabberwock?
      Come to my arms, my beamish boy!
O frabjous day! Callooh! Callay!”
      He chortled in his joy.


’Twas brillig, and the slithy toves
      Did gyre and gimble in the wabe:
All mimsy were the borogoves,
      And the mome raths outgrabe.



I love how all the words sound like real English words. To quote Alice "It seems pretty (...) but it is rather hard to understand."
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Maledrakh on September 16, 2018, 05:26:38 PM
I think it was originally released as "2024 Orc Champion #2" (like seen here (http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/?title=Heartbreaker_Fantasy_Sculptors)). One can possibly find a second hand item by searching for Heartbreaker 2024, orc champion or something like that...

Many if not all of the Heartbreaker fantasy minis are currently available from Impact! miniatures in resin: https://www.impactminiatures.com/index.php?option=heartbreaker (https://www.impactminiatures.com/index.php?option=heartbreaker) they had a kickstarter for them some time ago, which has been delivered.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: aircav on September 16, 2018, 05:39:04 PM
#28 Grenadier Miniatures Barbarian Zombie from the last Century (& bought then as well), sculpted by Mark Copplestone, I think.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-YsdB5NzQKck/W56L5Dsl1vI/AAAAAAAACOI/i_99qap-y5wNrEd5oH0ad4IKwW37tvLKQCHMYCw/BZed%2Bfront)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Captain Blood on September 16, 2018, 06:10:48 PM
Nice one, Keith. Definitely has the look of a Copplestone about him... The big hands, and those furry boot tops. Quite distinctive...
Lovely job on the sword in particular.

The Jabberwocky is lovely too :)
(Well, you know what I mean... Not lovely, but very well done :D)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Admiral Benbow on September 16, 2018, 06:31:13 PM
As a point of rules clarity we have had some comments about members submitting multiple entries. There is nothing in the rules that prohibits this as long as the one figure a day rule is adhered to. All entries are welcome.

"Those who can read do have great advantages ...", as we say over here in Germany ...  lol

#28 Grenadier Miniatures Barbarian Zombie from the last Century (& bought then as well), sculpted by Mark Copplestone, I think.

Yes, definitely Mark's work!

Lovely entries again, I especially love the Jabberwock!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: armchairgeneral on September 16, 2018, 08:01:53 PM
I think it was originally released as "2024 Orc Champion #2" (like seen here (http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/?title=Heartbreaker_Fantasy_Sculptors)). One can possibly find a second hand item by searching for Heartbreaker 2024, orc champion or something like that...

Thanks for your replies on this chaps.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: McYellowbelly on September 16, 2018, 08:58:15 PM
#29 Citadel C02 Wizard
Another solid based miniature, one of the great range of C02 wizards from mid 80s

(http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr141/McYellowbelly/wizard_zpsde8pat6a.jpg) (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/McYellowbelly/media/wizard_zpsde8pat6a.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Argonor on September 17, 2018, 05:03:14 AM
Wonderful slides down Memory Lane!  :-*
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: majorsmith on September 17, 2018, 04:33:17 PM
#30 Gary Morley Wight sculpt early 90s, love these so much
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Captain Blood on September 17, 2018, 05:15:39 PM
That’s a splendid job on a lovely character, majorsmith  8)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 17, 2018, 05:38:50 PM
That’s a splendid job on a lovely character, majorsmith  8)

Yes, very nicely done. What's your recipe for the antiquated armour, if you don't mind me asking?
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Mr Tough Guy on September 17, 2018, 05:52:36 PM
#31 Chaos Beastman Citadel '88
(https://i.imgur.com/vNIbwhd.jpg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 17, 2018, 06:21:58 PM
There's no doubting this fellow's allegiance.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Orctrader on September 17, 2018, 07:33:27 PM
Fantastic entries.   :)

Thought I'd have a go myself but at the rate places are going might not make it... ::)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on September 17, 2018, 10:17:58 PM
Fantastic entries.   :)

Thought I'd have a go myself but at the rate places are going might not make it... ::)

I think it'll slow down a bit now. You get that flurry of excitement and then a bit of a fallow period whilst the more enthusiastic people bask in the glow of having done their bit.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Helen on September 17, 2018, 11:00:32 PM
Fantastic brushwork from the latest entries.

All the best,

Helen
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Captain Blood on September 18, 2018, 07:36:12 AM
I think it'll slow down a bit now. You get that flurry of excitement and then a bit of a fallow period whilst the more enthusiastic people bask in the glow of having done their bit.

lol

How true.

Still think it’ll be done rather quicker than the Age of Big Battalions though... that only took a year  ;)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Mr Tough Guy on September 18, 2018, 07:53:51 AM
I don't know, the Future wars one only took 15 days to fill a few years ago, I think like that one the fact that this is such a broad subject means it will fill out quickly too. Who doesn't have a random old Fantasy mini waiting to be painted in the leadpile?  ;)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Dr. Zombie on September 18, 2018, 07:59:32 AM
I decided to make a new thread for my fantasy painting that this club sparked. In stead of filling up the club with it. To give everyone else a chance to participate.

Because like Mr. Tough Guy said, "Who doesn't have a random old fantasy mini waitin to be painted in the leadpile?"
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Blackwolf on September 19, 2018, 07:50:55 AM
32. Northern Dwarf Guard C09 1987

   (https://storage.googleapis.com/files-as.myalbum.io/photo/1k0/sz/lX/szlXGxNupH6u.jpg)



      (https://storage.googleapis.com/files-as.myalbum.io/photo/1k0/vU/ox/vUox1w0770hV.jpg)

   One of the hardest figures to paint...
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Dr De'Ath on September 19, 2018, 08:08:38 AM
#33 - Citadel plastic skeleton from the 1990s

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/1512-190918080533.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: waitwhat on September 19, 2018, 08:10:06 AM
   One of the hardest figures to paint,I have ever painted...

Intrigued...

Lovely job though, and great diorama work with the pics too
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: majorsmith on September 19, 2018, 08:55:48 AM
Love the dwarf! Nice set up too!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on September 19, 2018, 09:51:22 AM
Nice skeleton. Love the rust.
Great Dwarf as well Black Wolf. I reckon you should have put some LOTR style orcs in behind, hunting him. Would make a great little story :) Brilliant set up though. Really shows off the dwarf well.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: warlord frod on September 19, 2018, 02:22:44 PM
Number 34

I have had this figure for 30+ years and have looked at it repeatedly but never got around to painting it.  :? Why you ask I can't say. So this thread gave me the perfect excuse. I wish I could say that this was the only ancient lead I have in the lead mountain but it's not.  lol Maybe I'll get a couple more done who knows. Thanks for the motivation

Grenidier models - troll 1986 (I think)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1877/42970644320_2633f9370a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28taMtW)WIN_20180919_08_50_03_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/28taMtW) by John Grusendorf (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Captain Blood on September 19, 2018, 02:24:20 PM
Great rust on that skeleton Mark. And not shiny at all ;)

A wonderful, evocative Blackwolf scene as usual Guy :-*
(Why was the dwarf so hard to paint?)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on September 19, 2018, 08:15:29 PM
Number 34

I have had this figure for 30+ years and have looked at it repeatedly but never got around to painting it.  :? Why you ask I can't say. So this thread gave me the perfect excuse. I wish I could say that this was the only ancient lead I have in the lead mountain but it's not.  lol Maybe I'll get a couple more done who knows. Thanks for the motivation

Grenidier models - troll 1986 (I think)

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1877/42970644320_2633f9370a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/28taMtW)WIN_20180919_08_50_03_Pro (https://flic.kr/p/28taMtW) by John Grusendorf (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

I love this guy. I always wanted it ever since I saw it in store as a kid. Never bought it until a few years ago from RPE. It's actually a heartbreaker half troll by Chad Elliott. One of my favourite lines.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 19, 2018, 08:17:58 PM
Nice new entries. I do like that rusted armour.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Argonor on September 19, 2018, 11:42:24 PM
Very nice additions!

I unexpectedly got the night off today, so I suddenly don't have to sleep most of tomorrow, and I have decided to use that bonus time for trying to finish another very old mini I started yesterday.  ;D
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Captain Blood on September 19, 2018, 11:46:12 PM
That troll is great. Sitting in the lead pile for 30 years?  :o :o
This painting club is providing a valuable service in freeing all these poor old miniatures from the unloved darkness and returning them to the light with a fresh coat of paint.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: ecurtz on September 20, 2018, 01:46:45 AM
Number 35: Champion of Nurgle

(http://nuprometheus.com/frostgrave/NurgleChamp.jpg)

Classic 1988 model by Jes Goodwin from the releases accompanying the Realm of Chaos books. I was pretty happy with the rusted chainmail, but it didn't survive my poor photography. The verdigris on the plates came through well though. I found two unpainted copies of him in the box of old lead, the other one was a lot shinier but also had a lot more mold slip - this one was obviously in production for a good long time.

