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Flashback Friday @ 2015/06/26 12:54:07


Post by: Nevelon


Getting the lead out!

Pretty sure it’s mostly real lead in there, these guys should pre-date the great change in the late 80s (or was it early 90s, I forget)


Flashback Friday @ 2015/06/26 14:05:18


Post by: Mid-life Crisis Suit


This is my fave thread on Dakka so I wanted to contribute:

Here are three of some of the first three Termie models Citadel produced circa approx 1986, and a similarly vintage MK6 Marine with some kind of power weapon.

These belong to member Mephistoned - he kindly gave me permission to 'Dettol' them as they were unrecognisably plastered when I found them in his stash.

Unfortunately there are no matching arms sets to be found.

Cheers and thanks for everyone's previous and future photos.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/06/26 14:37:01


Post by: RandyMcStab


Those Termies are great are they valuable? I donated that power axe guy, I think it's a great model.

Nev: the shift to white metal was mid-to-late 90's, MLCS cut out one of the 'WHITE METAL' logos and made an awesome ironic badge for me......


Flashback Friday @ 2015/06/26 15:32:20


Post by: Howard A Treesong


Here's something a bit different. A set of floor plans for Fantasy Roleplay (it's a proper GW product). Also came with a booklet detailing each room and the details for a NPC to appear in each one.





Flashback Friday @ 2015/06/26 16:27:53


Post by: Wyrmalla


 Mid-life Crisis Suit wrote:
This is my fave thread on Dakka so I wanted to contribute:

Here are three of some of the first three Termie models Citadel produced circa approx 1986, and a similarly vintage MK6 Marine with some kind of power weapon.

These belong to member Mephistoned - he kindly gave me permission to 'Dettol' them as they were unrecognisably plastered when I found them in his stash.

Unfortunately there are no matching arms sets to be found.

Cheers and thanks for everyone's previous and future photos.


Did Forgeworld ever release updated versions of the other suits that were released alongside those? The one you pictured went onto become the standard design, but I know that they've been going back to the old 1st ed stuff a lot.



Flashback Friday @ 2015/06/26 16:41:19


Post by: Howard A Treesong


There was a drawing of a modernised version of the first exo-armour terminator with huge shoulders in the FW thread some months back suggesting they are coming at some point.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/06/26 16:42:01


Post by: BrookM


I think the Ultramarines may be getting that pattern of armour, their specific name eludes me at the moment.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/06/26 17:43:57


Post by: Mid-life Crisis Suit


 RandyMcStab wrote:
Those Termies are great are they valuable? I donated that power axe guy, I think it's a great model.


There are a few on Ebay (not) selling for between £10 & £20 in various states. There's a possibility that we do have some arm sets but it's quite hard to spot them under all the layers of paint next to the standard metal Termie bits. Maybe if we can find and strip them Meph will let me sell 'em and invest back into shared hobby stuff??? He is very sentimental about his minis though.

The MK6 marine was yellow and green before I stripped it - so I'm sure there's more than just ex-Ultramarine in its provenance?


Flashback Friday @ 2015/06/26 17:58:38


Post by: Matthew


I found a great deal on a swedish eBay, filled with old school Terminators and Epic 'Nids, but I couldn't buy it... :cringe:


Flashback Friday @ 2015/06/26 19:00:27


Post by: RandyMcStab


 Mid-life Crisis Suit wrote:
 RandyMcStab wrote:
Those Termies are great are they valuable? I donated that power axe guy, I think it's a great model.


There are a few on Ebay (not) selling for between £10 & £20 in various states. There's a possibility that we do have some arm sets but it's quite hard to spot them under all the layers of paint next to the standard metal Termie bits. Maybe if we can find and strip them Meph will let me sell 'em and invest back into shared hobby stuff??? He is very sentimental about his minis though.

The MK6 marine was yellow and green before I stripped it - so I'm sure there's more than just ex-Ultramarine in its provenance?


Yeah I never painted it just owned it for years. I don't think those RT era marines sit all that well alongside the newer stuff.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/06/26 20:04:46


Post by: Inspector #264


I love Friday, always great to see what this thread brings.

When I found out about the old style terminators, I had to get hold of this version:


Love the style, but I won't paint it until I can do a decent job.

One I did paint however is good old 'Captain Crabb' (please fogive his base, I am not sure what I want to do with it yet):



He was an ebay rescue, someone had hacked big holes in his shoulders and filed off the imperial markings. After filling and sorting out the rough edges, he received a new backpack and a pre-heresy World Eaters paintjob.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/06/27 11:46:16


Post by: Ratius


Since we're on an old metal vibe this week, metal Eldar Avatar, circa 1994. He was painted by an old freind of mine around '95. I havent really touched him since



Flashback Friday @ 2015/06/27 12:47:42


Post by: Nevelon


 Ratius wrote:
Since we're on an old metal vibe this week, metal Eldar Avatar, circa 1994. He was painted by an old freind of mine around '95. I havent really touched him since


My old metal avatar is one of the few minis I have an itch to strip and re-paint. He’s sorta OK, but I know I could do a lot better on him, and he’s just asking for advanced techniques, being a walking molten statue. I think he’s held up reasonably well over the years as a sculpt.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/06/27 13:39:55


Post by: Ratius


Yes, I have been tempted to strip this guy too. But theres a big nostalgia value to him and the memories.
Agreed, always thought he was a great sculpt.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/06/27 16:16:27


Post by: Inspector #264


That Avatar is on my buy list, I have always been a fan of the sculpt too.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/07/03 15:28:44


Post by: Ratius


Nothing prepared for today Im afraid so I rooted out this old pic, cant recall if I had it in here before but anyways



Flashback Friday @ 2015/07/10 14:43:54


Post by: Nevelon




While not captain shoulderpads, I do have one of those old terminators. Plus a bunch of other assorted guys. I think I’ve made all the old normal terminators I need from the bits I have. The GKs and inquisitor are low on my to-do list. Deathwing I think were mostly mined for parts, I recall being short of stormbolters and powerfists when putting my squads together.

TGIF everyone!


Flashback Friday @ 2015/07/10 15:40:43


Post by: Ratius


About as thick as one can layer paint on, what on Earth were you at Ratius? circa 1994



I really should strip the poor guy.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/07/10 18:03:06


Post by: Inspector #264


Friday again already? Great news!


From the Dakka (unofficial) Monthly Painting Challenge 4: June 2015: Some Kind Of Monster! thread, comes one of my favourite sculpts, and now that the voting is closed I will post this fella in here:





A classic Screamer Killer!


Flashback Friday @ 2015/07/11 02:36:08


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


Nice! It looks like he's standing on a tiny gaming table.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/07/28 16:04:35


Post by: Nevelon


I know it’s not Friday, but I was waxing nostalgic over in my blog, and realized that I’ve been slacking over here. The topic came up about RTB01 marines lurking around, so I wanted to check how many of mine had survived to the present. The answer, surprisingly, was all of them (some need a little repair, but I’ve still got spare arms and heads to do that)



90 marines. 30 to a box, 3 boxes worth. Present and accounted for. Some are not in workable shape. Hiding in the back is a UM leg/torso, who used to be a PF commander with freehand on his shoulder and a head stolen from the IG box. He was partially dismembered, and never re-done. Also a BA with a flight pack. I was trying to duplicate something from the art, poorly. Gear on a lot of the guys is all over the place as well.

But suprisingly intact and useable for a bunch of ~25-ish year old minis. Some of which just got based yesterday


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/07 23:36:20


Post by: Buttery Commissar


I feel this deserves an honourable mention (or a sad clown noise).

Cleaning a box of packing materials and came across this commemorative item. I don't see them bringing this back, anyway.

ironically no, it does not have airholes.



Part of me wants to start using it to carry my gaming gear in just to give people complexes. Part of me wants to put it back where I found it, which is the bag of bags that end up being used for cat poop.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/08 09:01:52


Post by: Inspector #264


I think you should frame it as some kind of motivational poster.

When you are down, look at it and think 'It could always be worse'.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/08 10:25:51


Post by: Stormwall


 Buttery Commissar wrote:
I feel this deserves an honourable mention (or a sad clown noise).

Cleaning a box of packing materials and came across this commemorative item. I don't see them bringing this back, anyway.

ironically no, it does not have airholes.



Part of me wants to start using it to carry my gaming gear in just to give people complexes. Part of me wants to put it back where I found it, which is the bag of bags that end up being used for cat poop.


You could always do both! (Just be careful about the order.)

This thread really makes me want to find a cheap Rogue Trader box set and paint up some Beakies, buy OOP metals, and get the turret from the original Predator so I can finish one. (Not the first one that was the Dalek/bubble one but, the second metal one that was really round with the lascannons.)

Sadly, I bet that would be super expensive.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/08 15:28:54


Post by: Rayvon


Well its a bit late for Friday but here are my earliest Mantis warriors, I actually commissioned someone to paint those the terminators for me, not sure on the chaps name, but i was only about 13-14 at the time. Below those are parts of my very first space marine RTB01 set, with some newer parts added to the captain more recently, still cant paint for gak though.









Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/08 18:51:44


Post by: Buttery Commissar


 Stormwall wrote:
You could always do both! (Just be careful about the order.)

This thread really makes me want to find a cheap Rogue Trader box set and paint up some Beakies, buy OOP metals, and get the turret from the original Predator so I can finish one. (Not the first one that was the Dalek/bubble one but, the second metal one that was really round with the lascannons.)

Sadly, I bet that would be super expensive.
These are the sorts of things I can find quite easily in the UK (and not for as much money). Older metals here are surprisingly cheap (unless they're things like female space marines). If you genuinely do get the bug for doing it, give me a bell and I'll see what I can find for you.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/09 01:15:31


Post by: Stormwall


 Buttery Commissar wrote:
 Stormwall wrote:
You could always do both! (Just be careful about the order.)

This thread really makes me want to find a cheap Rogue Trader box set and paint up some Beakies, buy OOP metals, and get the turret from the original Predator so I can finish one. (Not the first one that was the Dalek/bubble one but, the second metal one that was really round with the lascannons.)

Sadly, I bet that would be super expensive.
These are the sorts of things I can find quite easily in the UK (and not for as much money). Older metals here are surprisingly cheap (unless they're things like female space marines). If you genuinely do get the bug for doing it, give me a bell and I'll see what I can find for you.


Oh I will take you up on that. I just have to ace this interview that is coming up.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/09 02:40:49


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


You know you have a problem when you hope your interview goes well so you can buy more vintage metal army men!


