Friday 31 October 2014

Citadel Collectors Series - 1204 Chaos Wizards

Hi Friends, This weeks classic Citadel miniatures are two 1204 Chaos Wizards (Chaos Sorcerers to some of you) from the Citadel Collectors Series and two of my favourite Chaos Familiars, I pulled these out of storage as I was getting bored and needed a change from painting Rogue Trader Adventurers and Chaos Beastmen, it was a nice change to use some colours I rarely use.

Ank'tokh Daemon Claw, Lune, Slargash the Defiler and Daemonet 1

First we have 'Slargash the Defiler', I love his pose it screams "alas poor yorick" as he holds a demons skull definitely a demonologist me thinks.

Slargash the Defiler 
Next we have 'Ank'tokh Daemon Claw' who I am envisaging as a blood priest of Khorne, cult leader with gifts of technology, his mechanical arm and technological staff, Khorne dislikes magic and favours technology so it makes sense.  A suitable miniature for W40k and Dark Heresy too.

Ank'tokh Daemon Claw
Here we have 'Daemonet 1' cute little miniature, not particularly challenging but still fun all the same.

Daemonet 1

And lastly we have 'Lune' this miniature was a real joy to paint as it is so leftfield and unique based on the creature featured in the John Blanche painting 'mona and the Moonman', it looks like he is holding a giant can opener which he intends on using to strip knights of their armour although the can opner is a lot smaller in the painting (see below), probably the best Chaos Familiar of all.

Lune featured in John Blanche's painting 'Mona and the Moonman'
Lots of the Chaos Familiars are still available to buy from Games Workshop, buy now as I don't know how long they will be for sale and show Games Workshop that we still want old miniatures, here are the links to them and other golden oldies on the games Workshop website :)

Famous Familiars
Champions of Chaos
Dwarf Adventurers
Goff Rockers
Armour Through the Ages

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Friday 24 October 2014

On The Workbench - October 2014

Hi Folks,
Apologies for my lack of posts, here are few photos of what is happening on the workbench at the moment to tide you over until I finally finish the miniatures (hopefully soon), as many of you will know fitting miniature painting in when you have a seven month year old baby in the house it is quite tough but the odd half hour sessions I manage to fit in are starting to bear fruit.  I probably started too many miniatures at once.

This is all work in progress.

Here are C27 Beastman 'Shearmone', C38 Beastmen 'Crab man', 'Camel man', 'Owl man' and an old Warrior Maiden 'Mace lady' from the Citadel collectors series.  All they need is basing.

Next we have Chaos Wizards from the Citdael collectors series and a couple of Chaos Familiars 'Daemonet' and 'Lune', these miniatures still need plenty of work.

Next we have miniatures that are still being prepared, two cats given to me by Cheetor over at Sho3box (thank you mate) and two Squats from the RT601 Adventurers range, 'Squat Miner' and 'Squat Engineer'.

I hope to have these painted and up on the blog soon,

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Sunday 5 October 2014

Orctober Fest

Hi Folks,
Now I don't usually get involved in these themed occasions due to time limitations on my hobby but when I was over at Erny's Place (the foremost place to visit for Oldhammer Orc miniatures) it had me thinking back to my youth, back in the early 1980's I was a lean green fighting machine, nothing else mattered it was Orcs or nothing. We were playing Warhammer 2nd Edition and whatever you could carry down to my late mates house you could field as you can imagine we had some massive games, it usually took a 2-3 hours to setup, 4-5 hours to play and then 2-3 hours to pack away, our 6 week summer holidays were ace.

I fell out of love with the Orcs in the late 80's when they were starting to turn generic and green, Harboth and the black mountain boysEeza Ugezod's Mother Crusher's and Mighty Ugezod's Death Commandos, the C Series and Chronicles miniatures I owned just did not sit right with all the new stuff that came out, the were noticeably smaller and severely lacked character or uniqueness.

Anyway most my citadel Orcs went on eBay over 10 years ago but I kept lots of favourites for D&D so I dug a few Orcs and Goblinoids out today and thought I would share them with you :)

Here we have from left to right:

C14 Snotling (1987), C36 Hobgoblin (1985), C15 Orc (1985), N16 Cave Goblin (1985), C12 Goblin (1985)

and here we have from left to right:

C10 Half-Orc's (1985), 3 ME43 Half Orc's of Saruman (1985)

A paltry contribution to Orctober Fest I know but I hope you enjoy my trip down memory lane

One last word there was only one colour to paint your Orcs back in my day... Citadel Colour Orc Brown! :D