Well it's been a quick 2 weeks since my last update, where my progress was less than stellar. I had only started my Dec month challenge, but I had made changes to my painting area, if you can call it that:
|[how it was - just a bit of a blocker to getting anything done]|
In the last 2 weeks I had a painting & catch-up evening with a mate, and I got a bit of painting done one evening this week (the only evening I didn't bring my work laptop home).
My 2 weeks of progress
I have painted the silver on the belt feed, plasma cables & weapon nozzles, I've done the blue on the smaller power cables, I've done the shoulder pad edges, and, so I could show the final colour scheme, I painted light grey on the leader's weapons and one of the long fangs heavy bolter.
Still lots to do such as touching up the lighter colours (light blue & light grey), detailing, some washes, highlighting all the colours I have done so far etc., but here's he progress so far:
As I started the challenge in mid December, it's been 6 weeks for this progress - man I paint slow, but I suppose any progress is good. I'll have to give the Wolves another game when I get these models painted.
For the 1000 point Highlander event I looked myself into I know I won't get enough of the new Dark Eldar models painted in time, plus I just couldn't see a Dark Eldar Highlander list doing at all well with the restriction of only 1 of each transport. Therefore for that tournament I will be taking my Tau and I was think of something like:
10 Fire Warriors
17 Kroot (with Sniper rounds)
3 Broadsides with 6 Drones
3 Marksmen with 9 Sniper Drones
Let me know your thoughts on the Tau list, and for comparison here's the Dark Eldar list I was tempted to try out:
1 Lharmaean & 4 Sslyths
Venom (2 Splinter Cannons)
Raider (Disintegrator Cannon)
Beastpack: 1 Beastmaster, 5 Clawed Fiends, 4 Krymarae
Ravager (3 Dark Lances)
Razorwing Jetfighter (2 Dark Lances)
Hoping for more painting progress over the next few weeks to catch-up. I have the half term week off work, so I'm hoping once the kids are asleep I can do some painting each night, however the other half wants me to watch Supernatural with her, and there is that Game of Thrones boxset that my friend lent me...