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/09 03:58:20


Post by: Stormwall


 SlaveToDorkness wrote:
You know you have a problem when you hope your interview goes well so you can buy more vintage metal army men!


Yep!

(Though I was joking around for the main part, as moving into your own place sorts out your funds for you for quite a while.)


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/10 13:14:40


Post by: RandyMcStab


Sorry for the lack of Friday but I just thought this guy would look nice on here before he vanishes into the ether (on Ebay)..



Rawrg...many great times were had stamping this guy around..I loved his playsheet which was almost a mini game in itself, overcharging shield and moving garrison troopers around.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/10 13:45:19


Post by: Buttery Commissar


Ooh wow! Please let us know if that does materialise on eBay! A friend badly wants me to upscale one, and I need one to look at first.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/10 14:40:40


Post by: RandyMcStab


Shameless plug:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/181827833099?ssPageName=STRK:MESELX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1586.l2649

There are several others too for associated stuff.



Here's the playsheets, look at all the locations and gubbins you can power up or overcharge, I used to love playing this game, pity EPIC was so shockingly unbalanced. But it's a nice demonstration of how they used to not be afraid of detail and complication...


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/10 16:54:58


Post by: Inspector #264




Love the look of that, could you tell me how tall it is?

(Good luck with the sale btw)


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/14 06:23:47


Post by: Inspector #264


Well it's Friday! That means it is almost the weekend, and time to post up some cool old models.

Since the voting for the unofficial painting challenge has closed, I feel I can share these guys today:



(Advanced) Space Crusade has some great sculpts!


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/14 16:07:39


Post by: Ratius


I actually really dig the Sergeant, the other two not so much.

Had to go into the archive for this one.
Various levels of oldschool crazy:




Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/14 19:25:23


Post by: Inspector #264


Now that's an alien swarm, so full of classic goodness!

 Ratius wrote:
I actually really dig the Sergeant, the other two not so much.


Oh please don't think I was being sarcastic, I really do like those sculpts, thats one of the reasons I finished painting them.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/14 20:18:41


Post by: Mymearan


Oh man that Carnifex, or I should say Screamer-Killer... One of GWs best sculpts ever. So iconic and menacing it's crazy.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/14 20:23:20


Post by: Stormwall


After some friendly banter between Pol and myself, I decided to stop being such a naughty dakkanaut and assemble a razorback that Gitsplitta kindly sent me. I have been so busy/swamped for a long time now, and nervous to create it.

I hope I did an okay job with it, and I hope it qualifies enough to go in this thread. Now I just need to figure out what colors to spray first, red or white. I think I should prime it black, then spray red, then on the masked areas spray white after masking off the red. Any tips?

What do you think of it so far? I'm mainly posting this to get an idea of what to paint where. I'm thinking the flat hatches will be white, with one of them having a chapter symbol. Same with the side doors and the turret. The rest would be red. I also want to put the whirlwind eagles on the doors, I know it's not a whirlwind but, it's probably my favorite Imperium Iconography. Lastly, I think I will try for a hazard stripe or this on the bumper unless there are other cool patterns from the era I could put on it?

Thoughts?




Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/14 20:44:13


Post by: kronk


Nice! What chapter?


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/14 21:16:43


Post by: Stormwall


 kronk wrote:
Nice! What chapter?


The Sons of Orar! I like to think of them as "cool," UM successors. Tyranid hating, red Ultramarine successors who wear beakie armor! (Though, that was their original interpretation from 'Eavy Metal.) The new direction is becoming more smurfy each day.

Spoiler:


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/14 21:44:58


Post by: Ratius


Oh man that Carnifex, or I should say Screamer-Killer... One of GWs best sculpts ever. So iconic and menacing it's crazy.


No truer sentiment was ever spoken, even its slit eyes looked baddass. No idea, why they just didnt scale it up for 3rd ed +



The new one fits the new aesthetic for sure. But........but.......



The Sons of Orar! I like to think of them as "cool," UM successors.


Definitely red overall then with with white door hatches and turret


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/14 21:45:25


Post by: Stormwall


 Ratius wrote:
Oh man that Carnifex, or I should say Screamer-Killer... One of GWs best sculpts ever. So iconic and menacing it's crazy.


No truer sentiment was ever spoken, even its slit eyes looked baddass. No idea, why they just didnt scale it up for 3rd ed +



The new one fits the new aesthetic for sure. But........but.......



The Sons of Orar! I like to think of them as "cool," UM successors.


Definitely red overall then with with white door hatches and turret


Agreed on the upscaling. I am going to take a Maelstrom Edge Angel and make one.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/14 21:48:19


Post by: Inspector #264


It's a favourite of mine too, I must admit.

 Mymearan wrote:
Oh man that Carnifex, or I should say Screamer-Killer... One of GWs best sculpts ever. So iconic and menacing it's crazy.


Not sure if you saw it, but I posted mine on the previous page:
Spoiler:





Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/14 21:49:42


Post by: Ratius


Very clean style #264
Custom base fitting?


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/14 21:59:25


Post by: Azreal13


 RandyMcStab wrote:
Sorry for the lack of Friday but I just thought this guy would look nice on here before he vanishes into the ether (on Ebay)..



Rawrg...many great times were had stamping this guy around..I loved his playsheet which was almost a mini game in itself, overcharging shield and moving garrison troopers around.


That bastard fether can fething feth off!

I guess the first inkling I ever got that GW games weren't perfectly engineered paragons of balance was when I couldn't take my buddy's Imperator out with my Nids, even when list tailoring and using proxies.

Couldn't out shoot the bugger, and couldn't assault because he already put something nails in the legs to defend it, which with the bomuses they got made it nigh indestructible for 18 YO me.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/14 22:07:18


Post by: Buttery Commissar


[Jazzhands]


Just because it's Friday doesn't mean you can get away with informal dresscode.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/14 22:14:53


Post by: Inspector #264


 Ratius wrote:
Very clean style #264
Custom base fitting?


Yes it is one of my experiments with my 3D printer, originally supposed to be an ice style base, but it ended up being used for the Killer and became purple goo and lime green floory-stuff.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/14 23:19:02


Post by: Ratius


Couldn't out shoot the bugger, and couldn't assault because he already put something nails in the legs to defend it, which with the bomuses they got made it nigh indestructible for 18 YO me.


Epic?
Nids had Hierophants, Hierodules, Dommies, Harridans and massed Carni Broods surely?


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/15 02:19:15


Post by: toasteroven


 Buttery Commissar wrote:
[Jazzhands]


Just because it's Friday doesn't mean you can get away with informal dresscode.


Classy.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/21 13:11:35


Post by: Nevelon


Flashback Friday, or current projects from my workbench? Why can’t it be both!


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/21 17:38:40


Post by: Howard A Treesong


Here's a painting guide - old style!

















Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/21 17:49:23


Post by: H.B.M.C.


I remember the days when the main four were the Ultras, BA's, Wolves and Sallies. Not sure why the Dark Angels took over in 2nd Ed...


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/21 18:26:43


Post by: Nevelon


Love that little book. I still reference it from time to time. Lots of little tidbits scattered throughout it.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/21 18:44:46


Post by: BrookM


Weren't the Dark Angels still black back then?


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/21 18:47:34


Post by: Stormwall


Where were the sons of dorn in all this? I know the Crimson Fists and Imperial Fists were different back then but, it'd be nice to see the IF markings.

I guess they (painting guides for them,) don't exist though.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/21 18:59:15


Post by: kronk


 Howard A Treesong wrote:
Here's a painting guide - old style!




USE ONLY PRIMARY COLORS!!!eleven!!1!!

Pretty trippy. Thanks for that!


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/21 19:18:19


Post by: Nevelon


The painting guide came with the space marine paint set. There were 9? paints in it, so obviously they couldn’t do every chapter.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/21 19:25:06


Post by: Relapse


 RandyMcStab wrote:
Sorry for the lack of Friday but I just thought this guy would look nice on here before he vanishes into the ether (on Ebay)..



Rawrg...many great times were had stamping this guy around..I loved his playsheet which was almost a mini game in itself, overcharging shield and moving garrison troopers around.


Ah, yes. I have three of those I need to assemble to accompany my beetle style Titans for a huge ass Epic battle.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/21 20:46:34


Post by: Howard A Treesong


My pictures are of much higher quality but after going through Dakka gallery uploading they barely seem legible.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/21 22:03:55


Post by: larva_uk


My Frostgrave rulebook arrived. So this guy is coming out of retirement. By rights I should repaint him - I improved somewhat over the past 25 years - but nostalgia says just tidy up the chips and leave him as is. Pity I don't have the one with a machine gun for his apprentice.



Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/21 22:11:38


Post by: Shadow Captain Edithae


Chainsaws and hand grenades...is that a thing in Frostgrave?


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/21 22:27:14


Post by: larva_uk


Enchanters have the grenade spell
And a chainsaw in a band of medieval mercenaries is a very magic sword.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/22 10:27:14


Post by: Ratius


Wow, the old Space Marine paint guide. Now, thats a flashback!


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/22 12:30:18


Post by: Nevelon


 Ratius wrote:
Wow, the old Space Marine paint guide. Now, thats a flashback!


Flashback? I’m still using the paints it came with!


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/24 09:50:19


Post by: Skinnereal


 H.B.M.C. wrote:
....Not sure why the Dark Angels took over in 2nd Ed...
I guess it was Deathwing, and probably the Space Hulk expansion.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/29 05:20:54


Post by: Nodri


I just finished moving and found this little guy tucked in the bottom of my Shameful Trunk of Unpainted Stuff. It hasn't been opened in ages and I figured this thread would be the perfect place to do an unboxing of some old minis.



This is the first layer. There are three Ral Partha TSR Rogues from 1988. I have no idea about the soldier, goblin, and treant. Any help would be appreciated.



Here's some closeups:
Spoiler:


Ral Partha TSR Rogues from 1988



The base is stamped 1987 Grenadier and it looks like EA38 or maybe FR38 (or some combo thereof). I have no idea what the other mark is.



This goblin is devoid of any markings that I can find. I think he's a standard bearer that's missing a shield and mount.


This treant is my favorite. The bottom says: Mith(??) M187 @CTubb 91 and it looks like there's another tiny mark in the bottom left that I can't make out.






And now for the fun stuff!



Spoilered for dramatic tension and pic heaviness.
Spoiler:


Complete Skulz Admech Set (click for larger gallery image)




Magos with Familiar



Engineer (1 of 4)



Engineer (2 of 4)



Engineer (3 of 4)



Engineer (4 of 4)



Servitor (1 of 2)



Servitor (2 of 2)



Artisan




These models may get painted someday, but for now they're going back into the Shameful Trunk of Unpainted Stuff.

