Sunday, 20 December 2015

From SamuliS - Citadel Chaos Santa (5 points)


In a bid to once again grab the lead for a fleeting few hours I have prepared a quick entry that should see me open my point tally and be the first one to post! (Sorry Samuli, I bumped you on that one. ed) So what I needed was a simple mini which would only require a few different shades to make it a speedy entry.

Going through my lead pile I came upon a box with an assortment of old school Citadel miniatures and remembered I had once bought the Chaos Santa (who is totally not a chaos warrior in disguise) sculpted by the Perry twins sometime in the mid 80s. With me coming from the land of Santa Claus and the miniatures being pretty much the same age as I am, I figured it would be the perfect first entry. I had originally planned on painting this and putting it inside a see through Christmas tree ornament, but that never really worked out as I had planned.


A fairly simple paintjob with only a couple of shades that were washed and then highlighted twice before slopping on some snow flock. The PVA is still drying, but I declare this a finished mini now! The better half wasn't too happy about the early morning alarm clock episode followed by borrowing her hairdryer to speed up painting. But hopefully all will be sorted as I'm free to make breakfast after posting this :)
Ah, wonderful work Samuli! I think I've seen this (or something like it) over at the Wargames Foundry site and was sorely tempted to pick it up. I love his saw beard and this boney shoulderblades coming through the Santa costume. He looks like he should be in a snow-globe with black ash!

A well-earned 5 points. Well done and welcome back Samuli!

32 comments:

  1. Nice one. I also have this figure from way back but have no intention of a repaint. But tremendous to se it again.

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  2. Oh well, should have remembered that Curt will open up the challenge with his entry :) Looking back at last year I was a bit more cunning by entering a bunch of 15mm tanks to tally up enough points for a short time in the first place :)

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  3. That's a great paint-job on a very characterful mini. Corking start :-)

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  4. Splendid work, Samuli, festive and festering at the same time!

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  5. Very nice work for your first submission Samuli :)

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  6. Great to see an old miniature getting such a fantastic paint job. No one would want that Santa visiting down their chimney!

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  7. Very nice! Really interesting miniature.

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  8. Great. Do you need to be naughty or nice though?

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  9. Excellent painting Samuli! Really looking forward to follow your progress throughout the challenge.

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  10. Great looking figure. I don't remember this one

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  11. Santa...add spikes = Chaos GW Santa. ha ha. it's actually a cool looking miniature that I have never seen before. You did a good job on this opening shot in the Paint Challenge. very cool. cheers

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  12. Older miniatures were great. Or is it a magnificent painting of the old miniature?

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  13. Thanks guys! It was quite a fun mini to paint especially since I've only really been painting 15mm the last 9 months or so.

    The mini is one of the old Limited Edition Christmas special minis they used to do in the 80s and early 90s. There's quite a variety of characters from Cthulhu Santa to Space Santa :)

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  14. Great start to your campaign,

    Ian

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  15. Love it. I feel like it also would have been a good figure for the Nostalgia round.

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    1. Thanks! Let's just say that this is not the only Oldschool Citadel mini that I have in stock :)

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  16. Nice figure! I love that rich red coat!

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  17. Cracking work Samuli. I absolutely love this mini and you've done it justice mate.

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  18. Soooo cool. I'm going to have to see if I can track this guy down so I can get him painted up for next year's holiday mantel display.

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    1. There's actually surprisingly many of them available on eBay. Some going for outrageous prices though. I paid about 6 pounds for mine from an auction, but the buy-now prices are somewhere around 20 pounds or more.

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