Friday 12 April 2013

Warband Progress Part 5

Hi Friends,

Here are my latest additions to my Khornate chaos warband for the OldHammer Event, I have not finalised my warband yet but you can see that I should have quite a miniature pool to choose from.

My Chaos Champion of Khorne story.

I have named my Champion "Khordred" after the King Arthur's son in John Boorman's movie Excalibur, he was a spiteful little sod who was quite handy with his great spear, played by the late Robert Addie of Robin of Sherwood fame. (Did you know that John's Boorman's son Charlie Boorman played the young Mordred and still owns the golden helmet)

Khordred is the bastard son of the Albion "King Arthur Pundragon" and his Slaanesh worshipping sister "Whorgana", from their sordid union. When he came of age, living in shame, he found there was no place for him at the kings court and eventually was cast out by his father, he spent his time living a animal like existence wondering the chaos wastes, eventually the warping effects of the chaos wastes took it toll on the young Khordred and his face started to mutate into that of a dog.  Observing him the chaos god Khorne could not believe his luck, a son of Slaanesh's perverse union ripe for the picking. Khorne wispered promises of great power and revenge in return for blood of his kinfolk, Khordred was seduced and Khorne gifted him with Brass chaos armour with a helmet fashioned for his disfigured face and a mighty two handed hammer "Hate Bringer". He was last seen leading a chaotic warband across the chaos wastes in the direction of Albion, after infamously slaying Slaaneshi champion "Sir Perv'cervix" all Slaaneshi warbands of the wastes follow in his wake hoping to make contact and have their diabolical revenge.

Khordred in all his glory

'Khordred' chaos champion of Khorne

Messing about with camera, feedback welcome

Original miniature can be seen here.

My inspiration for Khordred, the spiteful boy Mordred.

"You seek what Arthur wants? That thing they call the Grail?"

"He's no good, Mother. Take him to the tree."

Mordred miniatures.

Another Chaos Beastman for my Warband, I cannibalised this miniature for it's sword years ago so I had to drill a hole and insert a spear.

Original miniature can be seen here.

Khornate Beastman

  p.s I have run out of highland tufts for the bases and have to order some more from Warlord games.

Hope you like

Monday 8 April 2013

A sad day indeed - Maggie Orc Banner

Photo of Orc Warbanner immortalising the late Margaret Thatcher taken a minute ago from my Heroes for Wargames book. (link here)

Probably Britain's second greatest ever politician and a force for womankind everywhere.

Painted by Colin Dixon

And here in White Dwarf 81

Please no derogatory remarks or political debates, it's too soon and as a sign of respect for the dead too.

***UPDATE (20:25)*** someone has just PM'ed me pointing out that Zhu done a wonderful article on this banner so here is the link

Sunday 7 April 2013

Guess what came in the post?

Hey Friends,
If you said RT adventurers you guessed wrong, please enjoy this photos of me suffering a hangover after Friday nights Rammstein tribute gig pulling my best chaos thug face, I picked up these two babies for a steal at  RoC StD £39 and RoC tLatD $31 (plus outrageous US import duty), I just had to do it as I sold my tobacco stained pair for £80ish each 5 years ago, I regretted the day I sold my old ones to make a raise for a decorator to come in.

Me pulling a 'camp' chaos thug pose holding my latest loot. (removed original photo as I am being spammed on this post)

Just got replace that hard earned cash now

Wednesday 3 April 2013

Warband Progress Part 4

Back again,
Day off today so while on a roll, I think a second post is in order.

More finished miniatures for my warband for the Oldhammer Event, As I am running out of Realm of Chaos Beastmen I though it would be nice to regenerate some truely old school miniatures and add a couple of pre-slotta Beastmen to my warband.

Here are the latest additions.

Iguana Headed Broo. See Broo range here. For those of you who have no idea what a Broo is, they are the original half man half beast from the Runequest universe that sowed the seeds for all chaos beastmen created ever since. Fine Miniatures for 1983.

Next we have Walrus Man from the C38 - Chaos Beasmen range, I also have the Beastmen Cavalry somewhere in the loft so better get mooching.  Another great sculpt, he has loads of layers of blubber and a really cool skull design on his shield.

I have also recently painted a Chaos Thug, Skull Helm (third from left) and rebased the other the three which I painted up many years ago for the Slaine RPG I was running at the time.  Many more of these to come and I still have to get around to taking a photo of my doubles to trade.

Chaos Thug Range: 0210, 0211, 0212, 0213

Now I am not a big fan of Dwarves (probably because I am rubbish at painting them) but I had a go anyway, heres my attempt at a 'Stunty Sven' the Chaos Dwarf.

Chaos Dwarves

And my attempt at an 80's style citadel shield (see Orlygg's blog for a great guide on 80's citadel style shields), I guess practice makes perfect.

