Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Last week I got a new phone - one with a decent camera too! So, to celebrate, here are some pics of my newly painted Lone Wolf/wulfen terminator.

I'm most proud of the head, of course. A friend from ym gaming club gave me a couple of metal wolf heads he had got from a french web site. I don't know what game system they came from and I can't remember the site but I could find it if anybody wanted to know.

Supergluing the metal head onto a plastic body was pretty easy although I needed to cut quite a bit of plastic out to make space (the head isn't perfect scale for the model but it works with whole wulfen thing) and shave off some of the metal. I green-stuffed up the gap and sculpted it into fur, let it dry overnight and voila.

Since I have a wolf-wing army, my guys should really be part of Logan Grimnar's Great Company. But I guess this guy didn't get the new shoulder pad. Or maybe he's too concerned with dying gloriously to bother getting it updated. Either way, the moon is based with bubonic brown, washed with ogryn flesh/gryphonne sepia (drawn into the outline of the wolf's head), then highlighted with layers of bubo brown mixed with increasing amounts of bleached bone. Pretty pleased with how it turned out. It does appear to 'glow' when seen from a short distance.

I will probably play this guy as a Lone Wolf, accompanied by a pack of Fenris wolves. I would love to play this guy against 'nids and see him hunt down some monstrous beastie and rip it up with those claws :) I doubt I'll actually play him as having the Mark - it seems a shame to waste the twin claws, but I reckon its still pretty cool to have him look this way. Maybe he doesn't have the Mark per se, but is so grief-stricken at the loss of his pack the wolf inside him is manifesting itself enough to be seen, yet still controlled, on the battlefield. Either way he will be fun to have on the table.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Rushed Update

Time flies when you're having fun. Maybe its just that there have been so many things competing for my attention in the last couple of months I've barely noticed the time going. Here's what I've been up to, in brief:

Went to Triple Crown at Warhammer World with my Space Wolf Logan-wing army. The boys performed surprisingly well given their lack of mobility. Lost the first game, barely, due to a misunderstanding of the rules governing deployment of reserves. Only one combat in the entire five turns, lost one squad and therefore the game. Officially game 2 was a draw against 'nids. Going over it in my head afterwards though I realised it was actually a win for me but its too late to do anythingabout it now. The game was fun and thats the main thing. Wiped the floor with my third opponent though. Poor lad thought his demons were going to beat me up but it went the other way. Go-go-gadget-JOTW! Bye bye Souldgrinder and Demon Prince :) A good day out but exhausting. Next time I'm going up the night before and staying in a hotel.
Won another painting comp at the local GW. This time with a new Eldar Fire Prism. It was looking great all green and white with red jewels. But the addition of highlighted vines all over made the thing pure win. Still haven't been given my Golden Grot trophy though - slacker GW staff!
Bought several Eldar battleforces and am working my way through assembling and painting them upo. I'm only keeping the Dire Avengers and Fire Prisms though and selling off the Guardians and War Walkers. I plan on fielding at least two Fire Prisms and maybe a Falcon as heavy support in my Eldar army and I can't stomach the transition from terminator marines down to Guardians as troops!

All in all, lots going on. I don't have time to start learning WHFB as well so I'm going to wait till the new boxed set comes out to begin a Skaven army in the Autumn. Till then I've got my SW vernerable dread to finish and boxes of Eldar to get on with.