Friday, January 28, 2011

Exemplum: Vostroyan Casualties

So I finally bit the bullet and plunked down cash for these guys on Ebay. Picked up the three for $23... not too terrible for OOP, limited edition models. Basically, they are the last of the Vostroyan model line that I did not own.

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.


Muskie said...

Don't think I've seen these before, why aren't they painted? ;-)

I got talked into playing Warhammer Fantasy Battle 8th Edition with my Daemons, I had an all metal army, all Nurgle Daemons. Nurgle has no plastic daemons, and I had a metal prince too.

Morgrim Dark said...

Yeah Daemons are another list with a lot of metal in it. I am surprised that GW hasn't gotten out a plastic nurgle set. Of course the plastic horrors and daemonettes aren't as good as the last round of metals (IMO).

The GunGrave said...

I was lucky enough to grab the Vosty Platoon boxed set when it came out and bagged the Cas' models with it!

I was rather hoping that GW would update the Vosty's and make some plastic versions! I love my Vosty's but i would like to add the range of customisation options that you can get with todays plastic kits.