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  1. GW Gandalf The White & Shadowfax

    Hi All! I've just been rearranging my display shelves & have noticed that I actually have a few minis that I have never shown on these boards. They are the first ones that I painted a few years ago when I returned to the hobby after many, many years. I will show the others soon but to begin with, here's GW's Gandalf The White & Shadowfax. The actual paint job is essentialy me getting back in the swing of things by copying the image on the miniatures' packaging, I made the base terrain(s) using air drying clay, gravel & sand & added some grass clumps to finish. Gandalf on foot Gandalf mounted on Shadowfax Back soon with something "big, ferocious & wingy" - thanks for looking!
  2. Lidless Eye Hobbies: Goblin Town

    After backing it on Kickstarter, I was inspired by Nord Games "Revenge of the Horde" bestiary for D&D 5E. I liked their very "The Hobbit" inspired cave Goblins...backwards underground isolated and mutated. After some negotiations, I got a friend's old "Escape from Goblin Town" set, and put some paint to it. They've been through a large number of flesh revamps, and the close-ups show the slightly gritty texture from a primer malfunction. I'm happy with them overall, although I'm still not sure how I like the way their hair came out. The Horde: The Great Goblin himself. I think he'd be useful as a Fomorian leader or the like. Just Gobbos! Wise Snot, you're not a mutant! How did you sneak in here?
  3. Greetings! I've been working away on these very old Citadel Dragons for several weeks now & finally I've finished - Yay! They've been languishing (half painted) in my collection since my youth & I thought that they needed some long overdue attention. The plan was to paint them in an old school style in keeping with their age (1982-ish) whilst keeping it simple. I think I managed to achieve this although I did go a little overboard with the Ice Dagon's base......... If you are interested, there is a WIP for these minis which can be found here. Thanks for looking! DGR1 - Red Dragon DRG2 - Green Dragon DRG3 - Ice Dragon DRG4 - Gold Dragon FF61 Black Dragon
  4. I recently bought a lot of 50+ older style plastic Citadel Skeletons off Ebay for less than the price of a single box of 10 new ones, and have spent a few evenings plonking away at them. When I received the horde in the mail, many of the minis were reduced to parts, with many a broken arm and leg. A few were painted, but most were not. All needed thorough cleaning with both knife and with soapy water. After the requisite cleaning up and prep-work was done, I had enough parts to build 45 skellies with hand weapons or spears -one with battle damage where the arms would be, plus 12 archers. Most of the parts were from the second style of skeletons made by GW in the 90s, but a few were from the older style made in the 80s. Those brought back many fond memories, as I built a box of them way back when. The original builder of these had also converted a few of them to have, say 4 arms, or battle damaged weapons and many shields were glued to the hands at an angle to suggest the builder did not know how a shield actually is held. No matter. I left these as they were. Painted in batches of 10, 20 and then 15 over the course of three evenings. Archers: I used some 30mm lipped "display" bases that I bought in bulk from Reaper some time ago to prepare for the third Bones KS shipment (that is several months delayed, but should soon be in hand, hopefully already in May or in June.) And, yes, the 30mm bases do take up more space on the shelf and lets fewer models into base contact in game, but they do look so much better than 25mm rounds or even the original 20mm squares. 45 Skeleton Warriors Warhammer Fantasy Battles, undead faction Games Workshop, 1980s and 90s HIPS plastic 30mm bases
  5. Classic WFB Chaos Sorcerer

    I've started working on a classic Chaos sorcerer (variously known as Hutk'Nile, Hutk'Nke or Huth'Nke the plague priest) for a painting challenge at the local Warhammer shop. Basic challenge, paint a single GW character or infantry mini by April 1st and customers will vote for the best in store. I don't think there's even any kind of prize involved, but it's a good excuse to get something done and flex my painting muscles a bit. So, I started with some zenithal priming using spray cans: Then started on the robes: The base colour is Tausept Ochre, an old Citadel foundation colour, shaded with some RMS Russet Brown and highlighted with RMS Amber Gold and Ghost White (linen white probably would have suited better, but oh well) using wet blending. I've also added a bit of Clear Purple to the Russet Brown for the deepest shadows to try and get some more interesting colour contrast going on. I need to do a bit of tidying up of the highlights, but I'm pretty happy with the robes now and I'll move on to the flesh next I think. I'm considering a pallid flesh colour with some bluish tones, or maybe green.
  6. Recently, I've been looking through my collection for something old to get painted up, I came across some very old Citadel dragons (which, in my younger days, I'd either painted or half painted badly) & settled on them. They are: DRG1 - Red Dragon DRG2 - Green Dragon DRG3 - Ice Dragon DRG4 - Gold Dragon FF61 - Black Dragon The plan is to paint them sympathetically in respect of their vintage & base them up nicely but with not too elaborately. So far, I have stripped off as much of the previous paint as possible, some of it still remains & will need some extra effort to remove but I'm not going to worry too much if I cant get it all off - I'll just prime over it. Here's how they look currently..... It's gonna be a long one, I think...............
  7. Frostgrave Thug

