Thursday, March 29, 2012

The 2nd Grey Hunter Pack - Part 1

Hi everyone,

I have just finished putting together the first five minis of my new Grey Hunter pack, the second of three I intend to build up before I stop once and for all with GW army building.  The reason simply is that GW have pushed me out of 40K gaming & army building with the last price hike the year before.  I have enough models to finish my Space Wolf army, then I will only concentrate on dioramas with respect to GW products.

On the bright side this has given me the inclination to look up other game systems.  In fact I have landed my sights on Dystopian Wars.  I intended to build a flying force from the Covenant of Antartica faction.  More on this at a later date.

In the meantime here are the first five Grey Hunters from the second unit.



As you can see one is already painted.  This was a test paint-up to see if the colours match up with existing models in my force.  Since it's been a while since I have painted any Space Wolves (in fact it has been a while since I have done anything hobby related), and I wanted to get it right.

I also wanted to differentiated the 2nd pack from the first, so I added differnt trophies to them.  As you can see I gave the Plasma gunner a combat knife on the shoulder pad, ans I added a wolf skull and a different type of fur cloak.

I also thought of adding a horn blower to the pack, besides a banner (it will be with the next post).  I think it gives the pack a nice touch.  Well that's all for know.  Later on next week I will post the other five and get on painting my Long Fangs that have been sitting in my 'To Do' box for the past six months.

Farewell and good health,

       NR

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Crimson Fist Anniversary Model

Hi everyone,

I just received the latest Crimson Fist Anniversary Model in the post yesterday, and I thought to share it with the community.  I wont be showing the box art since it has already been discussed and shown over the net.


We all know the fame of Finecast, so I am not going to go into a rant about the line, but I will say a few words about the kit I received.

All in all, I am surprisingly pleased with the quality of the model.  There were hardly any bubbles or miscast parts or pieces, and the definition was good.




Since this was a limited piece, I was afraid it might not be replaceable if it was defective.  At least that is not a problem.

The only quirk are the flat surfaces which seem slightly wrinkled. Nothing that cannot be sorted out with a bit of fine sanding, but still - it is a hassle.  The other point I'd like to make are the mold pour entries.  I think that some of them are a bit too thick and positioned wrongly.  This can cause some inadvertent damages if cut without extra care.

Other than that I would have preferred if they stuck completely with the original artwork and integrated the plasma pistol into the arm, instead of giving the model a plasma pistol.  In my opinion the artwork looks way cooler!



So, I can safely say I am quite happy with my purchase, and I might just be interested in doing a small vignette with it, adding a few models to simulate a section of the artwork. That's all until next time.

Farewell and good health,

 
         NR

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