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Cold-Blooded Saurus Warrior






So much great stuff! This thread is a treasure-trove. I love the BC1 Adventure set, the lead orks, the Epic battleforce. Thanks for sharing, everyone.

Here's the top half of the OoP Daemon Prince. I made this conversion probably eight or nine years ago but only painted it last January. I still don't know what happened to his actual sword-arm, but it's been replaced with a Defiler Scourge. The tail comes from an old plastic kit of King Ghidora.









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Have any retro, vintage, or out of print models? Show them off here!
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Nice conversion Don Qui Hotep.

Just finished up a pair for this thread: a pair of old Crucible/Ral Partha Void Hunters. Sprue tag says 2000, so I figure they qualify.




   
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The North

Always happy to show off my dwarfs. And I started a goblin collection too, classic rivalry and all that.






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Bodt

Hell yeah I love those old dwarves. Are they talisman? I want that one with the eyepatch! So much character. Nice paintwork too.

I've been seeing loads of oldhammer on my Instagram lately. It's given me a real appetite for it. I've purchased an old talisman dwarf, a chaos dwarf doomlord, and a 1985 lord of the rings gandalf from ebay. You can get stuff for quite good prices on there. Also dug these out of my store cupboard.
Going to paint these amongst my middle earth projects to break it up a little. I know the daemonsmith isn't really out of production, but it's a cool model anyway with retro vibes, and I'll probably make him a little retinue of vintage chaos dwarves.
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Nords, those dwarves and goblins rock!
   
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Cold-Blooded Saurus Warrior






@Vejut - the year 2000 certainly counts! Those are good looking minis. Great paint job. Ral Partha has some really fun off-the-wall sculpts.

@Nords - Really excellent work there! Love that you're keeping the beef going. Nice checker-work.

@queen_annes_revenge - Congrats on your new purchases! Looking forward to seeing them. I love those old chaos warrior models.

Thanks everyone for getting us to two glorious pages!

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Have any retro, vintage, or out of print models? Show them off here!
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Under the couch

One of my all-time favourite GW sculpts:

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Northern Ireland

At least 90% of my collection could be on display here. Here's a few of the older ones.










   
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British Columbia

Games Day Archaon updated for his new profile:



Imrik. Part of my initial wargaming purchase still commanding to this day:



Grom with his new pets:


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Denver, CO

I can't compete with On-the-John Calgar, but here's my Bruce Willis librarian from the early naughts.


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Big ups for the original Assassin and metal Harlequins.
   
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Earlobe deep in doo doo


Original Astropath from the first release for 40k. Found in a charity shop in Oxford.

"But me no buts! Our comrades get hurt. Our friends die. Falkenburg is a knight who swore an oath to serve the church and to defend the weak. He'd be the first to tell you to stop puling and start planning. Because what we are doing-at risk to ourselves-is what we have sworn to do. The West relies on us. It is a risk we take with pride. It is an oath we honour. Even when some soft southern burgher mutters about us, we know the reason he sleeps soft and comfortable, why his wife is able to complain about the price of cabbages as her most serious problem and why his children dare to throw dung and yell "Knot" when we pass. It's because we are what we are. For all our faults we stand for law and light.
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@lifeeater: On the John Calgar needs to be a t-shirt or something. At least a battlecry...and that librarian DOES look like bruce willis...sad.
@the crowe: Love the old fanatics and the classic paintjob with them. I could have been spared the horror of the ugliest elf queen to ever exist...although I have that in my old models somewhere.

Keeping the hobby side alive!

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With people posting stuff from the 2000's it makes me realise that, with the release of the new plastic range, most of the models in my Sisters of Battle army are now OOP. So here is the army all together. My painting had evidently improved by this point, though they still need washes to bring out the detail, and those yellow blondes in the back rank are a bit bright!



More pictures are in army's gallery here.

Also, where are those big blue squigs pulling Grom's chariot from? I've never seen them before.

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Great stuff everyone! Loving all the nostalgia.

I just finished up my 1987 Nippon Rocket Crew set. Psheeeeew.....kaboom!!









33 year old lead with a fresh coat of paint, ready to blow up some rampaging hobgoblins.
   