    I think this is an old Citadel barbarian figure that I finished last night. He was actually a 'paint catcher' ( an old/broken figure I keep around to test paint ideas on ) for a while that I decided to actually finish off. He's a little rough, I did him in a couple hours to get myself back into painting after a few weeks of nothing. I hope you like him, he'll be serving as a thug in one of my Frostgrave warbands. I'm also not positive on the manufacturer; please let me know if I'm wrong and I'll correct the post.
  8. Hi all, I've been beavering away on this classic old Ral Partha White Dragon/Cold Drake recently. It belongs to a friend of mine who recently bought it. It's always been a favourite sculpt of his (and indeed mine!) & as he is not a miniature painter, I offered to paint it for him. Here's what happened....... Now, your probably thinking, "but it's not white or chilly looking at all!". That is true but my friend asked for it to be red as that how he's always seen it & I was happy to oblige with a suitably old school paint job. Thanks for looking!
  9. Stormcast Stardrake

    Here is the Stardrake- known to the base masses as a "dragon." He, of course, is from Games Workshop's Age of Sigmar line, where the setting is populated by Ogors, Aelfs, Oruks and Duardin, and definitely does not contain Tolkienesque races like Ogres, Elves, Orcs and Dwarves. To be honest, I think it is the best "dragon" that I've seen from Games Workshop. It was a pretty nice one to paint up. Anyway, here are some pictures for you.
  10. Hi All, Here's a very old Citadel mini from my collection - FS31 Magic Fountain. I did this as kind of an exercise in creating a verdigris effect on the spouting beasties, which I'm quite happy with. There is some Vallejo "Still Water" in the base of the fountain but it's hard to see in the pics. Comments are always welcome, thanks for looking!
  11. ES54 - Ral Partha Winged Panther

    Greetings! I've just finished this Ral Partha oldie from my collection - ES54 Winged Panther. I went for a naturalistic black panther look but with a bluish sheen to the highlights (a bit like you sometimes see in movies as they're prowling through the jungle!). The wing skin recesses are actually a really dark red/brown but you can't exactly see it on these pics. Interestingly, the blue highlights seemed a lot bluer after I added the static grass to the base. Thanks for looking!
  12. Greetings! I finally finished my mini diorama featuring a classic Goblin Chieftain's Chariot (FTG13) citadel miniature from "the olden days". I had a lot of fun painting & creating this & I learned some new things along the way. If you would like to see how it was created, the WIP can be found here. Thanks for looking, comments & critiques are always welcome!
  13. Korghos Kol

    another chaos mini to the collection. Korgos Kol the general of Khorne's Army. criticism welcomed, ideas welcomed. My wife called the chaos hound a mutant iguana.
  14. bloodreavers