Thanks for creating this thread. Old stuff is the best stuff IMO.



Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/29 05:49:29


Post by: H.B.M.C.


I wrote rules for the Dark Heresy supplement The Lathe Worlds for a bunch of things in that Skullz Ad-Mech unit.

The two Servitors became Spatha-Pattern Combat Servitors (with either Power Gauntlet or Eletro-Claw, just like on the minis). The thing on the Artisan's wrist became the Arc-Welder. The claw the Magos has became the Servo-Claw, and his staff the Omnissian Rod.

And yes, I do have that set. They're some of my fav miniatures.





Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/29 06:29:49


Post by: Vilegrimm


This is the first layer. There are three Ral Partha TSR Rogues from 1988. I have no idea about the soldier, goblin, and treant. Any help would be appreciated.


The goblin is a GW Hobgoblin Wolf Rider Standard Bearer, from the Chaos Dwarf army.

-Vilegrimm


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/29 07:54:21


Post by: hungryp


The Treant is an Ent from an old Mithril Minis LotR line.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/08/29 09:07:41


Post by: Ratius


That Admech stuff. What a find


Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/04 15:08:07


Post by: Silent Puffin?


I found some of my original Undead while raking about in my garage. They were my very first undead army and I started collecting them when I was in primary school. Their painting can only be called 'interesting' so I decided to repaint them and run them in my Club's Mordheim campaign using a warband list that I wrote myself link.
They haven't seen the table yet but hopefully they can shamble forward on Sunday.
Wights


Ancient Skellies, shame they are mostly in heavy armour and wielding great weapons, not the best equipment for Mordheim

Zombies, from GW's huge hands phase.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/04 18:34:50


Post by: Ratius


Sweet!


Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/05 08:33:41


Post by: Inspector #264


Loving those undead minis, got any pictures of the old paint jobs to share?

I need to take some photos for next Friday, have a few things to contribute.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/05 08:45:12


Post by: Silent Puffin?


 Inspector #264 wrote:
Loving those undead minis, got any pictures of the old paint jobs to share?


No, they weren't even undercoated and they heavily featured yellow so its probably for the best


Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/05 12:10:32


Post by: Nevelon


Nice undead. Seeing the wight reminded me that I missed mine when I did my undead photo shoot. Never did like his huge axe, seemed a little over the top, even for GW.



Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/06 01:39:48


Post by: Kojiro


In case anyone wants them, the old WD Baneblade plans can be found here.
I'll also share what's on my list to add to my army:

The entire army is from 1990 or earlier, except the Commander who is from 1991 (Games Day 1991). Links in the sig (and one pic here )

Oh and if anyone is interested in old Epic/Space Marine books...this may interest you.
My old Epic army, a direct copy of my old 40K Ultramarine Army (including the conversions!)

Some Epic stuff I still have lying around. If anyone wants to obtain it, let me know:

Hope that's flashbacky enough!


Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/06 14:34:16


Post by: Inspector #264


Kojiro wrote:Hope that's flashbacky enough!


I think they count yes. Great stuff!

Also, thank you for those links, most interesting.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/11 15:58:22


Post by: Nevelon


Us old timers might occasionally talk about putting an old, metal dread in a sock and beating people to death. We are just kidding, of course. If we really wanted you dead, we’d use an old, metal stegedon.



(not my model, but it lives in my basement.)

It’s big, mostly solid, and covered with spikes. Plus shrapnel skinks as a bonus. If there is a mini I’d less want to be thrown at me in anger, I can’t think of it.

Before they went all plastic and floaty disk, slann mage-priests were lugged around on the shoulders of their temple guard. Take a moment to consider how that goes together, and reflect on the laws of physics. If you are swearing right now, you might have played lizardmen back then. I can’t remember anyone enjoying putting one together, and the howls of agony if one broke during a game could wake the dead. In theory you could get the base to line up nice so you could rank him up in a unit, but I don’t think I ever saw one outside a WD built that neatly.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/11 16:48:36


Post by: Howard A Treesong


I modelled my slann Mage onto a single 50mm base, fits into a Saurus regiment just fine then


Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/11 17:55:26


Post by: Ratius


If there is a mini I’d less want to be thrown at me in anger, I can’t think of it.


Haha Nev, qft.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/11 18:02:05


Post by: filbert


Amazingly enough, I took possession of a Lizardmen army I bought off Ebay this week that included both those models (and more besides) so I had the joy of regluing them together again.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/12 02:18:37


Post by: Stormwall


We have a guy at our FLGS who has a metal dread scar on the back of his head. He got in a fender bender years ago, it flew out of the back seat, grazing the top of his head, his gauntlet and a portion of his upper body hitting him, and it kept going past, busting out the windshield and flying roughly twenty feet on the pavement.

He was absolutely fine, and the officer found him still holding a small nickel sized chunk of the guys head in his hands. I'll have to take a picture of his scar for the laughs sometimes and post it up.

Regardless, this proves that only in death does duty end...


Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/12 07:33:42


Post by: Talys


 Stormwall wrote:
We have a guy at our FLGS who has a metal dread scar on the back of his head. He got in a fender bender years ago, it flew out of the back seat, grazing the top of his head, his gauntlet and a portion of his upper body hitting him, and it kept going past, busting out the windshield and flying roughly twenty feet on the pavement.

He was absolutely fine, and the officer found him still holding a small nickel sized chunk of the guys head in his hands. I'll have to take a picture of his scar for the laughs sometimes and post it up.

Regardless, this proves that only in death does duty end...


Ouch. That could have ended pretty badly :X

Good thing he rolled a glance and not a penetrate!


Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/12 10:14:11


Post by: Ratius


Regardless, this proves that only in death does duty end...


Brilliant.

Or that mass + velocity = pain.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/12 10:29:56


Post by: RandyMcStab


 Talys wrote:

Ouch. That could have ended pretty badly :X

Good thing he rolled a glance and not a penetrate!

LoL. Yep I've one of those Dreads and they are really dangerous. I've not built a Slann lord but I have the emotional scars that come from building a metal Thunderfire......

Oh and Kojiro those EPIC Marines are off the hook.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/12 11:56:29


Post by: MeanGreenStompa


3 penitent engines...



Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/12 13:14:09


Post by: Nevelon


 MeanGreenStompa wrote:
3 penitent engines...



Most of the SoB range needs to be moved to plastic for cost/updated looks/etc. The penitent engines need to because of physics. Those things could probably be used in the finals for an engineering course.

a- Given the mass of the body, calculate the forces on the leg joins.
b- Superglue can take xx amount of stress before failing, can it support this model?


Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/12 17:29:22


Post by: Inspector #264


 Nevelon wrote:
 MeanGreenStompa wrote:
3 penitent engines...



Most of the SoB range needs to be moved to plastic for cost/updated looks/etc. The penitent engines need to because of physics. Those things could probably be used in the finals for an engineering course.

a- Given the mass of the body, calculate the forces on the leg joins.
b- Superglue can take xx amount of stress before failing, can it support this model?


I have one of these sitting in the to-do pile, many thanks for the warnings. Now to demote it to the back of the que.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/13 01:47:54


Post by: Tannhauser42


 Stormwall wrote:
We have a guy at our FLGS who has a metal dread scar on the back of his head. He got in a fender bender years ago, it flew out of the back seat, grazing the top of his head, his gauntlet and a portion of his upper body hitting him, and it kept going past, busting out the windshield and flying roughly twenty feet on the pavement.

He was absolutely fine, and the officer found him still holding a small nickel sized chunk of the guys head in his hands. I'll have to take a picture of his scar for the laughs sometimes and post it up.

Regardless, this proves that only in death does duty end...


But...what happened to the dread? Was it ok? Don't leave us in suspense!


Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/13 19:53:58


Post by: Stormwall


 Tannhauser42 wrote:
 Stormwall wrote:
We have a guy at our FLGS who has a metal dread scar on the back of his head. He got in a fender bender years ago, it flew out of the back seat, grazing the top of his head, his gauntlet and a portion of his upper body hitting him, and it kept going past, busting out the windshield and flying roughly twenty feet on the pavement.

He was absolutely fine, and the officer found him still holding a small nickel sized chunk of the guys head in his hands. I'll have to take a picture of his scar for the laughs sometimes and post it up.

Regardless, this proves that only in death does duty end...


But...what happened to the dread? Was it ok? Don't leave us in suspense!


Psst, I wasn't writing about the guy who got hit. He was almost knocked out. He was absolutely fine, and the officer found him still holding a small nickel sized chunk of the guys head in his hands.

I was writing about the dread. He smashed the pavement and all, and was fine. He was sold two years later to someone making an oop army.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/18 11:57:57


Post by: Nevelon


Tomorrow is International Talk Like a Pirate day. For the occasion, I thought I’d dredge up some scurvy dogs from the hold and post them here.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/18 12:12:48


Post by: Ratius




Yarrrrrrrrr Matey, Oomies Ahoy!!!!!


Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/18 12:35:02


Post by: Howard A Treesong


My pirates, in my gallery with other Dogs of War.



Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/18 12:41:56


Post by: Ratius


Keep em coming


Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/25 12:46:22


Post by: Nevelon


I was digging through some old files and found the old web page I made for my army. My note at the bottom of the page said it was last updated 5/15/00. I wonder if I still have those 3rd ed stat cards I made kicking around somewhere. So this week is not just me taking new pictures of old stuff, but actually dusting off 15+ year old photos. “Dusting off” in the sense of digital archeology, sifting through the backup drive from 3ish computers ago. I have no idea what camera I was using back then, but my marines are not that purple looking. There is a reason “get better at photography” is on my New Year’s resolution list every year. Looking at these old pics, I’m actually improving.

So without further ado, a 3rd edition space marine collection, circa 3rd edition.







Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/25 23:58:40


Post by: Kojiro


Every time I see stuff from you Nevelon, I have to resist the urge to send you a PM asking how much you'd sell certain bits for.. I do so love the old stuff. Much jelly.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/26 12:11:12


Post by: Nevelon


 Kojiro wrote:
Every time I see stuff from you Nevelon, I have to resist the urge to send you a PM asking how much you'd sell certain bits for.. I do so love the old stuff. Much jelly.


Odds of me selling painted stuff is very low. There are times I consider thinning out my collection, especially the unpainted stuff, but the idea of packing things up carefully and dealing with shipping always stops me. That and fairly pricing stuff. No idea where to start.

