Tuesday, October 6, 2009

New Skaven Character Models!!!

Warlord Queek Headtaker. He's back, he's bigger and he's badder than ever. This is a truely impressive and dynamic model. I like how they have based the new sculpt on the old one with the inclusion of the trophy rack and what I can only assume was a Rat Ogre! He seems to tower as a Vampire Lord might and means business. All the rats running around him only add to his coolness. A must have for me and will probably be the general of my army just cause of his cool model! Well him or Old Sickpaw the Blind Seer.

Our new character Packmaster Skweel Gnawtooth. I like the buck toothed nature of this master slaver with his cat-o'-nine-warpstone-tails! I wonder if he does something to your Rat Ogres, Giant Rats and Swarms??

Finally and possibly most important of all is the fan favourite Deathmaster Snitch! Again an amazing model! The huge flowing cloak adds so much to this model as does the felled greatswordsman underfoot with a rat crawling through his ribcage.

What is probably the coolest thing about the model is the subtle imagery of the three daggers creating the skaven triad symbol. Probably didn't see that at first glance did you? :D

I really like how these models have been based on their original counterparts and grown from there. The knife in the tail, the dripping poisons, the spiked ball on the back of the hood. Kinda like the evolution (or evilution) of the Headtaker model. I also dig the glowing warpstone charm on him and Queek, got to have a go at painting its lighting effects nice and subtle like they have here.

Any guesses what my next fantasy army might be? What do you think it should be?


  1. Awesome!

    the Snitch model has just blown my mind.

  2. I looooove Queek Headtaker, but the felled greatswordsman with the rat crawling through his ribcage on Snitch's base is just drool-worthy.

    I'm excited for the plastic doomwheel too!