|My team of Stormfiends is ready for battle. Finishing these three incidentally opens up the opportunity to start fielding the different Clan Skryre Battallions.|
I should admit that I really did not like these models when they were first released. Come to think of it, that is a bit of a recurring thing that happened during the end times. New model came out, I did not like it and now it is painted in one of my display cabinets (looking at you Neferata and Blight Kings (trying not to look at you Nagash still in box)). I guess in part it was just the shock of seeing something bigger than a rat ogre appear and the guns in combination with GW's paint job made them look a bit more suited to the 40K universe. When you do start to think on it, they are a logical addition to any Skaven army. Clan Moulder can grow huge monsters (Hellpit Abominations) and Skryre allready had all the guns fitted to these in their arsenal (warpfire throwers, poisoned wind globes and rattling guns).
|I had a lot of fun following along with this painting blood tutorial on Tale of Painters for the effect on the doomflayer gauntlets.|
|These small Skaven seem to be in control of the larger ones in some way, although I do wonder how they can see what's going on.|
|Making a second close combat Stormfiend from a single box requires a blatant unwillingness to follow instructions.|
|Is there such a thing as too much warpfire? Please step closer to my projectors to find out.|
The last of the three models is equipped with warpfire projectors because there is no such thing as too little warpfire (assuming your the Skaven, I suspect opposing forces have different opinions). Luckily this time I actually remembered not to glue the armor panels to the Stormfiends (and to the warpfire projectors) making it easier to paint some proper metallics. I rather like the result although I should actually go ahead and rust the armor of the electric Stormfined and the fiery one (like the one with the crushing hands), but I don't want to. So I'll assume Crusher is a veteran and the other two are brand new store-bought.
Finishing off these three brings my total Skaven to paint to 10 Stormvermin, 1 Packmaster (Skweel Gnawtooth), 1 Rat Ogor and my second Doom-Flayer. I did have an interesting battle versus Dwarves on Saturday. After slowly rolling to the other side of the battlefield my finished Doom-Flayer quite nicely murdered a handful of grumbling Longbeards. That motivates to get the second one painted up too. You can, after all, never have too many nasty warmachines as a Skaven player.