More Skaven. Is there no end to them?

December 17, 2010

Along with the Island of Blood Skaven I’ve recently finished I painted a number of other Skaven that I’ve had laying around for some time.

The figures are a mixture of plastics and some very old metals. Including 17 metal slaves. These are probably some of the best Skaven figures ever, lovely to paint and quick too. They are armed with an assortment of weapons, mostly hand weapons/halberds, but half of this batch have slings. Not that I’ve ever fielded them armed with slings.

Metal slaves (sling)

Metal slaves (sling)

Metal slaves (sling)

Metal slaves (sling)

And here’s the ones with the hand weapons.

Metal slaves (hand weapons)

Metal slaves (hand weapons)

Now, compare and contrast the delightful metal slaves with these plastic night runners which I use as gutter runners.

Night Runners / Gutter Runners

Night Runners / Gutter Runners

They matched the plastic clanrat models which were available at the time, but look very strange nowadays. The old slave models fit in nicely with the current range, but I’m not so sure about these.

Night Runners / Gutter Runners

Night Runners / Gutter Runners

I think it’s the overly large hands that are the problem.

Night Runners / Gutter Runners

Night Runners / Gutter Runners

Night Runners / Gutter Runners

Night Runners / Gutter Runners

Night Runners / Gutter Runners

Night Runners / Gutter Runners

That’s 17 slaves and 16 night runners for my total and there’s still some more Skaven finished which I’ll post later.

These figures bring my 2010 totals to:

Obtained: 617 [No change]
Painted: 405 [+33]
Sold: 13 [No change]
Net: -199 [+33]