Saturday, July 26, 2014

Randomly (re)starting a Chaos Warband - and the hazards of rolling dice

Now that I've actually read more about starting a WHFB 3rd Chaos Warband, I've decided to follow the lead of Orlygg, by way of Oldhammer in the New World, and place my fate in the hands of the Chaos gods.  Khorne, to be precise.
All old school - except the iPad.  

Friday, July 25, 2014

Puppet Show (and ninjas)

Another set of old minis I found in the bottom of a box from some 25 odd-years ago - thereby igniting a new passion for minis and wargames.    Now, ninjas are awesome and all, but these could certainly use a freshening up with highlights and new bases that don't make it look like they're standing in a Welsh coal hopper.  Though, that would be the perfect place for a ninja attack - completely unexpected.

All that said, I think the best part about these models is the little dudes' puppet feet.  

Skeleton from the Closet

Here's a quick set of pics of another moldy-oldie.  I used him to practice an aged brass technique, so it's pretty overdone.   This is an amazing mini - it would look great with a right-proper paint-up.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

This is what the 80's looked like.

Due to my packrat habits, I saved the blister packaging from my 1988 Warhammer 40,000 (40k) terminators.  Thought I'd share the pics for anyone who cares to see what the packaging looked like back in the day.  Also, bonus shot of my ghetto fabulous stu-stu-studio.

I will be following up on the price tag and how it translates to todays' Games Workshop pricing.

Minus the sponge.  Just not sponge-worthy.
This is not a toy.  

I know, right?  Don't be jealous.

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Chaos Terminator

Here are two metal terminators that I picked up in 1988.  About five years ago I repainted them, using the original Space Marine paint set.  The green one still needs a lot of work and the red one is way too dark (though I do like the aged brass effect on the power fist).  Nothing amazing, but I wanted to share some old lead and work on my (still lacking) photography skills.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Starting a Chaos Warband

For reasons I'll make clear in a future post, I am starting a small Chaos warband for Warhammer Fantasy Battles Third Edition (WHFB 3d).  Without having any idea of the direction in which I'm going, at least I know where I'm starting.  The four minis above are circa 1987.  These are among, if not the, first minis I ever painted.*  While they could certainly be improved, I don't want to overwork them given their (purely) sentimental value.
The boss.  Not sure if I'll need to run him as a vampire or if I can use him as a Lich King.

UPDATE 09/07/14: Here's a photo of him from the 1989 catalogue:
That's him, on the left.  Pointing at something.  Yes, him.
My mummy has way too much dry brushing . . .   and he's awfully far from Egypt.
This guy looks famished, despite the fact he obviously just had a bite.
Not sure whether he's actually a zombie, but I certainly painted him that way.
Upside pentagram is so chaosy.  Plus, it matches the Slayer-fan haircut.

Not sure where all this will lead, but I should be able to do more planning once I get a hold of my WHFB 3ed rulebook.  

* These are also the first minis I've ever tried to photograph for "real."  I need to work on the manual settings and the lighting, so as to not require a flash.