perjantai 13. kesäkuuta 2014

My ventures into Oldhammer

Still not much going on on the painting front as I have really big problems finding motivation to paint the last moderns on my table. Might have to switch subjects for a while as these things just don't seem to go forward at all. At least now I've managed to sort of get back on track with reading other blogs and forums so I'm sort of getting back on track with hobby stuff.

Meanwhile I have been a bit busy shopping on Ebay. Not much else to do in a hotel room, which can be a blessing and a curse at the same time. My credit card got put through it's paces and now one of my longer projects of gathering an Oldhammer unit for my Chaos forces took a giant leap forward. I previously had 8 old castings from the 80s that were just begging for reinforcements that have now arrived during the last two weeks with the final bunch arriving today!


This puts me at 26 castings that are probably all older than I am :) There are still a few duplicates so I might have to buy a couple more to make a unit where no single miniature is the same, but still quite a nice collection that actually ended up costing less than I feared. Nearly all of them are from Citadel, but at least the command team is from Marauder Miniatures which was later acquired by Citadel/Games Workshop. There are also some pretty old castings with the oldest ones having stamps from 1974. Surprisingly good condition too and not much paint stuck in the crevases. I'm still waiting for bases for most of them, but at least I've got the first 6 washed and ready for primer so I should have some updates soon!

As a final addition I had to get myself one of the most random sculpts Citadel ever produced. One of the sellers also had a Chaos Toilet model up for auction so of course I had to go and bid on that bugger too. I have no idea what I'm going to do with it, but it was just so epic that I couldn't pass on the chance to acquire it. Might make for a nice objective piece or something. Now I just have to find the other toilet series miniatures :)

(c) Stuart Thomas. Picture from Stuff of Legends.

8 kommenttia:

  1. Crazy! I love a lot of those old chaos warriors. Had a bunch and now my friend Chris has them. Tons of old school minis in my Vampire Counts army though. Including my 80+ metal zombies. Lots of figs I have are definitely older than some of the guys playing at the shop. :-)

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Yes, most of the old sculpts have a lot more character than anything that GW produces nowadays. Too bad that they are hard to come buy and even more expensive than their current offerings :D

      Poista
  2. That chaos toilet is just so wonderfully original!

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Yeah, it's a brilliant sculpt! Now I just need to find the toilet themed dwarf sculpts that they did around the same time.

      Poista
  3. That's a chance of pace if ever I saw one! Speaking of which, those x-wing mats you saw on my blog, my friend got his from Gale Force Nine. There are five different ones, $40 US each. They even make plastic asteroids on little stands! Cheers, Paul :-)

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thanks Paul! Might have to buy one then. My local store seems to stock them also. Too bad that the price is just way higher here in Finland :)

      Poista
  4. Nice stuff. These can be pretty pricey so it sounds like you've done jolly well.

    VastaaPoista
    Vastaukset
    1. Thanks! Managed to score a few good deals of multiple minis at once which really helped a lot.

      Poista