Friday, April 24, 2009

Something ends and something begins...

After, yet again, struggling with the Polish Post I finally got my fell bats couple of weeks ago. They were the last bit my VC army needed (until I decide otherwise, that is, there is always room for more) and with the completion of those five buggers the VC army is finally finished. That said, I am at last able to sit to my druchii army, which I am much more fond of, as it turns out.


And there is quite a workload when it comes to the dark elves. Aside from actually completing the army (of which I am roughly halfway through) there is an ongoing rebasing project, completely independent of the above. All in all, almost twice the work, but hell, it's the kind of work I enjoy, doubly so considering it's the druchii. The specifics are:
  • 2 Reaper bolt throwers
  • 20 spearmen
  • 20 crossbowmen
...need only rebasing. Whereas:
  • Death Hag on a Cauldron of Blood
  • 10 more crossbowmen
  • 5 harpies
  • 5 shades
  • 2 more Reaper bolt throwers
  • 15 corsairs
...all need actually putting together and painting. Currently the corsairs are on my workbench and I can only utter warm words about the new plastics. Characterful, detailed, but need quite a bit of consideration and attention when ranking up - it's a unit of infantry with flowing cloaks and two hand weapons after all.

In fact, I'm thinking I like the corsair plastics so much I'm considering kitbashing them with warrior plastics to make a twenty-strong unit of spearmen. We'll see how it goes, but judging from some early dry fits they should go together just fine. Similarly, the corsairs' weapons (I'm talking all of them here, swords, daggers, crossbows, even some weird ones) are very decent and just SO much better-looking than for instance metal swords on Shades or Witch Elves. Shades are actually a wonderful unit to convert using the corsairs' arms and this is exactly what I'm working on at the moment.

So, to keep you through to the next update, here are some individual fell bat shots.

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Friday, April 3, 2009