    awhile back I posted a pic of a white dragon and explained how I painted it using a wash brush. this was a challenge that I won and received 5 Bloodreavers for my efforts. I have since bought more reavers and plan to build an army dedicated to Khorne the blood god. the painting is fairly easy and if you do it in an assembly line fashion its fairly quick. here are the first 10.
  15. One of my favourite range of figures ever was Citadel's 1980's licensed "Lord Of The Rings" minis. I have finally decided to get all the miniatures I own painted up (over time) & try to acquire the ones which are missing from my collection (& paint them up too!). Here is the first completed mini - Frodo. He is actually part of a blister of 3 minis which also includes Strider & Gandalf, I will be painting those 2 sometime at a later date. This was also an opportunity for me to use my newly acquired "Flockbox" to create a more lush realistic upstanding static grass effect on the base, I'm quite pleased with how it turned out. Thanks for looking!
  16. I've been painting up a few of my vintage pre-slotta Citadel goblins recently & I have lined up this Goblin Chieftain's Chariot (FTG13) for my next paint job. I thought it would be interesting to do it as a WIP so, here goes.... As you can see, there's quite a few pieces to assemble. It's not overly complicated but I'm definitely going to have to paint up all the pieces first then assemble them afterwards, this may prove a bit difficult as I can't exactly stick them on blue tack on an old paint pot for easy handling. The goblins have some really characterful sculpting to them & I love the way the Chieftain is wearing a super big helmet & standing on a box to elevate himself above his crew & although you won't be able to see it after assembly, the box actually has a peeling "Beer" label on it! I am going to build a swampy base to sit the chariot on, I'm not that great at sculpting so I'd love to get some input/ideas/help from the community when I come to that point. Finally, there are a few issues that I need to overcome: 1. The chariot is broken at the yoke part & one of the axle scythes is missing. Pinning & gluing the yoke should be easy enough & I'm going to use some flattened copper wire for the axle. 2. The standard bearer's bow has a miscast section. 3. The Chieftain's right arm is miscast & is missing his hand. This hand looks like it should rest on the side of the chariot so I guess I will have to create one out of putty after I've painted the bulk of him & glued him to the chariot? I'm not looking forward to this bit! Thanks for looking!
  17. Here's some more of my old Citadel pre-slotta goblins which I have been painting this week. These are some goblin children (FTG12). Ahhhhh, aren't they cute, although the boy does look a little grumpy! The girl is carrying a little rag doll which I painted up to match her - kind of like a "(goblin) mini me". I've kept the bases as they are for the "old school" look on my display shelf. Thanks for looking!
  18. I've been painting up a few of my old Citadel pre-slotta goblins this week. First up is this female goblin (FTG11) who looks pretty scary, I'd imagine her goblin husband keeps a very low profile! I think there were various different weapon versions of this mini. I've kept the base as it is for an "old school" look on my display shelf. Thanks for looking!
  19. I painted this fierce looking dwarf over the last couple of afternoons. I didn't do anything with the base as I like my pre-slotta vintage minis to remain "au natural". He is an oldie from the mists of time by Citadel Miniatures under their "Chronicle Miniatures" range. Thanks for looking!
  20. Over the last 6 months, I've been working on a lengthy project to get a couple of old classic Citadel official D&D mini sets from the 1980's painted up & now, I've finally finished! Thanks to all who viewed, commented, encouraged & supported me along the way. The WIP can be found here. There's two sets, one of Dungeon Adventurers & one of Dungeon Monsters, here's the pics: Encounter shot: Adventurers group shot: Monsters group shot: Elf, Dwarf & Elf: Magic-User, Treasure Chest & Cleric: Unarmoured Fighter, Thief & Fighter: Giant Rats, Stirge & Giant Fire Beetles: Kobold, Giant Toad & Orc: Bugbear, Skeleton & Gnoll: Thanks for looking!
  21. Hello all, Time for a new project besides the 5 I have on my desk and on the shelf Reason for this new project is that it is big and bulky and that seemed to work really well with the Clay Golem I won this beast in october on ebay in a bid for 41 dollar so it was a pretty good deal seeing it is for sale for 65 euros in the games workshop store.. It is a modelkit so lots of fiddeling with knives, files, sandpaper, drills, magnets, glue and tape.. The Beast can be build either as the vortex beast or the slaugtherbrute version and comes with 3 different optional heads, 2 pieces to put on his back, one vortex thingy and another euhm.. thingy.. Since I couldn't decide which I wanted to make I opted for all of them With the use of rare earth magnets I can now put all 3 heads on him. I am still working on the tail, 1 comes without the tail and the other with.. I need bigger/stronger magnets if I want to have that one removed aswell. The three heads and the 2 back pieces After I sprayed on the first coat of primer with my airbrush I found a few more glue lines and some gaps that needed filling. I used some liquid green stuff since the gaps were very narrow (but big enoug to notice) On the next few pics you can clearly see the neodymium magnets. The magnets are 4mm round 1mm thick and i needed to place 2 of them for a stabble fix on the body. I put Autumn Bronzeleaf in the photo to get an idea of the size of this beast. I just did my last bit of liquid green stuff and while that dries I am typing this.. Later tonight I hope to spray the last primer coat and the first base color.
  22. Maledrakh's Oldhammer Zombies

    This year the minis I manage to paint will all count towards the resolutionary challenge. As per the resolutionary painting challenge guidelines, I will post them here, and link in my post in the challenge thread. from the lead age strata of Ye Pile of Olde... Some lead miniatures from the 80s, Citadel Zombies. A bit worse for wear, one of them is missing an arm. Luckily no sign of any lead rot or such. They were taken out of their pack ages ago, which probably saved them. But since these are zombies of the not-entirely-fresh variety, I don't see the missing arm as much of a problem. One of the others have probably had it for lunch. Zombies Warhammer (Oldhammer) Citadel Miniatures Lead metal from the 80s 25mm bases
  23. A Legion of Praetorians (pic heavy)

    When I first started painting armies some years back, I was contacted to paint up a few old-school Praetorian Imperial Guard. I played Imperial guard back when the Praetorians were first released (originally meant in the limited edition box set). I'm also a big fan of the film Zulu! that inspired them (Michael Caine is always good). So I was excited. I figured I wouldn't get a lot of chances to paint Praetorians again, since they were no longer being made, and they weren't ever produced as a regular line of imperial guardsmen. Somehow, I was very wrong. He has expanded his force many times, with more classic out-of-print minis than I thought I'd ever end up seeing. Now, I like me some close ups, and I did put a warning about this thread being pic heavy, so:
  24. Citadel AD&D "Umber Hulk" - ADD77

    Another recently painted classic mini from the olden days....... This "Umber Hulk" comes from the mid 1980's when Citadel had the licence to produce Advanced D&D minis. I painted it as per the description in the 4th Edition Monster Manual & I'm happy with how it turned out, I'm not so happy with the simplistic base, I'll probably go back and sort that out sometime. Thanks for looking!
  25. What's got 3 heads & goes "roar", "hiss" & "baaaaaa"............? This vintage Citadel "Chimera"! I based my colours on the description in the 4th edition AD&D monster manual but changed the dragon head from orange to red. Interestingly, this mini never had wings. Thanks for looking.
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