Saturday 5 December 2015

Heritage Adventure Game Starter Sets

Back In 1981, Heritage USA released 4 sets of (almost) ready to play adventure game starter sets consisting of rules, paints, brush, miniatures and a painting guide. Oh, and of course one 6 sided dice. These were marketed in a slickly presented shrink wrapped box. Game design was by B.Dennis Sustare, figure design by Max Carr, painting guide and art direction by David Helber and cover, illustration and graphics by Cynthia Sims Millan. The last page of the the little rule set pushed their new 'Swordbearer' rules....... 'Now that you've begun your adventures in fantasy.......'

The miniatures themselves are a little crude however they were something of a 'wow' marketing method for the time.

If you're interested in Heritage miniatures, Michael over at has a large selection of their old miniatures that he purchased off later owners. Excellent moldings and crisp castings that I can vouch for as I have quite a few myself.

Wednesday 25 November 2015

Dragontooth P35 Witch with Broomstick

Tom Loback sculpts from the Personalities range. Quite a few more to go but getting there slowly but surely. Still needs varnish and matt coat.............been down with a virus for the last 3 weeks and just getting over it so not done very much hobby wise. Actually, not done much except sleep...

Love these old school sculpts.........

Thursday 5 November 2015

Archive Miniatures 70's Star Wars Parody

Having been swiftly issued with C&D by Lucasfilm lawyers regarding their 'not' Star Wars minis back in the 70s, Nevile Stocken released a few more miniatures aimed at the same audience...the earlier posts detailing these are here and here. I have finally managed to pick up all the '2098 Star Fellowship' ..... a parody consisting of elf and hobbit versions.....

Edit......still need the R2D2 parody- see further below! The R2D2 I had was 'not the Droid I was looking for'.........

Hans Self

Leke Skyhibbot

Princess Luia

Obi Tu Canoli (Nevile's favorite Italian dessert)

RSLA Androidess (Ursula Andress.....)

RT Two Two Mouse

I have been informed by Nevile Stocken that the piece I pictured here earlier is not the droid I was looking for,,,,,,,,,,the one below is the one for this set....

'NOT R2P2, but RT 2 2 (Arty Two Two) Mouse - The miniature shown is actually one of the original Star Wars releases, so does not belong with the group. The miniature that does is the one with the upside-down head, to which were added two round Sensor appendages (to give it the appearance of a mouse head, as well as the added tail growing out of the underneath of the body with a clamping thingamajig at the end. It was all I could do to resist adding a Tutu to the little robot. I decided against it because it would have spoilt the image I wanted to convey.'

If anyone has one to trade or sell please let me know! I NEED this miniature!

Chewgumma the Fuzzy

If anyone has a sealed pack for trade / sale or just a pic please let me know.

Don't forget my dedicated Yahoo Group for Archive minis here.

Friday 9 October 2015

Minifigs Sword & Sorcery - the 70s revisited

As a continuation in my search for lost lead here is the Minifigs Sword & Sorcery foot range sculpted by the late Dick Higgs. Where there is no picture then I need it! Further photos can be seen on the Lost Minis WIKI here. A lot of the range had earlier names however they were found to be copyrighted... as per the Conan series... 

SS1 Vampire Girl

SS2 Reptilian

SS3 Reptilian

SS4 Warrior Princess

SS5 Skeleton Warrior

SS6 Frost Giant's Daughter

SS7 Frost Giant

SS8 Vanaheim Spearman

SS9 Vanaheim Swordsman

SS10 Vanaheim Archer

SS11 Witch of the Mists

SS12 Faceless Man

SS13 Faceless Man

SS14 Shemite Spearman

SS15 Shemite Officer

SS16 Cimmerian Chieftain (broken axe)

SS17 Cimmerian Spearman

SS18 Cimmerian Swordsman

SS19 Black Amazon

SS20 Pirate

SS21 Great White Ape

SS22 Stygian Magician

SS23 Zamporan Archer

SS24 Zamporan Spearman

SS25 Zamporan Swordsman

SS26 Zamporan Chieftan

 SS27 Zamporan Town Guard

SS28 Kushite Spearman

SS29 Kushite Officer

SS30 Stygian Wizard

SS31 Stygian Bowman

SS32 Marching Longbowman

SS33 Marching Officer

SS34 Border Pikeman

SS35 Border Officer

SS36 Border Standard Bearer

SS37 Black Dragoon with Halberd

SS38 Ghoul

SS39 Mid-Western Crossbowman

SS40 Mid-Western Officer

SS41 Mid-Western Spearman

SS42 Mid-Western Swordsman

SS43 Native Spearman

SS44 Native Javelinman

SS45 Native Chief

SS46 Giant Serpent

SS47 Slimeman

SS48 Cyclops

SS49 Gargoyle

SS50 Pict Light Infantry

SS51 Pict Archer

SS52 Pict Wizard

SS53 Pict War Chief

SS54 Hyrkranian Bowman

SS55 Hyrkranian Spearman

SS56 Hyrkranian Chieftan

SS57 Khojan Archer

SS58 Khojan Spearman

SS59 Khojan Swordsman

SS60 Khojan Chief

SS61 Ogre

SS62 Vandan Spearman

SS63 Vandan Archer

SS64 Vandan Officer

SS65 Vandan Standard Bearer

SS66 Western Wizard

SS67 Eastern Wizard

SS68 Amazon Bow Woman

SS69 Amazon Spear Woman

SS70 Giant Crab

Wouldn't mind a decent copy of this one....

SS71 Wyvern

I do have this however can't find where I've hidden it!

SS72 Hippogriff

SS73 Mummy

SS74 Gorgon

SS75 Medusa

SS76 Hydra

SS77 Eastern Spearman

SS78 Eastern Swordsman

SS79 Eastern Officer

SS80 Winged Man

SS81 Zamporan Tavern Keeper

SS82 Zamporan Civilian – Seated

SS83 Zamporan Civilian

SS84 Zamporan Noble

SS85 Zamporan Slave/Civilian

SS86 Zamporan Wench – Seated

SS87 Zamporan Thief

SS88 Tavern Table

SS89 Tavern Bench & Stool

SS90 Tavern Accessories

I have some of these however would like an original set if possible!

Link to my wants list;

I have loads to trade, both this range and others. Let me know!