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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 Bobthehero wrote:
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.


I picked them up new in blister back when they came out. I wanted enough for a full squad, and if I recall the specials were 2 to a pack, one good one, one bad. So I just got one of each; didn’t feel like doubling up.

   
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Cold-Blooded Saurus Warrior






Agreed, a lot of the pewter models from that time had really great character. They were getting slightly more dynamic poses and varied silhouettes. Thanks for sharing these guys. I realize that my brother probably has quite a few of those scouts lying around, and I know for a fact he has Colonel Straken and a squad of the stormtroopers as well.

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Have any retro, vintage, or out of print models? Show them off here!
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Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Cloud City, Bespin

Lol I also had them, I also had to 2nd ed plastic monopose stormtroopers.
I did look at the original metal ones on the bay but they were expensive

I used to have metal cadian and catachan minis, but only a couple of squads each.

 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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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

For the most part my guard is the ol’ Necomundian 8th. Spiced up with a few odds and ends. The stormtroopers I think are the newest models I have for them.




The sarge with the bolter is one of my favorite models. Might just be that I think I did a really good job on him at the time.

   
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Making Stuff






Under the couch

Original Space Hulk Librarian, painted up as an Inquisitor Lord for my 2nd Ed Space Marine army.





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Also, these guys say 'Pfft!' to your 'old school' metal scouts...



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Longtime Dakkanaut




Central California

Been lurking and commenting, finaly found some photos to share. I have a whole army of sisters in the lead whatever era. 30 battle sisters, 15 sseraphym, 10 repentia, about 20+ heavy and special weapons. I know others do to. No clue how old these are, but sharing.
You will notice I have a cannoness on foot, and the same exact model I turned into a winged one (sadly, I also rue the lack of a cannoness with jumppack). Sawing a quarter of her body and leg off was not easy...All these wings you see are Hawkrider wings from the old fantasy line. You can see this whole army here:
https://edwardmystcreations.weebly.com/sisters-of-battle.html

Pics: Some may be small, stolen from the other site.









And, some oldies. Two termies from the video game they released way back sometime like the 90's, and a metal converted Libby from who knows when but roughly same era.


Keeping the hobby side alive!

I never forget the Dakka unit scale is binary: Units are either OP or Garbage. 
   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

 insaniak wrote:

Also, these guys say 'Pfft!' to your 'old school' metal scouts...





While old and nostalgic, they have not aged as gracefully as the metal ones.

   
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Homicidal Veteran Blood Angel Assault Marine





Cloud City, Bespin

They look like goliath with roid withdrawals

 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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Dakka Veteran





Sandstorm109 wrote:
Spoiler:
I'm not sure if the aircraft are old enough to be considered retro, but they are oop


Dude! I've never seen the old style before. It looks amazing! Why did they ever change it?!
   
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

There is some seriously cool stuff in this thread. I greatly regret selling off my old Orks prior to a move to the UK in 2006 - especially as my brother kept hold of everything else for me while I was away...

Last time it was BC1 Adventurers Starter Set because that was the oldest completed minatures I have.

I'm working on some old Chaos Warriors/Marauders at the moment, so I'll take this opportunity to show some of my already completed Chaos Warriors and Chaos Thugs - again from my much (much) younger self.


Chaos Thugs. I really should research their names for posterity. Mostly just block colours, dry brushing and probably the odd wash. I had a thing for Tzeentch, so most things got either purple, yellow and blue, or both. Probably my best eyes at the time on the right.


Chaos Warriors.

Ah those green bases...

They could use an overhaul, but don't desperately need it. I'll post up the ones I'm working on when I've finished them this month - that will be the best example of "how I would do these now".

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Space Crusade scouts? Space Hulk terminators? Why yes, indeed.

The Crusaders Penitent - A chapter from those halcyon days when all battles took place on verdant grassy plains. They removed all insignia and chapter colours from their armour 700 years ago in an act of repentance for some unknown deed - within the last 200 years the have started to allow personal iconography to reappear. This is completely fluff related idea, designed solely to help make them dark and mysterious, and in no way, shape or form was it connected to any possible hesitance in painting or creating chapter insignia

Kept it old-school, mainly RTB01 and the second set of plastic marines - with the moulded torso and head - and a few metal guys in between, plus keeping the little guys and the big guys from their respective "Specialist Games", or at least the majority of their bits.


The scouts



All suffering with some form of stomach complaint judging from their expressions.

Their specialists..



Including the ever popular heavy bolter and knife combo.

The one thing I was proud of with these guys is that the right arms are all interchangeable - I made spares so I could swap out loads. Wish I knew where all the other shotgun arms have gone. There's another sarge with a power sword somewhere.


The Heavy mob..



All trained to stand in the standard attack stance at all times.

Their specialists...



Sometimes the heavy flamer just doesn't cut it....and who wouldn't swap a power fist for a chain fist?



