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Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP23 Mar 2019 8:42 p.m. PST

"A short film showing how wargames figures designing used to be done, followed by a "How to Wargame" section with Ian Dickie"

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The Tin Dictator24 Mar 2019 7:30 a.m. PST

I didn't realize that they sculpted directly out of lead rather than green stuff back in the day.

… And I'm pretty sure that I have some of those Russian Grenadiers.

IronDuke596 Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2019 8:21 a.m. PST

Most interesting, particularly they way sculpted figures by adding and shaping solder.

Nice find T.

Personal logo 20thmaine Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2019 11:14 a.m. PST

Ah yes….the wives….gor' bless 'em grin

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2019 2:49 p.m. PST

Happy you enjoyed it my friends!. (smile)


Personal logo chicklewis Supporting Member of TMP24 Mar 2019 9:21 p.m. PST

Wargaming while looking slightly sheepish and wearing ties !!

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2019 7:38 a.m. PST

Hand-soldering? How much did those miniatures cost?

I guess they hadn't discovered ergonomics yet. That table will kill your back before your infantry units engage.

Shagnasty Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2019 8:40 a.m. PST

Terrific!I have even more respect for the Old School now. Got Got to get one of those paisley vests!

Oberlindes Sol LIC Supporting Member of TMP25 Mar 2019 2:21 p.m. PST

I am still not wearing a necktie, let alone a suit, to a wargame! (I would make an exception for a LARP or something like that.)

Bowman25 Mar 2019 4:47 p.m. PST

Hand-soldering? How much did those miniatures cost?

That's just for the master I assume. The figures are then cast as the video shows. Still, while I appreciate the artistry involved, I can see why green stuff and such epoxy putties took over.

I'm not wearing any tie either.

AICUSV25 Mar 2019 5:19 p.m. PST

I kinda miss the more formal attire at games. In fact I've given thought to having a black tie game. After all, a gentleman should look like a gentleman.

Zephyr125 Mar 2019 7:57 p.m. PST

" particularly they way sculpted figures by adding and shaping solder."

That wouldn't work for me, what with my skills at soldering… ;-)

Tango01 Supporting Member of TMP26 Mar 2019 10:29 a.m. PST

Glad you like it too boys!. (smile)


mindenbrush17 Jun 2019 4:17 a.m. PST

I used to game with Phil and Ian many, many moons ago in the Bournemouth/Poole area when you were limited to Minifigs, Hinchcliffe and Lamming figures…………

von Schwartz17 Jun 2019 5:06 p.m. PST

I'm not wearing any tie either.
How about underwear?

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