Sunday 27 October 2019

Metal Catachan Jungle Fighters: Part 3

The Death World of Catachan has breed a hardy lot of men and women. The Catachan Jungle Fighters are a product of their harsh environment; generations of survival and natural selection have produced the fierce and deadly warriors who make up the Catachan regiments.

Catachan Assault Weapons Specialists (front)

Catachan Assault Weapons Specialists (back)

Two of my most favourite metal Catachan Jungle Fighters sculpts are the female grenade launcher trooper and the metal gun specialist.  I have showcased painted versions of these miniatures in the previous posts of this series (please see part 1 and part 2).  Fortunately, I had another blister package containing these figures; thus, I had the opportunity to paint these miniatures again.  I wanted these miniatures to have a distinct look from the previous grenade launcher and metal gun specialists I painted; yet, I wanted these miniatures to appear as they belonged to the same Catachan unit as the previous figures.  So, I selected a different combination of the same colour patterns I used for my previous Jungle Fighters.

Catachan Assault Weapons Blister Package & Painted Figures

Unpainted and Painted versions of the Grenade Launcher & Metal Gun Specialists

The New and Old painted versions of the Grenade Launcher & Metal Gun Specialists

The metal Catachan Jungle Fighters were first introduced in 1994, when Games Workshop departed from the ‘generic’ Rogue Trader era Imperial Guardsmen miniatures to Imperial Guard miniatures themed around the Imperial Worlds these regiments were drawn from.   The Catachan Jungle Fighters were sculpted by veteran Citadel Miniatures sculptor Michael Perry

For more images of these miniatures, please visit the Catachan Jungle Fighters section of the Old Guard; a website dedicated to Games Workshop’s Warhammer 40K miniatures, with a focus on the classic range of Imperial Guard models from the 1990s.

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