Sunday, 29 June 2014

Citadel Giant Scorpion

Okay this mini is a bit special for me.

Ever since I started playing Warhammer in the early 90s I always thought the giant scorpion mini was awesome.
I only ever saw him in blisters on the shelf and for some reason never bought one. I was way too distracted playing my Undead army at the time which didn't really need him.

As a result eventually he left the shelves and then disappeared from mail order and I never owned one..

Until now....

I can honestly say this is on my top 10 favourite minis list and I am very pleased to have finally got him.
I assembled him within an hour of getting him and he will be painted within the next few weeks once I A) finish painting flesh tearers
B) decide which scorpion from the real world I want to base the colour scheme on.

but for now here he is in his leaden glory..

Sunday, 22 June 2014

Orcs & Goblins Teaser

Okay I'm still finishing up the flesh tearer army so no painted lead this week but I should be done in the next week or so. After that I should be back to painting some proper old-school minis..

until then here is a small teaser of some nice bits I got for my Orc and Goblin army (yes I have a large greenskin army too).
I am in the process of stripping 20-30 years of paint of the main part of the O&G army so no real pics of the main force yet but hopefully this little teaser will get you started.

These all came in a trade from a good friend of mine for a large part of my modern chaos army that I no longer play.

This is what it all looked like once I unwrapped it all.
Already you can see the obvious goodies here.

A box set of goblin battle chariots.. I love the old boxes the all have stories and special rules on the back of them. I took some pics of the backs so you can read for yourself. these old minis are all full of character.

Next up is a boxed Skull Crusher. the back tells the story of how an army of goblins defeated a dwarf army at Karak-Azul and stole this from them. Its quite unusual as the skull crusher is a magical machine that talks to the goblins.

Last of the box sets is a Lead Belcher. Again with a great back story which includes the skull crusher in it and how the same army moved on with the skull crusher to defeat more dwarves and then get this machine as well. It gives a good narrative and lots of ideas on how to base further games.

Lastly is some of the lead that came in the smaller brown boxes. Not everything in them is listed here as it was not just orcs and goblins. the rest will turn up in a later post at some point.

I got some more goblins, lots of savage orcs and some regular orcs...

Stay tuned for more of my Orc and Goblin army in the near future and my start of painting it assuming I don't get distracted in the next few weeks..

Sunday, 15 June 2014

Undead Night Horror, Winged Vampire

Hi all,
another sporadic post for you today.. Painting on my undead is slowing at the moment due to me still painting Flesh Tearer Space Marines for a friend and the fact that I have started assembly of some of my orc and goblin army war machines and chariots (They will be getting there own posts soon).

Anyway today I have for you my winged vampire from the night horror range. He looks good from a distance but when you study the mini up close you realise how poor a sculpt compared to the rest of the range he is :(
I'm not even sure he is wearing any clothes as he doesn't have a belt at all. Maybe it should be ethereal mist for his lower half..