So this is going tao be my entry for the Legacy Project 2019. I have no idea where this miniature came from. I think its a modern manufacturer, but I can’t be sure. I have bought way too many interesting minis over the years and my brain is kind of hazy about who made what or where they were sourced from. Octopus-man here is called Larry. Larry was once a mild-mannered fishmonger in Altdorf, serving up offerings from the Reik and further afield for rich and noble customers. But a wise fishmonger doesn’t buy goods caught in the Sea of Chaos, though he might buy them if the fishermen didn’t mention that fact. Perhaps fortunately for the great and the good of Altdorf Larry enjoyed a fish dinner that evening, intending to sell on the goods in the morning, only to wake to a certain cephalopodic aspect to his features. Larry skipped town and like many unfortunate mutants he made his way north. Now he is an important part of a marauder gang. He’s not much of a fighter, but if he can creep up behind someone he can twist their head right off. He’s also discovered the ability to predict the results of sports events, which comes in handy!
I haven’t really been anywhere, I’ve been painting plenty of things, but somehow never got around to taking photos and putting them up here… poor blogging form.
Still working my way through the Battlemasters pile. Once these models are all painted there will be two fine armies, although I might need to go back to the beginning and repaint some of the early figures! I’ve improved gradually over the years and I expect some of the first BM minis I painted will look even more amateurish than my usual output! If that ever happens I will of course take some bad photos of the armies!
Meet Nigel. Nigel is a door-to-door blood salesman. He has been painted for the Oldhammer Forum’s annual painting challenge for 2016 – “Chaos Villagers”. Nigel has a bestial face mutation, and an extra arm with a beweaponed extremity. Obviously I used a plastic beastman and glued a tyranid arm onto him! He’s got a bucket filled with lovely blood and carries a banner advertising his wares.
Quite pleased with this, enjoyed making him. Won’t leave it so late next year!
So you buy piles of stuff on ebay but there’s things you’re not really interested in – LOTR miniatures, mid / late period fantasy troops etc. Nobody wants to swap them for anything good, they’re not really worth anything, and you’ve got more than you can imagine ever needing for bitz. My solution has been to band them together as Mutant Gangs. Alpha Legion agents travel the galaxy, seeding corruption and rebellion on every planet they can. As we know from Necromunda, mutants lurk in the underhive, angry and bloodthirsty, just waiting for the spark of revolution to be lit…. Or perhaps these are the scum that lurk in Chaos Barges, pouring forth in their millions during Chaos attacks, each bullet that ends their miserable life another bullet that can’t be used against Chaos Marines or daemons…
Back Row: WHFB Skink – LOTR Orc Halbardier – LOTR Goblin – Genestealer Hybrid – WHFB Skink
Front Row: LOTR Orc – Empire soldier (converted) – Necromunda Ratskin – Skaven / Imperial Guard converstion – WHFB Beastman
I’ve tried to include some narrative touches – for example the front row guy with the axe also has a Chaos Marine bolter, but there’s no clip in the bolter. He’s just showing off something he found but can’t use. Of course, if he’s lucky he’ll die before he gets found by a real Chaos Marine! Likewise, of course, the presence of the hybrid. Masquerading as a mutant during a chaos uprising might be a perfect place to hide until you can breed and pass on the ‘Stealer genes.