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Lesser Daemon of Chaos






Hi all,

As I'm sure is the case with a lot of you, I have a lot of nostalgia for older and out of print models from our various wargames. A big draw for me has always been the history and materiality of our little guys, and I like to collect retro models, some of which have been out of print since before I started the hobby in the early 2000s or even before I was born. I'd like to share a few with you, and I'd like to see what's been sitting on your shelf!

This thread is for:
- Models you bought new and are now out of print - how did you paint them then, how would you revisit them now?
- Models you've found in a bin sale or online and painted up with current techniques
- Conversion projects that are based on classic models in the range (what I'd especially like to see!)

First up is an old Slaan Mage Priest. I love this model. Back when he was held aloft by four Saurus Temple Guard. I love the bloated decadence that he brings to bear. I found this model in a comic shop I used to go to in high school and it had been sitting on the shelf for god knows how long. I ended up saving the Saurus Guard for other projects, and I built a little plinth for him out of a round 40 mm base and piece of a brick wall kit that some friends and I were using to make terrain. I included Tenhenhuan's little helper holding up the block of glyphs, and I added a skink attendant and sculpted a hand holding a skull. The snake I remember making out of greenstuff and am now frankly a little embarassed by, but looking back on it I think it's kind of cute. Lastly, I had a whole bunch of velociraptor models laying around that I put together when I was like five, so I plopped him onto the base and added some lizardman swag to make him look liike a pet.

About eight years later I'm visiting my parents and the Slaan's still sitting on my shelf, so I figured I'd take him home with me and put him on my shelf! Hope you like him.











I have a lot more I'd like to show you, and I hope to post them over the next few days. Here's a quick shot of a now out of print Chaos Lord model - the first Chaos Lord I ever bought! I remember I had a really crappy paint job on him and stripped and repainted him my last year of High School, which was the last year I did any hobby stuff for a long time (you can still see areas where the paint didn't come off completely, and it's still a bit lumpy looking). I liked the paint job so much that when I got back in last year I painted all of my chaos marines in the white and orange. I think this model really holds up - it's a bit smaller than the new CSM coming out, but it's got so much great detail on it that more than makes up for it. Also ~ the next modeles I post will be ones that I painted less than ten years ago, promise!





I can't wait to see what you all have to share!

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I just finished legolas from the original fellowship set from the early noughties
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Annandale, VA

I've been slowly working on out of production Stormtroopers.



As well as converting some characters from them.


   
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Surrey, BC - Canada

Don Qui Hotep,

I would have too many as my Eldar army is pretty well entirely OOP. My Elysians are no longer carried by FW. So are all my Necromunda gangs and now my Sisters as well.

Cheers,

CB

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Old? Retro? Squatted out of lore? NIPPON!!!

These are from iirc 1984, sculpted by the ever talented Aly Morrison, and released as his first GW boxed set. I finished them earlier this year, thirty-something years after their release.

   
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Haha I predict this becoming my favourite Dakka thread, great stuff here already ^^ I started collecting Citadel minis in the 90ies but barely even finished any due to being easily distracted and also lazy, but as I'm an responsible adult person now I actually managed to get some done - here's an ancient Weirdboy with Minderz - lost the plastic arm so I replaced it with one from the WHFB Goblin wolf riders, worked out okay as the Rogue Trader era Orks were pretty weedy to begin with:


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The original Blood Angels captain, and then later renamed Captain Tycho. Thanks to the guy who gave me the photo of his back, unfortunately I couldn't replicate the stripe on the cloak.

Re-did him a year or two ago to give him a more modern gold look. He was thick bright orange and black with a yellow helm as I recall.

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Some really nice minis in this thread already, so it is with regret that I lower the standard, but old minis mean old paint



I know I bought the chaplain in a blister, I'm not so sure of the terminators, but these are all original paint jobs. I will say that I'm still quite proud of the staring eyes on that purple Space Marine, and the colours are mostly "inside the lines".

How did I paint them then?
Simply, with no techniques except a single coat of slightly-too-thick paint. Apparently I also really liked that purple, though I don't know which specific colour it is; and I only had two metallic paints, gun metal and shiny metal.

How would I paint them now?
The bolter barrels would get drilled, the bases would get a texture to cover up the slotta tabs and the figures would be undercoated, but I'd keep mostly the same pallet. I actually do quite like that purple, though it's a bit of an overwhelming spot colour on the crozius haft. I certainly wouldn't paint every detail on the Chaplain's torso bright silver, it needs different metal shades at the very least. I haven't painted black armour since, I think, so I'd need to look up a technique that's more than a flat coat of black. Captain Purple would also benefit from shading and highlighting. Washes would be used in abundance, especially on the hair and faces of the termies, the metals and the many, many skulls. As it is the black is too flat, the metal too shiny and the creamy white washes out the detail. Lastly, the eyes and noses of those skull kneepads would be shaded with something other than black.

