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Made in ie
Dominating Dominatrix






Dublin, Ireland

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.....





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.







Next up is the original Bjorn the Space Wolf Dreadnought. Fully metal, weighs a serious bit I can tell you. I need to actually finish him off with a few more pack markings etc.





Yes its the original Ork Dreadnought. Iirc there were two version of this guy, one had longer legs and stood noticably taller. Again all metal, heavy but strangely compelling.




Unfortunately these guys are in my mates house but I have about 10 of them. I intend to counts as them as bikers once I get them back. Really used to love these guys in 2nd ed.





The old 2nd ed Carnifex, another metal monster.





And a comparison shot with his younger brother:





And we finish off with an old 2nd ed Rhino. Another dedusting needed.....





Next week I hope to showcase the old boardgame Heroquest.
Feel free to post some flashbacks too


Dman137 wrote:
goobs is all you guys will ever be

By 1-irt: Still as long as Hissy keeps showing up this is one of the most entertaining threads ever.

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The Marine Standing Behind Marneus Calgar






Versteckt in den Schatten deines Geistes.

Nice flashback. I remember when most of that stuff was new. Those Cadians were the first Guard minis I ever got.

   
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Sniping Hexa




Luton, UK

 Ratius wrote:

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Nice weathering powder technique. Quick to apply?

I think I also owned a lot of this stuff. Well, definitely not the Cadians, as my only Imperial Guard were the big Praetorian box.

Rick

Games not played: Ones with skulls (just don't look at my Kings of War Undead... or my Confrontation Acheron). Oh, no huge shoulder pads either.

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Androgynous Daemon Prince of Slaanesh





Devon, UK

Ah, nostalgia.

Tell me, how does the old Rhino compare with the new one size wise? Prefer the look, but would rather shark ebAy for a few than pay for the FW Deimos pattern!

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Dominating Dominatrix






Dublin, Ireland

Nice weathering powder technique. Quick to apply?


Its literally a lair of dust Im afraid

Pour vous Azrael







I actually prefer the newer one, it looks a bit more chunky and pugnacious.

Dman137 wrote:
goobs is all you guys will ever be

By 1-irt: Still as long as Hissy keeps showing up this is one of the most entertaining threads ever.

"Feelin' goods, good enough". 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Baton Rouge, LA

 Ratius wrote:

I actually prefer the newer one, it looks a bit more chunky and pugnacious.


I do too, but I already have about 30 of the old style.

You know you're really doing something when you can make strangers hate you over the Internet. - Mauleed
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Jolly Morale Officer






102nd Expeditionary Fleet

Love the old Cadians, I've got the fat one with shotgun myself who nowadays acts as a veterans sergeant.

Be ash and cinder forevermore!

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Ultramarine Chaplain with Hate to Spare





Upstate, New York

<checks forum: Dakka Discussions, not 40k, I’m good>

Coincidentally, I just dragged out the camera to take some pics of my old Battletech minis. Collection is over in my blog but here’s a sample:


But for some of us, everyday is a flashback. Looking at those rhino pics, here are a few old vs. new pictures I’ve got in my gallery:




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Androgynous Daemon Prince of Slaanesh





Devon, UK

Humph, saving up for Deimos pattern it is then. Have two of the new style for a list, need another two. The size difference is a bit too much for them to look right alongside one another.

Owned the old style back when they were just Rhinos, but never seen them side by side, so many thanks for that!

We find comfort among those who agree with us - growth among those who don't. - Frank Howard Clark

The wise man doubts often, and changes his mind; the fool is obstinate, and doubts not; he knows all things but his own ignorance.

The correct statement of individual rights is that everyone has the right to an opinion, but crucially, that opinion can be roundly ignored and even made fun of, particularly if it is demonstrably nonsense!” Professor Brian Cox

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Longtime Dakkanaut






Shangri-LA

Loving this thread!

I have some items that I'd love to share in here and will get some pictures up later tonight.

The old "screamer" Carnifex brings back really fond memories. If I ever built a Tyrannid force one of those models would be included for sure. I love the face on that guy.


