Thursday, 13 July 2017

Oldhammer Citadel Combat Card dwarf wizard.....a little commission...


My good pal Kevan over at Stunties asked me to paint this piece up some while back....probably took me the better part of a year to get it back to him of course but it was a fun job on an unreleased mini. Well, a fan sculp of an unreleased mini from what I gather....only a couple of the original have ever been seen, one in Bryan Ansell's collection and one that appeared on eBay a little while ago. I forget what it went for but it was quite a hunk of schmoolie.....

Harrig the Wise....I had to paint it as close to the original as possible, hence the wonky eyes....


The original miniature (both pics c/o Stunties)


Games workshop developed the Combat Card game back in the 80's, each card featuring a painted Citadel miniature. To my knowledge only Harrig was unreleased however I await an update!

The rest of the dwarves are on Stunties' site here.

Lots more information on the whole series is available on the wonderful Realm of Chaos blog here. on Boardgamegeek here and even via a Facebook group here.

Have fun and happy memories!

Tuesday, 4 July 2017

McEwan miniatures have returned...........


John McEwan has finally given in to popular demand and re-released his old role playing miniatures. These are gems that I picked up via Games Workshop mail order back in the 70s. I couldn't afford many but still have a wonderful dungeon double doorway that was, until recently, available from Alternative Armies. The sculpts are true 25mm so not too compatible with modern minis however you owe it to yourself to pick at least a few up! The images below are off John's site and remain his copyright, only borrowed here to push this old school loveliness!











  



A pic of my AS-26 Gates of the Dungeon; Minifigs and Citadel parts added to the base.


A pic off Lost Minis of the unpainted parts.....courtesy of a good hobby friend Vincent.


I am looking forward to ordering a bunch of his old Acheron Legion minis....shades of Robert E.Howard of course. I do have a few of these, some of which are pictured below...


More pics here on the Lost Minis WIKI.


Thursday, 29 June 2017

Lamming Miniatures - little job lot....


As the picture shows.....so happy to pick these up. They'll be joining the painting queue once the old 'secret projects' are completed.....a selection of ancient Egyptian types and the friends/foes.....


I remember reading an interview with Bill Lamming many years back, possibly in Battle for Wargamers magazine or Military Modelling? I seem to recall that he started sculpting from blocks of lead whilst recuperating from an operation whilst in hospital. See the history post lower down though....my memory may be failing..... Bill was one of the true old school crowd. His miniatures were really full of character. He did sculpt a small range of 20mm World War 2 Germans towards the end of production, should have picked some up. Lovely minis.

Here are a few of my pics along with a couple found on t'internet over time, apologies to original posters, all kudos to you and I'll remove if any issues (can't remember who I took them off).

ME1 Merlin and ME? Sorcerer's Apprentice....as I got them, one varnished and one undercoated...



Stripped well....



Awaiting varnishing....haven't based them as I've decided on starting keeping some with their original bases...only on the plastic ones for painting purposes.....



Bunch of Greek cavalry off eBay.....should have picked them up.


Packaging - I did pick up a baggie the other day, can't remember the contents, as I'd never known them to be bagged.


My Vikings, bought back in the day and actually painted....around '77 I think as they were based using wood veneers from O Level woodwork classes. A few Dixon and Garrison minis hiding amongst them...





Some lovely naval fellows..


My first Romans along with a Minifigs AX Archer.


Medieval knight....


Greek hoplite....


Side mounted princess...


Arab archer.....


There's a really nice history here on Chuck's Vintage Wargaming;

http://www.vintagewargamingfigures.info

A couple of old school Lamming on this nice blog amongst more old school Asgard and more....


Do of course check out Lamming posts on The Old Metal Detector blog - one of the best old school historical blogs on the internet....


He did release a Medieval ruleset - Medieval Campaign and Battle Rules (One-to-One) (1976)


 Check out Boardgame Geek for more details...


East Riding Miniatures have bought up the rights however only have a small selection of medievals so far.....

http://shop.eastridingminiatures.co.uk/lamming-miniatures

If you have any old ranges hanging about do send some pics and I'll add them to the post.

Edit - a few advertisements I found from Model Soldier magazines 1978/1979...




Along with a review!


enquiries@deartonyblair.co.uk

Monday, 26 June 2017

Apocalypse Miniatures - Olde World Into the Wild....



A good hobby friend, Ryan, runs Apocalypse Miniatures and has commissioned the wonderful Tony Harwood of Dampf's Modelling Page to sculpt a fantasy village in the Oldhammer / Olde Worlde style.....these are really very nice pieces. My miniatures need a gaming table home...they might have found it!


Do let Ryan know I sent you so he realises that I might have some uses after all!

Various pics off the Kickstarter page below, click the link above for more.












Just go and have a look!