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Old grenadier, demogorgon?
« on: January 21, 2013, 06:36:55 PM »
I painted this guy up yesterday. I think it's meant to be demogorgon from d&d.


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Re: Old grenadier, demogorgon?
« Reply #1 on: January 21, 2013, 07:17:30 PM »
Quite keen on that. I love those old castings. The heads remind me of roosters  :lol: Not in a bad way I might add

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Re: Old grenadier, demogorgon?
« Reply #2 on: January 21, 2013, 07:36:30 PM »
I think its feeking awesome.
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Re: Old grenadier, demogorgon?
« Reply #3 on: January 21, 2013, 10:19:02 PM »
I freaking love that.

So full of charm and character.
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Re: Old grenadier, demogorgon?
« Reply #4 on: January 22, 2013, 02:57:19 AM »
Thanks!
I was going to paint it a different colour, can't remember what, then went for green and tried something different by giving it a different coloured head rather than keeping it green as well. The texture on the mini is awesome for painting.

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Re: Old grenadier, demogorgon?
« Reply #5 on: January 22, 2013, 04:05:50 AM »
I think it's fab. 8) :thumbup:
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Re: Old grenadier, demogorgon?
« Reply #6 on: January 22, 2013, 06:26:46 AM »
After looking at an old grenadier catalogue online it looks like this guy is orcus, I thought he was that fat winged demon,  :shrug: maybe an early incarnation.

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Re: Old grenadier, demogorgon?
« Reply #7 on: January 22, 2013, 10:39:00 AM »
Old school cool  :cool2 Favourite thing i've seen of yours Beef  :smile:
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Re: Old grenadier, demogorgon?
« Reply #8 on: January 22, 2013, 11:04:21 AM »
After looking at an old grenadier catalogue online it looks like this guy is orcus, I thought he was that fat winged demon,  :shrug: maybe an early incarnation.
You got it right.  Grenadier got them mixed up.

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Re: Old grenadier, demogorgon?
« Reply #9 on: January 22, 2013, 07:37:53 PM »
This has been pretty inspiring actually. I have a load of old metal from the early 80's. When our studio is finished I think I'll dig them out and revisit some of the paint jobs. Ah embarrassing 11 year old painting  :lol:

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Re: Old grenadier, demogorgon?
« Reply #10 on: January 22, 2013, 09:53:44 PM »
After looking at an old grenadier catalogue online it looks like this guy is orcus, I thought he was that fat winged demon,  :shrug: maybe an early incarnation.
You got it right.  Grenadier got them mixed up.

First issue got the name wrong, later catalogues switched the names. The later orcus is still sold by mirlitongoblin (who got the grenadier US moulds). They don't seem to sell this figure though...
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Re: Old grenadier, demogorgon?
« Reply #11 on: January 23, 2013, 01:48:10 AM »
Forlorn hope has grenadier moulds as well. They are planning on increasing the range as well which is good news... For some of the range, others should be laid to rest. I like most of the monsters but can't bring myself to getting any of the humans except maybe the barbarians.

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Re: Old grenadier, demogorgon?
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2013, 07:41:28 AM »
This has been pretty inspiring actually. I have a load of old metal from the early 80's. When our studio is finished I think I'll dig them out and revisit some of the paint jobs. Ah embarrassing 11 year old painting  :lol:
I've been hunting through all my stuff to find old things. I bought this one recently from gearhead, (correct me if I'm wrong though gearhead) one whim with some other things, I really like this miniature.

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Re: Old grenadier, demogorgon?
« Reply #13 on: January 23, 2013, 09:04:40 AM »
Oh wow, that's your best yet!!

And yes, you got him from me. That made my morning.  :applause:
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Re: Old grenadier, demogorgon?
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2013, 12:24:00 PM »
Interesting model

Nice paint job too. Works really well. Now get more light in your photos! :)

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Re: Old grenadier, demogorgon?
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2013, 09:54:07 PM »
Ecellent - I'm very partial to a bit of the old Grenadier d&d miniature range.

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Re: Old grenadier, demogorgon?
« Reply #16 on: February 07, 2013, 02:13:44 AM »
Forlorn hope has grenadier moulds as well. They are planning on increasing the range as well which is good news... For some of the range, others should be laid to rest. I like most of the monsters but can't bring myself to getting any of the humans except maybe the barbarians.

Hmmm

I think you'll find that forlorn hope are selling em4 stock. Em4 are run by Doug who was a director of the old grenadier UK company. There was and still is contention of the legal ownership of the grenadier molds.
My understanding is that forlorn hope have existing stock, but none of the em4molds have been put into production. I've managed to buy some things from Doug but they have only been what he already has rather than new casts.
Mirliton have ended up with the US Molds. But even they are only producing later fantasy warriors lines not the earlier d&d stuff.
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Re: Old grenadier, demogorgon?
« Reply #17 on: February 07, 2013, 03:22:21 AM »
Right you are. I saw on LAF that EM4 have a mega load of moulds and are gauging what to start putting into production.

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Re: Old grenadier, demogorgon?
« Reply #18 on: February 07, 2013, 06:48:09 AM »
Top job Beefcake!  :thumbup:

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Re: Old grenadier, demogorgon?
« Reply #19 on: February 07, 2013, 09:13:26 AM »
Right you are. I saw on LAF that EM4 have a mega load of moulds and are gauging what to start putting into production.

Hi beefcake. It might be that my no is out of date. These might be em4 moulds then.

Either way it's good news. As mirliton are expensive and i think my bad experiences with Miniature Heroes are well documented elsewhere on this forum.
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Re: Old grenadier, demogorgon?
« Reply #20 on: February 07, 2013, 09:44:02 AM »
 :shrug:
I don't really know to be honest. It's just what I understood to be happening. I'll be really happy if they start producing old grenadier stuff. I want some more monsters.