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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #5 by Moonglum
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Hi to all those fans and supporters of Ral Partha!
So a successful Kickstarter just completed with a wide assortment of old classics soon to be out there available with the promise of many more to come in the near future.

A forum has been created and maybe one of the first things to do is to get to know a little bit about each other, why Partha figures interest you and what you plan to do with your new figures coming around December!

For me, I've really loved Partha figures since I discovered them in the beginning of the eighties. In Omaha, there was a hobby and book store, Star Realm, that my parents discovered and took us to when we were kids, and my first minis I ever got were actually Grenadier miniatures, the Halfling set, but quickly thereafter found Partha figures with their more realistic sense of proportion and the huge variety of figures. Later we played D&D at the same game shop, and I got into painting as a delightful nerd hobby. I graduated high school, went to Finland and Mexico for some years, moved back to Omaha married and with a kid, with miniatures long since forgotten. Ten years later though and my wife was complaining my kid didn't have a hobby, so from my golden youth, grabbed some old figures in my parents' basement, bought some craft paint and tried to see if he'd be interested. He painted a few figures then got bored, but I got hooked again. And with Ral Partha being the brand from my younger days, I started looking for Partha figures. I got a hold of Iron Wind Metals way back when and got a few figures. I think that was maybe right after they opened up again as Iron Wind.

Well years later, I've still got the Partha bug, still collect and try to paint as often as possible. It's a hobby I hope to continue way into my dotage, as long as my hands don't shake and I can still see with the aid of the wonderful nerd goggles for magnification.

What about the rest of you? There were quite a many supporters of the Kickstarter. I imagine lots of you are old fans, but there may be folks too that have never seen Partha before this Kickstarter!
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4 years 5 months ago - 4 years 5 months ago #6 by OFTP-Jacob-F
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I actually came to tabletop gaming (and miniatures) a little later in life than most people. I started gaming in mid-late 2000, when Ral Partha was part of FASA/Wizkids, so I never got to experience the hordes of wonderful minaitures that many of the rest of you did.

I got pulled into gaming by some friends, and at the time, the only wargame and minis our local store carried was... let's call them... "FightWrench". So we played "Fightwrench" for many years, always talking about "I wish they would do this" or "It would be so great if they did that". And eventually "Fightwrench" kept making rules that just seemed unplayable, and they lost me completely when they quit producing metal miniatures.

Luckily for me, a few years earlier, I had started picking up older "Fightwrench" miniatures, and in one of their old catalogs, I found sketches of an import line called "Ral Partha". It captured my imagination. The Jabberwock was the first Ral Partha miniature that I HAD TO HAVE. I started picking up these Ral Partha miniatures. The Winged Serpent, Byzantines, the Celestial Dragon, and more. The more I searched through back catalogs, the more I found to love. It was crisp, it was inventive, it wasn't anywhere as restrictive as the wargame and miniature range I had been playing with, and the 25mm scale just seemed to work better than the bulky stuff that was currently appearing on store shelves.

So when Iron Wind choose to do this rebirth of Chaos Wars, and their Fantasy miniatures, I was all on board. It's interesting for me to hear people talk about this as a nostalgia project. For me, it is anything but. For me this is brand new. I love it. Just when I was about to stop tabletop gaming all together, this came around. I am very pleased.
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4 years 5 months ago #7 by Humansquish
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I got started in miniatures with Battletech. I did get a Ral Partha catalog and got a few of the fantasy miniatures, but most of my money went to mechs. When I really got into fantasy it was with Reaper minis and I have several of armies for Warlord.

With the kickstarter I wanted to support IWM so I got an elf army, partly because several of the forumites at Reaper were reminiscing about their first few figs which were included in the elf army. I'm really looking forward to painting the Kraken and bee cavalry. :cheer:
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4 years 5 months ago #9 by Moonglum
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Humansquish wrote: I got started in miniatures with Battletech. I did get a Ral Partha catalog and got a few of the fantasy miniatures, but most of my money went to mechs. When I really got into fantasy it was with Reaper minis and I have several of armies for Warlord.

