In addition to completing my July project for the 40k Fight Club 2013 Hobby Challenge, a unit of Plague Marines, I also completed a second unit of Plague Marines, a CSM Sorcerer, and a Nurgle Daemon Prince.
In addition to painting my Blightlord Plague Marines this month (which I have already made very good progress on), I am going to work on painting my Blightlord Daemon Prince of Nurgle.
This will be my fourth Daemon Prince of Nurgle once it is done. I know a group of three is a Trifecta, but I am not sure what a group of four is known as. Quadfecta does not seem to be correct. I guess I will have to look that up at some point.
Also on the workbench, I am just about done with a Blood Angels Tactical Squad. All I need to do is add static grass to their bases. I am also making good progress on my Plague Marines for the 40k Fight Club 2013 Hobby Challenge.
Looking towards next month, there are two projects for my Blightlord army that I really want to finish; My Blightlord Daemon Prince and Helbrute. I still have some conversion work to do on both of them before they are ready for painting, so I will work on getting them finished this month so I can paint them next month.
I have made good progress on my Dark Angel Librarian this past week.
This is the first Space Marine Librarian I have ever painted, and it was a bit of an experiment with painting the Ultramarine power armor. I feel I did a good job. Overall I like what I have done up to this point except for the the DA symbol on his chest. This was particularly tough to paint with the cloth folds and all.
I decided that since I was experimenting with painting one Librarian, I would work on a second one at the same time. Here is the progress I have made on my Blood Angel Librarian and I am really happy with how this one is turning out.
I have been on a real painting kick lately. In addition to finishing my first Bloodletter, I have also finished painting my first Pink Horror. I like how it turned out.
I started with black primer. I based the model with Pink Horror, then washed it with Druchii Violet. I layered more Pink Horror and then highlighted with Emperor's Children.
I painted the horns and teeth with Zandri Dust, washed with Seraphim Sepia, then layered with Ushabti Bone and highlighted with Screaming Skull.
For the tongue, I based it with Screamer Pink and then washed it with Druchii Violet.
For the eyes, I simply used Ceramite White.
For the jewelry, I based with Balthasar Gold, washed with Seraphim Sepia, then highlighted with Auric Armour Gold.
For the fire, I went with blue. I started with a base of Caldedor Blue and washed with Drakenhof Nightshade. Then I layered with Calgar Blue and washed with more Drakenhof Nightshade. Finally, I highlighted with Fenrisian Grey.
Back at Christmas, I got the X-Wing Miniatures game and I have played a few games since then. I really like this game. Last night, I taught my 9-year old son how to play and he loved it. The rules are pretty simple and he was able to pick it up pretty quick. I look forward to having more Father-Son dogfights with him.
Anyway, I stopped at my FLGS on the way home last night and they had the new X-Wing Expansion Ships. So I picked them up. The Falcon and Slave-1 are just huge; their bases are the size of four regular bases. The rules look good for all the ships and I look forward to trying them out.
If you have not tried this game, you really should check it out.
This totals about 1640 points and I think it is a fairly well rounded army. To take it up to 2000 points, I am debating adding a Ravenwing Command Squad, a Darkshroud, and/or a Librarian on bike. Or I could just add some Deathwing Terminators.
The last two parts of my 40k Fight Club 2013 Hobby Challenge are built and ready for priming, Belial and a Deathwing Command Squad. I was originally only going to build two Deathwing kits for the challenge, but the new kit was so great that I picked up a third one and used it to build a Command Squad.
This completes my Challenge project for the month. My total kits built for the month is six, which doubles the required number of three required for the challenge. I still have a bonus project of painting my first Dark Angel Tactical Squad. I have made good progress so far. Pictures to come soon.
There are a few pieces that are not glued together, like the pilots and canopies, to make it easier to paint later on. These kits are very good and the model assemble easily enough. I know a lot of people are down on the rules for both models, but I still like them and cannot wait to try them out.
The new Deathwing Terminator kit is just awesome. The Termies are covered in DA icons and symbology, and there are a lot of extra pieces that I will use at some point to update some of my older plastic Terminator models. I have ten Terminators with Thunder Hammer and Storm shield that I plan to replace the Storm Shields with the new leftover ones from the Deathwing kit. Although, with the introduction of Deathwing Knights, is there a use for Deathwing Termies with Thunderhammer and Storm Shield? I am not so sure, but they will look cool.
I have pretty much gotten my all my new Dark Angel kits built, and there is still a week and a half left in the month. So I thought I would start painting my Dark Angels. As a bonus project for the 40k Fight Club 2013 Hobby Challenge, I am going to paint a Dark Angels Tactical Squad.
I am going to try the Dark Angel paint recipe that is detailed in the January 2013 issue of White Dwarf.