This is the old Citadel Orc War Wyvern, which is from the Games Workshop archive and was on display at Warhammer World.
An early release for Warhammer, I do in fact have one of these, somewhere! I remember having real issues gluing the wings using an epoxy resin glue, which I used back them to stick models together. Even then I then added lots of Milliput to keep them attached to the body. Today I would probably need to pin the wings to the body and use green stuff to fill the gaps.
I don’t appear to have a photograph of my model, maybe I should dig through my storage boxes and see if I can dig it out.
This lovely photograph classic Orc Boar Riders and Goblins with Trolls and Snotlings in support. Check out the liberal use of Goblin Green and the amazing Snotling Pump Wagon.
It was originally published in 1992, that’s quite some time ago. At this time I had “gone off” Warhammer but it had become, for me, looking slightly silly and the models appeared to be “unrealistic”. Come on how realistic are snotlings in the first place… I think a contributing factor as well was that Games Workshop were getting quite “strict” about their games, and the creativity we had seen in the earlier days was getting lost to “follow the army list to the letter”. I liked having fun, I think you can still have fun with games, but the models still need to look good.
Snotling Pump Wagon, still probably my favourite model of all time!
Yes that title is correct this is the original limited edition Space Orc (not Ork) that was released in the 1980s (think it was 1985) on display at Warhammer World. This was the first limited edition (hence LE1) and arrived before the Space Marine LE2.
Here is a photograph of my model, which I bought and painted in the 1980s.
Bathead was the leader of my Orcs when I played Warhammer Fantasy Battles back in the 1980s. He has an unfeasibly large helm, hence the moniker, Bathead. This was one of my favourite orc models of all time. He is pre-slottabase, though I have stuck him onto a slottabase. Did you notice the little snotling at the back of his base?