With the kickstarter I wanted to support IWM so I got an elf army, partly because several of the forumites at Reaper were reminiscing about their first few figs which were included in the elf army. I'm really looking forward to painting the Kraken and bee cavalry. :cheer:


Hi Humansquish!
Iron Wind has already got tons of great figures available, and when you start seeing the "new" stuff coming out, I think you're going to like it a lot. The classic Meier stuff is just insanely cool and a joy to paint up. The scale's a bit smaller than Reaper, but the different scale is replaced, in my opinion, by a more streamlined figure. When you see the elves up close and in person, if you haven't seen some of them already, you're really going to be pleased.

That bee rider is a really cool figure. There's a version of the figure on foot as well. I wonder if they'll produce that one again as well some day..

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4 years 4 months ago #11 by ChicagoWiz
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Hi I'm Michael. I've been playing RPGs since the late 70s. I used to have a plastic model hobby from about 9 to about 16, so when I started playing RPGs, I gave those weird little metal figures a try. I don't have any of those, but the love of modeling, painting and minis stuck. So in the mid 90s, when I started gaming again, I picked up a few paints and started painting the little models and figures - some Battletech (remember those kits with the two plastic models and a scenario? "Have a Nice Day") some fantasy, some even Shadowrun or cyberpunkish, if I remember correctly.

I never had a chance to play Chaos Wars, and I was introduced to the full Ral Partha line, ironically, by browsing that huge bin of loose minis that maybe IWM had up at - I want to say Little Wars - a gaming convention. I was like a kid in a candy shop and then found more of the old recasts through the Guthrie line at Mega Minis.

So it's been a roundabout journey, but Ral Partha is a good third of my total minis collection (before the Kickstarter ships) and over half of my PC figures within that. I'm really excited about the Chaos Wars figures because there are some good rules out there that can use some of the 25mm love.

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4 years 4 months ago #13 by Moonglum
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ChicagoWiz wrote: Hi I'm Michael. I've been playing RPGs since the late 70s. I used to have a plastic model hobby from about 9 to about 16, so when I started playing RPGs, I gave those weird little metal figures a try. I don't have any of those, but the love of modeling, painting and minis stuck. So in the mid 90s, when I started gaming again, I picked up a few paints and started painting the little models and figures - some Battletech (remember those kits with the two plastic models and a scenario? "Have a Nice Day") some fantasy, some even Shadowrun or cyberpunkish, if I remember correctly.

I never had a chance to play Chaos Wars, and I was introduced to the full Ral Partha line, ironically, by browsing that huge bin of loose minis that maybe IWM had up at - I want to say Little Wars - a gaming convention. I was like a kid in a candy shop and then found more of the old recasts through the Guthrie line at Mega Minis.

So it's been a roundabout journey, but Ral Partha is a good third of my total minis collection (before the Kickstarter ships) and over half of my PC figures within that. I'm really excited about the Chaos Wars figures because there are some good rules out there that can use some of the 25mm love.


Yeah, Julie Guthrie, another insanely great sculptor. I really like that line of figures Mega Minis had of hers. Those were actually origiinally Grenadier figures, where she had her own dedicated line of figures.

One of my favorites that she did way back in the day were her Elfquest miniatures. Individual figures I really like of hers too were her original male and female centaurs she did for All Things Dark and Dangerous, plus her original female hill giant.

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4 years 4 months ago #14 by Lostpict
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I have been a RPG gamer since 1977 and some of the first minis I bought were from Ral Partha. I still have a few of those which I treasure for their connection to a Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away....of my youth.

In the late 80s, I injured my back and spent 3 weeks in bed with very little to do. This was before the age of modern electronic games and portable PCs so I mostly spent my time reading and watching TV - one of the strongest memories of that time laid up was spending hours plotting with my stack of Ral Partha and Grenadier minis catalogs. Some where I still have those catalogs with pencil checkmarks on the minis I hoped to buy someday.

