What you’re missing out on (now with pic)

Issue #1 of the OSFMapa journal is out.  There are but 25 copies, which mostly went to the contributors, with a few held back for sale, review copies, etc.

Here’s a picture from the central mailer (Scott B.), showing a stack of zines all assembled for the binder.

The table of contents is:

  • Membership & treasury reports by Scott Burnley
  • Rules of the OSFMapa
  • Introduction: from the mind of the Menace by Matt Reed
  • The Menace manual of monsters [pt. 1] by Matt Reed
  • Toward a history of fantasy miniatures painting, pt. 1 by Mike Monaco
  • Grenadier art work by Mark Young
  • The metallic age of Lord of the Rings miniatures by Joseph Dougher
  • The Lord of the Rings want list by Joseph Dougher
  • Unknown territory by Vincent Portier
  • The art of Dean Carline and Unique Fantasy Miniatures by Vincent Portier
  • The lure of lead by David Wood
  • Your collection– focused like a laser, or scattered like a shotgun? by Tom Kristensen
  • The beast unleased by Scott Burnley
  • Arcana plumbi antiqua — Wizzards & Warriors by Scott Burnley
  • Robin Wood, fantasy illustrator by Scott Burnley
  • Painting miniature figures by Robin Wood
  • Conversions in lead by Robin Wood
  • The last word by Scott Burnley

Many of these articles are illustrated with photographs, some in color.  We are treated to a collection of minis painted by Robin Wood in 1979, and photos of the strange, beautiful work of Dean Carline, whose range of miniatures I’d never heard of before.  There are also some reprints of old ads, an awesome color cover featuring one of Grenadier’s miniatures cast (or at least plated) in gold, and more.  The indicia includes an Easter egg of sorts — a secret message spelled out in runes. About 70 pages of awesome miniatures porn.

Well, the good news is that if you’re a miniatures collector, painter, or connoisseur, you can still join the OSFMapa, write a short article or two, and get your own copy of the next issue. Email Scott at oldschoolfantasy (at) gmail (dot) com if you’d like to get involved!

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  1. Pix! We want pix!

    • Maybe tomorrow or Monday … busy with some home improvements…

  2. Wow!

    Talk about eye popping… very nice cover! Nice to see a piece of work gets the true glory of the mini!

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