Through some luck, some scouring the internet and generous donations, I have another 10 or so classic miniatures from the classic 1984-85 Chaos Beastmen ranges to get thru. This set also includes the two, rarer, Chaos Beastmen Raiders that were sculpted for this group although It got a different catalog number: C34. More about those later.
So as a recap, the Citadel C38 Chaos Beastmen came out in 1984, were preslotta and were all sculpted by Trish Carden. It was Trish's first project as a young sculptor for the company. There are 26 sculpts. Some of those sculpts got moved over in 1985 to a slotta version of the range with some new and some existing ones. C27 has a total of 20 minis. There are some extra, uncatalogued ones, but I am leaving those out for clarity.
It's a wonderful mini with a very evocative pose and beautiful clothing. It's a joy to paint, really. The rest of my minis are preslotta C38's and I have some of them already lined up and primed:
The Chaos Beastmen Raiders are really interesting. The two official ones under the C34 range are creepy and chaosy - just perfect, with two different mounts and two different riders. Here are the catalog images and my painted versions.
Awesome painting, as always. Such a unique project, with great (and rare) sculpts getting some well deserved attention.ReplyDelete
SC Mike: thanks Zero23: yeah these minis were or are underrated - they exemplify the perfect blend between true Chaos Bizarre and Oldschool Oldhammer!Delete
I'm loving this series. The owl looks fantastic, great work with the yellows and rich red cloak lining. I really like the horse sculpt with the extra legs....the rider sculpt not so much. Great colour gradients on the horse feathers on the other horse(beast)man.ReplyDelete
SC Mike: thanks Dave, thanks for the kind words on the paint job. The sculpts are very strange and that makes them really stand out from where design would go soon afterDelete