My nostalgia entry is not so much the setting of the miniature, or the painting, but the figure itself and the memories it brings back. It's a figure I have had for about 25 years without applying any paint to it. It's a Satyr, beautifully sculpted from Games Workshop (perhaps Trish Morrison), which I think was marketed as part of GW’s miniatures range for the "Talisman" game in the late 1980s. I picked it up as part of a pack with a Sorceress and a Thief.
I remember the “Talisman” game really well, and a lot of the Games Workshop games from the 1980s. Seeing the figures from these games always brings back some amazing memories – of teenage friends, of all-night games, and crazy dungeon-crawling D&D adventures.
How the Satyr escaped a (thick and ham-fisted coat of enamel) paint defeats me. But I’ve tried to correct that now by turning it into a marketplace statue for a Seventeenth Century town. As the statue looks a little bare on its own, I’ve added a little straw, a couple of Warbases hens and a cockerel and an adventurer’s hat. Perhaps we might even find the adventurers in later Challenge submissions!