The good news is that I now have sufficient disposable income to buy lots of new RP minis and I hope this KS brings back the oldies and lots of new things.

Jimmy
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4 years 4 months ago #15 by Moonglum
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Lostpict wrote: I have been a RPG gamer since 1977 and some of the first minis I bought were from Ral Partha. I still have a few of those which I treasure for their connection to a Long Time Ago, In a Galaxy Far, Far Away....of my youth.

In the late 80s, I injured my back and spent 3 weeks in bed with very little to do. This was before the age of modern electronic games and portable PCs so I mostly spent my time reading and watching TV - one of the strongest memories of that time laid up was spending hours plotting with my stack of Ral Partha and Grenadier minis catalogs. Some where I still have those catalogs with pencil checkmarks on the minis I hoped to buy someday.

The good news is that I now have sufficient disposable income to buy lots of new RP minis and I hope this KS brings back the oldies and lots of new things.

Jimmy

There's nothing better than catalogues in my opinion (except the miniatures themselves in hand). You just can't have the same tactile experience on line. I had a couple of Partha catalogues too when we were kids and we looked them constantly.
And yes, it's so nice to have some disposable income. I'm not sure if it's good to have a lot, because if it's disposable I'll dispose of it, mostly with miniatures.

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4 years 4 months ago #38 by Ndean
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I guess I should leave an introduction since I've ended up posting more to this forum than I thought I would. I've been interested in miniatures longer than there has been a Ral Partha. When I was young there was only one store that carried miniatures and it was over an hour away in Ann Arbor. Luckily my father occasionally went there for work and we would hand him our wish lists and then wait for him to get home to see if anything we wanted was in stock. This was in the days before they came bagged and long before blister packs arrived. These were Minifigs from the mythic earth line. I still have many of them. A wargaming store eventually opened nearer to home and by then I think I was playing D&D. The figures were still loose in a "nuts and bolts" organizer, but Grenadier figures, which looked much better as player characters, were available.

The first rules I recall using were chainmail's fantasy rules. For whatever reason we never seemed to get great games using these rules. The rules we eventually ended up using most often were Heritage's Knights and Magick and when given the chance it's still one of my favorites, but it does require a lot of die rolls to resolve combat and it uses an odd combination of d6+d10 dice.

I have always had an attraction to strange beasts and odd figures. I still have my early grenadier war mammoth and dragontooths saurian war beast ( basically a triceratops if you've never seen one) and rhino rider. From Ral Partha, the ogre riding the elephant, the briar rose knight, the first land dragon, the wizard on the flying horse, the Orc war machine, the dwarf steam cannon... Well you get the idea.

I wish after all these years that I was a great painter but I'm not. I can manage serviceable units were bulk helps make up for detail, but since I'm mainly interested in using them in games it works out ok. One of the things I wouldn't mind seeing here are tips and tricks for improving my painting. I'd love to know how people are going to deal with bee wings for instance, before I give up and coat them with glitter
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4 years 4 months ago #39 by Moonglum
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Ndean wrote: I guess I should leave an introduction since I've ended up posting more to this forum than I thought I would. I've been interested in miniatures longer than there has been a Ral Partha. When I was young there was only one store that carried miniatures and it was over an hour away in Ann Arbor. Luckily my father occasionally went there for work and we would hand him our wish lists and then wait for him to get home to see if anything we wanted was in stock. This was in the days before they came bagged and long before blister packs arrived. These were Minifigs from the mythic earth line. I still have many of them. A wargaming store eventually opened nearer to home and by then I think I was playing D&D. The figures were still loose in a "nuts and bolts" organizer, but Grenadier figures, which looked much better as player characters, were available.

The first rules I recall using were chainmail's fantasy rules. For whatever reason we never seemed to get great games using these rules. The rules we eventually ended up using most often were Heritage's Knights and Magick and when given the chance it's still one of my favorites, but it does require a lot of die rolls to resolve combat and it uses an odd combination of d6+d10 dice.