And my packrat nature tells me I may want something someday, so horde everything.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/09/27 00:28:48


Post by: Kojiro


I wouldn't want painted stuff. I've just seen occasionally you've posted some 'to do' gear and I've thought 'that would fit into my army here....' You avatar for example is one of my favorite models. I love all the 'command' models with the sculpted rank badges. Really wish they'd never done away with them.

Which reminds me, I really should finish that stuff off....


Flashback Friday @ 2015/10/02 09:50:03


Post by: Ratius


Some strnage old stuff I found under a bed



I've actually repainted the banshees and Asurman. The Tallarns arent actually mine
The tub contained warp spiders nad hawks which also got redone.



Flashback Friday @ 2015/10/02 10:04:49


Post by: Alpharius


Er...'nad hawks'?!?


Flashback Friday @ 2015/10/02 10:07:48


Post by: Ratius


Haha, *and* Hawks.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/10/02 12:01:32


Post by: Silent Puffin?


 Ratius wrote:
Some strnage old stuff I found under A bed



Whose?

Are you some kind of evil miniature fairy?


Flashback Friday @ 2015/10/02 12:02:25


Post by: Alpharius


 Silent Puffin? wrote:
 Ratius wrote:
Some strnage old stuff I found under A bed



Whose?

Are you some kind of evil miniature fairy?


I think you've stumbled upon the truth here - he's a...

...Nad Hawk!


Flashback Friday @ 2015/10/03 20:47:36


Post by: Raven911


Gotta watch out for those Nad Hawks. They're the worst lol


Flashback Friday @ 2015/10/09 17:08:24


Post by: Ratius


My old Eldar army circa 2010. The green bases, I know, I know.....



Flashback Friday @ 2015/10/09 17:21:46


Post by: Nevelon


About a decade and change late from when the old goblin green base was in vogue.

Nice looking Eldar though!


Flashback Friday @ 2015/10/09 17:43:41


Post by: jgemrich


an old Jes Goodwin Ogre.



Flashback Friday @ 2015/10/11 22:20:41


Post by: Peter Wiggin


 Cave_Dweller wrote:
What a great collection of classic stuff! Those old heroquest modules look interesting, wonder what they go for on eBay?


They go for around $300. The old HQ boxed set goes for $450 on amazon.

My mom threw mine out when I was a teenager. Dragonstrike too. Arrrrgh.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/10/16 21:57:23


Post by: Ratius


Speaking of which.....(played a few games this week)







Flashback Friday @ 2015/10/30 14:05:15


Post by: Warboss Gobslag



As I was cleaning up the attic, found a box of these guys.



Now I am thinking about stripping them down and restarting a Genestealer cult army.


Flashback Friday @ 2015/10/30 16:27:49


Post by: nareik


Cool!

If you choose to use imperial guard rules for your cult, I think hybrids could make good vox caster stand ins, representing their ability to tap into the cult's brood telepathy!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/08 13:18:04


Post by: zedmeister


It's Friday. It's a new year. We're long overdue for a Friday Flashback! Time for a Specialist Games, er, Special! (It's not a Necro. Honest! It's relevant)

As 2016 will be the year where Specialist Games make their long overdue and welcome return (Blood Bowl and, I'm quietly hoping, Adeptus Titanicus), here's a few of my old Epic miniatures - painted about 8 years ago (blimey!) and much older than that:


Lucius Pattern Warlord


Titan Battle Group

Bring out your Specialist Games photos. Do us proud.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/08 15:10:05


Post by: MrFlutterPie


 zedmeister wrote:
It's Friday. It's a new year. We're long overdue for a Friday Flashback! Time for a Specialist Games, er, Special! (It's not a Necro. Honest! It's relevant)

As 2016 will be the year where Specialist Games make their long overdue and welcome return (Blood Bowl and, I'm quietly hoping, Adeptus Titanicus), here's a few of my old Epic miniatures - painted about 8 years ago (blimey!) and much older than that:


Lucius Pattern Warlord

Bring out your Specialist Games photos. Do us proud.


I love this look for the Warlord and I wish Forgeworld copied it for the full sized version. Not a fan of the new design.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/08 15:33:35


Post by: Alpharius


While I hate that version of the Battletechy Warlord and I'm very happy they went 'retro' - even though I'll certainly never buy one for 40K!

I just hope they keep that 'retro vibe' going for the re-launch of EPIC too!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/08 16:57:20


Post by: Ratius


Ooo the old Warhound was very goofy!

Happy Flashback Friday!



Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/08 21:24:32


Post by: Reaver83


I remember being ten and getting space fleet for xmas, painted the models with humbrol enamel paints (badly)


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/08 21:39:53


Post by: zedmeister


Since we've got the Naval theme:



Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/09 02:50:25


Post by: Kojiro


 Ratius wrote:
Ooo the old Warhound was very goofy!

Happy Flashback Friday!


If you've still got all of that and can scan it, I'd be interested in making it a Tabletop Simulator mod.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/09 02:54:04


Post by: Nostromodamus


I can remember when a lot of this stuff was new.

Now I feel old.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/09 03:01:10


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


Right there with you Alex... Sigh

Of course that just means we had more time with an actual good GW!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/09 03:04:16


Post by: Nostromodamus


 SlaveToDorkness wrote:
Right there with you Alex... Sigh

Of course that just means we had more time with an actual good GW!


This is true!

I kinda hoped Mantic would resurrect the good old days, but, well...ahem...

Kinda wish I had all my old stuff to show here, but I had to sell it all in the move to the US.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/09 18:35:19


Post by: Taaloc


 Alex C wrote:
I can remember when a lot of this stuff was new.

Now I feel old.


No shame though- when I see this stuff it still evokes how cool it all felt at the time.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/09 20:06:39


Post by: Ratius


I can remember when a lot of this stuff was new.

Now I feel old.



No shame though- when I see this stuff it still evokes how cool it all felt at the time.


I used to be with it, but then they changed what it was. Now what I'm with isn't it, and what's it seems weeeeird and scary to me.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/09 22:29:38


Post by: AegisGrimm


Good god that Simpsons quote was never more true than for this 20-year GW collector.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/09 22:53:43


Post by: Stormwall


I hope you can settle for a measely LR. Not done the base yet.

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Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/13 13:00:32


Post by: mockingbirduk


Oh man, I have a drawer full of those epic LRs somewhere, from back in the confusingly named "Space Marine" set.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/15 14:13:34


Post by: Nevelon


TGIF!

While it strikes me as a bit off to be posting 3rd ed stuff in a flashback thread (new sculpts to me!) I had snapped a shot of my stormtroopers for another thread. Thought I’d share them here:


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/15 14:41:52


Post by: zedmeister


Aye, then you realise they are probably over 15 years old!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/15 14:50:38


Post by: Nevelon


 zedmeister wrote:
Aye, then you realise they are probably over 15 years old!


Hush you. The ‘90s weren’t that long ago. Wait, what year is it? 2016!? Lies!

<grumbles and wanders off to find his rocking chair>


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/15 15:33:55


Post by: Skinnereal


"Um... Can someone remind me the way to my rocking chair?"

Despite being offline between RT and 5th ed, I ended up with a couple of those storm-troopers in a batch of IGs.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/15 17:00:50


Post by: Ratius


Todays Flashback Friday is dedicated to a fallen Brother

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/676444.page



We comend thy soul to the Emperor.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/15 20:28:09


Post by: zedmeister


 Ratius wrote:
Todays Flashback Friday is dedicated to a fallen Brother

http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/676444.page



We comend thy soul to the Emperor.


RIP Ulrik the Slayer. 1992-2006. First appeared in White Dwarf 156 and he was an astounding modern and detailed sculpt when I first saw him.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/16 10:30:07


Post by: Rayvon


One of thr first wolves to turn my head !


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/22 16:38:28


Post by: Ratius


Happy Friday!
Nothing hugely exciting for today but a few old 2nd and 4th ed Nid sculpts.
Just, ya know, hangin' out, havin' the chatz




Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/22 17:18:18


Post by: Nevelon


Scale creep? I think that’s a myth...



On an unrelated, but still older then dirt, note: Some Ogres


(I’m going to have to dig around and take some new pics, I’ve already shared most of the odds and ends in my gallery in this thread)


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/22 19:34:36


Post by: Briancj


I'm jealous of your Ogres.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/22 19:38:52


Post by: Nevelon


 Briancj wrote:
I'm jealous of your Ogres.


They are just the tip of the iceberg:


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/22 20:53:48


Post by: the_Armyman


Are we permitted to post 3rd Edition stuff as long as it OOP, or is that not Oldhammer enough?


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/22 20:55:18


Post by: Ratius


Our only rule here Brother is: Oldschool is Oldscool.
Post away.....


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/22 20:57:55


Post by: Nevelon


3rd ed is older then some of the people posting these days, should qualify.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/22 23:42:17


Post by: Briancj


Starting a Necromunda campaign, gives me a chance to use tons of OLD SKOOL.



Goold ole' Uriah, and a pair of Deacons.



A Sister, a Brother, and a Zealot.



And a pack of Novices.



Enjoy!




Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/23 00:43:32


Post by: the_Armyman


Piggybacking on Nevelon's 3E Stormies:





I painted these up for the Heroes of Armageddon Charity Project. I love these sculpts. IMO, they're perfect examples of what a non-regiment specific, Elite IG unit should look like.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/29 14:33:29


Post by: Nevelon


It’s never too late for a lick of paint.



He might have shown up in this thread before, I know I’ve got an old pic of him in my gallery to prove old marine ranks. But I wanted to paint something to compare how I’ve progressed over the years. While it’s easy to put a new mini next to an old one (like my terminator captains a few posts up) how much of that is the newer sculpts, and how much is painting skill improvements? So I’m doing up the good lieutenant to compare to my old lieutenant commander:


While I’m at it, I think I’m going to try to freehand the old RT captain heraldry on his shoulder. Work up some fluff to how he received a battlefield promotion to replace the fallen captain, and just had time to swap shoulderpads, and not update all his rank insignia.



Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/29 16:13:15


Post by: H.B.M.C.


Ah... the days when "Oven Mitt" meant "Techmarine".


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/29 16:14:29


Post by: Warhams-77


I love this thread. Reading one of the old 1988 WD issues I saw an artwork that made me stop and looking at it for a while. What is that, a Stormtalon with mechanical arms ripping apart a GW store and a surprised Space Marine with a flashlight in front of it? The pic in style of the old White Dwarf loves Ronald Reagan illustration, MAD magazine meets 80s GW, I kind of like it .