[Please forgive the Nurgling, I intended to remove him for the photo, but he was better attached than I expected. Kev Adams 1990]
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 20, 2018, 06:51:12 AM
I have the same Nurgle champion; it's a great figure and you've made a very nice job of it, particularly the face. I only picked mine up in the last few months so I've not painted it and you've got me thinking about colours now.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on September 20, 2018, 11:38:19 AM
I love the realm of chaos era stuff. So much character. Great job on that
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on September 20, 2018, 02:07:49 PM
#36 - Lady McDeath (Citadel c1985 'The Tragedy of McDeath')

   These McDeath figs are quite tricky to paint sometimes. The 'source material' such as it is, varies in how it depicts the characters. I had two moderately sized pictures, plus a small paper cut-out stylie thing of Lady McDeath in the scenario pack to go on, and all of them were slightly different from each other and the miniature is slightly different again! I basically had to go with a 'best fit' for the colours and whatnot she has, based on what my eye can see and leave it at that. I really don't like painting yellow (especially over a black undercoat) and her dress has about six layers of basic yellow over a white base before the shade and highlight were added on. I also tried to subtly play down the large hooter and bulbous eyes she is sculpted with, to make her face a little more human.

(https://myalbum.com/photo/YiuvgZFAj2ka/1k0.jpg)

(https://myalbum.com/photo/dQsBTdOCqdvn/1k0.jpg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: warlord frod on September 20, 2018, 02:49:31 PM
That troll is great. Sitting in the lead pile for 30 years?  :o :o
This painting club is providing a valuable service in freeing all these poor old miniatures from the unloved darkness and returning them to the light with a fresh coat of paint.

30+ years just to show how bad my addiction is I still have 5 Grenadier models Dragon Lords box sets of D&D figures I picked up new in 1987  o_o I hate to think what else I will find if I continue to root around in my lead pile  lol lol

Thanks for all the positive comments  :D
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: McYellowbelly on September 20, 2018, 04:39:39 PM
#37 dwarf on a horse (pony)

Don't see too many mounted Dwarves, found this one in the lead pile.
Think it's a mounted Dwarf from Fantasy Tribes?
Not sure if it's correct pony(possibly LotR?)
Varnish is a bit shiney, so will be dulled down at some point

(http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr141/McYellowbelly/dwho_zpsou1okjgn.jpg) (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/McYellowbelly/media/dwho_zpsou1okjgn.jpg.html)
(http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr141/McYellowbelly/dwho1_zpsjjb3c3hy.jpg) (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/McYellowbelly/media/dwho1_zpsjjb3c3hy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Admiral Benbow on September 20, 2018, 06:22:18 PM
#37 dwarf on a horse (pony)
Don't see too many mounted Dwarves, found this one in the lead pile.
Think it's a mounted Dwarf from Fantasy Tribes?
Not sure if it's correct pony(possibly LotR?)
Varnish is a bit shiney, so will be dulled down at some point

Don't know about the dwarf, but the pony is Frodo's from the Citadel LotR-range.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Helen on September 20, 2018, 10:14:28 PM
Beautiful entries, well done.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: ecurtz on September 20, 2018, 10:55:48 PM
Lady McDeath is lovely. Glad to see you continue the fine Citadel tradition of "got a biggish flat area? Better put a ridiculous pattern on there!".

Great job on the mounted dwarf as well, which is a figure I'd never seen. Nice he has a proper pipe for his travels.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on September 20, 2018, 11:19:07 PM
Lady McDeath is lovely. Glad to see you continue the fine Citadel tradition of "got a biggish flat area? Better put a ridiculous pattern on there!".

Hey, don't blame me!

(https://myalbum.com/photo/aPRoXYfiNebZ/1k0.jpg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Blackwolf on September 21, 2018, 01:03:52 AM
Great rust on that skeleton Mark. And not shiny at all ;)

A wonderful, evocative Blackwolf scene as usual Guy :-*
(Why was the dwarf so hard to paint?)

Thanks all.
 Haha Richard,as you can imagine the sculpting was a bit soft(31 years old),so some creative painting was in order.
My next go is something special,hopefully I can pull it off.He's from 1979!


Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Argonor on September 21, 2018, 01:07:15 AM
More good ole stuff!  :-*
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on September 21, 2018, 09:07:40 AM
#38 - Lord McDeath (Citadel c1985 'The Tragedy of McDeath')

  It's actually the second time I've painted some of these McDeath mins and it's always good to have another crack at stuff. I tried to do a slightly more decorative shield this time, loosely based on the McDeath banner. It's difficult to see his sword in the picture on the cover of the scenario pack, but this time around I thought I could see a red gem and a swirled pattern on the blade, so that's what I gave the min. Enjoy!

(https://myalbum.com/photo/LrZ2OJYza66h/1k0.jpg)

(https://myalbum.com/photo/B2dFTGgrynpv/1k0.jpg)

(https://myalbum.com/photo/69du7zP4mTzP/1k0.jpg)



 
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Blackwolf on September 21, 2018, 09:09:09 AM
Gosh,lovely painting!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Vanvlak on September 21, 2018, 09:31:10 AM
That is superb.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Muzfish4 on September 21, 2018, 12:25:51 PM
Lovely painting from all.

Have to try to have a rummage in the shed to see if I still have those Grenadier miniatures I pleaded for back in the early 1980s...
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Captain Blood on September 21, 2018, 01:18:43 PM
That is a brilliant shield Cubs  :-* :-*
Have you got the whole cast of 'McDeath' to do?  ;) lol

Love the dwarf rider too. What a great little character.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Argonor on September 21, 2018, 04:08:24 PM
Forgive the slightly 'yellowish' pics I'm posting; my trusted Canon PowerShot A560 has died, and I have not yet figured out what settings to use on my backup Sony CyberShot to get the white balance right when taking minis pics...  (I may have to get a better camera) :(

But here's

#39
C02 (87-19)
Jenny Spaewife


(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/38-210918160039.jpeg)

I've had that one in my collection for 25 years, at least, now finally painted, and ready to be used as The Healer in SS&SS...  ::)

EDIT:

I found a function in GIMP for adjusting the white balance; it is not perfect, but far closer to the real life colours:

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/38-210918210210.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Captain Blood on September 21, 2018, 05:09:03 PM
That's a nice old figure Niels - great face  8)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on September 21, 2018, 05:49:09 PM
That is a brilliant shield Cubs  :-* :-*
Have you got the whole cast of 'McDeath' to do?  ;) lol

Sadly just four more members of the McDeath scenario mins left … for now anyways.

The shield was one of those happy accidents really. the central boss meant I had to do a circular design around it, and the patterned designs on the banner with a central skull seemed to fit okay. I scribbled a rough design down and then as I was painting it, somehow the odd little curly flourish seemed to be needed, which evolved into the slightly serpentine heads pretty much by accident. I knew as long as I kept it looking symmetrical it would stay fairly pretty!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Argonor on September 21, 2018, 09:27:48 PM
That's a nice old figure Niels - great face  8)

Thanks, considering I gave up on a very garish Humbrol enamel colour scheme for her many years ago, giving her an entirely new pj in just about one day is probably a new layering record for me  lol

These Painting Clubs are such great inspiration and motivation!

Sadly just four more members of the McDeath scenario mins left … for now anyways.

And we are looking forward to seeing them - that freehand shield design is top notch, and I am sure you can dig up some more treasures from the roots of the World's Edge Mountains!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Helen on September 21, 2018, 09:33:45 PM
The latest additions are just splendid. Well done everybody.

Best regards,

Helen
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: McYellowbelly on September 22, 2018, 09:27:22 AM
#40 GW Birmingham Store opening Dwarf
Citadel Dwarf given away as freebie at GW Birmingham store opening.
Think this was re-released at a later date without the inscription on the base.
Next post will be less dwarf orientated.....
(http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr141/McYellowbelly/DSCN4838_zpsrzvrpzvt.jpg) (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/McYellowbelly/media/DSCN4838_zpsrzvrpzvt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Argonor on September 22, 2018, 10:59:08 AM
What a stonkin' grumpy fella'!

....
"Goblins, Sir, fousands of 'em'!"
"Hold my ale..."
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Westfalia Chris on September 22, 2018, 05:06:11 PM
#041, Ser Plussacré-Kevoux, Righteous-Indignant Paladin

So I actually managed to paint a figure for this! Once more a Heartbreaker mini, in this case from their M:TG line back in 1993-ish.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on September 22, 2018, 05:31:41 PM
It's all very very good indeed.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Helen on September 22, 2018, 09:18:35 PM
Once again, lovely brushwork on the latest entries.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 22, 2018, 09:50:51 PM
Fantastic stuff, that McDeath is something else Cubs. I was also just looking at the old Citadel wizards a few days ago and realised I'd never noticed that Jenny figure before and then it appears here.

Great to see you get an entry in Chris, lovely figure.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Captain Blood on September 22, 2018, 09:56:37 PM
The Righteous-Indignant Paladin! What a brilliant figure Chris  lol

Could it possibly be modelled on someone currently being fulsomely righteous and indignant on this very forum? ;)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Westfalia Chris on September 23, 2018, 06:31:36 AM
Could it possibly be modelled on someone currently being fulsomely righteous and indignant on this very forum? ;)

Any resemblance to persons living or dead is purely coincidental.

