Thursday, 23 March 2017

CH4 Beastman Skrak

White Dwarf issue 95 introduces the fantastic range of CH4Beastmen. The legendary Hesh is seen here in all his glory:

I’ve already painted up Assmos, Atzel and Hesh, so I’ve had ago at painting Skrak:

Skrak off!

Cracking mini from a cracking range of Beastmen. Think I'll have a go at Zolkor next. One thing that bugs me about the advertisement in WD95 is that I find it bloody difficult to make out the names! Should I get any wrong, please feel free to tell me.



Thursday, 16 March 2017

Grotesque Metal Shields from Limumworks

Back in the mid 80’s, Citadel produced a line of metal shields:

Now, I’ve seen these shields go for some crazy prices on eBay. One fella won an auction for 24 shields for a whopping £310! These are the shields he or she victoriously won that day:

Just under £13 a shield. Bargain!

Now, they were a tad out of my price range, so since then I’ve been on the lookout for quality metal shields and at last I have found someone who has created these. Limumworks everyone:

Grotesque Shields 01

Grotesque aren't they!

Even the back of the shields are excellant!

They truly are very good and the quality of casting is excellent. I cannot recommend these highly enough and apparently the designer of these shields is going to make even more. These are the first of his releases and they are called Grotesque Shields 01. And, according to the designer, he is currently working on a number of other 28mm scale Oldhammer inspired pieces. 

If you’re interested in purchasing a set, you can get in touch via A set of 8 white metal shields is $10AUD + shipping. 

Here is a link to his blog too:)



Wednesday, 1 March 2017

C27 Beastman Swilefog

There’s not much to say about the C27 Chaos Beastmen range apart from that they're awesome little sculpts. This one is called Swilefog:

The full range is as follows:

I just need Agbone to complete the set. So if anyone has a spare for trade or sale, then please drop me a line.



Wednesday, 22 February 2017

Chaos Beastman Shaman?

This really is a great sculpt and was a real pleasure to paint from start to finish. On closer inspection it looks like a Chaos Beastman Shaman with its staff and skull. Also looks like something from either the Mayan, Incan or Aztec civilisations with its pendants/medallions pinned to the staff and hanging from its clothing:

Fig top right 05

The mini can be seen at the top right of this scan (number 05). A few of the figures on this scan are already on this blog fully painted up, whilst the others are stuck in some sort of chaos portal!

Hope you liked the Chaos Beastman Shaman.



Monday, 13 February 2017

Chaos Warrior Ivan Edaik

Fancied painting a Chaos Warrior so I chose Ivan Edaik. Now, the following text is completely and utterly stolen from an ebay listing. I feel no shame at all as the seller has stolen images of painted miniatures from other blogs without their permission. So, with that out of the way:

"Clad in full plate armour marked with the sigil of the eight pointed star, this mutant thinks nothing of resting the claw of his ornate and unique hammer on his own brow. His pose is that of the consummate warrior, it has an ease and fluidity to it that denotes skill in combat, and this is offset by the witless look of his degenerate face; the masterful poise of a natural warrior with the slack jawed expression of an idiot. Perhaps the secret to combat prowess is not having a thought in your head, perhaps the cone shape is to store battlefield aptitude and not much else."

Tuesday, 10 January 2017

Slaanesh Chaos Beastman

After painting the Chaos Centaur, I needed something that would require not much thought nor skill to paint. For this I chose one of my beloved Chaos Beastmen as I just think they are great. I do however dislike the Bob Olley sculpts. Just not my cup of tea at all. Too many folds etc.

I’ve copied the paint job found in White Dwarf 105 my first and favourite all time WD issue! I think it turned out well and being covered in fur made the paint job a straight forward one.  Whist painting the face, I noticed that it looked similar to a couple of other ones that I’d painted in the past. Look at the following scans below and judge for yourself:

Beastmen Top row right and bottom row right (copied this paint job too!)

Top row in the middle and second row 2nd right
Second row 2nd left. The infamous Hesh

I was also wondering why the face on these mini’s looked so familiar and then I remembered that Jason from rogueheresey mentioned that it looked like The Grinch with his original green 80’s paint job! 
Hesh or Grinch?
Grinch or Hesh?