Saturday, February 16, 2013

Games workshop Big Meal Deal

The planets align and so do Games workshop's prices in all they're game systems. The past couple years the now Hobbit game system, previously Lord of the Rings Strategy battle game, has been climbing the price ladder up to the top.

The unconventional sees the Knights of Rivendell box set as $50.00 for 6 models. With the big meal deal though you get a quick upgrade. The Hobbit sets have been upping the ante on extra bits and sprues. You have the option to either build 6 complete knights with helmets or make 2 of them no hat captains. They also give you 2 casualty models for fun.

So without buying a $40.00 finecast Elrond model, you already have one plastic Elrond.

If you have 2 extra horses lying around and little time, you can build 2 more knights as seen here.

So total value, 7 knights and 1 hero for $50.00. Market value close to 100.Throw in some minas tirith conversions and we have got a pile of arrow fodder.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Watcher of The Dead

February tenth is approaching fast and that means the walking dead is back!  Which means we will all be losing an extra hour of sleep/hobby time each week.

This guy will hopefully be keeping a watchful eye on things though.

 I was not really digging the Gamesworkshop Watcher in the water model so I decided to build my own. The rules for this guy basically let him deep strike for deployment. So while the movie has it hanging out in a pond and it is clearly kraken/squid like, some imagination needs to be taken as to how it can move or tunnel around.
 The crab like structure GW gave it a lot of weird insect like looks so my goal was to just keep the back end of it submerged and let people imagine what it looks like
First time actually sculpting from scratch but it saved a bundle, has a better look, and hopefully can impress.