Monday, 10 September 2018

Need a hobby? Try DISCO CHAOS MAGIC!!!


"Fireball! Fireball!"

I love painting random single fantasy minis as a break from the units I paint for my armies. As a result I have a growing collection of Age of Sigmar, Warhammer and even Lord of the Rings randoms. I prepped this guy as part of my aborted Oldhammer-Mordheim warband so he was towards the front of the 'fun queue'. Don't ask what's at the back.

He's one of the Citadel Chaos Sorcerers, probably sculpted by Jes Goodwin. He goes by the moniker of Jezekal Iron Face in the 1991 'Red Catalogue'. I can't help thinking his surname is a bit disappointing after a forename like that. And he's clearly miming to some 70s disco tune. I wish he wouldn't because his disco gloves being in front of his face make him a pain to photograph.

I initially thought about adding sigils or a pattern to his robe. But I was pleased with the highlights on the tiny tears in his dress, so decided to leave it be. These little moth holes are somewhat of a trademark of Jes' sculpts of the era. They add a nice bit of interest to what could be a large, flat area I think.

I'm talking to Operation Asgard at the moment to see if we can get a low-model count fantasy game arranged. It might have some interesting background. And that background might be a bit bonkers.

18 comments:

  1. The colors work really well and the shock of white hair and stylish shows make for a great visual. That base is ace as well. Nice work.

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    1. Thanks airborne. Yes, I think the white hair was the right decision.

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  2. Lush

    I think thats all i need to say.

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  3. There is a definite "draw your attention to the exits", flight attendant thing going on, which is a 100% legitimate dance move too.

    That range of sorcerers is lovely. Nice painting too, I like the gloves in particular.

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    1. Thanks Cheetor. The gloves are in my 'signature grey' - shaded with jade green!

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  4. Beautiful visuals. What else can I say, if you can then bring him (her?) along to Helsinki

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    1. Thanks Alexander - if I can get his passport sorted in time then that's a possibility!

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    2. Not sure what I was trying to write there. But yes, it would be really cool to see him if you can make it here.

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  5. Someone just showed me the music videos for Rasputin and Moskau yesterday. This guy would fit very well in either of those. Which, yeah, pretty much encapsulates everything that comes to mind from the phrase "Disco Chaos Magic" :D

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  6. Lovely. The hair and mask pop that sucker good. He does look like he's about ready to go at a dance off. You can just imagine him tilting his shoulders up and down slightly to the beat as he prepares to let rip with some killer moves and totally win that trophy.

    All this adds to his grooviness.

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  7. I have mental images of Sylvester singing "you make me feel" while casting fire balls of death all over the disco now.
    Thanks Tammy.

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  8. I see him as about to draw an invisible samurai sword in the most over-dramatic way possible. I like the colours and the painting. He's suitably moody.

    I used to have a catalogue with two pages of named chaos wizards. Amon Duul The Second, where are you now?

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