Tau Empire Codex 2013 | Army Builder Program
Dark Angels Codex 2013
Chaos Daemons Codex 2013
Chaos Space Marines Codex 2012

Warhammer 40k Forum Tau Online

 

Warhammer 40K Forum

Tonnes of Rogue Trader and other retro models (56k's beware!)
Reply
Old 19 Dec 2008, 18:16   #1 (permalink)
Shas'El
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Greater London
Posts: 2,065
Send a message via MSN to Commissar_Will
Default Tonnes of Rogue Trader and other retro models (56k's beware!)

First of, these are not painted by me. I "inherited" them, so to speak, from a family friend who used to do a bit of Warhammering, and since he was 11-13 at the time, I think he did a pretty good job on them painting-wise. I just thought I'd post these interesting and charachterful old models for anyone who might not have seen them before.

First up, we have a few Space Wolves:


The Primarch Leman Russ himself, with his two wolf-brothers Geri and Freki.


Ragnar Blackmane, Space Wolf Lord.


Ulrik the Slayer, Wolf Priest.


Njal Stormcaller, Rune Priest. Nerdy fact - he's named after the Norse god Njal, also known as Njord, who was the god of the sea and storms - hence this Rune Priest's epithet.


A Terminator Captain, complete with a Grenade Launcher on his Power Fist.


Random Space Wolf troopers, Veterans and the like.

And now the Ultramarines:


Marneus Calgar, as he once was. Note the helmet and cloak on a stand and the bolter rack behind him, as well as the throne he's sitting on - perhaps this sculpt was inspiration for his artwork in the 4th Ed SM Codex?


Ultramarine Captain - I love this sculpt, still stands up well compared to today's models. Thantos painted one of these up a while back - amazingly, of course.


A Missile Launcher, back when they looked like remote-controlled rocket-propelled laser-torpedo-shark launchers.


Some Ultramarine Officers, Veterans and Apothecaries. According to "How to paint Space Marines", an old pamphlet I got with these, the drops of blood on the Apothecary's shoulderpads is an honourific indicating that they performed a battlefield blood transfusion that left them close to death, but recovered. And now you know.


More Veterans, and a Chaplain (black armour - that was often all that distinguished them from regular troopers, back in the day).


Regular troopers.


More regular troopers.


Even more regular troopers.


Some Tech dudes - back then, the symbol of a Techmarine was a sculpted hand on the shoulder pad, for some reason.

"Miscellaneous" models:


A load of guys from random chapters - from left to right, Silver Skulls, Dark Angels, Legion of the Damned, Dark Angels, Crimson Fists and White Scars.


Not painted, but I love the sculpt - a Terminator Librarian. He just looks so menacing, and there's some great detail on him.

And the vehicles:


Yes, it's the one, the only, the 1st Ed Dreadnought! Col. Angus once described him as resembling "an angry looking Mr. Peanut", and I think the description fits him well. He's solid metal, hard edged, bloody heavy and nigh-on unbreakable - this is why a proper "Dreadsock" is a thing to be feared. >


The old Rhino. I must say, while some of GW's old infantry have stood the test of time well, their vehicle sculpts haven't. Compared to their newer vehicles they just look so much like toys.


And the old Land Raider is no exception to that. That is one ugly mother. It's much shorter than the new Land Raider, but it's also taller - Marines practically look like ants next to it.

And that's the lot. Hope you enjoyed this little trip down memory lane, digging up the artefacts of GW history.
__________________
RIP KJ and Israfel. We will remember them.

My Space Marine project log
Commissar_Will is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 Dec 2008, 19:44   #2 (permalink)
Shas'O
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 5,662
Default Re: Tonnes of Rogue Trader and other retro models (56k's beware!)

very cool, myself i have 5 of the space hulk termies!. im yet to paint them though.

and i hope you don't mind that i show a few of my old painted Nids i have in my army, to remind that the marines are not alone in the universe:


Biovores


Zoanthropes


Lictors


Warriors


gaunts with stranglewebs


Tyrant


Fex


Termagants


Stealers (since space hulk, they was unchanged until 4th ed, and they still look good!)


hybrids


Magus




i have more, and yet more unpainted. all old Nids for your enjoyment
__________________
Scizor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 Dec 2008, 19:56   #3 (permalink)
Shas'O
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Fort Plain, New York, USA
Posts: 5,088
Send a message via AIM to deraj Send a message via MSN to deraj
Default Re: Tonnes of Rogue Trader and other retro models (56k's beware!)

I have pretty much al of those but for the tech guys and the cyclone termy. I'd post them, but I just left college (where they are) and I am not going back for a few weeks. The nids I have left over from when I started in 98, same with Ragnar, Njal, Ulrik, and Russ, but other than that, I have to thank Tyndmyr.

Gotta say I love to see em painted up well though.
deraj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 Dec 2008, 20:00   #4 (permalink)
Ethereal
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: On the Midnight Ocean
Posts: 26,404
Send a message via MSN to Wargamer
Default Re: Tonnes of Rogue Trader and other retro models (56k's beware!)

