The minis is one of the Citadel Limited Edition minis sculpted by Aly Morrison and released in 1987 if my google-fu is on point. So reaching the 30 years crisis like I am. Then it's time to wait for the midlife crisis I think... I've had a nasty habit of getting bored in hotel lobby bars on business trips and browsing eBay to pass time between drinks. One end result has been an ever growing collection of more or less random old Citadel sculpts involving multiple toilet scenes, weird santas etc. I've been shamefully lazy in getting them painted up considering they are mostly just single minis so could easily be done in a few hours to provide a bit of change between other projects.
The Chainsaw Wizard is one of the more random sculpts there is and has a counterpart in the Machine gun wizard. Too bad that one is usually pretty outrageously priced so I've yet to add that to the collection.
I had actually intended to paint this for the Nostalgia round, but never really got around to getting it further than basecoat. Slowly but surely it got some paint on whenever I had a suitable shade on the pallet for another project and would paint this bad boy at the same time. Finally today I decided it was time to finalize the paint job so the last couple of details were painted on before giving him a quick brown wash followed by a few highlight layers to bring out details once again. I figured his chainsaw should be bloody from going through all the non-magic-users in the way so added some Blood for the Blood God paint from GW (absolutely the best named paint in the industry by the way).
So that's all for today, work will resume tomorrow with yet more Saxons and some more Oldhammer minis, this time of a more Grim Dark variety. Now I'm gonna go for a quick nap before waking up at ungodly hours to watch Valtteri Filppula and the rest of Tampa crush Pittsburgh.
I can totally relate to the combination of idle time on travels, liquor and eBay...I've scored some awesome figures that way! And many others that I really do mean to get to one day...anyway, this figure is hilarious, and the brushwork is excellent. Well done - very cool to see a funny, and kinda random old GW figure like this.
Also, Valtteri Filppula is top shelf - and anyone obliterating the Pittsburgh Penguins is doing God's work...just saying...
And five more points for the pile! Now back to watching the Winnipeg Jets serve as cannon fodder for Eric Staal and the Carolina Hurricanes...some nice Finnish Folk Metal will take my mind off things...