Thursday, November 10, 2011

She's Lost Control.....

Image from 2E Eldar Codex..Copyright GW
Last year a group of us were talking about going out to Games Day. It was the first year they had moved it out of Baltimore so it wasn't in our backyard anymore. There was a lot of back and forth about what we should do but it ended up as a no go. This year a friend and I are planning on going and we're just going to make our plans and if anyone else wants to go that's cool.

Since we are going and it's in the books I figured I might enter something in the painting contest. Not that I expect to win, I highly doubt that actually haha..  But I figured if we are going to go and I have the forewarning I can maybe get something together for it. Typically I just concentrate on getting my mini's high table quality. I don't spend days on a part of a mini to get the blend 100% and I figured this will give me the opportunity to really paint something up with detail. I have two ideas that I'm going to try to get done. Hopefully at least one will turn out how I want haha.

1) Jain Zar
I've been wanting to make a decent mini for her since she was released back in the day. She is the product of a bad hair day from the 80s and really needs an update (hell she needed one when the model was brand new). I really enjoy the storyline of the Phoenix Lords and wish they were actually viable on the table but alas that is not to be (hopefully with the new Codex, If they keep in the same direction I'd see them making each PL making their aspect a troop choice. And they better make her pass FC to at least her squad if not all of them on the board). So I've been picking through mini's trying to decide what bits she'll be made of, I'm still not fully done figuring but here's the beginning.
Hesperax's Head and Hair..  I still want her to have a long main.
Succubus's arm and weapon.. It'll make a good executioner I think
Jain Zar's Silent Death .. Only model I know of with a triskele
2nd Gen Banshee Mask and possibly the body but I'm still trying to figure out the stance and body I want to use.
I also ordered x2 High Elf mages from the Island of Blood Box in bits for another conversion. But it's mainly for his base. He looks pretty crazy with no face haha.
2) Blood Angel on Bike against a Deamon Prince.
I'm going to use the Akira style biker (not the same model, going to make another). I'll probably model it to look like a Sang Priest with robes so I'm going to order the DA bike set and a Deamon Prince. I want the plastic prince for the convertibility but I really like the legs and BP of the older metal one. Still trying to decide if I'm going to get both.