Mind you, a "I see what you did there" would have sufficed.  ;)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Captain Blood on September 23, 2018, 08:33:20 AM
  lol

You are so much more subtle than me.

 ;)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Blackwolf on September 23, 2018, 08:46:51 AM
42. Ral Partha Giant 1979

A fantastic sculpt,still stands up today. Tom Meier's work always has such energy.

     (https://storage.googleapis.com/files-as.myalbum.io/photo/1k0/60/0l/600lmw1oKInx.jpg)




    (https://storage.googleapis.com/files-as.myalbum.io/photo/1k0/mG/xC/mGxCS9BrDiVQ.jpg)









      (https://storage.googleapis.com/files-as.myalbum.io/photo/1k0/9H/VJ/9HVJvJvmykB9.jpg)

   
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on September 23, 2018, 09:24:29 AM
Supoib.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on September 23, 2018, 09:45:00 AM
That is absolutely great. That very miniature arrived at my house from RPE about 2 days ago. Definitely a great sculpt that your PJ has worked well on.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: tin shed gamer on September 23, 2018, 10:09:49 AM
That's the very first miniature I put paint to some time in the early eighties
 Admittedly its a combonation of wiped of oil paint, and mad dry brushing. But it still makes an outing in my son's D&D .
Still a cracking figure and some lovely brush work (patterns often fight back on such fliud fabric folds. )
Mark.

Quite tempted to throw some paint at another figure .
Title: #43 Skaven Clan Moulder Pack Master
Post by: Maledrakh on September 23, 2018, 12:01:03 PM

(https://maledrakh.files.wordpress.com/2018/09/190216-skaven-slavemaster-1.jpg)

Skaven Clan Moulder Pack Master by Games Workshop

I believe this is a 90s sculpt from the same time as the Rat Ogre i posted here previously. Not sure about the sculptor.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Hobgoblin on September 23, 2018, 03:09:08 PM
44. An angry giak

This is from the 1985 Giak Attack boxed set. I reckon the Perrys made the best of the GW orcs and submit this fellow in evidence.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Hammers on September 23, 2018, 06:45:01 PM
#45 Elf children

(http://www.adventuregaming.tsome.com/100Club/MithrilElfChildren.jpg)


This model is my implementation of the Mithril Miniatures1994 release "House of Elrond".

(http://www.adventuregaming.tsome.com/100Club/M342.jpg)

As you can see I have replaced the rather unsatisfying twiggy tree with a more suitable GW plastic one. The miniatures themselves have the same loveliness which the company's premier sculptor Christ Tubb has instilled in most of his work.

Unfortunately the production quality suffered some from the shift where lead was omitted from the casting metal.  The early ministures were  noticably more crisp in detail.

The Mithril Miniatures Middle Earth range is what had me collecting and painting miniatures back o so many years ago. It was a real joy to paint one again.

Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Donpimpom on September 23, 2018, 07:39:58 PM
great job on this tree composition!
That giant from Ral Partha in on my list too, great paint job!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Admiral Benbow on September 23, 2018, 08:07:59 PM
No. 46 Fire Giant

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/93-230918194927.jpeg)


Another one of the fantastic Ral Parthy giants sculpted by Tom Meier. Smaller than his companions, but not that much dumb looking ... I played with some oils on his skin (love the smell of oil colours from time to time) and used Tamiya Clear Red on his armour (thanks to Pappa Midnight for this effect).

Fantastic entries all around here, one of the highlights for me is Blackwolf's giant with that lovely kilt!  :-*
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Orctrader on September 23, 2018, 08:39:16 PM
More fantastic entries.   :)

(I have a suitable mini and primed today.   :)  As a weekend-only painter, can't start painting yet.   :( )
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 23, 2018, 09:33:58 PM
Lovely entries guys. That tartan, wow!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: warlord frod on September 23, 2018, 09:39:01 PM
I love the giants 😍 I have all of them and painted them long ago so good to see them here
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: JollyBob on September 23, 2018, 09:58:52 PM
I love all this old schoolery, bloody typical to launch this when I've just packed most of my mountain to move house!

Those giants are sweet, but is the fire giant not an Olley rather than a Meier?
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Dr Mathias on September 23, 2018, 10:39:40 PM
47. Marauder Miniatures Chaos Warrior

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/4060-230918223801.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: warlord frod on September 24, 2018, 02:38:21 AM
By the way. Since I submitted a painted mini I have been trying to figure out how to add the badge to my signature line but it always shows up as big as a dinner plate. How do I shrink it down to size? All help is appreciated
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Helen on September 24, 2018, 02:43:13 AM
Love the tree composition Peder, well done. Nice brushwork from the latest entries too.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Dr Mathias on September 24, 2018, 03:58:00 AM
By the way. Since I submitted a painted mini I have been trying to figure out how to add the badge to my signature line but it always shows up as big as a dinner plate. How do I shrink it down to size? All help is appreciated

Here's a resized one I made:
(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/4060-240918035708.png)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Blackwolf on September 24, 2018, 07:12:48 AM
More great painting,this has been my fave painting club,tempted to do another...

And thanks for the kind comments :)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Daniel36 on September 24, 2018, 08:00:36 AM
This thread exists solely to make me jealous, no? What a wonderful collection of gorgeous miniatures painted to absolute excellence!!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Captain Blood on September 24, 2018, 08:09:38 AM
Wonderful additions all round :-*

Matt - the Chaos warrior is magnificently menacing.
Love the Mithril elves model too, Peder.
And the giants - great plaid, Guy.
And Michael, I love the smell of oil paint too! (Possibly why I'm addicted to oil washes on AFVs at the moment ;)).
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: majorsmith on September 24, 2018, 10:28:18 AM
That chaos warrior is superb!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 24, 2018, 04:49:34 PM
Lovely highlighting on that chaos warrior, subtle but very effective.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Prof.Witchheimer on September 25, 2018, 08:30:04 AM
#48 Winged demon squig (Heartbreaker, sculpted by Kev Adams)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Tactalvanic on September 25, 2018, 06:21:48 PM
#49 Stunted Wizard of the East (Alternative Armies circa 1992 CA4-02)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/9441-250918180418.jpeg)

The handiest thing I had to hand that I could chuck some paint on and finish, as I am appallingly slow at getting anything painted.

Something is actually done and off my table, er, this year  ::)

And yes I am no photographer.. sorry about that.

I cannot match to the level of other entries here, they just - wow.

I must dig that chaos knight out, I have it somewhere, always wanting to get to them.

Also they have apparently now re-issued the CA4 stuff as well now - hope it still counts   :o
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Argonor on September 25, 2018, 10:12:46 PM
I cannot match to the level of other entries here, they just - wow.

Well, as far as I can see, you have done a sterling job - great face, and well-balanced choice of colours. Nothing to not like about it!  :)

I must dig that chaos knight out, I have it somewhere, always wanting to get to them.

Oh, yes, please do!  ;D

The last couple of pages are giving me an itch to dig out more old Citadel stuff, but I know myself well enough to know, that the minis I already have lined up are more than I can manage to get done before this party ends...  ::)

Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 25, 2018, 10:17:59 PM
Two new entries I don't think I've seen before. Nice job on both. Tactalvanic, there's nothing wrong with that figure, the face looks great.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on September 26, 2018, 04:53:31 AM
#50 Fire Elemental

'95 Ral Partha Fire Elemental

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1969/44939746301_5955768cbf_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2btaWU6)20180927_130745 (https://flic.kr/p/2btaWU6) by Kieran Me (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Built up from white to Necromancer cloak (basically almost black, my new favourite paint colour lol )
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 26, 2018, 06:58:19 AM
Great effects on those elementals Beefcake. Just for future reference the rules do state 'a single miniature'. You've done yourself out of three day's worth of entries! I can see a logic in including the two contrasting elementals. In this instance it would be a little churlish to not count it as lot of work has been done. Don't do it again though  lol
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on September 26, 2018, 09:15:19 AM
Sorry. I was thinking rather than clogging it up with loads of my minis I'd let others have a go. If you want I'll just crop them out individually and put 1 in a day.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: McYellowbelly on September 26, 2018, 12:04:32 PM
#51 C18 Night Horrors Vampire

Citadel C18 Noight Horrors Vampire.
Some of my favourite sculpts, hope to have more to follow

(http://i478.photobucket.com/albums/rr141/McYellowbelly/DSCN4844_zps8wjwuzkt.jpg) (http://s478.photobucket.com/user/McYellowbelly/media/DSCN4844_zps8wjwuzkt.jpg.html)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 26, 2018, 05:14:43 PM
I'm not sure that is a C18 vampire, as I thought the C18 undead were all solid bases? It looks more like the late 90's Vampire Counts range, no?
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Tactalvanic on September 26, 2018, 05:41:43 PM
Original C18s Undead range were solid based.

The later expanded C18 night horrors were slotta.

