Yesterday was a delight on its own. My long overdue order of Chaos Space Marines and Chaos Daemons models, in addition to specialist tools have arrived! Find out more pics and share my excitement about a special kit after the jump.
As I mentioned I have received a lot of fresh boxes today from our retailer in Ankara, Oversoul. Since this was a bulk order that was placed in February I had almost forgotten what I was supposed to receive and when I got through my checklist, I was quite excited to see that very few items were missing.
For my main army, the Black Legion Chaos Space Marines I got the new Helbrute model, a Forgefiend/Maulerfiend, Khorne Berzerkers, Raptors/Warp Talons, Chaos Spawn, a Sorcerer and a Terminator Lord. The Sorcerer is the first Finecast (resin) kit I got, and reading all those “Failcast” comments scares me a little. Regardless, we’ll see how it goes when it’s time to assemble the figure. Aside from the Maulerfiend the boxes were very compact. After thoroughly checking the boxes for any lost bits and pieces I found out that the Helbrute kit was a little damaged in the neck teeth area of the model. A minor inconvenience, but these tiny details really make or break the model. I cut my losses and moved on.
As a huge fan of demonic models I picked up a few boxes of my favorite troops. I like the Chaos gods Nurgle and Khorne, so now I have some Bloodletters, Plaguebearers and Nurglings. If at any time I decide to get into the wargaming aspect, I hear I can use them as allies for the main army. In the pic you can also see a basing kit that I wanted to give a shot. My first impressions are not great, to be honest. I’ll share my comments on a review post at a later time.
I also ordered a hobby drill, a sculpting tool, some solid and liquid green stuff as well as the Citadel emery boards. The drill and the solid green stuff did not arrive (never arrived at Oversoul as the owner claims) so at least now I have the necessary tools to remedy fine join lines on models like the ones I got on the Heldrake. I’ll have to follow-up with the missing items another time.
The last item in the order is the large army figure case for transporting. This was especially important for me since I have to carry many models to the little modeling station my buddies and I created at a remote location. Now that I have a suitably protected medium, damage from some source is of no more concern.
As a final treat I want to share with you the kit that excited me the most: The Nurglings!
Look at that! Compared to the other kit boxes this one is almost smaller than my hand. The sprue itself reveals very detailed but tiny Nurglings stacked on top of each other as well as some spare little demons. Here are a few pictures to compare sizes, a Nurgling vs. my thumb nail:
This order really got me psyched. As soon as I’m done with the competition piece I’ll try out one of these kits for sure. Can’t wait to get my hands on those little rascals!