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Offline Tactalvanic

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #540 on: May 13, 2021, 06:28:40 AM »
Real models as in you can throw them at home invaders due to their heft rather than plastic crap?

Yes, but that's effort.

Think maybe just drop the mountain on their heads and dig their remains out after. Eventually.

Probably.

Definitely once I get to painting the content of that part  ::)

more impact and less risk of damage to anything OOP  :D

Of course I would have to make sure non of the resin or plastic fakery in that part of the mountain moved, don't want to damage anything.

Now if Cubs could kindly paint some more amazing stuff, whilst I dig myself out of this hole.

Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #541 on: May 13, 2021, 08:46:05 AM »
I was in the middle of painting some LOTR Orcs and suddenly noticed a load of waste metal on all three of them that I'd missed in the clean-up and prep stages. It's a little bit of heart-break when you have to gouge lumps off your lovingly painted surfaces, then re-apply undercoat and repaint.
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Offline Captain Blood

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #542 on: May 13, 2021, 09:51:08 AM »
I was in the middle of painting some LOTR Orcs and suddenly noticed a load of waste metal on all three of them that I'd missed in the clean-up and prep stages. It's a little bit of heart-break when you have to gouge lumps off your lovingly painted surfaces, then re-apply undercoat and repaint.

God I hate it when that happens. You think ‘how the f*ck did I miss that?’ Deeply annoying. Sympathies  ::)

Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #543 on: June 12, 2021, 01:19:54 PM »
A couple of Talisman characters (including Sarah Jessica Parker as the Prophetess) painted, quadruple varnished and ready to play with!













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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #544 on: June 12, 2021, 02:21:06 PM »
Brilliant work Cubs, they really come to life with your brushwork.
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Offline majorsmith

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #545 on: June 12, 2021, 09:56:36 PM »
Excellent as always!

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #546 on: June 13, 2021, 01:53:29 AM »
Fantastic character laden sculpts that really come alive with your painting style.
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Offline jambo1

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #547 on: June 13, 2021, 06:52:44 AM »
The minstrel is quite superb, lovely work. :)

Offline Bloggard

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #548 on: June 13, 2021, 09:39:34 AM »
wonderful faces.

Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #549 on: June 16, 2021, 07:58:55 PM »
Thanks guys. They were immediately put into action for a game of Talisman (the Minstrel was my wife, the Prophetess my daughter and I had the Troll), which is still ongoing and will doubtless stretch over many evenings to come. Thank Jehovah for phone cameras to quickly snap up where everything is, so it can be packed away and we can eat from the table for the week!

To encourage me to paint the models, we will be choosing a character to play for our next game, so I have a deadline and designated models to get finished in time.

Offline Tactalvanic

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #550 on: June 18, 2021, 06:33:05 AM »
stunning, can't wait to see your next choice pieces.

Offline thebinmann

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #551 on: June 20, 2021, 11:26:20 AM »
I felt lucky back in the day to play with naked lead figures, I hope your family know how lucky they still are!

I'm sure that game still holds up too, do you play with expansions?



To encourage me to paint the models, we will be choosing a character to play for our next game, so I have a deadline and designated models to get finished in time.

Hello if you need any help with encpurgaement and deadlines I have plenty of 1980s CitAdel......

Great stuff.

Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #552 on: June 20, 2021, 12:16:30 PM »
I'm sure that game still holds up too, do you play with expansions?

Not yet, but we probably will eventually, if only so we can get to play with all the other models!

Offline thebinmann

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #553 on: June 21, 2021, 06:18:50 AM »
Did you and your brother buy them in blisters? My, older, brother got one of those big Citadel plastic boxes with the sliding back that clicked, reusable and chunky!

Offline Cubs

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Re: 'Old Citadel Nostalgia' - an ongoing project.
« Reply #554 on: June 21, 2021, 08:41:50 AM »
Did you and your brother buy them in blisters? My, older, brother got one of those big Citadel plastic boxes with the sliding back that clicked, reusable and chunky!

I wouldn't know to be honest, he bought them and has passed them on to me. My favourite Citadel boxes by far were the cardboard 'Regiment of Renown' ones with the picture of the Hobgoblin Despoilers and Lizardman Raiders having a battle. That wonderful dull rattle of the the lead models inside the polystyrene tray inside was magical.