Zombie Cavalry and the death of Epic

Posted: May 5, 2013 in Uncategorized
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After much procrastination I worked out how to paint my Zombie Cavalry. A test model can be seen below:

zombiecavalrytest

It was fairly simple but it looks good enough for me.  The horse was undercoated black, the bone detail was picked out, then the horse was base coated with Vallejo Leather Brown. After a couple of coats of Vallejo Leather Brown the horse was generously washed with Devlan Mud. Once that had dried the horse was washed with Ogryn Flesh Wash. When that had dried all wounds and areas around the bone were washed with Baal Red a number of times. With other horses I tried different basecoats finding that Vallejo Beasty Brown gave a very nice result (pictures will follow at some point!) but Vallejo Dark Flesh was disappointing as it resulted in a muddy finish.

In other news both GW and Forgeworld are winding down their Specialist Games and Epic/Aeronautic Imperialis ranges. What this means is that when they run of particular models they won’t be casting anymore. I’m not surprised that GW are doing this, I expected this when they released their Finecast range, but FW? This really came out of nowhere! If this is news to you then good luck panic buying what’s left because there’s pretty much nothing left. I’m sure the usual gits bought remaining stock with the intention of re-selling it on ebay for stupidly inflated prices and I pass wind in their general direction.

The worst thing about all of this is that not every game can be easily played with other manufacturers models. Bloodbowl, Mordheim, Necromunda and Warmaster players are all very well catered for elsewhere but when it comes to Battlefleet Gothic and Inquisitor things get a bit more difficult. With Epic it’s a mixed bag, there are plenty of 6mm modern/sci-fi manufacturers out there but for most of their armies you’re either going to need to do some decent scratchbuilding and ebaying to get what you need. So, all in all, it’s sad times.

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