Wednesday, 17 August 2011
As time closes in - Part Two: WIP Painting
Well the 40k Online (Forum) Tournament is closing in fast. In my previous post I discussed the army list I want to take. Part of the reason I booked up for the tournament is that having an upcoming tournament seems to be one of the best ways to to motivate myself to get more models painted.
For my proposed new army list (see my previous post) I will need:
A small Beastmaster unit
A Razorwing Jetfighter
A completed unit of Reavers
Previously I bought some small fusion gun tips from ebay. That I will use to add to my old blaster models to make heat lances. Also I will have to paint up one bike to match the rest. I haven't started on any of this yet, so pics will have to follow later in the week. If all else fails I could borrow a bike from a mate, but hopefully I should be able to fit these in.
I've converted and uncoated three hellions to be my first three beastmasters.
The bare headed beastmaster at the front will be the leader, and has one of the hellion hellglaives cut down slightly to be a long blades staff. The models were easy to put together and was a joy to convert.
I'll be using old choas hounds (I'll post pics when the unit is nearer completition). Luckily these are already painted. Unfortunately I know I won't have a chance to get the razorwing flocks done in time for the tournament (as it's only this weekend), so I'm going to borrow 4 razorwing flocks from my mate for the tournament.
Although I'll won't be using all my own models, I will get valueable practice using the beastmaster unit at this tournament, plus it will give me an excellent start for getting a bigger unit ready for the Mutually Assured Destruction tournament in October which is 1800 points and uses a bigger beastmaster unit.
Last time I showed a pic of my razorwing it was only partially assembled, because I wanted to take my time and make sure it was fully magnetized. I bought some more magnets from ebay, some 60mm ones to compliment my 20mm ones.
Since them I've magnetised all the weapons in the weapons loadout used in my tournament army list. I used 23 magnets in the end, and will need another 19 magnets to magnetise the last 3 weapons and 8 missiles.
I've also been busy painting over the last two evenings. I haven't finished the Razorwing, but I've easily got it past the stage where I could take it to the tournament. Because I have so much else to paint and so few days left, I'm only going to do another 20 minutes on it tomorrow night before I start the beastmasters. Here's some more work in progress pics, I need to do more highlighting of the purple, add further thin highlights on the blue and purple areas, highlights to break up the large black areas, and finish the gems.
I'll aim to get a picture of the finished army before the tournament, otherwise I'll post some shots via my mobile of the army in action at the tournament.