This guy was released in 1987 with the board game of the same name, and was apparently tied into Warhammer 40K in the 1988 Rogue Trader Part One flyer. You got three for £1.95 – the Chainsaw Warrior with Reaper (heavy weapon), Chainsaw Warrior with Missile Launcher and the guy pictured above – the Chainsaw Warrior with Chainsaw and Blaster.
The guy behind the sculpt is apparently Bob Naismith – who is still sculpting miniatures to this day!
The little Griffins bought me some skin paint for Fathers Day, so I thought I’d better have a crack at a miniature with skin on it. The paints used here:
Undercoat: Vallejo Mecha Black
Green base: Citadel Caliban Green
Green highlight #1: Sons of Horus Green
Green highlight #2: Orruk Flesh
Brown (Boots/gloves/shoulders/codpiece): Vallejo Game Extra Opaque Heavy Brown
Wash for that brown: Scale75 Instant Ogre Brown (1 coat overall, 2 coats in recesses)
Leather straps and holsters/pouches: Mournfang Brown
Wash for that brown: Scale75 Instant Rage Brown
Highlights for that brown: Game Extra Opaque Heavy Brown and Mournfang Brown
Metal base: Scale75 Black Metal
Metal highlight #1: Scale75 Thrash Metal
Metal highlight #2: Scale75 Heavy Metal
Metal highlight #3: Scale75 Speed Metal
Chainsword yellow: Vallejo Model Color 70.953 Flat Yellow
Chainsword black: Army Painter Matt Black
Chainsword wear marks: Black Metal/Heavy Metal inside that
Skin base: Scale75 Artist Pink Flesh
Skin highlights: Pink Flesh/Golden Flesh 50/50, straight Golden Flesh, shadow of Golden Flesh/Burnt Skin/Crimson, highlight of Light Skin, shade Burnt Skin + Moss Green 50/50, further shading Crimson/Burnt Skin then a glaze of Golden Flesh/Crimson 50/50 watered down. Final highlight Light Skin (basically followed the Scale75 instructions).
Eyes: Vallejo Model Color Flat White
Pupils: Army Painter Matt Black
Hair: Vallejo Model Color 70.862 Black Grey
Hair highlight: 50/50 Black Grey with Army Painter Matt White
Arm ammo belt (assuming that’s what they are – after consulting with Mrs. Griffin who suggested that): Scale75 Decayed Metal
Update: I spoke with the chap who designed the mini and he said they were mini grenades around the arm.
Highlight for ammo: Scale75 Victorian Brass
Bootlaces: Army Painter Matt Black