Two more Marauder MM16 Dwarf Slayers

As I steam (or limp) towards the end of my collection of metal slayers, we have two of the last four Marauder ones – unless I find more in a baggie or box that have been there for years or buy some more off eBay in that never-ending search for “at least one of each sculpt”.

I think I might have gone a little too faded on the tattoos on this pair, particularly Mr.Redstripes.

The second model seems a little goofy to me. Goofier than normal, then. Or worse proportions than normal. Still, put him in a crowd or view him from standing-gamer height and he looks fine.

I gave his kilt (or short skirt) the same tartan that Rowdy Roddy Piper used in his heel heyday against Hulk Hogan during the first Wrestlemania. I’ve used it before on a WarZone figure that I evidently never photographed – I’ll have to fix that shortly. Anyway, it’s simple and effective from a distance. Probably the reason that Hot Rod used it back in the day.

And here’s the pair of them. One more pair to go and the Marauder Slayers are done! Then it’s full-pelt into the ’93-94 Giant Slayers, then the character models, then the AoW characters, then…. well, that’s still to be decided…

 

 

Citadel Oldhammer Dwarfs – Troll Slayer and Bugman’s Champion

And from Trolls, back to Dwarfs we go. Specifically, the Original Troll Slayer model and an old Champion from Bugman’s Dwarf Rangers.

Dwarf Adventurer 09, Troll Slayer, Oldhammer Slayer

The Original Troll Slayer “Wild Nyjhul”

This Troll Slayer seems to have appeared in White Dwarf 97/Jan 1988 as part of the “Dwarf Adventurers” range (or at least that’s the earliest reference I can find, but it feels like a slightly earlier release). His name in that very old advert is “Wild Nyjhul” – perhaps a reference to Nigel Stillman?

Dwarf Adventurer 09, Troll Slayer, Oldhammer Slayer

A tattoo-sharing shot of the Dwarf Slayer

I painted this figure about 20 years ago and repainted it to “modern” standards a couple of years ago, at which point I added the tattoos. I gave him a more “natural” looking shade of orange for his hair and beard than the red-orange shade they usually have these days.

Dwarf Adventurer 09, Troll Slayer, Oldhammer Slayer

Troll Slayer, rear view.

There’s another of the “Dwarf Adventurers” who was also used and considered an early Troll Slayer and at least two “Berserkers” from the Norse Dwarfs range who predate this model and were later retconned into the early “Slayer” models in the same way that many of the Eternal Champion Models later became formative High Elves and Wardancers. But I don’t have them so we’re not too concerned about those models today. 😉

Bugman's Dwarf Rangers RRD01, 'Owd' Tom Thyksson

‘Owd’ Tom Thyksson

Not the original RR1 version of Bugman’s Dwarf Rangers’ Regiments of Renown, but from what I can tell the second version “RRD1” released in Jan 1987 during the time of WHFB 2nd Edition. This piratical-looking guy is called “‘Owd’ Tom Thyksson”.

Bugman's Dwarf Rangers RRD01, 'Owd' Tom Thyksson

‘Owd’ Tom Thyksson

Once again, this guy was painted long ago and given an update a couple of years ago. I gave him a paler skin tone, while the Slayer was given a more ruddy look.

Bugman's Dwarf Rangers RRD01, 'Owd' Tom Thyksson, Troll Slayer

‘Owd’ Tom Thyksson and the Original Dwarf Troll Slayer

I know I certainly wouldn’t want to run into these two in a dark alley…

I’ll have some more Oldhammer dwarfs coming along again soon. But next… more Trolls!