You know those days where you really want chocolate and you know there's none in the cupboard but you go searching, and there - behind the flour - is a block of cooking chocolate.
It's a nirvana moment (minus the flannelette shirts). Your'e too scared to check the expiry date in case it might kill you... so you just dig into it like a beast and it's the best tasting chocolate ever? *
Well I had one of those - but with miniatures!
So here's the thing, I've been buying miniatures for about 30 years and occasionally I find a gem, like an unopened box of something, but I did not think I would find a box of Epic Land Raiders, an Epic Battle Company, an Epic Imperial Guard Company and an unopened metal Epic Reaver!
The plastic boxes however, were excellent!
So it's with this elongated contextualisation (possibly not a real word) that I get back to the beginning - I was looking for some epic vehicles to test colour schemes on for my War Hounds Legion Space Marines. Why use a big vehicle when you can take less time and energy on a much smaller one?
I have to say, painting Epic scale is so rewarding! It took an afternoon to get this one done and there it is, in it's glory with a whole lot of others.
You could effectively get a unit of 4-6 done in a weekend - try doing that with WH40k scale!
I thoroughly enjoyed 90% of doing this vehicle - the 10% where I tried to freehand a War Hounds insignia on them was not fun so I went with the Legion number instead. Bloody complicated Legion insignia. That is the very reason I never did Howling Griffons. You people are insane!!
So that was my Adventure in the Cupboard today!
Have you made any cool discoveries when digging around your miniatures cupboard recently?