Wednesday 12 November 2014

RT601 - Adventurers - Squat Engineer

Hi Friends, 
Today's miniature is the Squat Engineer from the RT601 - Adventurers range published in White Dwarf 99 back in March 1988, an interesting miniature for a Squat as he seems to be dressed in a spacesuit and using a pair of binoculars while looking into the distance, another nice detail and typical of the humour at the time is that his belly is spilling out of his spacesuit. I imagine he has landed on some distant planet surveying for ore or Promethium.  I painted his spacesuit in a mix of Vallejo bright orange and deep orange with various washes inspired by Russian Cosmonaut's in their orange spacesuits.  I have been painting the Squat Miner too but he is far from finished.

Progress on my project can be seen here

"I love the smell of Promethium in the morning!"

Squat Engineer - front

Squat Engineer - back

Thanks for visiting :)

Saturday 1 November 2014

More C27 and C38 Chaos Beastmen

Hello! Today I put the final brush strokes to my  C27 Beastman 'Shearmone' and C38 Beastmen 'Crab man', 'Camel man', 'Owl man', gorgeous old school miniatures from the 1980's, I have many miniatures from these ranges some are preslotta and some are tagged, I even have some doubles that are both so I imagine at some stage the best of the range must of had their preslotta bases removed and tags added when citadel moved to slotta bases.  There has been some good research on these miniatures over at the Collecting Citadel miniatures wiki.

New paint jobs finished and ready to join the hordes of Chaos

First we have C27 Beastman 'Shearmone' from the Third Citadel compedium, now this is how Chaos Beastmen should look, a truly menancing sculpt by Kevin goblin master Adams I believe, note the pincers for pulling teeth out?.  If you look on his back in the photo below it looks like a precursor to the chaos god Khorne icon although the Disciples of the Red Redemption art work carried the Khorne icon long before this miniature was around I think.

C27 Beastman 'Shearmone' - front
C27 Beastman 'Shearmone' - sideview
Khorngor? C27 Beastman 'Shearmone' - back
Next we have a beastman tagged as 'Camel man', I can't find any catalogue entries for this miniature,  he look like a cross between the two miniatures illustrated below.

C38 Beastmen 'Camel man' - front
C38 Beastmen 'Camel man' - sideview
C38 Beastmen 'Camel man' - back

Is this the answer to my 'Camel man' mystery, a head swap? same head, same body.

**Update** I found him in the end in the C27 Beastmen range in an old Citadel Journal or Compendium, can't remember which :)

Next we have C38 Beastmen 'Owl man', this is the second vintage beastman shaman I have come across, this miniature is smaller than most beastmen but covered in great detail, just one example is his feathered cloak which is has magical talismans and fetishes attached, they were a really nice discovery.

C38 Beastmen 'Owl man' - front
Magic cloak? C38 Beastmen 'Owl man'  - back
Catalogue entries were simple sketches back then
Lastly we have C38 Beastmen 'Crab man', this miniature was on a slotta tag without his weapon? I have another preslotta version that has a big club/mace attached to the metal base, I am not sure if this got removed on the later version or my version was damaged but it didn't look like it as the mace is moulded to the base.  There is another beastman made from this same miniature called 'Snake Demon'.

**Update** I managed to find a Crab man on ebay without the mace, HERE, so I pleased that mine is not damaged and citadel removed it at a a later date. 

C38 Beastmen 'Crab man' - sideview
C38 Beastmen 'Crab man' - front
C38 Beastmen 'Crab man' - sideview
Another sketched catalogue entry

Aside from my Realm of Chaos era Chaos Beastmen in previous posts, I am working on  a regiment of 'true' beastmen, here are my efforts so far.

My true Beastmen regiment grows
True Beastmen in warband formation

On the workbench, more C38 Chaos Beastmen, I haven't been able to identify the beastman in the middle yet, he is holding his axe backwards!!, he is tagged 'beastman', the first one is 'Slug man' and the third is catalogued as 'Beast man'.

If you have any old beastman doubles contact me and we may be able to trade.

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