Ride The Lightning – Part 4

Time for some more Stormcast Eternals and, as we hurtle towards the end of Fembruary, I took a look through the collection of Sigmar’s Finest that I’ve been planning to tackle and found several ladies amongst them. Could I get them painted before the end of the month? Well the answer is; not all of them but some is better than none. First of all we have a pair of Vindictors, the rank and file of the new-look Stormcasts. These are far nicer models, in my opinion, than the older Liberators who formed the core of the army in the early days (more on them below).

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That’s not to say that the Liberators were all bad, just that the Vindictors are nicer, more interesting to paint and more dynamic. However an exception to the rule when it comes to the rather static early Liberator models is Angharad Brightshield from the Steelheart’s Champions set from Warhammer Underworlds.

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I actually bought this set based purely on how much I liked this particular model (although the fact that I got it for a very knocked down price didn’t hurt either…). The other two models in the set I’m less excited about but I’ll get around to them sooner or later.


21 responses to “Ride The Lightning – Part 4

  • John@justneedsvarnish

    Very nice! 🙂 That armour really does look good!

  • Alex

    Brilliant job mate, they look fab!!

  • Pete S/ SP

    Very nice- I like your metailcs effects.

    Cheers,

    Pete.

  • templeofthutmos

    Excellent job. They’re all great, but I love the pose on the first one.

  • mellis1644

    They look great. I always have an issue with the pristine look of stormcast and my attempts to paint them have IMO not been greatest. However, I love your take on them – the metal effect is really great.

    • Wudugast

      Cheers! Yeah, I never liked the look of the Stormcasts until they started showing them as battered and war-worn, that was when I started to see the potential in them. Mind you, nothing should ever look too clean in my book! 😀

  • Kuribo

    Well, I wouldn’t have guessed that you have so many Stormcast kicking about but its nice see you get some painted up! These all look nice and I’d imagine there was enough variety here across the minis that you didn’t get tired of painting them as well. Speaking of Stormcast, I better get back to painting mine! 🙂

    • Wudugast

      Aye, well, I’m not sure I would have guessed I had so many Stormcasts either actually… It’s surprising what you turn up when you start trying to organise the backlog! I must admit by the time I finished the second Vindictor I wasn’t sure if I could face any more for the moment but you’re right, the variety in the models was just the tonic I needed and I powered through Ana.. Angha… Miss Brightshield. I even started on another one but he’s a boy so I decided he could wait – I’ll try to finish him soon though. And yes, you need to get back to your Stormcast – that Slayer Sword isn’t going to win itself you know! 🙂

  • Azazel

    Lovely work yet again! Still love that metal, at the risk of sounding redundant every time I reply to one of these. 🙂 I think one of the things they’ve done that stands out to me with the newer Stormcast is kind of de-chunkify them so they look a little more proportionate. Not so extreme as the move between Firstborn to Primaris, but certainly that sort of thing. I guess I see a much more similar difference between Terminators and Gravis Armour.

    • Wudugast

      I know what you mean, the older Stormcasts – especially the first ones – look very simple and clunky now compared to this latest generation. These really look like armoured humans to me, whereas the first generation feel a bit like statues, golems or constructs. Not that that’s a bad thing, variety is the spice of life and all that, although personally I prefer the new ones. That said it’s concerning that they felt the need to redesign the range just 6 years after it’s initial release – I wonder if its a case of milking the cash cow, new designers wanting to put their stamp on the poster boys or if it’s about trying to breathe new life into a setting that isn’t doing as well as they hoped. Time will tell I guess. Anyway I’ve got a bunch of the old Stormcasts which I’ll try to get painted soon. Glad you like the metal and feel free to praise it whenever you like – I’ve never knowingly turned down a compliment and I’m not about to start! 😀

      • Azazel

        Hahah well there seems to be no danger of that!
        I think it’s Milking with new designers/aesthetics. One of the reasons for the Aesthetic change I think is there much more deliberate emphasis on female troops mixed in with the boys, so the exaggerated masculine proportions of the original chinky bois doesn’t easily translate well to feminine profiles compared to making everyone’s armour a little less exaggerated.
        Plus of course, the need for constant new releases in the Sig Marine range!

  • patmcf

    I have to agree with the rest of the mob!! Great work on that Armour mate!!

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