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Offline Grumpy Gnome

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #510 on: April 30, 2021, 05:08:19 PM »
Great stuff, as usual mate!
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Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #511 on: April 30, 2021, 05:42:22 PM »
Thanks Cubs, do you dilute the inks and washes with medium? Love this thread.

Hell no, if anything I try to find glaze mediums to thicken them up.
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Offline Blackwolf

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #512 on: April 30, 2021, 10:54:28 PM »
Griselda and Wolfhead are fantastic/ beautiful  :-*
I still read the stories off and on ,the author basing his writing style on Runyon if I remember correctly  :)
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Offline Muzfish4

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #513 on: May 01, 2021, 02:26:41 AM »
Magnificent stuff!

As a curiosity, when is Halloween in the UK? Those who observe it here (not really in the House of Fish) tend to do so in October.

Offline Helen

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #514 on: May 01, 2021, 03:05:35 AM »
Beautiful brushwork.  :-*
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Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #515 on: May 01, 2021, 11:02:48 AM »
Magnificent stuff!

As a curiosity, when is Halloween in the UK? Those who observe it here (not really in the House of Fish) tend to do so in October.


Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #516 on: May 01, 2021, 11:07:44 AM »
Griselda and Wolfhead are fantastic/ beautiful  :-*
I still read the stories off and on ,the author basing his writing style on Runyon if I remember correctly  :)

Yeah, I'd not read the stories back in the day, so I bought the 'Complete Griselda' PDF from a place called DriveThruFiction (all of $3) to get some ideas for the characters. In my head I gave the narrator a vaguely Greek/Turkish accent which actually worked very well with the tense-blind writing style! The stories are fine if you accept them as fun pulp; they give a nice flavour for the setting and do make you want to play the game.

Offline hubbabubba

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #517 on: May 01, 2021, 12:30:49 PM »
Awesome work, I'd never noticed the Citadel logo on Sir Brian's shield before.

Keep them coming, they're always a pleasure to behold.

Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #518 on: May 03, 2021, 10:14:23 PM »
So what's next then? I got some Old School LOTR Uruk-Hai, some Talisman characters and some Runequest Broo.

Decisions, decisions ...

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #519 on: May 03, 2021, 10:26:38 PM »
Jaw-dropping work on that last batch!

So what's next then? I got some Old School LOTR Uruk-Hai, some Talisman characters and some Runequest Broo.

Decisions, decisions ...

Which Uruk-hai do you have? The original three or the bigger, later ones with plastic shields? I'd love to see the former (think they're the more interesting set); and that famous John Blanche conversion aside, they're almost never seen painted.

But it'd be great to see more broo after that splendid blue-ish crabby fellow!

Offline Muzfish4

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #520 on: May 03, 2021, 11:01:08 PM »


Oh noes - straight over my head.   ;D :( o_o lol

Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #521 on: May 04, 2021, 11:14:46 AM »
Which Uruk-hai do you have? The original three or the bigger, later ones with plastic shields? .

Tell a lie, it's not the Uruk Hai set, it's the Orcs of the White Hand, originals with integral metal shields. I really like them models, so I'll see if I can squeeze them alongside the other stuff.

Offline Bloggard

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #522 on: May 04, 2021, 12:27:24 PM »
Griselda and Wolfhead are fantastic/ beautiful  :-*
I still read the stories off and on ,the author basing his writing style on Runyon if I remember correctly  :)

yes - Oliver Dickinson - as you say, a pastiche of Damon Runyon. Had no idea anyone had figures to go with them.

Such a lovely, distinctive painting style.
« Last Edit: May 04, 2021, 12:30:02 PM by Bloggard »

Offline Kikuchiyo

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #523 on: May 04, 2021, 06:45:04 PM »
Great work.

You've inspired me to track down some of the old samurai I used to own

Offline Hobgoblin

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #524 on: May 04, 2021, 09:31:26 PM »
Tell a lie, it's not the Uruk Hai set, it's the Orcs of the White Hand, originals with integral metal shields. I really like them models, so I'll see if I can squeeze them alongside the other stuff.

They're a cracking bunch - maybe the last and best of the Perry orcs. It's odd; they're clearly meant to be the Isengard Uruk-hai (taller than the crook-legged soldiers of Mordor; long bows; short(ish) broad-bladed swords), but the Jez Goodwin trio get the thick legs and large hands along with Mordor insignia (nothing wrong with Mordor Uruk-hai - but the Goodwin ones have the more mannish look). Even odder is the fact that the excellent Perry White Hand and Red Eye orcs were replaced with rather lacklustre Kev Adams equivalents as the range came to an end. Could never fathom that one!

Can't wait to see 'em!