3.06.2010

Wraithguard - waddayathink?

I've got a lot in the pipeline, a lot coming up - I just have to finish the posts.  I've got a video battle report between my Daemons and the Master Manipulator (every store needs one)'s Black Templars.  I've also got another, more traditional battle report between me and Farseer Tim's Salamanders (I know, I know) as well as some painted casualties and display board building WIP pics.  Lastly, I've convinced the Master Manipulator to send me some shots of his OCD game space...  I'm looking forward to that one.

Until then, I grabbed some shots of Little Barrera's WIP shots of some of his projects.  The first is a Wraithlord for an upcoming venture toward Eldar, and the second is some test models for his Guard.  Frankly, I'm hoping he finishes his Wolves first, but he's got a short attention span.  Lucky for us, he paints ridiculously fast.  

I got a call from Little Barrera at about 5:15.  Turns out, he was going through his game room and opened an old box, unearthing 40+ Wraithguard he'd forgotten he owned (I know, I know).  At today's prices that's... a stupid amount of money.  Anyway, he's considering taking advantage of that.  He asked for my Yriel mini, so I set it aside for him - by the time I saw him again, a bit over an hour later, he'd already painted a test model.  Frankly, this pic doesn't do it justice.  The light caused a glare which distorts the blending on the white sections, but it's a very sweet model.
  Here's some more test minis.  Mike completed his Guard army the first time around using a dip method; that drove the Master Manipulator (every store needs one) nuts, since why bother with dipping when you paint to a high standard so much faster?  Anyway, LB is matching the look with washes.  Need I repeat how fast he paints?  It's disgusting.

Take care - Brent


4 comments:

Master Manipulator (every store needs one) said...

A lot in the pipe....WTF!!!

Get busy slacker!!

The_King_Elessar said...

It looks good, so if the pic doesn't do it justice...well. In fairness though, the title threw me...I was expecting a Wraithguard debate. lol

Master Manipulator (every store needs one) said...

When I look at what he can do in a couple of hours...all I want to do is punch him in the dick!!!!

Big Whit said...

I bought the guard model on the right on Saturday at the GW store at Grapevine. Mike kills me.

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