Southampton GW ad in White Dwarf



Stormtalon resemblance (front, wings, missile laucher, cockpit)





Well where is the arms upgrade for the Talon, GW?





Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/29 17:50:26


Post by: nareik


It seems they come out of the turbines?!

Either that or it is a chaos stormtalon that is on its way slowly morphing into a heldrake!

Yes, that's it. This is a Heldrake caught mid-evolution!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/29 18:03:28


Post by: Warhams-77


Or an Heldrake The early Baleflamer is there too


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/30 15:07:49


Post by: Dreadclaw69


 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Ah... the days when "Oven Mitt" meant "Techmarine".

And the strange, withered hands on their shoulder pads


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/30 18:03:27


Post by: MrFlutterPie




Is this marine moving his left fist back and forth in short sudden moments as a means to taunt his opponent by implying that he is a dishonorable wan...


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/30 18:07:56


Post by: Nevelon


 MrFlutterPie wrote:


Is this marine moving his left fist back and forth in short sudden moments as a means to taunt his opponent by implying that he is a dishonorable wan...


There are a lot of things that could be going on there. It could be a fist-pump of victory, he could be getting ready to punch someone. Or it might be an obscene gesture. I’ll leave it to viewer to decide.

But we’re Ultramarines here, so you should probably get your mind out of the gutter.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/30 20:11:04


Post by: Alex Kolodotschko


So last night to celebrate flashback Friday my mate and I broke out the Advanced Heroquest. We ran as a pair of wizards, jade and bright and had a bit of a showdown with some vile rat men, they'd killed everyone, using the solo play rules. Bit of a challenge to say the least.
We also drank espresso martinis until we couldn't feel feelings.
Awesome stuff.

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Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/30 21:24:24


Post by: Llamahead


Forgot to show off these here. This caused me to spend £130 in a charity shop!





Got them last spring. Greatly enjoying painting them........


Flashback Friday @ 2016/01/30 22:42:56


Post by: Briancj


A Vincent Black Shadow!!!!!!!!11eleventy-one

*breathes into a paper sack*


Flashback Friday @ 2016/02/09 10:30:57


Post by: chromedog


 Llamahead wrote:




Got them last spring. Greatly enjoying painting them........


3rd row, leftmost model is an old Ion Age figure (not 40k or GW) but a good haul otherwise.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/02/12 15:35:15


Post by: Nevelon


Along the back of my workbench there are boxes. Old, forgotten, dusty boxes full of abandoned projects and shattered dreams. Plus lead. Let’s take a peak inside:



5th ed Bretonians,
siege gear
Some grenadear lead
squats
WE dryads
Dogs of War
Old chaos warriors.

TGIF everyone!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/02/12 15:37:17


Post by: Skinnereal


I glanced at the pic, skimmed though the list, and then had to double-take.
You brought us 'Spot the Squat'!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/02/12 16:55:38


Post by: Ratius


We also drank espresso martinis until we couldn't feel feelings.



Love it.

Nothing from me this week Im afraid. I'll root something out.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/02/12 21:08:27


Post by: Oguhmek


Ooh, lots of great stuff in this thread!

It is Friday after all, so I'd better contribute. Some Aspect Warriors (still among my all time favorite sculpts) and Marines I painted somewhere around '93-'94, if I'm not mistaken.






Flashback Friday @ 2016/02/12 21:13:48


Post by: Joyboozer


Jes Goodwin Eldar, well painted, marines painted as Ultramarines, goblin green bases! Have an exalt!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/02/13 00:56:08


Post by: H.B.M.C.


Those aren't just Marines painted as Ultramarines. That's the Ultramarine Tactical Squad, just as it was in the box (except the Heavy Bolter, that should be a Missile Launcher IIRC).


Flashback Friday @ 2016/02/13 09:04:23


Post by: Oguhmek


Well spotted, sir.

That is because I wanted two rocket launchers for my Devastator squad, so I did a switch.



Flashback Friday @ 2016/02/13 09:28:51


Post by: H.B.M.C.


Very nice. I got that Devastator Squad as well, and was lucky enough to find a Heavy Plasma Gun Marine in a blister pack, so he got to join the squad whilst the Missile Launcher went elsewhere.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/02/13 10:38:22


Post by: Ratius


Those are very nice for a '94 paintjob!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/02/13 11:04:38


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


God I don't miss trying to figure out which arm paired up with the other to make them actually hold a Bolter in two hands!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/02/13 11:45:16


Post by: Kojiro


I think those style of marines, from that time, will always be the 'real' marines to me.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/02/13 13:00:41


Post by: Nevelon


 SlaveToDorkness wrote:
God I don't miss trying to figure out which arm paired up with the other to make them actually hold a Bolter in two hands!


One thing about the 3rd ed arms: They all had matching unique details. One pair had little vents, another a raised stud and groves, etc. So you could match them even when cut off the sprue.

I learned this after I had assembled all mine, of course.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/02/19 17:36:29


Post by: Ratius


Ha, heres a blast from the past! circa 2010.



Is that us Ratiusss?

It is you hissy.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/02/19 19:26:04


Post by: Nevelon


Ahhh, TGIF. I posted a WIP before, but I finished painting my RT Lt, and thought I’d share you you fine folks in the flashback thread.


(Ok, he’s not quite done. I stupidly forgot to prime his backpack. He’ll get finished once it gets nice enough to drag out the rattle can)

Enjoy your weekends all!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/02/19 23:30:17


Post by: Kojiro


Looking pretty nice there Nev. I have the same model awaiting painting for my BA.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/02/22 12:41:10


Post by: Skinnereal


Same for my Sort-of-Blood-Ravens. I'm not sure I have any old backpacks left.
It's good to have a guide, though.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/03/04 16:27:14


Post by: Ratius


Happy Friday!

Can probably just sneak this guy in under "early" wargaming
Huzzah!



Flashback Friday @ 2016/03/04 20:52:05


Post by: kronk


 Ratius wrote:
Happy Friday!

Can probably just sneak this guy in under "early" wargaming
Huzzah!



I had that game!

I loved that game!






You made walls, and you tried to knock the other guys walls out of the way and land a shot on top of a tiny dot! I was great at that!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/03/04 21:18:04


Post by: Nevelon


I’ve still got my copy on the shelf!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/03/04 23:49:36


Post by: Joyboozer


Was there a version that came without the larger castles? I only remember mine having the smaller tower.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/03/05 01:18:34


Post by: Nevelon


Joyboozer wrote:
Was there a version that came without the larger castles? I only remember mine having the smaller tower.


Yup. The pic looks like a deluxe box. I have all the parts, but in two boxes, one the basic set, the other an outpost box that has the two big buildings,


Flashback Friday @ 2016/03/05 12:24:17


Post by: Ratius


Yeah you could win by landing a projectile on the treasure tile (which was usually buried under a castle) or iirc by knocking over all your opponents men.
I cant recall if it was an auto loss if you ran out of ammo too or if it recycled.

I also had the longship expansion and the secondary castle expansion. Yearned for years for the trojan and giant set though


Flashback Friday @ 2016/03/07 22:06:35


Post by: Raven911


There is a huge set of that locally on CL for sale, around $200 I think. I had the giant and Trojan set. THat was a fun game. I seem to remember a minataur as well...


Flashback Friday @ 2016/03/18 13:01:25


Post by: Nevelon




A dust covered rescue from a friend’s place. Box had been sitting unloved for a couple decades, I was running low on things to build. I now owe him a favor and have a box full of RT/2nd ed stuff to chew through.

TGIF everyone!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/03/20 09:37:59


Post by: alphaecho


I do like this thread.

It has inspired me to dig out a long festering project.

Two White Dwarf freebie bunkers built....



...three to go.





Flashback Friday @ 2016/03/20 13:03:21


Post by: Nostromodamus


Oh I remember those bunkers! Awesome


Flashback Friday @ 2016/03/20 13:54:14


Post by: Oguhmek


Me too! Love them!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/03/21 07:25:07


Post by: H.B.M.C.


 Nevelon wrote:


A dust covered rescue from a friend’s place. Box had been sitting unloved for a couple decades, I was running low on things to build. I now owe him a favor and have a box full of RT/2nd ed stuff to chew through.

TGIF everyone!


What, no close-ups? C'mon man. Show us what you've got!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/03/21 08:39:22


Post by: Stormwall


 H.B.M.C. wrote:
 Nevelon wrote:


A dust covered rescue from a friend’s place. Box had been sitting unloved for a couple decades, I was running low on things to build. I now owe him a favor and have a box full of RT/2nd ed stuff to chew through.

TGIF everyone!


What, no close-ups? C'mon man. Show us what you've got!


Ditto! (Almost posted a Rick and Morty "Show us what you got," gif for this.

It looks like a really interesting haul!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/03/21 14:05:15


Post by: Nevelon


OK, you asked for it!
Marine/Imperial/other half:

Spoiler:







Nids/GSC

Spoiler:











The nid side was very banged up. A number of guys broken off at the ankles, wrists snapped, etc. The warriors in particular took a hit. The marine half was in much better shape, but metal is good like that.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/03/22 00:24:32


Post by: Kojiro


Once again Nevelon I find myself envious of you. I shall have to hit up my old friends and see what they have lying around...


Flashback Friday @ 2016/03/22 07:53:05


Post by: H.B.M.C.


That's some very old stuff there. Original Grey Knights, 1st Edition Librarian, some original Hunter Slayers (even I don't have any of those), Old Skool Hybrids and some Genestealer Familiars, an original Mega-Armoured Nob, and 3 original Biovores (very jealous - I've not liked a single Biovore kit since that one, and I never got any...).


Flashback Friday @ 2016/03/22 12:18:43


Post by: bbb


Zoats... oh how I've wanted some ever since buying the 2nd edition boxed set and not knowing what that thing was for YEARS.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/03/30 02:32:15


Post by: AndrewC


I never normally get to post in this but here goes;

And once I figure out how much it will cost in postage, it will be probably be going on ebay.

Cheers

Andrew

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Flashback Friday @ 2016/03/30 11:58:33


Post by: Trondheim


So much in the way of fond memories in this thread


Flashback Friday @ 2016/04/01 09:06:27


Post by: Ratius


My first ever dakka gallery upload. Looks like it was Orks VS SWs. Awwww





Flashback Friday @ 2016/04/01 13:30:10


Post by: Nevelon


First Dakka gallery upload? OK!

