Wednesday, 9 August 2017

Hollow Lipped Bases

I have been searching for a set of cheap but quality hollow swamp/lipped bases to mount my Speciality Set Chaos Knights/Warriors into and I have finally found just the jobby! I give to you eM4 Miniatures 25mm square lipped base. Glory be.


I didn't think owning a simple set of bases could be this life affirming. But it is, especially when you have been searching for them for ages and they just leap out of eBay at you!


Mounted in a base and ready to paint, this Chaos Warrior is ready to rock and roll.

Tuesday, 8 August 2017

Chaos Baggage Train

As I alluded to in the previous post the Baggage Train is one of my favourite parts of this army and I just had to get it done straight away! As you can see our hero has quite a haul in his cart, certainly a lot of good stuff that any aspiring Chaos Lord would be interested in: A giant mushroom, a large rusty artefact and a bizarre chrome ball of unknown origin. He might want to trade some of that loot for an upgrade to his horse though as this one is starting to smell...


Don't worry I'm not a complete heathen I will be edging the bases with black and giving them a matt varnish eventually!


Goblin Captain issuing the Evil Lords orders whilst having a swig of extra strong tonic, perks of the job or so I'm told.

Monday, 7 August 2017

Speciality Set Chaos Warriors/Knights

Three Speciality Sets worth of Chaos Knights and Warriors, some almost finished others really no where near finished. These are some of my favourite characters produced by Citadel, ahh integral bases my old foe!


A unit almost finished, just some rust effects, some highlights, edged bases and then varnish to go.


Can you spot which one is almost finished?


Gotta love insane eBay seller paint jobs, hell they could even pass as 'pro-painted' right?


What a sorry state these boys are in, they really need a coat of paint and some nice bases!

Sunday, 6 August 2017

Building a Realms of Chaos Army

I have been collecting miniatures for almost 25 years now and I am ashamed to say I have never built myself a true Realms of Chaos style army. So I figured now is a good a time as any to begin!

Being that my family and I are moving house soon I needed a good sort of my miniatures anyway so I began building units on the floor as I came across the models. I thought I maybe able to make at least one unit of each of the main races.

To my surprise I had enough Beastmen to make 3 units of 15, them being armed with two hand weapons, hand weapons and shield and a slightly smaller Ungor style unit with again hand weapons and shields. They are made up of several ranges worth of models, mostly Citadel, Midlam Miniatures, and some Ral Partha pieces.

I was adamant I wanted a Baggage Train as I have always loved the idea of this band of misfits trailing the main body of the army, picking up things left behind, harvesting any poor souls that may have escaped the clutches of the Beast herds and generally looking skanky. For this I plugged for the Midlam Miniatures wagon and rider and some beasts of burden, an Evil Lord and a retinue of a Goblin Captain, Orc Spearman and an Empire Pike-man from Citadel.

The Beasts are backed up with some major muscle in the form of a Minotaur herd led by a Minotaur Lord from Midlam Miniatures, in my opinion the best Minotaurs ever sculpted.

To give the army some faster elements I opted for a Chaos Chariot from Citadel and a unit of Chaos Knights from Ral Partha Europe with Pantheon of Chaos shields.

To help with the clean up of the battlefield after the melee I thought a unit of Thugs might go down well so I bought a couple more and managed to make a small unit of 10, they are a mixture of Citadel and Ral Partha Europe miniatures.

I found out my old Essex Miniatures 'Giant' who will be used as a lone Ogre as a gap filler.

To support this I opted for a couple of magicians in the form of: a mounted Chaos Sorcerer from Essex Miniatures and a Beastman Shaman from Midlam Games.

My Chaos Lord is a Mortal Champion from the Pantheon of Chaos.


Note: After this photo was taken I came across 3 Speciality Sets of Chaos Knights and Warriors and just had to include them in the line up! So 2 units of 20 Chaos Warriors too!

Sunday, 30 July 2017

Making Bad: George the Giant

George the Giant, kinda cute looking isn't he? One of the earliest Giant models available, I think he was first released in 1982, it's kind of rare to find him in any good condition these days as his club has a tendency to snap off, so I feel quite happy to have found him still in one piece!