Over a week since my last post. Time for an update!
I got joint 2nd place in the local store's monthly painting competition, joint with my housemates Arjac Rockfist! The dawn duel with the nerf guns remains unneeded, and honour satisfied. Actually really proud, he is a more accomplished painter, though mine took me ~5 hours or so longer than his. I thought it was a neater model too - here he is:Arjac Rockfist - Not mine!
The winner was a predator tank. The painting wasn't fantastic, but there was some impressive weathering which popped it somewhat. I should have got a picture.
We win nothing but kudos for all this, but hey, it's its own reward in my opinion. Next months project is a Space Marine Librarian. I am thinking Fire Hawks chapter colours!
Felt a bit ill this weekend, so aside from watching some DVDs (Kung Fu Panda still makes me laugh like the man-child I am) and ofc the fantastic F1 season finale (108 days and counting 'til the new season starts - honestly, winter to me is the F1 off-season) I built some firewarriors, a second Devilfish/Skyray/Hammerhead, and cracked on with my XV81 commander. I also finally decided on a colour scheme for my Crisis Teams, which I am happy with;Shas'vre Fi'rios Eio'nen
I am afraid that the painting is a bit scruffy at the moment. I am a bit of an instant-gratification kind of painter. I get impatient to add details and accents, and neglect the necessary base coats sometimes. This has been painted up from an old grey undercoat, so the white has taken a lot of effort, and I got bored. The markings need neatening up, and some touch-ups on the glow effect (which took a lot of playing to get right). He is holding my version of a Cyclic Ion Blaster. The design is based on something I have seen on this site somewhere - if anyone speaks up to claim credit I will display their link proudly.
I was going to post some WIPs of my commander, but he is a pile of pieces right now. I didn't like the head too much, so I have modified a kitbash head I have seen a few times on ATT. I will try to get his base finished and some WIP shots of him in the next couple of days.
The last picture is my Piranha. I added the camouflage scheme, and a bit of soot behind the engines. Much work to do, however!Piranha
This week I will try to finish my commander, and get the first Firewarrior squad complete. I hope I can get a family photo of my joint Fi'rios / Bork'an campaign army soon.