Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Warzone Death Angel


It's July so it's high time to paint old Warzone stuff.
Last year it started in July, but it's kind of tradition that every summer I move some Warzone models from ye pyle ov humiliation to the bright and colorful side, side of the painted ones.

There are lots or WZ oldies I'd just love to see painted but this time I chose Death Angel - Brotherhood combat buggy. Back days, when we were still into Warzone gaming, I thought this unit was pretty ok: 
- fast
- well armed
- useful special rule.

In fact I didn't even mind the sculpt itself. But none of my opponents actually had this piece in the army. I got this one last year from my one, true wargaming foe so painting the piece was just fun and pleasure.

To make the task easier model was painted in parts: first cart on base, then hmg, statue and the last - inquisitor. I think the best part is the statue - it's nothing fancy: drubrush, some glazing and dry pigment but the final effect is much convincing than I was expecting initially. What I learnt is I must practice painting red more - I like the color on cart but I was hoping to get really bright and striking red on inquisitor (like on original Bonner's art). Maybe next time I'll do better. There'll be occasion - there's old culexus assassin in the bucket ov shame waiting to be taken care, it'll be Necromunda special character called Red Death.

So here it is - Warzone pr0n. Hope you like it and hope there are still painters working on old Warzone junk. Little bit more Warzone oldies should appear shortly:

But there's more!
Recently I managed to expand collection of hobby stuff a bit. This time there are Warhammer 40000 2ed army books, Oldhammer rulebook, Nagash annnd Bolt Action stuff.

I just love 90's period in wargaming - there was the time I was getting into the hobby so I think it's the reason of fondness for this "era". And artwork of Mark Gibbons, Paul Bonner, Wayne England and others is just mindfuckingblowing.
Old army books are full of great drawings so I am trying to get all of 2ed codexes: so far I got 4 of 10. Hoping for some more.

Nagash is also piece of history - I didn't have it when we were still into WFB but I always wanted to field this monster. Also wanted to check, is it possible to paint is the way it's head doesn't look just ridiculous (not the best piece I've seen, let's be frank about it). But I am damn far from naming it the worst model ever or anything like that - Nagash has some (deeply hidden) character and for me is breath of fresh from all those 3D designed models and non-GW rip offs in every second wargaming olnine store.

Bolt Action is not much oldhammer, but we decided to give this game a chance - demos I've seen were quite promising, rules seem to be quite easy and game is fast. Besides I like "Saving private Ryan" and "Band of brothers" and haven't painted anything from WWII range for a long time.

The haul:



  1. It looks much better than I thought it will. You have a hand for oldies. :)

  2. Such an old junk is probably the only thing in the hobby i REALLY do care about :)

  3. Awesome work on that classic Warzone brick! It actually looks far better with your paint job than the original!

    I do love the classic Warzone range and wish it was still available (preferably lead rot free though!)

    All the best!

  4. Cheers dude,

    There are still people in Poland selling those minis, I can take a look if there's anything specific you are looking for :)