Thursday, November 24, 2011

Old Citadel & Ral Partha RuneQuest and D&D Figures

Here are images from a recent order Allison painted up of some old school Ral Partha and Citadel miniatures for D&D and RuneQuest. The RuneQuest miniatures were from the box they put out far too many years ago. We have several of these in our collection and I recall painting them many years ago. Needless to say, mine don't look anywhere near as good as these do. For the rougher sculpting I think they turned out wonderful!

First a few familiars from Ral Partha. These are very tiny; the rat is only the size of your little finger nail:

The group of adventurers arrayed:

Beginning of the close-up shots sweeping from left to right:

You can see the one figure which was included in the first Battle System box in the center. I was amazed he still had his mace after all these years!

The mage in this picture had the top of his staff broken off. I dug around in our massive bits pile and found something to top it off. A bit of drilling and pinning gives him a new staff topper:

The RuneQuest duck front and center. NEVER mess with a duck in a dungeon!

You can definitely see the late 70's in the figure to the right of the duck:

Freehand work on the shield:

The customer was absolutely thrilled with these. Allison at first wasn't too happy with how they were turning out. She started painting on Reapers and Games Workshop figures and the quality of miniatures made today, especially from those two companies, is light years beyond these. These figures do have a unique quality, and maybe a bit of nostalgia makes them a bit of a favorite. At least they now have a coat of paint that can show their potential and give them a place of honor in their owner's collection.


  1. These bring back memories. I am sure I had these back in the day.

  2. I love the little warrior duck!! How would you say that these match up with today's 1:72 plastics?

  3. They'd probably match up okay. I'm not real familiar with 1/72 plastics, having only done a few sets, but from the experience I have with them they seem similar. There's some difference in proportions here and there. I guess it comes down to how picky you are.

  4. I'm not very picky at all! :-D Thanks for letting me know. And again, top notch painting!