I have always had an attraction to strange beasts and odd figures. I still have my early grenadier war mammoth and dragontooths saurian war beast ( basically a triceratops if you've never seen one) and rhino rider. From Ral Partha, the ogre riding the elephant, the briar rose knight, the first land dragon, the wizard on the flying horse, the Orc war machine, the dwarf steam cannon... Well you get the idea.

I wish after all these years that I was a great painter but I'm not. I can manage serviceable units were bulk helps make up for detail, but since I'm mainly interested in using them in games it works out ok. One of the things I wouldn't mind seeing here are tips and tricks for improving my painting. I'd love to know how people are going to deal with bee wings for instance, before I give up and coat them with glitter


Hi Ndean and welcome to the forums!

This might seem an odd question, but you sound like you're probably of a like age to myself and maybe even a tad bit more experienced than myself, but for painting and such, do you use magnification, what I love to call my "nerd goggles"?
I started using them a few years back when I noticed I was starting to have issues focusing on the figures close-up. That was probably maybe three years ago ( I just turned 47 in March) and after I started using those, it made a world of difference.

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4 years 4 months ago #40 by Humansquish
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Ok, now I'm going to paint at least one of my Briar Rose Knights with glitter paint on the wings.

Ndean, can you post a picture of some of your current work? From there we can probably give you some tips to work on.
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4 years 4 months ago #46 by ArKay
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Back in 1981 I was introduced into the hobby by a friend and in '82 I was not only painting and collecting figures but I was working part time at a hobby store along with running a fast food restaurant and going to college.

The amazingly detailed and proportioned figures drew me in and I got started into miniature wargaming not long after. Knights and Magick, Rules according to Ral, Warhammer (v2 and the V3) and many others ensnared my imagination. My Elves and Orcs fought many a battle in years past before life had them move out of my grasp.

Having been discouraged by the oversized and cartoony proportions that miniatures companies have all succumbed to I started buying and painting Tre Manor's Red Box Games and the Dark Sword Game of Thrones line, which brought back memories of the first figures I owned.

Having seen the kickstarter and the armies I first entered into gaming with... well, I was stuck. I just had to get back into it. And buy my store in too. So I can't wait till the day when we see the minis start rolling in and I can start hawking the virtues of well made figures in reasonably priced packs so all these folks who have poo-poo-ed the idea of miniatures games not with hordes of plastic figures can see what real gaming is like.

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4 years 4 months ago #48 by RSDean
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There are some days I feel as old as the hills; other days my sense of play is intact. :) I was introduced to the concept of historical wargaming (both miniatures and board games) in 1971. My first miniatures games were WWII solo games, since Ndean wasn't old enough or interested yet. (He's my brother...) As he notes, we started in on fantasy miniatures with Minifigs ME figures and Chainmail, at least partially as a result of my reading Wargamer's Digest starting in 1974. D&D caught up with us in early 1976, and the next few years were a happy mix of D&D, miniatures battles, and some board gaming.

As far as I can recall, I first ran across Ral Partha figures in 1976, possibly at Michicon that summer. We had a mix of manufacturers represented in our collections, based on what we could find at hobby ships we could reach. Like most collections at the time, that was an eclectic mix of Ral Partha, Heritage/Custom Cast/Hinchliffe, Minifigs, Garrison, Grenadier and Archive. Eventually I graduated from college and headed out into the world. The miniatures went with me, but I had a few years of sabbatical, mostly playing D&D and board games, before I started back with miniatures again around '86. I branched out into historicals the next year, about the same time that Chaos Wars came out the first time. I have a nice studio-painted warlord I was awarded for a demo game I played it at Origins that year. Anyway, I've continuously been in the miniatures hobby, doing a mix of fantasy and historical, since '87. By the time I was in a position to buy as much as I liked, the CS armies had been discontinued, and the scale creep 90s minis didn't fit well with my old figures, so I was scrounging for reinforcements on the secondary market, except for the occasional scale-flexible monster.

