Monday, 29 March 2021

That da**ed collecting bug... Oldhammer eat your heart out...


Well, with a Kickstarter or two under my belt it was time to collate the eBay finds of the last few months... some a little older that a US friend had sent over but all good stuff to add to the lead mountain... lots of Minifigs Mythical Earth and Sword & Sorcery... on the joy!

Some Citadel AD&D minis... unfortunately they'd had their slottas taken off but still nice to find. Two versions disappeared to a friend in America to complete his collection. I'll find them again one day!


Lovely miscellany of old Citadel DA, Grenadier AD&D and early Ral Partha elves.


A handful of Minifigs repairs... so many broken ones appear that I thought it was type to get the drill out.


Vulcan Miniatures... hopefully from 'The Court of Fools' as per the old ad below. Early Bob Naismith sculpts.



Ackland Miniatures bagged Citadel Spacefarers 54mm pieces... one more still to get in the baggie though. Tony said the giant robot sentinel in the Spacefarers 25mm range was originally destined for these...


This was an interesting 'bid on a whim' - turns out to be a Michael Perry early large scale sculpt, now believed to be related to RAF apprentices - groundcrew - RAF Halton (info C/O Chaz Elliott who painted one back in the day).




More Minifigs...


An Asgard Snark Dragon and the old McEwan bag header...


More Minifigs!


Three of the 4 Dragontooth Personalities I was missing...




Dragontooth Crocodile Giant... accompanied by a hand-sculpted weapon by a friend, Michael Booker... thank you!



More Minifigs along with a lone Garrison S&S demon...


Finally a Nick Bibby Citadel Chaos Demon...

That's it for now... as if it wasn't enough... who needs to pay the mortgage! Any comments or similar lots to get rid of please give me a shout on;

enquiries@deartonyblair.co.uk

Saturday, 13 March 2021

The rise of the Khamaí!

 

A Kickstarter to raise funds for the expansion of those little chameleon-like devils... sculpted by John Robertson for The Little Soldier Company, there are two new sets forthcoming, a command and a beast handler pack...

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1896378744/the-rise-of-the-khamai



The Command Pack...


The Beast Handler and his two hounds...


Please back it if you can or give it a bit of a push if you can't. Every little helps and it'll also hopefully help more miniatures to be commissioned at some point for various ranges...


Wednesday, 3 March 2021

Looking for TTG Reaper rules and Attack of the Fungoid Trolls...


A long time ago, well, around 1978, in a galaxy not so far from Nottingham, two young men by the name of Richard Halliwell and Richard Priestley penned a set of rules for tabletop gaming... it was published by Tabletop Games and set the world by storm... sort of. Only Mr Halliwell's name appeared on the front of the first edition... apparently they had run out of Letraset! The first edition was ringbound, followed later by the second edition which featured both names on the front... Rick Priestley had finally arrived! Both versions were illustrated by the wonderful Tony Ackland and Tony Yates.

Well, I'm after the original sets of rules and the later expansion, Attack of the fungoid Trolls (penned by both Richard Halliwell and Bryan Ansell)... I can offer cold, hard cash or trade stuff... email me and let me know!

enquiries@deartonyblair.co.uk

My two sets... slight difference in size...

The short supplement included a separate sheet of counters...


Images of the original rules and the supplement are c/o 'The Miniatures Page', links attached to the pics.

Wednesday, 17 February 2021

Hinchliffe Robin Hood additions...

 

Well, some joyful additions appeared in the post yesterday morning (thanks Hans) and I'm getting close to completing the range. Wish I could find where I've put the rest of the collection (including a lot from  Hinds Figures. I bought most from him a few years back but then they got put on the back burner and then into the attic when I had a storage sort out... http://www.hindsfigures.com/ - click on Hinchliffe, 25/28mm, Medieval and then Robin Hood. These are gorgeous old Peter Gilder sculpts and a worthy addition to anyone's collection. 


From the Hinchliffe Medieval range, 'King Richard' and his followers arriving to chase the pesky Sheriff away...


I managed to pick up the bridge from '1109 The Bridge of Encounter Robin Hood and Little John' a few weeks back...



The range is slowly being added to the Lost Minis WIKI so please send me any decent pics to add!

A bunch more blog posts about the range (plus an Asgard Miniatures one) here

As always give me a shout on enquiries@deartonyblair.co.uk if you happen to have any old minis that need a new home!

Tuesday, 12 January 2021

Gary Gygax, November 1971 Game Report - The Battle of Brown Hills

 

Whilst researching Minifigs Middle Earth range, I came across this article in Wargamer's Newsletter (No.116, November 1971) by the master himself and thought I should share immediately! Full cudos to http://www.fourcats.co.uk/mags/ who have been scanning the Newsletters for the world to enjoy.





Hopefully of high enough quality to read easily enough, probably best to download then you can enlarge them. I'll be uploading a Peter Laing 15mm catalogue soon. Please think of becoming a Politico and joining the site top left.


Thursday, 17 December 2020

Merry Christmas one and all!

 

Well, it's almost that time again so, from both Arya and myself, here's wishing you all a very seriously Merry Christmas! 

May 2021 be the start of a much improved decade!



Tuesday, 15 December 2020

1976 Battle for Wargamers Magazines wanted...


Well, I was sorting out cupboards and came across a bunch of my old magazines... along with the realisation that I'm missing loads... grrrr. I don't think I have any from 1976 and am missing a bunch from 1977... if you have any to trade please let me know!

These are the only pics I could find off the old t'internet...