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Flashback Friday @ 2017/06/23 22:12:32


Post by: Nevelon


 Alpharius wrote:
Very nice!

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




A pair of Lieutenants. One with a bit more experience under his belt then the other...

RT: How many drops for you is this, lieutenant?
Prime: Thirty-eight. Simulated.
RT: How many combat drops?
Prime: Uh, two. Including this one.


Flashback Friday @ 2017/06/23 22:47:30


Post by: AndrewGPaul


Going by the Space Marine Painting Guide, that older guy is wearing a Captain's insignia on his shoulder. (I don't think Lieutenants ever had particular shoulder insignia, just the helmet and forearm flash.)


Flashback Friday @ 2017/06/23 22:54:39


Post by: Nevelon


 AndrewGPaul wrote:
Going by the Space Marine Painting Guide, that older guy is wearing a Captain's insignia on his shoulder. (I don't think Lieutenants ever had particular shoulder insignia, just the helmet and forearm flash.)


You are 100% correct. The mini and his helmet insignia are for a RT-era LT. But when painting him, I wanted to push my free hand skills, so put the Captains’s heraldry on his shoulder. Call it a brevet battlefield promotion, swapping shoulder pad’s with his former, now deceased, superior.


Flashback Friday @ 2017/06/24 03:03:36


Post by: bbb




Current status of painting table featuring some classic minis and classic paints too.


Flashback Friday @ 2017/08/04 16:15:52


Post by: Ratius


Found these miscreants in a box. I think I'll strip em and redo them for my Wolves/Orks



Happy Friday peeps.


Flashback Friday @ 2017/08/04 21:17:21


Post by: boundless08


I forgot about this thread! Great models, such nostalgia!

I picked these up second hand a few weeks ago, still on sprue!



Flashback Friday @ 2017/08/05 19:07:25


Post by: H.B.M.C.


I've got a box of those. They were fun things when they first came out.

Kinda good timing with the new Death Guard plastics about to come out.


Flashback Friday @ 2017/08/06 14:37:28


Post by: nareik


 boundless08 wrote:
I forgot about this thread! Great models, such nostalgia!

I picked these up second hand a few weeks ago, still on sprue!

I kind of like monopose models like these with bland poses. Much better than 'action' monoposes; there are only so many ways you can just stand there, right!?

What I did with mine was remove and reposition their left hands at the wrist. This allowed me to mix up the silhouette of the models a little bit. I believe another popular conversion is to reverse the plague knife so it is being held upside down.


Flashback Friday @ 2017/08/06 17:14:54


Post by: boundless08


I was thinking of doing something to convert them, like even tack on a blight launcher from the new models but I'd feel bad hacking up these old models!


Flashback Friday @ 2017/08/11 16:17:37


Post by: Ratius


A host from the Anphelion campaign circa 2015



Happy Fridays.


Flashback Friday @ 2017/08/11 16:24:40


Post by: DarkTraveler777


Mmm... I always wanted that Chimera bunker terrain piece. Wish I had gotten one before FW discontinued it!


Flashback Friday @ 2017/08/11 18:57:30


Post by: Elbows


I stumbled upon a picture (a polaroid I think) of my 40K army from 1997...I'll try to find it and scan it somehow.


Flashback Friday @ 2017/08/11 23:04:27


Post by: JohnU


Found this going through the closet. 'Member when GW actually held tournaments?



Flashback Friday @ 2017/08/13 08:25:07


Post by: Mymearan


 JohnU wrote:
Found this going through the closet. 'Member when GW actually held tournaments?



You mean like the 2017 Grand Tournaments in Age of Sigmar and 40k?


Flashback Friday @ 2017/08/13 11:11:44


Post by: AndrewGPaul


If we're flashing back, how about the rules for the 1991 40k gaming league:

Yes, you're reading that right. The only army allowed is Space Marines (and a restricted set of units, at that), with some Imperial guard and Squat allies if you like.

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Flashback Friday @ 2017/08/13 14:15:53


Post by: amazingturtles


Ha, that is something else all right. I rather like the "game length? whatever, just play til you're done, ok?"


Flashback Friday @ 2017/09/22 17:06:57


Post by: Ratius


Heres a shot from an old game, 2011 iirc.
Gork and Mork teaming up to play a linebreaker game VS Eldar. Was a slaughter to the big guys iirc.....



Flashback Friday @ 2017/11/03 17:14:06


Post by: Ratius


Went rooting through my old galleries and found this lot lurking away



Happy Friday!


Flashback Friday @ 2017/11/04 03:52:05


Post by: H.B.M.C.


Why are there brains pierced with Doritos on your table?




Flashback Friday @ 2017/11/04 05:20:09


Post by: Stormonu


 H.B.M.C. wrote:
Why are there brains pierced with Doritos on your table?




Those are 2E Maleceptors


Flashback Friday @ 2017/11/04 06:22:26


Post by: H.B.M.C.


Of course! That was my next guess.




The 2nd Ed Biovore is the one Old Skool Tyranid model from 2nd Ed that I don't own. I always figured that they'd release newer ones that would be far superior, especially with the ancient concept art pieces that were floating around out there. Boy was I wrong...





Flashback Friday @ 2017/11/06 17:25:22


Post by: Ratius


Why are there brains pierced with Doritos on your table?


It was my very early attempt at getting something like this



God bless expanding insulation foam!


Flashback Friday @ 2018/01/05 16:25:42


Post by: Ratius


2018 so why not



Flashback Friday @ 2018/01/05 16:44:01


Post by: zedmeister


Nice! I feel this video is entirely appropriate in response:




Flashback Friday @ 2018/01/05 16:47:05


Post by: Ratius


An oldy but a goody


Flashback Friday @ 2018/01/19 17:50:55


Post by: Ratius


Not mine unfortunately but anyone still have it knocking about?



Happy Friday.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/01/19 18:49:41


Post by: AndrewGPaul


I do (mostly; missing some of the console bits and the like, but it's playable). I've even got modern replacements for all the miniatures (I think I might need another genestealer).


Flashback Friday @ 2018/01/21 04:53:35


Post by: Gordy2000


Why, yes...



Complete with 27 year old paint jobs...


All components original - I actually have two sets of all the tiles/counters etc (actually, everything but the minis)

Man, I've got a ton of RT and 2nd ed stuff I should post in this thread. Need to take some photos!


Flashback Friday @ 2018/01/21 17:03:22


Post by: boundless08


Wow, love the old Space Crusade models! I was only reading something recently about that pseudo necron cyborg thingys.

I posted my old Plague Marines a while back but got around to painting one as a test for my new Death Guard army:


Flashback Friday @ 2018/01/21 17:23:13


Post by: filbert


Got my Space Crusade copy 100% complete although it did take me having to buy and combine two eBay wins to get a single complete set. Now to just get hold of the Mission Dreadnought add on...


Flashback Friday @ 2018/01/22 09:04:15


Post by: AndrewGPaul


... don't forget Eldar Attack. And the rules for Terminators, Scouts, Orks and Genestealer hybrids in White Dwarf.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/01/31 11:53:14


Post by: Turaxa


I've still got a copy of Space Crusade stashed away somewhere - I wish GW/FW would do a modern version of that dreadnought. One question that occurs to me on seeing the box art again, is if there was some RT-era background about Blood Angels officers having white armour, or if it's just artistic license?


Flashback Friday @ 2018/02/07 20:22:21


Post by: nareik


 Turaxa wrote:
I've still got a copy of Space Crusade stashed away somewhere - I wish GW/FW would do a modern version of that dreadnought. One question that occurs to me on seeing the box art again, is if there was some RT-era background about Blood Angels officers having white armour, or if it's just artistic license?
its an apothescary captain!


Flashback Friday @ 2018/02/08 00:39:07


Post by: AegisGrimm


The lone 1st Company Blood Angel in Ultramarines Terminator armor is cooler.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/02/08 03:27:36


Post by: Nevelon


 AegisGrimm wrote:
The lone 1st Company Blood Angel in Ultramarines Terminator armor is cooler.


I love that little fluff snippet/short story. Reminds me I need to put a BA decal on one of my terminators to honor the time the armor spent loaned to the angels.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/02/08 09:45:31


Post by: AndrewGPaul


 Turaxa wrote:
I've still got a copy of Space Crusade stashed away somewhere - I wish GW/FW would do a modern version of that dreadnought. One question that occurs to me on seeing the box art again, is if there was some RT-era background about Blood Angels officers having white armour, or if it's just artistic license?


It's artificer armour. Same reason the cover of WD133/ the Warhammer 40,000 Compilation has a Captain in gold armour (before that Captain got a name and Dante and his sidekicks stole the idea) and a Chaplain in silver. Officers are allowed cool-looking gear.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/02/09 16:30:48


Post by: Captain Brown


So does this count for some old school Rogue Trader and 2nd Edition models?



I recently decided to update and repaint my old metal Eldar army.

I think the newest model is the Farseer with a Spear.

The only plastics are the original FW Wave Serpent hulls and the first version of the Eldar Jetbikes. Photos of the individual units are in my Alaitoc painting log (link in sig) if you want to walk down memory lane.

Cheers,

CB


Flashback Friday @ 2018/02/09 16:41:21


Post by: Alpharius


It does but...why aren't the base edges painted green?!?

VERY nice looking army there - well done indeed!


Flashback Friday @ 2018/02/09 20:57:32


Post by: Howard A Treesong


Remember when the only way to make a wave serpent was with a plastic spoon as featured in White Dwarf?


Flashback Friday @ 2018/02/09 22:33:30


Post by: ncshooter426


Hah! I have some of those eldar bikes still


Flashback Friday @ 2018/02/10 00:30:03


Post by: Maxim C. Gatling








Flashback Friday @ 2018/02/10 01:40:31


Post by: AegisGrimm


 Howard A Treesong wrote:
Remember when the only way to make a wave serpent was with a plastic spoon as featured in White Dwarf?