Hope you enjoy

RT601 - Adventurers - Pirate Captain

Hello RT Fans,
Today I treat you to yet another miniature from the classic citadel RT601 - Adventurers range, a Pirate Captain.
To me he looks a bit like Vanilla Ice with a cutlass, gold necklace and all.

Pirate Captain - front

Pirate Captain - back

Pirate Captain

**Update 15/04/2013** Pirate Captain with reworked flesh colour for better photgraphy colour, I felt the old colour was to dull when I posted the shot.

Pirate Captain

I am concentrating on my Oldhammer Event Khornate chaos warband at the moment so Rogue Trader miniatures are coming on slow but steady but more importantly not forgotten, I have a Navigator stripping in Dettol as I painted him in 1988 in enamels and a Mad Punk undercoated and ready to go, lots more to come.

Stay tuned

Sunday 31 March 2013

Warband Progress Part 3

Hi Folks,
More Beastmen for my Khornate chaos warband for the coming Oldhammer Event. I am almost out of Realm of Chaos Beastmen so the next additions will be pre-slotta Beastmen and Broo, old school all the same. I am not going to buy any RoC Beastmen from off Ebay as I am sure there is a price hike on RoC miniatures going on since the announcement of the Oldhammer Event. (Scandalous)
Chaos Beastmen

This one can be seen here

Old School Goatman - who can be seen here

Hope you like

Tuesday 26 March 2013

Warband Progress Part 2

Hey Friends,
As you know my Khornate chaos warband is progressing for the Oldhammer Event and here are the latest additions. I have tons of follower miniatures to paint and choose from, I still have to roll and find a suitable RoC chaos champion miniature now. I have a few duplicate chaos thug miniatures for swap which I will be posting on here and the B.L.O.O.D forum soon.

Chaos Beastmen

Hope you like

Saturday 23 March 2013

RT601 - Adventurers - ExTech, Hero

Hello,  Today's miniatures are more from the classic RT601 - Adventurers range, we have the ExTech and the Hero. On their slotta mounts it reads Tech Adept and Feral Hero why GW didn't put this on the listings is a mystery as both sound better.

I enjoyed painting the ExTech, he carries an early flamer which looks similar to those carried in the Aliens movies so I imagine the miniature designer had Aliens in mind when he/she scuplted the miniature. 
ExTech (Tech Adept) - front

ExTech (Tech Adept) - back

The Hero reminds me of a John Carter of Mars, a Techno Barbarian who cares nothing for armour and relies on agility and dexterity to stay alive, he is wearing a loin cloth showing that he is either quite fashion conscious and accessorizing or that he is covering up his ballet tights.

Hero (Feral Hero) - front

Hero (Feral Hero) - back

Hero (Feral Hero)

I must point out both wear goggles which was a must for RT 1st Edition equipment, watch out for those blind grenades!

I have listened to several audio books this week while painting.

Isaac Asimov - The Foundation Trilogy by the BBC Radiophonic workshop with a very well known cast of UK actors playing the characters, I highly recommend this, it was about my 10th listen. You can see where many of the W40k concepts came from here.

Isaac Asimov - The Gods Themselves, this was a weird one not sure I will listen to it again.

Triplanetary by Doc E. E. Smith, I highly recommend this one two, a brilliant Sci-Fi story with plenty of history tied in.

My Realm of Chaos miniatures are coming on and i will have more Beastmen pictures to post hopefully tomorrow.


Tuesday 19 March 2013

Guess what I have been painting? Warband Progress Part 1

Hello RT fans, Rogue Trader Adventurers I hear you say, WRONG!

Today's post is a bit off topic as I am having to run two painting projects at once and share the time equally between the two.  I do have several more RT adventurers 80% finished but these will be coming to you later in this week (Hopefully).  Anyway to all you Oldhammer fans out there you may be aware of my intentions of coming to the Oldhammer Event at the Foundry so I had to discipline myself and start painting my pool of Realm of Chaos miniatures to choose from. Here is my first chaos miniature of the new millenium, I am going with a Khornate Chaos Warband.

Chaos Beastman. (see here for catalogue entry)

There is loads of inspiration over on Orlygg's Blog so get over there and get reading.

p.s. PVA is still wet on the grass tufts at the time of photo, please ignore.


Tuesday 12 March 2013

Hobby Room finished

Hobby room now set up now time to start moving all my stuff back out the loft :D Decorators finished, carpenter been and gone and carpet fitted today. Thanks god for Ikea.

