What’s on my workbench MK 2

What’s this? An actual update? Surely mine own eyes deceive me!

No, it’s true. An actual update! I know I have been lacking on my posts in the last few months, but now that I am back on track with the hobby, this will change. I have a few projects on the go, but after sitting down and really thinking about it, I decided I need to focus on a single project at once. This will help me stay focused and actually finish an army. The first thing I put on that list was Dreadfleet. As you have seen, I have finished it and it is out of the house, although m painting desk has been feeling rather empty.

Once that was done, I decided the next project I would tackle would be my Dark Eldar. Originally I had planned for theme to be an entire army, but thanks to the new rules in Warhammer 40k 6th edition, I can simply use them as an ally detachment for my Night Lords. (Another project I have planned.) Not only does this allow me to paint some of the Dark Eldar I have had lying around, but it is also a good choice in game terms. The Night Lords act as the hammer blow, while my Dark Eldar use speed and precision to deal with anything I need them too. At the moment, I have a squad of 10 Kabalite Warriors and a Raider in the works. I will also be adding a squad of 5 Scourges and an Archon, but I need to get my hands on a few more bitz before I start them.

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As you can see, they are coming along nicely. The Warriors are looking rather nice, and I am quite pleased with the purple. I will be adding small amounts of green to them, such as glowing eyes and weapon barrels. The Raider has taken a very long time to do, as all that edge highlighting is not quick. Once the purple is finished, I will be adding some marking to the hull, along with a bit of battle damage. I hope to have them done withing the next few weeks, and I will be sure to post more progress photos as they near completion.

Next up is another commission I received from Thor, who I painted Salamander Movie Marines and Dreadfleet for. He has asked that I complete another batch of Salamander Marines, this time giving me a real treat to work on.

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Oh yes. I get to paint my first Forge World models, and I am quite excited. I’ve always liked the Lugft Huron model, and this will be a real treat to paint. As you can see, Thor has converted it to be a count as Vulkan He’Stan. On top of this, I get to tackle a really cool Command Squad, armed with boarding shields and flamers. And of course, I get to paint a Contemptor Dreadnought. This is the one I am most excited about, as I love the Contemptor Dreadnought and I would love to get my hands on an Ultramarine and Night lord version. With all the open space on the shields and the Dreadnought, I have a lot of opportunities to use some more free hand designs.

I also worked on a small project last month that I have not put onto the blog, so I here you go! I was asked to assemble a large force of Space Wolves, coming in at around 80 Marines. This was a lot of fun, as I really enjoy building Marines, and it is nice to build a Marine that doesn’t take as long as an Art-Scale Marine.

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As you can see, lots of Marines. When they were all finished, they nearly covered half my desk. It took me about a week and a half to get all the Marines done, I think that’s pretty good.

That’s it for today. I’ll be stopping by my local GW to pick up some paint, and then I will get cracking on those Salamanders, and hopefully finishing up my Dark Eldar as well.
Cheers!
-Tarvick

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