So, something to report, I've finished all the land speeders I'm painting for the chapter :) I'm still working on a few other minis, but I should have an exciting update about Wednesday next week :)
I'm still going strong with getting the marines in the current batch done. I've almost finished fifty marines of the eighty five now. I reckon I will have the remainder finished by the end of the week barring unforeseen circumstances.
I figured I'd give people a picture of something though, here's the venerable dreadnought I finished recently.
So I've managed to paint twenty marines and a land speeder over the lats two days. OK, if I'm being honest, I haven't actually airbrushed the bases of those twenty marines yet, but that's a five minute job. But anyway, that's not the point. I just did a quick count and I'm sitting pretty on exactly seven hundred marines painted (including characters)! Woot!
No pictures yet though, I want to get the sixty thre marines, dreadnought and two land speeders I have base coated finished first.
So today has been pretty much solely dedicated to doing hobby. In between bouts of undercoating the next "batch" of marines I'm going to paint, I was busy magnetising the three centruions I have. I managed to get all the options magnetised for any possible combination of devastator centurions I would want to field.
Anyway, after I finished that and the undercoating, I got stuck into it. Here is the "batch" of marines in their tin bitz (well actually Tinny Tin) under base coat.
And here they are again after the gold base coat. The observant of you might be able to pick out some extra bodies in the last shot than the first. I already had a few marines that had their gold base coat ready so I threw them in with this lot. All told, I think it's about 80-90 marines give or take. The goal is to have them finished before I head
So, as promised, I got some painting done. Another ten marines worth of models in the form of five land speeders. I hit a minor problem today when I couldn't find the weapons I'd prepared for these guys, so they're using ones borrowed form other speeders I've already painted. I suspect the ones I was going to paint accidentally got thrown out :(
The other thing I've gotten done is a base for the thunderhawk. First time I used weathering pigments on the metal components on the base like the barrels. I really think I need some bright orange there though to help break up all the brown / red colours on the base. Unfortunately, I own no bright orange fresh rust coloured weathering pigments. I will have to come back and touch up the base later when I do get some. The base itself is huge! Two hundred millimeters! Must say I'm glad the guy at Dragonforge drilled out the hole for the acrylic rod I also got from him.
Well, I've been back home for just under a week now and I've been a bit slow getting back into it, but I have started painting again. I brought back some other projects like some of the minis from the Bones kickstarter that a mate was looking after for me since I added items onto his pledge. Working on a few things, but I'll leave it as a surprise until they are done, which I'm hoping should only take a day or two.
In the meantime, I'm debating if the Imperial Fist codex expansion is worth buying. I'm not convinced yet. I am interested in the Inquisition codex though. I'm keen to see what that little gems it might hold :)
Also, if you ever find yourself on the Big Island in Hawaii, I highly recommend doing one of the summit tours. Such an amazing view!
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