Hooray! It’s a month (or thereabouts) since I last applied paint to some plastic, but I’ve kinda been inspired by a trip to the local Games Workshop to get a model painted again! Fabulous times, I’m sure you’ll all agree!
The Saurus Oldblood has been in the pile of plastic for a while now, but another competition at the store has inspired me to break it out.
I’d seen this when it was posted up, and was half-thinking about entering a Necron with some red bits, but I suppose a ‘paint it red’ competition really needs something more red than that. So! Lizardmen, right?!
It’s a nice model. It’s kinda small, I have to say – reminds me of those Blue Horrors all those months ago, in fact – though of course not the first Lizardmen model I’ve made up. I’ve primed up previous Lizardmen with Skull White rather than Chaos Black, as I want the colours to come out really vibrant. So!
Initial thoughts – I should’ve used a lighter red. Evil Sunz Scarlet, maybe. But anyway, persistence!
Right now, then, we have this chap with red skin, bronze armour, a golden axe, and a shield with blue scales and black edging (hoping that’ll turn out like obsidian), and the stone of the base. I’m stopping here because it’s late, but more because I’m getting a bit annoyed that I’m not doing it as neatly as I’d like. I’d forgotten how splayed my brushes had gone, too, so that’s a problem.
But still – painting again! We’ll see what tomorrow brings…
In other news, the End Times appears to have, well, ended today, with the release of the Archaon book:
I feel quite lucky to have been able to get these books, given the anguish that was involved in pre-ordering hardback copies back in the day! They are beautiful, however, and while I probably wouldn’t go so far as to say worth it all, I am nevertheless pleased with the collection. Of course, I haven’t read Khaine or the Horned Rat, but now that I have Archaon in the mix as well, I think I ought to try to change that! With Easter coming up around the corner, though, I’m not sure I’ll be able to get the time. Well, we’ll see…
With the End Times finished, and the Warhammer world effectively broken, it’ll be interesting to see what’s next for the setting. Rumour has the next few weeks seeing 40k releases, so it could be a while before we see anything for fantasy. Hm!