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Post Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 12:07 am 
 

Does anyone know what miniature manufacturer stamped their minis 'Tom'.  I'm trying to figure out who made this giant that I've got.

  

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Post Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 2:04 am 
 

Got a pic? And is 'Tom' the only hallmark? No date, no other words and/or numbers?


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 7:39 am 
 

RalphPartha wrote:Does anyone know what miniature manufacturer stamped their minis 'Tom'.  I'm trying to figure out who made this giant that I've got.


Tom Meier is the only thing I can think of.  He sculpted for Ral Partha and then started his own company.  He didn't sculpt a lot of giants that I know of however.  Here's his miniature company web-site.

https://www.thunderboltmountain.com/index.php


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Post Posted: Wed Mar 31, 2010 8:33 am 
 

I'll try to put up a picture tonight.   All it says is Tom.    No date but it's from the lead era.   It's in the Ral Partha style, long gangly arms and a bulbous nose with size 20 feet but almost everything, if not everything I've seen from them has an indication that it's Ral Partha.   It's more of the Grenadier size about 2 inches high and could be a troll or large ogre.   He's carrying a stone axe.  

I'll check the Thunderbolt website tonight.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:06 pm 
 

Could be Tom Loback of Dragontooth Miniatures.  If you post a pic of the mini, it will be easy to tell.


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 1:16 pm 
 

I still don't know how to post a photo.   I'll have one up later today if my son ever wakes up he'll show me how to do it.

  


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 2:31 pm 
 

Here's a picture of the giant and another that has no stamping at all.

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Post Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 5:05 pm 
 

The giant, if stamped 'Tom' on the base, is a Citadel sculpt:

http://www.collecting-citadel-miniature ... C28-34.jpg

It was also available from Ral Partha as one of two giants from Ral Partha's 01-313 Troll Giant seen here:

http://www.recipesrealm.com/wiki/index. ... 01-313.jpg

Not sure about the other one, though. We'll see if any of my fellow lead junkies can ID this one for you.


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:12 pm 
 

What I wish to know is how you folks take such awesome pictures so close up and that are so clear of those minis.

My attempts at picture taking for minis almost always end up BLURRED as heck.


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:20 pm 
 

Gnat the Beggar wrote:What I wish to know is how you folks take such awesome pictures so close up and that are so clear of those minis.

My attempts at picture taking for minis almost always end up BLURRED as heck.


I don't know how your camera works, but what I do is put my camera on macro mode and max out the optical zoom (not the digital zoom).  Good lighting also helps so the flash doesn't white out the details.  Good luck.


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Post Posted: Sat Apr 03, 2010 11:15 pm 
 

Thanks Tollhouse.  I'll keep that site for reference.

My pictures have nothing to do with any skill from me.  My camera just happened to have a button for close ups.  I just move as close to the mini as the auto focus will let me and take the picture.   Good lighting, like Benjoshua says, really helps.   Especially when the mini is dark because the auto focus on my camera won't let me get as close to the figure.  I also set the flash at the lowest possible setting.

  
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