Thursday, March 29, 2012

Custom DE Beastmasters Done

I had a productive night of painting last night and finished up the last 5 Beastmasters.  I'm happy with the way they turned out, but I did a bit of a rush job on the flesh tones of the cold ones, way too sloppy for my likes.  I'm half tempted to go back and redo it but at this point I just want to move forward with the army!  Here are some shots of the finished work.

I also started painting up our pain token holders for the small dice.  One box of zombies and two part apoxy later we got these tokens.  I'm going to do a basic blood red washed purple dry brushed up with some heavy gloss and we should be good to go.

Tonight will finish off the raider crew and painted up templates.  Trying to stay focused on getting things done!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Adepticon: 22 days left and a lot of painting!

Wow, I am way behind this year.  You would think I would be more on top of things but real life and that stupid star wars game wrecked my "hobby time".  With only 22 days left of painting I have quite a lot of things yet to paint. 

Here's what's on the workbench docket.  I figured I need to do at least one hour of painting a night and spend at least three days with 4-6 hour sessions.

Dark Eldar

 - 5 Beastmasters (half painted at this point)
 - 5 Hellions (half painted at this point)
 - 4 Raider crew (half painted at this point)
 -  1 Wych (half painted at this point)
 - Web Way Portal (need to create & paint)
 - 5 Objective Markers (need to create and paint)
 - 20 paint token dice holders (assembled, need to paint)
 - 30 vehicle wreck templates (wooden bases done, now need to create/sand/etc)
 - quick/fast display base for championship: I'm going to use my beer cart stand and do a quick topper, nothing elaborate this year.
 - creative army list for championship
 - creative army list book for the team tournament

... is that it? Nope, I have a warhammer team tournament army to paint... almost from scratch!

Dwarf Pirates

 - 22 pirate "thunderers"
 - 10 war machine crew
 - 2 war machines
 - Sea Monster (he's friendly)
 - 1 master engineer
 - sea display board
 - assemble and paint ships as a display board
 - barricades to count as shields for my thunderer units
 - creative army list for the team
 - extra pirate stuff for theme

Yeah, I'm screwed!

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Ahoy Matey, First Batch of Pirates Done!

Got the first batch of my pirates done for the Adepticon Warhammer Fantasy Team Tournament.  These pirates will be counting as dwarf thunderers.  I assembled the entire army and primed them up after making some green-stuff three corner hats.

Here are the models I'll need to paint.

32 "thunderers" (mixture of dwarf and empire pirates with an ogre to boot)
8 crew
1 cannon
1 stone thrower
1 master engineer
1 "most friendly" sea monster that is proxy for a gyrocopter.

We're off to Mexico tomorrow for a much needed vacation.  Once we return it's non stop painting until Adepticon!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

DE: First Beastmaster Done (cold one style)

I just finished up my first beastmaster and it was a lot of fun to paint. It took a little longer then I wanted since there were so many elements to the model, but I'm happy with the overall look. It was a good excuse to finally paint the cold one model. It's one of my favorite models in the Warhammer range. The model is the cold one rider, with dark eldar warrior arms, head and the slung rifle from the raider kit.

I'll have 6 very individualistic looking beastmasters when it's all said and done.  We have our 1,850 tournament this Sunday, and I'm working hard to get as much done by then as possible.  Unfortunately there is no way I can get all of the miniatures fully painted by then.  I still need to get rocking on my dwarf pirates... so much to do, so little time.

Sunday, March 4, 2012

What the Flock?

The time is ticking until Adepticon.  Since I changed up my list for my Dark Eldar (yet again), I'm going to try and run three small packs of beasts with solely razorwings.  I assembled and painted up another 6 bases worth.  Here's the finished photos of the last batch of flying rending counters.

Combined with the previous 6 bases, it's an intimidating sight!  That's 72 rending attacks on the charge.

I also assembled an additional beast rider out of the cold one knights.  I'm going to start painting them this week once I'm back from a business trip to Canada.  Here's where they are at.

I have an 1850 tournament this coming weekend. It would be nice to get everything painted by then, but it looks like again I'll just have basic colors on some of the models.  Getting 6 beast masters, 2 raiders, 5 hellions, 1 wych, and raider crew finished by then with two days of business travel means no dice... ah well!
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