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

Corum Jhaelen Irsei - back
Corum Jhaelen Irsei - front

Corum Jhaelen Irsei - front

Corum Jhaelen Irsei - back

Thanks for popping in


  1. I like what you did here. I'm glad to see you did like I did. Although the eye patch should just be a cover I also painted it as the eye of Rhynn.
    How many of your set have undamaged ankles btw ? ^^'

    1. Cheers JB, great minds think a like, it was a feature on the miniature that just needed some extra attention, I have 2 full sets of BC5, one pristine and the older broken in places I did a pinning Hawkmoon tweet last year here :)

  2. Excellent work on the worst Eternal Champion ;) Ok I'm not really prepared to back that statement up, but Hawkmoon is much cooler.