Ever opened a copy of one of the realm of chaos books when you were ten? Ever tried to own each and everyone of the Jes Goodwin chaos champion? Ever spent days lurking on ebay for a complete Kaleb Dark or chaos toilets?
You're at home here.
More limited edition Santas, Frostgrave and Asgard !
It seems Christmas doesn't stop on the 25th of December... which is good. I mean , we can all do with a nice gift or present every now and then right ? Well Just yesterday, I received a very nice gift from the most excellent Stuart Bannister.
I could have expected it since I sent him the model in the first place but I didn't expect it to arrive just the day after Christmas. Well I could... since the model is Sanity claws after all. Only thing is I hadn't really taken that into account when I sent it to him to paint.
Stuart kindly offered to paint a model for some of his readers and I was lucky to be in the lot so I gave him a model I had failed to finish. It seems the model proved as tricky with him as it was for me but Stuart managed to finish it which I didn't
My version never got past that stage...
I feel really sorry for 2 things : the model is a bitch to paint really, I mean, he sculpt is nice but it's just too damn complicated to figure out what's what and once you paint the cloak in red, you're pretty much screwed for other colours... I think Stuart really did a great job and avoided the trap with a clever skintone that's both greenish but also very pale. I really like that you can find some of his own palette on this model, some colours I'd never think of using. Greatly appreciated !
What I didn't appreciate AT ALL though was how the postmen involved in the transport handled this model :
The base has been torn so first thing I did was to bend it back into shape and glue it in place :
I then filled the base with Green stuff and made it fill the gaps left.
A day after that, all I had to do was to remove the excess of putty and the torn plastic parts before a little filing and sanding to find a proper base.
I used Stuart's recipe to redo the basing with PVA and baking Soda and here we are. I just couldn't stand to have this model in such a state. Now I have 2 Limited Edition models based on Santa... Careful boy, do NOT think any further ! Collecting all of them is NOT an option...
God thing is, I have plenty of stuff to think about as Santa brought me a very nice present :
I bought the french version which is VERY well translated (rare enough to be noticed) and the game seems like good fun. Best of it all is that I have exactly what's required to make a group for the game : Those jes Goodwin barbarians from the old Asgard range I bought from Alternative Armies for next to nothing !
I'll paint them one after the other when I feel like it, just like I did for the champions of Law, that way I know O won't get bored and the sculpts are all quite different so it should be good fun !
I might have a little more painted lead before the ned of the year so watch this space ;)