I was about to make that joke, lol.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/07/06 16:41:09


Post by: Ratius


Heres GWs webpage from 15 years ago this July.
Eye of Terror campaign ahoy!
Happy Friday peeps!

https://web.archive.org/web/20030621143635/http://www.games-workshop.com:80/front.uk?Cntry=UK


Flashback Friday @ 2018/07/06 18:23:40


Post by: Easy E


Nice. I really enjoyed playing in the Eye of Terror campaign and Medusa V campaign. Good times.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/07/06 18:51:43


Post by: amazingturtles


Ah, i remember seeing the eye of terror stuff, and having absolutely no way of participating. the whole idea seemed so exciting, though.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/07/06 22:00:03


Post by: AndrewGPaul


 Ratius wrote:
Anyone remember these old guys? Cadian shock troopers but in monopose metal form.
I also redid them for my Imp Guard army under the guise of Mordian Iron Guard.







They still make up my Imperial Guard army. They're not momopose, though; there's8 different poses in that box. The plastic Stormtroopers on the other hand, are monopose.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/07/06 22:40:56


Post by: chromedog


They also did some other HWT options for them, to add a couple of other poses. Kneeling missile launcher and standing with binoculars guy.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/07/07 01:25:19


Post by: Nevelon


Heh, good to see the flashback thread living again.




Flashback Friday @ 2018/07/07 02:44:51


Post by: chromedog


Picked up this little guy for a steal last weekend.



The guy even tossed in a 60mm round base for him in case I wanted to rebase it. He even asked for pics if I repainted it.

(I have no intention of doing either. I might add a wash or two to various bits, but it's joining my Ulthwe army Seer council (12 Warlocks and 5 farseers that I've had since the 90s).


Flashback Friday @ 2018/07/07 06:58:24


Post by: H.B.M.C.


I think I still have one of those Eldar Dreadnoughts.

I certainly have some of those annoying metal Hormagaunts. Some of mine are lead, some of them are the change to 'white metal'. The change happened right around when these guys came out.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/07/13 13:17:46


Post by: Ratius


Hooray for Friday!



RIP my friends.

Hahaha look at Tippy Nevelon


Flashback Friday @ 2018/07/13 16:41:52


Post by: Rybrook


As it’s friday

I finished this the other week for the paint comp


Flashback Friday @ 2018/07/13 21:30:56


Post by: Stormonu


Trying to get some of my older collection painted and ran across these:




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Flashback Friday @ 2018/07/13 21:45:27


Post by: Albino Squirrel


My painted miniatures from the Warhammer Quest box: http://adventuresinminiaturegaming.blogspot.com/2014/04/painted-warhammer-quest-box-miniatures.html



Flashback Friday @ 2018/07/20 10:55:57


Post by: Ratius


Well now. Circa 1989 I'd say. Such wonderful innocence



Happy Friday everyone!


Flashback Friday @ 2018/07/20 14:34:34


Post by: Rybrook


Here are my stripped, re-armed and based HQ

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Flashback Friday @ 2018/07/20 17:54:55


Post by: Mysterio


Good times and memories with those minis - thanks for the pic!


Flashback Friday @ 2018/07/20 18:18:10


Post by: Elbows


This is as flashback as I can get. I stumbled upon some old blurry photos I took of my Eldar army high school ---- and then I snapped crappy pictures of those pictures (because I don't have a scanner). Still brings back the memories though.









Good times. This would have been...1995?


Flashback Friday @ 2018/07/20 18:27:23


Post by: Brother Castor


I had a flashback on another thread today...

 Brother Castor wrote:
The first WD I ever bought was 122 from February 1990! The last one I bought was 161 from May 1993! That covered my original time playing RT at secondary school.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/07/21 03:42:11


Post by: bbb


I found some pictures of things I was listing on ebay around 10 years ago and dumping them into my OOP gallery. Nothing too glamorous, but I do miss seeing walls of blisters with metal in them.

https://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-132-21855_Oop.html








Flashback Friday @ 2018/07/21 20:46:09


Post by: Brother Castor


Those blister packs bring back a lot of memories - although the ones I bought were the SM-branded Rogue Trader ones


Flashback Friday @ 2018/07/22 03:45:51


Post by: Syro_


@Ratius: It's great seeing some old Hero Quest stuff, I played that so much back in the day. I want to play again honestly. Thanks for the fun trip down memory lane, I should post some hero quest stuff too.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/10 14:20:21


Post by: Ratius


Just for you so Syro





Happy Friday peeps!


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/10 18:16:19


Post by: Syro_


Awesome! Thanks Ratius


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/11 15:43:07


Post by: amazingturtles


Guess it's time for me to make my semi regular trip to my parents house to dig around in the vain hope that they still have the hero quest board hidden away somewhere.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/11 16:27:22


Post by: zedmeister


Not quite Friday, but as Adeptus Titanicus/Epic has now been re-released, I feel this is appropriate:



Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/11 16:59:33


Post by: H.B.M.C.


Never liked that second generation Warlord (the one on the left). The skull mask never looked any good.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/11 17:12:25


Post by: Mysterio


I liked it better than the Blockytech 3rd gen (?) on the right though.

And don't even think about mentioning the Phantom re-design that came out around the same time - oh no - too late!!!


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/13 11:14:00


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


Oh God, that thing was Hideous!


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/15 23:06:20


Post by: Floyd73


 Nevelon wrote:
 AegisGrimm wrote:
The lone 1st Company Blood Angel in Ultramarines Terminator armor is cooler.


I love that little fluff snippet/short story. Reminds me I need to put a BA decal on one of my terminators to honor the time the armor spent loaned to the angels.


Whats the story on this?


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/16 09:07:31


Post by: AndrewGPaul


When the first metal models of Terminator Armour in the current style were released in 1989, there was a White Dwarf article about them. One of the pieces of flavour text was about a Blood Angels Terminator squad preparing for a teleport. There was the Chaplain blessing their armour with rare oils, the new guy volunteering to be point man, the trooper who habitually tested the suit's autosenses by sighting his gun on the Chapter badge on the wall (apparently the Chaplain thinks that is a little sacreligious, but lets it go), the mention of the "clattering" of the armour as one Marine shrugged inside it and the suit tried to replicate the movement, and the fact that one Marine was in a suit borrowed from the Ultramarines a century ago. Every time it was repainted red, apparently, the wearer died - the current wearer was convinced the suit knew it was only on loan, and so left it in its increasingly battered original colours. Contrary to how this gets spun nowadays as an example of widespread techno-superstition, the story points out that the Chapter techs didn't agree with this interpretation.

The text is in WD 112 if you're curious.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/16 20:18:24


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Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/16 22:25:39


Post by: Floyd73


Thank you! Thats a great bit of fluff, gunna try and model that for my BA army.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/17 00:18:44


Post by: Greywing


Atron and AndrewGPaul: Thank you both for taking the time to share that. I'd never seen it and I enjoyed it tremendously.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/17 02:37:43


Post by: meatybtz




Good times, back before marines were made out to be so perfect. Marines wore fatigues, and much more. More believable "marines". Hell the drank in bars and sundry. Less monastic more kick-ass-tic.

I too had the BA (ORANGE!) Marines and the old first run lead termies painted up with the banged up ultramarines suit. I thought everyone pulled that shtick.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/17 08:17:42


Post by: AndrewGPaul


Between 2009 and 2014, I've got three sets of Space Hulk. One set has been painted up "stock", one set has been converted into the characters from the 1st ed SH "Deathwing" supplement, and a third has been converted into those guys.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/17 08:24:14


Post by: Ratius


Since the new Ork buggy is coming lets salute the old



Happy Friday!


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/17 17:13:34


Post by: meatybtz


Ultra smurfs with old school thunderhawk, land raider, razorback, etc....


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Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/17 18:23:21


Post by: AndrewGPaul


I wonder what happened to that landing pad?


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/17 19:21:26


Post by: Atron


What an amazing army, but those bolt gun metal tank tracks! / I'd love me some more of those Land Radiers! Puts my little force to shame.



Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/17 19:41:41


Post by: Elbows


That landing pad was in almost every 40K battle report (I'm sure others fondly remember the 12-20 "key" terrain bits you saw in every 40K battle report. They had some really wonderful hand-made terrain back then.

I do wish I had some classic stuff like that.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/17 21:17:21


Post by: Floyd73


I wonder what happens to the studio armies/models once they are OOP and dont appear in WD etc anymore? Are they all in a vault at GW HQ or are they in private collections? Ive never seen an 'eavy metal painted model in anyones collection.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/17 22:19:35


Post by: chromedog


That big bastion in the 2nd picture (@Meatybits) caused my local GW (at the time) no end of trouble.

It's not a GW piece - you couldn't get it in GW stores - but guard players kept asking about it. It wasn't even made "under licence" - although they DID make a couple of hardfoam terrain pieces for them later in the 90s).

I told the local manager where you could get it from, and he just stared daggers at me then laughed because I put him in a position where he now knew but couldn't tell anyone who came into the store and asked about it (because they weren't supposed to recommend stuff from other companies).



Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/18 00:04:15


Post by: meatybtz


 chromedog wrote:
That big bastion in the 2nd picture (@Meatybits) caused my local GW (at the time) no end of trouble.

It's not a GW piece - you couldn't get it in GW stores - but guard players kept asking about it. It wasn't even made "under licence".

I told the local manager where you could get it from, and he just stared daggers at me then laughed because I put him in a position where he now knew but couldn't tell anyone who came into the store and asked about it (because they weren't supposed to recommend stuff from other companies).



That bastion was awesome in it's day. LOL.

I really do wonder where all the old display models go to die/hide/stuffed in a closet somewhere...

That being said GW has done the Ultrasmurfs Chapter several times over, at least three IIRC. Once in the 1st Edition/RT era, once in the...3rd???, and once in the5/6th era.. I think. It's getting harder to remember these days. But each time they got quite a spread in whatever White Dwarf was out for that month. In fact, if timing is anything they are due for another go at it to show off their silly Primaris and the new "legion" scale... would be interesting.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/18 00:06:13


Post by: Elbows


That bastion (or a copy of it) is available from Ziterdes still, in hard pressed foam:

https://www.ziterdes.com/buildings/bunker-postions-trenches/bastion-15-76-x-11-03-x-8-27-6012055.html


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/18 00:37:40


Post by: H.B.M.C.


That picture was literally the first time I had seen a Predator painted in Ultramarine colours.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/18 06:33:27


Post by: chromedog


 Elbows wrote:
That bastion (or a copy of it) is available from Ziterdes still, in hard pressed foam:

https://www.ziterdes.com/buildings/bunker-postions-trenches/bastion-15-76-x-11-03-x-8-27-6012055.html


It's not so much a copy of it, as the new version of it. They replaced the old one in the catalog over a decade ago.
Ziterdes made the original one in that picture, too.

