I finally made a start on painting the AoBR set last year and managed to finish the Orks last month.
Took me EIGHT MONTHS! Now it's time to get the marines done. Kind hoping I can get these painted a little quicker. I had my first game of 40k a couple of months ago down at GW Manchester. Really enjoyed it.
I have a friend that lives across the road from me that would like to get into 40k. Originally he was going to paint the Marines but this hasn't quite worked out, so here I am. Rather than playing my painted Orks vs unpainted grey plastic I have decided to paint them myself.
I have had an interest in 40k ever since Rogue Trader came out and though I have never played it I have a small collection of models to add to those from AoBR. Some painted, some primed, some simply glued together. All need redoing!
So, my collection so far:
This is far as I have got with the AoBR dudes. Just trimming off the mould lines for an hour in the evening through the week
An old Command unit with two veteran sergeants caked in black primer with mould lines still attached. Power Spray and tooth brush at the ready!
The Marines out of the 3rd Ed 40k boxset. Not so much caked in paint as caked in glue!
Terminators from when I played Space Hulk 1st edition. These are caked in paint AND glue. Also, the only Genestealers I have left (I gave almost all my stuff away years ago) AND an Imperial Guard bloke when Rogue Trader was out. I think this guy may have belonged to a cannon
Finally, 4 (from 5) marines from a Citadel paint set
Obviously all the paint (and glue if possible) is going to be stripped and then the mould lines removed so I can start the old ones from scratch. I like to think my painting has improved since I first painted them so it will be good to see if I can bring them up to date. I don't want to go over the top with these though, just need to find an effective and quicker process.
For now though I shall be concentrating on AoBR. Colour wise I'm quite drawn to Orange and seeing these by ewar has made me more inclined to go down the path of zesty glory. At least I think ewar's Mymidons look great.
Probably won't be an update now until I either get some painting done, which should probablt start in a couple of weeks. A photo of stripped minis might appear before then.
Anyway, that's it. Apologies for waffle. Thought posting this might encourage me to pick up the pace a little.
Thanks for looking!