Thursday, July 31, 2014

Reunited, and it feels so good...

Some old friends are coming back to me. No need to hang out on my bumper, thinking about the good ol' days...
Not the EXACT old friends, but new ones I'll be using to get my old gang back together. Very happy...

Thursday, July 24, 2014

LeadAsbestos' Top 10 Miniatures of All Time

Great idea, originally stolen from our good pal Axiom, I'm told! Here are my picks, in no particular order, and a bit less Citadel-centric than some others, but there are a few!
Skrag the Slaughterer, Citadel, one of the very few to survive from my youthful collection. Jes Goodwin Ogre, and the best of that excellent lot.
Salute06 Arthur v Mordred, Copplestone sculpt, and a set I have been sending out to my very favorite painters to work their magic on. I've got a lovely little collection going. This set could be my favorite mini of all!

Warped Slaine, by Foundry. Cool.
Giant, Ral Partha, Tom Meier sculpt. Tiny by today's scale, so I showed him here w/ a teeny Copplestone 15mm Barbarian, to make him feel big again.

Ogre, by Reaper. Don't know why, just love this mini. My 30th birthday gift to myself.

Witch, by Citadel. Great Roman Polanski's Macbeth vibe to her, perfect for my needs.

Hot Chick, by Reaper, Somebody of the Blade or whatever. The first and only mini where I thought "Damn, she is sexy!" Weird, I know, but what can you do...

Giant, by Reaper, Tre Manor sculpt. He is the best sculptor going, if only he could get his head proportions right, and stop sculpting such tiny damn minis! That is why the giant is perfect.
King Arthur, by Splintered Light. 15mm! The first mini in 15mm that swayed my opinion of tiny scales. Since outdone by Copplestone's Barbarica, but a great mini, and my favorite era and subject.

Demonic Trooper, by Cell Entertainment, for the 1999 game. The perfect faceless menace, and the mini that made me hunt down the whole excellent line.
Well, there you have them. All my paintjobs except Arthur v. Mordred, but that is also displayed proudly in the cabinet! Hope you weren't bored, and I'm looking forward to see what other folks come up with!                                          

Thursday, July 17, 2014

RQ Trolls, or How the Uz Should Look, Please!

Like this:
And no other way. I've had my Trollpak for 30-ish years now (!) so the images are firmly lodged in my imagination, and in that time I've found exactly 1 Troll, from Ral Partha, that got the look right. So I'll ask nicely: Please, please make me some proper Gloranthan Uz!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Tyger Lily, the elusive...

Can anyone help a brother out? This is the very last China Town mini I need for a complete collection:
Her name is Tyger Lily, she is a Limited Edition Sword Saint, and I can't find her anywhere! A generous reward will be given, either $$ or loads of old lead or even paintjobs for those interested in such things.

Please help! Spread the word! SOMEONE must have one kicking around...