Greetings one and all, and welcome too the war on paint or should that be unpainted minituares. I've decided to lump all my 'projects' here in to one thread rather then two or three all over the place. So yes, after many years in the hobby and collecting and painting odd pieces here and there I have finally decided to man up and get some of these armies properly painted as they deserve. Also, this may save me some money if I have something to concentrate on rather then succumb to the foul misstress of 'ohh shiny new!' I recently joined the tale of fantasy painters, to help with my motivation and a general kick up the... I hope for you guys and girls to do the same to me here.
I've never painted an army to a standard points cost as such, don't get me wrong my forces wont break any organisation charts but I do like to pick what I think looks cool or have a theme and run with that. However my love for more then enough troops is somewhat sickening.
Onto the armies then!
For my tale of fantasy painters, I err rather jump shipped and decided to splash out on the army of undead. I enterd the boys league at 100 points a month, but we'll see how that goes and hopefully up it, just depends on work and painting time (No excuses I see) Being a bit somewhat disapointed by the rest of the line (zombies/ghouls) I'm mainly going to be focusing on a skeleton force, led by a Necromancer. I expect a few conversions here (cavalry) I may even attempt a chariot at some point, I am looking more towards the 4th ed here. Still need to find that for some inspiration, oh yes and don't be surprised to see different lines and ranges here in this army as count as'.
Blood Angels, well who could resist not wanting to start an army of them after those Space Hulk termies, how ever I have had a love affair on and off with them for the past 10+ years. With this army, nothing too special exactly though I did want to get too two compaines and supporting units.
As for everything else, I have High Elves knocking around which will get loved eventually, a half finished Dark Angels army with which I'm not to sure what to do with just yet. Ohh yes and another rather ambitous army thats been cycling my thoughts for far too long, though I really should wait and get other bits done; Victrix & Perry Napolenics as an Inqustorial regiment supported by true scale Imperial Fists with nothing but super heavy goodness from forgeworld. (Man can dream right) So I guess that's about the plan right? With this being a random log I'm sure they'll be a few other pieces turn up now and again.
So in reality my main focus will be my Undead force, for the tale but I will be attempting to paint as many BA's as I can inbetween, I'd atleast like to try and nail 5-10 a month, perhaps a little too unrealistic but worth a shot right? Also I have an airbrush now, so I am expecting this to help somewhat.
Speaking of equipment, does any one know where I could buy a decent daylight lamp to help me paint. My painting area is far too dark and the lamp I have now is far to bright casting shadows and also dry's my paint mixes in about 0.5 seconds.
Enough of the jibba jabba indeed, the pictures then:
I threw these together a few days ago, and finally got some paint on them today, still WIP. The other four are built.
Lots of half built, and half painted bits here
Shocking camera I know, I will have to talk to the gf nicely and see if I can persuade her to let me use the good one. I will post up more of the mess of BA I have at another time.