Grenadier Miniatures Future Warriors: Future Savage Humungus (Mark Copplestone)

Grenadier Miniatures Future Warriors: Future Savage Humungus (Mark Copplestone)

Today we have another old sci-fi model. To recycle and slightly-update some older text:  it’s one of Grenadier Miniatures’ Future Warriors models, sculpted by Mark Copplestone and sold in the 1990’s which I bought, well, rather a lot of. No, sorry, none are for sale, but if you poke around, you’ll find a hell of a lot of them still available today from Mirilton and EM-4 Miniatures, as well as very close relatives from both Wargames Foundry and of course the sculptor himself – Mark Copplestone. All at very reasonable prices.

Grenadier Miniatures Future Warriors: Future Savage Humungus (Mark Copplestone)

In fact, here’s the specific pack this one comes from. These models are just part of the post-apoc looking models that are rather perfect for a variety of post-apocalyptic settings like Fallout, and have enough versatility to fit into Necromunda or 40k as general scum. THis model in fact was started in the 1990’s as part of my necromunda gang, though he didn’t get very far and all that was really done were the weapon swaps to 40k weapons from a Necormunda Weapons Pack, clothing basecoated black, skin base tone done and of course the flame-orange hair that I have eliminated all trace of.

Grenadier Miniatures Future Warriors: Future Savage Humungus (Mark Copplestone)

While there was no pressing reason to finish this figure, it’s one of the ones that The Tray allowed me to force a finish onto. And of course, all that base skin gave me a reasonable canvas to practice some mroe of my small-tattoo freehanding techniques with. I’m not sure if I got enough fleshtone into the mix this time, as they are rather dark, but blending them in to give that “under the skin” look is always a tricky aspect. This model was also an attempt to create two “sleeves” that were still made of somewhat distinct tattoos, rather than just, you know, washing the arms in black ink or something…

Grenadier Miniatures Future Warriors: Future Savage Humungus (Mark Copplestone)

In the end, it feels a bit more like the “Henry Rollins” type of tatto sleeve that I’ve accomplished here rather than the “Randy Orton” look, but there will be plenty more models to keep practising on in the future, assuming I manage to survive our current worldwide pandemic. It was also an exercise in different black tones, with different looks atttempted for the leather pants, straps, boots, pouches and hair. I feel like they were more distinct before hitting him with the varnish, but whaddayagonnado?

Grenadier Miniatures Future Warriors: Future Savage Humungus (Mark Copplestone)

Don’t forget to Jam That Jam!

Finally, some tattoo close-ups. On the stomach we have “Thug” (in case you couldn’t guess that part) and on underside of the left arm, we have “Jam That Jam”, which is a pretty obscure wrestling in-joke about Terry Bolleas’s script tattoo.

Grenadier Miniatures Future Warriors: Future Savage Humungus (Mark Copplestone)

Placeholder text for my sore knuckles!

And to conclude, my smallest (semi) legible lettering yet. Knuckle tattoos on a 28mm model. I admit the lighting glade on the varnished model doesn’t help a lot, but can anyone actually read that?

Chaos Cultist (Paul Muller, 1999)

Chaos Cultist. Paul Muller, 1999

Here we have the final model of this particular batch – and the one that initiated this little batch of five-seven models being tweaked and completed. This model is my second of my trio of Chaos Cultists released kind of out of the blue in 1999, sculpted by the very talented Paul Muller. There were only 8 total models in the range and were a kind of “blink and you missed them” release, similar to the Frateris Militia from roughly around the same time. On looking at these pics, I see I missed getting his shoulder tattoo properly. just rest arrured that he is indeed wearing some ink, which blies a very subtle nod to his true allegiance… 😉

Chaos Cultist. Paul Muller, 1999

As you can see, the whole “black and flaming” thing works well on this particular range of Chaos Cultists just as well as it fits on actual Proper Preacher models, Flagellants as noted yesterday and of course the Redemptionist and Cawdor models this guy was painted alongside.  The newer plastic Cultists are more in the vein of post-apoc scavengers and Imperial Guard renegades than the “robed and masked” thing that these older cultists have going, but that’s fine. A variety of styles for me just means the models can be used in more ways! This guy was actually the second of the three models that Marouda picked out off the table for me to finish off a week or two ago, along with the Champion of Slaanesh and a non-gaming-miniature that I just finished last night and have yet to take a photo of – followed by a rather good boy. I’ve picked a few more models myself to polish off, and then I’ll get her to choose some more and see how long I can keep this run going for!

Chaos Cultists. Paul Muller, 1999

I thought I should throw in a pic of the new blood alongside his Muller-Cultist brother. There’s still the third one of these from that long-ago blister (really wish I’d gotten more of them now). Not sure where he is, but I suspect (hope!) that he’s nested in with my unpainted Cawdor and Redemptionist models in whatever box they’re in. I’m writing this post during a WAH break, as my mind has started to melt from the last several hours of sitting, typing and working out things on documents. After this I’ll have to get up and walk around, and then get back to the grind for another hour or so before clocking off for the day. Oh yeah, another model for Ann’s “Paint the Crap You Already Own!” challenge. In fact, it’s almost like this next photo works really well for it…

Chaos Cultist. Paul Muller, 1999. Necromunda '95, Cawdor, Alan Perry, 1995. Redemptionists, Gary Morley.

Finally, to finish off this post, I thought I’d throw up a group shot of the Cawdor/Redemption/Cult models that Marouda’s pick of today’s highlighted model led to me getting done. Not too bad, I don’t think – and as you can see, the models from these three ranges and three sculptors work exceedingly well together. Of course the paint gives them a lot of unity, but the sculpts really work well together as well. I’ll get my old Cawdor models that were already painted photographed shortly as well – but before I do that I want to find where the preachers and flagellants and other related models are first for a big group shot when I post them up!