I’m pleased to say that my unit of Wulfen stormed across the battlefield this weekend and caused havoc. I’ll go into more detail of how they perform and a bit of a review on Warzone Fenris towards the end of this post 🙂
Despite my best efforts I didn’t manage to finish painting the unit of Wulfen, around 9pm on Saturday I decided not to rush the last bit, so still have the brass edging, fur, bone/trinkets and bases to complete. I am however really happy with how far I’ve managed to get in just a couple of weeks of painting – much further than I’ve got in the past. I won’t pretend that I couldn’t have done them to a higher standard, but these are for gaming and not a painting competition so I’ve concentrated in a neat paint job, using techniques I’ve used in the past and it’s really paid off.
Blimey my first 2014 post! Can’t believe that January is flying past quite as quickly as it is. Fear not, although posts have been slow I have been doing some work on my Space Wolves (although not as much as I’d like) and almost have a Predator and Rhino ready for undercoating (magnetised so I can switch weapons around of course). I’ve also dug out another two unassembled Razorbacks and have found another Rhino and Razorback (though one is missing it’s tracks), a three Land Raiders and another two drop-pods… I’m intending on undercoating some of these fairly soon so they’re ready for paint. I need to sort out the chest scrolls on two Blood Claws and then the whole unit is ready for faces and hair to be painted – I can then move onto the first squad of Grey Hunters and get those to the same stage (more quickly as there are less of them) and do the faces and hair in one hit.
I’m going to get a fur tutorial up this week as well, I’ve finally managed to get step-by-step photos taken so will crop them down and sort that out.
Anyway enough procrastinating! The reason for this post is that a chap who used to work at Ultraforge miniatures (the company that has brought us various large scale models – things like greater daemons) has set up his own company called “Creature Caster” and is releasing a Kickstarter on the 1st February to kick everything off. It looks like he’s doing 3d sculpts that are being cast in resin and the actual previews look pretty nice.
It appears that he’s considering doing normal sized miniatures at some point too. The thing that appeals to me is that he’s creating nice looking miniatures rather than miniatures for a game system. Personally this is one to watch and I’m looking forward to seeing the Kickstarter launched and see what you can get for your money.