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Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Work in Progress, Part 3

Tactical squad # 5
      Here I am, feverishly working on my Dark Angels. Another Tactical squad done. I am officially down to 18 more models for my hobby progress challenge (a light at the end of a very dark green tunnel). The last DA tactical squad I ever plan on painting. Unless, of course, someone decides to buy me the entire chapter deal that GW decided to sell. Somehow, I seriously doubt that's going to happen. And I could easily find better uses for $11,000. OK. Enough of that tangent. Before them is my veteran squad, minus one that I already painted, and a land speeder. My plans are to be finished by the end of October. We shall soon see if that hold true.

   In case you haven't noticed, I placed my models on a convenient piece of terrain that I happened to have finished. I cut the foam for it over three years. It was intended to be a spawning pool themed for my lizard man army. Unfortunately, I have more terrain pieces done for that army than I have models completely painted. So, I just removed some of the iconography from the stone work and painted and based it more generically. Looking at it now, I feel that it needs a tree or some larger plant growth to break it up just a little. Otherwise, I am very pleased with it. This weekend will possibly include some work on our cityscape table and hopefully work out my list for my next army project: Eldar.

    The last thing I wanted to add tonight was a recommendation. Check out this site and add your support for  http://thelordinquisitor.com/. These guys are doing a wonderful job bringing the Warhammer 40k universe to light. Watch the trailer. You won't be sorry.

   I'm off for tonight. I need to actually update my progress on the independent characters forums. I don't think I've update my progress in 2 months there. Oops!. Well, at least the painting is getting done. That is the actual goal. See you soon.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Space Marines released!

The 1st and only
        Well, if you follow this hobby at all, you know that the new Space Marine codex is out and, hopefully, 6th edition will never be the same. I, as of this post, haven't even laid eyes on the book. I will catch up during the week. But, this week has cursed me with little sleep and less time for painting and modeling. My work on the Space Marines that matter to me has been affected, but ongoing. I got a tactical squad base coated,  washed and moved onto detail work. That leaves only 1 more tactical squad, a veteran squad and a land speeder. If all goes well, I am hoping to finish them up by the end of October. I really thought I would be farther along at this point. Unfortunately, life interrupts most of my free time.

  Enough about the armies of the imperium, the Xenos got some love this week. I finished basic assembly on my wraith knight. What an interesting model! The pictures don't really do it justice. The model is huge. You need to see one in person to appreciate the size of it. Now I need to purchase a revenant for a size comparison. I'm not sure my wife would authorize that purchase, though. But, I got it assembled and primed, as well as a wave serpent and fire prism and some jet bikes. I plan to be dedicated to my elder by November 1st. We shall see......