It doesn’t look like I shared the original sketch for this guy here, but at least I can share the finished results!
It’s my Assault Marine Sergeant, Moredcai Reid – he has a fondness for starting fist-fights and specialises in Power Fists (surprise, surprise!) and Combat shields.
He has long hair, which he always remembers to tie into a top-knot before activating his jet-pack.
Some decent weather for spraying! I’ve only been waiting all year for it! Living in the grim North has it’s drawbacks. Mostly it being grim, rainy and/or snowy and windy!
But today, we had some relatively decent weather so I was able to get out there and spray some models. Means that when I have the last 4 bikers glues together I can get on with painting the lot of them!
Also managed to get my other army sprayed as well. Which I have had sitting on the shelf for the longest time ever!
Rumours of my actually being a Heretic are vastly exaggerated. This army is for Age of Sigmar – it doesn’t count!
Please forgive me while I shed a bit of a tear over this one.
This is the last tactical squad I am ever going to glue together (For the time being at least, but I don’t foresee my starting another Battle Company in a hurry)
It’s one of Games Workshops older kits; but I was pleasantly surprised how little anger and frustration there was in it’s construction. I recall these being a complete pain in the rear end when it came to arms and guns! But this was pretty easy going – aside from the Plasma Gun dude. He was excruciating when it came to being a pain in the rear end.
Giving credit where it’s due, my husband converted the Plasma Canon dudes arm, I think another missile launcher heavy would have made me cry.
In the grand scheme of sticking things together for my chapter – I’ve got a handful more bikes to do.
Then, I’ll be praying for some nicer weather to get some things base coated so I can power through the painting process and have something really worth-while to share.
I had the great fortune to be able to commission Blazbaros recently. They are an artist that I have admired for a fair while, so I was over the moon to be able to purchase some artwork from them.
Needless to say I am thrilled with the end results too.
I love his expression so much. Haha. “If I squint hard enough, looks like Heresy.”
But, yes this is an official showing off post that I felt I should share with everyone, incase they like the artwork enough and want to work with Blaz.
One down, one to go!
I honestly can’t believe that I’ve only got one more Tactical Squad to get stuck together.
It’s an older kit, so I am not looking forward to it as much as I have been the other additions to the Battle Company.
After that, it’ll be a heap of Biker dudes and that’s it. Done. I’m starting to feel like I am accomplishing something!
Then, starts the daunting tasks of painting models again – it’s been a good while and I am often overwhelmed by feelings on inadequacy when I paint; just got to keep it in mind that I am painting for myself and my own pleasure, nothing else.
A little bit of progress made last night on my 4th Tactical Squad – this is the newer kit that I’ve put together, mostly because I am still feeling a bit of dread when it comes to the other kit I have; flashbacks to terrible arms and bolt-guns.
But, it’ll get done.
I’ve got the more ‘interesting’ guys of this squad to put together still. The Sergeant, who I’d like to have a Power Fist and Bolt Pistol.
The Heavy and Special weapons guys I am currently undecided about; so I’ll have to see what comes with the kit and see what I like the looks of. (As well as have a think about how I’d like the unit to function if/when they get used.)
So, yep, just wanted to give a really quick update on how things are progressing while I could – I know this is leaving me with a lot to paint, but I know I am going to feel amazing when I’ve got everything stuck together; it’ll be such a hobby landmark for me~
I admit, I have been really slow on the uptake when it comes to the ‘new’ Primaris Marines.
These five are the first I’ve brought – mostly from a ‘fluff point of view, my thoughts being that messing about with the Gene-Seed sounds a bit on the heretical side; but I guess if Guilliman says it’s okay, then I guess it’s okay?
Just hasn’t sat too well with my Chaplain Chapter Master..
But, the thought of sticking yet another normal tactical squad together just filled me with dread, so I brought the smaller Combat Squad box (which was an awesome idea to release cause it’s made the army more affordable to expand!)
Also, while looking for some of my artwork relating to my Chapter I found this picture:
And it made me feel a little sad that I don’t have a closer network of people to share this stuff with since withdrawing myself from the net. I guess that’s a choice I made, but I was momentarily tempted to try again on twitter. I know people on there are welcoming, but I still feel it’s a step to far for me at the moment. A big part of coming back to the blog was to keep the internet-ty-ness at bay. Fundamentally, I know I have very different opinions on life and the way the world is viewed when compared to the vast majority of the internets user-base (At least it seems) but I am not the inherent evil that these people judge me to be. Sorry, not sure where that came from, maybe just the mentioning of Twitter! Looks like, I’m not ready to re-try yet after all!
In other news, I am currently discussing an art commission with one of my favourite artists – so I am really excited about that, I’ll keep you updated on it. Feels like a long time since I was excited about commissioning someone else~
Well, I’ve got some more sticking to get done, so post you again soon.