The majority of these are from the Rogue Trader period (1987?), Although I’m not entirely sure some of the Chaos stuff was probably released along with the “Slaves to Darkness” and “Lost and the Damned” Realms of Chaos books.
Later in this guys thread you can also see some 2nd ed stuff.
*GRNDL beat me to it… damn making a cup of tea while posting ha ha
Even though the modern sculpts have miles on the RT era ones in terms of technique and detail (they’ve come a long, long way…); as far as character goes, the oldies win out every time. at least; in my opinion…
I have a lot of those minis, and still love them. Most are re-buys, as I (to my everlasting regret) sold off (almost) my entire collection when I went to Uni. Spent most of the money on beer instead of books too… :~ . Still; they’re now stored for future reference. I have an almost complete Eldar army, which I intend to paint in the old black armour with yellow tiger-striped helmets. When the time comes that is…
I am working on an IG army some more these days though, which uses the RT era plastic Guardsmen and some of the metals (all updated with newer style equipment).
Oh; and for use with my copy of Lost Patrol, I’m also working on an RT era metal Scout Squad to replace the not so impressive plastic squad that came with it (which was apparently painted by a blind and drunken toddler to boot…)
These chaos Marines have become my new collecting addiction…They are not easy to find…particularly with the backpacks.
I actually think that the Dreadnought is WAY cooler than the current Chaos dreadnoughts that look like an over grown shoe box with arms and legs…So Thorne if you want to unload one of your five please let me know!
If anyone else has spares of any of these figure (not the eldar) please drop me a PM
...So Thorne if you want to unload one of your five please let me know!
Blue in VT
Haha blue I have uploaded 7 pics already today, Another would surely kill me ! That said I would A have to climb into the attic crawlspace and retrive them in the bad paint job state they are in at the moment. Id sooner dip strip and repaint first ;) Talking about giant shoe boxes I wonder where I left my WiP scratch build capitol imperialis.