Stuff Gets Stuck Together. Things Get Dipped In Ronseal.
Posted by Dumari , 09 February 2012 · 844 views
Guns with more guns on! What in the name of all that is short and hairy have I just gotten myself into. I’ve got my work cut out for me. On top of this, I’m fairly sure my girlfriend has been using my craft-knife to cut rocks. Note to self, buy new craft-knife. Secondary note to self, hide new craft-knife. Tertiary note to self, stop saying craft-knife.
So, lets check out my weapons of mass (plastic) destruction.
Citadel Superglue. I don’t think I need this. But I bought it anyway. A little embarrasing. Humbrol Poly Cement, which is awesome. Comes with the long pointy metal applicator, and means my models might not look like I’ve applied my glue with a grenade. Next up, we have the pointies. I’ve just stuck with the standard citadel stuff here, clippers and craft-knife. I’m sure there’s better out there. But it’s all pointy.
Specialist equipment time, which I also don’t need, but whatever. FillaGlu, with a kicker pen. This "I swear too much" is hardcore. If you read, somewhere on the internet in the near future, the story of a man who glued himself to his own desk, by mistake, this is probably me. Sorry Mum. Also, grabbed the usual sprays, white Citadel undercoat, and matt varnish, and finally, my finest and most genius purchase.
Army Painter Quick Shade. Oh yes. Once I get down and dirty with the paints, I’ve calculated, quite scientifically, that this will save me approximately seven hundred years, adjusting slightly for leap years. It’s basically Ronseal, except it costs so much I’m fairly sure it’s being sourced from somewhere on Jupiter. I’ve had a little play with this stuff already, and I’m pleasantly surprised with the result.
So, while I’m sitting here, clipping tiny men from their plastic prison, I want to talk about the overall theme I have in my mind for my army. Guns, lots of guns. I want small guns, big guns, guns with more guns on, the whole kaboom. I punned.
Reasoning for this? Mostly that [I think] this is my strongest advantage over Tomb Kings, and I’d like to build on that as much as possible. Some of his elite units are more than a match for mine, but his long-ranged ability, provided I can shut him down in the magic phase, isn’t impressive.
So, with my batallion box, and warrior box, I’ve got a (potential) total of 48 Dwarf Warriors, 16 Thunderers and one Organ Gun. I am toying with the idea of making a Cannon instead. I didn’t toy with the idea of making 16 Quarrellers, that’s just ridiculous. Sacrificing a couple of Warriors for practise-dipping in Ronseal, of course. Still waiting for my paints to arrive. Got thirty different shades of brown in the mail.
I’m aware these need some messy bits sliced off with the knife. I’ve found getting the body assembled first, before cutting off any flash works better.
Eyes on the horizon, my next purchase pretty much has to be something in the way of character muscle. For my first game, I’ll need a Lord/Runelord, and probably another Runesmith. Add to that, another box of Thunderers, and maybe another box of Warriors. That’s me set for my first round of biffage with Tomb Kings, and hopefully, I’ll have a vague idea of where to go next.
Lastly, this is not a Dwarf, it’s a 'gaunt, painted incredibly badly, dipped in Army Painter Quick Shade. Results are easily average table quality, at a fraction of the time investment.
Might be a couple of weeks before the next update. The Hive Mind has me. More later, but I don't think I'll post it on here (being Dwarfy and all).