I am finally getting some of the older GW figs I picked up last month rehabilitated. It seems apropos that I am doing this just as GW is about to unleash their revamped WHFB. Looking at the progress of time, you can really see the slide from 'realistically' proportioned fantasy figs to the ridiculously over the top proportions they use now. Note the chaos hounds above compared to these later Flesh hounds
to the next update for the Flesh Hound.
|The full group. Two are still unpainted, with only some filler putty added.|
|Evolutionary line up|
This extends to the entire range. Compare this early 90's plastic set skeleton to his more recent counterpart...
|The spearhead is larger than the skull.|
Note the old style: Proportional Spear and Coffin lid for a shield. (nice touch.) Next to that is a more recent update with thicker bones, an obscenely over sized spear, and a 'bone shield' that makes even less sense.
so, yeah, I am sure that it was lack of interest that drove traditional WHFB out and not a cartoonish approach to 'premium cost' figures.
As a complete aside, I picked this guy up as well. Anyone know the manufacturer?