I have only one Minotaur and 35 Beastmen to do. And the varnishing and basing of course, although if the sunshine keeps up, both will dry quickly :) I've added a few pictures of some of the lastest painted.
After the Praetorian blog post last time, I have done a test model for a stand alone Praetorian project I planned ages ago. The idea is to have a solely Veteran army, probably 1,500 points, but it is not a priority to do.
After the Chaos army I will paint up a few odds and ends of the Praetorians, but nothing to distract me from taking on the next 3,000 point 3rd Edition army. Maybe finish off the Dark Elves, or maybe the Wood Elves.
The gathering army.
Minotaur Lord, one of the Level 5 Heroes. I bent his arms in a bit so he will fit in the unit.
The other Level 5 Hero, a Marauder Minotaur.
Iron Claw Beastman, Night Horror Fishman, and Crocodile faced beastman.
Runequest Broo (Iguana Headed Broo), and two later 1980's Beastmen, the one of the right having the head of a Fleshhound.
A repaired C27 Beastman called Slime Arm that always looked a bit like a chaos Slann to me. The other one is a later 1980's Beastman archer that I hide away in amongst the swordsmen.
Solid based Runequest Broo, and another late 1980's Beastman with a great expressional face.
Two more Realm of Chaos era Beastmen.
A C series Beastman which was also sold as part of a set with him mounted on a horse.
The other one is a Night Horrors Apeman.
Praetorian test model.
Cadian body and arms, with a Black Pyramid Tea Wars head. The head comes with a Home Service spike on top, but I have snipped it off as they tend to bend or break, and it looks more Praetorian Foriegn Service helmeted like this.
The backpack is World War One greatpack from Gripping Beast.
I have painted them Khaki to give them a seperate feel to the redcoats, and to suggest NBC equipment and Carapace armour.
40 of them with bows.
And the other one!
Standard bearer using the Jester Chaos Familar again. I have several of these, and so they will pop up every now and again, even on a Wolf!
The others are a hornist from the Goblin Command range, and Solid based C13 Night Goblin (poking his tongue out as he takes aim!).
Three 1980's Goblins, all variants sculpted from a same master miniature.
Three Iron Claw archers.
The bows were always very chunky on Iron Claw Goblins, but I don't think detracts from them in the slightest.
The Goblin on the right has the bladed/serrated bow that some Iron Claw Goblins have.
Two solid based Goblins, and the 'Commando Goblin' on the right. He has a World War Two Commando hat and a string of Mill's Bomb Grenades. That's why he's painted up in army greens.
An Iron Claw Goblin, centre is an Alternative Armies Goblin, and on the right is punky mohawk Goblin from 1987/88.
When I added the group photograph in the ,Many many Goblins, blog post I stated that all but one were metal. The one on the left is that one, a resin Goblin from Fenryll.
The other Goblin is a Kev Adams Heartbreaker Goblin.
C12 Goblin with moustache name Grak, and a happy colourful big nosed Goblin from the same era.
The other one is one a lesser Goblin from Harlequin/Black Tree.
Shaman from the Command packs acting as a Standard Bearer, and accompanied by an almost certainly noisey C12 Bag Blower.
The other one is a cheerful and dismounted Wolf Rider named Dugblog Bowrider, and is probably related to Grak above!
Three more Iron Claw Goblins forming up into a firing line. I love the belt buckle on the right hand side one.
Two of the same Goblin archer, and another cousin of Grak and Dugblog.
Yet more Iron Claw Goblins.
I like the centre one grimmacing at something he's about to shoot at!
Solid base C13 Night Goblin, and two more 1980's Kev Admas Goblins.
Two hooded Iron Claw Goblins.
Grenadier Goblin by Nick Lund, a two more Golbins, if my memory is right are more from the 1985/6 batch.
In my occasional musings on Goblins that look like people, the Grenadier Goblin reminds me of the actor Nigel Planer. Bummer man! ;)
Finally, I thought I would photograph the quivers of these Goblins.
This series of related Goblin sculpts all have grimmacing faces on thier quivers, very much a Kev Adams sculpting thing. I think they might be suggesting some poor unfortuate Goblins or Dwarves who have had thier heads/faces used for quivers. Several other styles of Citadel Goblins from this era have this too.
I like this sort of thing, gives them all that extra details that gives the Goblins (and many other miniatures) from this era that extra appeal.