Lizardman Dinosaur

Okay I am on a train without web access so I can’t check for sure all the details, but this is a fantastic Lizardman conversion that was used for the Lustria campaign.

There are details in the current UK White Dwarf which has more details, but I also don’t have that to hand either!

I do like this model, and was disappointed to find out that it wasn’t available (not even from Forgeworld) and was a conversion – and I don’t even really play Warhammer Fantasy Battle.

It strikes me as a perfect model for Forgeworld, but they don’t seem to make many models for Warhammer Fantasy Battle.

Where for example are the Forgeworld Imperial Steam Tanks? Why can’t we see some Ork Wyvern variants? What would you like to see Forgeworld make for Warhammer?

True we do have dragons and yes there are the Ogre cavalry, but it all seems such a small range compared to the stuff they do for Warhammer 40K.

I guess it boils down to sales. Are Warhammer players not buying “big” things because they don’t want them, or are they more competitive and don’t buy them unless they can use them in a competition?

Ork Aircraft Traktor and Launch Trolley

The model consists of the plastic Wartrakk and some resin pieces. The resin pieces include wheels, the trailer, an arm, a fuel tank and the hook.

The Ork Aircraft Traktor is used to taxi Ork aircraft in position to launch, where it takes off discarding the launch trolley. the Aircraft Traktor also recovers landed Ork aircraft for refueling.

One of the key things you need to do with virtually all Forgeworld models is to give them a good wash. When the Forgeworld models are cast, the mould is given a spray (I guess) of some kind of lubricant to allow the cast model to be released from the mould easily. However the lubricant also acts as a barrier to paint, so as happened with previous models I (and others) have painted is that the paint flecks off.

Washing the model in water with a drop of washing up liquid should remove the lubricant. Avoid using hot water as this could warp the resin (a useful tip if you need to warped resin back to its original shape). Once washed the model is then ready for painting.

The model went together quite well, and I decided initially to paint the fuel tank separately. The first thing I did was give the model a spray of white undercoat.

Another view…

The Ork Aircraft Traktor is used to taxi Ork aircraft in position to launch, where it takes off discarding the launch trolley. the Aircraft Traktor also recovers landed Ork aircraft for refueling.

Grey Knights Razorback

One other model I got for Christmas was a Forgeworld Razorback the one with the much bigger turret, which I much prefer over the plastic kit version that you get in the shops. As it is only £2 more now, I think the Forgeworld version is much better value for money.

Though you would get some spare weapon parts with the plastic version…

These are the extra resin pieces you get with the basic plastic Rhino kit.

This Razorback is going to be part of my Daemonhunters army.

However I hear you cry, that’s not in the Codex!

I am attempting to paint a Grey Knights force which goes beyond the listings in the DaemonHunters Codex. What I am trying to do is to create a Grey Knights force (using the Space Marine Codex) and then using a DaemonHunters force as allies.