Saturday, 5 December 2015

Heritage Adventure Game Starter Sets


Back In 1981, Heritage USA released 4 sets of (almost) ready to play adventure game starter sets consisting of rules, paints, brush, miniatures and a painting guide. Oh, and of course one 6 sided dice. These were marketed in a slickly presented shrink wrapped box. Game design was by B.Dennis Sustare, figure design by Max Carr, painting guide and art direction by David Helber and cover, illustration and graphics by Cynthia Sims Millan. The last page of the the little rule set pushed their new 'Swordbearer' rules....... 'Now that you've begun your adventures in fantasy.......'








The miniatures themselves are a little crude however they were something of a 'wow' marketing method for the time.











If you're interested in Heritage miniatures, Michael over at http://classicminiatures.net/ has a large selection of their old miniatures that he purchased off later owners. Excellent moldings and crisp castings that I can vouch for as I have quite a few myself.


Wednesday, 25 November 2015

Dragontooth P35 Witch with Broomstick


Tom Loback sculpts from the Personalities range. Quite a few more to go but getting there slowly but surely. Still needs varnish and matt coat.............been down with a virus for the last 3 weeks and just getting over it so not done very much hobby wise. Actually, not done much except sleep...






Love these old school sculpts.........


Thursday, 5 November 2015

Archive Miniatures 70's Star Wars Parody


Having been swiftly issued with C&D by Lucasfilm lawyers regarding their 'not' Star Wars minis back in the 70s, Nevile Stocken released a few more miniatures aimed at the same audience...the earlier posts detailing these are here and here. I have finally managed to pick up all the '2098 Star Fellowship' ..... a parody consisting of elf and hobbit versions.....

Edit......still need the R2D2 parody- see further below! The R2D2 I had was 'not the Droid I was looking for'.........


Hans Self



Leke Skyhibbot



Princess Luia



Obi Tu Canoli (Nevile's favorite Italian dessert)



RSLA Androidess (Ursula Andress.....)



RT Two Two Mouse

I have been informed by Nevile Stocken that the piece I pictured here earlier is not the droid I was looking for,,,,,,,,,,the one below is the one for this set....


'NOT R2P2, but RT 2 2 (Arty Two Two) Mouse - The miniature shown is actually one of the original Star Wars releases, so does not belong with the group. The miniature that does is the one with the upside-down head, to which were added two round Sensor appendages (to give it the appearance of a mouse head, as well as the added tail growing out of the underneath of the body with a clamping thingamajig at the end. It was all I could do to resist adding a Tutu to the little robot. I decided against it because it would have spoilt the image I wanted to convey.'

If anyone has one to trade or sell please let me know! I NEED this miniature!

Chewgumma the Fuzzy



If anyone has a sealed pack for trade / sale or just a pic please let me know.

Don't forget my dedicated Yahoo Group for Archive minis here.


Friday, 9 October 2015

Minifigs Sword & Sorcery - the 70s revisited


As a continuation in my search for lost lead here is the Minifigs Sword & Sorcery foot range sculpted by the late Dick Higgs. Where there is no picture then I need it! Further photos can be seen on the Lost Minis WIKI here. A lot of the range had earlier names however they were found to be copyrighted....as per the Conan series...... 

SS1 Vampire Girl


SS2 Reptilian


SS3 Reptilian


SS4 Warrior Princess


SS5 Skeleton Warrior


SS6 Frost Giant's Daughter


SS7 Frost Giant


SS8 Vanaheim Spearman

SS9 Vanaheim Swordsman

SS10 Vanaheim Archer


SS11 Witch of the Mists


SS12 Faceless Man


SS13 Faceless Man


SS14 Shemite Spearman


SS15 Shemite Officer


SS16 Cimmerian Chieftain (broken axe)


SS17 Cimmerian Spearman


SS18 Cimmerian Swordsman


SS19 Black Amazon


SS20 Pirate

SS21 Great White Ape



SS22 Stygian Magician


SS23 Zamporan Archer


SS24 Zamporan Spearman

SS25 Zamporan Swordsman


SS26 Zamporan Chieftan


 SS27 Zamporan Town Guard


SS28 Kushite Spearman


SS29 Kushite Officer


SS30 Stygian Wizard


SS31 Stygian Bowman


SS32 Marching Longbowman

SS33 Marching Officer

SS34 Border Pikeman


SS35 Border Officer

SS36 Border Standard Bearer

SS37 Black Dragoon with Halberd

SS38 Ghoul


SS39 Mid-Western Crossbowman

SS40 Mid-Western Officer


SS41 Mid-Western Spearman

SS42 Mid-Western Swordsman


SS43 Native Spearman


SS44 Native Javelinman


SS45 Native Chief


SS46 Giant Serpent


SS47 Slimeman


SS48 Cyclops


SS49 Gargoyle


SS50 Pict Light Infantry


SS51 Pict Archer

SS52 Pict Wizard


SS53 Pict War Chief

SS54 Hyrkranian Bowman

SS55 Hyrkranian Spearman

SS56 Hyrkranian Chieftan


SS57 Khojan Archer

SS58 Khojan Spearman

SS59 Khojan Swordsman


SS60 Khojan Chief

SS61 Ogre


SS62 Vandan Spearman


SS63 Vandan Archer


SS64 Vandan Officer


SS65 Vandan Standard Bearer


SS66 Western Wizard


SS67 Eastern Wizard


SS68 Amazon Bow Woman

SS69 Amazon Spear Woman


SS70 Giant Crab

Wouldn't mind a decent copy of this one....


SS71 Wyvern

I do have this however can't find where I've hidden it!

SS72 Hippogriff


SS73 Mummy


SS74 Gorgon


SS75 Medusa


SS76 Hydra


SS77 Eastern Spearman


SS78 Eastern Swordsman


SS79 Eastern Officer


SS80 Winged Man


SS81 Zamporan Tavern Keeper


SS82 Zamporan Civilian – Seated


SS83 Zamporan Civilian


SS84 Zamporan Noble



SS85 Zamporan Slave/Civilian



SS86 Zamporan Wench – Seated


SS87 Zamporan Thief


SS88 Tavern Table


SS89 Tavern Bench & Stool


SS90 Tavern Accessories

I have some of these however would like an original set if possible!

Link to the Cavalry and Personalities wants;
I have loads to trade, both this range and others. Let me know!