|Mmmm, nice green skin.|
With the apparent demise of metal minis from GW on the horizon, I've been considering what I'd like to get before they all disappear. I have no particular love for metal minis. They've always been a pain to work with, from basic assembly to conversion or just attaching them to the base. Plastic has been my material of choice since I first laid hands on the old beaky box, so the prospect of GW going exclusively to plastic makes me happy. My only concern is a mild one that I doubt will come to pass, but one that I'd rather not get caught out by: the total disappearance of some models. Mostly I'm concerned about special characters, Blood Angel characters in particular, but there are a couple models that I like for the design alone. To this end I've developed two lists based on priority.
Astorath the Grim
The first four are mostly game pieces, though I do like them aesthetically. The last two I've talked about before, with the Chaplain in particular as one of my favorite GW minis. This is the list of minis that I'd probably feel bad about not having at some point, while this next list is the stuff I'd like, but don't think I'd lose any sleep over if they never reappear.
Would Be Nice, But Skippable
These two Sternguard
These few Vanguard Vets
Dark Angels Company Master
Various SoB Seraphim
Just about any Dwarf Lord with a winged helmet
Most of the Wood Elf Lords and Wizards
Again the first couple are for gaming purposes, though I do like the Luthor Huss model enough that it almost made the first list. These are the models that I simply like the look of, regardless of whether or not they'd see the table. I'd like to run Seth one day, but considering the amount of Flesh Tearer icons I'd have to cover up I've been planning to convert one up should I ever stick him into a list. The Dark Angel Company Master is a call-back to this model. one that I've loved since I saw it and have stripped countless times in a futile effort to paint it well. Perhaps I'll dig it out and give it another shot. Ultimately the first list is probably going to hit my usual hobby spending limit, so the second list will have to wait and hope for reissues.
|Thought I'd missed the group shot, didn't you?|