|Colour schemes aplenty here. How many have you got?|
The chaos sorcerers are a varied bunch, as the catalogue entry below illustrates, with nearly every sculptor working in the studio in the mid 80s contributing a model or two. Subsequently, the sculpts vary in quality and design. Jes Goodwin's hand can be clearly seen here, with many of the more superior models being designed by him, but there are a few gems hidden here and there from other designers. A few years ago, GW released four rather strangely chosen examples for its collector's range.
Solegends has extensive research material about this range. See below.
The Famous Familiars (or Chaos Familiars, as they are also known) were the work of Jes Goodwin alone and must rank up there in the top ten of the releases put out by Citadel in the 1980s. They are so varied, imaginative and fun that even modern GW realised their potential and re-released them in white metal, though sadly not all of them. I have particularly happy memories of Lune, the moonheaded familiar, as my dad painted him for me when I was about 10.
I am hoping to see one or two of these models among the warbands heading to the Oldhammer Weekender at the Foundry in August.If your up for it and are unsure which models to bid on, then I hope that this article makes good reference.
So then, are you a fan of these old school sorcerers and familiars? How many have you got? Which ones do you still need? I'm missing the tiny versions of Khorne, Tzeentch and Slannesh and daemonet 2