Finished the second lot of 5 Fire Warriors this afternoon, whilst waiting for bits of the Hydra’s to dry, and here they are:
And here’s a shot with the whole Gang 😀
Fire Warrior Squad
Getting so close to my gaming target now, I’m sweating in anticipation(This could be in part to the unusual heatwave we are experiencing in Edinburgh). I have a box of Fire Warriors which should now be ready to pick up and after them all I need is a one more battlesuit. But before that I have the Hydra’s to do, of which I’ll be popping an update up over the weekend…
The Fire Warriors are finished, well the first half of the squad is anyway 🙂
With these guys done, I will be moving onto the tanks for the Death Korp commission. That’s just gonna be the 2 Hydras for now, with the basilisk getting done for the beginning of next month. Since the tanks have a fair bit of drying periods early on during the process, I’m hoping I can get a little more to the other half of this squad done in the down time.
In other news managed to get a single game of Dreadball in, and thoroughly enjoyed it. I’ll be looking to pop up a review of the game contents tomorrow, with a further review of the game play once I get a few more games in (really hard to judge a game properly, until you have a few games under your belt :D).
I’ve made less progress than I wanted to on the Fire Warriors over the last couple of days, due primarily to a very generous mother in law, more on that later as here are the Fire Warriors:
Fire Warriors WIP
The red on the armour and the black sections have now been completed, so onto the detailing next!
As the mother in law has just received her pension she decided my wife and I needed some money to treat ourselves. Obviously my mind went straight to toys and which ones where so shiny they had to be added to my collection.
I’ve been wanting to get into something outside of GW for a while now, other than board or card games (have played a fair few fantasy flight games, but not a lot else), but not something that would encompass a large force or expensive models. After a fair amount of browsing I decided on Dreadball by Mantic. Violent futuristic sports! Who could resist!
The main box was the obvious place to begin (really wish I had got in on the kickstarter, as some great deals). This gives me a good place to start and learn the rules. So far I’ve had a good peruse of what came with it and am suitably pleased. I should be getting a game tomorrow, so will be looking to pop up a review of the contents and the game play in the next couple of days…
Today was spent getting the red started on the Fire Warrior Squad, all it is at this point is a base of Khorne red mixed with a wee bit of brown (sorry cant remember which one :() with a highlight of mephiston red. From this point I’m going to split them for painting, as I find it easier to go in small chunks, and paint five at a time. Going to try and get the red completed on the first five tonight…
Fire Warriors WIP
Received the first of my Fire Warriors Today! Wooooo 😀 so got crackin into them straight away and they are now ready to be undercoated. I have to say I can’t wait to get started on painting these guys, as I’ve been really enthused to get the Tau to a playable level. Its now been at least 2 months since I last had a game of 40k and I’m really getting the itch now but I need to stick to my plan of only playing with painted models.
Here they are, fairly simple as there’s not a lot you can do with them being basic infantry and all.
I’ll be starting my next lot of jobs soon, and I have a few on the go now.
First up will be a squad of Harlequins for an Ulthwe army. I’ve been given free reign on these (except bone and black masks to tie into the army). This is both good and bad, on one side I get to experiment and do what I think will be cool. On the other hand I am notoriously indecisive, which may mean it takes a while for me to settle on a colour scheme, layout etc.
Following these guys I have the next lot of Death Korp to paint. For this round we have an engineers squad with heavy flamer and commissar, to be used as a veteran squad, another Basilisk, and a standard squad of dudes. Looking forward to the engineers, as from the brief look I’ve had they are some really crackin models.
Death Korpsy Goodness
My lovely wife also treated me to some models this week, in the form of a Cadre Fireblade and a box of Fire Warriors. Having to wait until next week to get the FW means I get to focus on the Fireblade first, and I dont mean to sound like a broken record, but again, what a crackin model. Bit expensive for what it is, but the detail and character is outstanding for a plastic mini. GW are out doing themselves on the plastic clam characters!