Over the last three or four years I’ve acquired a lot of models, particularly resin models for the trench table I plan to build. But before I can get started on that I wanted to clear off my painting desk a little so I’ve been poking away at four models that will be in my 2010 Vancouver Astronomi-con.
At some point I moved around a lot of furniture and set up a new photo booth, with new lights from Ikea, alas my camera died, so I tried it out with my iPhone with disappointing results. I may lean in more next time, and I may invest in a new camera prior to Astronomi-con.
Trumpeter’s Salute is coming up and I’m playing in that 40K tournament so these four models will be done by then and debut on those tables. I really need to crank out the 1 foot by 1 foot terrain squares, maybe I’ll do up a schedule. I also plan on painting a couple test models, then two new HQ choices and finally a rhino. Maybe that doesn’t seem like that much to some, but to me it seems like a lot.
I keep buying new paints and was even talked into using a wet palette. Not sure if it will help much with speed, but I can see how it saves you some paint and helps with custom blending. I tend to be a wash centric painter and to build up from a black undercoat, but it is always good to have extra tricks in your painting toolkit.
These models are my very first Obliterator ever (and for the extra keen, the cheapest possible lascannon in Codex Chaos Space Marines) and three other models that allow my tactical squad to be a little more versatile and to have the Mark of Chaos Undivided. I’m big on lascannons and havoc missile launchers of late, but I may switch to something other than CSM after Astro Vancouver and the Trench Table are complete.
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