Sunday, May 26, 2013

Thug Life

I recently discovered the wonderful concept of Oldhammer via Orlygg's amazing blog: Realm of Chaos 80s. I've always been a fan of Citadel Miniatures from the late eighties and don't really bother with any of the newer stuff so this was a nice discovery for me.

Citadel Miniatures chaos thug with club and shield
Chaos Thug

I have until recently never owned or painted any of the thugs from the Realm of Chaos range, but through a trade with Fuljason from Rogue Heresy I acquired the first few minis.

Citadel Miniatures chaos thug with club and shield
Chaos Thug

The first guy I've painted up is a thug who bears a striking resemblance to The Prodigy frontman Keith Flint and I just had to paint him with green hair and eyeliner.

Saturday, May 25, 2013

Bringing the lead to life

I'm a huge fan of the board game Blood Bowl which I have been playing on and off since 2nd edition of the game released back in the 80s. The game has evolved a lot over the last 25 years, but the miniatures from back then remain my favorites.

Citadel Miniatures undead Blood Bowl wight
Undead Wight

Regrettably Games Workshop never released a complete undead team during the 'Golden Age' and the 3rd edition of the team has never really appealed to me. That means you'll have to be creative if you want a 2nd edition undead team.

Citadel Miniatures undead Blood Bowl mummy
Undead Mummy

Creative is exactly what Steve Mussared was when he created his legendary Golden Demon winning team Nuffle's Nightmares. Ever since I, as a boy, first saw the team in the book Fantasy Miniatures from 1989 I have wanted a team like that. The wacky color scheme, the excellent choice of miniatures, the subtle conversions and Steve's extraordinary painting skill all did it for me.

I've decided to recreate the team with my own touch and the first two players are ready to take the field.