Not a big update on the miniatures haul today, but always nice to get some stuff in the mail. First off, been working on gathering all the minis I would need to fully flesh out a Chaos Dwarf team.
I’ve probably mentioned this before, but I’m mainly going with all new Games Workshop (GW) 32mm minis for my teams. I’ve really liked what they put out so far, even better than the older 2E, 3E, etc. minis. I’ve also been picking up Willy miniatures, as they have putting out 32mm minis for a long time now, and frankly, they are really nice (metal) minis.
The one exception so far, is Chaos Dwarfs. I love those silly hats on the old GW Chaos Dwarf models. I guess you either love them or hate them. They don’t look too terribly small scale wise. So I’ve been planning on keeping them, at least until something new comes along that totally blows them out of the water.
Ok, okay, minis in the mail! I have all the Hobgoblins and Chaos Dwarfs I need, I just need a Hobgoblin Star “Rashnak Backstabber”. Most people have used a Warhammer Hobgoblin with big knives. Works well enough for me. Watched Ebay a bit, and then tracked one down.
Looks decent size next to the new GW mini too:
Now sometimes you win, sometimes you lose. GW never made a regular Bull Centaur for the Chaos Dwarf team, so most people use alternative minis or multiple Hthark the Unstoppable Star Players. I could go the multiple route, and/or customize a Hthark. While browsing Ebay one night I came across a decent Bull Centaur though. From China, not really good rating…do I take a chance? Why not..the seller removed the bull centaur pic a few days after I purchased, which made me pretty nervous. However, it did end up showing up, so no worries about the seller.
Opening it up, I quickly noticed the scale is “gigantic”! I tried blue tacking it together, just to make sure. Yea, know way. I also noticed the release agent on the resin was really strong. First time I’ve ever really ran into it. Wash those hands, wash those hands! I’m not sure if I will try to send him back or just Ebay him, but too bad. Here’s Chaos Dwarf Bull Centaur Taur’ruk, next to the kinda big (in his own head) Hthark the Unstoppable!
Since I’m also getting the painting/collecting/blood bowl fever….I decided to buy some new brushes. I’m not even sure when the last time I bought brushes! I’ve been using the same set for probably 20 years. Granted, I don’t paint a lot. I might get time to use them later today and will let you all know how they turned out.
Decent reviews on Amazon, why not?
Inside the shiny, foil box…
Close-up of the tips. Sure looks nice!