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Upstate, New York

I’ve got a ton of old lead kicking around. Been here since the RT days, and never quit/sold stuff. So my gallery is rife with old lead. Some samples

Just finished painting a Zoat for the monthly comp.

Some HQs


Only one of these guys is plastic, and even he is ~20+ years old

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Brookside Close

I have a few
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WIP - Blood angels Showcase
 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
Straight out if the pot, bang it on. What else is there to know?

 
   
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Longtime Dakkanaut






I am an RT old-timer myself. Last ruleset I used was 3rd for 40K. Here's a few from my collection.











Love seeing the old minis, everyone.
   
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I've got a few older GW stuff, if I'm allowed to post non-GW stuff, I got a big pile of Starfleet Marines I've been slowly painting up for my Guard army. Got around 60+ on eBay for just over $1 apiece, and am always on the lookout for more.
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Lesser Daemon of Chaos






Wow, already the response to this has been so great! Thanks for everybody who's shared something so far.

@queen_annes_revenge - Legolas is looking great! I always liked the scale on the LotR models that GW put out, they were a lot more proportional than the other ranges. Those early models really hold up! The scenic base is really effective.

@catbarf - nice! Really happy to see these older models getting love. Bonus points for sharing conversions! It's always a bit nerve-wracking because you don't know how many remain out there in the world intact, but the results are worth it!

@Captain Brown - no worries, your blogs are full of great pics!

@Juxtimon - Wow, that's amazing - I've never seen those models before! Great job with the painting and basing. There's still so much great detail on these older sculpts that can be brought out with a talented painter!

@MobileSuitRandom - I remember that model from flipping through the Bitz Catalogue! I spent full hours in our shop flipping through their copy. You've done it a good service here!

@Rob Lee - Nice, I didn't realize that the model predated the character. I wonder if that's how the Blood Angels got to have so many named characters! I understand the urge to update modern figures as time goes on. He's looking good!

@Turaxa - No standards to lower! I love seeing the history of these minis and the paint is part of it! I still have my first termagant around somewhere, back when I painted them before clipping them off of the sprue! And the fun discussion of what you would have done now is a nice touch.

@Nevelon - Zoats! My very favorite! Thanks for sharing. Love the old beakie character. I've never seen that dreadnought on the far left before! Nice back-banner on the middle one.

@Rybrook - thanks for sharing! Love the Marneus diorama and the landspeeder is great - the paint's looking battleworn (in a good way)!

@youwashock - more Zoats! I didn't realize there were ever that many sculpts. Those vintage firedragons are lovely.

@Arcanis161 - please, all are welcome! I have an OoP Malifaux gang that I might get around to posting eventually. Thanks for sharing! I've never seen those models before but you've done a great job painting them up. They'd look good among your storm troopers!

I'll just share a bit more Chaos stuff. The first are two Rogue Trader era Renegades with Lascannons that I picked up from Ebay to use as Havocs. Here they are next to a reference model from the old CSM sprue (which I suppose also counts as OoP!).











Secondly I've included a two-for-one, a Khorne Daemon Prince I made using the legs from the old metal DP and the top half of a Gorger (remember Gorgers? I thought they were a really fun concept from the old Ogre Kingdoms - inbred feral ogres living in caves deep in the mountains). I saved the heads for some reason, and eventually ended up using one on my forever-WIP armiger. The mask came from the Defiler kit.









Keep the models coming!

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6 foot underwater

youwashock - All the zoats! Beautiful

Loving this thread already, lots of good stuff.

Plenty of oop stuff in my boxes, last ruleset I played was RT! Just not sure if I have any that are actually painted Still not painted from back then....what does that make my pile of shame??

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Castellan of Dol Guldur





Bodt

Mordheim freelance knight. I've got a real fantasy bug lately, and hoping to pick up more vintage fantasy stuff.
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6 foot underwater

Oh, that's very nice.

cyborks & flyboyz : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/300067.page
heretical ramblings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/302773.page
imperial preachings : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/0/303365.page
Da Waaagh-ky Races : http://www.dakkadakka.com/dakkaforum/posts/list/325045.page
Briancj: You have the Mek Taint, MT, and the only thing we can do is watch in horror/amazement.

 
   
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Lesser Daemon of Chaos






Fantastic! I loved the Mordheim range. I regret not picking up that vampire with a saber that they had - it was probably my favorite Vampire sculpt from the Old World.

The Merc's looking good. I like the feather and sleeve very well as bits of spot color, and excellent work on the base -- I especially like the resin work!

