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#1 Bugman

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Posted 10 February 2016 - 08:21 PM

Wayne England, one of the best (IMHO) artsist for GW has passed away.

It was Wayne's Blue and White dwarfs that made me start collecting Dwarfs back at the end of 3rd. Without that, this wouldn't be here today

You'll be missed

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#2 Cuthbo

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 03:23 PM

Ahhhh this is sad, I didn't realise. One of my faves, one of the reasons I wanted to be a fantasy illustrator. These great artists made the old games so special!



#3 rednorseman

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Posted 11 February 2016 - 05:01 PM

Sad indeed. I too loved his worked. That dwarf unit is a wonder. God be with you.

 



#4 Lord Alisk

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 09:29 AM

I'm very sad to hear this too. Does anyone know how old he was, or what he died of. He can't have been very old; it is very sad news.

 

One image, maybe not the most inconic, which sticks in my mind, is the front cover for white dwarf 200 from way back in in 1996. I was a wee nipper then, just starting out with Warhammer. Anyway, there was a deal that if you got a subscription to White Dwarf you got a shirt with this picture printed on it. I loved that shirt. It only came in XL size, so it went down nearly to my knees, and  I wore it day in, out (it must have stank - there was a period in 1996 that when I wasn't in school uniform I was wearing this shirt all the time). Anyway, it eventually dropped to bits, but it was very much loved in the process. You also got this picture as a poster free in White Dwarf (that got really tatty, and eventually got thrown out, which I'm now a bit sad about).

 

Anyway, I wouldn't consider this Wayne England's best painting, but it is the one which is most important to me, as it kind of marked my entry in the wargaming hobby so many years ago. For that alone I'm thankful. - but he did do some really great paintings over the years.

 

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#5 Cuthbo

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Posted 12 February 2016 - 03:27 PM

YES! Great times, great covers. Back when White Dwarf was a remarkable publication and GW attracted these marvellous artists to it. Gosh I miss the good old days! Rest in peace Wayne. 



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Posted 16 February 2016 - 06:39 PM

so sad. such a genius artist. what a loss for the fantasy hobby



#7 Thorfar Salokin

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Posted 26 February 2016 - 11:16 PM

What sad news - like many of the brewery I loved his blue & white imoerial dwarfs and was one of the reasons I was hooked by the wee bearded fellas.

 

Thanks for the memories

 

Rest in peace



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Posted 21 October 2020 - 06:45 PM

I’ll just post one of my (many) favourite Wayne England artworks here.

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Edited by Thunderförge, 21 October 2020 - 06:46 PM.


#9 silashand

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Posted 11 November 2020 - 03:45 PM

Sad to hear that. He was one of the Warhammer greats.



#10 Skull Krusher

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Posted 22 November 2020 - 03:46 AM

He was 56 years old when he died.

 






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