Friday, August 5, 2011

Ulkans and Magnets, oh my!

So today I got two surprises in the mail today.

Ulkan with CrushHammer

The Ulkans that I ordered from Pega Minidesign arrived today, the models themselves are gorgeous, the casting is excellent. The only thing I can comment on thusfar is that they are a bit taller than my Squat troops but this means they are going to be tall Squats (they are still shorter than regular models) and will most likely function as sergeants in whichever unit I stick them in. 

Ulkan with Magmagun
Their body build is as dense as the pictures suggest they are quite squat Squats (now theres a sentence you dont read often) and have feet which seem to be a bit too short for their bodies. For someone starting out with making their own models these three are amazing. I do hope he will manage something a bit more dynamic as all the models seem to have been constructed from the same basic posture.

Ulkan, Magmagun is a seperate piece
I asked one of my friends if he is willing to paint one of them. Or well am trying to sucker him into doing so. If he accepts I will most likely give him the model with the Crushhammer to serve as the lead model for my Penal Legion models. The Penal Legion is going to be constructed from the Avatar of Wars Bezerkers that still have not arrived. Their site mentions their pre-order shipping of the Bezerker kits as being completed on the 7th of July...if so it has taken them almost a month already to get to me (Their Support actually admits they hadn't shipped my models yet, so I am still waiting on a confirmation that it has been dispatched yet).

What also arrived today were the magnets I ordered from Bitspudlo finally completing the order I placed on the 27th of May. It only took them two months. I am not sure I will be using their services again in the future, not when there are so many good bit stores out there on eBay and the rest of the Internet. This does mean that I can finally finish assembling my Leman Russ Executioners as well as my actual Sentinels.


  1. I continue to be impressed by the momentum you're carrying through with this army.

    I like the new additions, I can't wait to see them in context with the rest of the forces.

  2. @Mik: Thanks! I do try to keep some stuff going though we are coming to an end of me buying as much so progress will be slow, and my painting even slower.

  3. like the new additions too... the ulkans are a nice find...i hope to see your hand on them soon to get them a lick of paint!

    viktor von domm