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Ninjabread12 Dec 2017 5:48 p.m. PST

Necromunda's just been re-rereleased, and there's a piece of art floating around in White Dwarf and Warhammer Community that doesn't correspond to any of the miniatures released yet, but is a lovely call back to a couple of 1980s classics.

Necromunda Mauretania makes all her decisions on the hoof.

The hoofed mad-haired Amazon in stockings is a leitmotif Games Workshop trot out occasionally much like female miniatures. Let's chart a quick family tree.

John Blanche's Amazonia Gothique on the cover of White Dwarf 79 (July 1986).

This piece of art was made into the LE15 Kinky Chaosette miniature released a couple of months afterwards. The version on the left was a conversion by John Blanche himself, rather than a commercially available miniature. I'd love to know where the gun component came from.

White Dwarf 82 Amazonia Gothique miniatures (October 1986).

The Amazon with a gun concept did appear as a commercially available miniature a couple of years later, sporting a paint scheme very similar to the John Blanche conversion. She's an Amazon, but she's in space.

RT601 Space Amazon Adventurers, White Dwarf 99 (March 1988).

This Space Amazon turns up in those exact same colours, zebra stripe, leopard spots, piebald cow blobs in the John Blanche art compilation a year later. Sto'Knor Macekiller has painted his copy to match this, right down to the polka dot neckerbow.

Space Amazon by John Blanche, from Ratspike (1989).

Flashing forward to 2017, past some other possible miniature incarnations of the Amazon, and the cheeky nostalgia monkeys at Games Workshop re-relaunch Necromunda with this character popping up in the promotional art teasers.

Interestingly, I think the yellow patterns on her armour are meant to evoke the shape of the shield from the original Amazonia Gothique. I hope we see a miniature based on the this concept! Until then, I have painted the Rogue Trader incarnation based on the new (and the original) artwork.

Mauretania and the Claw Nebula pirates in the Jericho Ironworks on Necromunda.

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Personal logo Wyatt the Odd Supporting Member of TMP Fezian12 Dec 2017 6:25 p.m. PST

A very enjoyable read and nicely work on the old minis.


Twoball Cane13 Dec 2017 5:04 p.m. PST

Those 80s era minis have a certain charm. I have the guy in the top left and a few others from that time. Somewhere in my parents attic.

Ninjabread13 Dec 2017 6:41 p.m. PST

Thanks Wyatt!

1980s are a lovely era for minis. I really like them being single-piece castings in the most, rather than multi-part affairs.

Zephyr113 Dec 2017 10:11 p.m. PST

I've got a couple of Space Amazons in my collection. I need to paint one… ;-)

"I'd love to know where the gun component came from."

Me too. Pretty sure it came from another mini, but haven't been able to find a match from Citadel/GW catalog pics…

Personal logo Bowman Supporting Member of TMP14 Dec 2017 7:50 a.m. PST

Good to see that sensible shoes never go out of style.

Ninjabread18 Dec 2017 2:05 p.m. PST

I think, Zephyr1, there was a whole set of weapons that Games Workshop made up as dollies for their sculptors to use. There's another unidentified gun on an Astropath conversion that I'm after too!

Mithmee Supporting Member of TMP18 Dec 2017 7:15 p.m. PST

Me thinks that with this latest Edition that GW has done a bit of Scale Creep in their miniatures.

I still prefer the old House Escher models over the new models.





Twoball Cane18 Dec 2017 9:32 p.m. PST

My apologies ninja. I meant I have the guy top right with the hat. I don't recognize the wolf guy.

By the way….Your painting and the lighting really brings out those minis.

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