Thursday, 13 August 2009

Thursday progress.

It has been another sunny day and we all visited Basingstoke today. I haven't been there for a good few years and the whole place has changed dramatically. It now has a very nice shopping centre with, amongst other things, a couple of model shops so I was very pleased (even though I didn't actually buy anything).

When I returned from my travels, I found that a parcel had arrived and in it were some minis from the Twilight creator; Mike Thorp. I have been sworn to secrecy over two of the minis but I can tell you that they are very, very nice... you may see a certain Enuk in the pic further down this post (I'm sure he won't mind me showing that one off...well, I hope not!)...

...while we're on the subject of the pic, it shows the first work for ages on my desert veterans:

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I have started to bulk up the existing troops with extra water bottles and pouches. Most of them already had their hats sculpted about a year ago but a few still needed them adding. The pic shows the first squad of a platoon. Five have had extra pouches and bottles added (they just need buttons) and five are awaiting the same treatment. I have a total of 40 of these to do.

You can also see a scale pic (at the bottom) of an Enuk next to the leader of the squad. I think it will make a really nice cavalry mount and I have a selection of armoured ones in the post ready to join this one when they arrive. I think that the riders will take a lot of converting...but I'm sure I'll think of something!

That's it for now!

See you on the other side.

5 comments:

Alan said...

Repeat after me Inso.

"Enuks are NOT Taun Tauns"

love the desert troopers... i presume you're cutting legs of some grymn to make riders?

Inso said...

I know they aren't Taun Tauns but they ARE pretty damn cool :).

I have bought a hand full of Voltan and Gustavs to use as riders and am hoping to convert the legs in some way to get them to fit (cut/bend). If I can't do that, then it will be a case of sculpting a bunch of legs to fit the Enuk and then adding Grymn bodies to them. I envisage a lot of work whichever way I have to do it.

A Thousand Hats said...

These little fellas are cool - I'm really looking forward to seeing what you do with the Enuk riders.

I presume you're thinking IG Rough Riders with regards your army building process. Are you going to give them explosive head lances?

After seeing your 'Dress a Kev' over on the FOD and other bits and pieces of putty pushing you've done I'm expecting them to be fabulous!

No pressure though :D

Inso said...

The organisation is based on the older Imperial Guard Codex (the one with Doctrines). That allows me to take 5-10 Rough-riders with las-pistol & CCW (replacing either with a hunting lance)...at the moment I am not planning on using the lances but it will depend more on how the conversion process goes than the rules...so I won't rule it out at the moment.

With regards to how they will look, the good thing is that I like the Enuks and the Grymn so it is likely that I'll want to put the effort in...that's all I can say for now.

Cheers!

Rob Bresnen said...

Very cool inso, very cool! I am amazed the progres you have made on these guys- cant wait to see the finished platoon!