31 October 2014

How to train your Mangler Squigs

This post is similar to my Giant Saving post, where I converted a £1 toy wrestler into a giant for Warhammer Fantasy Battle. Unfortunately, Andre the giant wasn't as good in-game as I'd hoped (lucky I didn't buy a real one) so I thought I'd try out a couple of Mangler Squigs.

The thing is, again, GW are charging a ridiculous price (£36) for a figure that I really don't like the look of. Regarding their giant, I just simply don't like the design but can see why some people do; Mangler Squigs, however, are a daft-looking pair of monsters. GW Orcs are comedic enough but I'm certainly not paying over £70 for what is effectively a childish, mass produced monster.

Especially when it seems you can buy childish, mass produced monsters for £1 a pair.

Why they are in Italian is anybody's guess. Maybe that's why they were £1 a pack.

The toy has holes where a pair of wings are supposed to go. I'm sure they'll be used for something else...the wings; not the holes.

I had some jeweller's chain kicking around that I'd originally bought to decorate my Dark Eldar. I put this use as the chain binding the brutes together and acting a leash for their poor snotling handlers. Wire threaded through the chain allows it to be posed and doesn't look too intrusive.

There's some Milliput filler in their chops.


A little bit of painting, inking, highlighting (you know the drill) later and here are the completed not-really-Mangler Squigs. Total saving = £70.

Games Workshop, I love you dearly - you got me into the wargaming hobby and have given me lots of fun over the years. I appreciate you are a business with shareholders to appease, however, I'm really not going pay over-the-odds prices for your products. You might possibly have taken £40 in revenue for a couple of sensibly priced squigs. Instead you've taken £0 revenue from me instead.