There is actual progress to report this week! I can’t believe it! Let me walk you all through what I’ve been up to…
First of all, after three extremely busy days in work, I have almost two weeks off. Trying to plot some kind of plan for that time, I’ve decided to take on a bit of a project – not only to make the most of having time off work, but also because I want to try to get back on track with painting stuff. Following the uploads of five tutorial videos to the Warhammer TV youtube channel, I decided to make a start on some basic tactical marines, albeit Maximus marines, and assembled three chaps on Saturday morning.
I’m actually really pleased with these guys so far. I think I’ve been thinking about space marines again lately, though I didn’t think I actually had any built up ready, so after watching the Sons of Horus and World Eaters, I set to work! I’d decided to do Alpha Legion back in the day, and had seen the suggestion of Sotek Green and Drakenhof Nightshade, which I tried on both the Chaos Marines box I bought, and the Chaplain figure I’d made some progress with earlier in the year. To this mix, I’ve now added a very light drybrush with Teclis Blue, and I think it helps to bring the colour closer to turquoise rather than green. So I’m going to get the silver bits done this week, and hopefully that’ll get them looking closer to finished, which should help me finish them quickly!
Finally, I’ve gotten round to putting the Zandri Dust basecoats on all of the Deathwing Knights, as well as getting the little Watcher in the Dark painted, unfortunately he seems to have to have turned out looking a little too much like a Jawa… So they look like they’re a little strange with the black central bits, but hopefully that’ll change soon enough. At least they’re now all at the same stage, I guess!
So there we have it. Perhaps not as busy a week as I have had in previous blogs, but definitely better than I’ve done of late, as well!