This report I have planned in my mind for a long time.
I started collecting and playing games in the eighties and
it all started with a catalogue from the tin-soldier-
company Prince August. In 1987 I frequently visited all
of my local hobby-stores and also toy-stores because
they offered a lot of nice models and extras.
In one toy-store named ""Leksaks-city" they had put some
Prince August-catalogues on display and they were all
free and advertisement but I missed the last one and
asked the sales-woman behind the counter how I could
get one of these catalogues myself and she helped me with a
postadress. I sent a ppostcard and one week later I
got one of these catalogues in my letter-box.
This catalogue inspired me a lot and I read it over and over
again but I didn´t start ordering the moulds until years later.
My first tin-figure was also a Prince August and I got it
as agift from my friend Felix when I tested the very famous
role-playing game Drakar and demoner in the middle of
the 80-ies.It was a skeleton-warrior with a cape and I
liked it a lot and it only took a week before I bought my
first paintset from Airfix. These paints were not so good and
they were not waterbased and smelled real bad.
Eventhough this fact I managed to paint the skeleton and
it is my favourite still.
Next figure was a orc-captain and this is better painted and
also highlighted and my skilled has improved a bit.
My first ready-made tinfigure I have bought was
a lizard man in the scale of 15mm.
The figure had a big axe originally but this was lost
during the years.
Prince August also released some fine-detail-figures
and my two first were the orc with a standar and
a bartender. Both these figures I have worked a lot
with but back then I didn´t know how to paint and
also the paints were a bit primitive.
Lastly I want to show one of my favourite figures that
I bought at location in the UK in 1988.
My father and I went for a holiday-trip to the UK and
we rented a car and drowe from London and up to the
northern top of Scotland and back to the south and
also Wales before getting back to capital.
In Nottingham(Hill top) I also visited Games workshop
but I didn´t buy any figures but it was a nice visit.
On Oxford-street in the GW-shop I bought a lot of
figures and when we arrived at Heathrow I had
6 kilos of overweight in my back-pack but I was lucky
and was granted to enter the plane back to Sweden.
When I look back and reflect how my hobby has
affected me I am really happy whith the result.
many times when I have been very stressed or
moody it has given me joy and for all those out
there that has not decided yet if this hoby is
something for them to explore, my advise is: