Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Blast From the Past

Life is allowing me to blog once again. This is the first post in a long time and the beginning of more regular posting. Thanks for taking a look!

A very good friend of mine - a guy I've literally known since we were in 1st grade - recently gave me his ancient collection of old school D&D minis. I remember playing with these when we were in middle school in the late 70s. It is an awesome gift!

There are a bunch of figures, some painted, some not. I will be posting pics of them over the next several weeks. Here are 3 human warriors - an archer; a spear and shield guy; and a sword and shield guy:

If I recall correctly, these were Heritage or Citadel figures, some of the first of these types of models to be mass produced. The paint jobs are original; something like 35+ years old. We used Testor's enamels back in the day so they've held up well. I'm not planning to change a thing! The nostalgia is too great.

I'm especially grateful for this gift as many of the figures are ones I had in my collection. Regretfully I traded, sold, or gave all of mine away over the years. Thank God for good friends who keep stuff in boxes for a long, long time.

Anyway, I thought some of you old timers might be interested in walking memory lane. And maybe some of you newer folks might appreciate seeing how far we've come. : )

Until next time, carry on!

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