Hope you like

Friday 8 March 2013

RT601 - Adventurers Medley - Halfling Cook, Cyborg, Ventolin Pirate

Hi, Yesterday I told you I had a treat for you and here it is day two confined to the kitchen and today I managed to knock three classic miniatures out. I tested my new Army Painter inks on these miniatures, these were ordered from Warlord Games, I purchased one each of Strong Tone and Dark Tone inks and I am very impressed these inks are great replacements for Badaab Black and Devlan Mud washes, I am well versed in Strong Tone and Dark Tone army dips and these inks make a nice alternative. (p.s. The Army Painter super glue rules too)

The full original range can be seen here.

The later extended range can be seen here and here.

I am hoping to complete painting the Adventurers collection by the end of the year.

Here are my efforts.

Halfing Cook (Ratling), this fabulous miniature is obviously a ships cook and would be a welcome additioned to a Rogue Trader crew or a field cook for some Ratling snipers, made by designers who had a sense of humour. He has a pepper pot on his back which is a funny detail.
Halfing Cook (Ratling)
Halfing Cook (Ratling) - front
Halfing Cook (Ratling) - back

Cyborg (Servitor), definitely a precursor to the servitor, I will be working on the test-bred slave soon another precursor to the servitor. Eventually I will repaint my Bob Olley Servitors so he will have a few friends. (If mindless Servitors can make friends :s)

Cyborg - front

Cyborg - back

Ventolin Pirate, Humanoid Xenos perhaps? I wonder whats under the helmet? maybe a precursor to the Tau? I know nothing about the concept of this miniature, if anyone can enlighten me it would be great to hear from you.

Ventolin Pirate - side

Ventolin Pirate - front

Ventolin Pirate - back

thanks for looking

Thursday 7 March 2013

Scientist - Talisman Timescape

Hi Folks, ok I lied I was able to do some painting today as the decorators wanted me out of the way so I rustled up a few paints and painted a Talisman Timescape Scientist and started a couple of other things that I will treat you too soon. This miniature makes a great NPC for the Dark Heresy RPG (other rpgs are available of course :D) and also makes a great objective or collateral damge/bystander for Warhammer 40K , I have always believed in adding lots of extra civilian miniatures to a battlefield to give is a bit more character.

Here is the Talisman Timescape range as you can see most of the miniatures are suitable for Rogue Trader games (not quite sure about Indy, Indy the Inquisitor?) and I believe they quite rare now as I have seen them on Ebay for about £15-£20.

Here is my effort, I don't think the photo does him justice but as you know I am rubbish at photography and really need to invest in a better camera, lighting setup and a training course. I wish I knew a technique for painting glass effect for the test tube but I don't so I may go back to him someday after some research. I also tested my new Army Painter Insane Detail Brush and I have to say I am impressed, I think I am going stop painting to wargames standard and invest a more time in my miniatures.

Talisman Timescape Scientist - front

Talisman Timescape Scientist - back

Talisman Timescape Scientist - front

Talisman Timescape Scientist - back

Oh, what else did you do today? I here you ask, well 8am till 9am I dettol stripped 30 citadel Chaos thugs and my rubber gloves fell apart and now my hands hurt :(


Wednesday 6 March 2013

Genestealer Patriarch

Hey, apologies for the lack of updates but the house is in a right state as I have decorators in sorting out my new hobby room so painting is out of the question, everything is stored in cupboards and I am confined to the kitchen prepping and stripping miniatures. I can't wait to upload some pictures of the finished room which will be dedicated to miniature painting and other hobby related matters and hopefully I will be able to sneak bucket loads of Rogue Trader/Oldhammer stuff out of the loft and passed the missus.

Today's miniature is a running Genestealer Patriarch that I think was released towards the end of the Rogue trader era, I finished it last month. I am not the biggest fan of this miniature but I never purchased the more favoued Genestealer Patriarch on throne as I think it had sold out at the time, another painted version can be seen here on the Lexicanum site which I highly recommend.

The miniature looks like it was scuplted by Bob Olley to me but I am not 100%.

I painted this one up for our Dark Heresy/Deathwatch campaign but our Games Master went and sourced a more modern Broodlord from Ebay so it is now redundant for a while.

I love the Genestealer cult necklace it wears.

Genestealer Patriarch - front
Genestealer Patriarch - side

And here it is running amok around a Space Hulk.

On another note while painting miniatures is not an option for at least two weeks, I have been prepping Realm of Chaos miniatures hoping that I will be able to take part in the Oldhammer Realm of Chaos day at the Foundry.  Here is a picture of some of the Beastmen and Chaos Thugs I am hoping to choose from.

I have the next two days off work while the decorators are in so I am hoping to spray undercoat these miniatures in the greenhouse and on day two dettol strip another thirty chaos thugs and roughly the same number of chaos dwarves, I am hoping to get a good miniature foundation to choose from when it comes to seriously rolling a chaos champions warband, all drunken warband rolling efforts have been terrible so far so I thought I would sort out the miniature pool to choose from first. See Oldhammer and Orlygg's blog for more inspiration.