Sunday, 20 March 2016

KR Conundrum

Do inevitably I've started thinking about storage options for the models. Initially I thought I'd return to KR Multicase for this however upon having a gander over their website it would appear that they're not quite as good as they once were in terms of price.
Actually it was such a shock that I went and checked an old receipt from my first purchase in 2012 and they have increased their prices by about £10 on the basic cases. While they might be good quality this really puts them beyond what I'm prepared to spend for model storage (and let's be honest no one wants to spend more than they have to one something thats not models).

So I've been exploring several options including sourcing my own aluminium case and filling it with foam trays. However I think I may go with Tabletop Tyrants case system. By my calculations something that would cost me £70 with KR would cost me £45 with TT. I've not got the funds yet for this I hasten to add (waiting on some sales of other bits to fund it) but certainly hope to have something in place before we move again in Sept.

Saturday, 12 March 2016

A bundle of Eldar

My delivery finally arrived from Cumbria Wargaming Supplies. It took a lot longer than expected but this appears to be due to a website issue meaning orders aren't necessarily sent to the store owner. Bit of an ecommerce flaw. In the end I contacted the owner via Facebook and this was a lot swifter. Would I use them again? Not sure. If you're not in a hurry they are cheaper with free postage over £40. The haphazard nature of conducting business is a bit unnerving but the owner seems pleasant and genuinely does want to help.
It's a toss up between them and Triplehelix but they charge for postage regardless.

So what did I acquire you may ask? 3 x Windrider boxes, 2 Vypers, 2 Wraithlords and one Windrider Farseer. I have a rough (and slightly cheesy) 1000pt list which requires a further 2 boxes of windriders and another Vyper. I also still don't have the codex but have been using... other Internet sources in the meantime XD. There's no money for the other bits yet and I still don't have any transport options (having stupidly sold my KR Multicases a while ago) but that's OK as it's going to take me a while to get this lot together. One thing I do have to do is acquire an airbrush however my dad has one with a compressor that he doesn't (or at least didn't) use so I'm hopefully gonna snag that off him when I see him next.

I still haven't quite decided what paint scheme to use. I like the Iyanden fluff and could really enjoy making a wraith based army, but I think the yellow is a bit too much when assembled on mass. Options here are to either swap the yellow for an entirely different colour or do what I did with my Imperial Fists I painted years ago (see the gallery) and use a more mustard yellow.
Alternatively I do like the Yme-Lok colours but their fluff isn't as evocative for me.

Either way I've got time yet. I've already started on a Vyper which has some interesting challenges for magnetising the weapons. More as and when.