Cheers Have started on the Toad Dragon which arrived today and I must say, I’m starting to partially regret it (as the trimming and pinning is nigh impossible) However, the model itself is truly HUGE, being a near 25cm long and about 4 times as large as a stegadon. The pictures on the FW website really do no justice to the model.
Tamurkhan himself looks like a rather sickly and massive ogre, which I like. This, with the bile trolls will be this coming weeks’ project
@Pyro - cheers I aim to get it all done before August, when I have to go over to Tasmania to see the in-laws
I bought the hellsmith liking it at the time, but I find it rather bland, so do not know if I’ll paint him first. My army’s primarily Nurglitch, so I’ve started converting my Temple of Skulls so it looks more fitting - with oozing pus and stewed body parts in the eye sockets of the skull-statues, as well starting on covering the monolithic obelisk thingies with Nurglitch iconography.
Really hoping that I’ll be able to keep my actual painting up to my conversion standard, as I’m much better at sculpting and converting than I am at painting.
Attached are some links to photos of my toady and my scratch-built Chaos Sorceror of Nurgle playing, and hopefully showing size comparison.
Just picked up an extra toad dragon (which I’ll convert into a pouncing pose with closed mouth hopefully) a khorngor box set and 7 pestigors w/champion. These will likely just be fillers for my WOC list. I really do miss the good old days when daemons, beastmen and WOC could fight together in one army list. I suppose in this edition they’d be considered “trusted allies”
@Tjub - hehe, yeah I was pretty surprised by it, as in the FW photos it looks small due to the size of Tamurkhan - but that’s only because he’s in his huge Tyrant form! Apparently it’s their biggest WF resin kit yet, but I think the Mammoth and Chaos Dragon are much bigger personally.
Update: Won about 20 pestigors and 10 oop daemonettes (6th edition, when they were allowed to have breasts and look like females)
Figured I’m going to do some part-swapping so that my pestigors can be used in my chosen unit.
Got them for about 50c each (Pestigors) and $1.50 each (Daemonettes) so I’m pretty happy with this.
Have also ordered/won a lot of scenery. Enough to make a castle with keep and a fortified manor surrounded by townhouses. I aim to make this a board where the Chaos Legion has occupied it and, after the obligatory looting, killing and drinking (in no particular order) have restored it to some form of order.
As such, it will be done in a Nurglitch style, but with still intact, though showing battle damage.
An example will be that I will have an enslaved/ brainwashed village of corrupt Empire and Bretonian troops and villagers living in the town and serving their dark lords. To show the leader of these cultists I have purchased the Green Knight model, which will be heavily converted into a Nurgle Lord, that will lead a Marauder Horseman unit.
Great looking model , it is allot bigger than what the pics show , did the tongue go in ok , when i saw it at games day last year i thought that could be hard to get in the mouth, looking forward to seeing it all painted up and also looking forward to seeing how the army comes together
@Loki - It’s much bigger than the pictures show. To put it into perspective, Tamurkhan in Ogre Tyrant form is about as tall as the plastic Giant model, and he manages to look small on the Toad Dragon. I’ve had to order two Arachnarok bases to make the base for Bubebolos (I know, right?)
I’m also looking forward to painting the army - I think it’ll be a great way to spend this year and can’t wait to see it all done.
Also, the Gamesday model is actually quite different to the final product. They played around more with the eyes and tongue before the final version, in the end making it more appealing and easier to assemble. Haven’t had a problem with the tongue at all, just put a small blob of GS on the tip, inserted it into the main part of the tongue (which is part of the mouth) and super-glued it