Jul 102012
 

In my last post, I listed the miniatures that I want the most. This time, I’m listing the ones I “need” the most to fill gaps in the collection, and that I will indeed eventually get my hands on (save #1).

The list of stuff that I really really need and actually aim to get (except for Osrim)

 

#10. BDD1 Treasure Chest
Not much to say – it’s a chest, and apart from the cleric it’s the only part I miss from the BDD1 set. No doubt harder to come by than the cleric himself.

Pic from SoL

#9. Smiorgan Baldhead
This Eternal Champions chap have been on my radar for a long time. He’s not part of a systematic collection, but intended for a warband project. I really like it, it’s not unattainable and I would put it to good use straight away. That’s the reason it’s on this list and not the other one.

Pic from Mason’s thread at LAF

 

#8. Grograt Crunchskull
Blood Bowl troll star player sculpted by Bob Olley. Another one I used to own but stupidly sold off in a fit of downsizing. For my Dungeon Bowl teams.

Pic from White Dwarf

 

 #7. Morg’n’throg
Ogre star player, also by Olley. Also had this once upon a time. Yeah, you know the story by now. Dumb…

Pic from White Dwarf

 

#6. Bugman’s champion
This peglegged little freak is apparently quite rare and often goes for stupid money ™ on eBay. I would very much like one, to complete my RR1.

Pic from SoL

 #5. Owd Rodger (aka Thug with dagger #2) and/or Nob
For my Felix & Gotrek goes 3rd edition minis project. He’d be part of the sewer jack team our heroes join. Great figs, really!

Pic from SoL

#4. Harboth’s Musician
The only model missing from the old pre-slotta Harboth’s. If you have one, please have a heart and sell him to me. The rest of the regiment are based and primed just waiting for this chap to join before painting.

Pic from SoL

#3. Mayor Leofwine
The good Mayor from the Orc’s Drift scenario isn’t even scenario specific but is still rare as hen’s teeth. From the very first line of slotta figs, I assume many have succumbed to rot what with the metal quality being rather dodgy and all.

Pic from CCM

 

#2. Guthrum Mane (aka Giant Hilltroll)
Big nasty troll, also from Orc’s Drift – but not scenario specific. Doesn’t seem to be very rare, but I always miss out while everybody around me seem to get these on bargains. Not fair!

Pic from Tea’s Getting Cold

 

#1. Osrim Chardz, again…
Yeah, he made #1 on this list too. Bastard.

Pic from CCM

 

I do have some honorable mentions for this list too, that didn’t quite make it because they’re either too dull for a list or I couldn’t decide on what to drop in their place.

* Original Bugman’s musician – I can view my regiment as complete without this chap and have actually passed on buying one, but if I would get one I would feel quite warm and fuzzy inside knowing the gang is one step closer to completion.

* Mudat’s half orc maniacs command – I only have the standard bearer (and lots of troopers), I really want these but not enough to dedicate three slots on the list for them.

* The BDD1 cleric – Would definitely get one if I came across it, but for some reason I don’t really feel like I care much. The chest listed above seems more important. Odd…

* Grom’s original musician (pre-slotta) and champion (pre-slotta RR but slotta model, weird huh?) – These would actually be really, really nice. They should’ve been on the list, but I couldn’t decide on what NOT to put on the list if they went on it.

Jul 092012
 

Last month, a lot of people in the “oldhammer blogoshpere” (jeez) listed their top ten wants. Found it quite entertaining to leaf through but never got around to make my own list. Until now. This is me, getting on the band wagon a few weeks late. Enjoy! I’ve split my list into two, actually. One for stuff that I obsess about from a collectionitis perspective, and one for stuff that I just think is cool.

The list of Cool Stuff that I really really want

#10. Heinrich Kemmler, the original Lichemaster
A classic villain from a classic scenario. A fun fig, but too damn expensive to justify buying.

Pic from SOL

 

#9. Citadel Giant Spider
Standard creepy crawly, but a giant spider never goes out of style. Want one!

Pic from Tea's Getting Cold

 

#8. Skrag the Slaughterer
Fantastic ogre by Jes Goodwin. The ultimate second in comand for an evil nemesis or boss ogre for an ogre warband.

Pic from CMON

#7. Ambull
Science Fantasy wierdness that would work just as well as a demonic fantasy monster as a science fiction dito.

Pic from SOL

#6. Blood Bowl Troll #2
Bob Olley sculpted a few trolls for 2nd edition Blood Bowl that weren’t widely circulated. This is one of them, the other I already have (Troll #3). It’s not super duper rare, but doesn’t appear often.

Pic from Blood Bowl Old Skool Picture Archive

 

#5. Citadel Cockatrice
This is another of those classic dungeon critters you just need to have if you plan any serious random encounter gaming. Also, it’s appropriately sized. Nowadays a cockatrice is apparently a huge behemoth. As usual, the 80s win over the nowies.

Pic from The Owlbear's Lair

 

#4. Dragon Ogre
What can be said… it’s big, mean looking and bloody awesome!

Pic from SOL

 

#3. Snotling Pumpwagon
I used to own one. Now I don’t. Stupid!

Pic from The Art of War

 

#2. Marauder Giant
The quintessential giant, if you (like me) were introduced to WHFB in the early 90s. Prior to that I had only played and collected Blood Bowl and never even had much of a look at other GW stuff apart from a stray blister of dwarfs and some Judge Dredd stuff. This is something I really would want to get my mitts on!

Pic from SOL

 

#1. Osrim Chardz
So rare a google image search won’t even give you any pics of him painted, thus the only bare metal image in this list. Not that great a fig, but getting one would crown my Orc’s Drift collection. This is my grail mini, no question about it.

Pic from CCM wiki

 

That’s it for the really nice stuff that I would rather like to have. Next, I’ll post the “gottacatchemall” list of 10 most coveted chunks o’ lead.