And what good are terminators that can't assault. Thunder hammer number 2 seems to have got lost somewhere...possibly taking a comfort break if he's in the same state as his scout brethren.


The Leaders..





The beating heart of the chapter would never stoop to wearing a 54mm eldar head as a helmet, and there's o way a keeper of physcic secretes would use armour scavenged from ab-humans. Never!


The high-flyers...



Plasma pistol Pete at the back there is an infiltrator...he's an RTB01 guy, there is a metal plasma guy with no helmet who should be there.


The battle brothers...




The sarge insisted on a banner pole even though he's not allowed to fly colours. Makes him feel important. Some awkward squatting in the back here could mean the whole chapter has funny tummy trouble. Bet they got Brother Dave to do the cooking last night.




Second squad lose the banner pole, but takes advantage of the recent relaxation in rules to get some skull action in.


The Garage...



We're putting a scroll on, but we're not actually naming ourselves, ok boss?




Prepared for anything, got supplies on the back, camo netting on the front, and we made the vehicle lighter by removing the front power plant and exhausts....




Stealth missiles are the future, paint them all black




Extra armour and hunter-killers are important when you're on a Space Crusade...especially if it's an advanced space crusade, they're even harder




Auto-cannon, check. Heavy bolters, check. Pintle storm-bolters...storm-bolters....anyone? Bueller..




Anyone seen Brother Jim?



And who would these brave marines face off against?

Aagh, the insidious threat of the incoming Tyranid hordes...




The Tyranids...




Proper aliens for proper times...


The Genestealers...



Oh Edward, Ymargl is real!


The Hybrids...



Infiltrators without par, blending perfectly with the populace


The...Tyranids...?? Oh, not any more..I see...sooo? Termagants? Realy? That's a thing? Ok..termagants it is..



They're going that way, into uncharted fluff...

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imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Under the couch

Yup, that's some classic stuff, right there!

 
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland


These Dire Avengers are some of my favourites but honestly almost anything from the 2nd ed. Eldar range is an ageless classic.

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Beautiful Avengers, theCrowe.

monkeytroll, that is an amazing collection of retro Marine madness.
   
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Cold-Blooded Saurus Warrior






Those eldar sculpts hold up really well, I think! Not a surprise so much of the range remains the same (although I do feel badly for all that finecast people gotta put up with!).

@monkeytroll, your description made me laugh several times in reading it. Thank you for sharing those guys!

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Have any retro, vintage, or out of print models? Show them off here!
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Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets





Not a member of the Get Along Gang

Goodwin BB Skaven are best BB Skaven.

   
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Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

Lots and lots of awesome in this thread.

I've been revisiting my Oldhammer stuff off and on for a while now. Here are a few of my updated paintjobs:

A small Melnibonean force:


An Attack Chariot:


The Doomed Legion:


Chaos Dwarfs:


Now showing a goblin, a bounty hunter, a ranger, and human fly!

Painting Total as of 5/2/2021: 28 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

I don't know which is more impressive monkeytroll - the nostalgia dump or the commentary. Remind me to check in with you before I post in this thread in future, you are a hard act to precede or follow.

Having said that, those Skaven and Chaos Dwarves are lovely...

   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

The chaos dwarfs rock! And the doomed legion are very cool

Gitkikka - lovely collection of skaven bowlers...but no four armed mutant?


Shamefully bad pic and painting found in my gallery...



Just the one slotta-base showing. The elf at front was I believe my second ever figure, first being a dwarf. Bought in a little games store in Colchester in the late 70's....


And...



Classic chaos champion, I think a chaos blood bowl cheerleader - turned into a chaos commisar, and an indeed astronaut - possibly one of the limited editions...


Edit - @ Arakasi, I got a bit nostalgic dusting them down for new pics, so felt I should put some effort into the post

The disadvantage is that now I want to either redo them with better paint jobs, or steal all their vehicles for the dark gods......

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heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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[DCM]
Incorporating Wet-Blending





Japan

 monkeytroll wrote:
The chaos dwarfs rock! And the doomed legion are very cool

Gitkikka - lovely collection of skaven bowlers...but no four armed mutant?


Shamefully bad pic and painting found in my gallery...



Just the one slotta-base showing. The elf at front was I believe my second ever figure, first being a dwarf. Bought in a little games store in Colchester in the late 70's....



I love those old D&D figs-- Grenadier? I actually redid a few of those in addition to the old WHFB models:

Now showing a goblin, a bounty hunter, a ranger, and human fly!

Painting Total as of 5/2/2021: 28 plus an iron golem and five spider nests and all the obstacles for Dreadball Xtreme

Painting Total as of 12/26/2020: 185 plus two mechs and the Throne of Bone




 
   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

Yep, Grenadier alright for the D&D figures.

The slotta-base hobbit is I think an early GW LOTR -possibly Bilbo. I had a Gollum too, he became a cyber-grot I believe.

Next to him is a psycho-halfling - GW berserker hobbits...