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I have never seen those Nippon models before. I'm getting a real kick out of them. I'm glad that after all that time they've been safe from lead rot. Is that the whole kit in the diorama, or are those shields your own creations?

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Have any retro, vintage, or out of print models? Show them off here!
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Maple Valley, Washington, Holy Terra

I love the paint job on those mantlets!

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British Columbia

 Turaxa wrote:

Also, where are those big blue squigs pulling Grom's chariot from? I've never seen them before.

I got them from an Ebay user who sculpted them back in the Finecast Manglers era. He listed them as Cave Hoppers. Not sure if they're still selling them.

 Crimson Devil wrote:
That's what 7th edition is about. Yelling "Forge the Narrative Pussy!" while kicking your opponent in the dick.
 BlaxicanX wrote:
A young business man named Tom Kirby, who was a pupil of mine until he turned greedy, helped the capitalists hunt down and destroy the wargamers. He betrayed and murdered Games Workshop.


 
   
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 Don Qui Hotep wrote:
I have never seen those Nippon models before. I'm getting a real kick out of them. I'm glad that after all that time they've been safe from lead rot. Is that the whole kit in the diorama, or are those shields your own creations?


Thank you! The mantlet shields and the spare rockets aren't original parts of the kit, I made them out of plasticard. There is a 4th crewmember, but he is an independent character, so I left him off the scenic base.




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I love the paint job on those mantlets!


Thanks buddy

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I'm not sure if the aircraft are old enough to be considered retro, but they are oop
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Armorcast High Detail Baneblade and original Forgeworld Shadowsword

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Original style Lightning Strike Fighter

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Dogfight(?) Thunderbolt Fighter

   
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Cloud City, Bespin

Cant help but post these hip spinners and death company

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 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
Straight out if the pot, bang it on. What else is there to know?
 DV8 wrote:
Blood Angels Furioso Dreadnought should also be double-fisted.
 
   
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Upstate, New York

I keep on thinking I need to get new terminators to update my old ones, but even the “modern” plastic kits are old enough that they desperately need a re-cut.




   
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Cloud City, Bespin

Nev I used to have those years ago, I do miss them but the weight in the tackle box was insane

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 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
Straight out if the pot, bang it on. What else is there to know?
 DV8 wrote:
Blood Angels Furioso Dreadnought should also be double-fisted.
 
   
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Upstate, New York

 Rybrook wrote:
Nev I used to have those years ago, I do miss them but the weight in the tackle box was insane



At one point I made and packed an all metal army to bring to the FLGS for a game. Ouch.

Those old metal scouts are the best scouts ever made. And hold up incredibly well against modern minis (and not just modern scouts, which are ugly as sin)

   
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Bodt

I have that scout sgt with chainsword. He's currently on ebay for a steal if anyone wants him.

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Upstate, New York

 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
I have that scout sgt with chainsword. He's currently on ebay for a steal if anyone wants him.


I have two myself.

Highlighting one of the downsides of metal. Want a scout sarge? There is one sculpt. Want to modify him? He’s metal, have fun! Got a Dremel? Doable, but not for the faint of heart.

   
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Bodt

Yeah. It's a cool model though. Maybe I'll take him off and paint him myself. The rest of my stuff sold rapid, but him and a rt era termie are left hanging.

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Krieg! What a hole...

Spoiler:


Metal IG Stormtroopers, pretty cool models, got them for about 5$ a model, not a bad deal, I'll have to redo their faces, at some point, as those were the first I ever painted, since my only army at the time was a Death Korps one

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Snookie gives birth to Heavy Gun drone squad. Someone says they are overpowered. World ends.

 
   
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Upstate, New York

 Bobthehero wrote:
Spoiler:


Metal IG Stormtroopers, pretty cool models, got them for about 5$ a model, not a bad deal, I'll have to redo their faces, at some point, as those were the first I ever painted, since my only army at the time was a Death Korps one




Again a nice batch of models that aged well. Better then my paintjob from the time, which has not (including the faces). Luckily, metal strips easy.

But I’ve got far too much in the queue to re-do these guys (for an army I’ve not played for a long time)

   
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Krieg! What a hole...

I wish I had that many, I managed to snag 2 more, the one aiming down sight with a gasmask on (my personal favorite of the bunch) and one with his gun down. I have no special weapons or sargent, unfortunately.

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