Saturday, 6 February 2016

CENTAURS AND DWARFS

These have been on the blog before, but I have rebased them old school style. More and more I am preferring plain bases on these older figures....after all they are only to give the correct frontage and keep the figure up. Too much flummery detracts from the figure methinks. Plain flock is ok, but I've seen figures that look as if they are walking in an herbaceous border in full flower.



The dwarfs are sporting classic Tolkien heraldry as befits 70's figures.



All figures by Garrison again.....how I lament their recent closing.



9 comments:

  1. Great figures once more. I have just gone down the semi-flummery route with my mythical earth fellows for a we change. I quite like the juxtaposition betwixt old school figures and new style basing, or at least til I change my mind :)

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    1. Hi Alan
      I think I will let tufts slip by from my rigid base policing...they are looking good.

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  2. I'm not a fan of 'new style' basing... or whatever it's called when the figure is up in the air on a plinth of cork and gravel and all sorts of floral detritus. It can look quite good as an individual project but IMO ceases to be a gaming figure.

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    1. Hi er..Knobgobbler. I agree...fine for larger scale
      show pieces or dioramas, but it detracts from the wargames figure I feel.

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  3. Oh yeah! I feel the Thistlewood battle is getting closer and closer!! Love these guys, Springinsfeld! And you are right about the basing - it really suits them! But is that true about Garrsion shutting down for good??!

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    1. Good Morrow Private W. The project snails slowly forward....oh for more hobby time. Garrison ceased trading last year as I think Rob really wanted to retire. He's still keeping the moulds for his own benefit, and I like to think could be inveigled into casting some stuff up during the summer months, but I don't know for sure. A shame in a way, but at least we know the moulds are in safe hands of someone who appreciates them. I am very excited having re-discoverd Warrior Miniatures, still trading vintage figures and at 1980's prices too!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Just spent the last half-an-hour catching up on this years' posts: sterling and inspiring stuff as ever! I really must pull my finger out and get some painting of my own done soon. On another note (and if you weren't already aware): DEBUT TAROT ALBUM!

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    1. Hi Gaz
      wow, no I wasn't aware of that. Is it available as a CD yet, and who is it best to buy from? Heavy Chain seem a bit laid back when it comes to customer service.

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    2. I'm pretty certain Heavy Chain don't have a UK distributor (the modern British having generally appalling music taste) so you might want to order it direct from them. Their postage isn't too horrendous for USA>UK either.

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