Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Grey Knights Update

I've been spending the last few days working on my Grey Knights and I have been able to really go through sprues and get stuff built. Despite a few challenges while assembling the power armoured Grey Knights, the models are awesome. So far, I've compiled a short list of likes and dislikes that I'd like to share:

  1. Great detail on each piece
  2. Extensive pose capability
  3. Great to use with other SM kits and vice versa
  4. Lots of different heads
  5. Seems easy to create plastic Librarians with the Terminator bits

  1. Some unnecessary components, just to make me miserable - magazines for storm bolters, Could they just mold them onto the stormbolter.
  2. Having to attach the storm bolters to the arms seperately (termies too)
  3. Lack of bits to use on vehicles (in my opinion)
  4. Psycannon on GKs, don't seem to line up right.
  5. New plastic Terminators seem a bit broader than the old metal ones.
I think I may have found a secret to avoid army burn out. In past projects, I would assemble and paint multiple squads of the same time. For example, I would assemble and paint two or three squads of tactical marines before I would start a dread or tank or something else. Well, I'd finally get bored and then shift my attention to something else. This time I'm approaching the Grey Knights a little differently. I'm working different unit types each time. My first unit is a Strike Squad, then I'll work a unit of Terminators, then a Venerable Dread or Dreadknight before going back to making a Purgation Squad.

Anyway, currently I have my first Strike Squad assembled, based, primed and basecoated (10-man squad). I have a Rhino primed and ready for painting and I've been building a Terminator Squad. So the work continues.

As I mentioned a few posts ago, I ran into some old friends who are now into Fantasy and I'm looking forward to getting a game in soon, so I'll have paint work to do on the High Elves as well, so I may be alternating so I don't get bored with one project.

1 comment:

  1. Good luck on the new technique for burn out avoidance. When it comes to painting, I try to make myself do a troop choice, then reward with something festive. It doesn't always work out that way though!