Monday, June 26, 2017

Mining for Warpstone-My venture into the chaotic!

This series of Mining for Lead features my chaos forces.  I fell under the sway of chaos at an early age due to once again the Citadel Collector Range of miniatures.  These were my first real exposure to Citadel miniatures, I did have access to the pre slotta base figures via the Ral Partha distribution but to be honest they never caught my eye much.  The local hobby shop, the Tin Soldier in Dayton Ohio, began to carry the Collector series and as mentioned in the Goblin and Orc mining posts I was quickly attracted to the goblin blister with the archer and spear toting wolf rider.  As they expanded the line so did my collecting interests.  I happened to stumble upon the 1200 series of blisters, specifically the 1208 Chaos Knights.  What a great package of miniatures.  Big,  bulky, armored giants with great design and flair.  My favorite is Ulfhedhnar the Destroyer with the animal skull on his head and pelt on his back.  First off, great name!  Second great character in the sculpting of this figure. 

His blister mate is Utokh Vilespike with the halberd.  Here are my 1980's painted versions. I'm guessing i was 16 ish when I painted these.  Note the old Arcane Armorials water slide transfers.  Might be time for a strip and update!

After these guys I was was in a tug of war between buying up greenskins and dabbling in the taint of chaos.  Then I made the full leap and committed to the Four Powers with the release of Realm of Chaos (RoC) Slaves to Darkness (StD).

The cover drew me in.  Being a football player, that is real football as in American Football,  I was immediately drawn to violence of the Khorne the Blood God.  

This is my beloved tome, with a custom book cover for protection!

I mean how could you not just run out and buy these miniatures with spreads and imagery like this!


I decided to break my army up into smaller groups to make it more manageable.  I'll start off with the demonic forces first since they are my most painted units.  Then some warriors and beastmen.  Until the next post!

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Wahoo! Or maybe Ribbit!

The 2nd Diehard Miniatures Kickstarter mins arrived the other day.  

I picked up more of the frog boys to complete a warband sized group of miniatures.  

These are a real joy to paint.  Good amount of detail, not so much to drive you crazy but enough to make the figures unique.  I’ll paint these swampers up in the same NASA inspired color scheme as the first group.  

I haven’t landed on what to do with bases.  Any suggestions on “Lustria” type jungle vegetation would be greatly appreciated!

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Model and Product Review-Proxie Models Bases

I haven't done a product review yet so lets give it a go.  I  had a post where I lamented about my dilemma in choosing bases for the new Space Raiders mins I recently received from a couple of different kickstarter campaigns.  As I searched I found several great options and was about to purchase a coupe packs of pre-sculpted bases when I stumbled upon these bases from Proxie Models.

They were very reasonably priced and most importantly they were hexes!  In multiple sizes to boot!  I grabbed packs of 30mm, 40mm, and 50mm, hexes and a 6 pack of chariot bases or 50mm x 100mm.  I had noticed while photographing my Goblins that that several of the bases for my chariots were in very poor shape so why not throw them in as well.  Best part was the price, $22.80 delivered!  Let's see how they compare.

This picture has a Citadel Round to the left of the Proxie 30mm Hex and a vintage Citadel Hex to the right along with the 40 and 50mm Proxie's in the back.  Overall I like the look.

Here we have an old GWS hex base from the era along with a 30mm Proxie Model.  As you can see there is a thickness difference.  The Proxie is about 3.5 mm and the GWS model is 4-4.5mm thick.  The larger bases are a bit thinner more like 3 mm.  I would have like a little more thickness to work with pins but I think they will work.

Here are a couple of the Space Raider Picsean Warriors based up, I did not pin them I just directly glued them on.  The fit is good and looks like I have a winner.  I'll have to check the larger models once I get them painted up.