Monday, 15 January 2018
From KyleC - Poxwalker invasion! (200 pts)
Spent some time on these this weekend in-between watching Anime with my son, playing Sims4 on the PS4 with my son, doing homework with my son, and generally hanging out with him trying to find ways to reduce his computer time ( only thing he likes to spend time on these days ).
So when he was sleeping, or eating, or playing RoBlox for a bit, I got a bit of painting done. Received these on the Friday from a Facebook sales ad, and got straight to work on them that evening.
Are they my best work.. no.. but are they good enough to put on the field in 3 squads of 20 ( as I have 20 done already! )... oh yeah.. And will my regular opponents be happy to see them placed on the field of battle to go up against? No probably not :D ... and less so since they don't know about them yet ;)
I had to paint the cloth different colors just to be able to know which unit is which. Since I run them in 20s anyways, figured that batched of 20 colors will be enough. I have here the Blue and Green squads... and the Orange one ( which is the best for these models ) are no longer waiting for reinforcements.
Would love to say that these were fun to paint up.. but I can't :D They were a bit of a slog to get through, more so over the weekend. But they make the other units that much more sweeter to work on! Especially with some Age of Sigmar rearing its head recently! Which no doubt will reinforce these forces at some point ;)
40 models in total.. at 5 pts a piece.. brings me up 200 pts.. I might just make my 1000 pt target before this Challenge is over! Maybe ;)
Oh, I like these Kyle. There's something slightly creepy, and surreal about them. One might even say there's "something of the Warp" about these Poxwalkers, as they stagger through the galaxy seeking new flesh to rend and victims to bludgeon.
Colour-coding the squads is a great idea to keep track of these hordes as they stagger across the battlefield, and I love the deep shading on the models, contrasting with their rotting grey-green flesh. Most unnerving, I'd say. I can imagine that an endeavour of this sort does take a heap of time, so well done fitting it in between bouts of family life and homework. (Question to self: why didn't mapping the Imperial defences of Cadia get examined in Geography homework? I'd have done better in that subject had such things been on the syllabus. Ah well.....)
They're going to add a stonking 200 points of Nurgle-inspired horror to your steadily amassing total, Kyle. Well done, Sir, and keep up the horrifying work. The Ordo Sepulturum are watching....