A local (to that GW store I used to frequent) carried Ziterdes' stuff and had that particular bastion in stock. Hardfoam, pre-flocked and painted. They had it in the model railway terrain area (it was literally a block away from the GW store).


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/18 06:47:43


Post by: Elbows


Yep, I'll be picking one up at some point, want to do a 2nd ed. inspired table at some point.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/24 08:27:05


Post by: Ratius


This popped into my head this morning so it was a good morning.



Happy Friday

That big bastion in the 2nd picture (@Meatybits) caused my local GW (at the time) no end of trouble.

It's not a GW piece - you couldn't get it in GW stores - but guard players kept asking about it. It wasn't even made "under licence".

I told the local manager where you could get it from, and he just stared daggers at me then laughed because I put him in a position where he now knew but couldn't tell anyone who came into the store and asked about it (because they weren't supposed to recommend stuff from other companies).


haha great stuff.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/24 08:45:32


Post by: AndrewGPaul


 AndrewGPaul wrote:
I wonder what happened to that landing pad?


It's still in Forge World's offices, apparently - Andy Hoare shared a photo of some of his Emperor's Children on it the other day.


Automatically Appended Next Post:
 Floyd73 wrote:
I wonder what happens to the studio armies/models once they are OOP and dont appear in WD etc anymore? Are they all in a vault at GW HQ or are they in private collections? Ive never seen an 'eavy metal painted model in anyones collection.


A lot of the early stuff from the 80s and early 90s is now in the collection of Bryan Ansell at Wargames Foundry - a lot of the old Adeptus Titanicus models, the old Genestealer Cult models and limos, a lot of the models from the Realm of Chaos books, etc. I've seen the blog online of some guy who now owns the original Warp Runners titans that appeared in White Dwarf when 1st edition Adeptus Titanicus was on the go. Andy Chambers apparently still has his huge Skaven army, I expect Mike McVey still has his Wood Elves in a box somewhere.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/24 09:34:18


Post by: Howard A Treesong


I think a lot of the studio painted stuff is stored away, they used to rotate it it their display hall. They used to have sample copies of various packaging and all publications that used to be displayed too.

The massive Game Day displays like Massacre as Big Tuff that were at their HQ were broken up when the museum really shrinked down. I heard it all went in the bin, whether much was saved by staff I don’t know. I guess their ‘life size’ displays went the same way, which is a shame, they haven’t been seen for years that I know of.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/24 17:57:24


Post by: feeder


Man, those Heroquest and Space Crusade pics are giving me major feels.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/24 19:09:59


Post by: Grimtuff


 Mysterio wrote:
I liked it better than the Blockytech 3rd gen (?) on the right though.

And don't even think about mentioning the Phantom re-design that came out around the same time - oh no - too late!!!


Hey! That Phantom was excellent.








.....for making =][= scale Necrons


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/24 22:09:33


Post by: meatybtz


 Howard A Treesong wrote:
I think a lot of the studio painted stuff is stored away, they used to rotate it it their display hall. They used to have sample copies of various packaging and all publications that used to be displayed too.

The massive Game Day displays like Massacre as Big Tuff that were at their HQ were broken up when the museum really shrinked down. I heard it all went in the bin, whether much was saved by staff I don’t know. I guess their ‘life size’ displays went the same way, which is a shame, they haven’t been seen for years that I know of.


Which is very common. It is often more difficult to inventory for even GIVING AWAY than it is to just write-off and throw away.

It is why even here in the USA knowing which dumpsters to dive can net you high grade steel, thousands of dollars worth, no joke. Power tools, computers, servers, etc. Most people wouldn't begin to even guess the scale of corporate garbage. I am certain that GW throws away more figures than it sells... I'd bet. Considering that the figures cost pennies on the pound to produce for them, total cost....


Flashback Friday @ 2018/08/31 10:48:58


Post by: Ratius


Few oldschool Serpents/Falcons this week



Happy Friday!


Flashback Friday @ 2018/09/07 05:35:38


Post by: Da GeneruL


OldHammer is BestHammer.



Look at those sexy teeth.



I love their dynamic poses.

If anyone wants to have a bit more nostalgia, I'm currently running a P&M blog filled with 90's 40k goodness (https://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/763010.page)


Flashback Friday @ 2018/09/07 05:48:02


Post by: H.B.M.C.


Are those heavy bolters?

Space Crusade Marines were weird.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/09/07 07:23:24


Post by: Da GeneruL


I have no idea what they are, the multibarreled one is an assault cannon I think.

Grav guns maybe?


Flashback Friday @ 2018/09/07 07:41:05


Post by: AndrewGPaul


Left to right ...

assault cannon, bolter, sergeant with bolt pistol and power axe, bolter, and I think the last two are crewmen for the Tarantula (from the Missionreadnought expansion). That's not a weapon they're holding, its the control panel bit that connects into the back of the Tarantula.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/09/07 22:08:57


Post by: Syro_


Some more nostalgia, I just bought a copy of the old board game "Lionheart" from the late 90s. It arrived yesterday.





Flashback Friday @ 2018/09/08 17:47:02


Post by: Ratius


Nice stuff guys.
Goofy dread still gets me every time


Flashback Friday @ 2018/09/21 14:01:50


Post by: Ratius


Seemed an appropriate place for the big 10000th post.
And my first ever upload to dakka for this week



Happy Friday peeps!


Flashback Friday @ 2018/09/22 03:35:46


Post by: Syro_


Wow congratulations on reaching 10000 posts. That blows my mind.

In the pic of that battle field, a personal photo? It's a nice pic, and has that old school feel (especially seeing the razorback)


Flashback Friday @ 2018/09/22 04:34:05


Post by: H.B.M.C.


All I can think of looking at that pic is: "I spent so much money on this Realm of Battle board that I couldn't afford a table to put it on!"



Flashback Friday @ 2018/09/28 14:18:56


Post by: Ratius


Wow congratulations on reaching 10000 posts. That blows my mind.

In the pic of that battle field, a personal photo? It's a nice pic, and has that old school feel (especially seeing the razorback)


Yes thats the first battle I had on my robg. A lot of my stuff is 2nd/3rd ed cause Oldschools Coolschool.

"I spent so much money on this Realm of Battle board that I couldn't afford a table to put it on!"


Prefer convoluted yoga-like positions on the floor tbh (not!)

Happy Friday peeps!


Flashback Friday @ 2018/09/28 14:38:58


Post by: Rybrook


Painted this the other day, not the best mind you





Flashback Friday @ 2018/09/29 11:49:32


Post by: Nevelon


 Rybrook wrote:
Painted this the other day, not the best mind you


Better then mine.


Hiding off to the left. I’d say ignore the other stuff in the pic, but that’s an old metal dread, and the standard bearer and foreground speeder date from 3rd. So all valid for a flashback.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/05 09:40:37


Post by: Ratius


Anyone remember this epic piece?



Happy Friday!


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/05 10:01:12


Post by: H.B.M.C.


I remember when it was a terrain piece in the first Apocalypse book and not a diorama.

And hey, given he's been showing up quite a bit here, here's a flashback to one of my oldest miniatures, the original Ultramarine Captain miniature, complete with metal cape and oddly short sword:



Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/05 10:25:40


Post by: Ratius


Ha! hes timeless.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/07 09:28:24


Post by: AndrewGPaul


Heres one of his drinking buddies:



Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/12 08:29:56


Post by: Ratius


Haha nicely done.

Since its Orktober:







Happy Friday!


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/12 09:37:24


Post by: AndrewGPaul


You know, I prefer the older one (not the "original", that was Mike McVey's conversion in 'Ere We Go).


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/12 12:00:23


Post by: H.B.M.C.


That Bad Moon Big Boss with the power fist and bolter is one of the first Ork minis I ever saw.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/12 12:15:01


Post by: Nostromodamus


Whatever happened to Makari?


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/12 13:20:37


Post by: RobS


 Ratius wrote:
Throwback Thursday didnt sound as good so welcome to Flashback Friday.
Each week we'll do a Flashback into the mists of time showcasing some older game systems/models/wargames/projects/publications etc.
Feel free to post a flashback of your own - but only on a Friday!

Today we begin with a look back at some classic GW models. Classic by the way cna have various connotations on this one.....



Oh yes, we begin with these.....classics.



Personally I love the models, they're very characterful and havent aged that badly imho. I know they get a lot of hate but have a definite soft spot with me. So much so I updated and integrated them into my Nids





Next up we have an old 2nd edition Space Wolf Terminator armed with a potent Cyclone missile launcher. Definitely need to dedust this guy though.....








Showing my age but I still have one of the Cyclone Missile launcher guys, painted as a space wolf. And he used to fight against my friend's Tyranid Warriors back in days of yore...


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meatybtz wrote:
Ultra smurfs with old school thunderhawk, land raider, razorback, etc....



Bl00dy hell, I bought the White Dwarf that this was in.

Only 3 dreadnoughts in the whole Chapter?


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/12 14:32:06


Post by: Rybrook


That particular picture is from the 3rd edition space marine codex, it’s the art on the back of the front cover


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/12 14:51:12


Post by: RobS


 Rybrook wrote:
That particular picture is from the 3rd edition space marine codex, it’s the art on the back of the front cover


The full Chapter picture?

Well again that shows my age because I remember GW putting the chapter together for a Games Day.
In the 1930s (feels like).


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/12 15:16:15


Post by: H.B.M.C.


I have the issue of WD where they showed some of this off.

Each store had to paint a squad, which is why most of them are just the basic mono-pose Tactical Squad that was available at the time.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/12 15:55:49


Post by: Mad Doc Grotsnik


 Nostromodamus wrote:
Whatever happened to Makari?


His luck ran out when Ghaz sat on him.

True story.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/14 19:30:38


Post by: Rybrook


Not Friday but I was away,

Freshly primed after 10 years of gathering dust and finding the melta leader and heavy plasma gun



Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/14 20:19:54


Post by: AegisGrimm


Pretty sweet! I don't have the melta gun leader, but I have the rest. My leader was made from a Vaan Saar head on a Arbites leader body (the one with the long coat and shotgun).


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/18 11:52:21


Post by: RobS


Ok, I know it's not Friday but I dug these guys out of my bits box last night and thought I should show them off. The old old old terminator was probably one of the very first models I ever painted, horribly, with enamel paints.

