Wednesday, December 19, 2018

And another Winged Hussar arrived... fashionably late! :)

It's been a long while since I did a hobby update but I finally put some time into finishing off of one of the half done 2018 bucket list figs on my painting table.  I did a quick build post a while back for this guy back when I was trying to set up a local 40k RPG group at my local FLGS.  My RPG efforts unfortunately didn't garner interest in enough players and it frankly took the wind out of my sails for finishing those two figures.  In the months in between, I purchased some very sparkly silver primer (didn't realize just how sparkly until AFTER priming this fig!) and primed him but only recently finished him up.

In the linked post above, you can see some progressive Goldilocks variations on my Winged Hussar style.  This fig is still purposefully more ornate than a standard primaris model as well as a bit more "practical" (if you can use that term in an over the top universe like 40k!) in the sense that I added visible grenade and ammo bits.  I chose that loadout that visually would allow me to use him as both a tactical marine or an intercessor in RPGs.  That's probably more than enough text for what amounts to just a single figs worth of hobby effort.  Here is a 360 view of the fig as well as a comparison with some other previous ones using the same core starter set Lieutenant fig.  I suppose that it could show a progression of the same character across different ranks (L to R: Captain, Veteran Sergeant, Lieutenant).

And finally, for those of you who made it this far down, my next article will revisit something that I covered a few years ago... 3D printing and wargaming.  Thanks for reading and, as always, let me know what you think in the comments.


  1. Thanks! Any thoughts on the longer/thinner tabard vs the previous loincloth style? I might retake the close up pic as I took it further away as part of a series for the animated gif. It's not as clear as I'd like.