But in my absence things have happened. Fantasy died and the age of Sigmar was created from what I can only assume was the afterbirth from the 9th edition that Games Workshop meant to release but lost, or dropped on its head. I'm pretty upset about this and am reluctant to paint any more fantasy miniatures for the near future.
Other things that happened include my getting a job - part of the reason I haven't painted as much lately - got accepted back into college - undoubtedly the reason I won't paint as much as I'd like in the near future - and I swear there was a third thing but I actually had to take a break writing in the middle of this sentence so two things will have to do. There you're all caught up.
Anyway with fantasy gone I'm working on my 40k, starting with finishing off my Ultramarine Allied Detachment. Here are the terminators:
These were actually a lot of fun to paint (although freehanding all those symbols and the hazard lines on the power fists took ages). I'm particularly proud of the sergeant's face - a huge improvement on my tactical squad sergeant's!
In front of me as I write this are a whole bunch of cultists with sand and pva glue drying on their bases. With luck they'll be undercoated tonight. I intend to paint them in a red colour scheme so they can be Khorne Daemonkin Cultists, but I'm not totally set on that yet. I also have the dreadnaught from Assault on Black Reach, but he will have a different style to the rest of my ultramarines as I don't want him as part of that allied detachment. Finally I have my eldar, pictures of which have been promised for some time. They are on the "to do" bench but have incurred a number of setbacks with glue (getting those wings to stick without pinning is the goal) and I decided to change their colourscheme. If nothing else there will be a teaser of their bases with the next update.
Until then, happy painting!