Today I bring you my Dervish twins. Lately I guess a fire as been lit under me (pun firmly intended) when it comes to painting my Menoth army. I think it comes from inputting them in forwardkommander.com’s collection manager and then promptly seeing that despite what it looks like on my shelf, I only have around 50% of my Menites painted. This can not stand!
I will end 2013 with that around 85% at least. There’s plenty of time left in the year for this to be possible, although this year’s Slow Grow/Journeyman may get in the way…hmm…actually make that at least 75%.
Anyway back to these guys…I painted both at once which is not something I do with warjacks due to the size of them and my wanting to see progress so I don’t get discouraged while painting them. These two are slightly smaller than the average light warjack and quite a bit thinner (thus more nimble?) so painting them took next to no time and didn’t give me enough time to get bored because by the time I was growing weary of painting one color, it was done and time to move on.
I’ve only just started using then and I believe they work best in pairs in order to maximize your investment (even if they are only 4 points a piece). I learned early on from Blood of Martys that sidestep on a jack can be straight money, which is what drew me to pick up these two.
Model Showcase is a new series where I post and showcase some of the awesome models I come across while taking in the sights and sounds of the amazing Warmachine & Hordes community!
I haven’t done this feature in a looooong time, but I do want to turn the model showcase into a regular feature. Preferably weekly.
So the first of this new feature belongs to Joasht on the Privateer Press Forums and his converted plastic Fire of Salvation! FoS is a favorite warjack of mine in the Protectorate and don’t get me wrong, I think he looks great as is in metal form. He still retains the general lines and silhouette of the other Menite Crusader chassis warjacks. But he does suffer a bit from under-sized metal character warjack syndrome (the greatest sufferer is of course the Avatar of Menoth), not as bad as some others, but still not “prefect”. Plus as a general rule, I prefer the plastic warjacks to the metal, due to a number of factors like weight, easy of assembly/posing, but most importantly: looks. Yes, I think the plastic warjacks are leaps and bounds over their metal brethren. It’s why I’m thinking of picking up another Reckoner chassis in plastic.
Joasht solves this with his conversion by not only giving it a great paintjob but it is unmistakably Fire of Salvation. It’s also magnetized so that he can still have his options! Click here or on the pic to go to the thread on the Privateer Press Forums!
In terms of my Fire of Salvation…he’s the only warjack I own for Menoth that isn’t painted yet.