These guys all qualify for Flashback Friday time anyway.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/04/01 13:35:11


Post by: Alpharius


I love that classic Terminator Chaplain - nicely painted there too!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/04/01 13:46:08


Post by: Nevelon


 Alpharius wrote:
I love that classic Terminator Chaplain - nicely painted there too!


Thanks. Of my older works, I think my Chaplains have held up the best. Of course, the cool minis help. I was about to say “Has GW ever made a bad chaplain sculpt? Or are they all awesome?” But then my memory caught up with me and I remembered the original Lemartes.

<shudder>



Flashback Friday @ 2016/04/22 14:29:09


Post by: Nevelon


Hey, it’s Friday!

I had the camera out this morning taking pictures of squads I actually had based for my showcase thread, and realized that I’ve done a RT, 2nd, and 3rd ed one. As all of those are old enough to qualify here: A progression of ML/F tactical squads.




TGIF and enjoy your weekends.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/04/22 15:41:33


Post by: Ratius


Huzzah!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/04/24 06:54:06


Post by: alphaecho


I still find something very endearing about those 2nd Ed Marineplastics.

As for Chaplains. The faceplate Chaplain is still my favourite and, purely in my own opinion, yet to be beaten.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/05/06 11:38:23


Post by: Ratius


Happy Friday!
Was doing some reorganisation and came across these bits n bobs.

Those tree kits were pretty good darn value. Hedges and two different tree types in them.



Some bits from old Nids and Hive Guard (STILL dormant)



Some pics from the side of the old AoBR box set. Very evocative!







Flashback Friday @ 2016/05/06 11:43:36


Post by: Pilau Rice


Realm of Chaos Sorcerers and a Champion and a 2nd Edition Daemon Prince, at least I think it's second Ed.







Flashback Friday @ 2016/05/14 09:21:36


Post by: Ratius


Happy....oh darn I missed Friday. But it was the 13th so probably best we skipped it.

My friends attic last week proved to be a treasure trove of old stuff.

So here we go. No idea what this is



An old High Elf Dragon, long forgotten :(



Cant recall if this is really old or more recent?



Had never seen these before either. Good old blister packs



Man O War!!



And some Epic!



Until next time through the mists of time.....


Flashback Friday @ 2016/05/14 13:50:03


Post by: bbb


Nice! Good stuff


Flashback Friday @ 2016/05/15 15:14:14


Post by: AndrewC


 Ratius wrote:
Happy....oh darn I missed Friday. But it was the 13th so probably best we skipped it.

My friends attic last week proved to be a treasure trove of old stuff.

So here we go. No idea what this is





Its called a VHS video tape. Ask your grandparents!!!!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/05/15 17:33:00


Post by: Nevelon


IIRC the Realm of Chaos was the 5th edition chaos codex. I think it came out halfway through the edition, and might have been the second one from that era. I’m a little fuzzy here. I recall playing with the previous codex, but I might just be mis-remembering things. A number of my friends also played chaos, and did so longer then I did (I started with undead) so I might just be thinking about their armies. Could of swore I had the book somewhere though.

In addition to the codex, it had cards for chaos rewards, and chits to mark buffs to units/stats. I don’t recall if it included the magic cards for chaos, or if they were in the magic box.

Edit: Just hit the shelf for some research. In my 1999 GW catalog, It shows the Realm of Chaos box. While the army was broken up into 3 factions (demons, warriors, and beastmen) the rules for all three were in the book. The box did include the magic cards, also some templates. Over at SoL, they picture the old army book in their ’97 catalog, and I don’t see one in the ’98. As I have WDs from this era, I could probably do some more research if needed to narrow things down.

Edit 2: WD 217 (US numbering) Feb ’98 showcases its release. Also, introduces necrons. And tangentially, is the 2nd WD on my shelf.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/05/16 14:33:26


Post by: Mymearan


Yep it was the Chaos Army Book, I bought it myself when it was new! The army wasn't exactly broken into factions, it had a pretty non-standard army building method where you built an army by creating warbands, where each warbands consisted of a Champion and his retinue of the appropriate type (Demon, Warriors, Beastmen). You mixed and matched these subject to some restrictions IIRC, not at home so can't check the book. Tuomas Pirinen wrote it.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/05/16 14:54:41


Post by: Nevelon


 Mymearan wrote:
Yep it was the Chaos Army Book, I bought it myself when it was new! The army wasn't exactly broken into factions, it had a pretty non-standard army building method where you built an army by creating warbands, where each warbands consisted of a Champion and his retinue of the appropriate type (Demon, Warriors, Beastmen). You mixed and matched these subject to some restrictions IIRC, not at home so can't check the book. Tuomas Pirinen wrote it.


Yup. Flavorful, if irritating way to put together an army.

Take a HQ
Take the same number (or more) of points in retinue of the same flavor.
Repeat until at the points limit of your game.

Made it irritating to just splash in a unit, or have multiple lackey characters. Workable, but I didn’t care much for it.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/05/19 13:36:03


Post by: Nevelon


I know it’s not quite Friday, but I was called out in another thread and thought this would be a good spot to respond.

Viktor von Domm is working on some custom Tau Piranhas, and the talk drifted naturally to the old Grav Attack Tanks aka deodorant tanks from the days of yore. I mentioned that I had a few kicking around somewhere, and was requested to post them by Kid_Kyoto. You know you are a geek when you choose the brand of deodorant due to the shape of it. On the bright side, it was a way to encourage decent hygiene. Maybe GW should do more things like this to help prevent the GUO in the FLGS...

Anyway, on with the tanks. Obviously a far cry from the ones featured in WD, but my poor teenaged attempts. And before you laugh, remember these guys are probably older then you are, and were rattling around loose in an old box for a couple of decades at least.


Hope everyone enjoys their weekend!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/05/19 13:49:42


Post by: Viktor von Domm


Cool

Somehow I always end up with asymmetric bottles...

Love your tanks! Very true to the original!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/05/19 14:16:36


Post by: Oguhmek


Deodorant hover tanks! Love them!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/05/20 04:47:17


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


THis made my day, thanks.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/05/20 19:17:58


Post by: alphaecho




I went digging through the Loft of Wonders to find my old 2nd Ed terrain.

Since that photo, I've managed to pick up a card Bastion as well.

I might have to do a Flashback Friday inspired Armies on Parade.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/05/22 02:59:34


Post by: AegisGrimm


I have the Firebase and Bastion as well! Didn't get the others, unfortunately, but I do still have the WD Sisters of Battle Chapel. Also, the great Ork fort from Gorkamorka.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/05/22 04:47:57


Post by: H.B.M.C.




I never got the power plant as it came in an expansion box I didn't want, but man I tried to get that command tower thingy. Once got within a few seconds of getting it on eBay, but got distracted and missed the end of the auction.

Do you remember what it was called?


Flashback Friday @ 2016/05/22 08:11:11


Post by: Howard A Treesong


Is the power plant the thing that came in the expansion set Storm of Vengeance. Arounf this time White Dwarf had card building in them like a ruined chapel, Gorkamorka watchtower and Eldar prism.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/05/22 14:08:02


Post by: alphaecho


H.B.M.C. , it had the very simple title of Imperial Guard Command Tower.

Howard, the power plant was Storm of Vengeance. The barricades in the right of the photo were in the WD tie in issue. It was the same month the excellent metal Scouts were released.

I still have a unmade chapel and Gorkamorka tower. Unfortunately the fort had to go due to space (or lack of) issues.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/05/23 07:42:26


Post by: H.B.M.C.


I have those barricades, and the chapel... and the Eldar thingy. Still in the WD's they came in. Never built 'em.

Thanks alphaecho for the name. Doubt I'll find one though...


Flashback Friday @ 2016/06/10 12:59:57


Post by: Nevelon


TGIF everyone!

Earlier in this thread, I posted pictures of RT, 2nd, and 3rd edition tactical squads. While not quite as flashback-y, I just based and took formal shots of my 4th edition Battle of Macragge marines.



While new-fangled to me, they are on the old side in absolute terms.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/06/24 13:03:37


Post by: Nevelon


It’s Friday once more!

You’ve seen the guy on the left before, but he’s based now, and has a new friend:


Enjoy your weekends!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/06/24 19:15:28


Post by: filbert


I have been playing HeroQuest with my daughter and it has given me the kick up the bum to get some stuff painted for it. Some models in various degrees of completedness:







Flashback Friday @ 2016/06/24 20:16:31


Post by: feeder


 filbert wrote:
I have been playing HeroQuest with my daughter and it has given me the kick up the bum to get some stuff painted for it. Some models in various degrees of completedness:







OHHHHH sweet Heroquest. I've got bits of that all over. Unfortunately my Elf has had his sword snapped off.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/06/24 20:47:31


Post by: Whittlesey40k


 filbert wrote:
I have been playing HeroQuest with my daughter and it has given me the kick up the bum to get some stuff painted for it. Some models in various degrees of completedness:





Just finished painting these guys for the Dakka painting comp



Flashback Friday @ 2016/06/24 20:53:49


Post by: filbert


Lovely stuff. I particularly like the flagstone effect on the bases. I spent ages agonising over mine because it is difficult to make them look like stone as they are flat and un-textured so in the end I went for stone colour, but yours look superb.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/06/24 21:15:06


Post by: Whittlesey40k


 filbert wrote:
Lovely stuff. I particularly like the flagstone effect on the bases. I spent ages agonising over mine because it is difficult to make them look like stone as they are flat and un-textured so in the end I went for stone colour, but yours look superb.
Thanks filbert. Glad you like them!

I didn't want to carve the bases, or even stick anything on - I wanted to keep the original mini unmolested. But painting the flagstones was surprisingly easy. It's a Codex Grey base coat (old GW paint) with a dark wash (Vallejo Umber something) to draw the lines, which was then retouched with Codex Grey because I just couldn't get the lines thin or straight enough! I then just added a thin line of Celestra Grey to two edges of each stone to give the impression of depth. I was going to give the whole thing a Nuln Oil coat, but in the end I think that would have been too much.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/06/25 22:47:53


Post by: privateer4hire


The best part of Heroquest is posting pix of your minis in Flashback Friday on Dakka


Flashback Friday @ 2016/06/27 03:34:32


Post by: Brother SRM


 Nevelon wrote:
It’s Friday once more!

You’ve seen the guy on the left before, but he’s based now, and has a new friend:


Enjoy your weekends!

Love that old Ultramarine captain! I painted up one of them up myself for my retro Ultras:


Flashback Friday @ 2016/06/27 10:07:27


Post by: Floyd73


When I want a break from painting my main forces I like to dabble into the vintage stuff for some nostalgia Here are a few vintage minis I've rescued from Ebay...


