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Classic beastman

Another random plastic miniature from the lower reaches of my bits box. This chaos beastman is another of Games Workshop’s one-part plastics from the 1990s.

Painting this figure was an exercise in figuring out how many Contrast browns I had available. The answer is four – five if you count the Skeleton Horde I used for the horns and teeth. Non-contrast paints here are the metallic halberd blade and the red eyes which you can’t really see here.

Even in the 1990s that halberd was an odd weapon for a wild beastman to be carrying. This was the only plastic beastman there was, and so you would end up with several units of these tightly ranked, halberd-wielding wild beasts. For one unit in my army I cut of everything but the axe blade then used the bits to made a double-bladed knife the the other hand. It looked okay, but today’s models do a much better job of representing the beastmen.

6 comments on “Classic beastman

  1. ericritter65
    January 30, 2022

    I do have a soft spot for the old classic GW stuff. Maybe it’s that that is when I found table-top war gaming and GW in particular.

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    • davekay
      January 30, 2022

      I think these plastic beastmen were the first model where I bought multiple boxes to make up an army. The rest are long sold off now though.

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  2. Big Rich
    January 30, 2022

    I love those old guys. I have a few in my collection.

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    • davekay
      January 30, 2022

      I think they make a great addition to anyone’s collection of miniatures. I wish I had held on to a few more of mine for classic Warhammer Quest games.

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  3. Tarmor
    January 30, 2022

    Nicely painted! I have 6 of those, and another varied half-dozen plastic and metal somewhere – all used in Wathammer Quest! I’ve been thinking of digging them all out and painting them. Looking at yours I’m considering turning the halberds into spears.

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    • davekay
      January 30, 2022

      I think spears would suit the wildness of the beastmen better than the surprisingly well-made halberd they come with.

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