You know that saying, “Real men don’t need instructions”?
Most of the time I try to prove that. Well, not when I’m putting together Ikea furniture, but most other times.
Yesterday I picked up the Skaven Hell Pit Abomination, without a box. Apparently without instructions, either. I’m not sure if there are supposed to be instructions, but I hope so, because I’m sure they are plenty helpful to those putting this kit together.
Well, I didn’t have a set of instructions, all I had was this…
And after some despruing and cleaning up, I had a puzzle…
Thankfully my brain likes a puzzle!
So, after probably an hour and a half, which I’m sure is above average…I’m slow at this, especially when I’m reading and watching battle reports while I work…I had my Hell Pit Abomination pretty much complete.
What a beauty! Or a grotesque specimen of Clan Moulder genetic engineering. Same difference.
It wasn’t too difficult to build without instructions, actually. I think not doing it in the right order made certain areas harder to do, but finding good pictures online helps.
I’m not even thinking yet about painting this guy. It’s going to take a lot of love and practice with other minis, like the Rat Ogres who also have a lot of fleshy parts to paint. For now I’ll probably leave it as is or give it a brown primer coat, just to sort of fit in with the rest of the army.
The other night I also picked up a box of Night Runners, intending a handful of them to be Gutter Runners (because, really, who takes Night Runners?).
Here are the first five.
I’ll try them out, see how I like them, and decide if I should make another 1, 5, 6 or what, to either up this unit or make a second, or both.