I Love Meeses to Pieces: Bad Squiddo Games – Moose Family (Phil Hynes)

Bad Squiddo Games - Moose Family (Phil Hynes)

A pretty random set of models today – a set of three Moose that I picked up some time ago from one of the Bad Squiddo Kickstarters, along with my Viking Shieldmaidens and various other models. I don’t recall if these were part of the campaign itself or part of the “buy some extra stuff from the store at a special price” thing, but I guess it really doesn’t matter at this point in time.

Bad Squiddo Games - Moose Family (Phil Hynes)

In a story that’s no doubt quite familiar to readers of this blog, I was looking for something else and found these in a tub, cleaned and with base texture putty applied and nothing else. So I decided to get these three models done and out of the way – so I glued and greenstuffed the antlers onto the daddy moose, primed all three, and then set to taking slightly longer than I wanted in order to get them completed. Though it was at least fairly quick. Now that they’re done, I have no idea what I’ll be doing with them – but they’re finished and can go onto a shelf and then be put away for whatever instance in future I may decide that I need a moose or three for the table… perhaps as Elk for background to some Viking gaming…?

Bad Squiddo Games - Moose Family (Phil Hynes)

For the size comparison, none of my Shieldmaidens were available, being put away in a figure case, and Berkeley and her chainsaw seemed the wrong kind of model to put with these three, so enjoy this Wood Elf – which is probably one of the only in-lore kinds of models that would be able to skip past some Moose/Elk without seriously disturbing them anyway!

C23 Citadel Oldhammer Ogre Warrior Priest (Jes Goodwin, 1985)

C23 Citadel Ogre Warrior Priest (Jes Goodwin, 1985)

Yep, that’s right – 1985! I’ve had this model myself since either the end of the 80’s or start of the 90’s, and actually started working on it in the 90’s – and finally completed about 2 weeks ago. This model is a great sculpt, but one I had a great deal of difficulty in getting done. The problem for me was in the outfit and also finding appropriate colours to paint it in – a…kilt/skirt, and a fur-lined vest accented by wrappings with embedded spikes. The difficulty in that skirt being just how many folds and tears and patches that it has across the whole thing, making it a bit of a nightmare if one wanted to add some kind of patterning to it while keeping the patterns consistent, while also trying to keep the “caster” look to the model, since I’ll be using it as an Ogre Mage in my rather dormant Kings of War Ogre force.

C23 Citadel Ogre Warrior Priest (Jes Goodwin, 1985)

The Ogre Mage designation is also why I pinned him onto a small boulder makde from cork bark – as a model dating form the mid-1980’s, he’s quite small compared to any current Ogre models from almost any company – and especially so for a hero model. Looking at the model again while typing, I wonder if I should attempt go to back and add a very simple “Roddy Piper 1984” style “tartan”? Hm….

C23 Citadel Ogre Warrior Priest (Jes Goodwin, 1985)

I gave him the glowy eyes using Nihilakh Oxide over white. A shame there’s no Contrast paints that really work well in the same way. The reds are WAY too pigment-strong, even watered down… I’m not 100% sure, but I think this might be the last of my old C23 Ogres that I needed to paint, well, to complete. My next ogres will be more recent models. Not that it will be hard to have more recent Ogres than this guy….