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Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/18 12:01:05


Post by: Rybrook


Those exo armour termies remind me of the fifth element


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/18 22:36:51


Post by: AegisGrimm


The really old sculpt of a terminator has even more massive shoulders.



Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/19 12:14:50


Post by: Ratius


with enamel paints.


Wow yeah, they were my first too


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/19 13:13:02


Post by: Mysterio


 AegisGrimm wrote:
The really old sculpt of a terminator has even more massive shoulders.



I love that version of Terminator armor, and I was excited when it got updated artwork, thinking a new model based on it might soon be arriving.

I'm still waiting...


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/19 19:46:39


Post by: Rybrook


My underhive scum when I get a chance to finish them

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Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/20 19:38:14


Post by: RobS


 Rybrook wrote:
My underhive scum when I get a chance to finish them


Classic. I had the dude with the trench coat and two bolt pistols. Always such a massive disappointment when I didn't roll 'gunfighter' for his skill.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/20 21:43:51


Post by: Howard A Treesong


 Rybrook wrote:
Those exo armour termies remind me of the fifth element


They’re supposed to be regular terminators, but plastic casting was rather limited when Space Hulk was first released, 1989 I think... The genestealers were far better.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/26 01:07:47


Post by: theCrowe


For flashback Friday I'm going to just smorgasbord this post with all sorts of retro goodies from my collection, so here goes a lots of random stuff.


Goblin Netters and Clubbers


Leman Russ, no honestly it is!


Oldschool Harleys


Spot the Magus.


The unwashed masses


Captain Classic


A unit of Yesteryears Yeomanry from my wood elves.


And the ref calls full-time on this flashback madness.

Lots of fun stuff on this thread, good memories. I've enjoyed some of the really retro paint jobs many of you still have on your vintage minis too. Some proper 90s reds on display. It was the best of times it was the blurst of times.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/26 03:01:43


Post by: amazingturtles


Ah, those harlequins and their wonderful strip-ed pants.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/26 08:23:40


Post by: H.B.M.C.


 theCrowe wrote:

Oldschool Harleys
I have a few ancient Harlis. I might even have that one with the Lightning Claw.

 theCrowe wrote:

Spot the Magus.
Now that's an interesting collection of miniatures:

2 Catachans, a Cadian, two Old Skool plastic Orlocks, a Redemptionist and a Ratskin brave! Plus the original (and still the best) Magus.

 amazingturtles wrote:
Ah, those harlequins and their wonderful strip-ed pants.
I understood that reference! (/Captain America)




Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/26 08:46:06


Post by: Ratius


Superb pics Crowe
That Leman Russ! Wanted him sooooo badly back in the day.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/26 09:55:58


Post by: Nevelon


I’ve got an RTB06 worth of harlies kicking around. I should really take inventory and see if I can make a kill team out of them. Or at least take pictures so you can laugh at my old paint jobs.

A little home improvement project:


Killzone: Mordheim.

Been using some of the old card buildings as part of my 40k/KT terrain and they were getting banged up enough that I needed to glue some parts back on. While I was there I dug these 3 guys out of the partially built pile and slapped them together. The middle one is not actually Mordheim, but from the 6th WHFB starter.

It’s a good system for buildings. There was a frame sprue and the punched card for the floors and walls. The sprue could be used to make all sorts of buildings, and gave more structure and detail than just folded card.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/26 13:38:42


Post by: Skinnereal


 H.B.M.C. wrote:
I have a few ancient Harlis. I might even have that one with the Lightning Claw.
Except it is now a caress.
I have a couple too, and was thinking I had to mix-and-match the arms to fit them in. It's not quite that bad, but close.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/26 14:00:13


Post by: Stormwall


It's paint stripping day. Can't wait to return these guys to the fold.



Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/26 14:47:52


Post by: RobS


 Stormwall wrote:
It's paint stripping day. Can't wait to return these guys to the fold.



I spy an Orrus spyrer...


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/26 14:51:01


Post by: Ratius


Good lord, that Land Raider 0_o


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/26 15:08:51


Post by: Stormwall


It's an ebay rescue, hope it goes well stripping it. I think it's acrylic paint. Also what is a Orrus spyrer?

Lastly, does anyone know what the terminator is? Is he a gray knight, or one of GW's old catalog termies? He's from 1989, he's now my librarian for Kill Team. He was pretty beat up, had chips in the pewter I covered with purity seals. The guy I got him from was going to bin him.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/26 15:35:46


Post by: AndrewGPaul


The Orrus Spyrer is an up-hive noble in a suit of fancy power armour hunting underhivers in Necromunda. If you mean the model to the left of the blue Inquisitor, yes that's a Grey Knight (the body, at least).


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/26 15:43:32


Post by: Stormwall


Ah. I got a of these guys for helping a friend move who didn't want them anymore/couldn't be bothered as they were in his bits box.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/26 16:33:16


Post by: H.B.M.C.


I think the Termy's sword is converted from the Bright Wizard's sword.



Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/26 17:10:00


Post by: Captain Brown


I think my group has two or three of those Rogue Trader Land Raiders sitting around...mostly in Chaos Space Marine armies now.

Thought I would add some old painted models as well, as I decided to strip and repaint my metal Eldar War Host:



Cheers,

CB


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/26 20:20:20


Post by: theCrowe


Man CB the old Dire Avengers are truely evergreen. An all time classic and beautifully painted there.

Got me a clutch of those badboys too.
Iconic!


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/26 20:39:43


Post by: RobS


 Stormwall wrote:
It's an ebay rescue, hope it goes well stripping it. I think it's acrylic paint. Also what is a Orrus spyrer?

Lastly, does anyone know what the terminator is? Is he a gray knight, or one of GW's old catalog termies? He's from 1989, he's now my librarian for Kill Team. He was pretty beat up, had chips in the pewter I covered with purity seals. The guy I got him from was going to bin him.


Dettol to strip acrylic paint. Don't try to wash it after though.

The Spyrer is the guy with 2 power fists. I remember him from the Outlanders supplement to Necromunda but I don't know anyone who actually played with them.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/26 21:08:46


Post by: zedmeister


 Ratius wrote:
Good lord, that Land Raider 0_o


What's surprising to me is the fact that the Lascannons haven't snapped off!

Edit:
Oh, ignore me. I've had a closer look and can see the mass of superglue holding it on!


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/26 21:28:16


Post by: Stormwall


Yeah, it's pretty impressive. Paint and superglue holding it haha.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/26 22:12:55


Post by: Captain Brown


The fellows in my group had me bring over my modelling tools to a painting night and had me pin theirs with brass rod after multiple breaks.

CB


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/27 11:49:05


Post by: AndrewGPaul


I used plastic rod and beads to repair mine, so that the guns could swivel again.

Also, I found ordinary staples to make good replacements for broken door handles on those old Land Raiders, Rhinos and Predators.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/27 11:52:20


Post by: H.B.M.C.


Just glued mine in place.

I need to take a photo of it for this thread, come to think of it.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/10/29 10:10:03


Post by: AndrewGPaul


The first time mine snapped off (some time in 1991, I think), I just glued them back on. It was only when I refurbished may remaining Land Raider kit* that I decided to be a little more ambitious.

* At one point in 2nd edition, I had three, but I got rid of them. I eventually got a replacement from a friend who had got out of 40k and was clearing out. It had been part of his harlequins force, so of course I had to cleanse it of the alien filth and return it to the Omnissiah's grace.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/01 01:13:17


Post by: FabricatorGeneralMike


 Stormwall wrote:
It's paint stripping day. Can't wait to return these guys to the fold.



Very nice rescue. As people have said nice find on the Spyre, I never got a chance to play with them but they looked so damn cool especially mom . The LR is a great score.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/01 01:34:38


Post by: Nostromodamus


The rails that went around the old Rhino were the easiest thing to break back then imho, my LR sponsons were fine but that rail snapped if you looked at it funny.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/01 01:46:27


Post by: Nevelon


 Nostromodamus wrote:
The rails that went around the old Rhino were the easiest thing to break back then imho, my LR sponsons were fine but that rail snapped if you looked at it funny.


I just cut to the chase and never glued those rails on. Should still be in my bits box I think.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/01 09:32:23


Post by: chromedog


I replaced those thin plastic ones with brass wire rails back in the day (it helps that I didn't get into 40k as a kid, but as a 19 year old (because 40k didn't really exist before I was 19), with a few years modelmaking skills behind me).

I dug a box of old harlequins out of the shed. I'll see about getting pictures of them. It's mostly from blisters, but there's a chunk of them from the box (harlequin box), I think.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/01 14:36:54


Post by: AndrewGPaul


I've thought about doing that too, but at the moment all my old Rhinos are shelf queens, so breaking the grab rails or aerials isn't an issue.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/01 15:17:37


Post by: Stormwall


I made the mistake of gluing those rails on new and old rhinos for the "nostalgia," when Gits was generous enough to send me some rhinos.

That was a big mistake considering I moved from the U.S to Sweden. So much regluing...


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/02 00:56:11


Post by: theCrowe


Another salvo of blasts from the past for Flashback Friday


Speaking of Oldschool rhinos, there's All sorts of weirdness going on with my vintage transports. Not a rail in sight, just the remnants.


My Oldschool Ragnar from back when he used to be blonde! Complete with copy-paper printed banners all painted up.


The count tries his hand at managing the Washington Deadskins.


Does anyone remember the artwork in 2nd Ed. Codex Eldar that inspired this basing of my Avatar?


A bit of classic metal. Goffik Rokk!


GorkaMorka... Speaks for itself really.Yikes!


It's behind you! 3rd ed. Nids screamer killer fex based on Ol' One Eye


Easily the ugliest Elf Queen ever.

That's enough of my spamming up the thread. Looking forward to seeing more from everyone else too.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/02 08:28:23


Post by: Ratius


Huzzah! Happy Friday!

Super collection crowe

And yes I do remember the art that inspired the Avatar base.....still one of my fav pieces of all time.





Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/02 14:13:43


Post by: Captain Brown


 theCrowe wrote:



Does anyone remember the artwork in 2nd Ed. Codex Eldar that inspired this basing of my Avatar?


Yes I do remember it.

My painting of the model.


Cheers,

CB


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/02 17:36:53


Post by: theCrowe



That's the in focus shot of the base. That marine is smokin'.