Quote:
Originally Posted by Commissar_Will

Not painted, but I love the sculpt - a Terminator Librarian. He just looks so menacing, and there's some great detail on him.
That's not a Librarian; it's a Grey Knight.
__________________
Farewell, Kangaroo Joe, you shall not be forgotten.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tom Norman
"Wargamer is never wrong, Frodo Baggins; he knows precisely the rules he means to."
Wargamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 Dec 2008, 20:04   #5 (permalink)
Shas'O
 
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: HULL- UK
Posts: 5,130
Send a message via MSN to Dezart Fox
Default Re: Tonnes of Rogue Trader and other retro models (56k's beware!)

Damn Wargamer beat me to it :

AH I do love the old Landraider! It's brilliant, I would love one of those
__________________


Dezart Fox is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 Dec 2008, 20:12   #6 (permalink)
Shas'El
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Portsmouth
Posts: 3,941
Default Re: Tonnes of Rogue Trader and other retro models (56k's beware!)

Wow, all those old models! So cool! Nice piece of trivia about the Apothecary, too. We used to have a 1st ed Dread at the store I used to go to. So cool. ^^ (Much, much smaller than the current one, though.)

How tall exactly is the old 'Raider? Could we have a pic of it next a marine? Pretty please? :-*
__________________
(C:/Dos)
(C:/Dos/Run)
(Run, Dos, Run!)
"Roses are #FF0000, violets are #0000FF, all my base are belong to you."

Quote:
Originally Posted by Circus
Circus: Yes well Bubgum we've been gradually establishing today that you're wrong
Quote:
Originally Posted by Anton
Anton: I placed the broom between my legs, engaged the engine, applied the gas and away I was.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Timjim
I'm working on it, I'll even unclip the crotch flap so it swings
Bubgum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 Dec 2008, 20:28   #7 (permalink)
Shas'El
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Greater London
Posts: 2,065
Send a message via MSN to Commissar_Will
Default Re: Tonnes of Rogue Trader and other retro models (56k's beware!)

Ah yes, he is indeed a Grey Knight - the spear should have given it away. It was that book on his shoulder, tricking me...still a great model.

I'll take a size comparison pic of the old Land Raider later, once I've found my camera cable.
__________________
RIP KJ and Israfel. We will remember them.

My Space Marine project log
Commissar_Will is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 Dec 2008, 20:29   #8 (permalink)
Shas'O
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Posts: 9,814
Default Re: Tonnes of Rogue Trader and other retro models (56k's beware!)

The Marneus sculpt didn't inspire the 4th edition pic either...

That particular concept art has been around for quite awhile, oldest that I've found is this pic

And now, for some retro pics from my own research! Many are sorta blurry and many just don't make sense with current fluff. They are all a treasured part of 40k fluff history though, I hope you enjoy.











The guy who apparently made the SM's...



Ultramarines are really just replacements for the first UM's that fell to Chaos... Wow no wonder this is hush hush...

Man, the old librarian must have been executed when they found out one of his parents was an Eldar... :

__________________


Seventh Sanctum signature oddities.
Alignment: Neutral Pessimistic
Area of Magical Study: Practical Chronomancy
Favorite Spells: Divine Spell of the Cotton Candy Golem and Field of Bacon.

Proud supporter of Joe Wood!

Makes this your one good deed a day.
http://www.thehungersite.com/
enderwiggin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 Dec 2008, 20:33   #9 (permalink)
Shas'O
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Fort Plain, New York, USA
Posts: 5,088
Send a message via AIM to deraj Send a message via MSN to deraj
Default Re: Tonnes of Rogue Trader and other retro models (56k's beware!)

I aso found some "Space Orks." I love old models, but I didn't have any money, though the store owner has them in a specia lock box for when I go back. I'm not sure whether or not I'l take them out of the package...
deraj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19 Dec 2008, 20:42   #10 (permalink)
Shas'El
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Greater London
Posts: 2,065
Send a message via MSN to Commissar_Will
Default Re: Tonnes of Rogue Trader and other retro models (56k's beware!)

Wow, there's some great old bits of history there, thanks for showing that ender! But although the model didn't directly inspire the 4th Ed art, look how the pose of the model and the presence of the helmet and cloak on the stand, as well as the throne are exactly the same as in the art you posted? One of them was a direct copy of the other, and the 4th Ed art was based on that picture.
__________________
RIP KJ and Israfel. We will remember them.

My Space Marine project log
Commissar_Will is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Codex: Rogue Trader Skeith House Rules 26 06 Feb 2010 22:32
From Rogue Trader to 5th Ed... Mana-Valkyrie Introduce yourself 4 25 Nov 2008 10:08
Rogue Trader Dartagnan General 40K 7 17 Mar 2007 06:38
Rogue Trader Subzero House Rules 15 02 Oct 2005 19:30
Codex: Rogue Trader Wargamer House Rules 0 16 Aug 2005 17:21