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Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Painting and a display board for the NOVA Open

I've been doing quite bit of the tedious work lately but here's a lump of progress I've made toward the greater goal of having a fully painted army with a display board.

I've done LOTS of airbrushing to get nearly the whole force done to a base standard. All have a P3 Greatcoat grey base color and black shading with Astronomicon Grey highlights.

Here's a not so dark shot of the force as it stands now. They're not all on bases yet, but since the big airbrushing is done they are going to get glued down so they can see more action on the table.

Seeing paint on the Dreadknights has me pretty excited to get busy on them. Painting vehicles is my bread and butter and I can use a lot of techniques that may not work as well on infantry on the large areas and engine-like components of these guys.

I've also begun working on the display board for my army. I was up in the air about it for a little while but I've decided to power through the pain and do it. I think it will tie the whole army together really well and may hide anything small I can't get done in time on the troops.

I'll be trying to really crank this thing so hopefully I'll have a lot more progress to post in the next week or two.

In other news I've been getting a lot of games in lately, including a close loss to Dark Eldar, a loss and a win against Deathwing, a total annihilation at the hands of an Ork horde (I was tabled) and many more to come. I'm happy with how the list has been playing and while some of my choices are not the most efficient use of points, like 2 teleporting Dreadknights, they're fun and compliment my terminator heavy theme well. I'm also using 3 Strike squads in twin-linked heavy bolter Razorbacks equipped with psybolt ammo and I'm really enjoying the strength 6 shooting combined with the psychic pilot, tough nuts to crack.

I'll be trying to get the whole army on bases for this weekend and then back to refining the vehicles and just painting troops until my hands ache.

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