Rodents Of Unusual Size – April

It’s been more than a year now since I started my campaign to add at least one painted miniature to my Skaven collection every month. Sometimes progress has been good, sometimes rather less so, but never before have the rats marched in numbers like these!

First up we have these clanrats armed with hand weapons.

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Following close behind however we have more armed with spears.

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With the addition of these 20 rodents both squads now stand at forty models apiece, making them hordes in old Warhammer and raising the total number of clanrats in the army to eighty.

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I’ve got another 20 unpainted clanrats so I’m currently debating whether to add another squad to the army or simply expand these two squads by another ten rats each. Either way with the rank and file now starting to attain the proportions I’ve always dreamed of it’s time to look at adding a few more specialists, elite units and warmachines over the next few months.

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26 responses to “Rodents Of Unusual Size – April

  • imperialrebelork

    Wow man. Impressive, very impressive.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you! I’m a little impressed myself! πŸ˜€

      • imperialrebelork

        I still need to paint my little rat brood as per your painting recipe. I really like the idea of them being a little nomadic tribe within a tribe. Maybe a little unhinged too due to their long absence. As this year seems to be the year of challenges maybe you could put out a Skaven challenge. So there could be a whole bunch of nomadic infestations across the globe.

      • Wudugast

        All Skaven are unhinged mate – it’s one of the best things about them πŸ™‚ As for the challenges I think I’m content to be a follower rather than a leader but of course if anyone else is inspired by our little collaboration they’d be more than welcome to make a splinter clan of their own. I’m not forgetting I need to write a tutorial for painting them too – once work is a bit less busy I’ll get on it.

  • Subedai

    That’s a nice skittering horde! Well done, with a project like that, discipline is truly needed.

  • Alex

    Aw yeah, now we’re cooking on gas mate! What a lovely sight… a chittering, seething horde of clanrats worthy of the name! Well done sir πŸ™‚

  • Azazel

    Excellent work this month, mate. Very productive and a nice variety and individualism to each of the rats while maintaining a cohesive overall look.

    • Wudugast

      Thank you – I do really enjoy mixing around the layout of the yellow and beige cloth to get the miss-matched look I was after, all of them individuals but still looking like the same army. Mixing in a few different fur colours helps with that as well (plus it makes the process with each one just different enough to keep me sane!)

      • Azazel

        Agreed. Keeping a variety going is so important to me when painting units. So easy to be bored out of your brain when they’re all clones!

  • miniaturepopcorns

    They look awesome, I do like me sum good looking ratmen.

  • Ross

    Have I made a joke about round bases before? I think I have. I’ll save it this time πŸ˜‰

    That’s a veritable horde of ratmen (which my computer keeps trying to autocorrect to ramen).

    I say expand those two squads. Bigger is better man-thing, yes-yes!

    • Wudugast

      You have – and I replied with an essay length justification. Probably best not to bring it up again – I’ll only start on another epic and rambling excuse! πŸ˜‰

      Generally I agree – bigger is better when it comes to hordes, but another squad means another excuse to build a cool looking command group, paint another banner*, add another weapon team, etc. It’s a dilemma for the ages and no mistake!

      *Generally I hate painting banners but I love seeing them fluttering (in my mind’s eye) over the advancing ranks. Plus I do quite enjoy doing Skaven banners for some reason.

  • Faust

    Skaven through Advanced Heroquest were one of my first introductions to the Warhammer world. So they are always a bit special to me, except when I’m playing against them in Blood Bowl, and then I purely hate them. “Four touchdowns?! C’mon!!”.

    Really great job on painting those up, and so many to boot!

    • Wudugast

      Funnily enough Skaven were my first introduction of Warhammer too. A boy I was friends with at school gave me a “ratman” he’d painted. I think I was ten. I lost touch with him years ago, and it wasn’t until I was an adult that I really rediscovered the hobby, but I’ve still got that little rat in pride of place to this day.

  • steinbergshedspace

    The only Skaven I ever painted were a blood bowl team (also in yellow tones). Sadly long lost now. Your horde has me thinking I might have to add a few to my Nurglesque Dragon Rampant army… Well done on doing so many of the little guys.

  • novafix

    Gotta love some Skaven & these look great!

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