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« on: January 11, 2017, 08:10:46 AM »

New member as of today, but forum stalker (sorry: Guest) for about a year now...

Am UK-based chap, and have picked up the paintbrush & dice after an absence of the best part of 30 years (work, life, acting, PC games and hitting people with lumps of metal got in the way for a while); partly inspired by more time on my hands, some of the excellent figures now available, teddy-bear fur, some excellent blogs and the general brilliance of the Internet (perhaps only those of the magazine & photo-stat catalogue "gosh, those figures sound interesting - if only I had the faintest idea of what they might look like" days will truly get that.... Smiley ).

My interests, in theory, lie in a mix of RPG, board games and "traditional" wargaming (nowadays mainly of the "skirmish" variety), but I'm basically a toy-whore..

I am presently working on a medieval skirmish project based around the Robin Hood stories in 1/72 scale (Working title "Shaft Practice".   Yes....  I know....) which seems to have grown into a monster way beyond my intentions ("Curse you Zvezda, Strelets and Hat"), a "Not Serenity" project and a "Buffy and the girls of St Finians" team for Zombicide.

My eyes n' cunning of hand have deteriorate since my salad (Airfix & Minifigs) days but I'm still dabbing away in my ol' kack-handed way.....

Anyhoo, thanks for having me aboard....     

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« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2017, 08:44:46 AM »


You describe the days of my youth! Laugh How well I remember sending off a sae for a manfacturer's "catalogue" (or worse sending a fax!), only to receive a stack of photocopied pages with barely half a dozen blurry b/w photos to illustrate the whole range, or else some crappy line drawings of the figures (apparantly drawn by the designer's 5-year-old daughter).

Kids today, they don't know their born! Wink

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« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2017, 10:31:02 AM »

Hello and welcome to the forum  Cool

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Location: Invergordon, Ross-Shire
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« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2017, 06:39:43 PM »

Welcome to the forum, good memories too about ordering form really bad line drawn figures in catalogues. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2017, 08:15:48 PM »

Greetings from another Southerner!

"Old gamers don't die, they just smell like that."

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« Reply #5 on: January 12, 2017, 11:07:51 PM »

Welcome and glad to have you. enjoyed what you wrote... brought some memories to mind.

Best of luck, and I hope you jump back into the hobby with both feet! Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2017, 11:11:02 PM »

Welcome, and I also remember the thrill of sending off pocket money buying "blind" not knowing what would come through the post in a weeks time....the nervous excitement of the wait, and then sometimes it was great, sometimes a huge disappointment .
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