Landy's Wishlist Wednesday
Goooooood morning Paint All The Minis fam! Everyone staying warm and toasty with this Polar Vortex? Even down here in Texas we’re hitting freezing temps for a couple of days! Talk about some powerful ice magic. After all, with a name like “Polar Vortex” it sounds like the type of nasty spell your army trembles at the thought of! Anywho, if only the temperatures meant the weather so foul I could stay home, but alas, it’s not meant to be. But fear not, it’s Wednesday, and that of course means it’s time for another Wishlist! So grab your cup of coffee, put on your jimjams and have a read through the things that have tickled my fancy this chilly week!
As I mentioned last week, I’m planning a couple of big projects to share with you guys, but in the mean time I’ve got a couple of one-off mini projects that have popped up on my radar. Kicking things off, Warcradle Studios opened preordering on the resculpted model for one of the Warrior Nation characters in Wild West Exodus. Legendary Irontooth is a shaman who can transform into this hulking mountain lion with a penchant for tearing foes apart!
I’ve been slowly working on my Warrior Nation army for the game since release, but they had kinda stalled out on release schedule as other factions in the game came out and got updated. But with the release of Irontooth, I’ve definitely gotten drawn back into the weird steampunk world that is Wild West Exodus. Around Christmas time I was working on a pair of models for the army as well, another pair of lesser shamans called Skinwalkers. I couldn’t pass these guys up either because of the wonderful sculpts and the quality of the resin. The game has a significant following locally so I definitely don’t mind preordering with the FLGS since it gives me an excuse to get out of the house and possibly get a game in!
The steampunk genre is the current obsession (always is but it’s back with a vengeance this week). I’ve had my eye on colossal warjacks for sometime now; I own the Menoth Judicator and have begun assembly on it. I planned to keep this model relatively pristine, however. I’d love to do some scale armour modelling techniques on say a Khador Conquest and give it a battle-worn and weathered look
The trouble is I can’t decide whether or not to get some other models to weather as well! I have plenty of unpainted models to make a new force in a weather-beaten style but wouldn’t mind some new Man-O-War units for Khador. A tough decision for sure!
And lastly speaking of big stompy robots, I did what I said I was going to do and bought a pair of Imperial Knights for 40K! After perusing the codex, I think I want to do House Terryn, but painting guides are nearly non-existent. Warhammer TV has a pair of brief two minute long videos but little else. Also, I initially planned on weathering them and giving them a seriously worn look, but House Terryn doesn’t strike me as the type to let their machines fall into disrepair. Especially not with the Forgeworld upgrade kit that adds resin shoulders, chest pieces and leg armour.
The relief work on the armour panels is top notch as to be expected, but now I’ve got some research to do before I settle on my paint scheme for them. On the plus side, with the Warhammer Citadel a couple hours away from here, I could always wait to get the upgrade kit in person. In any case, I can’t wait to get these guys built up. I was thinking of magnetizing weapons and such, but I also love some of the static poses in the codex so I’m not if that plan will survive contact with the sprue clippers!
So that’s all from my neck of the woods. I’m going to throw another log on the fire and give it a good think before I decide what route to take with my next giant painting projects. Are there any monstrous/colossal/gigantic models that have caught your eye recently? Share them over on the Facebook group and let me know what appeals to you about them!