Sunday, January 27, 2013

Warlord Dacian Falxmen, Rogue Trader Models, and my First Horrible Sculpt


I've finished a unit of Warlord Games Dacian falxmen.  Warlord Dacians are their Celts with a bag of metal parts thrown in allowing you to convert the models to Dacians.

I usually make units of 24, no idea why I only painted 21 and screwed up my normal basing system

The metal pouch contains a metal leader, musician, falxmen torsos, Dacian heads, and various weapons.
There only three falx torsos, but there loose falx allowing you to add falx to plastic open handed models; I chose not to do that.

three metal torso options
Here's three Iron Claw Space Pirates, from 1998.  Iron Claw was a sister company eventually absorbed by Citadel.  Bob Olley sculpted these models, but probably doesn't like people to know that; they're barely in scale with each other.  I tried to paint them as they were pictured in GW's Book of the Astronomican.  
Astronomican titles left to right:  Ooglorg the Cruel, Psycho, and Nixan

Here's my first sculpt (awful) of a crawling zombie made out of green stuff, I did sculpt a face but my photographer is an idiot, completely lacking any photography skills.  Second is some sort of horned-cyborg dog thing I found in a bits bin.  Third is an old RT Imperial Army model that had thick enamel paint on it; I painted over the previous paint job, but he still looks like poop.

Lastly are some random GW models.  Left to right are two Empire crewmen, what I think is a D&D  female cleric, and a Talisman game thief.  I was too lazy to paint eyes on anybody this month, which I regret.  Eyes would make up for  some of their lackluster appearance.

 Until next time when I hope to have a unit of Prussian Lutzow Korps Jaegers and really old Mithril Miniature models done.



  1. Loving the Dacians and I have nothing but admiration for anyone attempting the dark art of putty pushing!

  2. Nice work, James. You're really production is very diverse. Interesting to know the Dacians are based on their Celts - the phrygian hats are unique to them though, I suppose. That Psycho guy is cool and reminds me a bit of Ron Perlman. Best, Dean

  3. Nice eclectic mix there; I'm jealous of your sculpting skills (and most everyone else's), I have problems with my photographer too.

  4. Some classic mini's there, nice work.