This is the test model for a small Skorne Warmachine force. These Cataphract Cetrati models are quite possibly the absolute worst models I have ever built/painted (and I have painted a LOT of models). Just about every problem you could possibly have with a model is on this one. Here's a quick rundown:
-The absurd looking flags sticking out of the model's back are too small to pin. Fortunately they have a little "tab" to stick into a socket in the shoulderpads, which, with a lot of effort and fiddling, I was able to get them glued in.
-Next, they have weapons that are 5 sizes too big (though that's what Warmachine is best at) and the join is on the wrist which is very small (just barely wide enough to be pinned).
-None of the parts fit together well. There was so much fiddling and fussing with this kit, I think it will have to go on my x-list of models I will refuse to paint in the future.
-I guess Privateer Press really wanted to create some bad blood, because there were 3 packing problems with this box. They gave me the wrong size bases, the captain/sergeant's body was not included, and one of the shoulder pads was badly miscast (missing half of it). Oh boy.
Anyway, on with some pictures. At least it was easy to paint.
Next up is a Chaos Dwarf Blood Bowl team, produced by Greebo http://www.greebo.it/greebo/home1.html
I was really impressed with the quality of these. A couple small "booger" miscasts (mold needs to be replaced), but that was it. Pieces fit together well. The figures are very well-sculpted. Simple to build, fun to paint. Since these will be traveling to France I put two pins in each of the arms. The horns could fit only one pin each. These guys shouldn't be breaking for a long time.
Lastly we have the start of a small force for the game Infinity. I really like how these models look. Unfortunately I don't think they have been designed with gaming in mind. All of the joints and limbs are extremely small. While this looks great for scale purposes, it makes them an absolute nightmare to assemble. This wolf guy, however, was perfectly fine. A much-needed breath of fresh air after building the rest of the force.
Phew. Thats a big update. So big that I'm going to have to do it in two blog posts. Coming up in the next couple of days is a HUGE Dwarf army update. Stay tuned.