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Hi all, a new blog from good ol´ me. I wanted to do Skaven for a long, long time, and found myself looking at their armybook and models during the past years ) even during the last armybook, simply because their fluff was in-flipping-credible. Now that the new armybook has come out, and 8th edition rolled in, 5 or 6 people around here have Skaven too. 2 of them big armies I've seen, others are planning to. Regardless I wanna build a skaven army now, because the oppertunity was offered to me when 2 different people wanted to buy Island of blood with me and give me the Skaven. That's 80 clanrats and 4 rat ogres for 60 euro's. Seeing as a box of 2 rat ogres costs 30, and 20 clanrats cost 26, that's a heck of a deal.This is roughly what I want to start off with:

30 clanrats with handweapons
warpfire thrower

30 clanrats with spears
warpfire thrower

30 clanrats with spears
poinsoned wind mortar


( yes, that's 90 rats. One of the skaven players asked if I had a poisoned wind mortar for him left. Though nice, it's not my favorite weaponteam so I have no trouble parting with it. In return I could get some bitz and about 10 clanrats )

6 rat ogres with 4 packmasters ( this unit will possibly be 5 rat ogres, and 1 warlord on rat ogre bonebreaker with some killy equipment including "the other trickster's shard", forcing models in basecontact to reroll wardsaves )

1 chieftain, BSB.
1 warlock engineer with doomrocket
1 warlock engineer lvl 2


And that's what I have envisioned so far, we'll see how far that goes.Without further ado, my first rat ogre assembled and greenstuffed. I sculpted some extra bandages on his arm as I like the idea and look and they are easy to do. It also gives me another spot to get the armycolours on the rat ogre if I wish. It took me a while to find a good colourscheme and I tried several. Red & catachan, purple, it just didn't work. I helped my local GW to finish all their clanrats for their intro table so one of the staffmembers gave me a clanrat ( thanks man! :D ) so I could try out a colourscheme and how it would look on the clanrats. My first attempts were on the packmasters I had, but they've got huge robes without a lot of folds and it ends up looking like a single colour dress, not very pretty. The clanrat looks excellent in my opinion

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Apologies if you get 1 big wall of text. I think my internet is being silly and all the white lines are removed.
 

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First of all, scum. That is the dwarf side of me... :p

Now, that clanrat looks awesome. The colours are well chosen, the dark green of the cloth is contrasting really well with the brown of the wood and the flesh tone you have chosen. I really like it. A very good choice. The greenstuff work on the rat ogre is well done, I really like the addition of the bandages. Nice work so far. I look forward to seeing this horde grow.

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Indeed, I apologize Kuffy. I've been kicking behinds so much with the dwarfs lately, and those are almost all done ( just the BSB, lord, a few miners and a few hammerers to go and that's 2500 done ) . When I got this chance, I couldn't refuse, as the new mini's are really cool.

Actually I also would've liked if I had done my dwarfs in such a colourscheme. I had already done blue when I thought of such a colourscheme though.

Thanks for the comments guys.
 

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looks very cool, the colour scheme is indeed as good as you told me friday. also, i like the rat ogre and someone who's going to put a warlord on it, because i never saw anyone play with it.

i'm gonna follow this, bearded one
 

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First ratogre finished. I'm really happy with him :D Bony spikes and such are painted as warpstone nuggets. I sculpted some extra bandages ( the easiest thing to sculpt in like.. ever ) and painted the blood coming through from some cruel skaveny amputation to attach the blade.



 

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Might be because of the big empty base.
The fur is overly light due to the photo flash by the way

I assembled the second one. The flame on his warpfire thrower is one of the torches on the corpse cart ( it broke off and what's the point in glueing back on a component supported by a small thin plastic stick. It's just going to snap again first chance it gets ) .

 

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look really nice, i like the way you used the flame of the cart. simple use of bitz to make a model look a lot better. the painted rat ogre is nice too. i think it's a great idea to paint those things like warpstone.
but remember what we talked about friday, make sure the unit fits together nicely instead of 6 awesome models which don't really complement each other in a unit. but ok, it's skaven, so i guess it is doable.

oh, and delete some of your pm's, i can't send any more

looks good :dog:
 

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I deleted mmy inbox ;)

And guess what people!!!

Island of Blood arrived here this morning :D :D :D :D :D :D
I can't wait to paint a load of those rats!
Good news then, we get to see more filthy rats. Oh yay. :p On another note; you want to send me your small rule book don't you? Anyone? ;) :p

I am in two minds about buying the set. I don't play either army and am unsure whether I'd make the money back selling the plastics on ebay. I think I'm just going to buy the book from ebay. It's cheaper and saves me having all the pther stuff I don't need/want.

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Yeah, sorry, I already promised my small rulebook to the guy who takes the high elves. And the one in the second box is mine.

I almost finished rat ogre #2, I think it turned out really well so far. Can you spot which bandages I sculpted on?

 

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Great paintjob, as usual. Although I wouldn't have painted the "bubbles" as warpstone, they're a bit too round IMO.

And you sculpted the bloodied bandage and the one closer to the shoulder, didn't you?

Cheers,
LS
I disagree, no one says warpstone can't be rounded into shape. ;) *scrolls up* Yep, LoreSeeker is right.

I like the rats so far dude, you have a nice strong colour scheme. The bandages are a nice touch, I really like the bloodied one on the weapon join. Keep it up!

You did?! You chose elves over a fellow dwarf player?! *gets out the Dammaz Kron* Right then....


Kuffy
 
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