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Offline beefcake

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Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
« Reply #105 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?


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Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
« Reply #106 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!

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Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
« Reply #107 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.

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Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
« Reply #108 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.





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Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
« Reply #109 on: September 15, 2018, 04:54:27 PM »
That's an absolute belter!

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Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
« Reply #110 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)

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Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
« Reply #111 on: September 15, 2018, 06:24:57 PM »
#24
Heroquest Elf, 1989
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Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
« Reply #112 on: September 15, 2018, 07:03:58 PM »
That Mithril fig looks lovely. They always had plenty of movement.
'Sir John ejaculated explosively, sitting up in his chair.' ... 'The Black Gang'.

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Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
« Reply #113 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.

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Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
« Reply #114 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.
Current and forecast unpainted leadpile - 581 figures (all 28mm)
Painted 2019 - 6

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Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
« Reply #115 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.

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Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
« Reply #116 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

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Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
« Reply #117 on: September 15, 2018, 10:59:38 PM »
Wonderful brushwork from the latest entries.

All the best,

Helen

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Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
« Reply #118 on: September 16, 2018, 09:07:12 AM »
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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.

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Re: The Old School Fantasy Painting Party
« Reply #119 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.