I've been working hard all weekend on my 40k Skaven. I had one finished model on Friday night; and now I have seven!
This isn't a particularly easy scheme to paint either, and every model is taking 2 or 3 hours; even with the airbrushed basecoat. I'm still feeling really motivated working on this project though, and I managed to paint up 3 on Saturday and another 3 on Sunday, which felt quite manageable.
It has made a massive dent in my Squaduary "to do" list. If I can finish the next 3 then I'll be through the squad that I pledged, and I'll just have the Dominus left to go. After that, I'll probably keep going and see what else I can add to the force.
This is the first look at my Alpha too. I built him a few years back during my first half-assed attempt at making 40k Skaven. I sculpted the double cybernetic eye back then, which is still cool. This time round I swapped his weapons out and he looks pretty badass. The "shell" on his back is built from a bit of Maulerfiend. Rat in the shell? Maybe I'll call him Ratou! (well, he does have 2 cybernetic eyes!). If you don't get that joke the I don't know what I'm going to do with you; especially after that live action movie.
I'm really thrilled with how they're coming out. This might even be my best army project to date. They're just great fun to convert and paint and I'm loving working on them. They're just so cool. Even more so now that I have the unit to play with.
|The scary part isn't the giant rat ... It's the fin; slicing through the water!|
Stay tuned for more giant robo-rats coming this way soon. Next up is another 3 to fill out the squad, then the Dominus. After that, well, I'll just be keeping that a surprise...