|Not this type of 80's metal.|
A friend of mine got in touch recently. He was having a clear out and wondered if I'd be interested in a bag of figures he'd used for D&D before the bin got second option. Now I've known him since 1989 and although I knew he had gamed in his past I'd never known him to actually play, so popped round and rescued the small collection. And thank goodness I did! 80+ miniatures of mostly citadel (with some grenadier) sculpts from that halcyon period of 1985-87. Some dwarves, halflings, orcs, goblins but mostly humans (knights, retainers, mounted, wounded). The thought of these in the bin horrors me, although it is no doubt a sorry tale told over the years.
I'll be researching and trying to identify the figures over the next wee bit, and will post up my findings here. I suspect there are a couple of folk like myself out there who like a good excuse to gaze at these old sculpts.
I'll start off here with the greenskins.
1988 Citadel Catalogue.
1989 Citadel Catalogue and the sculpting tools of Kev Adams again.
Citadel 1987 Catalogue. The spearman is dated 1985 on the back of his tab, but I can't find a listing for him. The hooded warrior is also dated 1985, but doesn't seem to make an appearance until the 1989 Catalogue (Kev Adams again).
More metal soon enough. I may even try to get a few less rushed pictures!