The Reaper Challenge League has indeed taken alot of my painting time this year. Now that it is done, I am getting back into painting other stuff, like the Warhammer Underworlds warbands. I see that I have somehow managed to skip two full seasons and the start of a third. At least I have all the minis. I will try to get painting some more of them in the next year, and maybe focus slightly less on the RCL.
Da Kunnin’ Krew:
From the Harrowdeep starter set. Is it really season 5 already?
Mannok da Kunnin
Insert some generic joke about having a bird brain inside the bird cage or something here.
More than anything, this one reminds me of those hideous new style Klingons from Discovery. Gagh!
With one hand and lots of coin.
Wearing a face mask that leaves the sensitive nose completely unprotected.
This one was missing the whole of his upper right arm (!) Simply gone, leaving a stump and a massive gap on the model.
I made a new arm with some plastic putty. Not pretty but it works.
I am not entirely sure what I think of these new Kruleboyz, looking at the Dominion Kruleboyz line as a whole. They strike me as being more Lord of the Rings-like in size and shape, albeit with ridiculous armour, especially the bird-cage one that facially looks a lot like Azog from the Hobbit movies. They are a far cry from the Warhammer Orcs, even though they are trying to give nostalgia a nod with design elements from late 80s/early 90s metal pre-Kev Adams Warhammer Orcs. However, one thing that is missing from these new ones is the hint at evil levity, such as the wicked grin or humorous expression on the models. These all seem so very serious. So, I am undecided. I mean, I really like the old school feel, but something feels a bit off. Perhaps that is it?
So, may auld acquaintance be forgot, and never brought to mind?
That is it for 2021. See you in the new year. Hope it in general will be better than the previous two have been for most of us.
Painted this year: (Miniatures: 373/ 365 goal // scenery and terrain: 6)
January: 38 // 5
March: 11 / 1
[per day #364: +8]
Year’s goal is achieved.