   
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Stern Iron Priest with Thrall Bodyguard





Redondo Beach

fun topic!!!

here are a couple from the 80's that i dusted off recently...
i love the old Fantasy figs...
it is amazing how the quality still stands out after 30 years...

back when Wood Elves were more Celtic looking, and had pets!!!



the glory days of the Realms of Chaos...



i'll have to dig out some of the old Orcs, and the awesome Marauder Dwarfs, for next week...

cheers
jah





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Hurr! Ogryn Bone 'Ead!






Nice old gaurdsmen!!
Old tyrnaids are so durpy...

Check out my current short story project "When a World Dies" http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/617737.page#7253683
 
   
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Decrepit Dakkanaut





Baton Rouge, LA

I still use that Tzeentch champion.

You know you're really doing something when you can make strangers hate you over the Internet. - Mauleed
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Lord Commander in a Plush Chair





Norristown, PA

I still say the original carnifex is the best nid ever made.

   
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Sniping Hexa




Luton, UK

What's a carnifex? It was a screamer-killer last I looked.

Rick

Games not played: Ones with skulls (just don't look at my Kings of War Undead... or my Confrontation Acheron). Oh, no huge shoulder pads either.

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Mutilatin' Mad Dok






Some of my old Orks. The megaphone Runtherds is still one of my favourite models. One day I'll get around to converting a new one to bring him up to size with the newer Orks (my current Runtherds are all based off Nobs).




   
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Dominating Dominatrix






Dublin, Ireland

Great stuff peeps.
Dont forget to mix in any other classic wargames you have. I liked the old battletech stuff.

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Dman137 wrote:
goobs is all you guys will ever be

By 1-irt: Still as long as Hissy keeps showing up this is one of the most entertaining threads ever.

"Feelin' goods, good enough". 
   
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Stealthy Warhound Titan Princeps





UK



Excellent thread. Proper Oldhammer style! I remember owning at some time pretty much most of what you listed. Most got sold in various ebay sales over the years however, which I kind of regret now especially the painted pieces Ahhh, if I could only track them down

I have to ask, what happened to that old landraider?

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Shangri-LA

 Ratius wrote:
Great stuff peeps.
Dont forget to mix in any other classic wargames you have. I liked the old battletech stuff.


I got ya covered later tonight.

   
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Hungry Little Ripper





Oh, I'm feeling old now considering I remember many of those things NIB. Not to mention either playing against them or using them. Love the old Battletech stuff. Almost wish I hadn't sold mine but the money was too good to pass up.

As much as I grouse about GeeDub I do have many fond memories, especially getting the new Rhino, assembling it, painting it, and using in battle for the first time. Oh - and love me some classic beakies!
   
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Ultramarine Chaplain with Hate to Spare





Upstate, New York

 zedmeister wrote:

I have to ask, what happened to that old landraider?


Meltagun

Left on the back shelf of my car on a hot summer day. I’m not sure how hot it got, or what the melting point of the plastic is, or if the back window lensed the sunlight into a deathbeam, but I do know it was enough to get the job done.

   
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Blood Angel Terminator with Lightning Claws





North West Arkansas

 Nevelon wrote:
 zedmeister wrote:

I have to ask, what happened to that old landraider?


Meltagun

Left on the back shelf of my car on a hot summer day. I’m not sure how hot it got, or what the melting point of the plastic is, or if the back window lensed the sunlight into a deathbeam, but I do know it was enough to get the job done.


Dang and that kit was pretty dense plastic. I was working with some of the original Space Marines a month ago and that plastic doesn't really even like plastic glue. I wish I had my old Land Raiders. Two to a kit.
   
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Shangri-LA

Here are some Battletech items from my collection.

Citytech:

Citytech was my first war gaming purchase as a young boy of 10 and to this day remains one of my favorite gaming products. A few years back I sought out as pristine a copy as I could find of the game and keep it on display in my hobby room,

Here is the front of the box. Although the rampaging Archer is presented much, much larger than `Mechs were stated to be in the canon, it is a glorious image that really captured my young imagination. I still get excited seeing the immense size of the `Mech barreling through a cityscape.




