Hello all, welcome back to SB40k. Things are progressing nicely here with the scratch building of the Daemon force. Figuring 40 brain Horrors would be enough for now, along with Heralds to lead them, I've switched gears to focusing on the Flesh Hounds and their design.
I began by measuring the approximate size of the Flesh Hounds, deciding a total height of 1 1/8" would be acceptably close to the actual models. Length is just under 2" and width is 3/4". With that said, on to what I've come up with so far!
In the above picture you can see the treads, weapon arm, and sawblade which are to be duplicated and form the bases of much of the model. The entire model has been made using For Sale signs (other than that small bit of circle on the saw blade).
Here we can see the main body glued to duplicated wheel treads. It's a fairly simple model that I've put together. The arm will be attached at the circular portion at the top back and reach forward with the saw blade.
And this is my entire progress so far. I was able to make these in the last week, so I think I've come a huge distance considering the amount of time I've had! I'd love to make enough for 3 whole squads of these, but that might take me a month to complete!!
Other than hobby progress, I've also had the opportunity to play a game this weekend, playing the Blood of Martyrs example mission on page 354 of the big book. My Daemon force was up against an Eldar army, and I was the attacker. Overall the game was a blast, and he held out quite well, not being wiped out until turn 6. I probably should have deep struck the Horrors in close to get their shooting off, but it wasn't really a big deal as we were just having a good time.
The Lord of Change was fantastic, knocking out the two Fire Prisms on his own. Also huge was the unit of 15 Flesh Hounds, led by a Herald of Khorne, or as I like to call them the Murderbots. They charged into cover, didn't care about losing a couple models and proceeded to eat face. On their own that unit took out 2 Farseers, a unit of 10 Dire Avengers, and a unit of 6 Warlocks. They were absolutely devastating against my poor opponent.
Overall it was fantastic fun, and I'd love to play it as the defender sometime!