Update on the AD&D Old School project – some figures

Well the old school project rumbles on this time I have painted some figures. I got these figures from my friend Dave who gave me 3 boxes full of interesting and old figures. Raking around I found some really interesting, and old stuff, all dating from the late 70’s/ early 80’s.

First up, Boris the thief and liar. A Halfling which I have a feeling is a minifigs figure – but I might be wrong. I think he had a sword/knife at some stage, and I might rebuild it (or make it an ice cream cone or something!).He will be with the company during the first dungeon delve, proving there is an ‘I’ in team.

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Next an old Ral Partha cyclops. I stripped Daves old enamel paint and gave it a quick simple paint job. Dave had put a pin into its hand by way of a weapon (this is how it was done way back then!). This came off during the paint stripping and I have replaced it with a club from my Warlord 28mm Plastic Celtic warriors sprues. I’m sure it good have been a better paint job but it will do…….

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Next, the Skeletons. Or skelentons as we used to call them. These are original Valley of the Four Winds figures from 77/78 (it’s on the base). I think because of the large heads/skulls they draw some inspiration from the artist Hieronymus Bosch……….

http://www.hieronymus-bosch.org/the-complete-works.html

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I enjoyed painting these – stripped off Daves paint job, quick undercoat, quick wash and almost done. Nice and easy. I wish I had more – I realise you can still buy some of them on the Minifigs page at Caliver Books at £1.80 a pop – not sure that’s good value for money!!

Strangely when I was young I bought the Valley of the Four Winds board game – until now I hadn’t made the connection to the figure range. Duh! The board game didn’t work and has long since fallen apart/gone in the bin.

Next up I have some Gremlins and some what I think are Goblins (I haven’t managed to trace them yet – they are Ral Partha)

However with the weather improving I think more time might be spent working outside 😦

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