It came from the lightbox: Dark Age Forsaken

I picked up four boxes of Dark Age Forsaken Prevailers at NOVA, and have been steadily making progress on them.

In fact: I was almost fully painted with them when I took these photos:

Just five models to go.  Of course, since then, another twelve have shown up (I’ve had to acknowledge that Warknights don’t really align with my playstyle), but they’ll get painted up rapidly, I think.

Now, getting things models together has been a rocky road.  Best case scenario, stuff is falling apart.  Worst case scenario, shit is just flat out breaking for being breathed on.

That Warknight Captain is going to run around with a bladeless hilt for the rest of his existence because that blade will. not. go. back. on.

I’m painting some Skylancers right now: one of them melted.  Literally.  Literally.  I was priming it and holding it at an angle (like you do, when you’re trying to get good coverage), and the ankles on the model just… decided that the rest of the model was too much weight and just noodled all the way over and then broke off before my eyes.  It was dramatic enough that my current theory is that there might have been some chemical reaction between the primer (Vallejo airbrush primer) and the chalky metal they use.

After some cussing, I drilled a hole up her butt, stuck a paperclip in there, and am relying on the paperclip to support her.  It’s worked out so far, as it has for the Warwind.  I ended up doing this for two of the Repentants, and I’m starting to think I need to do it for the other two.  At this point, I’m confident they’re going to fall apart.

This has had a drastic impact on my inclination to put time into these models.  I like the game, I’m starting to appreciate… if not the fluff, then the tone of the game.  But if I’m going to have to fucking fight these models to bring them to the table, I’m going to get them painted and leave it at that.

So, I’d say most of these are tabletop quality and probably not much more.  I’m pleased with the Banes, satisfied with most of the Command models, and I’m just glad to be done with the Warknights.

 

  • Steven Williams

    Sounds frustrating. They look good painted though.

    • I could do better, but painted is better than not painted.

  • Mike Schaefer

    Yup, they sure look good at the end of the day. I’m glad you can finally just press on and play the game and not have to worry about the paint-jobs anymore. Most of the models look like they’ll hold up in game-play, too.

    • Most of them, yeah, I think. I’ve already had one Warknight go at the ankles again. I suspect that now that those models are weakened, it’ll always be a problem. I should just start support-pinning them going forward.