So, I opened the box and got to work. First of all, the new acolyte models are excellent designs and very well sculpted, with is probably why I've seen them in a lot of different conversions. They go together reasonably easily, although the instructions do give the impression that something awful will happen the moment you deviate from them.
Here are the first three. I can't remember what the weapons are called so I'll make some names up.
|L-R: Goreflute, Tubular Bell, Heavy Bumper|
These two are also carrying heavy weapons. The lower body of the guy on the right was made from half an eldar that I must have hacked up about 20 years ago. I reckon I could stretch this kit quite a long way...
|L-R: Assault Whisk, Lasplunger|
I also started work converting an icon-carrier for these guys. This chap started life as a skaven warlord, but his hunched body and back banner will make him a promising standard bearer. Also, he is standing on a little rock, which is always a reliable sign of importance in the 40k world.
In less exciting news, I forced myself to paint three resin bases that I intend to use as objective markers or patches of difficult ground. They were made by Micro Art Studio, and I think they're meant for flying models. They don't look terribly impressive, but they're well-sculpted and I'm pleased with how they've come out.
Someone could trip over that. All the more reason to grow extra limbs and stand on a little rock.