No, I am feeling quite well.
I also happen to think Jes Goodwin is hitting balls out of the park with his new look Cennobite/ Green goblin inspired Dark Eldaer... the most Rogue Trader looking things ever. Shame they are "finecast" aerobars.
On my unassembled modern model pile is a set of aquatic trolls, Dark Eldar Wyches (what a kit!) and a plague cart. I am soooo tempted to grab some more giant kits. Love, love, love.
|Citadel Giant and classic Elric (Jes Goodwin)|
My giant was assembled on my birthday, hours after I unwrapped it (bless my wife, having to go into a games workshop store and beat away the frothers and gawping depressed tweens ("look, a girl... in a game store... WHAT DO WE DO????"). Anyway, that giant, so hurriedly and lovingly assembled sat on my shelf ever since... grey and plastic and daunting.
|Kaylee and Svala from Hasslefree (Kev White),|
Jes Goodwin Elric, Chaos Champion.
Bob Naismith Chaos Champion conversion with head from modern Chaos Sorcerer
I would go further and say before detailing, whack on some varnish... that gives you a few seconds to wipe off mistakes. Plus, as the pictures in this blog attests, you can game with partially shaded models. Most of the figures in these photos are just colour glazed over a grey undercoat thats been drybrushed white and hit with badab black. Passable gaming in minutes! Sure, I then go over the top with more subtle glazes and highlights, often repainting whole areas... but its super thin, so no build up of paint.
Anyway, got the giant to a gaming standard... which means I have to fix up a lot of details, but pretty happy with the fact I got through him. It actually did not take much longer than doing a regular mini... you just need a bigger brush!
Now, I have that Tom Meier Forgotton realms beastie to tackle next on my 'big things that hang around my shelves for aaaaaaagggggeeesss.' Remember Dave, just pick up the brush and start....
Another Bob Naismith Chaos warrior needing to reload
Grom from Groms goblins guards in backdrop, about to be lynched by
a Perry Bros female chaos warrior
Citadel Fantasy Specials Dead Adventurer in foreground