Sunday 27 April 2014

Painting Resumes And Chaos Reigns

Hello Friends, 
As some of you know I had have a had break from blogger and painting due to the birth of my second son (18 years apart) so the painting and modelling room had to be swapped out for a nursery.  Things are slowly getting back to normal here so I managed to set-up my painting desk in the guest room over the Easter holidays and knock out a few miniatures, I still have a thirst on for Realm of Chaos Thugs and aim to paint every single one ever released, here are some of my latest efforts.

The first Chaos Thug I painted is 'Zarygor Bloodrage', this well fearsome looking Chaos Thug was originally from the F5 - Marauders range designed by the Perry twins before being incorporated into the Chaos Thug ranges. Being more armoured than your average Chaos Thug Zarygor would make a nice command miniature or a leader for you warband.

Zarygor Bloodrage

Next miniature I painted is 'Number 14' from the Chaos Thug range featured in White Dwarf 101, unfortunately citadel stopped naming rank and file troops so he is simply '14', the sculpt is a bit bigger than your usual Chaos Thug but he adds variety to a unit.

Number 14
Here we have another miniature from White Dwarf 101 Chaos Thug range 'Number 17', a bit of a strange individual who looks like he has been pulled straight out of a Conan the Barbarian story, the sculpts of the later Chaos Thugs were really fantastical and by so many different scuplters (Jes Goodwin, Trish and Aly Morrison, and Micheal and Alan Perry) and in so many different styles.

Number 17
Next I painted 'Haitch Shieldblow' from the Chaos Thug range in White Dwarf 98, he has a chain shackle around his neck so I imagine he was a escaped slave or convict that ended up in the chaos wastes.

Haitch Shieldblow
I then painted 'Number 19' from White Dwarf 101 Chaos Thug range, nice to see a Chaos Thug who does not look human.
Number 19
Next is 'Stoop' from the classic CH6 Chaos Thug range in White Dwarf 92, probably my favourite range released ever.

And 'Rivet' another classic miniature from the CH6 Chaos Thug range in White Dwarf 92.

I found out an Arcane Armorials shield transfer to make him truly Oldhammer.

Arcane Armorials shield transfer
This next miniature I purchased cheap from Ebay with the intention of stripping it and repainting it but when it arrived apart from a lot of scratches and chips to the paint work I thought the paint job was quite good so a bit of a repaint and repair was in order and I was pleased with the salvage job.

He is 'Nud Spinespittle' a C35 Chaos Warrior from the Third Citadel Compendium, a lot smaller than the Realm of Chaos era warriors and champions so I thought he would fit into my Chaos Thug regiment just nice, this is my plan for most of the earlier smaller Chaos Warriors.

Nud Spinespittle Chaos Warrior

Then I got a bit bored and knocked out a couple of C11 Halflings, why? no idea, I might do some more as I have the whole range in an old dusty box .  I had to make some new swords for them and pin them on as the original swords were dark grey bits of lead wire thin. More Halflings can be seen here on the Collecting Citadel Miniatures Wiki.

Shield design was inspired by a baby grow I was dressing the little one in, the theme was counting sheep which is quite apt for a Halfling shield I think :D
Big Waist

Oh! I have just found a few photos I took at last years Oldhammer event, if you are pictured in any of these photos and did not get a mention let me know and I will put your name up as it was last August and a few of your names escape me now. 

The Realm of Chaos event board
The very impressive Wargames Foundry building

My Khornate Warband assembled for bloodletting
Orlygg's partner in crime Dan reading some rules to two leaders of Slaaneshi warbands
Orlygg and Ninja watching the action unfold

Warlord Paul leading Lord Savage's Slaaneshi Warband
Ninja dealing some death with his Khornate Warband
Lord Savage and that 'effing' Troll he was so stupid
Some Ogres beating up my Chaos Beastmen

A fantastic BloodBowl stadium

It's great to be back :D


  1. And it's great to read from you again !

    It's nice to see you managed to get some time for painting and the thugs are all brilliant ! NOt a range I'm particularly familiar tbh but there are lots of gems in it that's for sure.

    The halflings are really nice and the sheep shield is ace.

    Keep on Rocking Jason !

    1. Thanks Assless, it's been great to trawl through all you guys blogs again and update myself to what has been going on, keep up the good work :)

  2. Good to have you back mate, hope the family is well. Lovely thugs!

    1. Hey, thanks mate, it's good to see you in the photos :)

  3. Chaos Thugs are amongst some of my favourite vintage Citadel too. So far I have only managed to hunt down five and have painted three of them (see here). Anyway, it's always pleasing to see some first-rate brush-work on old minis. Please keep up the work!

    1. Superb thugs mate, I had seen your blog before :) hopefully we'll see you do some more in the future, I will add your blog to my blog roll when I next update it

  4. Hey! It's great having you back! Welcome again! You've come back through the main gate, lovely pics!

    1. Cheers Suber, it's good to be back although posts won't be as frequent but hopefully will have more content

  5. Nice work there chief. Keep it up.

  6. Good to see you back Jason. Very cool to come back with a collection of such cool looking miniatures too :)

    1. Hey mate! thanks for coming back I have been keeping tabs on your fantastic blog and I am loving the Deathworld Fauna and Flora project :) I will be getting some RT stuff out soon

    2. Im glad to come back and wait a little longer for some more RT goodness from your enviable collection.

      I booked my flights to the 2014 BOYL/Oldhammer day this morning, so hopefully we will get to say "Hi" at that.

    3. I will definitely be there for the day :)

    4. Great! Whiskey Priest from theleadpile.blogspot and I will be playing a ~15 model a side, pirate-y game of RT on Saturday morning. See you there :)