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Studio Update: 11.04.13

Wow, I can’t believe it’s November already! This year has flown by and I must say that I am quite proud of myself. I made a resolution at the beginning of the year to play more than I hobby, and I believe I am on pace to do just that — but just barely… I am winding down on the Dark Eldar labor of love army and I am going to ride those chicks into the new year!

I took a few days off from work last week and tried to knock out some projects. One was to take some of my older Dark Eldar models and give them a facelift. I reprimed and repainted my Raiders and Ravagers and bought a few new additions to the force, including 2 more Razorwing Jetfighters, a couple more Venoms and some Reaver Jetbikes.

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After getting the models basecoated, I went in and experimented with some tribal designs and colors on the sides of the Venoms. I tried a couple of different colors, but didn’t quite hit the mark. I ended up repriming and repainting a couple of Venoms a couple of times. I think I may have found the color after some trial and error, but I’ll try that a little later this week.

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I also stumbled upon a couple of ebay auctions over the weekend and picked up enough Kabalite Warrior female models to make one of 3 blob squads of warriors.

Ghosts In Shell

With the Dark Eldar army under control and making satisfactory progress, I turned a little attention to my Warmachine army. I played a game yesterday, so I wanted to get my models to the point where I can play them and they not fall apart. I am notorious for not gluing my figures until they are completely painted, but this leaves my models attached with Blue Tac and very delicate to the touch. I went ahead and basecoated the Convergence models so I can glue them qand paint them. I’ll get to the details when I get a chance.

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The game turned out favorable. It’s been a while since I’ve played WarmaHordes and I did away with all of my opponent’s warjacks in 6 turns before he conceded. I was pretty satisfied with the victory, not losing a single model and keeping everything relatively unharmed due to the repair abilities.

March of the Minotaurs

Remember this guy?

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Well, guess what was waiting for me on my desk at work this morning…?

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Yes, that badass Contemptor Dreadnought Aiakos arrived from Forgeworld! I’m incredibly excited to jump back on building the Minotaurs army, but I have kind of back-burnered them to finish some other projects. As tough as it’s going to be, he’ll need to go in the “to-do” pile with Moloc and Enkomi. I already ordered the base for Aiakos from Dragonforge, so that should be arriving in the coming weeks. But first I must knock out some other stuff.

May Hashut Be With You

One of those projects I REALLY need to finish is my Chaos Dwarfs army. I was asked over the weekend to jump in a game, but I didn’t have my models completed. Granted, I could have proxied some Skaven in their place, but I really want my army completely assembled and painted before they hit the table. Unfortunately, there are 2 armies ahead of them: Dark Eldar and Convergence. But I do plan to have them completely finished by the beginning of 2014. Hopefully the game doesn’t change too much before then…

I need to assemble the Hero and Lord models. I need to add several trays of Infernal Guard with hand weapon and shield and I would like to try to pick up some Hobgoblin units. I still need to assemble my Death Shrieker Rocket and Magma Cannon and purchase another one of each of those war machines. I pretty much have everything in the Forgeworld line for them. I am awaiting the K’daai Destroyer model, however. Although I may end up converting the Chaos Maulerfiend instead.

So much to do! But I am enjoying every freakin’ minute! Guess that’s why I’m a junkie!

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