Back in June when I reviewed the new plastic Meganobs I said that the first Warhammer 40k miniature I ever painted was one of the old metal Meganobs but I couldn’t find him to upload a picture. Well, rummaging around at the back of the shelf, where older and less well painted/converted miniatures are slowly pushed back to linger in dusty shame, I spotted him. And you know what? I still love him. My painting may have improved a little since then, and the new Meganobs may be bigger and meaner than their elderly (and heavy) metal counterparts but he’s still as tough and angry as ever.I admit I was a little torn between leaving him alone as a sort of historic artefact and touching his paint up a little so that he was no longer left behind by the march of progress. In the end I compromised. Somewhere along the line he must have come off worst in a fight (unthinkable I know) – the stick bomb launcher on his arm had fallen off and his metal gob was shaking around like a loose tooth so he needed some kind of TLC. As I was doing this anyway I decided to put him on a new base as well.
Anyway, here he is, ready to show those plastic whipper-snappers a thing or two.