This model is a limited release alternate sculpt for the War Pig that was available during Wyrd’s Easter sale this year.
I wanted to really own the whole Easter thing, so went straight for a neon pink bunny and bright patterned eggs.
Assembling the rear rider required several sacrifices to the carpet gods — I lost one of his ears (separate ears bits, really?) and a foot, which was replaced with an egg. I dropped an arm and managed to run it over with my chair before finding it, so it’s a little smushed. Fortunately, the whole model came together pretty well.
Since starting Dropzone Commander, I’ve managed to make it to a couple of game days and tournaments. I’ve learned a lot, still get confused by CQB, and commit my forces too soon.
The number one lesson, of course, is more models! A bunch of new infantry came out this summer, and I’m a sucker for new, so I figured they’d make a good next step.
I’m not quite sure how I feel about the mortar teams. I haven’t found their concussive blast to be useful at all, since I haven’t found people trying to shoot me from buildings too much, and I run out of reasonable targets for E6 weapons.
The Hazard Suits, though, I really love. E7 Focus-2 gets to high strength pretty quickly, and they’re pretty durable.
Pride was the hardest of this bunch to base. His stretching leg is way too long to fit on a 30mm. I considered giving him some kind of log to rock out onto, but decided he should do an awesome kick instead. Just don’t think too much about what his ankle is doing.
I fear for the bow on this model. I’m pretty sure I’ll lose it about the third time I take it out of foam.
I regret painting flesh tones on the legs, instead of some colored leggings. Otherwise, a pretty decent model.
There’s something about this guy that cracks me up. I like the shovel/guitar thing. The hat is pretty sweet, too.
I decided to get the Crossroads 7 set as part of Wyrd’s Gencon sale. The overlapping auras seem pretty neat, and I thought it would work nicely as a second option if I declared any faction that I don’t have many choices in (like say, Outcasts or Resurrectionists).
This is the model that almost makes me wish I held out for a translucent set. Then I remember how much I hate dealing with the translucent plastic, and I decide not to worry. I really like how his skin turned out. I went with purple to tie into the rest of my Neverborn.
This model is kind of interesting, in that it’s a Gremlin, but not actually a Gremlin. I guess the voodoo dolls tie into Zoraida. The blue snake kind of looks more tropical than swampy, but I like the splash of color that it adds to the otherwise muted tones.
Envy is a beast. You can’t get all his feet on a 50mm base. I considered trying to pose it as rearing, but that looked pretty dumb. In the end, I scavenged some wood chips and painted them to match the basing on the rest. I decided to do the mechanisms as brass, with iron armor plating.