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The old days of miniature painting

In this video, Ninjon takes a look back at miniature painting tools of the 80s and 90s, at time before he was in the hobby.

I don’t carry much nostalgia for the period, even though that’s when I got started. I miss the Epic Space Marine game but that’s about it – as far as I’m concerned everything about the hobby today is better and/or easier.

When I started, getting non-toxic red or yellow paint was difficult, never mind the entirely toxic lead miniatures. I view the advances in hard plastic miniatures, up to and including the new Siocast, to be entirely positive.

It was interesting since the Ork and Eldar paint set was the one I started with too, and my pot of Tin Bitz was messed up even back then!

4 comments on “The old days of miniature painting

  1. Tavendale
    May 3, 2022

    He was doing so well, but then a black base rim! He has goblin green RIGHT THERE!

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    • davekay
      May 3, 2022

      A black rim is so automatic for me at this point that I didn’t even notice!

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      • Tavendale
        May 3, 2022

        my aos minis are generally either black or brown rims. Chaos is all black because they use swamp. Destruction all use brown as they are desert. My flesh-eaters will be goblin green, though.

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  2. Osric
    May 4, 2022

    Eighties slottas quite often had a black rim, before the bright goblin green period of the 90’s (when I started). Funny how things go in cycles. All my 40k have black rims.

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