For some reason it took a pint of cider and much deliberation to actually just start typing this blog post. When I haven’t posted in a while I start to ponder how to return. Do I recap all that has happened since I last blogged? A bad idea since I’d spend the day figuring out what all that is. No, let’s just keep it simple, current and relevant.
As a Fimir collector, your choices for something official are slim. Forgeworld sell a pack of 3 warriors for £31. That’s it.
If you skim through eBay, you’ll see the classic Bibby models go for no less than £20 each. Rare collectibles, slowly losing quality, but rising in value.
Beyond this, you have to look at proxies, conversions or alternative models. Fortunately, there are a few gems out there. One, perhaps the best, is Troll Outpost’s Swamp Warrior. It’s a great sculpt and it’s cheaper than Forgeworld.
What began as a small project to put together a few Fimir models for Age of Sigmar has quickly exploded into a whole host of Albion bogeymen. Knowing how rare (read: expensive) the classic metal Fimir models are, I didn’t invest any hope in getting them. Instead I converted some plastic Heroquest models I have lying around in my various spare Heroquest boxes. I’d also managed to trade for a limited Jes Goodwin sculpt, which is of the same scale. In the long term, I planned to slowly gather a few Forgeworld models to convert as leaders and then perhaps sculpt or convert others as the warband developed.