Saturday, 13 April 2019

New-Oldhammer - First Encounters of a 40K kind

Hello, something a bit different from me today as you are well aware Games Workshop products are going through a bit of a renaissance that harks back to the golden Oldhammer age of gaming, big box games, familiar titles, etc, well I thought I would give some of this NewOldhammer, Newhammer, Nu-hammer, Neohammer or whatever you want to call it a go.

Now I considered the last 20 years of Games Workshop products as unworthy of my attention and was a bit snobbish about it all and very blinkered but the last two years or so of released products have excited me very much I had to have a word with myself 😆, the new products scream to me of days of old so what did I do only went and purchased each new game release when it came out, Warhammer Quest: Silver Tower, Necromunda, Kill team: Rogue Trader, etc while yearning for the day my 5 year old and I can play together. These boxed games are mostly still sitting on top of a wardrobe in their shrink wrap except Gorechosen and Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress which I have been doing some work on in my spare time.

Here are some of my efforts on miniatures from this new exciting era.

My fruits of a new age

UR-025 
from Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress, a robot (Men of Iron) who secretly possesses AI and is on a secret mission of his own.  It's been a bit of a struggle to get used to snap fix plastic miniatures but I got there in the end with this one, when painting this one I tried to get as close to the box art as possible as not to confuse my boy when we get around to playing the game, the green white effect was achieved with a 50/50 mix of Lahmian Medium and Nihilakh Oxide using modern Citadel Colour paints is totally new to me being a Vallejo paints fan but I liked the results so will be adding others when I need to. I did my usual basing style also adding a skull from the Citadel skulls set as I want to use this miniature more than just in Blackstone Fortress.


I have to apologise for the number of photos of UR-025 but I felt that there are so many little neat details I wanted to show from higher and lower angles plus if you know me my photography stinks, I am really impressed with the design.


UR-025 - front
UR-025 - side
UR-025 - side
UR-025 - back
UR-025 - gun side
UR-025 - front
UR-025 - front
UR-025 - Flamer side
UR-025 - back


Next up is 'Fexgor the Flayer' a Khornate Slaughterpriest with Hackblade and Wrath-hammer (what a mouthful), he came free with White Dwarf and the brilliant price of Gorechosen lead to my purchase for the game.  I went for typical Khorne colours and jazzed the base up a bit.


Fexgor the Flayer - front
Fexgor the Flayer - side
Fexgor the Flayer - back
Fexgor the Flayer - side
Fexgor the Flayer


The final miniature of today post is ForgeWorld's Necromunda 'Belladonna' the Noble Bounty Huntress, when I saw this I just had to have it as I have great love for John Blanche's work. This miniature is a homage to the Amazon Gothique painting and Chaos Amazon (LE15), I did a blog post discussing this miniature and it's influences here.  My paint job is my attempt to copy the image on the blister and that was a mistake as this miniature is bloody difficult to paint, the level of details is immense I don't think I touched a brush bigger than 5/0, my head hurts when thinking about how the Forgeworld painters achieved their final painted version.


Belladonna - front
Belladonna - side



Belladonna - side

Belladonna - back

Belladonna - side


Well I hope you have enjoy the start of my journey into the modern age, I am currently working on Thaddeus the Purifier for Blackstone Fortress so you will be seeing him soon along with many posts of the usual stuff.

thanks
J


Friday, 12 April 2019

BC5 Michael Moorcock's Eternal Champion Part 1 - Corum Jhaelen Irsei

Hello, short post today of a draft that has been sitting around for ages, if you are a twitter follower you may have seen I painted this Oldhammer miniature last summer.  I have always loved the Moorcock's novels, his conception of the forces of Chaos and the blend fantasy with sci-fiction so due to this I have painted the BC5 Michael Moorcock's Eternal Champion many times since 1987 but I was never really happy with the finished miniatures, periodically stripping them

Now when choosing miniatures to paint I like many of you often try to get the miniature to fit as many gaming genres as possible, not just Warhammer and the Corum, Hawkmoon and Jerry miniatures from the BC5 set are ideal miniatures for this, Corum for instance could be a fantasy Warlock, Chaos Champion or a Sci-fi Cult leader with power claw and bionic eye, this increases their chances of an outing on the gaming table.

Here is the first miniature from this mini project 'Corum Jhaelen Irsei' from the 1987 Citadel Miniatures 'BC5 Michael Moorcock's Eternal Champion' boxed set.  I went for a dark muted colour palette that I think really works on the Eternal Champion miniatures, I couldn't paint a plain metal plate covering his empty eye socket it was just looked too boring so I attempted to make it represent the Eye of Rhynn which he gave up to the Lost Gods, I used Citadel Soulstone gem paints on the jewels of the Hand of Kwll.  I was tempted to add some gold thread patterns to his scarlet robe but I resisted as it might have brightened the miniature up and ruined the effect I was trying to achieve, I am quite happy how he turned out.  There are 7other miniatures in the Boxed set and I think I'll have another crack at Hawkmoon soon.


Corum Jhaelen Irsei - front

Corum Jhaelen Irsei - back


Thanks for popping in
J


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