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Flashback Friday @ 2016/06/27 14:11:06


Post by: Warhams-77


Nice minis and paintjobs, I never liked those colours for Ultramarines, but they are lovely painted



Flashback Friday @ 2016/07/03 18:21:46


Post by: Nevelon


OK, I missed last Friday, but thought of this thread today as I was out priming.



The newest thing in my to-prime box was a spare brightlance, sprue dated 2004. The rest predates that by at least a decade. Not sure about how old the homagaunt is, but the rest is vintage RT.

Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekends all.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/07/03 23:06:19


Post by: General Kroll


 Floyd73 wrote:
When I want a break from painting my main forces I like to dabble into the vintage stuff for some nostalgia Here are a few vintage minis I've rescued from Ebay...



Those are my favourite type of Predator tank, everything that's come after has been a pale shadow in comparison. I simply love that classic design. The forgeworld approximation is still on my Wishlist I just can't justify it though when I don't think I would fit a predator in my space marine list. You've done a cracking paint job on it though. What kind of state was she in when you got her off eBay?

The Deathwing terminator looks top notch too. As does the snap fit marine, I'm guessing he's one of the ones from the second edition starter kit, though I also believe they were later available as a 10 man box set seperately, and one was given away as a freebie with WD?


Flashback Friday @ 2016/07/04 07:51:05


Post by: H.B.M.C.


That Hormagaunt is 2nd Ed Tyranids. Those models are horrible. Making them stand up was a nightmare.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/07/06 10:40:51


Post by: Alex Kolodotschko


Back in the day my old GW store had a cabinet with rotating glass shelves.
The mechanism had a slight stutter each rotation.
Someone had painted up one of those hormagaunts for display when they first came out and it spent the rest of it's life with a 'realistic attack action' as it struggled to maintain balance.
I'm pretty sure that the physics involved in making the wobble last for almost a full rotation then stop for a fraction of a second before it fell over, right itself, get jolted once again and continue ad infinitum was something quite unexplainable.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/07/15 13:28:50


Post by: mockingbirduk


All my hormagaunts from that era are based on slottas on top of a couple of 2p coins. Only way I could get even 50% standing up rate on them.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/07/15 14:45:56


Post by: Necros


I liked those old metal hormagaunts way better than the plastic ones. I glued a whole bunch of teeny fishing weights on the underside of the base and that made them a lot more sturdy.. and heavy.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/07/22 21:31:30


Post by: Ratius


Wow, those Heroquest models are wonderful.
I have 2 boxed sets - great inspiration to redo them all
Well done!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/08/05 14:51:22


Post by: Nevelon


I’ve posted him in the raw and primed stages, but here is the final pic. A freshly painted Zoat. Not something you see every day.

Enjoy your Friday/weekends all.



Edit:
I was wondering how he got so many views/votes so quickly. Made the gallery front page! Woot!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/08/07 17:06:26


Post by: Brother SRM


I imagine some of you have already seen this, but I recently posted a battle report of my 2nd ed Ultramarines vs my buddy's 2nd ed Orks:
http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/696868.page


It's a good time


Flashback Friday @ 2016/08/08 03:29:53


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


I'm completely jelly of the armorcast Trukk and Mega armored Nobz!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/08/12 17:56:13


Post by: alphaecho


Some more GW terrain that I rediscovered in the Loft of Delights.








Now, these ones were from a company licensed by GW and were released in 95 along with a Fantasy Coach House. They are multi layer coloured card and came with balsa wood for the ceiling supports and window bars.

They were previewed at Games Day that year along with a 40K bunker that was a copy of one of the ones that featured as studio terrain. Unfortunately, that one was never released. Shame because they were excellent kits.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/08/12 20:16:45


Post by: gorgon


mockingbirduk wrote:
All my hormagaunts from that era are based on slottas on top of a couple of 2p coins. Only way I could get even 50% standing up rate on them.


I used washers. On some I used washers under metal slottabases I found somewhere. They got kinda heavy.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/08/13 23:34:55


Post by: Ratius


Some more GW terrain that I rediscovered in the Loft of Delights.


OMG!
Wow, brilliant!



Flashback Friday @ 2016/08/19 11:24:02


Post by: Nevelon


TGIF!



Today I have some old metal swooping hawks for you all. 4 are new paint, and two just got a touch-up pass to match their fellows. One had a little helmet work done a couple of decades ago that I now regret doing. Harkening back to the discussion about hormogaunts a few posts up, dynamic metal models and balance are not friends. Basing these guys was an exercise in finding the biggest rocks in my collection that would fit.

Enjoy your weekends all!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/08/19 12:09:39


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


When you've been doing this long enough, every day is Flashback Friday.



Expect this fleet to double in the next month or so. And the SSD to be retired for something a bit more appropriate.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/08/19 12:21:16


Post by: Nevelon


 Kid_Kyoto wrote:
When you've been doing this long enough, every day is Flashback Friday.

Expect this fleet to double in the next month or so. And the SSD to be retired for something a bit more appropriate.


I hear you about being at it long enough. For me, it’s not if I have something to post that’s venerable, but if I’ve already posted it.

But will the SSD’s replacement <3 NY as much as it does?


Flashback Friday @ 2016/08/20 17:25:40


Post by: Kid_Kyoto


Oh yes, the new battleship will also be the =I=SS Heart of Nova Yeboricum. Mk III.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/09/17 13:35:18


Post by: Nevelon


I know I missed Friday, but I didn’t want this thread to fall too far off the first page.

Finished painting up an old RT-era librarian for Para’s monthly competition. The arm with the demon head is new, but the rest is good and retro!



Flashback Friday @ 2016/09/30 15:06:19


Post by: Ratius


Since GSC is all the rage these days.....



Happy Friday!


Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/07 20:48:52


Post by: Nevelon


I want YOU to post in the Flashback Friday thread!



Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/07 21:34:42


Post by: Illumini


How about some Kislev horse archers from 92? Flash-backy enough?





Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/07 21:38:09


Post by: FabricatorGeneralMike


 Nevelon wrote:
I know I missed Friday, but I didn’t want this thread to fall too far off the first page.

Finished painting up an old RT-era librarian for Para’s monthly competition. The arm with the demon head is new, but the rest is good and retro!



That's 2nd edition era libby, but close enough.... This is a RT era libby




(Still both are awesome models tho )


Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/08 19:20:55


Post by: Ratius


I know I missed Friday, but I didn’t want this thread to fall too far off the first page.


Never going to happen


Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/08 19:56:16


Post by: toasteroven


How strict are we being about the only friday thing?


Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/08 20:13:40


Post by: Ratius


After two years sir, not much
Work away!

Suitable that this post is my 7th year and one day post on dakka.
Keep Friday (or anyday happy )
Love ya'll


Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/08 20:57:41


Post by: toasteroven


Well, it's nothing entirely new, but seeing all the hero quest stuff a few pages back inspired me to try to dig out what remained of my old set. This entailed searching through many boxes for a few scattered pieces; my sisters and I really did a number on these guys when we were little. But a brave few survived.



It's actually the one die and the chest that surprise me the most. But I hope I can find more. I played with this guys years before I even knew what warhammer or even miniatures were.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/08 21:17:57


Post by: filbert


I always harboured dreams of having my entire HeroQuest boxed set painted, including all the scenery pieces. It never happened...


Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/10 09:12:53


Post by: Skinnereal


I had that same thought with Zombicide, but then the KS crate turned up.
So many zombies... :(


Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/21 12:41:37


Post by: Ratius


Friday doth cometh.
I rooted out my very first dakka gallery upload for this weeks session



Post yours


Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/21 13:16:36


Post by: Nevelon


First pic? Uploaded 5/6/12:

(I may have already posted them in this thread, as they are all a little retro)

And for something new (Hah!) I recently finished painting some Fire Dragons.



Captain Aetolia Lightfoot, so old, he dates from when every sculpt had a name.

Enjoy your weekends everyone.

Edit: Hey Ratius, when I was checking though my posts in this thread to find out if I posted my chaplains before (I did) I noticed it was in response to Last time you asked we post out first pics. Flashing back to earlier in the flashback thread. How meta is that! Or it’s just time for the meds and a nap.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/21 17:01:11


Post by: kronk


My first Dakka Dakka gallery upload:



Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/22 04:19:07


Post by: H.B.M.C.


First one in my gallery:



Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/22 04:24:59


Post by: Joyboozer


There's so many wonderful things in that pic, though I raised an eyebrow at the baneblade.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/22 04:34:33


Post by: H.B.M.C.


The Baneblade is mine.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/22 09:02:53


Post by: Dysartes


My first gallery pic was a WIP Space Wolf Rune Priest, back in 2009:


Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/22 10:16:23


Post by: chromedog


My contribution:
Eldar army I passed along earlier this year (club was starting up a 2nd ed push, so he wanted eldar to get into it with).
Some 5th ed stuff in there, but mostly 1st/2nd/3rd ed stuff.




And the Seer council I kept. I have one of every warlock they released somewhere. These are the ones I could find.
Farseer was 3rd ed "bullwinkle" with spear - converted to hold a majik sword instead (I think it's Tethlis' )



Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/22 11:58:26


Post by: Nevelon


Love those Eldar pics! (Mmmmm, grav armor) I wonder if when GW gets around to doing Eldar made to order stuff if I can fill out some of the RT lead I have enough to field valid squads. Not going to help the guy with a ML hefted up on his shoulder, but the others might see the table if they had some fellows.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/28 11:48:17


Post by: Nevelon


TGIF everyone.

I snapped a pic of the transfers that came in the RTB01 box for another thread, and figured I’d share them here as well. I should really go through my whole little box of ancient decals and share the lot of them. But these will do for now.



Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/28 13:21:01


Post by: Just Tony


As prominent as the Crimson Fists were in Rogue Trader, you'd figure they'd have had Fists transfers.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/29 11:08:23


Post by: Howard A Treesong


The decal sheet for the Rhino came with everything, how many can you name?



Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/29 11:28:13


Post by: H.B.M.C.


Blood Angels.
Blood Drinkers
Mentors Legion... ?
Space Wolves
Space Sharks
Mantis Warriors
Howling Griffons
Minotaurs
White Scars
Iron Hands
Rainbow Warriors

Not sure what the Scoprs are, the Bear one is, or what the kinda-Dark Angel one is.




Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/29 11:29:54


Post by: Nevelon


The only one I don’t recognize is the non-SW wolf/dog thing between the DAs and WSs.

