Wednesday, July 1, 2020

Citadel Undead - FTS, FTZ, C18 & C21

FTS - Fantasy Tribe Skeletons

Citadel Miniatures - 1982-1984

Many of this range came in multiple poses (marked with an asterix), others in just one.
Multi-pose figures came in typically 4 or 5 variants with different helmets, cloaks, etc. 

Figures sequentially after FTS18 were released in the US by Ral Partha using these codes. In the UK they were rolled into the new system as C17 Skeletons. The FTS undead riders are below.




Note that skeletons who appeared in the FF range are not duplicated here.
My photography has improved since 2014.


FTZ - Fantasy Tribe Zombies

Citadel Miniatures - 1982-1984

There are only 8 main poses in this range with a huge amount of variety within each pose.


The ones at the bottom are late editions release in the US as part of the FS range - in the UK they were rolled into the C18 Undead code. And I've added the wonderful zombie from the 1983 Monsters box set. I am missing one (I discovered after starting this project) - If you have a copy of this guy to trade or sell look me up on Facebook.



C18 Undead

Citadel Miniatures 1983

Another short lived range that rolled in many of the FF undead - see link above
 and added new ghosts, wraiths and spectres. I don't have them all so this is a representative sample
with a couple of FF repaints.



C21 Undead Riders

Citadel Miniatures 1983

Very Short lived range (at the tail end of pre slotta bases) - appearing only in the First Compendium.

A few of the FF & US FTS codes were rolled into this.



I'm currently working on the wonderful FTG Gnolls. But if you follow this regularly you know not to hold your breath. Three posts in 2020 is more than the two previous years combined!

Cheers and happy painting

Caius




Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Torchlight Resin Accessories



When I bought Games Workshop's Dungeon Floor Plans my games (usually Tunnels and Trolls) went from being largely abstract to a full experience, My growing collection of mostly Citadel miniatures populated a realm suddenly much easier to understand. Although I never felt the necessity to move past the 2D floor plans and into a fully 3D realm, doorways and furnishings were suddenly of interest. These resin pieces were bought in a single purchase from Torchlight after sending an SSAE for their mail order catalog. That I still have almost all of them nearly 40 years later is remarkable. Particularly when I think of the all lead I lost or mistreated over the years.
















I decided not to repaint the Tomb - So its shown with its original Humbrol and Airfix enamel teen applied paint job.

C13 is missing a small cupboard. The extra bed in the top pic was modified with greenstuff

The full range is on display here: https://torchlightresin.webs.com/

Cheers

C






Saturday, May 30, 2020

Beyond Fiend Factory


Creatures on 40mm Round Bases

I tend to sort and store painted miniatures by base size.
A full tray is such a pretty thing,


I've been gradually filling the empty slots in this tray of 40mm rounds left by the FF range with doubles and other Citadel pre slot creatures like the C22's. I have also filled a similar tray with creatures by other manufacturers. Did you notice the one not painted? You can never have enough Giant spiders. 

So this post is not a set (there are several of those in progress) and its not all Citadel. 
I have stuck to vintage pieces in 25mm.
I've also spent some time working out how to get better shots out of my little Canon M.
Enjoy










Saturday, July 20, 2019

Citadel FAC Series - Mounted Adventurers

Citadel Miniatures
FAC Series - Mounted Adventurers

Six years after posting the FA Fantasy Adventurer Series here is the
companion mounted set. It took a while to collect them all and quite a while longer to get them painted.

The early version of the Cleric proved most elusive - The one below is a crude green stuff copy.

At the bottom are some examples paired with their FA versions. There are not
companions for all of them - but where there are I painted them as a foot and mounted set.

This pretty much completes the Citadel early ranges (FA, FAC, FF, FS and WF) for me. They are all shown here, scroll down to the links page.

 Currently I'm working on Fantasy Tribes, an assortment of C series creatures, some early regiments, and whatever else takes my fancy.






















Friday, January 12, 2018

Fantasy Tribe Orcs

Fantasy Tribe Orcs - FT0 Series - April 1982

Most of this range were issued with over 20 different head variations

FTO14 was a late addition - Single pose - separate shield 

FTO15 was issued by Ral Partha in the US - Single Pose 
(which is why I missed him - I'll add him when I get to the C Series Orcs)

FTO6 has two distinct poses - The axe forward version is more typical

The axe on the wyvern rider is from my bits box (he came with a wire spear) 
I raised his saddle for a better pose