Monday, February 28, 2011

Scar -Scath arrives...and is unboxed!


He has arrived...the great lord that my army has been waiting for! I have magic, I have war-machines, I have muscle, and now, NOW I have otherworldly EVIL as well!
(Insert high-pitched - yet still evil - laugh here!)

...or at least I have a model that COULD stand-in as that embodiment of Skaven evil, the scheming Vermin Lord.

I first came across Scar-Scath, Fiend of Vermin, from a post on another blog, and since then have visited the Bane Legions website several times. The models look great and could well accompany any number of different armies, and the range is expanding, with monsters ranging from tree-men to giants. I determined to buy Scar-Scath, as I thought he might be a really good centerpiece for my Skaven army, striding tall among the bent-backed, scurrying Skaven horde around him, massive polearm in hand.

I recently ordered the model from Maelstrom Games and a box duly arrived from the UK while I was on a business trip. I was really happy to get back and see the box there, not least because anything coming in the post from the UK by Royal Mail makes me worry. (Even worse if it is Parcel Force....Parcel FARCE more like) Note that isn't a slight on Maelstrom (I could choose a safer more expensive shipping option if I wish!), just my fears based on prior experience with the UK postal system.

Anyway, the box did arrive, and in perfect shape too! So what is in it?

Let's take a look...

As a total noob with resin miniatures, I appreciate this!

Wrapped up safe and sound in bubble wrap.

Pieces in a bag.

The head of Scar-Scath.
8 pieces.

The pieces are really clearly defined with lots of detail. The one thing I don't quite understand is that there was no base for the model in the box. Is it the case that with resin models people just always want to sculpt and create their own? Perhaps I missed where it said that on the website? It seems a bit strange as the foot (on the right in the picture) looks as though it has a rod molded for insertion in a hole on a base. I guess I will have to find one somewhere...

After getting out the model and making sure nothing was broken I decided to put Scar-Skath next to one of my Skaven to see how he looked in terms of size. Although Maelstrom have helpfully put sizes (H:84mm x W:96mm) on their site next to pictures of each model (so I had a rough idea) I was definitely nervous as I put him next to a Warlock Engineer for comparison. Would he look ridiculously large? or not impressive enough?

Here is the shot...

Yes, he IS rather large (and will look larger with the head on and when carrying the polearm) but I actually think he is going to look just about right! Not a giant - more a very large and powerful manifestation of a summoned being.

Now the challenge is just to assemble and paint my first ever resin figure!



  1. That is pretty awesome dude. I have heard of this guy, but never really seen him. BEASTLY! He shall make an awesome Vermin Lord. Do you have any plans for his colour scheme yet?

    As to the base, in my experience a lot of resin items don't come with bases. It does give you the opportunity to do something special with it though.

  2. Hi Kuffeh!
    Yeah, I have to agree that the sculpt is really cool - I only hope I can do it justice when I have a go at painting it! I haven't really done large areas of skin before - ROgres perhaps being the exception?
    I think (like the box art) I may go for a pale skin tone, perhaps built up from a Dwarf Flesh to an Elf Flesh? Anyway, I'll experiment and see what I get!

  3. Damn Squeek, that is a lovely model! I´ve used quite some positive stuff about the Vermin Lord in a skaven army. (Though he is ridiculously expensive points wize). But that model looks so awesome! Personally I wouldn't be bothered by the size difference, we are talking here about a vermin lord after all, which is a demon in all regards ^^.

    Looking forward to see it all painted up :)

    Kind regards!


  4. Looking forward to seeing it painted up :-)

  5. It came straight from HELL...

    Really inpessive (or should I say monstreous)

    My expeiences with resin is that it's a bit nasty
    material to glue and paint, but with a good basecoat
    it must be no problem;)



  6. Hi guys, yup - the BaneLegions models are pretty awesome! If I had a wood elf army I would definitely be getting the tree-man, and if I had Orcs, Goblins or Chaos I would go for the cyclops too!
    I'm pretty busy with work, so I won't get to paint this model for a couple of weeks at least, but I'll post an update when I am done...

  7. Do you think that I would be able to convert one of the Skaven models to look like a giant hamster with mechanical additions (30mm scale), and if so, which one would be best to use? The reason I'm asking is that I misread "Soul Harvester" as "Soul Hamster" and decided that I want one for my Cryx (Warmachine).

  8. Hi Squeek,

    I hope it's OK there in Tokyo...
    The earthquakes were even here in Holland
    headlines news...

    A bit off topic, but still the best greetings and wishes
    and hopefully soon some images of this real rat-deamon...

  9. Hi. Thanks for your best wishes, everyone here in Japan appreciates the kind wishes that people have sent us...especially the people in the North, where it is much worse than in Tokyo.
    Regarding Scar-Skath - because of the earthquake and other things (I will post about that) I won't be finishing (or even STARTING!) Scar for a while, but I promise I will post an update when I do.
    In the meantime thanks again for posting and best regards,

  10. All the best dude, hope you and yours are all fine. I look forward to seeing you paint our beastie when you have more hobby time!
    Tim from Maelstrom


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