Really I just wanted to get the bases done. They'd already been shadow washed and all I was doing was dry/wet brushing them with Vermillion. I did all 30 bases and left them to dry. Even if thats the extent of my efforts it's one element of their completion done. I expect to finsih all the Red Planet Base up to the Bonewhite chips. Then if I consider further progress I'll probably chunk them into three groups of ten or even six groups of five. 30 is far too much for batch painting for me, not a problem just on the bases but the actual models are far too time consuming to commit to 30 in one sitting.
10 would be my limit and each colour application would be a nights work but I if I can get my head back into the Cerastus the units of five would be better as it would not represent the bulk of my nights efforts, that really should be on the priority - the knight
I painted some other bits as well, tidied up my force pylons but they're in another post.
Basing is a pain, so getting them all done in one sitting is a definite bonus!ReplyDelete
And it's much more efficient this way too. You can do all the same colour in one sweep and it's consistent too so your bases match across the entire batch.Delete
Nice work, Dave. I agree that bases are a pain. I always find myself doing them last.ReplyDelete
That was me until I just switched it around for variety and I've never looked back since. It also means I can do the bases and park them, it's a nice 'save point', base coats and washes is another, it helps to break up the tedium this sort of batching can bring.Delete
Is Genestealer rush coming back? Do you know something I don't?ReplyDelete
Nah, they've just been in the to do box for a while. A friend gifted me some of the original models and the others were part of other nid eBay wins so I ended up with 30 and thought it'd be cool to have enough to field both Leviathan formations.Delete
That said there were rumours around the Harlequin release there'd be a Genestealer cult release so these, alongside the cultists may well be of value. Also it means I won't be tempted by the rumoured new Genestealer box that may come out in the new year ;)
Oh, you'll be tempted. What if it has brand spanking new Ymgarl heads? hmmm? New poses and biomorphs? Toxin Sacs that don't look like testicles? Hybrid models and cadillacs. GW isn't stupid and knows that everyone owns 50 squillion stealers already. The new releases will be evil and insidious.Delete