Wednesday, 13 May 2009
I went in for a command squad, and came out with a Valkyrie!
Whilst out shopping with my nearest and dearest yesterday, we called in at the local GW. I've been wanting to pickup the new plastic command squad for a few conversions since they came out, plus I needed some more shadow grey for my hellhammer.
After checking the shelves, I ended up asking one of the staffers where all the new guard stuff was. The reply was simple, everything but the valkyries had sold out. Bugger, so that left me with a tub of shadow grey and some round bases, all hopes for shiny new goodness dashed. It was at this point that my wife showed one of the reasons I love her so .....
"You're never going to just get a paint are you? go on, get something if you want it"
A cheer went up from the staffers and a couple of vets who were hovering around the painting station. I reached for the valkyrie box pushing aside the little voice in my head that kept saying "you don't need it" and "you can get it cheaper online". It's like plastic crack.
So, I'm now a proud owner of a valkyrie. In truth, the model scares me, there's so much potential in the kit and knowing me, that's a lot of potential cock ups. So I'm sending out a plea, if anyone has any tips on putting this thing together or painting it, then send them in. That goes for links to forum posts, blogs articles, anything you think will help.
Here's a couple of pics of my mates FW valkyrie, just so you can see what I'm up against.