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Time for another entry to the bonus challenges. I've been planning to do more, but time has been quite limited and I wanted to focus on things that are actually needed or at least remotely useful in gaming. However with this mini I just couldn't resist the temptation and as I had just finished the Beutepanzer and had a few days time so I decided that some change from painting historicals was needed.
Enter the fabled Chaos Toilet sculpted by Aly Morrison and produced sometime in the 80s by Citadel. This is by far the most random miniature that I've ever owned and I have no idea what went through the sculptors head when he figured this would be a good miniature to make. Still I am grateful for the use or lack of performance enhancing drugs that lead to the creation of this as it's a wonderful little piece. Plenty of character and this thing is guaranteed to be an eye-catcher with the absurd theme. Too bad they don't make stuff like this anymore with all this business nonsense coming in the way of good old fashioned laughs.
I'd seen the miniature before on some Oldhammer blog and it caught my eye back then. Fast forward some time to last summer when I was browsing Ebay for some Oldhammer chaos warriors and spotted this guy up for auction. I didn't need much encouragement and placed a bid, eventually winning the miniature at what I'd consider a bargain price of about 20 euros after shjpping to Finland. Unfortunately it did get pushed to the back of the painting table to wait for inspiration and some idea of where to actually use the mini. With the second last bonus round being Comedy themed I figured a man-eating chaotic toilet would be the perfect thing and with it only being a nice single mini it wouldn't take too much time to paint up, but would provide enough change from the normal historicals.
The base was done quickly with greenstuff to resemble a stone floor suitable for the toilet of some deranged wizard. I wanted to paint this with brighter candy colours, partly because with the WW2 stuff I've been doing I have to stick to quite dull colour pallets and partly because everything from the 80s just has to be so colourful that it's on the verge of hurting your eyes. I went with a mix of light greens to make it look sickly and added reds and pinks for contrast. As an afterthought the snotling probably should have been painted with some different colours as the purple tinted green isn't different enough from the arm of the toilet. But otherwise I think the scheme works great. To add some extra detail I used the newish GW effects paints to do blood splatter and streaks and add some slime streaking down the water basin.
Great little bugger to paint up and provided a nice little change before going back to more WW2 stuff. And with only one evening of painting needed after the base was done it also didn't take up too much time. Now that I got it finished I'm really starting to feel like painting some more Oldhammer stuff though. Gotta fight the urge as I really need to finish some Germans and there's still 8 Napoleonic battalions to paint before June.