What do you mean it's Thursday again? Already? Seriously these weeks are going far too fast for my little old paint brush to keep up with...
Now if you remember in the previous episode I managed a whole 1 Kairic Acolyte due to planning issues. Well the good news is I've completed 4 times as many Acolytes this week; the bad news is the other 15 are sat merrily at about 65% done!
Apologies for the quality of the photos. My camera is really making everything brighter than it is, especially the bases... really must invest in a lightbox of some sort. Maybe in time for the next Challenge!
The "Gold" centre on the Glaive isn't gold; it's a lead metallic with a yellow wash. I didn't want to use the gold as that would detract from the facemask.
Just another 15 to go...
And then we have the BFG bonus round. I spent quite some time agonising over whether to completely redo a Khorne Skull Cannon that I'd previously started painting but had then left languishing on the shelves. In the end I decided not to as I think the existing colours work but need lots of TLC - so that'll happen after the Challenge.
However, I did completely repaint the Bloodletter Crew and this is where the replication in the opening line comes from.
Last year I painted 10 Bloodletters and had fun with their fiery swords. As I have more Bloodletters to paint I wanted to make sure I could replicate the sword effect and I reckon I've come pretty close; sadly the camera seems intent on making my yellow look far more yellow than it really is!
So an interesting week and again I've fallen short on the Kairics. Next week Rodney...
That's 6 x 28mm = 30 Points. And that should put me over half way to my target! Yay!
I knew that sending Nick "encouraging" messages every hour, on the hour for the ENTIRE week would get him working!
I do like the purple you've used on the swords, glaive, knives and other items primarily used for slicing open the unbelievers, suitably horrible for the nasty little chaps. The colour combos are working as well as last week and the growing mass of numbers really brings them together.
Those Bloodletters look suitably nasty too, the two tone skin works well with the flamey swords of dooooooom that they're carrying. 30 points is absolutely right and you're smashing towards your target this year!