This is the first GW model I have seen in ages that I could be persuaded to purchase, especially with my steampunk fixation still running high. I say “could”, as at £50 (US$80) it is a significant amount of cash.
It should be available with 10% off from an independent reseller, which would make it £45.
A few weeks ago, I started to put together my Reaper Bones Clockwork Dragon. I had to do some boiling water reshaping of the legs to get them all level, but I am getting quite good at that with plastic models.
I was not happy with the position of the wings as they stuck straight up. I wanted them spread out a bit more.
It was actually easier than I thought it was going to be, the wing tabs just needed a small bit of trimming to get them to the required angle. I also drilled and used a small pin to add a bit of strength.
Where the wings join the body still needs some work, a bit of plastic to cover the tab and a cog or two to hide the join.
One of the models I picked up on my visit to the USA last year was a Reaper Bones Clockwork Dragon. I had spotted online that a few people had added extra cogs which looked rather cool. So not wanting to let a good idea go uncopied, I decided to unashamedly rip it off.
The default position for the wings is vertically straight up. To me, these look a bit to close together and parallel with each other. I am going to position the wings so they are angled out a little, or perhaps a lot. I just have to be brave and start cutting into the hinges. I’m sure the cat will help…
I found some cogs on eBay and a small bag arrived all the way from the far east for a few pennies.
Unfortunately I do not remember who made this rather nice treeman. I bought it just because I liked the model and thought it was a nice change from the the usual Games Workshop treeman, and a damn sight bigger.
It now gets used in my Dragon Rampant Treefolk warband.
After several games of Dragon Rampant, I really thought it was time to have a game that actually includes a Dragon.
This is another of those models that has been kicking around in the Loft Full Of Lead for many years. I think my girls persuaded me to buy it when they accompanied me on a trip to a wargames store.
This is a Reaper Dragon that I originally undercoated black and then decided I wanted it in a much lighter final colour. I also noticed on the underside of the base that it is a Bob Olley sculpt.
Just before the weather got really cold and damp, I managed to get it resprayed in white and then did a quick green paint job so it will fit with the rest of the Treefolk warband.
It will get its first outing tonight!
Kassar is a Wolfen character that could also fight in a Devourer warband if I remember correctly.
I can just use him as an extra Voracious Warrior if needed.
These are two Wolfen figures that worked their way into my collection somehow.
The Predator figure below was originally bought to use in a Blood Bowl team but he was a bit too big.