So it is C18 Night Horrors vamp

But is not C18 Undead vamp

I like, especially how his cloak is muddy/dirty on the bottom is a nice touch of detail, brings it together with the basing colors.

Although I keep thinking he is going to start counting...

Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 26, 2018, 05:51:48 PM
You're right about the C18 Night Horrors range being slotta bases, I've got a few of those. I still don't recognise it from that range, I enjoy identifying old figures and I want to know what it is now!  lol

Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Tactalvanic on September 26, 2018, 09:52:22 PM
Nope, I am not right enough

lost minies, they have under night horrors generically,

http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Night_Horrors#Vampires

but Citidel catalogue:

http://www.solegends.com/citcat1991b/cat1991bp311ethereals-02.htm

Its listed under Ethereals, along with some previous 'night horrors'

Cannot find it earlier so far than 91

But, its clear that in the 1989 catalogues there are two pages of night horrors:

https://archive.org/stream/1996CitadelMiniaturesCatalogue19861991/1989%20-%20Citadel%20Miniatures%20Catalogue%20Part%20Two#page/n37

But no 'Ethereals', and no Vampire no. 5

by 1991 however a number of 'night horrors' become 'ethereals' and there he is:

https://archive.org/stream/1996CitadelMiniaturesCatalogue19861991/1991%20-%20Citadel%20Miniatures%20Catalogue%20Section%20Two#page/n151

Sorry for the delay in answer, and the additional confusion and all  that.

Interestingly in some of the 'collectors' books they have done they list the old 'out of production' vampires that can be collected, including numbers 1, 2, 3, 4 and 6.

they don't mention 5.... o_o

Oh hum at least he exists briefly in 91 poor OOP bugger

Is that enough to know now?

That was so stimulating I think I might try some train spotting to calm down...
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 26, 2018, 09:56:13 PM
Excellent research Tactalvanic!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Argonor on September 26, 2018, 10:22:53 PM
I think I have that one somewhere... hmmm...  o_o
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Hobgoblin on September 26, 2018, 10:23:43 PM
Great work on the elementals and gorgon, beefcake, and the vampire, Tatalvanic!

The various ethereal and night horrors listings are interesting: I'd forgotten that they recycled the old RQ storm demon into the night horrors, though I did remember the portly broo!

The LotR barrow wights ended up in the ethereals range, I was interested to see.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 26, 2018, 10:36:24 PM
I've got the medusa and the mummy at least. I've got a few of the other Night Horrors too.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: McYellowbelly on September 26, 2018, 10:39:21 PM
Some great research there!
Heres me thinking it was a Night Horrors Vampire ( I do not say bleugh bleugh bleugh!)
The Night Horrors are a superb range, I have a number of them to paint.
Those, along with the Chaos familiars and Gothic Horror ranges are some of my favourites.

Tactalvanic, that old catalogue is pure torture!
I now want metal skeleton cavalry that I had years ago, forgot all about them!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: tin shed gamer on September 26, 2018, 10:40:09 PM
Blimey
You take your eye off a thread for a couple of day's and its upto fifty one entries!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on September 26, 2018, 11:56:23 PM
I've got the medusa and the mummy at least. I've got a few of the other Night Horrors too.
I too have the medusa. I chopped its hands off though at one stage but found that beastman hands work very well in it's place. http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=47197.msg1367379#msg1367379
My favourite of the night horrors was the Greater Werewolf which I also painted a while back.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on September 27, 2018, 02:29:21 AM
#52 Water Elemental
'95 ral Partha Water Elemental.
After seeing Cheetors paint scheme on his Man'o'war elemental I had to give the effect a go myself. Quite an easy paint scheme. I still have the Earth Elemental sitting on my paint table as  well.
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1924/44890673482_0bb037a920_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/2boQrg1)20180927_130731 (https://flic.kr/p/2boQrg1) by Kieran Me (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Tactalvanic on September 27, 2018, 06:36:44 AM
Thats nice and very effective  :)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Tactalvanic on September 27, 2018, 08:52:19 AM
Tactalvanic, that old catalogue is pure torture!

Yeah that's why I thought of going late night train spotting, stop me looking at the catalogues  o_o

So much nice old stuff that I must not want..

Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on September 27, 2018, 09:26:35 AM
lol, I know what you mean. I just spent too much money on some old mid 90's GW wights that I never had but always wanted. Now I'll have 5 of them. Enough to make a 3rd edition unit out of them :D
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 27, 2018, 10:52:48 AM
 lol I just bought four 1980s skeletons, four classic Chaos Champions and an N14 ogre. Damn this thread!  lol
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on September 27, 2018, 11:06:53 AM
Well we all know who to blame don't we? ;)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Westfalia Chris on September 27, 2018, 01:26:42 PM
lol I just bought four 1980s skeletons, four classic Chaos Champions and an N14 ogre. Damn this thread!  lol

"The greatest critics of the elks, once used to be elks themselves!" ;)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Dr De'Ath on September 27, 2018, 05:20:58 PM
#53 - Citadel pre-slotta goblin

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/1512-270918171852.jpeg)
(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/1512-270918171819.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Tactalvanic on September 27, 2018, 05:32:27 PM
Thats a really nice PJ on an old piece of lead.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on September 27, 2018, 09:07:38 PM
"The greatest critics of the elks, once used to be elks themselves!" ;)

 lol but they were bargains!

Nice work guys.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on September 27, 2018, 09:15:42 PM
Loving all the entries over the last few days people. They bring that nostalgic glow to my heart.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Helen on September 27, 2018, 10:32:31 PM
Very nice work from the latest entries to the club.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Hobgoblin on September 28, 2018, 12:15:23 AM
No. 54 - Citadel's Fangore Gripe:
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Sinewgrab on September 28, 2018, 02:42:17 AM
No. 55 - Ral Partha Marid

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/1352-280918023824.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on September 28, 2018, 03:08:05 AM
2 more great entries.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Hobgoblin on September 29, 2018, 11:25:42 PM
No. 56: C15 Orc "shock trooper", aka "Gashcog".

This is a peculiar little fellow. I'd never seen him in the lead before espying him on eBay the other week. He belongs to Citadel's  best range of orcs, in my opinion: the slottabased C15 range that the Perrys did before handing over orc duties to Kev Adams.

What's interesting about him is that he's an extremely close fit with the three Orcs of the Red Eye that Citadel released for the Lord of the Rings range, also in 1985. He's far more akin to those orcs than to his C15 peers:

(http://www.solegends.com/citlotr/me51redorcs.jpg)

Gashcog has the same beak-nosed helmet, the same hairy breeches and the same short stature and crouching stance - all of which show that someone was paying close attention to Tolkien's text. I presume he was sculpted either as part of that group initially or as a 'test run'.

Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on September 29, 2018, 11:37:46 PM
Very nice. That shield is brilliant.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Dr Mathias on September 30, 2018, 12:53:50 AM
Great painting on that shield. I presume it's flat but it sure does look dimensional!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Captain Blood on September 30, 2018, 08:21:05 AM
Interesting backstory and a nice job. What a great shield  8)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Hobgoblin on September 30, 2018, 09:11:26 AM
Thanks, all!

Great painting on that shield. I presume it's flat but it sure does look dimensional!

Yes, it's just the original flat shield (you can see it here (http://leadadventureforum.com/index.php?topic=77384.msg1404875#msg1404875)). That's another thing I really like about this range; although they have slottabases, they don't have Citadel's plastic shields, which, though nice in theory, are a huge pain in reality (bosses that don't fit, less area to paint, etc.). And they're even more of a pain now, as the shields themselves are scarce.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Constable Bertrand on September 30, 2018, 10:52:27 PM
No 57. Asgard/Viking Forge FM-66 Giant Troll w/Club

Slightly modified, I hope thats ok.

(https://2.bp.blogspot.com/-ZQ1jFo0liVw/W7FBK51YM7I/AAAAAAAAHXA/oXdXnnRJwfobN5CbZdM1cWInsfO-BW2-wCLcBGAs/s1600/HammerTroll.jpg)

Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Blackwolf on October 01, 2018, 03:14:55 AM
Cracking stuff,love the troll Matt,and the orcish chap Hobgoblin is brilliant :)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Blackwolf on October 01, 2018, 08:12:28 AM
No 58. Mordheim Elf  1997


  (https://storage.googleapis.com/files-as.myalbum.io/photo/1k0/FU/p8/FUp8T81pvr8V.jpg)   
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Hammers on October 01, 2018, 08:15:06 AM
No 58. Mordheim Elf  1997


  (https://storage.googleapis.com/files-as.myalbum.io/photo/1k0/FU/p8/FUp8T81pvr8V.jpg)   

That's a good'n. I remeber  having one of those as a leader in one of my HE units.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: phreedh on October 01, 2018, 09:02:13 AM
Wow, I have always considered that elf "recent"... 1997 is now more than 20 years ago.  :o Thanks for the reality check - and cracking paintjob!  lol
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Plynkes on October 01, 2018, 09:16:32 AM
Wow, I have always considered that elf "recent"... 1997 is now more than 20 years ago.  :o Thanks for the reality check - and cracking paintjob!  lol


Maybe it's just me, but I don't consider figures from the 90s to be "Old School." I would have set the cut-off earlier. 1997 feels like yesterday to me. Tony Blair, Princess Di, Chumbawamba. That wasn't very long ago, was it?  :)



Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Blackwolf on October 01, 2018, 09:35:52 AM
Thanks  Peder,thanks Phreedh :)

Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on October 01, 2018, 10:01:00 AM
Very nice painting. Great miniatures that one.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Constable Bertrand on October 01, 2018, 10:55:00 AM
Blackwolf, nice texture/lighting on the cloak mate, I'm guessing it's painting and not studio lighting.  8)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Blackwolf on October 01, 2018, 11:01:54 AM
Indeed mate,I used oils,a technique I'm enjoying getting into.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: boneio on October 01, 2018, 12:51:13 PM
No. 59 Maze City Gallows and Hanging Man

Slightly intimidated to be posting in this thread given the quality on display, but here goes...!

