Saturday, December 10, 2011

Using Mage Knight Figures for Warhammer 40K

Way back in May, I decided that I wanted to create a really cheap 40K army. One thing I had noticed recently was how cheaply one could purchase Hero Clix and Mage Knight figures on sites like TrollandToad.com. Admittedly, it also helped that I had a few in a shoe box in the man cave that I could experiment on before I ever spent any more money.

Sadly, that army has yet to materialize. All of my time seems to be consumed by a full time job and a pair of graduate school courses. There isn't much gaming going on at all around here!

But I did shoot this quick tutorial over the summer before classes started, and I ran across it this week. I'm not exactly proud of the quality, but what the hey... might as well share anyway. The lighting in this video is terrible. Between bad lighting and pale skin, I look like a friggin' zombie.



5 comments:

  1. I use horror clix and hero clix in my D&D and Gamma World games (especially Gamma World, since you need a pretty wide variety of pieces to represent the crazy characters). The secondary market for older figures is so cheap, they make a great alternative.
    I find the paint is really thick and gummy that they use and it obscures some of the details. I give them a very quick rinse in acetone and then scrub them with an acetone soaked q-tip. You have to be really careful since the acetone will eat away at the plastic they are made of if you leave it too long. Afterwards you can prime and paint them no problem.

    By the way, I had no idea you had an accent - it's strange that when you read things you just assume the person who wrote it sounds like you :).

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  2. I've actually never played Gamma World, but my Rifts and d20 Modern/Future/Urban Arcana/D&D campaigns needed lots of variety as well.

    I actually forgot that horror clix even existed... I'll have to check those out soon.

    And yeah, growing up in North Carolina left me with a bit of country bumpkin in my voice...

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  3. I've actually never played Gamma World, but my Rifts and d20 Modern/Future/Urban Arcana/D&D campaigns needed lots of variety as well.

    I actually forgot that horror clix even existed... I'll have to check those out soon.

    And yeah, growing up in North Carolina left me with a bit of country bumpkin in my voice...

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  4. Have you seen that new game out called 'Kings of War'? If you're into Warhammer Fantasy, the models are the exact same scale and look almost exactly like GW models. And they're way less expensive. Just an idea ;-)

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  5. I have heard of Kings of War, although I'll be more likely to use figures from Warpath (Mantic's sci-fi line). I'm really glad you mentioned them, James, because the last time I looked at the website, there weren't any of the sci-fi figures available for sale yet.

    The Marauder army looks amazing, even though the basic set and leader are the only items available so far. $50 for fifty infantry plus two vehicles beats the snot out of Games Workshop prices, and the figures look just as good.

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