Mortis Vs the Museum
Posted by MortiS-the-Lost –
One thing I found really enjoyable about the museum at Warhammer World were displays of stuff from GW's past (you know, when we still respected them). Much to my delight I discovered a lot of the early, old and classic miniatures on display were ones I owned myself!
I took lots of pictures while in the museum but sadly due to a combination of ultra-bright mini-spotlight bulbs and only a few of them came out well. I've posted most of the pictures I took already in This Thread, but I am not going to do something rather pretentious – here are 2 models from the Warhammer World Museum along side the same models from my own collection
^ This is the 'C29 Winged Fire Demon' from the Citadel C-Series (also sometimes listed as Balrog)
While the WHW one is mounted flat on a cavalry base, mine is mounted on a Round 40mm Base and makes use of a sloping piece of slate to give the model a little extra hight and 'level out' it's rather stooped, leaning forward pose so that it is facing forward and not downwards. I also used a HeroQuest skull and bone from the boss of a plastic skeleton shield as decoration on the base. The most striking difference of course is the different colour schemes used. Mine is painted in a 'fire and brimstone' scheme (which I later used to great effect on my LotR Balrog) while the WHW one has a more fleshy and bestial look to it and appears to have been painted in enamels
^ And here is the the C23 Giant Ogre 'Warrior Priest'
The one at the Museum is of course part of Mike McVey's awesome Warhammer Quest diorama (my absolute favourite thing on display!). The first difference you'll notice is that while the WHW one has a staff with a bestial skull on it, mine has a 2 handed axe. Well the sad story is that back in 1999 I wanted a beast/alien looking skull as a trophy to go on my Ork Drednought and I was young back then and the model was still available from GW Mail-Order so I thought nothing of taking a modelling saw to an old ogre I didn't need (let this be a lesson to you all - have respect for your old minis they might become classics one day!). Years later (circa 2006) I went about fixing the model up to use as a Mercenary Orge for Mordheim: Empire in Flames, I re-sculpted the hand that had become damaged when the skull was removed and used the blade from a plastic Orc chopper, to make an Ogre sized 2 handed weapon. Paint scheme wise the minis are quite different, my work is rather humbled by that of Mike McVey. A really cool coincidence is that the textured plasticard I use on the bases of my Mordheim miniatures is the same stuff Mike McVey for the ground the ogre is standing on in the diorama. Also looking at the 2 side by side here makes me wish I had a hob-hound!
I'd love to ramble on about the rest of the diorama, it's a shame that not all my pictures of it came out good. But I will take a line or 2 here to point out a few thing you can see in this picture – note the use of a Warhammer Quest archway with scratch built door to make the dungeon entrance, and there's an owl sitting on it! The Ogre keeps the hob-hound on a chain made from fine jewellery chain which perfectly matches the chain around the ogre's wrist and staff. Also the skull on top of the sign is a plastic one from the old Skeleton Hoard sprue ... I'll stop now
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