Thursday, 29 October 2015

A Tale of Four Oldhammer Gamers: flogging a dead mojo

This month I bring you the gift of scantily-clad eunuchs, and I dedicate the post to my three fellow Oldhammerers Chico, James, and Paul. Simply because they are a great bunch of lads. Why, what do you think I meant?

So here we have them (the eunuchs that is):

From left to right we have: Nolg, Zolg, Lolg, Dolg, Folg, Molg, Tolg, Solg, Holg, and Clarence.

I heavily borrowed the painting scheme for these guys that can be seen in an advert from White Dwarf 96:

I used Foundry paints and I particularly like their Sky Blue triad, which you can see on the warpaint and shields, and goes on like a dream. It's going to be the spot colour for my army.

I need to tidy up the bases but every time I enter a painting challenge my painting mojo just shrivels up and dies!

I'm also a few points short this month. According to da roolz these guys come in at just 45 points. Ah well, Paul's excess points on his wraith rider this month restores the balance!

Tuesday, 27 October 2015

Happy Halloween from Wargames Foundry!

The sculpting genius that is Kev Adams has turned an inspirational piece of design by Maria Ansell into this little "beauty" in time for Halloween:

This fantastic chap – dubbed Ozzy the Bateater – will be sent out FREE with online orders placed with the Wargames Foundry, Warmonger Miniatures and Casting Room Miniatures websites for the rest of October. Foundry request that you put a note in the comments box when you place your order to let them know that you would like him included.

They will also be giving him away free to any visitors to their shop in the village of East Stoke until Saturday 31st October. They are open 9am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 10am to 4pm on Saturdays. There's free tea and coffee as well!

Ozzy is also available free with orders placed via the Casting Room Miniatures website. If you haven’t had a chance to look at this site yet it’s well worth it – there’s a lot of figures on there that can be used in an Oldhammer setting.

Friday, 9 October 2015

Unreleased female Space Marine (1993): the Bryan Ansell collection

During the time I've spent trawling through Bryan Ansell's collection of Citadel Miniatures castings, looking for unusual and unreleased figures, I've uncovered a few gems. The feature of today's post is certainly one of them!

From 1993 I present to you an unreleased female Space Marine:

And here's the view from the rear- check out the hair!

And those high-heel boots! What every fashion-conscious female Space Marine needs:

She bears some iconography on her right shoulder that I'm not familiar with. Admittedly I'm not well-versed in the iconography of the various Space Marine Chapters, but if anyone recognises this design please leave a message in the comments section.

The figure has a slotta tab that is blank on the front and rear, but I can date it to 1993 because this master casting was found in a sealed package of castings that were sent to Bryan with a letter that was dated 1993.

By the way, I have no idea who the sculptor is so if anyone thinks they recognise the style please leave a comment.