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  • #1282720

    ogreblood
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    I got these fellows with a handful of ‘Realms of Chaos’ miniatures. I was wondering if anyone had any information about them, whether they are rare etc.

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    Many thanks

    #1282750

    tresilliian
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    Someone will correct me if I am wrong, and I most likely am, but judging by the bases they look a lot like the old Ral Partha figures from the 80s.

    #1282783

    torros
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    Ral Partha miniatures nearly always had Ral Partha stamped on the underside of the base and a year

    #1282784

    sundancer
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    Is there anything written under the bases? Any markings or year?

    #1282785

    ogreblood
    394xp
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    No markings on the base unfortunately.

    #1282821

    koldan
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    364xp

    I don’t know them, but they give me the impression they are some chess pieces. Maybe it is the angle but the left one has something on his head that looks like the battlements on the top of a rook and its neck less form is also quite similar, and the right one looks like it represents a knight.

    #1282844

    dags
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    3384xp

    I think the unicorn headed chap might be the old runequest broo:

    http://solegends.com/citrq/citrqb4v3broo2/index.htm

    other one I don’t recall ever seeing.  Might be worth digging around on stuff of legends..

    Exact rarity I am not sure but there is a market for pre-slotta, if you are on face book the oldhammer group is a far more informed than myself

    #1282856

    torros
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    I think you could be right with that

    #1282890

    osbad
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    They look to me like Bryan Ansell’s work from the late ’70’s, which would make them either Asgard miniatures or very early Citadel.  I say that because his vision of “Chaos” was prety unique back in those days.  There weren’t many companies producing that kind of material.

    Oldhammer FB group is the way to go for a definitive answer.  Very lucky that they don’t suffer from lead rot!  A nice piece of history if my guess is correct.

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    #1282893

    ogreblood
    394xp
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    Awesome, thanks all for the input. The unicorn beastman is Citadel Runequest. The one on the left is ‘Zygor the Snake Arms’, apparently early Realms of Chaos. Seems to be going for a fair whack on ebay but i’ll take that with a pinch of salt. I checked the Oldhammer forums (Don’t use FB anymore) and he has been described as rare but not much more information than that.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by  ogreblood.
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    piers
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    The Unicorn headed one is a Runequest Broo from the blister packs, released in October 1983.

    Zygor is from December 1983 and was the Limited release figure from the Compendium One which contained an article on The Mark of Chaos that featured 3 Chaos monsters – Ngaaranh Spawn of Chaos, Zygor Snake Arms and Leaping Slomm Two Face. Slomm and Ngaaranh were later released as part of the c27 Chaos Monsters range but Zygor wasn’t. Thus he is relatively rare and does command a premium price.

     

    Both are reasonably well sought after if they are in good condition and not suffering from ‘Lead Rot’… Between £6 to £8 for the Broo on average on most trading groups. Zygor… depends on condition but anywhere between £20 to £30 isn’t unlikely depending on condition, though one sold last month on Ebay for only £16…

     

    A few years ago you could have doubled those prices, perhaps even tripled them, but prices seem to have dropped off in the last few years with regards trading Oldhammer stuff. I think the recent revival of GW has had a lot to do with it.

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 11 months ago by  piers.
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    #1283181

    ogreblood
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    @piers Very comprehensive, many thanks.

    Nice to know a little history behind them before I make a decision on their fate. Very characterful models and I do enjoy the chaos aesthetic and vibe from that era.

    #1283215

    piers
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    @ogreblood

    Keep them. You will never be able to get them again. I have a modest collection of Oldhammer stuff, but I still regret selling certain bits off (granted it was to buy more but still…)…

     

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