And here is the back of the box. I love how immersive the back is, giving the reader some fluff, an amazing image of an even larger `Mech (Stalker) barreling through a building, and the in-universe descriptions of the various gaming systems (Battletech, Citytech, Aerotech) presenting those games as real disciplines of martial study. Absolutely fantastic!




Here are some really rare Battletech miniatures still sealed in their blister packs.
For those unfamiliar with Battletech's tumultuous production history, these miniatures are known as the "Battledroid" variants of the familiar "unseen" Shadowhawk and Griffin `Mechs. They are referred to as "Battledroid" variants because the 1st edition of Battletech was actually called Battledroids, but a bearded fellow by the name of George Lucas put the kibosh on that, and the name was changed to Battletech for the second printing of the game. The initial release of miniatures for Battledroids came out in 1985 and consisted of a mix of original and licensed `Mech designs. With the game's name change the line of miniatures was resculpted resulting in the more common unseen miniatures that are sought after by grognards like me. Of the few licensed `Mech designs that were produced both in the original line and the revamped line, there were major differences in the size and details of the miniatures. The Battledroid variants tended to be larger, less detailed, and had bulbous proportions and often oddly posed limbs. The later miniatures were scaled better, had much more detail and were smaller than their predecessors.

Battledroid Shadowhawk and Griffin:


Later run, "unseen" Shadowhawk and Griffin:


These photos are not mine, but show the Battledroid variants assembled.





   
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Redondo Beach

nice!!!
Citytech is still my favorite game cover ever...
man that fired up my imagination as a kid...

i never did buy the Battledroid minis, but i did buy the original, bigger, plastic Japanese kits of those models from my local comic shop at that time...
the one on the right, with the round head, brings back a lot of memories...

i used to love hitting every curve and driveway on my BMX bike as i rode to the shop, and then coming home with the original TMNT graphic novels, and awesome Japanese mecha kits...
good times!!!

cheers
jah


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Rough Rider with Boomstick




UK

 BrookM wrote:
Love the old Cadians, I've got the fat one with shotgun myself who nowadays acts as a veterans sergeant.


I've always considered that that model was the design inspiration for Creed. What if that Cadian Lt rose to become the head of Cadia's military?

   
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Gun Mage





In the Chaos Wastes, Killing the Chaos scum of the north

OMG I love old models! Cant wait for the day I can pop into an LGS with the current space marines, turn to a snot nosed grotling and go "Son, these models are older then you, treat them with respect!"

 Thortek wrote:


Was she hot? I'd totally bang a cougar for some minis.

Wanna see some Cygnar? Witty coments? Mediocre painting? Check this out! 
   
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Monstrous Master Moulder





Space Cowboy Cruising Around Olympus Mons

Those old models are so bad....in my opinion anyways haha I mean back in the day they were probably good but comparing it to the new stuff makes them look so bad. The tyranids are definitely the worst.

I don't really have anything to old maybe a dark eldar jetbike from early 2000s and that's it I think. Most of my lord of the rings stuff is still in circulation.

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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Boston, MA

I've been doing a retro Ultramarines project over the last year or so, and also added some retro Cadians for good measure. I know it isn't a Friday anymore, but I didn't see this thread til today and it's right up my alley! Here's some highlights:







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Stern Iron Priest with Thrall Bodyguard





Redondo Beach

SRM, i built that Whirlwind using the square Fantasy Battle base, too...
i think i was the only one i built, out of all the plans they printed in White Dwarf...

1991 was a good year...
that was the year that they printed the full rules for Confrontation (the original Necromunda) in two issues of WD...
i still have a bunch of those original minis...
i'll have to bust them out, and snap some pics...

keep up the good work...
it's cool to see some retro minis get some love...

cheers
jah

Paint like ya got a pair!

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Nervous Accuser




South Carolina


Lead Shadow Hawk from the late 80s, dwarf hero Damian burrock ( I think) and a figure from a old GW fantasy board game. I used him a a coach for my blood bowl team. This little guy was actually in te GW logo on te magazines in the early 90s.


Mk 6 beakys, from 91, back when you could get 3 marines in a blister for less than $5, and a Furbindus dreadnought with a assault cannon modification using an old eldar scatter laser. All these are lead as well.
   
 
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