A macabre mini from an old Acropolis miniatures line. Pre-dates my entry into the hobby so no nostalgia here, just liked the figure - for use as scenery in skirmish or D&D games.

I haven't managed to date the original figure release (probably late '80s?), though this is a recent casting from the Baggage Train. I believe the tabs listed the sculptor as Paul Henni, but I cut them off a while ago so I could be misremembering.

http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Maze_City_Series
http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Category:Acropolis

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Post by: The Dozing Dragon on October 01, 2018, 05:49:06 PM
Paul Henni was the man!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Argonor on October 01, 2018, 09:36:13 PM
Gloomy as heck!  8)

For some unknown reason I have never acquired any pieces like that, although I love the mood they are bringing to a table setting.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Hobgoblin on October 01, 2018, 11:51:04 PM
The great thing about the Henni hanged man is that there's a walking-corpse version to go with him!

No. 60 - orc from the Citadel D&D boxed set:

Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Constable Bertrand on October 02, 2018, 05:02:21 AM
Lovely pink tones around the nose and mouth  :-* A beautiful vintage orc.

Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on October 02, 2018, 06:47:22 AM
Great colours on those classic orcs. The shade of green just seems to work well for those figures. The pinkish snout is excellent.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Hobgoblin on October 02, 2018, 09:43:49 AM
Thanks, both!

The shade of green just seems to work well for those figures.

Oddly enough, I didn't use any green on the skin. It's Citadel's Averland Sunset (yellow), shaded with sepia and highlighted in Vallejo's silver-grey (equivalent to Wytch Elf Flesh). I did use a dark-blue wash around the eyes, which lends a greenish tinge.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on October 02, 2018, 10:09:59 AM
Interesting, I assumed it was an olive green with a yellow highlight. I like it.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on October 04, 2018, 04:55:19 AM
#61 Ral Partha Earth Elemental

Last of the Elementals. This time a Ral Partha Earth Elemental '95 again I believe.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1970/30151107607_c300bfc1b4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MWmiQT)20181004_162558 (https://flic.kr/p/MWmiQT) by Kieran Me (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

Something different for tomorrow. One of my favourite GW sculpts and I'd guess a fan of many others. Still available although probably in Finecast now. Characterful and has stood the test of time. Any guesses what it could be.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: boneio on October 04, 2018, 08:12:04 AM
That's a lovely elemental!

Quote
Something different for tomorrow. One of my favourite GW sculpts and I'd guess a fan of many others. Still available although probably in Finecast now. Characterful and has stood the test of time. Any guesses what it could be.

Heinrich Kemmler?
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on October 04, 2018, 08:25:10 AM
No but he is actually on my painting table half finished (for about a year now).
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Dr. The Viking on October 04, 2018, 12:34:09 PM
#62

Slaanesh Chaos warrior

I started out collecting stuff like this. First miniature painted in a long time.  :D

Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on October 04, 2018, 04:57:43 PM
I really like that, very nicely done.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Argonor on October 04, 2018, 10:54:41 PM
Splendid additions!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Hobgoblin on October 04, 2018, 11:41:35 PM
#63: Fiend Factory goblin

A very old one, this fellow, and pretty crude. It's amazing to see how quickly the Perrys improved when you look at the Night Goblin range of a year or two later. But this guy has a certain charm, I think.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on October 05, 2018, 12:36:48 AM
More awesome stuff! I just bought 3 more realm of chaos Chaos Warriors. Nurgle, Slaanesh and Khorne.

#64 Stone Troll

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1928/30151106607_233c415ae9_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/MWmixD)20181004_162631 (https://flic.kr/p/MWmixD) by Kieran Me (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr

I went for rosy skin on this guy for a bit more of a comical look. I love the big staring eye.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on October 05, 2018, 07:43:28 AM
Lovely additions. I do like that troll. I've been looking at them myself, funnily enough.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on October 05, 2018, 10:12:38 AM
More lovelies … what a top drawer thread this is.

It's the 5th already and no-one has used the word Orctober!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on October 05, 2018, 10:22:33 AM
lol. Next thing up is an orc from me :)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on October 06, 2018, 12:28:36 PM
#65 - Banquo (Citadel c1985 'The Tragedy of McDeath')

  The first time I painted this model years ago I chickened out and painted him without the tartan. This time around I thought that was churlish (it's only a little bit and it's a simple enough pattern) and he looks all the better for the correct colour scheme.

(https://myalbum.com/photo/I1s0dxzYMEnE/1k0.jpg)

(https://myalbum.com/photo/oG49g2BQZ8Kx/1k0.jpg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Bloggard on October 06, 2018, 12:36:55 PM
 o_o that's a simple tarten, eh? Looks amazing to me.

Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on October 06, 2018, 12:53:38 PM
o_o that's a simple tarten, eh? Looks amazing to me.

Compared to some of the horrors I've had to paint over the years, it was a doddle! Thin brush, thin paint, bit of patience, that's all it takes.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Nicklas P on October 06, 2018, 01:29:32 PM
Gorgeous paintjob! I love how you painted the face and hair.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Captain Blood on October 06, 2018, 04:14:55 PM
Ohhhhhhhhh. Banquo. What a great figure, and superbly painted of course.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: ecurtz on October 06, 2018, 04:43:38 PM
Everything in this thread has been terrific. I'm glad I slipped in early while things were still busy so I could hide my relatively modest job in the crowd!  lol

Cubs' work on The Tragedy of McDeath has been the highlight for me, and really sums up the thread. Terrific paint jobs on such a weird old bit of GW history.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: JollyBob on October 06, 2018, 10:57:25 PM
Oh, Cubs, that's just awesome!  :o

How do you manage to get them so gritty and luminous at the same time?
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on October 06, 2018, 11:06:21 PM
Thats a very nice mini with an awesome paintjob. How does it compare sizewise to other citadel stuff. Is it more of a 25mm or heroic 28?
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on October 06, 2018, 11:14:29 PM
Thanks dudes, it's a pretty easy figure to paint in fairness - most of it is the mail hauberk.

Size-wise these McDeaths are … urm … probably bigger than your old school 25mm but smaller than the heroic scale 28mm, so kind of in the middle.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Hobgoblin on October 07, 2018, 12:15:39 AM
Lovely stuff! Looks like a candle to me.

(If anyone can tell me what the thing on the following miniature's left shoulder is, I'd be much obliged.)

#66 - Agaroth the Unwashed

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-36dmJp1cuKo/Ttvhh4uUtXI/AAAAAAAAAUc/oWCS98F777Y/s1600/agaroth.png)

Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Constable Bertrand on October 07, 2018, 03:01:36 AM
No 67 - Asgard OR-11 Cave Orc w/Spear

(http://www.thevikingforge.net/OR-11-1024x768.jpg)

(https://1.bp.blogspot.com/-VaLqhpUu8Mo/W7k9Fc3WTTI/AAAAAAAAHbc/KxTnQFbBeN0e87jfLW9sjAL8-RaYPVj4gCLcBGAs/s1600/IMG_20181007_093950577.jpg)

Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on October 07, 2018, 02:02:21 PM

(If anyone can tell me what the thing on the following miniature's left shoulder is, I'd be much obliged.)


I don't think I can enlighten you any more than you already are … it looks like it's an odd shaped lump of armour on the shoulder (?).
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Dr. The Viking on October 07, 2018, 04:02:49 PM
#68 (formerly No. 69!)

Lord Virilor DiPhallos.  A former Tilean noble turned devotee of Slaanesh

Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on October 07, 2018, 04:20:52 PM
Is there any way I can use the phrase 'what a great 69 entry' without seeming like I've been corrupted by Slaanesh?
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Dr Mathias on October 07, 2018, 06:03:02 PM
Is there any way I can use the phrase 'what a great 69 entry' without seeming like I've been corrupted by Slaanesh?

Not after that comment you just made ;)


Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Tactalvanic on October 07, 2018, 07:08:10 PM
Wow, fantastic entries, and the detail on the Slaaneshi Chaos Warrior's helmets is really well done.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on October 07, 2018, 10:03:21 PM
#69 - Een McWrecker (Citadel c1985 'The Tragedy of McDeath')

If you're wondering if you imagined this being earlier in the queue, no, you're not. It has been reposted to abide by the 'one entry per day' rule. I am now once again on the side of the angels.

