Thursday, March 10, 2011
The Horrors of The Marsh
This set is the first set of minis I ever owned. Grenadier number 2010 "The Horrors of the Marsh." It was given to me by my brother on a birthday, I don't remember how old I was, maybe 8. I was shocked at the concept of me actually owning my own set of minis. Originally painted with 8-year-old skills with enamel paint, layer after layer with attempt after attempt. I lost the box, but the minis stayed around, I bought this set on ebay as part of the 'restoration' effort. I always liked the red-box art, which is actually kind of scruffy, but invokes a sense of adventure...
I also recall being excited that my brother saw fit for me to get a set of creatures, which I saw as being far more interesting than the typical human-figures.
Here are a few shots of my originals, still in old paint, some of which had been spray-primed white in a long-lost effort at another paint-job.
Some of the paint on these was close to a millimeter thick, possibly more in some areas.
Resurrected from a box sitting on a closet shelf for many years:
Lizardman with club:
Crouching Lizardman with some monster-ish lance:
A favorite - the Salamanewt:
Snake and Rat (the snake having its bottom and base cut off for a diorama that never happened):
Lizardman with sword:
...and the mysterious Dragon Skull and the Troll (whom I used to refer to as the Wolfman). The troll obviously suffered some damage and as such will require some extra work/pinning:
I should also mention that the giant Vegetation Beast was missing, I have no idea where it is, but it was replaced in the 'new' set I got online. Both the originals and the new set will be newly painted, duplicate figures allowing for different color variations.
Next up I'll show the figs after paint stripping