Monday, November 7, 2016

Tau Barracuda

A few weeks ago a friend of mine asked, if I could build and paint the new(ish) Tau KX139-model as a reinforcement to complement his existing force. At first I got very exited about this, but since I have absolutely no experience on building Forgeworld Resin models, I consulted another friend, who does.

I was politely informed that it would be a very bad idea to venture into the wonderful world of resin models by building one of Forge Worlds largest kits. He said something like: "You could go mad."

Since giving up felt terrible, I ordered a Tau Barracuda with which I plan to practice building Forge These kits. Maybe after this project, I have a basis to estimate the building of the bigger kits. The silver lining here is that my friend generously agreed to purchase the Barracuda from me, after I'm done, so I don't have to use precious storing base for that piece of rub.... :D

I just got the package today and here're some photos of what's inside. I guess the next thing is to start cutting, filing and washing these bits. I'll post again once I got some stuff done.
I can't describe the feeling I get when I got this in my hands, but if you're reading this blog you probably know exactly what I mean

I've got no idea what the fluff text is talking about, but the image is S.E.X.Y.

After opening the package I thought it was a good thing I chose not to begin with building a titan.


Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Chaos Cultists done with a Bonus

The project I begun a couple of weeks ago with 60 chaos cultists, is finally done. Or should I say something is done, because 60 cultists turned into 30 cultists and a Chaos Space Marine Aspiring Champion.

There're only 5 different sculpts for the cultists and my friend started to think that maybe a horde of 60 guys with 5 sculpts, won't look so nice. If I am lucky, he'll buy the rest from Forgeworld, although now that I got the first 30 done I don't think they look too bad even with the limited sculpts :D

The Chaos Space Marine aspiring Champion was a bonus, because the larger cults box included one. Apparently there's some kind of formation or army option to include him with the cultist.

Anyway here are some pictures of the finished models. First some images of the Aspiring Chaos Champion:
I put somewhat more effort to this fellow. He's supposed to be Alpha Legion, but in this instance the guy goes unmarked as I do not have any suitable transfers and didn't want to spoil the mini with a halfassed freehand.

In the background you can see unfocused images of trash from my study floor.

In this image, the trash is perhaps a little better focussed, what do you think?
And here're the cultists, or the "useful idiots" as I like to call them:
I have a compulsion to write something under every image.

I just have to do this, which is kind of dumb because most of the time I have no idea what to say.

For instance this is the second image taken from behind the minis.

The only thing that comes to my mind when looking at this image, is that I need to clean up my keyboard one of these days...