Seeing as nothing has been posted on here in some time I thought I'd do a little post.
Warhammer 40k on a budget is not something I gave much thought to in the past. If I wanted to add a new unit I'd just nip to my local GW on and pick it up - its dangerous having a store just round the corner but alas/thankfully it closed. Most of my purchases were on a whim and a desire to build something there and then, usually at the weekend ready for a game on Monday. With the closure of this shop I could think whether I really needed it and the whim of online purchasing wasn't the same. Though I still got the occasional box or 2. Its left me with a massive collection, too much, but I just can't muster the strength to part with any :)
The crux of this post was with an unexpected arrival of my 3rd child (the others being 15 & 12) & consequently my wife leaving work there just isn't the money to purchase plastic krak anymore. The speed at which codexes have been churned out hasn't helped either as its a must to keep your army current. Then we decided baby 3 needed a playmate - baby 4 is due in 2 weeks yikes.
Anyway enough background to this post.With the release of the new chaos space marine codex I got a good deal on some cultists from eBay & was content with just adding these into my existing army, after a few conversions. My friends bitz box came in handy for guard & empire stuff so thst was free. It was only when my wife was clearing out the house that she came across some old kids toys.
I knew immediately what I wanted to do with these and a further route through the toy bin pile provided a few extra bits an pieces I would need.
Then it was time to stick the A-team music on loop. With much blood, sweat and greenstuff along with many profanities when something went wrong, or I stuck my fingers together again for the seventh time.
Designers note: you may get grief from your other half if you take bottle lids, all the drinking staws & other household items before they are finished with.
Eventually resulting in:
Maulerfiend - made this guy first purely for scary hitting power.
Forgefiend - After many an immobilised result on the mauler i finally got around to making Mr Big Guns.
After these were made but before they were painted I bought another 1 of these dragons with 3 slightly different ones, more suited to another daemon engine. Have a look on ebay they go for next to nothing. I saved money as they were a job lot on ebay :)
I've only just got around to making a start on the next project, which has proved to be a lot faster.
Hopefully it will look as good as the mauler & forge fiends once painted - they looked a mess to before painting.
Should I make another mauler or forge fiend ?
Would it make a huge difference to your decision if I told you that once finished I'll have 3 helldrakes & say 2 maulerfiens & 1 forgefiend for a total cost of £12?