I'm still recovering from thanksgiving...
...but wanted to take a few minutes to post about something interesting that showed up on my doorstep this week.
When it comes to collecting Warhammer related items I try to limit myself to things that I will actually use in a game someday (theoretically...:) ) ...I'm not big on hoarding un-opened blisters... or artwork... or other items that are purely "collectable."
...but sometimes you have to make an exception. A few months ago over on FrothersUK there was a discussion about a Zippo lighter that Kevin Adams had customized by covering it with GS sculptures. Apparently a number of resin castings were made of this...though I believe the only functional lighter is the original. Anyway...during this discussion I mentioned that I would love to get a copy of the casting. Several weeks later I received a PM from another Frothers member who had seen my post and had a copy he was willing to part with....despite it's complete lack of "gameability" I jumped at the chance.
...now due to some mismanagement of the deal in my end and unexpected, but totally understandable, delays on the sellers end I have only now received my copy ...so I was quite excited when I unwrapped it from its tidy bubble wrap cacoon...it's much bigger than I expected!
...and the absolute density of amazingly detailed sculpting displayed on this piece is mind blowing!
...let's have a closer look...
....the little hookah smoking gobo at the bottom is a highlight for me...;)
...and other side...
...and here are a few detail shots...
As I poked around on the interwebs trying to learn more about this interesting piece I found these pictures of the green on The Kevin Adams Challenge.
And then a few weeks ago Brian Ansell (I hope you don't mind me using these Brian!) posted some pictures of a version painted by the Goblinmaster himself...and I was blown away all over again. The man is obviously as talented with a brush as he is when pushing putty!
I can only hope to paint mine half as well if I ever get around to it.
...alright back to scouring eBay for Chaos Steeds and Renegades!