Thursday, November 4, 2010
Someone call about bugs?
Tonight my 40k Imperial Guardsmen will face the might of Hive Fleet Nostromo. I have been looking through the Imperial Guard Codex, which is full of new vehicles, and I figure that a bug problem calls for some fumigation. So over the weekend I assembled and painted one of the new GW 40k Hellhound kits. I built it as the "Banewolf" variant - basically it pukes out poison gas. How very "Imperium".
Full marks to GW on the new kit. Lots of options, and it goes together smoothly compared to the previous Chimera-type kits. Fellow Conscripts know of I my short fuse when it comes to building models (and threepio, and Sony, and dwarves, etc. etc.). The Chimera, an important vehicle chassis for the Imperial Guard collection, was always a major pain in the arse to assemble, especially the tracks, so I always hated doing them. These new kits are much more idiot proof (i.e. Greg compliant) and a breeze to put together, so watch for some heavy mechanization going forward!
We all know what happens to new models - this tank will probably be toast by the first or second turn. But hopefully this sucker will get a chance to spew malathion on some genestealers or something before the Carnifexes rip it to pieces.
See you tonight!