It'd be nice to see if anyone else has miniatures inspired by classic artwork. Bit tricky I suppose when many of the character art pieces were based on the sculpts of the miniatures.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/02 22:30:48


Post by: Ratius


Kinda. Sorta. Well maybe.







Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/03 19:10:40


Post by: Elbows


Mark Gibbons always did my favourt 40K art...no questions asked. I didn't go with the clever basing, but I did do this great mini a couple years ago. Shame it's such a turd in 8th edition right now!

Spoiler:


Glancing at this pic now, I think I'll go back and touch up a lot of the bits on this guy...


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/09 08:31:31


Post by: Ratius


The Last Stand



An old pic from the Anphelion Campiagn series I ran a few years ago.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/10 01:41:51


Post by: theCrowe


Just thought I'd drop this guy in while it's still Friday somewhere.

Bit of vintage metal.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/12 10:42:27


Post by: RobS


I know it's not Friday, but check out these dudes I found!
Definitely some of the first models I ever painted, with Humbrol enamels.

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Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/12 13:53:26


Post by: oni


Such a great thread.

I see quite a bit that I don't necessarily consider 'old' or a 'flash back'. I started shortly after 2nd edition was released, so for me a flash back would be anything from RT, 2nd, 3rd and 4th edition.

I don't really consider things from 2008 / 5th edition and forward old since a lot the models and terrain from then are still available and still in predominant use.

I"m curious... What edition(s) / era do you consider to be vintage?


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/16 09:57:43


Post by: Ratius


I think anything that has good memories attached and a sense of nostalgia fits in here.
I too started in 2nd ed but for many players 4/5th was their starting point so thats nostalgia for them

I also try and keep the thread open to non GW games so old battletech, board games etc more than welcome.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/16 18:48:56


Post by: theCrowe


 Ratius wrote:
I think anything that has good memories attached and a sense of nostalgia fits in here.
I too started in 2nd ed but for many players 4/5th was their starting point so thats nostalgia for them

I also try and keep the thread open to non GW games so old battletech, board games etc more than welcome.


Well, if you say so...












Always happy to oblige when I can.



Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/17 05:16:41


Post by: Captain Brown


Sold every book, game and model from Battletech. Except the Players Handbook for some reason. My group started with the first game with the 12 cardboard mechs. Loads of fun...but there is only so much room for miniatures.

CB


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/17 09:11:01


Post by: H.B.M.C.


I've found the BTech minis to be the easiest to store, as they're all roughly similar in size. I've got around 400-ish 'Mechs, and about 200-ish vehicles. They all fit in two big Army Transport bags and one smaller one. Far more compact than any 40K stuff I own.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/17 10:04:31


Post by: theCrowe


I only got into Battletech quite recently, maybe about four years ago. So it doesn't have those same flashback Friday vibes for me. It's all still a bit new to me and honestly the decades of backstory and universe building was a bit daunting. I don't think I'll ever be one of the true Battletech nerds that has a wealth of knowledge on every era from following the progress of the game through the years. I read a bunch of the core novels and had a go at writing some Battletech fiction but still so much of it all seems so new to me.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/17 12:28:39


Post by: Nevelon


I still have all the first run omni mechs and maybe 30-50 assorted inner sphere mechs in a box somewhere. A chunk of shelf space still holds all the rules and a number of the novels.

We spent a lot of time playing, more then 40k at the time back in the 80s/90s.

My first post in this thread was mechs. The other ones I took at the time were a bit blurry, or I’d post more.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/23 09:49:58


Post by: Ratius


A lot of talk of oldcron Vs newcrons of late so fitting that theme:



What an atmospheric little pic this is at the bottom




Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/23 09:56:38


Post by: RobS


This was a nice flashback for me - spent last night modelling up some METAL!

Bought a WFB Kroxigor, cut off the axe and repositioned and pinned the arms to re-assign him as a Blood Bowl player.

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Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/23 13:33:54


Post by: theCrowe


Really love the look of those old metal necrons. Nice and chunky.

And just to add some support to the other side in that righteous vintage table shot...

Sold these guys recently. So if you were the happy buyer I hope they're serving the emperor with dignity and valour.

Nice to see active bloodbowl chopping of old metals going on too. I like it when we're not too precious about the old ones not to do stuff like that when needed. Fair play for getting that fella on the field.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/23 14:13:36


Post by: RobS


 theCrowe wrote:
Really love the look of those old metal necrons. Nice and chunky.



Nice to see active bloodbowl chopping of old metals going on too. I like it when we're not too precious about the old ones not to do stuff like that when needed. Fair play for getting that fella on the field.


Oh I bought him off ebay specifically to turn him into a Blood Bowl player. Going to cut a terminator shoulder pad into shape and add it to him for armour, because:
1. It's about the only place you can put team colours/numbers
2. The idea of these monstrous creatures getting kitted up for a ball game, strapping on pads etc, is completely ridiculous and exactly the sort of cartoony effect that I love about Blood Bowl.

Got some Anvil resin shoulder pads coming for the Skinks/Saurus which I am hoping are going to be a suitable scale.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/23 19:20:05


Post by: theCrowe



haha, me too! comedy bloodbowl gold!


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/24 21:49:33


Post by: theCrowe


Come to think of it, I have one more image of Bloodbowl comedy to share.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/24 22:55:23


Post by: RobS


I keep finding goblin cheerleaders when I look for models online.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/25 10:56:43


Post by: Howard A Treesong


I always surprised by the older RT models on eBay continually reposted Buy it Now for £20-30 each. Even some bog standard infantry are £15 a go. Who is buying them? Anyone?

I love the older ranges because I grew up with them, but it’s a shame it’s all become an absurdly priced collectors market.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/25 12:17:53


Post by: Rybrook


I found on the bay, an unopened rt Titan crew selling for £80 odd

Madness


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/29 11:24:16


Post by: RobS


Bit of a flashback for any old-school Blood Bowl fans:
Go on the Blood Bowl pages of the Games Workshop website and there is a team profile of The Doomlords.

They were Andy Chambers actual team in the GW league, I remember seeing a piece on them in an old WD, all custom converted.
They also refer to the head coach as a mysterious individual called the Overfiend: another of AC's aliases.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/11/29 12:45:27


Post by: Rybrook


Not Friday but since I have missed the last few

Here’s my update on the death company


Flashback Friday @ 2018/12/07 21:19:25


Post by: Nevelon


Doing a pic a day advent calendar thing over in my blog, so I had the camera and lightbox out to take some pics of things that hadn’t seen the light of day in a while. Or just hadn’t been well showcased lately. Some of the hits so far.









Flashback Friday @ 2018/12/07 21:32:23


Post by: theCrowe


Nice selection Nev. Like the snow on the smurf bases.


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I'll chuck in a few vintage oddities too.


I painted this guy up as a stand-alone bad guy for a game where a fallen Psycher has corrupted and turned a local PDF to his own nefarious ends.


Sold this guy (sad face)


One of the old box set knights from way back. Painted him up as a lost Knight for my Wood Elves army to... Employ? Mislead? Enchant? You know, one minute you're a basic plastic knight in a box set, you get "lost in the woods" and the next thing you know you're a hero in a Wood Elves army. Happens all the time.


Another fate that may befall such a knight is to become hopelessly enamoured of LFC and wander the Old World singing "You'll never walk alone."


Flashback Friday @ 2018/12/08 03:38:19


Post by: Captain Brown


Well, as we are on old Knights.

OOP metal Knights Panther with Standard and Champion


Cheers,

CB


Flashback Friday @ 2018/12/08 12:37:23


Post by: Nevelon


The only good knight is a dead knight. Or undead wight. Close enough.



The theme of my old undead army was “undead bretonians” and were focused around a core unit of Wights of the Realm. They were the anvil upon which many armies broke.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/12/28 22:42:04


Post by: Mad Doc Grotsnik


Struggling to find decent pics of them, but got lucky on a FB trading page, and picked me up some classic 40k Squigs. Including the Grabber Slasher and Spider Tyranid. There’s also another six diddy Squiggly Beasts.

Paid £10, turns out they go for around £7 each on eBay. Didn’t know that when I nabbed them!


Flashback Friday @ 2018/12/29 01:09:25


Post by: theCrowe



Squigs it is then!
Got a bunch more of these in need of a bath in something caustic. Always worth giving some vintage metal some love.

Nice job on your FB-fu MadDoc. Looking forward to seeing them classic squiggly beasts some time.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/12/29 01:17:58


Post by: Mad Doc Grotsnik


I dare not paint them, for I cannot do them justice.

But here they are as nudie bois!


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Flashback Friday @ 2018/12/29 01:55:27


Post by: Howard A Treesong


There’s at least one more, a tiny round one. £7 each? Golly, I have loads of them as I went to Nottingham years ago and bought a couple of bags of them for a few quid. Now they seem to be rattling around in boxes of bits and miniatures everywhere.

I found this in the cupboard the other day, and yes all the inks are still inside.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/12/29 14:12:00


Post by: Nevelon


I still use the inks for that box. Some more than others. The green frequently, but just the other day I needed the yellow. Not a lot of call for that one, but it was nice to have on hand to help smooth out the transitions on a flaming sword.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/12/29 19:00:04


Post by: AndrewGPaul


 Mad Doc Grotsnik wrote:
Struggling to find decent pics of them, but got lucky on a FB trading page, and picked me up some classic 40k Squigs. Including the Grabber Slasher and Spider Tyranid. There’s also another six diddy Squiggly Beasts.

Paid £10, turns out they go for around £7 each on eBay. Didn’t know that when I nabbed them!


I paid a heck of a lot more than that for a grabber-slasher a few years ago. Just after I did, another one appeared for a fiver, Buy-it-now. I'q quite like the spider one to complete my 1st edition Tyranid collection, but not at the prices I always seem to find 'em at.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/12/29 19:05:01


Post by: Howard A Treesong


The spider one I’ve never seen for sale, actually. They used to come in packs with orks, buy a painboy or a mek, and you’d get a tiddly squig in there too. Why are they so sought after?


Flashback Friday @ 2018/12/29 20:30:32


Post by: H.B.M.C.


Original Squigs huh? Nice get.

I've got the WD issue that had their RT rules for Tyranid armies.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/12/30 12:27:01


Post by: Mad Doc Grotsnik


Is that the one with the very red ‘Nids laying into some Eldar?

