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Let me explain, I am completely happy with the new army book (errors and oversights though it may have).
It's the Vampire models that I am disappointed with. I was so looking forward to GW continuing its trend of hero boxes, like with the Empire Battle Wizard, the Orc Hero Box, and both the HE Noble and Mage sets.
But it ends up that we get stuck with a plethora of Special Character models (while quite nice, not what I am looking for) and 2 vampires, neither of which are mounted, and one of which has a massive, ugly wing that dominates the rest of what would be a nice model.
Now I know many people will call for conversions and greenstuff, but there are some of us that really aren't very good at this art stuff (I paint ok, but anything beyond that comes out horrible)
Is there any hope of getting anything like what the High Elves and Empire have for their Lord/Hero models?
By Dissapointed, I actually meant Disappointed in the title
"I am the architect of fate!"
well, u could pick up maybe the empire hero box and take some skellie parts and just replace some parts of it... or some of the zombue bits.. and like paint him like he's a vamp...
but well... the hero box might come later on.. who knows...
I'm thinking they will release more models, a hero box for vampires would be quite a challenge. theres not much previous models they can work from, where the hero boxes from other races are just updated, improved models. I think i can manage, plenty of conversions to be done, which i really enjoy.
Simply look at reaper minis, they are cheaper and nicer.
So...i am the only one who actually loves 100% the new VC models...!The vamp with the wing is supposed to work as a more feral version,i actualy like it,except that gargoyle thing but its easy to make it go.While the other female is the aristocrat one...ugly face is somehow the true nature of that vamp compared to her clothes,i like that irony..Mannfred and vlad are hardcore...i dont know,i just love them all. xD
Well all the old vamp models are still available through mail order apparently, so if you don't like the new ones you can get them.
2000AD's answer to all "How do VC deal with ..." questions: Forbidden Lore + 2 Power Stones.
Further answers will require more vodka.
Well, I found the vampire lord that worked for me here- Juza Miniaturas Not to mention this artist seems like a professional guy, if small-time. I asked him about his upcoming projects, and he mentioned a unit of Skellies and a ghoul-king type lord.
I'm Solid Snake...also, I'm a Primarch.
The other thing to consider is you can take pretty much any of those other kits, greenstuff on some fangs (within anyone's ability), glue a skull here and there, paint the skin pale, and poof!
Don't get me wrong, I like the female aristocratic vampire. The Bestial vampire would be a little better if its wing didn't dominate the model as much, at least in my opinion.
I guess my biggest problem is the lack of mounted vampires. I saw all these great new models, having to go back to the sub par vampire models from the previous edition just for a mounted vamp would make me sad.
I guess I might try my hand at conversion. Maybe the bestial vampire torso (minus the wing) with a blood knight mount+ lance arm.
"I am the architect of fate!"
I like the new books and I like almost all the new models. I didn't like the female vamp until I saw it in person. The winged one I think is maybe the coolest one, though painting that wing looks like a challenge.
But I agree with Demandred. I was really hoping for a plastic kit that would let me customize my vamps.
And the ghouls. I like them better in person, too, but for rank and file core troops, that's quite the paint job. Knowing how long it takes me to paint, that alone might turn me off.
I've already started buying Reaper Minis (living in the same city as their HQ is very cool and very dangerous when it comes to spending money). Check out the Dire Drake, awesome model for a zombie (skeleton) dragon.
And search their site for "spectre," "wraith," and "ghost." Lots of cool figs for spirit hosts (still, I think, one of the best VC units you can get).