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Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Old School Fantasy Miniatures - The APA Journal




Issue #1 of the OSFMapa Journal is out! After months of planning and work, the various ramblings and musings about all things lead has been printed, bound, and sent to the members.

For those of you who have not heard about it, the Old School Fantasy Miniatures Amateur Press Alliance is a group of dedicated lead-heads who plan on turning out three journals each year, filling the pages with articles and information about fantasy miniatures. All you need to do is write at least one two-page article for each journal, and pay your annual dues. That's it!

The goal is simple: "The Old School Fantasy Miniature Amateur Press Alliance (OSFMapa) is an amateur press association (apa) founded with the purpose to provide serious fans, collectors, and artists of fantasy gaming miniatures with a forum and a publication for communication and study of matters relative to our common interest in the history and artisty of fantasy miniatures." (from the Rules of the OSFMapa)

Articles in Issue #1 cover LOTR minis, Grenadier's huge Giant Griffon and Giant Dragon, artist Robin Wood (including pictures of minis painted by her circa 1979 or thereabouts), and early painting guides to name a few. You can tell just by reading each article that the contributors are true fans of the genre.

You can stop by Mike Monaco's Swords & Dorkery blog to check out his write-up of Journal #1. Mike is a fellow co-conspirator, and even included the complete table of contents in his post.

Big thanks to all my fellow contributors, and special thanks go to Scott Burnley, OSFMapa's Central Mailer (the logistical brains behind the operation) for making this happen! Make sure you stop by the OSFMapa Yahoo! Group if you have questions or are interested in joining. Thanks!

Tom

3 comments:

Scott Burnley said...

Sweet! Thanks Tom for the great plug! It's been a wonderful experience putting out this Journal, and we couldn't have done it without you!

We're already hard at work on #2... Bigger and better next time!

Center Stage Miniatures said...

I put in my request today and am proud to be a new member. Can't wait to see and contribute to the next journal. A great project, I can't wait to find out more!

TopKat said...

Matt, that's awesome! Now we have our very own industry insider on board. Glad you could join up :)