Oldhammer MD8 Skeleton Skullchucker/Screaming Skull Catapult Crew

Oldhammer MD8 Skeleton Skullchucker/Screaming Skull Catapult Crew

This trio of skellingtons are, obviously, from the original Skullchucker (later known as the Screaming Skull) Catapult, released as part of the MD8 Skeleton War Machines boxed set, way back in October 1987. This isn’t my first Skullchucker crew, as I painted and posted my previous one back in 2015. These guys I picked up off of eBay probably shortly after finally painting the previous one, as I was well into building the Undead army for KoW at the time. As often happens with eBay purchases, the models were badly painte,d and so these needed stripping. Worse, though was that the catapult itself seemed to have part of it’s frame sawn in half at some stage, so it’s presently somewhere in bits, probably in a jar of dried-out paint stripper that I’ll need to get to sometime so I can repair it, paint it and reunite this set of models.

Sometime when the weather is nicer and I don’t have the relentless bullshit of life pounding at me. Maybe/hopefully over summer if all goes well (ha!) It certainly won’t be in October!

13 thoughts on “Oldhammer MD8 Skeleton Skullchucker/Screaming Skull Catapult Crew

    • Cheers Dave – mostly it’ll be a matter of finding it, and then seeing if it’s clean, and then probably cleaning it, and then reassembling it… so…. yeah, motivation to slog through all of that will be harder than painting it!

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  1. These minis have a lot of character to them and I miss the more classic fantasy sculpts that Warhammer used to really focus on. I’ll be excited to see that catapult when you find it and get it ready to paint. I’d imagine it will look great if these are any indication!

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