Thank you, all!
Looking good, nice work on the tartan. Your BIG collection is definitely moving painting Giants up my to do list!
(It's a long list though, as you know!)
The tartan was honestly a bit rushed. I've done better on smaller figures. But I'm still OK with how it turned out.
I think you've got another big (and scaly) collection that would probably be quite a sight to see painted!
The Fimm look awesome, its nice to see them in their full glory, saw a battlemasters Fimir yesterday and thought of you
Thanks. I don't actually have one of those! I even passed up the chance to get a bunch of them. I'm rethinking my decision now. I should at least have one, for completeness.
I had that box of halflings when I was younger. Might still be hiding in my parents attic!
We had much fun with those figures.
We were playing AD&D and I picked up Battlesystem to play some big games. They were played on a friend's vinyl tiled basement floor. All the terrain was drawn out with masking tape like a topographical map and a few model train trees. We used the cardboard chits that came with the game, as well as the TWO lead figures. I really fell in love with the lead. I painted up those two figures (a knight and an orc) with my dad's Testors enamel paints, and we hunted down more: the box of halflings, a couple of Grenadier ogres, two generic super-heroes, and the Grenadier "Dragon of the Month" red dragon (or red dragon II?) and some Dark Horse miniatures were some of the first I remember. They were all the local comic book shop had. We cleaned them out & started seeking out more from wherever we could find them. Discovered gaming conventions -- mostly for RPGs -- but ended up playing in a big Chaos Wars game. Thus discovered Ral Partha, played Chaos Wars for a while. In the course of the Quest for Lead a couple of friends and I took a trip to a semi-distant (for a couple of young teens at the time) mall train & model shop where they had some boxed Citadel Regiments of Renown. Half of them were either on clearance or mis-priced. One guy got Skarlock's archers, another got the Skeleton Horde, and me -- flush with the profits of newspaper delivery -- I picked up everything else: Harboths & Ruglud's orcs, Imrick's & Bugman's dwarfs, and the Nightmare legion. One of the other guys (I think Skarlock) also spotted a bigass (compared to the other games) rulebook: Warhammer Fantasy Battles (3rd ed.) and bought it as well. Thus... we were hooked.
At least that's the hasty version. We played some other games, like Battletech & Car Wars, a well. And somewhere in there, I had started picking up White Dwarf alongside Dragon magazine too...
Damn, that's all like a century ago.
At any rate... fun times, and I still have most -- but not all -- of those original halflings. Some were mine, some were given to me by the friend I originally split the pack with. Just a year or two ago I stripped most of them with the intention of repainting. But it was always nagging at me that I was missing a couple of them. So it's good to have the full set again. I'm debating selling/trading off the duplicates, though.