Tuesday, 9 August 2011

Beginnings and retro figures

A good break has been had over the last week, with no computers or connection to the Internet. Its amazing how quickly you adapt to not having something that is now taken completely for granted.

On return from holiday a trip to the loft was made to return various items of luggage and assorted items to their respective storage places until the next time; during this time a brief raid was made into the lead mountain in search for some retro figures from the early eighties. The result is below:

This figure was probably one of the very first 25mm miniatures ever painted. No toning at this stage just block colours and orange sleeves. Don't ask why the choice of colours as the figure was painted in 1984 and the memory isn't that good. On reflection the blocking is fairly clean and considering the figure was painted in a mixture of enamels and oils, it still looks fairly crisp. The figure and his 7 other comrades - all from the Citadel C08 High Elves range - are now full stripped and awaiting undercoating. Line drawings of the range can be seen here; needless to say there may be a far bit of ebay searching over the next few months to try and complete this range. 

If anybody has any figures from this range, the Dark Elves and Half Orcs of the same era please contact me if they are no longer required as willing to trade or purchase.

Normal service will resume shortly as routine starts to set in and time presents itself for painting new and retro figures alike.

Also a warm welcome to:

  • Geordie an Exiled Fog
  • Craig
Hopefully the blog will continue to interest you as it continues to grow in the future.

Cheers for now


tradgardmastare said...

God to have you back Ross- trust holiday went well.
I lookk forward to seeing the retro project continue- sorry I can't help with the figures. What D&D figs I had ( quite a lot actually as we liked mass battles in dungeon crawls at times) were left with a "long lost touch with" friend never to be seen again...
p.s are the retro figures merely for display or will they fight- if so under what system?

Legion Games said...

The figures will most likely just be for painting, that said I do still roleplay on limited basis so they may see a table-top in the future.



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Hendrid said...

The old GW figure caught my eye, still got that one myself somewhere. Good to see yours getting another lease of life. I've got a couple of the figs somewhere but will probably keep a hold of them...you never know when they come in handy ;-) Good post and hope your holiday was chilled enough.