Never mind 25 years ago today for Sgt Pepper, these chaps were all painted over 40 years ago! Painted in enamel by teenage me,although I recently based them on some more recent (1990s) citadel bases to give these 25mm chaps a chance against their more recent 28mm cousins on 1p bases. They're a mix of Citadel and Ral Partha and were previously used for dungeons and dragons and have lain dormant until relatively recently( 3 years ago!) when we played some frostgrave with my grand nephew's, their interest has waned but I quite enjoyed it as a game and wouldn't mind giving it another go some time. The paladin was one of the earlier paint jobs but I quite like the self sculpted milliput owl on his shield, the female fighters are still in the chainmail bikini territory, de rigure in 1979!
I rather liked the thief figure, lots of character and the ranger. Quite a few religious types, including two types of druid, by the time I painted the elf archer I was starting to work out highlights and letting down the enamels with a little white spirit, these were the last figures I did eyes on, the female cleric isn't bad but I wouldn't bother again! I suppose I've treated these much like the pike and shot figures from the last post, already painted and in need of rebasing ,just this time I know who painted it a bit more! Nice figures and in the contemporary Military Modelling magazine article at 22p a throw not excessively expensive! The 100 years war types are on square bases so that they fit on some home made Impetus sabot bases,some of the archers actually had a game in my recent War of the Roses games, painted 1979, first game 2021!
The one purple aardvark is from Citadels Runequest game and was painted in acrylics when I was at art college in 1985,long ago and far away, well Nottingham anyway!
Obviously I could have stripped and repainted them but I'm happy enough with my slice of 1979 to keep them as they are and hopefully use them again soon!
I've left the ranger next to a Perry plastic crossbow man,with the base I think they work well enough, two GW Khorne demons have managed to photo bomb the group shot,I suppose they have youth on they're side as they're from about 1987!
Probably more rebased pike and shot types.
All the best