Tim was initially concerned that he might not have anything of note in his collection of castings, other than a large number of general release figures. As it turned out he didn't need to worry! The first thing I was presented with on meeting Tim was a large box of mainly preslotta figures of mixed manufacturer. I immediately spotted some parts of the Citadel Giant (you know - the Citadel Giant) lying in the box. Nice, pretty rare, but OK not an eye-popper. But then my attention was drawn to a metal vehicle lying amongst the figures. It gradually dawned on me that I was looking at a metal casting of a prototype Dark Future Interceptor (production castings were plastic). Here is a view of Tim's metal prototype followed by a plastic production casting:
|Image from the collecting-citadel-miniatures.com wiki|
Tim then presented me with were some fantastic scratch-built/converted Rogue Trader vehicles. The first one is a scratch-built vehicle by Aly Morrison, which was a prototype Rogue Trader vehicle:
It's reminiscent of the original Rhino. Apparently the wheels are ink bottle caps!
The next two vehicles are modifications of existing toys:
The last one has a dreadnought lascannon arm mounted on top as a weapon. Can you spot any other bolt-ons from figures of the period?
Tim wasn't sure if these vehicles appeared in any White Dwarf mags or rulebooks of the time. If any of them look familiar please let me know.
More good stuff to come.