Friday, December 20, 2013

Warhammer: Vampire Counts Varghulf WIP

Hey Folks, 

Now I'm back into blogging I thought I would post today's WIP - a $15 Varghulf for my Vampire Counts undead army. 

Varghulfs are, according to the army book Vampires who have let their bestial nature run unchecked ,supplanting their personality, and have devolved into deformed ravenous beasts, swollen on a constant diet of red meat. 

They are also dead hard on the table, being tough, cheapish monsters with Regeneration. 

Now the GW model is pants, and also (as usual) expensive. I was wandering through Toyworld today and spied this: 
A Scheligh fantasy range "human bat". $30 but half price today! Score. The girl at the counter was a bit put out by it and thought it was odd :) 

In comparison here is the GW model: 

Now it's more than twice the size of GW model, but rediculously large centrepieces is kind of "my thing" :)  It wouldn't do to just plonk him down as is (though it's tempting to make the grognards squeal) so I decided to convert him a bit and give him some hair, to match my Varghiests (baby Varghulfs with less of a kill count) 
He is on a Chariot base...which is twice the size of a stock Varghulf's 50mm square but oh well! In case your wondering how big he actually is here is a size comparison with a Mantic Skellie (28mm scale) and a "proper" Varghiest
So he is HUGE, and not a large target according to the rules lol. Yes he will be painted. 



Jamie said...

Hi Jason, very cool model.

Doesn't it warrant a larger base for the pose though? Wouldn't really give any game advantage? (not that I am a major WFB expert)

Jason Holland said...

I think your right sadly, a larger base is probably in order. Game wise it's a disadvantage in that more models can attack it, but an advantage in that it will have a bigger footprint. I could just angle it up on the left so that wings off the ground though perhaps?

Jamie said...

I see, yes if you can get the pose to stand up right. Would hot water work at all, those figs are pretty,tough plastic?

Jason Holland said...

Tried hot water, it's that bendy plastic so it will be a saw and reposition job, which is not too hard.

skippy the wonder dog said...

That's pretty cool. Nice score,