Tuesday 8 October 2019

Chaos Warriors

I had this fancy to do some Mordheim warbands using only Grenadier Fantasy Warriors humans.
So I was sifting through a load of old mediaeval and fantasy miniatures and I stumbled on this Blood Bowl starplayer. Continuing my rusty grimdark experiments I made it into some sort of an iron golem (not to be confused with those new GW Warcry plastics, I mean an actual golem or automaton).

 I'm quite happy with the results, but something went completely wrong: I became obsessed with Mark Copplestone's early Chaos Warriors. Back in 1989/1990 I thought these were crude compared to Jes Goodwin's but now I actually prefer them.
Someone on the FB oldhammer trading company offered some of them which I couldn't refuse. Then I started asking and searching ebay and now I'm expecting a bunch of overpriced metals to join these guys.
For as far as I can tell the folowing warriors and champions were done by Copplestone. Warrior with massive mace is uncatalogued.
Warrior ten actually has a hound/wolf shaped helmet. Something I never would've guessed from these pictures. 
Note that these have all similar codes in the Blue catalogue, while Goodwin and earlier warriors have different initial numbers.


Suber said...

Nice job on that armour!! :O

Inchmurrin said...

It will be good to see this group given a boost they do appear less often than the Goodwin sculpts. They have I think a less baroque feel to them I am currently sorting out a pile with broken weapons etc so I'll be interested to see how you treat yours.