Prince August Fantasydatabase Gallery updated on lostminiswiki

MMP Mithril in Middle-Earth The Prancing Pony Prince August Fantasydatabase Gallery updated on lostminiswiki

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  • #636
    Milo
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    I updated today PA wiki gallery for Characters and Friends & Foes range.

    Check here:
    http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Fantasy_%28Prince_August%29

    #20248
    Milo
    Participant

    I updated today PA wiki gallery for Characters and Friends & Foes range.

    Check here:
    http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Fantasy_%28Prince_August%29

    #20253
    jdbrown55
    Participant

    Nice job, Master Hobbit!

    #20254
    twrich
    Participant

    Nice!!! I’m afraid I may have to start collecting them now that I know these exist.

    #20255
    Milo
    Participant

    I guess it would be very hard to find everything as not so many PA appear on Ebay and some ref are unknown…
    As a start, PA is still selling remaining stock:

    Characters:
    http://www.princeaugust.ie/ch/

    Friends & Foes:
    http://www.princeaugust.ie/ff/

    Fantasy armies moulds:
    http://www.princeaugust.ie/Fa32mm/indexMain.html

    #20256
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    if you find any info on the [mith]CH11[/mith] I am sure people will be interested :)

    #20257
    Gavin
    Participant
    twrich wrote:
    Nice!!! I’m afraid I may have to start collecting them now that I know these exist.

    Having collected a lot of them, I would offer a word of caution:

    Most of them are stylistically somewhat similar to Mithrils, but are not that similar. The figures are generally fatter and rounder in appearance, and the detailing is a lot cruder. I bought a bunch to use as backup Middle-earth figures, but they’ve all been repurposed to play Dungeons and Dragons with. The D&D minis collection on my shelf is an odd collection of slightly peculiar looking figures from different manufacturers. They’re all happier that way! :)

    But the point being they don’t really look much like Mithrils standing beside Mithrils. A lot of the visual flourishes belong to 1980s D&D type fantasy art, not the various MERP illustrations (obviously). The difference is somewhat telling.

    #21414
    Milo
    Participant

    I received a scan from PAM 1985 catalogue page contaning “Fantasy armies” listing.

    Wiki gallery is updated accordinlgy
    http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Fantasy_Armies_Cast_%28Prince_August%29

    I compared references listed in 1985 catalog and Blisters pictures I have collected in the wiki gallery (text on blisters being considered as good reference) + discussed the matter with Master Gildor (in french)
    CH11 should be the one refered in 1985 as “CH8 Viking Berserker”. “Viking Berserker” is also refered as BA2 in the same catalog but is not mentionned in CH collection in later catalogs.
    So we agreed to conclude that either CH11 is a lost reference , either CH11=”BA2 Viking Berserker” (like MS6=UN6).

    Same mystery remain for TS1 which does not appear in 1985 listing whereas Hirelings (HR) and TS2 are listed.
    Considering that “662 Hirelings & Treasures” mould contains 1 treasure chest + 1 treasure sack (http://www.princeaugust.ie/662/index.html), my guess is that TS1 corresponds to these 2 Items.

    All other references are clearly identified now. I will later add mapping with PA moulds as almost all early PAM have a corresponding mould.

    #21415
    Gavin
    Participant

    That is deeply impressive work, Master Milo.

    I would also agree that the Viking berserkir has a good chance of being a CH – it was included in the “fighters” mould set, too.

    I love the sense of nostalgia. However, I have a question!
    What number Manual is it? Is it one of the ones on the PA website?

    #21416
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    I Saw the page and I don’t think it is master Gavin, on the page you could read something such as “available Feb’85” that means this listing (it is a list) predates February 1985 and many “scheduled” references may have been transformed into others later… actually almost all references are listed as “to be released”…. only the CH1 to CH8 were released at that time and it mentions F&F such a NE1-2-3-4 (neanderthal) or WR (wraith) which are totally new to me but were supposedly already released.
    Also it does not mention anything after CH24….

    in fact this listing may be from 1984 it is very very old

    #21417
    Gavin
    Participant

    Those NE miniatures were almost certainly the pre-casts of the older (now-called) “Classic” fantasy army moulds.

    #21421
    Thingol
    Participant

    I sincerely hope that Chris will make new copies of some of these figures in its new design… (like PCH1 & 2) since these old figures look awful in comparison with what this he works today… at least it can be concluded on the basis of these images… :) :(
    This pictures shows how much has spread after all these years. He became a true (best) master (for me)….

    #21430
    Gildor
    MMP Elder

    we all become better with years, in sculpting for Chris, in painting for us I suppose:)

    as I possess quite a lot of those CH and F&F figurines… when you compare them with the forthcoming Beregond vignette… it almost seems it is not the same sculptor!

    even the style, Until quite recently, Chris has reproduced many “concept art” for his figurine… it was quite often repetitive (arms crossed, bending over, cloaks in the wind) but it seems there has been quite a renewal in the sculpting since the beginning of 2011!

    #21448
    Thingol
    Participant

    …. time, effort, perseverance, and above all an exceptional talent … !!!! :)

    #21457
    Milo
    Participant

    I have done mapping between PA moulds, Character and Friend&Foes collections.

    All information is here:
    http://www.miniatures-workshop.com/lostminiswiki/index.php?title=Fantasy_Armies_Moulds_%28Prince_august%29

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