Tuesday, 23 July 2013

Twenty Days' Work

So it's been nearly three weeks (!) since I last posted, which is most remiss of me.

In that time I've fought a couple of games - one ended early due to time constraints, and one a glorious victory for my Righteous Fists.

But more importantly, I have been doing a fair bit of painting; at least by my standards:

 Servitors for my Righteous Fists Space Marines. Mindless half-man, half-machine slave workers used to (variously) fix things or shoot things. Or cut them up (see big industrial shears).

 Flamethrower operator from Tactical VI 'Diokles', 2nd Company Righteous Fists. Just four more Space Marines and five Scouts to go and that's all the infantry done! For the moment.

 The Cypher - Fallen Angel, Loyal Servant of the Emperor, Pawn of the Dark Gods, Propagandist, Terrorist, Warrior, and Mystery.

 Seven Dryads and a Branchwraith (Dryad spellcaster) for my long-dreamt of all-Forest Spirit Warhammer Fantasy Battle army. They'd been sat in my pile for years - I don't know how long, at least since 2004 - and it wasn't until I chanced upon a really handy painting guide in a very old White Dwarf that I pulled them out and started painting. They look really good and they're remarkably easy to paint!

 Unlike  these swines. Soldiers from Talabheim and Talabecland in the Army of the Count of Talabecland. I'm eventually going to sell these once I've painted them all. Four down, 90 odd to go...

Castor, a Predator Destructor. Slightly converted from the 1988 original previously seen here in red-and-yellow tiger stripe! Another relatively easy paintjob, I started and finished Castor one morning before a post-work game with JY (I won).

Painting Points: 23
2013 Total: 219 (138x 28mm, 2x 54mm, 9x vehicles, 2x spaceships, 2x 28mm 'cavalry')

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Something Old, Something New

I've not been entirely idle of late - although most of my 'hobby time' has been eaten into by other demands - and I have painted up an old Rogue Trader era Space Marine Dreadnought for my Righteous Fists, as well as another basic Tactical Marine. So six Painting Points for me. Not great but not terrible either.

Rogue Trader period Dreadnought, from the late 1980s. Probably as old as me. I'm using this as a 'baby' Contemptor Dreadnought as frankly I can't afford anything from Forgeworld, and if I could it would be the Mk 2b Land Raider with the correct door add-on set. This, then, is the Revered and Ancient Brother Klyston, First Captain of the Second and who holds the dubious honour of being the first Dreadnought-interred Righteous Fist.

 Then we have Brother Argades, the newest member of Tactical VI Diokles.

And a WIP Predator Annihilator, again a Rogue Trader period piece from about 1988. This one I picked up from JS and I am EXTREMELY happy with it! The T-54 style turret is just perfect. It does, however, need repainting.

My partner suggests that I paint the Annihilator like a tiger. Thoughts? She reckons there will be a clamour of voices demanding I paint it like Tony the Tiger...

Painting Points: 6
2013 Total: 196 (120x 28mm, 2x 54mm, 8x vehicles, 2x spaceships, 2x 28mm 'cavalry')