First, to some unfinished business of 2011- namely, bragging about how frikkin' many frikkin' Reaper minis I aquired for frikkin' dirt cheap in the recent Tin Soldier stock sell off. Uh... Frik.
So I promised a picture of some of my recent Reaper wind-fall, and here, courtesy of my lovely wife standing on tippy toe, risking life, limb and the ever present danger of chipped nails, is a picture of me sorting through the boxes and stacking by doubles. I had to get these filed, logged and safely locked up in storage (except for a few choice figures I plan to paint this month) before I posted because... well... even I would consider breaking in to my house to get this lot. Mind you my alignment is chaotic good, so hey.
|No. I do not have enough Reaper miniatures.|
Also, due to time constraints I finished last year with more rants than pictures of retro minis... something I plan to rectify as part of my new year rez-a-lead-shunz. Here we go!
|Citadel Wizard aka Chaos Wizard.|
Kicking off the year is a loving reproduction paint job of a citadel classic wizard that I always drooled over as a kid, as it magically appeared in the corner of a Colin Dixon Diorama in a 1980's White Dwarf 'eavy Metal article on Colin himself. Ahh, vertical dioramas... remember those? I used Cote D'arms paints for this- and as you can see the orange is exactly the orange from the 1980s Citadel acrylic range. I highly, highly recommend them. If they where in dropper bottles they would be perfect! The reason, I think, such figures capture my imagination, is that they where unobtainable at the time. I would spend hours pouring over old White Dwarf magazines (we are talking issues probably ranging from 45- 99 to put this in perspective) and seeing images of figures that where unlisted in the then modern catalogue. Thank heaven for the internet!
|Dave Andrews drew the floorplan to my imagination|
Speaking of which... here is a work in progress of my McDeath Skirmish set.
|McDeath Skirmish work in progress:|
Citadel 1980's Knight of Harkness, Banquo
|The Harkness shield was done using this technique|