so the last pack of Long Fangs is finished painting and is based, the Grey Hunters are finished as well, second Runepriest is well on his way so I thought I could proceed to building the next few stuffs - 2 Land Speeders and 10 Wolf Guard Terminators.
This is what the "active part" (i.e. the not totally cluttered part) of my desk looks like at the moment:
I have to say, these sunday nights work really well. It's always been the best night of the week in terms of painting and modelling. As you can see, only the most basic chassis of the Land Speeders is assembled yet but I was told I better leave the chassis to dry completely before proceeding. That LS kit is an interesting one. Fun to put together.
As for the Wolf Guard, they're built and currently curing. I had to convert some parts to make them fit my client's wishes (mostly swapping some weapon from one hand to another, sculpting the occational thumb or other gubbinz). There's some magnetized options on two of these guys so I'm two pairs of terminator shoulderpads short which I'll have to get from somewhere. Oh, and I have to convert another combi-melta for one of the guys.
In total, it's:
3 Terminators with power weapon/storm shield (the box doesn't give you the option to build that though because there's only one power weapon per box and it's on the same hand side as ALL storm shields)
1 Terminator with Chain Fist and Stormbolter (straightforward and out of the box)
2 Terminators with Powerfist and Stormbolter (also straightforward)
1 Terminator with Wolf Claw and Stormbolter (no problem as well)
1 Terminator with Wolf Claw and Combi-Melta (have to convert the melta and swap it with a stormbolter)
2 Terminators with Cyclone missile launchers (not in the box, got the extra bitz though) and magnetized arm options: Powerfist/Powerweapon on one side and Stormbolter/Stormshield on the other. That took a little work but nothing too bad. After everything cured tomorrow I will add the magnets.
Apart from the Space Wolves, there sure has been a lot of stuff going on today. I'm talking about Games Day UK and the revelations the day brought. It was very nice to finally get a proper look at the new Dark Eldar miniatures and there seems to be some nice FW stuff coming up for Eldar (as well as a Land Raider varient that seems to lack an "r"). The new Dark Eldar look good, can't say much more about them really. I really like the redesign of the DE transport I can't quite recall the name of at the moment. Reaver maybe? Or was that the name of the shooty version of that transport? They have entirely different names in German. Anyway, that looked good. I even like the horns on the Incubi (like their Uruk-Hai swords a little less though).
The thing I enjoyed seeing the most though was the minis The Forge (Warhammer Fantasy division of FW) has in the works at the moment. There is SOOOO much more stuff coming up than I thought it would. Personally, I don't care too much about the Nurgle stuff because we were few nurgle things by FW thoughout the past two years.
Then, there was of course Chaos Dwarfs. I was surprised to read yet disappointed comments eventhough today the thing so many people have been wanting to see for over 10 years has happened - Chaos Dwarfs indeed still do exist and actually, I don't care if they're resin only. It's CD releases and from what I could see, they did a good job on the Dwarves themselves. The bigger warmachines have been done ....okay. It could have been much worse (the use of the word "steam" did evoke a little grimacing on my part). There are too many cogwheels involved in my opinion. Just like with the new Doomwheel. one or two big, clunky-looking cogwheels are okay but it shouldn't be overdone.
I absolutely loved the Empire stuff. That Land Ship is just so awesome and very reminiscent of the oooold Dwarven Landship or the massive and not that old Skaven Landship diorama that was showcased in a WD some years ago. The Demi-griffon looks like a fun idea and I'm really looking forward to see proper close-ups of the state troops resin parts.
The Golden Daemon entries were interesting this year. Some great ones I remember are the Eldar Warlocks from 40k unit, the dioramas of course (both were very good), the Zombie Dragon looked nice as well. Oh, and the Banshee diorama from Duels was nice. There was also a very amusing interpretation of the Duels category involving the white dwarf.
Enough of my ramblings now, it's late and I have to get lots of stuffs done tomorrow. So seeya then!
edit: Oh, and many many thanks to everyone who went to GDUK this year and uploaded pictures to Warseer. Hope you had a great time!