So I’ve been watching as GW’s been releasing their new one-off Plastic heroes models, and I must say, as a hobbyist and a gamer, I’m extremely happy with them so far!
For those of you who don’t know what I’m talking about, with the release of Storm of Magic this summer, came a whole group of beautiful Wizard models. Everything from…
to Chaos Sorcerers:
Their most recent additions include possibly my current favorite: a Nurgle Lord.
Being a 40k player and fan more so than a Fantasy fan, I’ve been playing around with ideas to make work for Chaos Marines, Dark Eldar, etc. The Nurgle Lord looks extremely easy to do so with, just add some extra marine style armor. The best part is that they’re plastic, so they’re much easier to convert and work with than, say, resin, or pewter.
My biggest question, though, is whether or not this type of release is going to be implemented into Warhammer 40k.
These models are beautifully done and fill either empty or decrepit holes in the Fantasy model line, so why not do this for 40k? Just a couple I can think of:
- Ministorum Priests
- Daemon Heralds (I’ll ignore the $38 Tzeentch Finecast one…)
- Space Marine Special Add-ons (Emperor’s Champion, Apothecaries, etc.)
- Imperial Servitors
- Ork Big Meks/Warbosses/Weirdboyz
- Kroot Shapers
The fantasy ones seem like Generic Lord choices (Nurgle Lord, Necromancer, Witch). The list can go on. So, my readers, I would like you to sound off in the comments. What would you like to see GW do for 40k in the realm of one-off plastic kits. Would it be viable for 40k? Will GW even do it for 40k?
As for personal updates, nothing paintingwise really went down this weekend. Mainly social and school stuff got in the way. My paints should be in in the next day or two, so I’ll be able to get back to work on my Alpha Legion!