The two 15mms judge-a-likes, can't recall, but did have a lot of the same range....

The guy laying behind the elf was probably my first sci-fi figure. Again, can't recall the range, but he came seated on something that was a cross between a fun and a hover-scooter.

Airfix army dude.

Cyber punk and cyber cop, no idea.

Pale blue is I think a Ral Partha vampire - came in a boxed set of monsters iirc.

The Royal guardsmen is from Little Lead Soldiers, but later than the rest - I briefly did piece work for them, painting sets for collectors. Seemed a dream job as a teen....hated it. Obviously it was just batch painting identical figures to a set pattern, just basic line work, no shading, no individual touches, no deviations at all of you weren't paid. Ugh.

I'm not convinced that the kobold was grenadier- I know there was a small tribe of them floating around somewhere....



Edit - forgot to mention, those wizards are pretty funky!

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Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Arcanis161 wrote:
Sandstorm109 wrote:
Spoiler:
I'm not sure if the aircraft are old enough to be considered retro, but they are oop


Dude! I've never seen the old style before. It looks amazing! Why did they ever change it?!



The Lightning? If I had to guess, it's because it lacks the cross shaped hole needed for a flight stand, and the placement of the underslung autocannon makes it hard to just add one. I do agree with you though, I think the old style looks really nice. That and the old Thunderbolt are some of my favorite gw sculpts
   
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Renegade Kan Killin Orks






Northern Ireland

GitKikka those BB Skaven are gorgeous! Absolutely beautiful.

   
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Cold-Blooded Saurus Warrior






I love the Blood Bowl Skaven and Chaos Dwarfs. So much good stuff.

Here's (another) bad conversion I did eight years ago. It's the old pewter Chaos Terminator Lord, which came with many lovely weapon options that were not in the codex at the time. I liked the model and wanted to experiment in a Thousand Sons scheme, which I think turned out pretty well. I still like the edge highlights on the cloak. I regret that I did not have a shoulder pad to put on the power axe, which came from the plastic Chaos Terminator Lord that had codex-compliant (sorry) weapon options. So I just kind of sculpted some bands around it, which came out quite uneven. Still, one of the first "big" conversions I tried.







My painting log is full of snakes
Have any retro, vintage, or out of print models? Show them off here!
Games I play: 40k (CSM, Necrons); AoS/Fantasy (Seraphon/Lizardmen); Warcry; Marvel Crisis Protocol; Wargods of Olympus/Aegyptus; Mythos 
   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

Grenedier D&D minis were what got me into the hobby.

Spoilerd, as viewing might cause harm. My early paint jobs were not good, and my first minis are in this pic.
Spoiler:



Also my fist foray into washes and drybrushing, with the elementals. Which turned out OK.

I’ve got a shoebox full of lead from this era, some my own, other 2nd hand. Mixed bag of quality. But classic!

   
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Thane of Dol Guldur





Bodt

Can't believe I forgot these. Original reaper doom miniatures. Bought these on ebay when I had almost unlimited disposable income. Always wanted the cyberdemon too but I'd have to remortgage the house to afford him.

Also, my 1985 gandalf and bilbo arrived in the mail today.. Thinking about making a little scene inspired by the Jimmy cauty gandalf poster.
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Heresy World Eaters/Emperors Children

Instagram: nagrakali_love_songs 
   
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Fixture of Dakka





6 foot underwater

That spider-demon has plenty of potential for some chaos goodness....

And it was Blbo, I remembered correctly.




"You know what the problem with the Imperium is these days son? Bloody bureaucrats re-naming things. Adhominen Militaquarium Temper Tantrum or whatever it is...Used to be the bloody guard in my day, and if your platoon lost a few, well you just conscripted a few gangers, life was simpler back then. Mind you, in my old man's day it was the army, even better...imagine that, we used to have a proper army back in the day. The Ministry of Gothic Branding was one of the smaller ordos back then...."

Last recorded words of Frederick Fethelbaum before summary execution by a member of the Ludos Fabrica Transnomino Heresy Brigade.




Getting his pit-slave killing badge

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Bonkers Buggy Driver with Rockets





Not a member of the Get Along Gang

 monkeytroll wrote:
Gitkikka - lovely collection of skaven bowlers...but no four armed mutant?


He eludes me, Monkeytroll, he eludes me. I did manage to acquire the last four variant poses since that picture (thrower, kicker, and two linemen) and will paint them up...someday (my work hasn't been affected by the quarantines at all, and I'm taking online MRI classes on top of that).

Very jealous of queen_annes_revenge's DOOM minis. If only I had the snap back in the 90s to buy them when I had the chance!

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Powerful Phoenix Lord





Just to elaborate on my earlier post...my Eldar, all painted post 2017 (recovered from used miniatures purchased on eBay)

















etc. etc. etc.
   
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6 foot underwater

Lovely work on some lovely minis Elbows!

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Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
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