söndag 17 maj 2015
I finally got around to ordering some Forge World stuff and are they gorgeous, a bit steep on the price but the level of detail is amazing. I bought some mechanicum stuff that I will be painting parallel to the plastic kits I started some weeks ago. The paint scheme will be similar to my Scitarii and the Skitarii rangers/vanguards. I really like the more classic military colours with a uniform green that I can chip and rust and that in itself brings out the details of the model without adding to many clashing colour fields to distract the eye. My mechanicum forces are growing and it might be that they end up being the largest of my factions.
Talking mechanicum sort of ties in to this weeks large reveal, the Warlord Titan, which is sort of one of those things that I never thought would become a reality. And I think it will remain a fantasy for most people as the price-tag for that model is staggering. It is actual more than what I paid for all three of the titans I already have, which where a lot of money, so it truly is a collectors piece.
Well, I will stick to the slightly more affordable kits for now and we will see what happens in the future.
söndag 10 maj 2015
Well, I just had to try out the new skitarii models from GW. Sadly they do not really keep to the aesthetics of FW mechanicum, which is to bad as the FW ones really look nice and unique. I suppose GW had to fall for the pressure and make the models we expected, i.e. the robed Rangers and Vanguard. This in itself is not to bad, but the weapons look so out of place I am not really sure what to say. I also expected them to be more machines than humans, but that would have put them to close to necrons I guess. Also the 3D sculpts reduces the re-paintability of the models, as every box will look more or less the same and there is no real way of altering the pose of the models. But it is better than the chaos cultists as there are at least 10 models and some weapons interchangeability. That being said, the level of detail is very high, almost to high for rank soldiers as they take quite some time to paint but I like them. I will see if I am going to get one of each kit and paint them up just to try them out.
söndag 3 maj 2015
Adding a front flash restores the colours to the pictures without adding to much of a shadows. But it distorts the colour balance and adds to much contrast to the picture, emphasising the different colour fields. I thin I will have to work a bit with the light set up ... I think.