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And now for something completely different (D&D minis) 4 months 1 week ago #1

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So when I was a kid I used to play D&D (the basic and expert rules in the red and blue boxes). I've also played a few games recently with the 5th edition rules, which I really enjoyed. Today I was digging through some old boxes and came across some D&D white metal figures. These must date from the mid to late 1980s. I remember ordering them from a mail order catalog that I suspect I still have. They are very poorly painted (I must have had surplus orange and blue paint!) and quite bashed up so I thought I''d have a go at repainting them. They are presently having a nice bath in some Dettol. Tomorrow I'll clean them up and see what I have. :)





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And now for something completely different (D&D minis) 4 months 1 week ago #2

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Wow, takes one back rather eh?

I think I have posted some of mine here before, became a job not just a hobby once upon a time!

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And now for something completely different (D&D minis) 4 months 5 days ago #3

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shaunfletcher wrote: Wow, takes one back rather eh?


Yeah. Seems like ancient history now. :blink:

The Dettol bath did its thing (mostly). The flesh colour must have been some tenacious enamel. The figures are in pretty good shape over all.



I've now selected four, cleaned them up a bit and primed them ready for painting. I'll start the painting after work this week.

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And now for something completely different (D&D minis) 4 months 5 days ago #4

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Watching this. I’m amazed at some of the work I see when visiting the Warhammer shops for supplies.

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Amateur plastic surgeon!

And now for something completely different (D&D minis) 2 months 4 days ago #5

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Hmmm. I need to practice this. :lol:




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And now for something completely different (D&D minis) 2 months 3 days ago #6

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Pretty solid considering the age of the figures. Espeically the metal and bone is nice.

Tips from an old pro fwi..

More highlights.. edges on leather and cloth need to pop.

The actual sword blades can be brighter/more polished. Id even consider shaving/sanding back the edges to make them look sharp before painting

More colours! the legs on the soldier the cloth parts could be a completely different colour, something snazzy, and some metallic trims would work.
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And now for something completely different (D&D minis) 2 months 3 days ago #7

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Thanks for that. I'll keep working on these. I didn't even notice until these pictures that the fighter has shin guards.

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