I thnk that may have been my very first WD issue!


Flashback Friday @ 2018/12/30 13:44:56


Post by: H.B.M.C.


That would be WD145.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/12/30 14:42:35


Post by: Howard A Treesong




Here’s a few more squigs, there’s another one on long legs and a spider squig here. I’ve a couple grabber slashers but I don’t recall where...


Flashback Friday @ 2018/12/30 17:26:40


Post by: AegisGrimm


I have one of the painted spider on the lower right. He used to tag along with my Orc shaman.


Flashback Friday @ 2018/12/30 18:16:06


Post by: amazingturtles


The one with the long legs is amazingly muppetlike.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/01/04 17:09:06


Post by: Howard A Treesong


Friday already!


Here Space Santa. Every year I say I’ll do him for the holiday season and then he vanishes until the new year.




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I’m actually looking for other things and have found stuff I’ve little memory of buying. Like a Mordenheim Chaos cult! And various Skaven things.

And then there’s this. I’m staggered that it’s now 19 years old. I mean, gak, that’s older than some of our members and I still consider it a recent(ish) model.



Flashback Friday @ 2019/01/25 09:41:16


Post by: Ratius


Happy Friday peeps!

Going to get my Ork army up in running in terms of playtesting it with the new codex and rooted out these guys to join the Waaaagh. Will strip and redo most of them but I think Zogrod and the painboy held up well enough through the eons of time.








Flashback Friday @ 2019/01/25 21:25:16


Post by: theCrowe


Oh yeah! 2nd ed game box orks and gretchin! so bad in all the best ways. No ork army is complete without them.


I did a set in power rangers colours! Cause why not?


Flashback Friday @ 2019/01/25 22:46:48


Post by: zedmeister


Well, for a hell of a flashback, the new White Dwarf includes the original Ork V Squat Golgotha battle report from 1992:

https://www.warhammer-community.com/2019/01/25/25th-jan-white-dwarf-preview-februarygw-homepage-post-2/

Hell of a read!


Flashback Friday @ 2019/01/26 09:25:06


Post by: Turaxa


I always forget to post in this thread when it's actually Friday, but it must still be Friday somewhere on the planet, so I thought I'd post some of my older miniatures. I'm not sure if they're considered flashback-worthy yet, but there's a fair amount of old metal in these pictures. These are all in my showcase thread as well, so I hope cross-posting is okay.

First, some Sisters of Battle:





Next, some Craftworld Eldar:





Lastly, a miscelleny:





Thanks for looking!


Flashback Friday @ 2019/01/26 11:25:10


Post by: H.B.M.C.


Heh. I spy with my little eye, someone who has a Spyrer Matriarch.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/01/26 19:29:49


Post by: AegisGrimm


Good God, Howard. I remember buying that Emperor's Champion, ugh. Alright, gotta get in on this thread and establish some Old Gamer cred!

Here's some Orcs I recently put some finishing touches on. The Black Orc boss is Finecast (it's a really good cast, but I'm still not a fan of the stuff) that I scored in a bag of other plastic Black Orcs at GenCon two years ago (10 bucks for 5 Black Orcs was a real steal, when this guy was one of them!)

But his friends, oh....his friends are all off the same sprue (minus one Arrer boy who is painted but didn't make the pic as he isn't based yet) from when they came in a WHFB starter set. And to top it all off, I never got them from the Starter box. These guys were bought separate as an 8 dollar sprue from when GW still had an online Bitz Store. So they are well-deserving of finally being painted, lol.



They are all part of my growing skirmish force, which is very much a blend of the old and the new, with everything from Shadespire heroes to metal and plastic Feral Boar Boyz., and a conversion made from the metal leader from the Regiments of Renown crossbow boyz, also bought from the old Bitz Store.




On the 40K side of things I am still building on my Eldar force, here's a Scorpion (using an original-release Wave Serpent FW hull, I just swap out the two different turrets), and a Vyper from when they first came out (I still have the White Dwarf from when they premiered and the 2nd edition datafax that came in it).


Flashback Friday @ 2019/01/27 00:00:16


Post by: AndrewGPaul


Yes, but don't rub it in. We all make mistakes, after all.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/01/27 14:47:58


Post by: Syro_


It's always fun seeing the old Space Crusade Dread and orc boar boyz. Thanks for sharing, both of you.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/01/28 12:28:08


Post by: Turaxa


H.B.M.C. wrote:Heh. I spy with my little eye, someone who has a Spyrer Matriarch.

I wanted a female Ministorium character, and that model fits the bill nicely. I think she was a specialist games release, so probably not the commonest mini to see in the wild.
Syro_ wrote:It's always fun seeing the old Space Crusade Dread and orc boar boyz. Thanks for sharing, both of you.

No problem. The old SC dreadnought is a surprisingly decent sculpt with a modern paint job (which mine isn't ). I keep hoping that FW's HH series will produce a modern version.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/01/29 11:03:05


Post by: AndrewGPaul


The Deredeo chassis is probably the closes we'll get. It's roughly the same kind of shape and stance.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/02/08 17:31:22


Post by: RobS


I've recruited a new star Blitzer.

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Flashback Friday @ 2019/02/08 20:53:59


Post by: theCrowe


Haha! That hat is obscene.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/04/12 16:37:05


Post by: Ratius


Ghaz meet Ghaz.
Oh and Makari too.



Happy Friday peeps.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/04/12 17:19:55


Post by: theCrowe


Makari is my hero!

Love the messy bases too. It's like a no make-up selfie honest portrait of an old-school orks army. Feels like home.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/05/03 10:12:09


Post by: Ratius


I found these guys in a box. Their bases had copyright GW 1992 on them
Going to strip and repaint them and add them into the Waaaagh.

Anyone else think the painboy looks more like a mekboy?



Happy Friday peeps!


Flashback Friday @ 2019/05/03 11:09:13


Post by: Rybrook


I have these to paint for the comp, needed to add base adapters as you can clearly see their feet hanging over


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Flashback Friday @ 2019/05/03 12:38:40


Post by: Tyranid Horde


I don't think I've contributed to this thread but I'm painting up a squad of Fire Dragons from the 90s(?). They're the ugly ducklings of the fire dragon sculpts but I still like them (looking at you Elbows ).




Flashback Friday @ 2019/05/03 20:36:18


Post by: youwashock


Those Dragons are still head and shoulders above the Scorpions from the same era.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/05/04 00:02:57


Post by: Elbows


Those Fire Dragons and the ugly Scorpions (and ugly Reapers, etc.) were from the early 2000's in the GW dark period. I don't think they were quite in the 90's (if they were it would have been late '99?) I can look them up sometime.

Nothing in that release touched the awfulness of the Striking Scorpions but most of those releases were subsequently re-released again quite quickly as they simply weren't very good minis.

It was an exceptionally quick turn around considering we have Warp Spiders from 1994 still in production.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/05/10 01:45:15


Post by: Nevelon


Close enough to Friday for a little scale creep showcase:


Flashback Friday @ 2019/05/10 02:23:32


Post by: solkan


Somebody needs to post a picture of a 1992 Greater Daemon next to one of the current plastic models. That'll show you scale creep.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/05/10 03:52:34


Post by: H.B.M.C.


 Nevelon wrote:
Close enough to Friday for a little scale creep showcase:
Wow.



I am genuinely shocked by that.



Flashback Friday @ 2019/05/10 05:03:02


Post by: chromedog


I found one of my old =I= scale space marines in a box while rummaging through old gaming stuff.

He needed a new hands and weapons. So I gave him a new storm bolter from leftover vehicle parts, and a thunder hammer from a GK NDK.

Talk about "Scale creep" though ...



Flashback Friday @ 2019/05/10 08:25:50


Post by: Nevelon


 solkan wrote:
Somebody needs to post a picture of a 1992 Greater Daemon next to one of the current plastic models. That'll show you scale creep.


On my “projects that are never going to happen, but float around the back of my mind” list is to make a scenic base for my old Nagash to bring him up to scale to the new one. Big oval flight base, one of those arcane ruin/magic stands, a mess of ghosty spirits. Of course, with that much time, money and effort, why not just grab the new one? Besides the humor and novelty of bringing out the classic death clown to lead my forces of Death.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/05/10 08:37:20


Post by: Tyranid Horde


Posted this on my P&M blog, but here is a Necromunda Farseer and fire dragon retinue I picked up:




Pretty chuffed to find these!


Flashback Friday @ 2019/05/10 08:43:16


Post by: Ratius


Nothing for me today peeps but Happy Friday!


Flashback Friday @ 2019/05/10 08:47:48


Post by: Waaaghbert


 Tyranid Horde wrote:
Posted this on my P&M blog, but here is a Necromunda Farseer and fire dragon retinue I picked up:




Pretty chuffed to find these!


That Farseer is amazing! How old is it?


Flashback Friday @ 2019/05/10 09:06:33


Post by: Tyranid Horde


Just from a quick google search, a website says it was released in 1999 with a slew of other necromunda characters and ran up to 2004.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/05/12 19:46:08


Post by: theCrowe


 Nevelon wrote:


On my “projects that are never going to happen, but float around the back of my mind” list is to make a scenic base for my old Nagash to bring him up to scale to the new one. Big oval flight base, one of those arcane ruin/magic stands, a mess of ghosty spirits. Of course, with that much time, money and effort, why not just grab the new one? Besides the humor and novelty of bringing out the classic death clown to lead my forces of Death.


Because anyone can grab the new one. It takes inspiration and dedication and a certain wry humour to field the death clown. You know it has to be done and if you don't either nobody will or someone else will and then if you do it'll fewl like a sad knockoff and not the original awesome idea you know you've had for years.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/05/12 20:51:33


Post by: Nevelon


 theCrowe wrote:
 Nevelon wrote:


On my “projects that are never going to happen, but float around the back of my mind” list is to make a scenic base for my old Nagash to bring him up to scale to the new one. Big oval flight base, one of those arcane ruin/magic stands, a mess of ghosty spirits. Of course, with that much time, money and effort, why not just grab the new one? Besides the humor and novelty of bringing out the classic death clown to lead my forces of Death.


Because anyone can grab the new one. It takes inspiration and dedication and a certain wry humour to field the death clown. You know it has to be done and if you don't either nobody will or someone else will and then if you do it'll fewl like a sad knockoff and not the original awesome idea you know you've had for years.


