So! Being back from tour, it's time for a update in this thread.
We have several topics to cover today, so I'll divide them up a bit.
Chaos Marines with Puppetswar gear
So I got the test arms and weapons while I was away and gave it a shot yesterday. Unfortunately, the hands are too small to magnetize with a acceptable level of stability, so the arm swapping idea is dead in the water. Luckily I have an absolute shitload of close combat weapons and bolter arms lying around, so I have reverted to just using GW arms and shoulder pads and magnetizing them to be switched around.
However, I still love the Barbarian armors, so I will be using those as the only Puppetswar part. My estimate is that these will be my June project in terms of painting.
Seeing as I only have 2 weeks for this months painting challenge (even though I completed it I still want to contribute to it)
, I will be painting up this guy this month. I already started last night and the reds are down. If I'm fast I might be able to finish it this weekend, otherwise he will be done next week. I will be sure to put up a photo of the progress this weekend.
As the Khorne Daemonkin codex has been released (and I received my collectors edition while I was away
) I will be starting to use these guys more. This also means I have to upgrade their bases from the current bike bases to the 50mm. I have ordered 20 50mm bases from eBay that are on their way, and my hope is to replace the bases this month as well.
I have a new idea for the bases for my Khorne daemons though, that I'm considering trying out. I was inspired by the Swamp base video that GW made
, but instead of Nurgles rot I would use Blood for The Bloodgod, to make it pools of blood on the battlefield. With a few skulls and no plants I think it could look good - What do you guys think?
So... Yeah. I couldn't help myself:
And yes; I will be painting BOTH of these guys up next month.
Sicaran tank and Hell blades
As I got money back in tax refund this month, I gave myself a little treat - I got 1 Sicaran Tank and 2 Hell Blades on their way to me as we speak. My guess is that these will be my July painting project.
Does it show that I'm a Project Manager besides musician, when I plan my painting projects up to 3 months in advance? xD