He's a pain in the arse this one, because he is festooned with loads of poorly defined paraphernalia dangling from various bits. His hat in particular is a haven for tiny shapes and I have had to guess what they are. The thing I have painted as a melty candle on his hat may be something else entirely, but it looked like a melty candle to me, so that's what I'm going with.

(https://myalbum.com/photo/7G0wMf7Bgt11/1k0.jpg)

(https://myalbum.com/photo/vgzpNLuqpXlG/1k0.jpg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on October 07, 2018, 10:45:38 PM
It's still a cracker. Cheers Cubs.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on October 07, 2018, 11:08:39 PM
What I love about these old models (well, the good old ones … some of the old mins we used to get were shite, let's be honest) is that they have such hidden beauty in them. It's not like the new stuff where the detail is all sculpted on and basically all you need is a base coat and wash to bring it out. That's good and all and I'm sure a help for quick painting, but it doesn't allow for any sort of artistic expression. These old models give scope for a bit of invention - the basic proportions and shape of the faces (for example) are there, but you can paint the same model several times and coax a different sort of emotion or detail out of it. They're little treasure boxes of delight just waiting to be unlocked.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Constable Bertrand on October 08, 2018, 06:03:14 AM
No68 ... are my eyes correct .. are those penis helm horns?  :o
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Dr. The Viking on October 08, 2018, 06:32:00 AM
No68 ... are my eyes correct .. are those penis helm horns?  :o

No, it must be your imagination ruining away with you.

I see my joke of posting it as #69 had been moderated to ruin! lol
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Duncan McDane on October 09, 2018, 11:41:18 AM
That Banquo ( Cubs ), close to perfection. Awesome pj...
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Nord on October 09, 2018, 04:49:17 PM
#70 - orc boy - Citadel 1992

The year I started mini gaming, I guess we all get nostalgia for those first minis (though I never collected greenskins at the time and actually picked this up at the start of this year).

(https://i.imgur.com/ew8YtUY.jpg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Argonor on October 09, 2018, 08:54:16 PM
# 71
Citadel Ranger/Adventurer

I have not been able to find details about this one.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/38-091018205142.jpeg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Helen on October 09, 2018, 09:31:31 PM
Wow! Some very lovely entries, well done to all.

Best wishes,

Helen
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on October 09, 2018, 10:30:00 PM
Good to see some love for the Orcs in Orctober. That Ranger/Adventurer is right up my alley as well, just the sort of natural pose and understated min I like.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Citizen Sade on October 10, 2018, 06:48:09 AM
# 71
Citadel Ranger/Adventurer

I have not been able to find details about this one.

Citadel C46 Villager from 1987 answering to the name of Johann: link (http://www.solegends.com/citscenarios/bogenhafen-01.htm)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Dr. Zombie on October 10, 2018, 07:14:11 AM
# 71
Citadel Ranger/Adventurer

I have not been able to find details about this one.

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/38-091018205142.jpeg)

That is Ron Burgundy!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Argonor on October 10, 2018, 06:51:26 PM
That is Ron Burgundy!

Hmm, yeah, there IS some resemblance, there.

I also have an old RT SM Scout that looks just like Dennis Hopper  lol
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Westfalia Chris on October 10, 2018, 06:56:39 PM
That is Ron Burgundy!

Hmm, yeah, there IS some resemblance, there.

I also have an old RT SM Scout that looks just like Dennis Hopper  lol

I must admit I first thought "Timothy Dalton in Flash Gordon". I'm really showing my age in a way inappropriate for someone my age.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on October 10, 2018, 08:21:19 PM
My first thought was Ian Livingstone.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: m4jumbo on October 11, 2018, 12:23:41 AM
#72  Ral Partha, Wizard casting spell with wand from the Wizards and Clerics II box set. 

Not sure on the date of the sculpt, should have noted that before affixing it to the base, but the boxed set seems to have been introduced in the 1982 Ral partha catalog.

 Hmmm, not happy at all with the quality of the pic.  Can't seem to get a good resolution pic.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Nord on October 11, 2018, 08:15:33 AM
#73 - orc boy - Citadel 1992

(https://i.imgur.com/6xTDEPs.jpg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Kommando_J on October 11, 2018, 09:47:25 AM
#74 - Chaos Warrior in Bone Armour

My wee contribution to the comp, an old fave, one of the bone armour chaos warriors (I think their are three). Happy with the result, tried using nihilakh oxide for the first time which worked out decently.

Pardon the picture quality, for the time being i'm using an app on my phone to shrink photos enough that I can post them on here.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Argonor on October 11, 2018, 09:54:03 AM
Lovely additions!

I have always had a soft spot for those more slender Chaos minis from back then - this one would fit in nicely with many of the Wights/Wraiths from that period, too.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on October 11, 2018, 10:14:24 AM
#73 - orc boy - Citadel 1992

(https://i.imgur.com/6xTDEPs.jpg)
Nicely done! This is the exact one I am painting at the moment... well was painting until I saw this awesome PJ lol
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Nord on October 11, 2018, 10:47:41 AM
Keep going, we can start a Waaaarghhh!  :D
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Admiral Benbow on October 11, 2018, 08:45:49 PM
No. 75 Frodo (or is it Alfred E. Neuman?)  8)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/93-111018203036.jpeg)


From the Citadel 1980's range Lord of the Rings ME-13. Frodo is quite a nice sculpt (although I had a slight miscasting through the right eye), but the pony is a beautiful, fantastic little model. Creating the base was real fun avoiding grass tufts at all ...
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Spooktalker on October 11, 2018, 08:48:20 PM
Great work, everyone!

#76 Metal Magic C1019L Tavern Maid
Michael Immig, 1988
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: waitwhat on October 11, 2018, 08:54:08 PM
Bit of a surge this evening!

#77 - Ogre Warlord - Citadel C23 1985

One of Jes Goodwin's many, many, finest sculpts, and one I've coveted for a while.

(https://i.imgur.com/XrV1zdGl.jpg?2)

First proper mini I've painted in a while, been undercoated for years...

This guy's intended to be a hero for a dungeon / adventuring party, but he's still an ogre so I thought something suggestive of a Roman centurian would convey a disciplined roughness. Not very happy with the varnish so I might well touch him up later! (Up Pompeii anyone?)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on October 11, 2018, 09:29:58 PM
Great entries guys. That ogre model is one I've had my eye on too.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Argonor on October 11, 2018, 10:20:51 PM
Wonderful stuff, all around!

I think I shall have to speed up a bit, if I am to finish all the old models I have lined up for this!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on October 11, 2018, 10:55:59 PM
Hell's teeth! An avalanche of Old School lovelies! I need to speed up - I've got four on the go and they're all nearly but not quite finished!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: wolfkarl on October 11, 2018, 11:15:48 PM
#78 Dragontooth Miniatures Dragon Knight
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Deano on October 12, 2018, 06:19:15 AM
#79 - Melius Doomspell - an old school Citadel Wizard.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Keith on October 12, 2018, 08:05:28 AM
Love that Steve!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Admiral Benbow on October 12, 2018, 12:34:45 PM
Great work, everyone!
#76 Metal Magic C1019L Tavern Maid
Michael Immig, 1988

Oh well, one of my very earliest sculpts, not very proud of it ... But great to see it very nicely painted! 😊
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Captain Blood on October 12, 2018, 06:38:48 PM
Lots of lovely additions here. But bloody hell Steve, that stripey wizard is fantastic  :-* :-*
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Orctrader on October 12, 2018, 09:36:19 PM
Every time I take a look here more fantastic entries.   :)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: JollyBob on October 12, 2018, 10:01:41 PM
Oh well, one of my very earliest sculpts, not very proud of it ... But great to see it very nicely painted! 😊

You are some kind of mad prophet, sir.

You appear to have sculpted Gru from Despicable Me disguised as a barmaid some 30 years in advance!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Hobgoblin on October 12, 2018, 10:04:37 PM
Great stuff all!

#80 - Grenadier Orcs of the Severed Hand: chief

I picked up all but one of the Orcs of the Severed Hand on eBay earlier this year. But this chap was missing. I wasn't too bothered, as he was my least favourite of the lot. But he then turned up individually and cheaply on eBay, so I snapped him up. I painted him this evening, and he's grown on me a bit.

I think these orcs would make quite decent RuneQuest dark trolls; they're big enough to be about 7' tall if they stood up straight, which I believe is the appropriate size for the Uz. Also, the goblins that match these orcs make great trollkin.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on October 13, 2018, 06:17:53 AM
I like that guy. The pics on your other page show the other views very nicely as well.

