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Upstate, New York

 Captain Brown wrote:
Sister's stuff is moving along.

Work on the Pengine with a movie you know well playing in the background. When there is a scene you really like pause in your painting. This will help break up the monotony of the little details...when you return to the model after the mini-break you should have a little re-charge to paint those little details.

Well it works for me.

Cheers,

CB


Not a bad idea. I tend to do most of my movie watching ensconced on my recliner, and there is no TV in the workshop. I guess I could watch via my iPad. My general MO for this kind of thing is to just work other projects across the front of the bench, and splash paint on the stuff on the back when I have the right pot open. Eventually it will get to the point where it is almost done, and I do the last steps in a rush.

It’s not like there is a big rush to get it done. The only issue is the opurtunity cost of it hogging the large monster handle. Still plugging away at the basecoats in a few places, and need to figure out the flames. Then the endless rounds of touchups. Which I’m going to be a little slack on, as I think the whole thing is getting slathered in Nulan Oil to finish it.

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Nice! I vote more Tyranids.
   
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Upstate, New York

Good morning everyone. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and get ready for a relaxing weekend. Hopefully. We’ve all earned it.

It’s getting very Fall out there. So that’s a combination the the trees exploding with more color then a harlequin warhost, and a random mix of crystal blue skies and grey and misery. I think I might do some more building, but I’m not going to rush it. I think at this point the rattle can is done for the year, so I’m not going to try to cram things though the workflow just to hope I get enough done to prime before the window closes. Time to take stock of what I’ve got stashed for the long winter.


Not pictured is the vehicle box, which holds a speeder, wave serpent, stormhawk, and a lot of bits.

The marine side is pretty packed. Quick tally looks to be just shy of 60 marines there. That’s like a year’s worth. And some stuff in alt paint schemes, so not burn out on blue time.
Non-Ultra side is a bit thinner then it was. Nids have waxed and waned; they pass through the primed pile like a ripper at an all-you-can-eat buffet. Eldar have a couple squads, the walker, and the jetseer. Not a huge volume, but good to break up the paint schedule. Less incentive to paint them, as with the crusade games I’ve not looked at my Eldar in 9th. A few Deathwatch in the back. I’d like to paint at least one more of them before the year ends, just to bring me up to 5 done to say I’ve painted a squad. Smattering of spooks, likely to rot until next October. Sisters down to two squads and a pair of characters. Might be able to knock them out by the end of the year.

On that note, the paintbench:

Run, rippers, RUN!

Moved the rippers and the last two gals from the BSS down and put their Grey Seer coat down. See how much progress I can make.

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Ironically, despite being smaller, the rippers take a lot more work than the normal guys. Need to be more careful with the brush, and they are all edges and borders. Got one base of them 2 coats in, red up next.

So I spent the morning catching up on the Deathwatch thread over in the tactics section and reading the FAQ. My little force is basically dead on arrival if they keep the same structure moving to the supplement. Long and the short of it is that Kill Teams are based off of armor type. For my Vet squad, not a big deal. But primaris get roasted. The front half of the squads are fine, but the mixed armor back halves would need squads of heavy intercessors and infiltrators to back up, not basic intercessors. Gravis guys would probably do well split off, although the min/max thing to do would be to add eradicators, not inceptors/aggressors. Reivers are just screwed. They had a roll in the old KTs as grenade caddies and a Ld. debuff. They can still do that, but are the only phobos units without concealed positions, so massively hamper the deployment of the squad. Still, the inclusion of phobos as a separate KT might end up poaching 3 of the eliminators from my Ultras. I didn’t really want 9 anyway...

Obviously, this is just hold you over rules until the supplement drops, so I’m not loosing any major sleep over it. But if they keep the same format, I’m going to have to add 2-3 boxes more troops if I want to keep the army fieldable. Which for a tertiary project might not happen any time soon.

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Too bad about the rippers taking up more time, but excited to see the result.
Hopefully the final supplement makes your Deathwatch not totally invalid. I'm quite glad I didn't paint some of the models for mixed squads and could now repurpose them for my normal marines. What I have painted will be played in Kill Team or as a small allied force.
   
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I had thoughts that I’d just be able to bang out all 3 bases in a day like I can with the normal stuff. But each base is basically 3 little gribbly guys that are entirely detail work. So taking longer. But getting close on the first base. Need to black wash the reds and do the eyes and teeth.

I’m not terribly worried about the Deathwatch. Rules will be what they are. I think I’m growing more accepting that a lot of the stuff I do is just painting projects, and might never see the table. The Deathwatch started when my main armies were really plateaued for stuff to buy. While I could get a lot of duplicate stuff for my Ultras, they didn’t need anything. And when you won’t buy finecast, the Eldar rage is pretty small. So it was a nice avenue to add new stuff to the painting bench, and maybe see play. But now there is a lot of stuff I want for my Ultras, who are my primary army. Ramping up to that second battle company is going to take time and eat a lot of my budget. Plus the Nids have swarmed onto the scene as something else fun to do to break up the sea of blue. There will always be Kill Team for them, which honestly is where they belong.

Speaking of which, nice to see a teaser for KT for it in GW’s last stream. Literal teaser with next to no info. Flayed one necron, pariah nexus, dead assault intercessor, early 2021. My fingers crossed, forlorn hope is that this is a new edition, wrapping up all the assorted expansions and supplement into one book, maybe with a new box. It’s probably just going to be another expansion bolted onto the old system, or a region specific campaign book.

Hope everyone is doing great out there. Been rough around here, but hey, that’s the world we live in. Keep on painting and keep you faith in the Emperor.

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Liking the little gribbles. Can't imagine trying to keep up with rules changes like that. Keep safe!
   
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 youwashock wrote:
Liking the little gribbles. Can't imagine trying to keep up with rules changes like that. Keep safe!


For the most part I don’t care about the rules. I’m a casual player. I don’t need to chase the meta to keep my place at the top tables. Most changes just make things more efficient. Melta still going to shoot tanks, flamers still going to roast gribblies. So worst case, I just have to add a little more to my lists if something gets whacked by the nerf bat. Very rarely do I need to worry about structural changes. There was a little bit of that in 7th with formations, but that was mostly optional. Want the bonus? Need to grab another unit of X.

And technically I could field almost everything in my Deathwatch as stand alone units. Not not the combined kill teams. Which is kinda the draw of the army. But I could do things like just round up the reivers into their own squad, give them grav chutes/grapples, and let them do their own thing.

We’ll see when the book comes out. And who knows, I might get the urge to toss a couple of boxes at them. I’m a long term kinda guy, they are not going anywhere.

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Surrey, BC - Canada

Looking forward to the Penitent Engine.

Cheers,

CB

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Pengine is making slow progress. I think the next step is all the ironmongery on the penitent. After that it should start looking a lot closer to done, and be less daunting.

Put the first blacks down on the sister’s robes.

And rippers are almost done.

There are a number of places that need touch-ups. The base in the middle is done. I didn’t do the eye slits on the other two. Honestly, too small and fiddly. Not something you are going to notice on that scale anyway. So once the morning’s paint drys, I’ll give them the polish pass and then off to be based. Still need to do the Arcos. I should get on that, just so I can get them tallied up and off to the YTD shelf. Just like I should get the formal shots of the spooks for this month.

And then figure out what to move down to be worked on next.

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Looking fine Nev. Like your thinking on the detail (or not).

   
 
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