Monday, 23 March 2009

Inspiration From Anvil Magazine


Heres another pic from the long out of production Anvil magazine. Originally painted by Steve Blunt the diorama consists of two converted warbeasts and assorted other gubbins and looks pretty good! Im not sure I would want to paint my warbeasts quite so brightly (ok admittedly yellow is pretty bright) but they are quite interesting!

Also heres a pic of the cover of the magazine with another rather nice warbeast conversion. I quite like the oversized banner as it looks suitably commanding and would really help identify character figures on the table!

Im hoping that my order arrives at some point this week as it will allow me to get some reviews done!

All the best!

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Orc Necrosaur Review


Well the necrosaur with harpoon that I got on ebay arrived this morning so I thought I would post a quick review!

The miniature arrived in a sturdy shrink wrapped cardboard box with a colour photo of the necrosaur on the front and some black and white images on the back. On opening it I was pleased to see the components were individually wrapped in bubblewrap and also had some packing peanuts to protect them.

The kit comes in five pieces consisting of main body, head, howdah, howdah roof and harpoon. I was pleased to see just how much better the quality of the resin compared to that of the titanosaur. The cast is very clean and bubble free and has no major cleaning needing done. Unfortunately the howdah is broken which is the problem with resin but can easily be fixed and shouldnt detract from the overall quality of the piece.

The necrosaur is a lower slung beast than the titanosaur and has some real character. Its another really big beast which will need a similar sized base as the titanosaur. As usual the skin is really nicely textured and I suspect it will paint up just as nicely as its bigger cousin.

I really do like the head of the necrosaur as its got a real character with a suitably knobbly and evil look. Theres a small chip on its top lip but it actually adds to the look of the character as it appears to have a nice scar.

Good stuff: All in all this is a brilliant kit, well cast with lots of detail. The beast is huge and well worth the money. The harpoon is even nicely detailed as its made from some sort of horned skull. The resin is clean and bubble free and as already mentioned will paint up nicely!

Bad stuff: The howdah is broken but should be easily sorted. Also there are no crew figures which requires you to source them from another company. I plan to add some heartbreaker and old citadel orc miniatures but it would be nice to have had some crew figures included.

Hope the review helps! I'm off to get some uni work done but will try and work on the titanosaur this evening!