If time and money were infinite...

While I do paint one or two units a year for my undead army, that’s greater then the number of games of AoS I get in over the same period of time. So when I think of where my hobby dollar goes, the ~$40 (one balewind votex, a box of spirit hosts) could be spent better elsewhere.

Don’t get me wrong, it’s on the list of things to do. But the closer of my FLGS doesn’t have any AoS going on, and if I’m going to drive the hour down to the one that has a scene, it’s probably to play 40k.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/05/17 13:54:58


Post by: Ratius


Old



Happy Friday!


Flashback Friday @ 2019/05/17 20:18:01


Post by: theCrowe


Would you look at those screamers! And on solid goblin green bases too. It's a sight to make an old gamer weep for joy!

I shall offer a couple of vintage goblins.

Happy Friday dakkanauts.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/05/17 20:23:15


Post by: filbert


Is that guy holding a peeled banana?


Flashback Friday @ 2019/05/19 19:39:27


Post by: edwardmyst


Bananas are so old school/outdated...get that goblin a smoothie or something!


Flashback Friday @ 2019/05/20 07:45:40


Post by: theCrowe


edwardmyst wrote:
Bananas are so old school/outdated...get that goblin a smoothie or something!


I know! Remember when GW was giving everyone banana options? Khorne Berserkers dual wielding bananas! Give me a break!


Flashback Friday @ 2019/05/24 09:02:48


Post by: Ratius


Someone posted this over in the biggest battles background thread but I thought it suitable to put in here for Flashback Friday.

Epic:



Happy Friday!


Flashback Friday @ 2019/06/02 18:19:03


Post by: edwardmyst


I am a super old school roleplayer (basic D&D from 1977...) BUT! That poster on the box of the first plastic marines is what made me start 40k. It had/has such great emotion in it.
Thanks for sharing.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/06/06 12:50:50


Post by: RobS


 Ratius wrote:
Someone posted this over in the biggest battles background thread but I thought it suitable to put in here for Flashback Friday.

Epic:



Happy Friday!


I'm pretty sure I had an old lead mini with the weird gun/fist thing shown in the centre of the picture. I never knew what it was supposed to be.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/06/08 08:36:57


Post by: theCrowe




From when ork fluff was so much more fun. Circa 2nd ed. is still my Ork fiction (more specifically grot fiction) universe of choice.

Epic vintage pic RobS- that severed ork head right at the top is just so stupidly funny.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/06/28 07:47:19


Post by: Ratius


Thin those paints godammit!



Some 2nd ed Nids from circa 2009. Later got stripped and added to Hissys hive.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/06/28 07:52:09


Post by: Tyranid Horde


How is Hissy these days?


Flashback Friday @ 2019/06/28 08:02:33


Post by: Ratius


Ha, shes good mate.
Actually picked up a Nid battleforce box recently so must get off my rear and resurrect the blog.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/06/28 20:26:02


Post by: theCrowe


Today I'll flashback the old Plasma Weapons: Totally worth it! Meme.


But the one I made for my Ravens.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/05 12:43:52


Post by: Ratius


Found this on my googledrive account
Any one remember these gems?



Dark Millenium (psyker suppliment) for 2nd ed 40k.

And a pic of the first page



Happy Friday!


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/05 16:20:05


Post by: Captain Brown


Ratius,

Well three of the models on the Eavy Metal Page are still in use in my Eldar army. In fact they all just had a strip and repaint in the last two years.

Cheers,

CB


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/05 16:29:46


Post by: amazingturtles


I like that you can use the right or the left foot, for whatever reason you might have


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/05 20:50:03


Post by: Nevelon


Captain Brown wrote:
Ratius,

Well three of the models on the Eavy Metal Page are still in use in my Eldar army. In fact they all just had a strip and repaint in the last two years.

Cheers,

CB


I’ve only got 2 of them in active service (the Warlock and Hawk). But in my defense, the mini I use for a DA exarch is of similar vintage, if not older.

And to add something to this thread, some dryads.


What you were expecting? Some hot elf-like hippy looking wood-themed chick? Nope. Only way you want to hit that is with an axe. But the theme for the painting comp this month is “Wild World” so I needed to go dig deep into my WHFB Wood Elf army that never really got off the ground. Ironic, as the theme of the army was going to either be tree-kin or stuff on the wing. Got some warhawk riders flitting around somewhere...


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/06 02:49:25


Post by: meatybtz


 Ratius wrote:
Found this on my googledrive account
Any one remember these gems?



Dark Millenium (psyker suppliment) for 2nd ed 40k.

And a pic of the first page



Happy Friday!
as a solid Ork player in that era... Da krunch was one of my favorites. A huge green foot? I'll take twelve. Hur Hur stomp da umies.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/06 03:36:15


Post by: Nostromodamus


I wish Madboyz would make a comeback...


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/06 19:56:48


Post by: theCrowe


Did someone say Warhawks?



Anyone got a flash? This pic could use some front light.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/06 22:43:37


Post by: Nevelon


 theCrowe wrote:
Did someone say Warhawks?



Anyone got a flash? This pic could use some front light.




I could break out the lightbox for better pics. And pick a time when they’ve not been drinking...


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/12 08:17:35


Post by: Ratius


Another nice find on goggledrive.
2nd ed Nid Codex.
What great, evocative images seeing these as a young teenager







Happy Friday!


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/12 09:57:21


Post by: Nevelon


Those old codex’s really are treasures. Last night I grabbed my Wood Elf army book of similar vintage (5th ed WHFB?) for paint examples for my dryads, and ended up spending half an hour reading stories and looking at pictures.

So much quality content. Just don’t make them like that anymore.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/12 10:01:58


Post by: Ratius


Tru dat.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/12 10:37:08


Post by: AndrewGPaul


Looking at those model shots, both the Ultramarines and the Orks are utterly gubbed there.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/12 10:40:04


Post by: Stormatious


What edition are these guys from? i have a few of them.

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Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/12 10:47:45


Post by: AndrewGPaul


Actually, no; if it's the Ultramarines turn, they might be able to take down the Warriors with the Devastator combat squad nearest the camera, then Tigurius, the land speeder and the rest of the Marines might be able to mop up the 'stealers.

But then, the 'stealers are too close to the Devastators to be ignored in favour of the Warriors, so they'll need to try and get rid of the 'stealers first. It might depend on which psychic powers Tigurius has.


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Those models came out for 2nd edition, but fairly late on, I think.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/12 11:06:14


Post by: Nevelon


 AndrewGPaul wrote:
Looking at those model shots, both the Ultramarines and the Orks are utterly gubbed there.


A favorite past-time of mine was to look at those shots and try to figure out who was going to win the matchup. Normally the guys who’s book it was, but not always. And the ones in WD were a toss up; less plot armor/favoritism there.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/12 13:37:46


Post by: H.B.M.C.


 Nevelon wrote:
A favorite past-time of mine was to look at those shots and try to figure out who was going to win the matchup.
I did that all the time. Hell, I did that the second I saw the pictures above before I even read down to other people doing it.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/12 13:47:56


Post by: Ratius


Yup me and a friend used to do that too


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/18 01:45:07


Post by: youwashock


Friend of mine took that Tyranid Codex everywhere when he started playing. Couldn't get enough of it. Such great books.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/18 10:00:46


Post by: H.B.M.C.


I adored that Codex.

The rules for the Lictor were the only good rules the Lictor has ever had. It was a big Genestealer basically, and so dangerous.

I remember one game where one of mine took on a Epistolary in Terminator Armour. The two spent the entire game unable to kill one another. It was hilarious to watch.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/18 10:08:48


Post by: Ratius


The opening story about Tyran was really amazing.
I simply had read nothing like it before - the sense of brooding, unknown destruction was awe inspiring - no hyperbole.

Kinda like the introduction of the Crons early on rather than the trainwreck of newcrons now. But I digress


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/18 10:30:20


Post by: H.B.M.C.


Isn't it also the book that has the short story about about Sergeant Mallion's ill-fated Catachan patrol that gets eaten by the Predator a Lictor?

I loved that story as a kid.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/18 18:34:14


Post by: RobS


I remember that story. It kills them one by one and they never see it. Actually inspired me to start collecting IG...


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/18 19:36:26


Post by: AndrewGPaul


 H.B.M.C. wrote:
I adored that Codex.

The rules for the Lictor were the only good rules the Lictor has ever had. It was a big Genestealer basically, and so dangerous.

I remember one game where one of mine took on a Epistolary in Terminator Armour. The two spent the entire game unable to kill one another. It was hilarious to watch.


In 2nd edition, I had Space Wolves, and my friend had Tyranids. IIRC, the only thing that could equal a genestealer in close combat was a charging Wolf Guard in terminator armour with lightning claws, and that cost about three times as much.

The 'stealer cult list was brutal too; that Tyranid codex came out before the Imperial Guard list, so the cult still got access to thudd guns, tarantulas, land speeders and suchlike, as well as man-portable heavy plasma guns and multi-meltas. Then you had genestealers using cheap rhinos as mobile cover, and things often went wrong for my beleaguered forces.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/18 21:25:48


Post by: theCrowe


 AndrewGPaul wrote:
 H.B.M.C. wrote:
I adored that Codex.

The rules for the Lictor were the only good rules the Lictor has ever had. It was a big Genestealer basically, and so dangerous.

I remember one game where one of mine took on a Epistolary in Terminator Armour. The two spent the entire game unable to kill one another. It was hilarious to watch.


In 2nd edition, I had Space Wolves, and my friend had Tyranids. IIRC, the only thing that could equal a genestealer in close combat was a charging Wolf Guard in terminator armour with lightning claws, and that cost about three times as much.

The 'stealer cult list was brutal too; that Tyranid codex came out before the Imperial Guard list, so the cult still got access to thudd guns, tarantulas, land speeders and suchlike, as well as man-portable heavy plasma guns and multi-meltas. Then you had genestealers using cheap rhinos as mobile cover, and things often went wrong for my beleaguered forces.


But couldn't Ragnar just stuff grenades down their throats in close combat? That was totally a thing in the 2nd ed. Space Wolves codex.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/18 22:30:40


Post by: AndrewGPaul


Not that I recall; that was only in one of the stories in the codex. Anyway, characters weren’t as overwhelmingly powerful in melee in 2nd edition - a termagant brood could tie him up.

