31 July 2014

All is quiet on the northern front?

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The unbuilt miniatures in their boxes stops their calls for clippers and glue.
The unpainted hordes on the shelves quits their cries for primer and paint.

Silence fall over the tabletops.
No cries of 'Havoc' or 'Let slip the Dogs of War'.


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While it may appear like nothing is going on in the TSB bunker complex, this is not entirely true. I do have a number of projects under way, and there are rumours of ‘Works in Progress’ elsewhere too.

I’m painting a dozen Chaos Terminators and a third squad of Obliterators for my Word Bearers army. A total of fifteen 2+/5++ Sv models, to add to the fifteen or so I already have. The idea is to actually make use of all the unbuilt CSM models I have accumulated. Perhaps there’s even room for future games with an Unbound Word Bearers ‘Anointed’ army.

To familiarize myself with the hows and whys of using an airbrush, I dug out some old Mordheim ruins. These were built using 1.5mm thick plain card instead of the printed sheets supplied with the box, but we stopped playing the game before I got around to actually painting them.

Before even considering what colours to use, I figured I had to base the ruins. I grabbed a suitable-sized piece of mdf, a permanent marker and the electric jig saw. I glued the ruins to their new bases, added a little sand and left them to dry for a few days, when that week's schedule allowed me to fire up the compressor.

Of all the Loyalist Space Marines Chapters out there, the one I’ve always thought I might one day to paint has always been the Crimson Fists. Already on the flight back from Adepticon this spring, we talked about what we’d do for next year’s Team Tournament. (Yes, we’re going. Teras is taking care of it.) It was quickly decided that we’d each paint up a thousand points of a different Chapter of Marines. My choice was made in a matter of seconds: A strike force led by Pedro Cantor. Ørn already have his Ultramarines, so he’ll be making bases matching his own for the rest of us. Trond and Inger Helene have their own projects under way too, but I’ll leave any updates on those to themselves. For my own part, I’m still putting the models together and plan to paint them all together, conveyor belt style.

Could be there’s a few too many projects going on at once here, actually. If only I could get this summer vacation thing over and done with, perhaps I should focus on finishing off at least a couple of them before I start anything new…

Planned/upcoming projects include…

…the Traitor Guard armour recycling projects.
…the Basilica Veteris large ruined cathedral project.

Until next time...


JørnN