Saturday, 7 June 2014

My Favorite Citadel C38 Beastman

My favorite beastman in the Citadel C38 range is the Mantis Man. A cool dude in a cape with no weapons or equipment of any sorts expect his charm and hypnotic eyes. He will stare you to death!

(Or he just had a bath and is hiding his nudity with his favorite towel in front of a flange of Slaanesh baboons paparazzi...)

Well, whatever he is, here he is:

Citadel C38 Mantis Man

Mantis Man in the Citadel Mail Order Flyers - July 1984 (pic from Stuff of Legends)

C38 Beastmen  in the Citadel Mail Order Flyers - July 1984
C38 Beastmen  in the Citadel Mail Order Flyers - July 1984

In the same flyer is a drawing of  Golgoth Lord of Balrogs (TA1) from the Tony Ackland's Arcane Monstrosities range. This is currenclty being stripped and I'm planning to paint it quite soon...or as soon a the paint comes of (might be a while it seems):

Golgoth Lord of Balrogs (TA1) from the
Tony Ackland's Arcane Monstrosities range

And at last, prepped and primed a few more:

From left to right (all Citadel): C38 Fox Man/Priest, C38 Ostrich Man,
Runequest Rult and Runequest Stalker

Thanks for stopping by! /Hans

17 comments:

  1. Great luminous effect on the eyes. As you say... hypnotic.

    Unsure about the ostrich-man but the other three look like cracking sculpts.

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    1. Thanks Finch!

      You don't like Mr Ostrich..I wonder why? ... ;) Myself love these bizarre looking creatures.

      /Hans

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  2. Mantis man looks great. Excellent paint job and just a really nice model too (that I hadn't previously seen!).

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    1. Thx stonecoldlead!

      Oyeah - great mini. So much character

      /Hans

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  3. That's some brilliant color work! Inspiring...

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  4. Ostrich Man! *claps hands uncontrollably*

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  5. I love the eyes! I have green eyes too, but not like that!
    The cloak is great too, awesome painting all round as usual. :)

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    1. Well try some warpstone dust in your tea and I think this can be accomplished
      Thanks!/Hans

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  6. Always loved the mantis man! Beautiful use of the creepy greens!

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  7. Wonderful job on the Mantis!
    Those old beastmen are brilliant, especially Ostrich Man. One of the reasons I love this blog (besides the inspired painting) is that I get to see these old sculpts I didn't even know existed.

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    1. Thanks Ana!
      There something special about Ostrich Man. One thing I like with the really old-school stuff like the C38 Range is that not all look very powerful but just bizarre and stupid.
      /Thx

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  8. Magnificent mr Hans, as always. I really like the osl on the eyes and the greens on the cloak.
    I'd say that your painting could be improving.... But we know that's imposssible!

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  9. Thanks!
    I think you are right, it's improving. Partly because I take more care in the painting now compared to when I started the army. And also a lot of continuous painting has helped getting back on track (very sporadic for quite a while before starting this huge project)
    /Hans

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  10. That ostrich man is really cool. Can imagine some concepts there.

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