NICK Lund is the Marmite of fantasy miniature sculptors, much more so than Bob Olley, for whom that dubious label is often and unfairly reserved, and even your humble scribe finds it a thankless task defending his Kobolds, which brazenly exhibit many of the negative attributes so often (and mostly erroneously) associated with preslotta miniatures by the untermenschen. Still, the rest of his Chronicle range aren't nearly so rough and I harbour a particular soft-spot for some of the 'CF Adventurers' series (see my 'Wants List'!), from whose quirky ranks today's subject is drawn. Although advertised as 'CF8 - Ranger with sword, shield and bow' and despite carrying a full quiver the model is actually bow-less, which I find rather amusing. I am also taken by his striking resemblance to Tony Iommi, although this is probably just a whimsy of my own and due in large part to the fact that I was listening to 'Sabotage' whilst painting him. Probably my favourite 'Sabbath album, barring 'Sabbath Bloody Sabbath' and 'Heaven and Hell'. Chronicle were bought by Citadel sometime in the mid-eighties and Mr. Lund was set to work amongst the slavering luminaries of the Citadel Design Studio, before leaving to join Grenadier Models UK Limited in 1986 and it is for his work there that he is best remembered. Sadly he stopped sculpting in the early nineties due to health problems and this seemed to mark an end to his involvement with the miniature gaming industry. Today he answers to "Nicola" and lives in a ramshackle cottage on stilts in the Fens with a tribe of semi-aquatic wild cats for company [note to self: this needs to be fact-checked]. As ever your comments and views are much appreciated!