#81 GW River Troll - 90something

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1979/30343940137_487bb63282_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NeoCeF)2018-10-13_05-34-51 (https://flic.kr/p/NeoCeF) by Kieran Me (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1936/30343964637_ca419686e4_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/NeoKw6)2018-10-13_05-35-21 (https://flic.kr/p/NeoKw6) by Kieran Me (https://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/), on Flickr
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Hobgoblin on October 13, 2018, 09:19:44 AM
Lovely colour scheme on that troll - the human-looking parts work really well with the scaly bits!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on October 13, 2018, 01:46:55 PM
#82 - Dokko McCoughlagan (Citadel c1985 'The Tragedy of McDeath')

This handsome chap is the Laird of the McCoughlagan clan (now wipe your mouth), fighting for Donalbane. Some like to paint him with the Donalbane arms on his shield, but I prefer to leave it as a plain deep red, as the (very small) illustrations in the McDeath scenario pack suggest. Besides, it looks better I think.


(https://myalbum.com/photo/OxcUl3Pp7zsb/1k0.jpg)

(https://myalbum.com/photo/CyvQZeym2bRk/1k0.jpg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: tin shed gamer on October 13, 2018, 04:43:04 PM
#83 ME1 Strider.
Still one of my favorite Striders.(Helms Deep version being another.)every time I give in and give it away I always end up regretting it and hunting down another one.
Because of the emo head and hair postion its quite awkward to photograph.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Helen on October 13, 2018, 08:44:52 PM
Lovely brushwork all round.

Cheers,

Helen
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Argonor on October 14, 2018, 01:08:00 AM
Oh, my, This is speeding up, now!  :o

Great stuff, all around!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Captain Blood on October 14, 2018, 07:56:10 AM
Super job on Strider. That is a great figure.  :-*
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on October 14, 2018, 10:40:47 AM
#84 - Harkness Knight (Citadel c1985 'The Tragedy of McDeath')

My final contribution to the party, I promise I'll stop hogging it now and leave room for other people in the final furlong. I wanted to accentuate the nice shiny green armour and dull down the shield a little; with such a bold colour scheme for the heraldry it might have looked too cartoony and swamped the whole figure otherwise. I've always thought these guys have such chiselled and angular features, they'd make good Elf knights.


(https://myalbum.com/photo/NbKFa4ajYmdn/1k0.jpg)

(https://myalbum.com/photo/ak6hL50J2VT4/1k0.jpg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Constable Bertrand on October 14, 2018, 11:02:28 AM
 :-* stunning!

Cheers
Matt
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Vanvlak on October 14, 2018, 12:03:16 PM
Beautiful choice of colours there - nice old model too.  8)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Orctrader on October 14, 2018, 01:38:01 PM
#85 Citadel Wood Elf Beastmaster

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1915/45311508621_547dc02d74_o.jpg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Garanhir on October 14, 2018, 01:42:35 PM
Fantastic work, everyone. I do have a soft spot for those Goodwin elves.

Quick question, in the faint hope I actually finish something: by "pre-2000", do we mean that the casting itself must be from that period, or can we use more recent castings of venerable sculpts?
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on October 14, 2018, 01:50:34 PM
As long as the original sculpt is pre 2000 we have already agreed that more recent castings, providing they are legitimately done, are acceptable. People have already submitted GW official casts of old minis.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: clanmac on October 14, 2018, 02:27:55 PM
#86 Ral Partha Armoured Giant

Late to the fray...

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1977/44589957614_16ddd8f132_h.jpg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Argonor on October 14, 2018, 06:11:39 PM
Blimey, I really hope that gat some painting time in, tomorrow (have scheduled two Tennis meetings and one appointment for picking up a load of sand, already, darn vacation  lol  )!

I think I have both of the last Citadel entries, I may be wrong about the Harkness Knight, though, and have it mixed up with a similar one...
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Hobgoblin on October 14, 2018, 07:58:27 PM
#87: Grenadier hobgoblin
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on October 14, 2018, 08:20:49 PM
Nice … I like the full blue-muzzle look in place of the blue nose. Gives it a sort of madrill vibe.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: FionaWhite on October 14, 2018, 08:31:39 PM
Alrighty, I'm legit not certain if this mini's within the guidelines so please correct me if it's not.


#88 - Ral Partha Chaos Guardsman

(https://i.imgur.com/9OstI1x.jpg)

Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Hobgoblin on October 16, 2018, 12:50:32 AM
Great stuff!

#89: Grenadier Dragon Lords Lesser Orc with waraxe - one of the oldest Grenadier orcs, I think, though Mirliton has recently brought him and some of his kin back into production. This is an aged original.

Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Helen on October 16, 2018, 01:56:31 AM
Once again lovely work from the latest entries. Well done to all!

Best regards,

Helen
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: V on October 16, 2018, 10:09:41 AM
#90 - Citadel 1985 C10 Half-Orc She-Devil by Aly Morrison;

(https://images.beastsofwar.com/forumuploads/1270434/2018/09/18/Toqus7rctcp9zr1srofyj6k69td21t807.jpg)

Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Admiral Benbow on October 16, 2018, 05:52:43 PM
No. 91 Radagast

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/93-161018174457.jpeg)


Mark Copplestone's fantastic sculpt from the late Eighties/early Nineties Grenadier "Fantasy Warriors" range set: 1433 Wizards and Priests. For me it was always Radagast the Brown, but the original had only the raven sculpted. So I added the rabbit (from a Reaper set) and the owl (from a set I can't remember ...).
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Vanvlak on October 16, 2018, 06:44:18 PM
Lovely new additions to the party there - the Radagast model is a lovely sculpt.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Orctrader on October 16, 2018, 07:48:25 PM
More great entries every time I look.   :)

The "She-Devil" is wonderful.  The Wizard...hard to believe the sculpt is that old, while the painting is excellent.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on October 16, 2018, 08:48:09 PM
No. 91 Radagast

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/93-161018174457.jpeg)


Mark Copplestone's fantastic sculpt from the late Eighties/early Nineties Grenadier "Fantasy Warriors" range set: 1433 Wizards and Priests. For me it was always Radagast the Brown, but the original had only the raven sculpted. So I added the rabbit (from a Reaper set) and the owl (from a set I can't remember ...).

As you've added something I'm afraid it's a disqualification and the miniature must now be posted to me for, ehm, disposal. That's right, disposal.

That's a lovely figure I've never seen before and the paint job is stunning. I really like that.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on October 16, 2018, 08:48:54 PM
Only 9 places to go LAFers.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: RedbeardRum on October 16, 2018, 09:01:12 PM
(Not a Painting Party entry) Ral Partha Necromancer

Hi everyone, this is my first attempt at posting pics of my lads. I really wanted to get this guy into the party. He is one of the three Ral Partha Necromancers.

The reason I wanted to get him on here was because the original figure from my youth (this is a recast I bought and painted up a few years ago), was painted by my best buddy and gave me many happy hours of Dungeon Crawls and City State visits as Ista Flervit, magic user supreme!

I claim Ista was the first MU to cast fireball through a keyhole......
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: RedbeardRum on October 16, 2018, 09:13:22 PM
(Not a Painting Party entry) Metal Magic Forest Giant

Well, that last one worked, so I will try another. This is a Metal Magic Forest Giant, I love it because of the posture (lope, lope) and that it is a single cast with so much detail.

Bought from the now defunct Dragon and the George in Glasgow, and was recently killed many times over as I took my son, my best mate, and his sons through the "Against the Giants" killfests.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: RedbeardRum on October 16, 2018, 09:14:44 PM
OCH sorry guys! Hope you don't crick your necks......
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on October 16, 2018, 10:17:54 PM
Apologies but as these are previously painted figures they can't count for the Painting Party. Also, only one can be submitted per day. I'll pm you.

As you are a new member and probably unfamiliar with the Painting Club rules I will leave the miniatures in but remove their numbering so they will, unfortunately, not count.

You should definitely get your miniatures on a thread for us all to enjoy though, you look like you've got some great stuff.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Hobgoblin on October 17, 2018, 12:40:53 AM
Lovely stuff, everyone (official entries and otherwise - that necromancer and giant are terrific)!

#92 Num-Tin, giant hobgoblin champion, from Bryan Ansell's Chaos Marauders (with a nose greenstuffed by me after the original got a bit bashed). Forgive the second shot - the fact that he's looking upward makes him hard to photograph.
Title: RAFM Cthonian aka Carnivorous Worm
Post by: Maledrakh on October 17, 2018, 09:53:13 PM
(https://maledrakh.files.wordpress.com/2018/10/181017-rafm-cthonian-6.jpg)

(not an entry) The Cthonian aka Carnivorous Worm, from RAFM's Call of Cthulhu line, which I believe is from the 1990s.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: waitwhat on October 17, 2018, 10:35:54 PM
#93 Prince Ulther - Citadel, 1987

A Perry's sculpt from the glorious, eponymous, Regiment of Renown.