Not that I’m ruling out me being crap at 40k.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/18 23:39:35


Post by: theCrowe


Yeah, I was just referring to that one stupid story. I don't think I ever won a game of 2nd ed 40k either. Actually once we'd all set up our 2000pt armies and played one turn each it was time to pack up and go home or we'd get locked in school over the weekend.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/19 03:22:13


Post by: H.B.M.C.


2nd Ed always gave us a lot of funny moments. We always said that characters could crew vehicles that had lost their crew. This led to one game where Marneus Calgar and Commissar Yarrick would both take the same Rhino, run the other over, get out, and then it would repeat. They fought their own little war whilst the Ultras and Guard fought theirs.

 AndrewGPaul wrote:
The 'stealer cult list was brutal too; that Tyranid codex came out before the Imperial Guard list, so the cult still got access to thudd guns, tarantulas, land speeders and suchlike, as well as man-portable heavy plasma guns and multi-meltas. Then you had genestealers using cheap rhinos as mobile cover, and things often went wrong for my beleaguered forces.
The 'Stealer Cult could get Land Raiders. Genestealers rocking around in a Land Raider is just terrifying.



Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/19 08:38:04


Post by: RandyMcStab


Don't forget the Harlequin Land Raiders.

Every game in 2nd Ed felt like Apocalypse, especially the Melee phase, that took hours.

I think the 'Battle for Macragge' story in that 'Nid Codex is possibly the best they ever did and would love a film version. It's the best version too, much better than when they shoe horn in the Swarmlord later.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/19 10:29:19


Post by: Ratius


Lets stay with Nids for one more week so.
I'll get up another codex next week.

These were really vicious if they went off



Nids used to used to have different targetting rules which gave them a nice individual feel



This and the Avatar pic from the Eldar codex were by far my favourite 2nd artwork. Stunning.



Happy Friday!


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/19 12:07:37


Post by: AndrewGPaul


 RandyMcStab wrote:
Don't forget the Harlequin Land Raiders.

Every game in 2nd Ed felt like Apocalypse, especially the Melee phase, that took hours.

I think the 'Battle for Macragge' story in that 'Nid Codex is possibly the best they ever did and would love a film version. It's the best version too, much better than when they shoe horn in the Swarmlord later.


No such thing in 2nd edition. Now, you could have an Eldar army with a single Space Marine Land Raider as an ally, but that's not quite the same. Also, the Land Raider was pretty much unavailable throughout the lifetime of 2nd edition, until the current model was released in 3rd edition.


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 H.B.M.C. wrote:
2nd Ed always gave us a lot of funny moments. We always said that characters could crew vehicles that had lost their crew. This led to one game where Marneus Calgar and Commissar Yarrick would both take the same Rhino, run the other over, get out, and then it would repeat. They fought their own little war whilst the Ultras and Guard fought theirs.

 AndrewGPaul wrote:
The 'stealer cult list was brutal too; that Tyranid codex came out before the Imperial Guard list, so the cult still got access to thudd guns, tarantulas, land speeders and suchlike, as well as man-portable heavy plasma guns and multi-meltas. Then you had genestealers using cheap rhinos as mobile cover, and things often went wrong for my beleaguered forces.
The 'Stealer Cult could get Land Raiders. Genestealers rocking around in a Land Raider is just terrifying.



Yeah, but Rhinos cost one tenth the cost, so using them ablatively (the 'stealers never went in the Rhino; they ran along in a clump hiding behind it; they could keep up with it moving at combat speed) didn't break the bank. Also, as I said, Land Raiders were hard to find. The only person in my group who had any was me, and I had three. Still got one; it's had a varied career, firstly as a tool of a Harlequins troupe, then resuced and put into service by the Space Wolves, and currently wearing the livery of the Crimson Fists.

I remember Ragnar fighting a Farseer in melee for a couple of rounds, until someone lobbed a vortex grenade at them. The Farseer got sucked into the warp. Ragnar managed to use his special ability to dodge, and escaped.

I miss the days of Space Wolves just being flat-out better than everyone else's Marines, with every one of them having WS 5 (and the Wolf Guard being WS 6).


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/19 17:07:51


Post by: RandyMcStab




It's a meme.

Yes this is from 1st Edition.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/20 00:04:06


Post by: AegisGrimm


Because back then Harlequins looted vehicles like Orks. The major rule was that it had to have the appropriate Harlequin paintjob.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/21 15:22:58


Post by: AndrewGPaul


I know. I was there. None of that was in 2nd edition, though, which was the context. Although my mate's Eldar did have s squad of Catachan Jungle Fighters in a Chimera as allies, because he liked the look of them.

The other major rules component was that the Harlequins didn't bother repairing them, so they might break down every turn.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/21 15:52:28


Post by: AegisGrimm


One of these days I need to convince my buddy to play a game using Rogue Trader (humble brag: mine is signed by Mr. Priestly!) and the compendium. Turn Radius Ratios!!


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/22 01:43:45


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


That Tyranid event table really made the game interesting. It sucked to play against because nobody else had a similar ability, but it was definitely cool for a narrative aspect.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/22 08:58:31


Post by: H.B.M.C.


The table was there to off-set the fact that Tyranids couldn't use Strategy Cards, as most of them just didn't make sense from a fluff perspective.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/22 11:38:52


Post by: SlaveToDorkness


Yes, but they ended up way better than strategy cards.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/26 09:30:15


Post by: Ratius


We drew Orks dis week. Waaaaaagh!

Always loved this codex cover - the yellowy/orange look to it



Who will win these ones?!



Ah the Pulsa. I used to use a battery of these in games. A genuinely broken weapon, you could effectively cripple your opponents whole army with a few lucky roles - damage/cripple walkers, have enemy infantry basically forfeit a turn etc



Most of the grots I use today are the old 2nd ed plastics #1994



Happy Friday!


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/26 13:14:20


Post by: Albino Squirrel


 SlaveToDorkness wrote:
Yes, but they ended up way better than strategy cards.


I don't know about that. Ever play against orks or Imperial Guard and get Virus Outbreak?


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/26 14:37:58


Post by: Bonegrinder


Got some good ol' fashion plastic and metal goodness in the post today

Spoiler:


Bonus for all ya filthy Goffs out there

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Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/26 16:35:02


Post by: Elbows


The 2nd edition codices were the best books every produced by GW (as well as the army books for Fantasy of that time). The highwater mark of their writing and story/etc. Really solid books. It's the only line of codices I own. If anyone adores their army and there is a 2nd edition book, you owe it to yourself to source it.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/26 20:04:22


Post by: Nevelon


 Elbows wrote:
The 2nd edition codices were the best books every produced by GW (as well as the army books for Fantasy of that time). The highwater mark of their writing and story/etc. Really solid books. It's the only line of codices I own. If anyone adores their army and there is a 2nd edition book, you owe it to yourself to source it.


Unfortunately, the Ultramarine one is one I’m missing. I mostly missed 2nd, only caught the tail end.

Got a bunch of others though.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/26 21:00:54


Post by: theCrowe



Proper gretchin.


Comedy power rangers paint scheme.


Not forgetting the green and white Rangers, and a couple of putty-men.


In fact I've got a great whack of these old fellas.


And here's my boyz in da field.

Honestly though I never played orks in 2nd ed. (I played Harlequins and then Space wolves) I actually only got orks to bulk my GorkaMorka collection into a playable army.



But I wholeheartedly agree that the 2nd ed Orks codex is super great and I got me a copy when ingot back into gaming maybe 2006 or so, think we were in 6th ed. I got it just to use as a reference book and to enjoy the fluff and the artwork. Which is all propa orky! It's definitely 2nd ed. that inspires my story writing for orks and grots more than any other era.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/26 21:29:16


Post by: youwashock


One of the guys in our group insisted on using the cardboard Dread every game. Flat out refused to buy a metal one.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/26 22:02:47


Post by: nareik


 youwashock wrote:
One of the guys in our group insisted on using the cardboard Dread every game. Flat out refused to buy a metal one.
You are truely favoured by Gork and Mork for it is a thing of beauty!


Flashback Friday @ 2019/07/28 09:05:27


Post by: theCrowe


 youwashock wrote:
One of the guys in our group insisted on using the cardboard Dread every game. Flat out refused to buy a metal one.


That's really gonna narrow down your LOS for shots from the side.

It's be funny to have an orky house rule. The first shot that hits the dread has to test to see if its a cardboard cut out decoy. If so the real dread appears out of a building (a cardboard decoy building presumably) of the ork player's choosing. Ruthlessly cunning orky tactics.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/08/02 00:06:34


Post by: Nevelon


It’s Friday somewhere, right?



Finished painting the dryads. Ranked up nicely on a vintage bright green movement tray. I’ve got a ton of those still kicking around.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/08/02 08:41:54


Post by: Ratius


For the Wolftime!



A classic fight between Nids and Wolves. Great scenery too.



I had completely forgotten this codex contained an actual battle report
Ghaz's Orks have to steal some plans from a wrecked Predator whilst Ragnars Wolves defend it. Epic stuff.



Super artwork



Ah who didnt love these little guys



Happy Friday peeps!



Flashback Friday @ 2019/08/02 09:03:07


Post by: zedmeister


Ahh, how it should be. That terrain is magnificent.

Fun fact - that battle report was actually using Rogue Trader rules!


Flashback Friday @ 2019/08/02 16:39:43


Post by: theCrowe




HaHA, as if Space wolves weren't beardy and OP enough 13year old me went and put Ulric the Slayer in Terminator armour! That was a totally legit move right... Right?


Flashback Friday @ 2019/08/09 13:05:54


Post by: Ratius


Totally legit.

Nothing this week Im afraid but keep the home fires burning.

Happy Friday.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/08/09 21:08:44


Post by: theCrowe


Happy Friday all.


Time to take a load off. Pour a cup o' recaf and pull up a... Hunter Killer Missile?


Flashback Friday @ 2019/08/09 23:17:10


Post by: amazingturtles


Man i still like those maps they used for the battle reports.

Tea can be had anywhere yes i know "recaf" but still, tea.


Flashback Friday @ 2019/08/12 19:41:16


Post by: Easy E


A friend of mine loved to deploy 20 wolf guard in termie armor all with Cyclone missile launchers. They fired all their missiles first turn to make an impossibly huge blast radius that would pretty much wipe out any non-power armored army turn 1.