Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Games Day 2006 Daemon Slayer

I've gotten far enough into my Dwarf army that I had to start thinking about some unit filler. I am a huge fan of unit fillers because they can really make your army look great on the table, and they can help you save a little money, too (which is never bad).

This fantastic model is the first of a few planned fillers I have for the Dwarfs. Even though the Slayer himself is painted in the same fashion as the rest of them, he's certainly going to stand out from the rabble with that added height.

He just looks so proud.
I think he'll really fit in nicely with the rest of my Slayers. I can fill them out a little more now, which is good, because they can fall over quite fast. I'm sure I won't have any trouble finding the points for a couple more of them. I might upgrade a few more to Giant Slayers.

A little celebration never killed anybody.

It's not really visible from this angle, but the blood under the severed head was painted up using Casey's special blood mixture. I don't know exactly what's in it, other than some Devlin Mud but once you paint it on there and gloss it up, it looks very, very good. It definitely appears sticky to the touch.

I'm pleased that he went onto the base so smashingly. The bases I've been making for my Dwarf army have bits of green shell that sit on top of tufts of moss. Because the bottom of this model is so large, I couldn't get it to sit flat on one of the shells, because they're not smooth. Instead, I just popped him right onto the moss and added a small shell bit to the corner for flair.

I appreciate the little things, like the axe in the back of the skull.
 Obviously, I wasn't playing Warhammer in 2006 when this guy was released. I snagged him off ebay about two months ago. The person selling it didn't know exactly what it was (called him a Slayer lord or some such). I only found it by accident while looking to pick up a few more Slayers.

At the same time, I also managed to get my hands on the 30th anniversary Grombrindal on shield model. It's quite possibly my favorite Dwarf model. There aren't too many centerpiece models for Dwarfs, but I can forgive GW for that because both of these just have so much character. Hopefully I'll have him painted up over the next week or two.

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