Thursday, 19 September 2019

GW ChainRasps but useful as Generic Fantasy Undead (Part 1):

Every now and then you come across a set of miniatures you have no particular need for (perhaps in the Order of Battle for the original Game System) but you can see how it can be used in another game system superbly well. I have to take my hat off to the sculptor who came up with the "Chainrasps" as they are as near a perfect set of undead ghosts you could want for. Simple in construction (very simple) and assembly (easy peasy) yet giving a voluminous floating feel, a haunting presence and a successful 'floating above the ground' look to them - how many figures of flying creatures have you seen that look like they are about to plummet to the ground? (see below, one sprue for £25 was not cheap, £2.50 a figure - but one set is probably all you need for any dungeon [yes I intend to use them for classic D&D, or rather 5th Edition] - I have been told they might feature in a bargain magazine feature, if so my advice is to snap them up, multiple times):

A close-up of some "Chainrasps" assembled but not yet painted and they look "good" (see below, two pieces of plastic glued together and that's it; their simple beauty has already pushed some of my other painting projects to one side - and there is the distinct danger of me buying some more undead from the same army range as they look equally generic to my eyes):

Next stage .. painting!


Renko said...

Watching with interest

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

The spooks are nice to paint!

Geordie an Exiled FoG said...

Somebody said that there is a magazine coming out with a sprue of these on for £2