I'm glad to see these figures back in production, and I'm looking forward to some mass fantasy battles in the style I've
always preferred. :)

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4 years 4 months ago #49 by Ndean
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OK. I shamelessly stole the color palette for the sea elf pikemen from the figures painted for the kickstarter campaign. Can't decide if I want to arm them with the old weapons or with new ones. Trying to come up with a color scheme I like on my own for the halberd unit. I've think the front right is the winner, (I'm going to call them the Sunset Guard)
just have to decide where the paint needs to be applied first to keep from messing up parts that have already been painted. To this day one of my biggest faults is slipping and painting the large surfaces first so I feel like I'm getting somewhere.

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4 years 4 months ago #50 by Moonglum
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Ndean wrote: OK. I shamelessly stole the color palette for the sea elf pikemen from the figures painted for the kickstarter campaign. Can't decide if I want to arm them with the old weapons or with new ones. Trying to come up with a color scheme I like on my own for the halberd unit. I've think the front right is the winner, (I'm going to call them the Sunset Guard)
just have to decide where the paint needs to be applied first to keep from messing up parts that have already been painted. To this day one of my biggest faults is slipping and painting the large surfaces first so I feel like I'm getting somewhere.

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Very nice job, and I agree, the farthest one on the right is the one to go with. I do like the lighter pink feathered on as well. Not too fond of the white with orange in the middle however. I really like the background set up you've got going on there in the first picture.

Also, are those some Cavern Deeps goblins/orcs in the background in the second picture on the far right in front of the USPS box?

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4 years 4 months ago #53 by RSDean
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Moonglum wrote: Also, are those some Cavern Deeps goblins/orcs in the background in the second picture on the far right in front of the USPS box?


Probably; a set is part of his backlog. :)
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4 years 4 months ago #54 by Ndean
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That's a good pick up from two blurry green blobs in the back. Read somewhere about using regular rustoleum paint as a colored primer and with all the Orc/goblins that will be coming through the kickstarter I thought I'd give it a try. There were 12 caverns deep goblins so they will make a full strength Chaos Wars unit. The tower in the first photo is from one of Hirst arts castle molds. Got hooked on them last year at gencon.
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4 years 4 months ago #62 by Moonglum
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Ndean wrote: That's a good pick up from two blurry green blobs in the back. Read somewhere about using regular rustoleum paint as a colored primer and with all the Orc/goblins that will be coming through the kickstarter I thought I'd give it a try. There were 12 caverns deep goblins so they will make a full strength Chaos Wars unit. The tower in the first photo is from one of Hirst arts castle molds. Got hooked on them last year at gencon.


Yeah, I could notice their shapes but could make out much of how they were painted. Once you get them finished you reslly should post them ( if they're not posted already. like I say, can't see much detail)!

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4 years 4 months ago #63 by Moonglum
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ArKay wrote: Back in 1981 I was introduced into the hobby by a friend and in '82 I was not only painting and collecting figures but I was working part time at a hobby store along with running a fast food restaurant and going to college.

The amazingly detailed and proportioned figures drew me in and I got started into miniature wargaming not long after. Knights and Magick, Rules according to Ral, Warhammer (v2 and the V3) and many others ensnared my imagination. My Elves and Orcs fought many a battle in years past before life had them move out of my grasp.

Having been discouraged by the oversized and cartoony proportions that miniatures companies have all succumbed to I started buying and painting Tre Manor's Red Box Games and the Dark Sword Game of Thrones line, which brought back memories of the first figures I owned.

Having seen the kickstarter and the armies I first entered into gaming with... well, I was stuck. I just had to get back into it. And buy my store in too. So I can't wait till the day when we see the minis start rolling in and I can start hawking the virtues of well made figures in reasonably priced packs so all these folks who have poo-poo-ed the idea of miniatures games not with hordes of plastic figures can see what real gaming is like.

