Wednesday, May 18, 2022

Oldhammer: Olden Demon 2022 model selections

A Rogue Trader era MKVI Space Marine (left) that will be repainted, next to a MKIV and Primaris Space Marine.

It is that time of year again, and chilvers_industries is holding Olden Demon 2022, a painting competition that asks you to paint an old metal model, making sure to paint the base the nostalgic Goblin Green (as was prevalent in the 90s)! We participated for the first time last year by painting an old Space Ork emulating the style of Nicklas Pilhlstrom. This year both Adam and Eric decided they wanted to try to paint something, and spent some time deliberating on what would fit the theme. After painting a Rogue Trader model last year, Adam decided on painting an ancient knight from Warhammer Fantasy Battles, from the Death on the Reik line. When looking through an old case of miniatures, Eric found an old MKVI apothecary Space Marine, which was actually from the second blister pack we ever purchased in our youth. Seeing the model rekindled old memories, and with the upcoming new plastic MKVI marines, it seemed an ideal model to repaint to a higher standard. Now that we found the models, we just have to paint them before the end of May!

A Sergeant model from the 80’s Death on the Reik model line.

We used modeling putty to correct some imperfections and replaced the shield with one from a plastic Lord of the Rings model.

This Space Marine was from the second blister pack we ever purchased in the mid to late 90’s.

This model was painted twice before, once as an Imperial Fist and then as a Dark Angel, both before the release of 3rd edition Warhammer 40k. Simple Green was used to strip the paint so I can try a third time.

- Eric and Adam Wier

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