Thursday, 18 January 2018

From RossM: 15mm Undead and Retro 28mm Chaos Warriors (42 pts)

Here are the pictures for my first entry to this year's Challenge.

My personal theme for the challenge this year was previous years and the first pictures here go back to 2015's challenge when I submitted a range of retro Citadel Warriors of Chaos with pre-slotta bases - the good old days. 


For both figures have opted for a limited pallet and feel that the finish works well.  The contrasting black and yellow on the left figure is going to attract a lot of attention on the table top.




Both figures have aged well considering they are thirty plus years old and there was no visible signs on any decay. The visor on Goldie was a bit worn but other than that all good.


These retro figures will see use in Songs of Blades and Heroes and Open Combat in the coming months; well hopefully. 


Next is a return to last year's challenge and the Hordes of the Things Undead army in 15mm. 



The figures are from Alternative Armies 15mm range and do exactly what it says on the tin. 





Shown here with their Lord and master - who is not included in this years challenge and never quite made last years. 


Hope that you enjoyed these and please comment

Cheers for now
Ross

Welcome to the challenge Ross!  You've got under the barbed wire fence with a few days to spare, so it's excellent to have you with us.

I only used a couple of pre-slotta figures in my time and that was for D&D and these two fit right in that theme.  I agree that they've held up very well indeed despite their age and your muted palette works very well on them.

I do like those skellies, very effective at this scale at looking horde like.  42 points as you say and you're off and running!

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  1. Great work Ross! I so love those old school Chaos models (and I expect Iannick will too). Reminds me of the days when Chaos sculpts were fun and spooky...

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    1. Thanks Greg there are more to come from this era of Citadel so stay tuned.

      Cheers, Ross

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  2. Lovely Skellies and the chaos warriors are just great, the gold one works particularly well, I like the basing too!
    Best Iain

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    1. Thanks Iain, the skeletons started off as small project that has grown a few extra bases here and there.

      Cheers, Ross

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  3. Nice work on the skeletons, I am also putting some together for a submission soon.

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    1. Will keep an eye out for your skeletons in the coming weeks.

      Cheers, Ross

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  4. Welcome aboard Ross, some old skool kool

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  5. So much love for those old Citadel warriors! They had a touch of Sword & Sorcery style in those days that I quite enjoy. Nice use of the yellow on the cloth, a bold choice but it pays off!

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  6. Sword and Sorcery is exactly why I like these guys too. Full of character and not designed for unit basing.

    Sometimes a little colour goes a long way.

    Cheers, Ross

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  7. Nice work Ross. It's interesting to see these old school figures being repurposed for DR.

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  8. Welcome back Ross! Great to see those venerable Citadel models getting some love. That dude with the James Earl Jones helmet is awesome.

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    1. Much appreciated Curt. Now you mention it I see James Earl Jones aka Thusla Doom clearly now.

      Cheers, Ross

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  9. Nicely done! One can never have to many undeads, eh?

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    1. The horde just grows an grows. 😈

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  10. These classic sculpts hold up well with your modern techniques/basing - well done!

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  11. Welcome back, Ross! I have a lot of old lead in my stash, my favorite part of the challenge is getting some paint on the old lead and seeing others getting the old troops out!
    These are really sweet!
    The 15mm skeletons work very well too!

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    1. Thanks David, it hardly seems like a year since Challenge VII.

      Cheers, Ross

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  12. Super looking horde you there Ross!

    Christopher

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    1. Cheers Christopher, its rolling along well now.

      Ross

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  13. Looking very stuff, the limited palette works well!

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