Sunday, 5 July 2020

Derek the Troll and Tony Blair by Lew Stringer

If you read Games workshop's White Dwarf magazine back in the 80's then you'll know of Derek the Troll. Great fun little comic strip that I always enjoyed... I picked up a sculpt some years back (by George Fairlamb) but only for my own enjoyment. As Lew said back in 2013; 

'Hi, just to clarify something: the character Derek the Troll was entirely created by me as a comic strip for Games Workshop, and I've always owned the copyright. I'm fine with you doing a model though (as long as it's not sold obviously) and you've done a great job!'

Back in 2017 Lew was doing some signings and a friend (thanks Geoff!) wangled me an illustration for the blog which I mislaid until just now!

He recently compiled all the old White Dwarf cartoon strips...

Grab a copy here;

Thursday, 18 June 2020

Afternoon's plans have changed...

Postman just dropped off a bundle of reading material via a friend in the States... going to be a busy afternoon...

More later!

Wednesday, 20 May 2020

New Tenoch now available - Kev Adams' Oldhammer goodness...

Apologies for pimping my goods again but I really need to get these out there... they've sat on my painting table for far too long however, the first batch are now production moulded and up on the website...

Inspired by the likes of the old Dragontooth Saurians and Citadel Slann, the Tenoch have a large amount of sculpts to follow... both Pete Brown at The Mouldmaker, Chris Nicholls at Macrocosm and Chris Taylor at Lancaster Casting have done me proud.


Hopefully these will be met with enthusiasm and allow me to get the rest into production!

Friday, 15 May 2020

Chameleon Khamaí finally released!

Sculpted by the reknowned John Robertson, these come as a blistered set of 10. More are to follow soon as is a large expansion of the ranks of the Kev Adams sculpted Tenoch... watch this space! Miniatures are painted by Andy Hides.

Sunday, 3 May 2020

Oldhammer at last! Marauder Miniatures 1989 Catalogue...

I was searching the attic for some minis and found a box full of papers including this catalogue. Sculpting legends Trish and Aly Morrison left the fold of Games Workshop in 1988. There is a little more info on Stuff of Legends. GW mail order sent out flyers and such like so I'm not sure how the arrangement was administered. Around 1993 they went back under the GW umbrella and the sculpts were integrated into GW lines. I totally adore the Chaos Dwarves which were all based on Citadel Knights of Chaos - there's a site showing the comparisons here (thanks Mike and Jason). It's amazing the things you find when looking through old boxes.

Hope you're all keeping as safe as possible during this weird time we live in.