Monday 14 June 2021

Whats on my palette?

Bless me #warmongers for I have sinned, it's been almost six months since my last confession! I've known exactly what I needed to paint so it didn't really require an overview to keep track.

I was reasonably productive over this period and only have these 4 items still on my immediate palette:
  • Adeptus Titanicus - at least one Warhound
  • Adeptus Titanicus - weapons
  • Blackstone Fortress - Amallyn Shadowguide [she was in my review last Feb!]
  • Deathwing Land Raider
But most of those are either voluntarily or involuntarily on hiatus and I need to think about what I really should be focussing on. I know I just posted about the Halfling test model but that is interim 'busy work' to keep my momentum and won't be sustainable once it's complete. So, the thing that has popped into my head is #ArmiesOnParade2021. Early? True but these are what I might need.
  • Dark Angel Macragge Tactical Squad
  • Ravenwing Talon Master
  • Aegis Defence Line weapon mount
  • Munitorum Containers...
  • And the Deathwing Land Raider
The Tactical Squad is a huge challenge - I'm just not into them. The Talon Master may not be needed for the AoP board, but certainly the metals can be done concurrently with the Tactical squad which puts me close to getting it done also. The weapon mount too is an extension to the tac squad and might look cool in the display. The Munitorum Containers may not be necessary, but might be interesting to throw up inbetween tasks.

I'll also be finishing off the Land Raider, it's just a little bit to do really, with the decals. And I'll continue with the odd Blood Bowl Halfling while I'm at it. But all these will give me something new to form part of my display. It'll predominantly be my existing armies, so I need something fresh to add, but I think it'll be an interesting new narrative display this time round. Part of me also wants a 22"x30" board as it will display better that way, but I don't have a 30" backdrop either. We'll see how it goes.  I'm hoping to get these things done as soon as possible so I can practice the display, we'll just have to see.

Importantly, it gives me focus and a goal. That deadline may not yet be set but I can get a headstart on it and feel motivated to get stuff done.


  1. Keep on keepin' on! Progress is its own reward. The Emperor Rewards effort, etc...


    1. True. I was drained but now I am reborn again. I've cracked on with the painting and even been building! It feels a little bit annoying to pause mid-flow on the Macragge Squad but I've just been building various Ravenwing bikes, attack bikes and Black Knights!

      I know, I know, they're not even on that list but they're on my big To Do List and have been vexing me for years. I've convinced myself just a quick detour to get them made now, will pay dividends down the line. I should be back on my greenwing tomorrow though.