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House Ordos Project Blog – Mission 7

Greetings fans of the Executrix!

Apologies for the delay in this latest installment, but I do have some good news to report! The painting of the army is complete (well the knights are anyway)! I found myself with a fortunate abundance of spare time over the last few weeks, so I decided that I would take the chance to “paint now, blog later”!

Not to fear though, this just means that you loyal readers will be spoiled with a new article every day up until the end of the blog series!

I’m not going to get the Shield Captains built, or the Van Saar infantry painted that I had planned in time for the next few events, so those additions can come to the army at a later time (or maybe in the dead of night when I am feeding a cranky baby!)

I did however get the Van Saar infantry built though, so in this article I will show you guys what I built. A quick reminder, I had bought 3 boxes of the Van Saar gang from Necromunda:

When I opened the first box of these guys, I was actually stunned at the amount of bits that were available for a mere TEN infantry models:

Also as well, the instructions for the building of these guys was all fairly complex (although to be fair, the idea for a Necromunda gang is that you generally don’t need to buy much more!). Each individual model had their own set of instructions (although some parts were interchangeable), and even things such as the heads came in 2/3 pieces per model:

 

As cool as the models with the faces were, I much preferred the head style with the visor/mask apparatus that came as one of the options. There are also so many other options, such as blades, grenades, and various other decorative pieces (including an energy shield option as well that comes with green plastic).

I found the build of some of the models challenging – I don’t really have a delicate touch when it comes to painting OR modelling, so some of the really small components did take it’s toll on me a touch! However, i’m sure you can agree that when they are completed, the models are simply exceptional:

You really need to open up one of these kits to get an appreciation for how delicate and detailed these guys can be! This picture is probably better for trying to explain just how elaborate and detail-packed these kits really are:

So that’s pretty much it for the infantry guys! I used pretty much the same helmets for as many of the infantry as possible, and the same rifles (for lasgun proxies) where possible.

Of course, the spectre of Clarence still looms large – and I was a bit stuck for ideas after losing one of the crucial linchpin pieces of the torso for one model!

I’m going to chalk this one up to an experiment by the Ixians going wrong……

I will definitely put up a new post in the future whenever I get around to getting these guys painted. They are too cool to not get a killer paint job, and hopefully I can do them the justice they deserve!

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