So I don't know if you read this, but the other week I was extolling the virtues of the White Dwarf Editorial Team for not making that weeks entire White Dwarf about one release - basically having content for those of us who don't care!
Well obviously they don't read this weekly column (hurt - SO hurt!!) because this week's White Dwarf is almost solely and completely about one release - the new Lost Patrol game.
One could argue that this game is based in the Warhammer 40K universe so should have mass appeal. One could also argue that putting all your eggs in one basket is folly... and really only good if they are Easter eggs because chocolate!
This issue does delve into the canon a bit as it takes a look at the roots of the Genestealers and how they then became part of the Tyranid Massive! Represent
There is however some very lovely models from Gareth Nicholas & two new Start Collecting sets.
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Lost Patrol is a remake of the old game (also called Lost Patrol) but with much better miniatures.
The early Scout miniatures were pretty naff, frankly. The original metal ones rock hard, but when they went to plastic, someone got excited with ruffled pants and the universe imploded.
Now to the present day. A day with much better Scout models and the opportunity to put them in a new Lost Patrol game. Speaking of new models (pardon me for not being across this) - when did Genestealers have alternate head options and ball and socket joints? Is this new? Because it says quite clearly here that "... including ball and socket joints in the arms (so you can build them hunched over or rearing up), plus extra carapace plates, scything talons and a choice of 27 heads in nine different designs".
I haven't bought Genestealers since the original Space Hulk so I wouldn't know, but that sounds pretty sweet! Is this new?? When you look at the sprues, (right) that seems pretty awesome and a big change from the old Genestealer kit...
Not really, but it can only help at this point...
If you're into Tyranids and Genestealers then this article is worth a look.
Having a look at his work is really quite interesting as he mixes a few techniques together and they really work - OSL and non-metallic metallics mixed together on all the models for example and they look great!
I'm not an expert, but I would think an article on different scout paint schemes, or maybe a look at the original jungle fighters, the Catachan Jungle Fighters might have worked well. How about an article on creating jungle scenery??
Anyway, just a few ideas...
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Pot of Paint...