Thursday, June 5, 2014
Throwback Thursday - Female Barbarians
This is a true throwback. Not only is a pair of miniatures from the 1908s, the paint job is from that decade as well. The figure on the right is a 1984 Ral Partha from the stamping on the bottom. The other one's marking is unreadable, but I suspect it is of similar vintage.
I probably painted them around 1989/1990 when I was in high school. Of course, I am a bit embarrassed by the quality. On the other hand I was using mostly Testor's paint because nice Citadel paint was hard to come by in the small town South 25 years ago. I also had no magnifying lamp, but I did also have 20/20 vision so that's probably an even trade-off. All in all, it's nice to hang on to them as a time capsule.
And obviously, it's babes in chainmail bikinis. What 15 year old (or 40 year old) doesn't occasionally like to paint up a little cheesecake? If anything, the figures are a bit restrained by today's sculpting standards.