Tuesday, 2 March 2010

Golden Oldies


I have been looking over ebay the last few weeks to see if I can get myself some bargains, as we all know how expensive this hobby can get, especially if you're starting up. The main aim was to find a greater daemon for less than £25, which I did but forgot to bid.. so yeah.

Anyway, I was having a browse through the chaos section when I came across a few items of interest; the first of which being a 3rd edition Chaos Space Marine Codex. I just had to dip my finger into the Paypal wallet, pull out a few coppers to then click on the 'Buy Now' button. Awesome, I now have an old codex to browse through. It so happens I got home today and found it neatly sealed in a jiffy bag.

After an initial look I realise that it's nowhere near as in depth as recent releases, but still worth a good old read.

Now, onto the second item of interest; this one being my favourite of the two. Being a new player I haven't be privy to the advancement of the game, rules (which is a good thing as I don't suffer from MRS likes some of you old fart :-D) and especially miniatures. I've always had a thing for jump packs and flying creatures, I guess one could say it's the feeling or imagination of feeling the freedom of the air.

Well, while looking online I found this:

The model is of course a Chaos Space Marine Raptor, and from what I can make out it was in production in the late 90's... possibly 1998. Not sure what edition that was, but I'm sure if I stopped being lazy I could find out.

I'm not sure about you guys but I personally love it, especially the helm and it's interesting to look at the model and see how the raptors have advanced in looks. I'm more of a fan aesthetically wise to the newer model of raptors, however, I appreciate where it came from, and there it is.

Something old for you, and something new for me, good all round I say!



sonsoftaurus said...

There's definitely a lot of cool old stuff out there for Chaos players.

The holy grail being the old Slaves to Darkness/The Lost and the Damned books, but the 2nd ed codex is fun too and can be found fairly cheaply, while the first two books will usually be pretty costly unless you're lucky.

If you aren't familiar with the old models, search for Stuff of Legends and cruise through the old 1989-early 90s catalogs there - lots of awesome old traitor figs.

Dark Apostle Drazilek said...

I've just had a look on ebay... The Lost and the Damned is going for £84.99. I think I'll give that one a miss. Haha.

I will definitely have a look for Stuff of Legends.

Cheers man,

Col. Corbane said...

I lent both copies of the realms of chaos books to a friend a couple of years ago, haven't seen him since.


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