We're on to the home stretch for Adepticon. With work being potentially a little crazy next week I need to cram as much as I can into the weekend. I'm making some serious progress knocking things out. At least I am sorta smart by getting things done that require longer dry times.
I assembled the 5 objective markers. Every army I do I make 5 since that tends to be the most we ever need. These will be used for the 40k championship as well as the team tournament. Basic but fun. I need to add some sand to them when they dry and paint the suckers up.
I also painted up all of our vehicle "wreck 5" results. Since Dark Eldar vehicles are not easy to take off the flying base and I don't want to hurt the models, we created templates that are about the right size for when they blow up to the wreck result #5. Here are my painted venom and raider/ravagers. We are also painting up a ton of craters for vehicle crater result #6. My wife laughed and said they look like they have chicken pox. I agree, but at least it's better then not knowing if the vehicle is destroyed or breaking it on accident!
I finished my record-fast display board for the singles tournament. It has to be the quickest and cheapest one I've done to date, but I really didn't have the time to do an elaborate one this year. This will go on top of my rolling "beer cart".
Since we're planing on getting a lot of rain I was able to get all of our ships primed up and the barrels/extras for the unit. Dan and I are heading over to the GW Chicago Bunker tomorrow to get my 2nd game of Warhammer (in 10 years) so I at least sorta know what I'm doing for the Warhammer team tournament. We'll be attempting to do our ships in the course of a day as well. I also primed up the blue boards that we'll paint up as sea boards for the 4 armies to be displayed on.
Tonight I should be able to finish all of my pirates, as crazy as that sounds. It was definitely a speed paint job, but I think they've turned out OK. I'll have pictures up of the finished project tomorrow. The 5 hellions are the last I need to paint up for the Dark Eldar army, man... they keep mocking me. Hellions are a piece of work to paint but I've really enjoyed them in game.
Back to painting, only 5 days left! My wife has been very understanding, I have literally taken over the house with everything and their various stages of being finished. Here's what I have yet to do:
- 5 Hellions (half painted at this point)
- 5 Objective Markers (need to paint)
- creative army list for championship (need to do ink effects)
- creative army list for team tournament (need to finish ink effects)
- 7 pirate "thunderers" (almost finished!)
- paint ships as a display board
- barricades to count as shields for my thunderer units
- creative army list for the team (need to finish ink effects)