Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Son your in the Korps now

Well the month has flown by and it’s time to do an update of the blog with regards to what I’ve done in the last couple of weeks,

So I faced my deamons and put my big boy pants on and started on the final elements of the world eaters “Avon calling” list and did the 2 dreadclaws.

I was a bit dubious with regards to the sponge weathering and the appearance and re-entry effect with the airbrush. In my head I knew what I wanted to achieve however could I pull this off in reality?

Over all I’m very happy with the outcome of these dreadclaws, however lessons learnt from this one would be the sponge weathering in the lower recesses around the legs was quite tricky and I need to think of other solutions, one that has been suggested to me by the resin wizard Vince was to cut the sponge into strips and make it more pen like to get into the hard to reach places with my fingers.

Something that I’ll certainly give a crack!

So with those pair done I’ve only 3 elements of the army left with the two kharybdis already on the painting table and part way though airbrushing, however as these will be done in subsections until I put then together you won’t be getting any sexy WIP pics!

Ironically I’ll be doing the javelin last and this will lead nicely into the armoured break through list that is being assembled and nearly ready for the queue that is forming on the painting desk!

I’ve been getting a few games in since the beginning of the year and the first game of the Scars 40k Eden Campaign was against Steve and his very very nice death guard, I was thoroughly stomped into the ground losing the game 7-0! As I'm a sucker for punishment I played a second game against Jack with his Eldar and despite grouping up and hugging cover his jetbikes still went through me like a hot knife through butter! 

However I'm learning fast and discovering that stratigums make a big differance! I’m sure it'll all slot into place at some point as the campaign progresses. 

I decided to try something different and will be doing after action reports for this campaign so here is the first one! 

Now you’ll notice that in the pics above I’ve got nothing painted and I decided to do a test paint for these to suss out the overall colour scheme and work out how to paint the death korps effectively as the model count will be quite high. 

So with the test paint done and some good feedback from various sources adjustments were made with the initial model, I did the usual “Anton” and cracked out the rest of the infantry over the course of a few days. To be honest I even surprised myself with this one as I’ve not had any hardcore batch painting being done for a while due to various reasons however I can certainly feel my mojo coming back and I plan to make the most of this spur of painting energy! 

All that’s left for the initial 500 points is the medusa carriage gun and the centaur assault carrier, for these I’m looking at a WW2 british army type camo scheme that I’ll use throughout all the armour then it’ll be onto the phase taking the army to 700 points.

Soto finish off the month I fancied something nice and quick, and you carn't get much quicker than a world eater outrider unit. I managed these done over a couple of days as a quick refresh before I start on the rest of the armoured break though list that I'll be starting to get some proxy games in with,

So onto the "pledge" what have I managed?

Bought - 24
Painted - 51

Differance +27 

not a massive start but a postive one none the less, I've only gone slightly over budget as I needed to replace my craft knife I lost only to find it when the new one rocked up! 

I've a feeling that Feb might be a low paint count as the two big boy drop pods are gonna take up quite a bit of trigger time!

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