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Post Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 12:46 am 
 

A simple question for those who collect those lovable lumps of lead.



More of a survey i guess than a question,  do you collect them in order to paint them (and hence remove them from the blister pack, if included that way) or just to have them (retaining them unpainted in blister if possible)?



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Post Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 11:39 am 
 

Both,



I collect "mint" blisters for my collection, but I also deblister some of my favorites for painting... if it's a double.

I'm not much of a painter, so I have them painted by a professional.

  


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 5:38 pm 
 

Paint them, use them in play, have them get nicked up and broken eventually, then melt them down into green slimes, tranmogrified victims of Juiblex, etc.  :twisted:


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Post Posted: Thu Mar 10, 2005 6:49 pm 
 

Collect them and leave them in the blister/box.  If I want to play them then I get a duplicate.  I never paint them because I'm a terrible painter.  I'd pay someone to paint them if I started playing again.

  

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 4:33 am 
 

I'm a gamer, a (not so bad) painter and a game collectionist. For me, miniatures have been an instrument of play - even if I DO love a special one finished to show.

So, I generally used to buy them to paint and use them during my playsessions.

However, during the years the impulsive buying habit left me with a sizeable amount of bare, primed, half finished figures - as well as a lump of finished ones.

As the years progressed, I have repainted several, especially to try different techniques and materials - and to repair damages done in play.

Oh, and from the previous posts of this thread, maybe I could hire my painting services, too... LMAO
That's an example of what I paint - and play with

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 8:18 am 
 

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Nice.... 8)

Although I do not normally collect minis. I do have about 200 of them, having received them through large lot buys over the years....
A few of those were painted, but none are as nicely done as yours.

Do you have other finished ones that you can show here? If you need some encouragment then I hereby offer mine.... :)


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 9:35 am 
 

Ok, following Aneoth's masochistic fit I'm showing you some more.

8)

Here's Elric and Lawful Foe - Law against Chaos for the Melniboneans around...

http://tinypic.com/2kqa1v
http://tinypic.com/2kqae1

Will you become his NEXT meal?

http://tinypic.com/2kqagx

I'm sure THEY wouldn't...

http://tinypic.com/2kqank

Well, that's all folks! Remember my players confront with these - and others - each week. Oh, and mail me private for the BINs...

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Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 12:11 pm 
 

Thanks for the additional pics.

Of course, I am totally inexperienced in this, so I obviously am no expert....

But, all of them look quite good to me.


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Post Posted: Mon Apr 04, 2005 11:23 pm 
 

On a similar (sp?) topic...

Anyone have the solid gold minis from Grenadier?
Did they even manufacture them?

Maybe the Overlord knows.....


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Post Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:31 pm 
 

jkason wrote:On a similar (sp?) topic...

Anyone have the solid gold minis from Grenadier?
Did they even manufacture them?

Maybe the Overlord knows.....


Just check my avatar...  :wink:

  

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 12:46 pm 
 

Do someone here have a pic of the Boromir figure of the 1985 Grenadier Fellowship of the Ring line?

As I have painted all the others, except Bill, I'd have wanted to post a pic of the Fellowship painted by me.

I have tracked down all the others between my myriad figures, and put them here on my desk, even Bill the Pony, but Boromir escapes my search... the little rascal.

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Post Posted: Tue Apr 05, 2005 11:16 pm 
 

rosenkav wrote:Do someone here have a pic of the Boromir figure of the 1985 Grenadier Fellowship of the Ring line?

As I have painted all the others, except Bill, I'd have wanted to post a pic of the Fellowship painted by me.

I have tracked down all the others between my myriad figures, and put them here on my desk, even Bill the Pony, but Boromir escapes my search... the little rascal.

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Hmmmm...perhaps the mini did get ahold of the Ring


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 1:39 am 
 

There are several folks collecting the rights to various old lines, including Heritage, Minifigs, etc., with the eventual aim to bring them back into print, though in some cases under different names (like the LOTR licensed Heritage figures, etc.).  

If anyone's interested, I can pass along the details of the folks doing this; they've got a Yahoo group or two IIRC....


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:58 am 
 

grodog wrote:There are several folks collecting the rights to various old lines, including Heritage, Minifigs, etc., with the eventual aim to bring them back into print, though in some cases under different names (like the LOTR licensed Heritage figures, etc.).

If anyone's interested, I can pass along the details of the folks doing this; they've got a Yahoo group or two IIRC....


Details please...   :D

  

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 7:03 pm 
 

On the subject of miniatures. Can anyone shed any light on the approximate value of 15mm traveller miniatures. Released in about 1979 by (as was) Citadel and still in the boxes. As I remember there were Aliens/ships crew/adventurers/mariines and possibly one other. Any info would be appreciated.
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Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:31 pm 
 

carl3369 wrote:On the subject of miniatures. Can anyone shed any light on the approximate value of 15mm traveller miniatures. Released in about 1979 by (as was) Citadel and still in the boxes. As I remember there were Aliens/ships crew/adventurers/mariines and possibly one other. Any info would be appreciated.
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Modest value at best, complete boxes go for about $15.00-$20.00


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 10:34 pm 
 

GamersRest[FNG] wrote:A simple question for those who collect those lovable lumps of lead.

More of a survey i guess than a question, do you collect them in order to paint them (and hence remove them from the blister pack, if included that way) or just to have them (retaining them unpainted in blister if possible)?

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I love to collect miniatures and have thousands of them, in the pack, out of the pack, painted and otherwise.  I use them for games like D&D, warhammer etc and just for fun.  My wife paints them for me and herself and is quite an accomplished painter as well.  Check out her website:

Blackmoor Miniatures Home

Everybody have a good day and learn from my mistakes, never toss old miniatures!!


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:08 pm 
 

Blackmoor wrote:[quote="GamersRest[FNG]"]A simple question for those who collect those lovable lumps of lead.

More of a survey i guess than a question, do you collect them in order to paint them (and hence remove them from the blister pack, if included that way) or just to have them (retaining them unpainted in blister if possible)?

~Jeff


I love to collect miniatures and have thousands of them, in the pack, out of the pack, painted and otherwise. I use them for games like D&D, warhammer etc and just for fun. My wife paints them for me and herself and is quite an accomplished painter as well. Check out her website:

Blackmoor Miniatures Home

Everybody have a good day and learn from my mistakes, never toss old miniatures!![/quote]
Holy smokes. Those are absolutely AWESOME! 8O  8O
DUDE, tell your wife for me that her art ROCKS!!!!!!!


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Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:31 pm 
 

Aneoth wrote:
Blackmoor wrote:[quote="GamersRest[FNG]"]A simple question for those who collect those lovable lumps of lead.

More of a survey i guess than a question, do you collect them in order to paint them (and hence remove them from the blister pack, if included that way) or just to have them (retaining them unpainted in blister if possible)?

~Jeff


I love to collect miniatures and have thousands of them, in the pack, out of the pack, painted and otherwise. I use them for games like D&D, warhammer etc and just for fun. My wife paints them for me and herself and is quite an accomplished painter as well. Check out her website:

Blackmoor Miniatures Home

Everybody have a good day and learn from my mistakes, never toss old miniatures!!

Holy smokes. Those are absolutely AWESOME! 8O 8O
DUDE, tell your wife for me that her art ROCKS!!!!!!![/quote]

I second that, damn nice...does she do  commission work?  If not she should.

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Post Posted: Wed Apr 06, 2005 11:50 pm 
 

WOW.   I agree.  Absolutely amazing mini's.

  
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