So here we are, what have I been up too?
Next up is a Chaos Sorcerer with Mark of Nurgle, again a conversion this time from the Maggoth Lord kit, I rebuilt much of his stomach, a new left arm and loincloth.
And finally my buddy Charlie has jumped into AoS with me, however he is an achingly slow painter and I really don't like playing with or against unpainted figures so one ebay bargain later I added a few Dryads to help bulk up his starting Sylvaneth force. These were a really quick and dirty paintjob, airbrush base, a wash, a couple of drybrush highlights and a bit of detailing and they were done.
Say what you will about the cost of GW miniatures but they are really well cast, simple to put together and rarely anything more than minor mold lines. With much of their ranges now being in plastic there's plenty of scope for easy conversion work.
So the 3 river trolls I've scored as 54mm miniatures for 30 points, 10 Plague bearers for another 50 points, 2 28mm Characters (well 35mm these days but who's counting) for 10 more points and 12 Dryads for another 60 points I make that around about 150 points, I'll smile sweetly at the admins for any additional points for the conversion work.
Otherwise that's me off the starting block finally and I believe that puts me ahead of Phyllion, guess I best get painting some more figures to keep that lead.
First, welcome to this year's Challenge, Ian!
This is amazing work! I'm a truculent fan of the Old World of Warhammer, and I have a hard time stomaching the Age of Sigmar, BUT these miniatures are brilliant. Those River Troll conversions are just fantastic, and your paintwork is peerless (those pustulent boils make me want to step back from my monitor).
The rest of the Chaos force is suitably horrific and brilliantly painted, but I have to say you've done beautiful work on those Dryads, especially for a 'quick and dirty paintjob'. Amazing.
One thing I will suggest for the future is to provide us with larger sized pictures (say 800 pixels across the top). These are far too small and we miss much of the wonderful detail you've put into the figures.
This submission will give you a base of 150 points, but I'm adding another 20 for the various conversions. Well done Ian, and yes, you've put a shot across Phil's bow (and perhaps one in the waterline). We'll see how he responds...