October 07, 2009

Ahh... Rats

I had a Skaven army once, all Old school pewter. Got when I was a kid, though some White Dwarf promotion. I'm mean what captures the imagination more then a pair of cowardly rat-men running around with a flame thrower that spits green fire!

Hadn't played in years.
Sold 'em on Ebay.
Stupid Larry.
Oh well...

I was on the border line for this one. My spidey sense was tell'n me, painting hundreds of rat men might drive me over the edge. How many pink tails can one paint before you go insane? When the clan rats came pics came out a month ago, I was sold. I've been waiting for this for a long time. I started to poke around the the website to check out the other plastic sets.

Hmmm... didn't care for the Rat-ogres (shame), and some the plague monks still had the cartoony look to them (sigh). So, I decided to wait until I saw the spure for the clan rats, maybe do some head swapping. Unfortunately, the new models heads are fused to the torsos. Hmmm... Then I saw this guy!
He just screams action.
He's jumping over a swarm of lil 'ole rats.
Die,Die! Man-thing!

The description on the Storm Vermin spure said it has a few extra heads. A bit of hope. A $50.00 box of hope, but a little. You get 20 rats in the Vermin box so, it does take a bit of sting out the price. Then the Doom Wheel!
Heck, I just want to get one to kit-bash and make a new truck for my Orks. This thing is just too much. Just that banner alone is the coolest bitz I've seen in awhile.I should just give up now and go buy some Vermin Brown, but 4 pt. Clan Rats make my paint brush cry.

6 comments:

Ace said...

Skaven might make me finally cave in and play Fantasy....

Must... resist...

Larry said...

I haven't seen the plague cauldron yet, but it will prolly seal the deal...

The Lord of Excess said...

50 bucks for the storm vermin ... sigh ... I shall be dusting off my old ratmen though ... playing with the old models, etc. Its nice to finally get an update for them :)

Larry said...

Those old skaven are some the finest work Jes Goodwin ever did. I miss my old ones...

Mastahh B said...

Less than a month to go! Wherebouts in Ohio are you from Larry? Dayton, Ohio here!

Larry said...

Near the canton area. Do you have any good shops down that way?