Friday 17 June 2022

I did it!!!

I actually did it!!

I reached positive painting figures!

For the first time since I started tracking it in late 2017, I've painted more models than I've bought!

I got thinking after my last post. With how quickly my Savage Orcs paint up using Contrast, surely I could get a few more done before the Horus Heresy box arrived on Saturday?

Turns out I was right:

Tools about three hours of work in total, including drying time on the varnish. Piece of cake!

 Contrast really does seem the way to go on horde armies like this. I'm often guilty of overcomplicating my schemes, so it's refreshing to find something quick and easy and stick to it. 

With this kind of momentum, I think it'll be pretty easy for me to work on them a few at a time alongside my other projects until the Army is done. 

It feels very strange to finally be looking at the positive side of my progress tracker. Strange, but good though. I've been painting an absolute ton of stuff over the last few years and there's been times when I've felt it would never reach this point.

And just as I was sitting back and savouring my victory, this arrived a day early...


It still counts, right?


Wednesday 15 June 2022

Back and ready for Heresy

I've been absent from the online hobby sphere for a few weeks. Unfortunately real life has been kicking my arse a bit. I've had to unexpectedly find somewhere new to live, killing my hobby mojo.

Luckily that's been resolved just in time for me to go back to getting very excited for the launch of the new Heresy box. It does mean that my plans to get into positive figures on my painting points before it arrived have fallen to the wayside. I missed it by a single point!

I'm a little gutted, but I suppose it can't be helped with everything that's been going on. I'll just have to try and get the boxed set done quickly to try and offset it.

So what have I been painting to reach this point? Well first up I stripped some Thousand Sons Land Speeders and drafted them into my Emperor's Children:

I was really using them as a test piece for my 30k EC scheme and I think it turned out pretty well. It was just a base of Xereus Purple, a drybrush of Genestealer, then a pin wash of Druchii Violet. Really quick and easy, plus I think it looks pretty striking on the table. Hopefully the scheme will let me whizz through the box in record time! I'll also be starting my Imperial Fists at the same time, but I've found a good recipe for those too which I'm looking forward to trying out in the very near future!

As for the other thing I've been working on, this came completely out of left field.

When I was starting to pack to move I found a load of unbuilt Savage Orcs I had in a box, having bought them for cheap off a mate a few months back. I was saving them for when The Old World eventually drops, but I fancied doing something a little different as a pallet cleanser. I was shocked at just how quickly and nicely they painted up using Contrast colours and a few light drybrushes. I'm definitely going have to make point of getting the other 60 done once I've got my new hobby desk set up!

That's all for today, although expect a lot of posts very soon as I tear into the box when it arrives. I also get to plan out my new hobby space, so that should be a lot of fun too.

Until then, happy hobbying!