So I was digging around on Dakka Dakka last Thursday, when I came across a thread in the News & Rumors section talking about a big sale for Vallejo paints being sold on ebay. I jumped at the chance and snached one lot up and holy crap did I make out good!
5 Vallejo 6 pot packs and 5 Vallejo 16 pot packs. $330 in Vallejo paint for $65 shipped.
I’ll never buy another GW paint!
Now I have to build two more shelves to house them…
Well I’ve started work on some of the new Finecast models GW has released. To be honest my opinion is mixed.
First up is the new Liche Priest. I don’t really know why, but I like this model. Painting him was a breeze, but the sculpt has some muddy detail in some locations. The cloth was pretty ratty and some of the metal collar detail was poor. I’m glad I chose a simple paint scheme for this army, as it would take serious work to get this painted to a higher standard IMO.
The new Ushabti are damn cool, but GW was very lazy making them all the same body. They also suffer from thin spots that will break if mishandled. I’m also not seeing this extra detail that’s supposed to be with these new sculpts that does not exist in the metal/plastic forms. They do glue together with delicious ease.
I painted up the champion first and it came together pretty well.
I do have one problem I don’t have an easy solution for: the lack of command for this unit. I really don’t know what to do about it. I imagine I can make a standard bearer conversion that should look ok, but the musician is eluding me. My current idea is to create a unit filler for the front rank using the large obelisk from the Scibor terrain I have and just inform my opponent of what they represent. The filler would serve nicely until GW decides to release a kit, though I don’t think that would be acceptable in a tournament.
So the OS on my PC died Sunday for the 2nd time. I think the hard drive had a bad sector, which was causing it to fail repeatedly. Got a new drive and recovered from backup (I love you Timemachine) and I’m watching to see if anything funny happens…
That aside, I’ve finished my chariot unit. I added some different parts from other kits to add some diversity to the unit. They ended up looking pretty good. Glad to get them off my table.
I’ve also finished a unit filler for my archer unit. It comes from Scibor’s Egyptian terrain line. I like it, but I wonder if it’s out of place with the other unit fillers I’ve done.
I found some resin models from the Uncharted Seas game called Water Behemoths that I picked up an my local hobby shop a few months back. I got the idea to cover them with sand on a 3/5 inch disks and use them as templates. They ended up looking better then I thought they would!
I’m trying to pin down what I want to paint next. I’m thinking about a couple of catapults or a bone giant. I really don’t know what I want to do next.