|Chaos beastmen, made up from a Slaangor, a Chaos Champion of Nurgle and standard late '80s beastman.|
One of the most rewarding aspects of writing a blog that is visited more that 50,000 times a month is getting to share other people's work. I think that as the Oldhammer Community is very much 'a community' of similar thinkers rather than just a load of people who play old versions of Warhammer. Many of my readers haven't even picked up a copy of a GW game in years, let alone painted a miniature, but still feel part of the community as a whole. I believe that this is largely due to the commitment and passion of the many hundreds of painters, collectors and gamers that make Oldhammer was it is and that the fact that we are, largely, non-judgemental and supportive. Sure, there are one or two snakes in the grass, but we all know enough to ignore them.
The work I am presenting today is by a painter only known as Aidan who ran a website called The Warfactory from the mid 1990s to about 2005. Reading through his webpage reveals that he was a regular competitor at the earlier Golden Demons and even had GW losing (or damaging) some of his models over the years. If you know a little more about the author of the work you will see presented her, please do give us a little more biographical information in the comments section of this overview. There are loads of other great pictures on the site which can be visited here, including a really useful article about creating shield designs.
Anyway, on with the models. This post is the first of two, and contains all of the best pieces from his 1980s Citadel collection. The sister post, which can be found here, covers the more intricate shields and banner designs. I have limited myself to a few words per image as I believe that the work of another painter is best left to speak for itself, but I am sure that you will agree with me that this is a very fine collection indeed.
|More beastmen in the same style as before, with a Beastman Champion, Slaangor and standard beastman model.|
|Bob Olley Nurgle Beastman, standard beastman and a Slaangor.|
|Nicely painted Chainsaw Warrior figures from 1987.|
|Three Citadel Lords of Battle and a Feudal warrior.|
|Models from the Citadel Fighters Range.|
|Yet more Citadel Fighters.|
|Old Citadel Normans - these are now available from Wargames Foundry once more.|
|Old Citadel Norse - these are back in production from the Wargames Foundry|
|Chaos Warriors with sculpted shields - very old school!|
|Fraser Gray tributes.|
|A great 'lightening' shield on that Chaos Warrior.|
|Two more classic Chaos Warriors.|
|Beautifully painted Wood Elves.|
|That green shading is right out of White Dwarf circa 1987.|
|Celtic designs have been used to compliment these Wood Elves.|
|Simple but effective metallics here.|