Sunday, September 14, 2014

Rats!

It took me 38 days - about one figure a day - but here the are:


As I mentioned in an earlier post, these were painted to help Thomas (and fg) kickstart their skaven armies - my brother suggested that the best way to make sure I have an opponent for my armies is to actually paint for my opponents. Between fg, Thomas and myself, we should have around 120 clanrat figures, and Thomas also has a bunch of those weird and wondrous toys that skavens are known for.

The colour scheme for this unit - red and bronze with green accent - was decided by Thomas. He also wanted a "muddy" base, so I googled around and found a tutorial by someone who was doing a WW1 themed Imperial Guard army, and adapted using what I had on hand. I also made a movement tray for the unit using plastic sprues glued onto a 1mm PVC foam board, my go-to material for movement tray bases now.

Close-up showing the basing.
The models are from the Island of Blood boxed set and they are a delight to paint, so much so that now I am contemplating another unit dressed in green; however, I do have another 20 figures with hand weapons to paint, and I did just order 20 figures from Forlorn Hope to supplement my (The) Empire army...

Close-up of the standard - the little guy seems awfully happy on his perch...

2 comments:

Phil said...

Most impressive troops, great work!

Stephen Holmes said...

Rodents have rarely looked so good, or so menacing.