Tom Meier / Thunderbolt Mountain shutting shop


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Tom Meier / Thunderbolt Mountain shutting shop

The legendary Tom Meier, who invented sculpting in green-stuff, produced the classic Ral Partha ranges marketed through Citadel in the 80s, and arguably one of the best sculptors, is shutting up his shop. Apparently because his work in the toy business is more lucrative than miniatures work. There's some lovely sculpts in there.

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Post Mon Nov 13, 2017 3:44 pm

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Sad news. I have a bunch of wood elves and a few orcs. They are lovely miniatures. Different proportions to typical oldhammer minis but they work well as Lord of the Rings figures.
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Post Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:32 pm

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Sad news, but I've been promising myself an Elf army for years, so this will be my Christmas present to me this year and worth every penny IMO:D :D :D

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Post Thu Dec 14, 2017 10:06 pm

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Thanks for the heads up on this, I'll definitely put in an order before Christmas. Always been a fan of Tom Meier's work. Only problem is, the elves look likely to be a bit too big to go with my citadel ones - ironic given that his early elves are mostly too tiny! But there's been stuff I've coveted from Thunderbolt Mountain for a long time and I'll feel sorry if I miss out on it
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Post Fri Dec 15, 2017 12:28 am

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I got my order in early, parcel arrived yesterday, more than happy with what I received - now the work begins with my first dabs of paint on the first unit of archers. As I don't have any other Wood Elves to compare them with, I'm hoping that I can do these miniatures justice as their everything I was hoping they'd be - tall, graceful, detailed and unique given their rarity this side of the pond! 8-)

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Post Fri Dec 15, 2017 10:46 pm

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Good news golgfag. They are indeed very elegant minbiatures.

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Post Sat Dec 16, 2017 10:17 pm

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Will be following your blog with a greater sense of envy than usual!
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Post Sat Dec 16, 2017 11:19 pm

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I've already moved them on from my initial post today. just base colours but the attached hopefully gives you a feel of how these will turn out. As I said on the blog I'm using washers initially and then paint the detail, after I've done the high-lights - here's hoping.

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Post Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:23 am

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Perfect colour scheme. Can't wait to see more!
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Post Tue Dec 19, 2017 12:31 pm

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Zhu Bajie wrote:Perfect colour scheme. Can't wait to see more!


The first of them are getting there, slowly. :lol:

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