Citadel JD, Paranoia AND Gothic Horror


Show us what you are working on at the moment

Moderator: Moderators

User avatar

Posts: 327

Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:26 pm

Post Tue Mar 10, 2020 12:35 pm

Re: Citadel JD, Paranoia AND Gothic Horror

Bit late for International women's day - but here is another of the Citadel CC1 Gothic Horror range - ladies seem to be very well represented as part of this range. I have another 4 waiting to be undercoated and a female corpse! This is 'Young Girl' from the 1987 releases.

User avatar

Posts: 327

Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:26 pm

Post Tue Mar 10, 2020 1:15 pm

Re: Citadel JD, Paranoia AND Gothic Horror

Whilst I'm at it two more from the JD Dredd range a Nort soldier from the Rogue Trooper stories - hope you enjoy as much I did painting them






And also a ninja 'Toshimoto' from the Slaughter Margin supplement.



User avatar

Posts: 327

Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:26 pm

Post Fri Mar 13, 2020 10:11 am

Re: Citadel JD, Paranoia AND Gothic Horror

Hullo,

My Gothic Horror and Judge Dredd projects are slowly creeping along. I'm picking items from the lead pile / half finished projects and cleaning them up - as well as revisiting some of my earlier efforts. There is no theme outside of the fact that these miniatures are part of long departed Citadel ranges that are of interest to me. Hope they are of some interest to you as well.

That all said I have started to re-read HP Lovecraft, took the plunge and bought the latest version of Call of Cthulhu (starter set) and just finished the video game on Xbox (was surprisingly good).

As per my desire to improve my photos and actually get a game in - I've taken the plunge and picked up some Egyptian themed scenery which I'm starting to paint up, and I also splurged on the Warcradle Dunsmouth Dock set....'Dunsmouth' will be a great background for this angry looking chap from the Citadel CC1 Gothic Horror range 'punk/dockland thug'.

He arrived in the post very recently, had reasonable base colours on him, but was nothing special. As a result I chose not to strip him and just worked with what was there - still need to sort out his base and matt varnish him too get rid of some shine, but I'm very pleased with the way he has turned out - especially his face and his flat cap. A lot of the the Gothic Horror range are relatively simply paint jobs (e.g. bobbies, hooded minions, society ladies) and that means the paint jobs can be churned out (at least for me) with a relatively fast turn around and (at least by my standards) to a reasonably high quality.





On the JD side - this is 'Dib' - a semi-painted version of him was lurking in the background of some of my earlier group shots, but having picked up a few new paints since Christmas I took the plunge and cleaned him up.

One of the things I've noticed from photos of Citadel miniatures since the mid 90's is how saturated (I think i'm using that correctly) the colours became. Personally i'm not a big fan of the bright look that personified Citadel in the 90's - but realiase that my palette is generally quite dark. I would like to lighten up ever so slightly, but suspect that an element of that comes form the photography - my phone camera and lighting set up isn't doing them the best of favours. Nevertheless I am also very fond of this paint job. From one of the photos he looks a bit toothy, but I again I quite like that.



User avatar

Posts: 96

Joined: Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:46 pm

Location: Hitchin, UK

Post Fri Mar 13, 2020 2:19 pm

Re: Citadel JD, Paranoia AND Gothic Horror

Your GH figures are looking great. This is a bit of a surprise to me as I always felt that the sculpts were generally pretty uninspiring.
User avatar

Posts: 327

Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:26 pm

Post Fri Mar 13, 2020 4:02 pm

Re: Citadel JD, Paranoia AND Gothic Horror

Citizen Sade wrote:Your GH figures are looking great. This is a bit of a surprise to me as I always felt that the sculpts were generally pretty uninspiring.


There are a few turds in the range it has to be said.... I think when I was a kid the biggest issue was that there was limited fun to be had with a miniature of a mad professor or a butler - much better to invest pocket money in a wolf rider or an ork war machine. Now I’m older they are much more appealing. I’ve got a few Cthulhu/elder god type minis which I think will go well with them
User avatar

Posts: 96

Joined: Fri Feb 19, 2016 1:46 pm

Location: Hitchin, UK

Post Fri Mar 13, 2020 8:03 pm

Re: Citadel JD, Paranoia AND Gothic Horror

Sleepysod wrote:There are a few turds in the range it has to be said....

Keep polishing ;)

What are you going to use for your gribblies, Grenadier Miniatures?
User avatar

Posts: 327

Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:26 pm

Post Fri Mar 13, 2020 9:43 pm

Re: Citadel JD, Paranoia AND Gothic Horror

Citizen Sade wrote: What are you going to use for your gribblies, Grenadier Miniatures?


I have a grenadier tsathoggua and some of the citadel night horrors range lined up :)
User avatar

Donator
Donator

Posts: 1405

Joined: Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:59 pm

Location: St. Louis, MO

Post Sat Mar 14, 2020 7:21 am

Re: Citadel JD, Paranoia AND Gothic Horror

It's amazing how much the simpler miniatures have grown on me as I've gotten older. While they don't tell stories themselves in the ways a fancy piece of ultra-violence would, they let you tell your own story in ways skulls and spikes don't. I love the work you're doing here. This just keeps getting better. Keep it up!

Posts: 243

Joined: Mon Feb 10, 2014 5:53 pm

Post Sun Mar 15, 2020 9:00 pm

Re: Citadel JD, Paranoia AND Gothic Horror

Just had a look though and some really nice paint jobs on models I'm not that familiar. I can remember the adverts in white dwarf and the odd article for both Paranoia and JD but must have skipped past them in my youth. You've done a great job on them and loving the Gothic Horror models you've started to paint up.
User avatar

Posts: 327

Joined: Sun Jun 11, 2017 9:26 pm

Post Mon Mar 16, 2020 3:39 pm

Re: Citadel JD, Paranoia AND Gothic Horror

dazza36 wrote:Just had a look though and some really nice paint jobs on models I'm not that familiar. I can remember the adverts in white dwarf and the odd article for both Paranoia and JD but must have skipped past them in my youth. You've done a great job on them and loving the Gothic Horror models you've started to paint up.


My recollection of the JD miniatures was mainly from the Citadel Journal - there were even some rules one of the issues for using them in a sort of proto-40K rule set. We played the roleplay game a lot, but you never really needed miniatures as it came with cardboard standees.

I actually never really worked out why you'd need miniatures for Paranoia or for Call of Cthulhu - they aren't exactly dungeon romps - but there are some lovely characterful miniatures, great to collect and paint up - and the odd turd as I said... I think Citadel had some other great ranges that deserve some love but might not have a place on a typical battlefield. Night Horrors, Travelling Players, Eternal Champion to name a few - and generally speaking understated. i.e most people I'm sure wouldn't travel around covered in spikes and waving skulls around.

Here's the next in line from the GH collection 'Noel Noel' - his name suggest he's singing from a hymn book - but that looks mightily like the dreaded Necronomicon to me...



I spent quite a bit of time on his trousers attempting to get a tweed effect - think it worked out quite well (some lessons learnt). Again basing need to be sorted, but largely finished.

Here he is with a thug and young girl - all very innocent i'm sure you'll agree.



And a preview - work in progress (much much more to do, including finding a suitable large base) - proof that book's a bit suspicious...

PreviousNext

Return to WIP

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests

cron
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group
Designed by ST Software.