Friday, January 28, 2011
I based them on 40mm and added some additional scenery bits. I didn't want to go overboard and detract from the focus on the models, themselves. I still need to add some coarse ballast before priming but I like the way the decorative bases came out. These guys will ultimately serve as objectives markers for my 51st Vostroyan Firstborn.
Speaking of metal models, I read someone lamenting recently that the move to plastic has actually diminished the "gotta catch 'em all" mentality of the dyed in the wool collector. I suppose that is true now, as there really is no "complete set" of models because all of your plastic sets will be built differently from all of mine.
The Vostroyans really are GW's latest and final all metal line of models. I must admit to (obviously) liking this series precisely because they are metal. There is a range of poses across this model line that allow diversity in squads while still maintaining the detail and heft that is unique to metal models.
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Tuesday, January 11, 2011
I've had a box of WFB Flagellants laying around my workspace for a while just waiting to be converted into a psyker battle squad. Unfortunately (for them) I've been using some Ash Waste Nomads as perfectly legitimate stand-ins. However, I have recently had an interest in running a penal legion, so the ash wasters have been upgraded, so to speak, into former occupants of one of the many penitentiaries that are hidden under hive Nercomunda.
I went this route mainly because I have more Russ chassis lying around than I typically use in a game and I had a whirlwind kit for a marine list that never saw the light of day.
Does anyone else find themselves chopping off a hull mounted lascannon and going with the flamer instead? After a few engagements, I am realizing that once the turret is gone, these guys make nice, little mini-hellhounds.