“WUDUGIST SEZ ME UGLY!! WHUT DAT PIP SQEEK NO?!”
True story. Well partially. Haha!
Way back when I was working on this guy, I was reading Wudu’s Convert or Die one day, and he was posting about Blood Bowl and maybe some other minis that GW releases. I think it was about the pics of the new minis that were starting to come out. At any rate, there was some mention of this ForgeWorld model and how crappy it was.
I remember thinking at the time “He isn’t THAT bad”, and I vowed to paint this guy up beautifully and make Wudu eat those words!
As I continued to paint him, and especially at the highlights stage, I realized that Wudu had nothing to worry about. This ForgeWorld mini really isn’t good. The pose is ‘ok’, but the the resin sculpt really was crappy. Parts of the model are really rough, and hard to paint.
I imagine there are (a lot of) painters way better than I, that could probably make him look beautiful. But I definitely don’t think I showed Wudu anything.
Matter of fact, I have no doubt that I called this sculpt ugly at some point myself.
To make matters worse, there is the “new” Varag Ghoul-Chewer model that came with the 2020 boxed set. Holy crap does it look loads better.
Again, had I known this guy was coming out… Well, I wouldn’t have bothered to paint up the crappy ForgeWorld one. I’ll probably keep him around for now, and figure out what to do if I ever get time to paint the new one.
Next up: Probably some rocks.