:)

That's one of the things that stood out for me back in the day with Partha was their more realistic porportions on their figures. There's a set of barbarians out in the Personalities line that would be hard pressed to exist today, because they have muscle, but it's a lean, "I spend my days pillaging so I can eat" kind of muscle as opposed to " I spend six hours in a medieval gym and pillage in my spare time because I have relationship issues with my mother" type of muscle.
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My first few miniatures were Grenadier, but after I saw Partha I was just blown away.

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4 years 4 months ago #64 by Ndean
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Moonglum wrote: Yeah, I could notice their shapes but could make out much of how they were painted. Once you get them finished you reslly should post them ( if they're not posted already. like I say, can't see much detail)!


I hate to say this, and it's nothing about the quality of the sculpting, but the body language of at least some of the caverns deep goblins always brings to mind the orcs in dreadful Rankin-Bass cartoon version of the Lord of the Rings. So in the back of my mind they start singing " we don't want to go to war today..." When I try to paint them ;)
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4 years 4 months ago #141 by BeAfraid
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I too started gaming in the late-70s, playing things like Metagaming's Melee or Wizard in the school cafeteria with friends. I stumbled upon miniatures, and was discovered to be exceptionally good at painting them (a skill I stupidly allowed to decay during the 1990s and early-00s). I wound up painting miniatures for display for several companies (and even did some of the OGRE/GEV miniatures for display while Partha was making them - I believe a few of them adorn the box-art for the minis).

I am thrilled these miniatures are coming back into production. I just wish that it had been BEFORE I spent about $1000 on buying about 200 of the old Tom Meier Fantasy Collector's Series Goblins and Goblin Imps for an army I am making with his newer Thunderbolt Mountain Goblins (I have even begun work on sculpting some additional Goblins to go with them - too long a story to go into here). It might have saved me some money to buy into the kickstarter instead.

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4 years 4 months ago #143 by Moonglum
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BeAfraid wrote: I too started gaming in the late-70s, playing things like Metagaming's Melee or Wizard in the school cafeteria with friends. I stumbled upon miniatures, and was discovered to be exceptionally good at painting them (a skill I stupidly allowed to decay during the 1990s and early-00s). I wound up painting miniatures for display for several companies (and even did some of the OGRE/GEV miniatures for display while Partha was making them - I believe a few of them adorn the box-art for the minis).

I am thrilled these miniatures are coming back into production. I just wish that it had been BEFORE I spent about $1000 on buying about 200 of the old Tom Meier Fantasy Collector's Series Goblins and Goblin Imps for an army I am making with his newer Thunderbolt Mountain Goblins (I have even begun work on sculpting some additional Goblins to go with them - too long a story to go into here). It might have saved me some money to buy into the kickstarter instead.


So did you just stop painting for a decade or so? That's kind of what happened to me. Totally moved away from painting for fifteen years or so but once I got back into it, I couldn't stop, much to the chagrin of my lovely wife.

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4 years 3 months ago #214 by Voidragon
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Hi the first miniatures i ever painted was the press gang that came with the chaos wars rule set . Always loved the Ral partha style dragons and wiszards never realy got the chance to buy many of the miniatures .hard to find a shop selling them in my home town . Internet is making it easy to get the style i like to work with never stoped painting for last 30 years .just.cant stop building up and painting large armys . Still learning more about this hobby and how to inprove the paint job of the miniatures each army i do . Realy got into the Dragonlance books when i was younger .i love to recreate the mega battles from the books with friends on the wargame table .

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4 years 3 months ago #236 by Moonglum
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Very nice to see you on the forum Voidragon! I agree, I think the internet was more or less a godsend for my involvement in the hobby. I really don't know almost anybody who is interested much in painting much less in Partha, so the internet is a great avenue to find people with similar interests

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4 years 3 months ago #257 by MisterFrauBlucher
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I graduated from tossing pebbles at my plastic Airfix dudes to using Chainmail rules and starting to get metal figures (Custom Cast were my very first) in 1978. Shortly after that, I took the plunge and got the white box, Melee and Wizard, and I used my Africa Korps map in place of the Outdoor Survival map.

Been proudly doing it wrong ever since!

Bret

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