(https://i.imgur.com/7MNMxbHm.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/tTXuDYRm.jpg?1)

I started off with Barristan Selmy in mind, and then I started painting the dragon bit (the axe is horrible to paint) and, well, had a different idea. I reckon the shield needs more battle damage but it was the first bit of freehand in a long time and imma need to build confidence before touching it again.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Admiral Benbow on October 18, 2018, 10:52:28 AM
Very nice additions again, chaps! Like the Cthonian's colouring very much ...
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: LeadAsbestos on October 18, 2018, 06:32:15 PM
#94- Ral Partha Trill, 1979

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/13-181018183041.jpeg)

Phew! Made it!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on October 18, 2018, 06:40:04 PM
#94- Ral Partha Trill, 1979


I can't hear it! Maybe it's too high-pitched.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: marrony on October 18, 2018, 07:48:04 PM
Totally missed this thread! So much old school goodness. Ahhh the memories...thanks so much for posting all the fab minis
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Helen on October 18, 2018, 07:49:38 PM
Love the Half-Orc She Devil and wizard. Super entries from all.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Overlord on October 18, 2018, 09:56:18 PM
#95 Barbarian - Grenadier Fantasy Warriors (Mark Copplestone 1991/2)

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/369-181018214346-359391492.jpeg)(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/369-181018214346-35941847.jpeg)(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/369-181018214346-359421020.jpeg)

I already have a load of the Grenadier Barbarians painted as several HoTT armies.  This is one of my favourites, so I had to paint another casting for the Party.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Silent Invader on October 18, 2018, 10:20:39 PM
Nice thighs Paul  :-*
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Deano on October 19, 2018, 12:50:10 PM
#96 'Long Arm' the Ranger
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on October 19, 2018, 07:37:04 PM
That grenadier barbarian range has got to be my favourite overall range. Nicely done. Love the job on long arm as well.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Captain Blood on October 19, 2018, 08:37:35 PM
That barbarian is a great figure and that’s a lovely paint job Paul. I had another one of these (the standard bearer) ready to go, but I don’t think I’m going to paint him in time to beat the 100 ;)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Nicklas P on October 19, 2018, 10:57:38 PM
#97

Orc Big 'Un, Kev Adams, Games Workshop 1993 (edit, uploaded better pic)


(https://i.imgur.com/O7dRvv4.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/hI5Rvgn.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/bk8kQbs.jpg?1)
(https://i.imgur.com/ZN777EL.jpg?1)
 (https://www.instagram.com/p/BuqR0hunu9z/)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Helen on October 19, 2018, 11:15:55 PM
Very nice work everyone.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on October 20, 2018, 07:24:29 AM
Lovely entries. Only 3 places left for those still intending on painting something up.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on October 20, 2018, 07:28:02 AM
I've got some things almost finished but I might leave the slots for someone new.
How do we add the badge by the way. Is there a file we get or something?
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Blackwolf on October 20, 2018, 07:46:15 AM
98. Asgard Orc Warrior


    (https://storage.googleapis.com/files-as.myalbum.io/photo/540/wU/ua/wUuax7eiQoqL.jpg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on October 20, 2018, 07:47:07 AM
Very nice. Whenever I see these I always say I'll paint mine, but it never happens!  lol
Great job.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Blackwolf on October 20, 2018, 07:53:36 AM
Very nice. Whenever I see these I always say I'll paint mine, but it never happens!  lol
Great job.

 Thanks,he's almost my fave miniature,one or two others there though in the top list.This is the second version I've done,the first in about 1978/9,in enamels of course.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Silent Invader on October 20, 2018, 10:12:41 AM
No.99,
FS56 Citadel Village Idiot, Fantasy Specials, (1983 and possibly earlier*)


*thanks to Ecurtz

(http://leadadventureforum.com/gallery/35/2031-201018095726.jpeg)

Painted as the jester for my Feudal project

Anymore info about this mini would be good to know. I’ve seen an example with a finger touching the mouth but I fear I cut that away during cleaning up, thinking it was flash  ::)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on October 20, 2018, 10:38:26 AM
Nice one. That's a cool mini! 1 more to go!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Vanvlak on October 20, 2018, 03:41:39 PM
No. 100 Games Workshop's (Citadel, actually) 1994 Grom the Paunch
A new cast of the original 1990s (c. 1994 I believe) GW model, using the original moulds, reissued for sale by GW.
Assuming this counts, as discussed at the start of the thread.

(https://farm2.staticflickr.com/1922/31574343268_4ae3457e49_z.jpg)

He actually comes with a chariot and Niblit, his standard bearer, but I wanted to use him as a standing character, so here he is.

PS - I noticed the wiry bit of extra metal on his right boot just now after I posted the photo!
I corrected it, but that's how he'll stay here, as submitted, warts and all.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Argonor on October 20, 2018, 05:42:14 PM
Darn, I've been toiling in the garden all week, and went to the local 'not' Harry Potter Festival with the girls last couple of days, so now I have a half-finished old GW thug sitting on my pain(t) station  lol

Lots of great old minis, again, in the last couple of pages!  :)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: ecurtz on October 20, 2018, 06:50:21 PM
Anymore info about this mini would be good to know. I’ve seen an example with a finger touching the mouth but I fear I cut that away during cleaning up, thinking it was flash  ::)
He shows up in the '83 catalog (with finger in mouth) but they didn't list sculptors or anything at that point.
http://www.solegends.com/citcat1983dragon/cit1983017-01.htm

A fine job painting him and a nice sculpt for the period.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Silent Invader on October 20, 2018, 07:30:46 PM
He shows up in the '83 catalog (with finger in mouth) but they didn't list sculptors or anything at that point.
http://www.solegends.com/citcat1983dragon/cit1983017-01.htm

A fine job painting him and a nice sculpt for the period.

Thanks very much  :)

He’s tiny. I kind of regret shaving the finger  off but it’s done now  ::) :D
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: beefcake on October 20, 2018, 07:36:56 PM
Nice grom the paunch.  Very well painted and a great mini for number 100
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on October 20, 2018, 07:42:23 PM
Excellent, well done to all.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on October 20, 2018, 07:53:24 PM
Fantastic work all round. What a pleasure to see all the lovely nostalgia and an honour to be part of it.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Captain Blood on October 20, 2018, 11:56:20 PM
It’s a wrap. Good fun  :)
Thanks for organising Steve.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Dr Mathias on October 21, 2018, 02:02:09 AM
Quick one! Lots of great old school entries- well done all!!!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: aircav on October 21, 2018, 08:28:23 AM
This has been a fantastic painting club, with superb entries all round  8) 8) 8)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Helen on October 21, 2018, 08:57:50 PM
Congrats to all the participants, well done.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Sinewgrab on October 21, 2018, 08:58:35 PM
I'm just glad I was able to sneak one in!

Well done, everyone.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Hammers on October 21, 2018, 09:14:08 PM
Apparently a twice popular theme. Fantasy, which I think is the most popular board LAF. And  since most of us are old farts by now, vintage toys are in high regard.  :)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: waitwhat on October 21, 2018, 10:44:07 PM
So... SF next?
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Orctrader on October 22, 2018, 07:41:10 PM
Some really excellent entries.  Very enjoyable.   :)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on October 22, 2018, 09:42:01 PM
I'll be honest, this one was right up my alley. I could live with this every month of the year! I live in the vintage Citadel nostalgia zone and the only things holding me back from posting more are, a) the actual paying work (I got lucky this time that they overlapped), and b) my shame at taking up too many slots!

I live in the past and I refuse to apologise!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Elk101 on October 22, 2018, 10:09:06 PM
I'll be honest, this one was right up my alley. I could live with this every month of the year! I live in the vintage Citadel nostalgia zone and the only things holding me back from posting more are, a) the actual paying work (I got lucky this time that they overlapped), and b) my shame at taking up too many slots!

I live in the past and I refuse to apologise!

 lol right, you have shame!  lol
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
Post by: Cubs on October 22, 2018, 10:27:13 PM
lol right, you have shame!  lol

(https://i.pinimg.com/736x/ed/32/0e/ed320ef9ff728d1b1d4024f216e9a9cc.jpg)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party - Completed
Post by: syrinx0 on October 26, 2018, 03:33:17 AM
How did I miss this over the last two months?!  Damn work.  >:(

Great thread, with a lot of beautiful work by everyone!
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party - Completed
Post by: Argonor on October 26, 2018, 03:39:49 AM
Now, when can we expect to see the 'Modern' or 'Contemporary' Fantasy Painting Party??   :)
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party - Completed
Post by: Elk101 on October 26, 2018, 08:04:53 AM
Now, when can we expect to see the 'Modern' or 'Contemporary' Fantasy Painting Party??   :)

When the blood moon rises over the fifth peak and the waters run black, when the sun reaches its apex and shines on the sacred ruins.

No idea yet, we normally don't run one club immediately into another so there will probably be a bit of a gap. It also depends on people's appetite for another club so soon, particularly on the same board.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party - Completed
Post by: beefcake on October 26, 2018, 08:27:37 AM
I'm keen.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party - Completed
Post by: Nord on October 26, 2018, 11:55:56 AM
Save it for new year, always bored in January and February.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party - Completed
Post by: commander bernhardt on October 28, 2018, 11:37:26 AM
only just todat discovered this thread. What a great post! Scrolled all the way through it.
Title: Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party - Completed
Post by: boneio on November 02, 2018, 01:05:21 PM
only just todat discovered this thread. What a great post! Scrolled all the way through it.
What a great avatar!