Friday, 2 January 2015

Citadel Slann...new year, new project.....


Happy New Year to everyone. Hopefully you have all had as much fun and festivity as I have....I lasted 6 weeks without alcohol before the festive season kicked in and have one more night to go after tonight before work kicks in and teetotalism comes back with a vengeance, so to speak.

Anyway, in the early 80s Citadel bought out a new race called the Slann. Frog-like bipedal creatures that inhabited the swamps of the Warhammer region known as Lustria. The Warhammer skirmish rules came with a scenario entitled 'Kremlo the Slann'. I was hooked immediately on the figures and have been collecting them on and off for the last 30 or so years. My Xmas painting involved 4 finished pieces (barring varnishing on 3) and a plethora of WIPs......the Cold One mounts I have discovered are quite open to repositioning of the limbs.....the first attempt immediately cracked in areas due to the poor lead alloy used in the past - super glue has hopefully sealed that for eternity but it does mean I have only worked on one.....maestro, the pics please....


One of each to do first before I go ahead with the skirmish bands.....below is missing a Eunuch with axe...I know he is around somewhere....Kremlo will not be joining this project for now.....


The 4 below were conversions for a trio of plastic triceratops. I shamelessly stole the idea from Tom Loback's wonderful Dragontooth Saurians.....


Most of my mounted troop....


First attempted play....super glue to the rescue....


Now available in black....


Took a while to decide how to proceed with this guy onto a round base....


and just waiting for everything to dry before repositioning the horn....


I have only used the original 2 ranges sculpted by the Perry twins as I wasn't a fan of the later version by Trish Morrison.....although I have many hobby friends who are hopelessly hooked on them...the poor fools......

All the released miniatures are pictured on the wonderful Collecting Citadel Miniatures WIKI here.

Various scans from the catalogues of the time......




   

The character cards supplied with the second boxed version of Warhammer...around 1986 I think?



I have borrowed the 2 pics below from a wonderful French site purely for this article. They look like Paul Bonner drawings but my French is too poor to translate......any probs having the pics here please someone let me know and I will remove them immediately. All cudos to whoever owns them! My aim is to do a conversion for these.....watch this space!




Anyway, I hope you enjoy this taster....depending on how my upcoming separation goes I hope to have this as my pet project for 2015. Time and finances will tell!


4 comments:

The Responsible One said...

Both of those pictures are from the Slann army list in Warhammer Armies.

Herbert West said...

I remember that old pre-slot ta cold one. Loved it.

This blast from the past has reminded me I have the cold one hounds kicking around somewhere....

Benamon Tame said...

Painted slann look great, and love the Trumpeter. Might have to steal that idea if you don't mind!

David Wood said...

Thanks and no problem at all as long as you send pics for the blog!