Interesting that your’s is black. I posted mine somewhere upthread, but it was done in blue ink. Came with a LR, not a rhino though. I wonder if I got a misprint, or they just made them in different colors. Blue always struck me as odd. I suspect your were supposed to put them on and then use them as a guide to paint over.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/29 12:01:09


Post by: Howard A Treesong


There are Red Scorpions, that *is* the Dark Angels. I think the bird head is actually Raptor Legion as Mentor Legion hadn't been added to the fluff. I can't identify the wolf/dog head thing. It's possible its a symbol for the Rhino to be Imperial Guard.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/29 13:15:57


Post by: Nevelon


 Howard A Treesong wrote:
There are Red Scorpions, that *is* the Dark Angels. I think the bird head is actually Raptor Legion as Mentor Legion hadn't been added to the fluff. I can't identify the wolf/dog head thing. It's possible its a symbol for the Rhino to be Imperial Guard.


Mentor Legion has a double page picture spread in the red RT compendium, with their commander suiting up. Their owl head symbol is not on the transfer sheet. I’m not sure exactly when the 888th chapter was added to the fluff, but it was close to the start.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/29 13:28:02


Post by: Howard A Treesong


The compendium reprints from White Dwarf, probably from around #90 onwards


Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/31 06:12:10


Post by: Lorek


These are my pride and joy from 2001-ish:


Note the classic 3rd edition bases!


This is my oldest image, though. I was selling this to pay rent (sad!) back in 2000 or so. It was taken with a digital camera that wrote images to a floppy disk (that's like a magnetic clay tablet).





Flashback Friday @ 2016/10/31 06:59:46


Post by: H.B.M.C.


Old Skool Stormies. Nice.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/11/25 12:02:06


Post by: Ratius


Grab the first model you ever painted.
Snap him.
Post him up.
Have a Happy Friday.

I think this was mine. The guy on the left "Scar".



No wait it had to be one of these



Well outside of old airfix models I lost long long ago :(


Flashback Friday @ 2016/11/25 15:17:26


Post by: Nevelon




I'm pretty sure I've posted them before. But my earliest works are in here.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/11/25 15:19:07


Post by: zedmeister


I will quietly sob as I've either stripped or sold off my early collection. To my external regret. From my first painted squadron of Bombards, my lead Shadowsword, my Wolf Guard terminators to my Siege Warlord Titan. All gone... Pillock that I am...


Flashback Friday @ 2016/11/25 15:29:10


Post by: Fenrir Kitsune


 zedmeister wrote:
I will quietly sob as I've either stripped or sold off my early collection. To my external regret. From my first painted squadron of Bombards, my lead Shadowsword, my Wolf Guard terminators to my Siege Warlord Titan. All gone... Pillock that I am...


The space wolf army I used from 1991 to 2010 is the same one I gave packed away. Its retired now, but may see the dice again one day.

The undead army I bought in 1990 is seeing the table in anger this Christmas in a modified pike and shotte ruleset.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/11/25 15:32:54


Post by: zedmeister


 Fenrir Kitsune wrote:

The space wolf army I used from 1991 to 2010 is the same one I gave packed away. Its retired now, but may see the dice again one day.

The undead army I bought in 1990 is seeing the table in anger this Christmas in a modified pike and shotte ruleset.


Nice! Get some photos up.

I've compensated over my loss a bit over the last 5 years with an extended splurge on Oldhammer and Rogue Trader period models (a scant few of which are in me gallery).


Flashback Friday @ 2016/12/02 14:50:23


Post by: Nevelon


Little bid of an oddity this week:



When I was home over thanksgiving visiting my folks, I was talking to my dad about miniatures (mostly in regards to photography). He mentioned that a friend he met while over in Germany doing some family history research had given him some painted tin soldiers. They might be actual antiques, or just vintage reproductions. But they looked to be pressed/embossed 2d minis.

But before we had fancy things like plastic, this was the shape of miniature wargames.

Enjoy your weekends all.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/12/02 17:13:19


Post by: Oguhmek


Not the first miniatures I painted (that would be a bunch of Grenadier fantasy metals), but the first 40K ones at least. Classic RTB01's, custom chapter - the "Grim Reapers", painted some time around Christmas 1990.

EDIT: Holy crap, that's 26 years ago! Makes me feel really old...



Flashback Friday @ 2016/12/02 18:39:46


Post by: MrFlutterPie


Nice Flesh Tearers you got there

Wow those old plastic kits sure had some super thin spindly legs though.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/12/02 18:46:27


Post by: toasteroven


How about a nice board game style flashback?

Spoiler:


I need to learn how to play a couple of these still.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/12/02 18:59:13


Post by: Alpharius



 Oguhmek wrote:
Not the first miniatures I painted (that would be a bunch of Grenadier fantasy metals), but the first 40K ones at least. Classic RTB01's, custom chapter - the "Grim Reapers", painted some time around Christmas 1990.

EDIT: Holy crap, that's 26 years ago! Makes me feel really old...



Those look great!

I've got a box of 10 of those guys, still on the sprue...


Flashback Friday @ 2016/12/02 19:36:55


Post by: Nevelon


A chunk of my RTB01s are slowly clawing their way out of the Simple Green. It would be quicker, but there is a limit to how many I can scrub in one sitting.

They are on track to join the 30k side of my shelf as a legion tactical squad and a heavy support squad with the MLs.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/12/03 10:46:04


Post by: Joyboozer


Sigh, once I read that old bit of fluff about marines having a waste disposal function in their armour I could never look at the rtb01 kit the same.


Flashback Friday @ 2016/12/17 07:51:28


Post by: Vilegrimm


 Howard A Treesong wrote:
The decal sheet for the Rhino came with everything, how many can you name?



I believe that the bear/dog/whatever head was supposed to be the symbol for the Tiger Claws chapter...

but don't quote me on that.

-Vilegrimm


Flashback Friday @ 2017/01/27 14:12:37


Post by: Nevelon


Can you necro a thread about flashbacking to old stuff? It’s not been dormant for that long anyway.

So I was cleaning up my office earlier this week, and pulled a drawer out of my desk to see is anything had fallen behind it. There had, and I instantly thought of this thread.


And old blister pack backer for greenstuff, and a low impact plastic, color-it-yourself d4 from one of the original D&D boxsets.

GW sells the same amount of green stuff (two strips) for $11.50 these days. I just started into the second of my two strips about a year ago. Don’t do a whole lot of sculpting here, just patching gaps in old models mostly. Probably picked that up in the mid/late 90’s.

Ah, the old crappy dice. Had to color the numbers yourself with a crayon. And they did not wear well. This is not high-impact plastic. Roll them enough and the edges would start to go away. A friend of mine has a d20 that’s almost spherical. Still, this was an era where you couldn’t just hit the internet and order whatever you want and have it shipped to your door. Polyhedral dice were rare and precious things.

Hope everyone has a great Friday and weekend.


Flashback Friday @ 2017/02/25 12:37:57


Post by: AndrewC


Going back a few years, two old C31 Monster range Balrogs from Citadel. Found them after my move back to civilisation last month.

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Flashback Friday @ 2017/02/25 18:53:05


Post by: FabricatorGeneralMike


 Nevelon wrote:
A chunk of my RTB01s are slowly clawing their way out of the Simple Green. It would be quicker, but there is a limit to how many I can scrub in one sitting.

They are on track to join the 30k side of my shelf as a legion tactical squad and a heavy support squad with the MLs.



Nice, I would kill to have all my RTB01's back..... I had A LOT of RTB01's. Along with a lot of lead mini's, sighs. I guess the army I regret selling the most is my old Epic army. I had about 100,000 point between my Space Marines ( I made the whole Ultra-Marine 3rd founding chapter) my Imperial guard ( mostly tanks) and my Titans. I so cant wait for Adeptus Titanticus to come out again.




Flashback Friday @ 2017/05/12 10:17:55


Post by: Ratius


You're looking good Dutch.
It's been a long time General.
Cmon inside.....

Gork n Mork circa 2011



Happy Friday peeps.


Flashback Friday @ 2017/05/12 10:33:33


Post by: Nevelon


In another episode of retro-nostalgic current events, some beakies are working their way across my bench.



These guys were stripped and rebuilt. Just starting on the basecoats on the bodies now, will do the MLs next. Then the bolter boys to flesh out the squad. But a RT dev squad to join the tacticals on the shelf.


Flashback Friday @ 2017/05/12 10:43:48


Post by: Ratius


Are they tricky to assemble?


Flashback Friday @ 2017/05/12 11:10:57


Post by: Nevelon


 Ratius wrote:
Are they tricky to assemble?


Not at all, but the ML arms go across the chest, so I paint them separately.

Same with the bolter arms. Just how I work.


Flashback Friday @ 2017/05/12 13:38:11


Post by: Alpharius


They must look TINY next to the most recent marines - Deathwatch?

I've got a box of ten of the RBT01's, still on sprue...


Flashback Friday @ 2017/05/12 22:32:46


Post by: Nevelon


 Alpharius wrote:
They must look TINY next to the most recent marines - Deathwatch?

I've got a box of ten of the RBT01's, still on sprue...


Scale creep? No such thing, it’s all in the crouched, combat ready stance of the old guys.



OK, there might have been a -slight- amount of scale creep over the years. Both guys are on the same sized base, just as an FYI.

Jealous of on-sprue beakies.


Flashback Friday @ 2017/05/13 03:17:56


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


Looks like Take your Son to Work Day.


Flashback Friday @ 2017/06/02 10:28:00


Post by: Ratius


Im outta material this week due to my stupid iphone.
Keep the home fires burning peeps.


Flashback Friday @ 2017/06/02 10:36:11


Post by: Nevelon


Here’s a finished pic of those retro Devs I posted a WIP of upthread:



Can’t wait to get a pic of a beakie standing next to a Primarus. A fun project for someone with more skill then me would be to make a diorama of two RTBs, one standing on the other’s shoulders, in oversized scraps of primaris armor, trying to blend in.

Sort of like grots infiltrating.


Flashback Friday @ 2017/06/02 12:10:03


Post by: Alpharius


Very nice!

And I can't wait for you to post them up next to a Primaris Marine!


Flashback Friday @ 2017/06/02 20:43:06


Post by: JohnU


Grabbed some old '94 Kommandos off eBay recently and was surprised to have a few these guys tossed in.



Had forgotten all about Marauder.


Flashback Friday @ 2017/06/23 13:31:24


Post by: Ratius


Five of the best for today



Happy Friday.