Edit: Also, apparently Gorgers are not actually out of print - you can still find them in the online shop. Well, silly me - but at least I've got the pewter version, not finecast!

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6681 points of
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Columbia, SC (USA)

Cool idea for a thread!

These are some of favorite OOP GW minis from earlier days of Rogue Trader and Warhammer Fantasy Battles.







Odd that my pics look fuzzy here but are crystal clear in the Dakka Gallery.

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The secret to painting a really big army is to keep at it. You can't reach your destination if you never take any steps.

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Castellan of Dol Guldur





Bodt

 Don Qui Hotep wrote:
Fantastic! I loved the Mordheim range. I regret not picking up that vampire with a saber that they had - it was probably my favorite Vampire sculpt from the Old World.

The Merc's looking good. I like the feather and sleeve very well as bits of spot color, and excellent work on the base -- I especially like the resin work!

Edit: Also, apparently Gorgers are not actually out of print - you can still find them in the online shop. Well, silly me - but at least I've got the pewter version, not finecast!


Thanks! I've actually improved the water since that photo. added ripple effects and filled in the gaps where it meets the base. need to take some better photos really.

Heresy World Eaters/Night Lords Genestealer cults.

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Yeah just hoing they don't change the scale on these chaps......

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Heres one more

A proper sculpt

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 queen_annes_revenge wrote:
Straight out if the pot, bang it on. What else is there to know?

 
   
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Ragin' Ork Dreadnought






Albany, Australia

BC1 Adventurers Starter Set (along with PBS1 Skeleton Horde) are, I'm pretty sure, my first model purchases - and I mostly even completed the Adventurers!


"Young Fighter" was probaby the third miniature I finished. The date on the base (for when I completed him) reads 4th November 1992. I have two skeletons from the Horde with 3rd November 1992 (no photo yet). Googly eyes, lip stick, bright green clothing and a bit overboard with the blood effects .


Next date goes to "Heroic Knight in Armour" - 1st June 1993. I was really happy with his robe at the time and I'm pretty sure all of the metal is just drybrushed.


'Wizard with Magic Staff" was next - 27th November 1993. Apparently I gave up putting dates on the bases after that, for the other adventurers anyway. For those that know me, you will notice one thing has not changed to this day - my glacial pace!


"Devout Cleric". White is hard . Or maybe it was meant to be grey?


"Stout Dwarf Warrior". My favourite at the time. I was very proud.


"Stealthy Dwarf Thief" - maybe just never finished his base? I remember being pleased with the gold trim on the green robe.


"Indomitable Gnome Fighter", "Expedition Pack Mule" and an unrelated mage - never got much past the undercoat stage.

One day I will strip these and apply modern techniques and almost 30 years of experience... but don't hold your breath!

Catchya,
Arakasi

   
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Scuttling Genestealer





Central California (near Sacramento)

I want to thank the OP for starting this thread and everyone else for sharing, I love seeing OOP stuff. I'm rather ashamed that my old dudes are just sitting around gathering dust but here are a majority of them that are assembled.










   
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Ultramarine Master with Gauntlets of Macragge





Upstate, New York

I see a lot of familiar faces in that lot. Most of mine were also painted red at the start of their service (BA transfers were in my first RTB01 box) but were stripped to join my Ultras. Many still needing paint.

Something about that last vet with the huge bayonet makes him one of my favorite models, but that might just be the nostalgia talking.

Some pre-strip pics:




I kept a couple squads red, to honor their spirit. But they were just collecting dust. Marines crave the battlefield.

This guy was my avatar here for a while:

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Utah

A bin save from years ago. No clue how old it is. An inquisitor terminator.

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This isn't even all of them, but it's the easiest way to show them:

   
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 Igenstilch wrote:
A bin save from years ago. No clue how old it is. An inquisitor terminator.



The arms are from the old Inquisitor in Terminator Armour. The Body is a Grey Knight. Totally works though.

I'll just post one pic and a link to my gallery of OOP Eldar.

https://www.dakkadakka.com/gallery/images-10667-2018_Eldar.html


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Maple Valley, Washington, Holy Terra

Here we have an old inquisitor from the late 80's. A minor conversion; he has Marneus Calgar's backpack.




"Calgar hates Tyranids."

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A couple years back I was at this gaming swap meet, where one of the vendors had bins of old metal 40k stuff, including a huge pile of assorted Rogue Trader era orks. Something about their janky old charm appealed to me (in a way that most oldhammer stuff doesn't). So I grabbed thirty of them to run as an "oldboy mob," kill team, or what have you. Still only have a handful fully painted though.

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Upstate, New York

Old orcs are the only ones I own.


The pirate captain is also one of my favorite minis of all time. And I think actually lead, not some safe alloy.

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