In particular, I've been thinking about Skaven. I've never had Skaven models for any of the Warhammer games, although many years ago I painted a box or two of Clanrats for a friend in a trade, but I always had a soft spot for the furry li'l fellas. In fact during the Blood Bowl craze of early 2010 (we haven't actually played it yet) I bought (and recently finished painting) a Skaven team. Pics of those will be coming soon.
Anyhow, when a Skaven army popped up at an amazing price on bartertown, I jumped on it. After three weeks and a bunch of unanswered emails sent to the seller, I was beginning to smell "ripoff" but yesterday a big box arrived...
WOW! That's alotta rats. 150 Clanrats, 75+ Plague Monks, 20 Night/Gutter Runners, Jezzail teams, Ratling Guns, Globadiers, Plague Censer Bearers, Rat Ogres, Warp Lightning Thrower, characters... pretty much a complete army (less Screaming Bell and Stormvermin of course) and better yet, much of it has been neatly painted in block colours.
Of course I'be detail painting and relying heavily on the magical properties of Devlan Mud, and finishing the bases, but it shouldn't take long to get most of this stuff table-ready. The characters and some of the other stuff is unpainted but that's perfect, as those are the centrepieces anyway, I'm just happy that the huge blocks of rats are well on their way to completion.
I bet that alot of people have lucked into armies like this, partly painted that is. I'm intending to post periodic progress reports on how the tune-up goes. It may be more work than I anticipate but I think it will be good fun. "Die-die man-thing!"
ps stay tuned for the new 40K army coming soon as well... what is the matter with me??