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AWuuuu10 Dec 2012 11:43 a.m. PST

I finished my Ssylth from Dark Eldar line.
I love the miniature (just not the quality it was cast in finecast.. but lest put that aside)

Its beautifully sculpted miniature and all parts are interchangeable with plastic DE range
Great stuff. I will certainly buy more of them !


In his reptile glory !

With his girl friends :)

Dealing with Sinister (and still WIP) Duchess

This guy is cold blooded killer but i hope he is not a cold-blooded reptile, otherwise he would move really slowly on this snow :)

And obviously he need some more work, i realized only after seeing the photos in size..;/

More on my blog

Chef Lackey Rich Fezian Inactive Member10 Dec 2012 11:52 a.m. PST

Nice model, shame it's only available in Failcast.

AWuuuu10 Dec 2012 12:07 p.m. PST

Shame indeed, as finecast is no gentle to his scales and underside at all..

I ordered one miniature to see if quality raised since I get him.. because i really want at least 4 more of them, and few other Dark Eldar pieces ..but I am delaying them in fear of disappointment ;(

jpattern2 Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2012 12:51 p.m. PST

Very nice work.

I love snakemen, have a good-sized army of them from old Citadel, Reaper, Rackham, Chronopia, and others. But I just can't quite pull the trigger on this guy because he's FInecast.

Chef Lackey Rich Fezian Inactive Member10 Dec 2012 1:09 p.m. PST

The cost might be a factor too, eh? Again, a Failcast symptom.

Loved those old Citadel Chaos snakemen models. Those were they days.

AWuuuu10 Dec 2012 2:15 p.m. PST

Snakemen rox in general :)

This one is really great miniature, with both all arms and head separate pieces.
So he could be built in many different ways, especially with extra parts from kabalites, wyches and scourges.

He is worth a try. You might find a perfect cast snake..

jpattern2 Supporting Member of TMP10 Dec 2012 2:49 p.m. PST

I can see myself at the GW store: No, no, no, no, no, YES!


skullyboy Inactive Member10 Dec 2012 3:01 p.m. PST

lol "failcast"

Space Monkey10 Dec 2012 4:41 p.m. PST

Yep, I'd be wanting one if it were metal.

Chef Lackey Rich Fezian Inactive Member10 Dec 2012 4:43 p.m. PST

Yep, I'd be wanting one if it were metal.

Need that saying on a t-shirt for trips to the GW store. :)

Wolfprophet Inactive Member10 Dec 2012 4:44 p.m. PST

We had similar problems with one here. My mother did one for a painting contest, but I did the prep work on it. The process is improving for sure…but for now, it's problematic and the "finecast" brand may not recover from it's initial bad reputation for a long….long time…just as some people still have that stigma over FW rules and stats being OP'd. Which….they can be. I mean hell, a drop pod that can deliver terminators AND then FLY again?! What the hell man?

billthecat Inactive Member11 Dec 2012 9:45 a.m. PST

Use any torso you like… create snake tail/lower body from green stuff… voila, instant custom snake-man/men in any flavor you want, for a fraction of the cost. Only minimal sculpting skill required.

AWuuuu11 Dec 2012 10:03 a.m. PST

I did ! :)
I am quite happy about this tail of mine, but such fine scales are unfortunately beyond my skill

But that mises the point of beautiful snake.

It can be said of any miniature ever :)

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