First Painting Goal Done!

So after the first week of trying to make my way through the mountains of miniatures that I own, I was able to paint my Blood Angels Kill Team. The team consists of the following (as everyone can plainly see);

++ Kill Team List (Adeptus Astartes) [150pts] ++

  • Configuration +

List Configuration: Matched Play: Kill Team

  • Commander +

Primaris Lieutenant [50pts]: Melee, Power sword

  • Leader +

Intercessor Sergeant [16pts]: Bolt rifle, Chainsword, Leader

  • Specialists +

Tactical Marine Gunner [16pts]: Plasma gun, Sniper

Reiver Sergeant [18pts]: Combat, Combat knife, Grapnel Launcher, Heavy bolt pistol

Tactical Sergeant [18pts]: Plasma pistol, Power fist, Veteran

  • Non-specialists +

Reiver [16pts]: Combat knife

Tactical Marine Gunner [16pts]: Heavy bolter

++ Total: [150pts] ++

So yeah that’s what the team looks like on paper, and I am happy with how they turned out to be honest. There are a couple of insights that I have from painting these guys up. The first being that I hate painting human skin at all, and I know you are thinking that there isn’t any here, to that I would say you are right. I started doing the head for my plasma gunner that has the breather mask on (pictured below) and it was going well, but when it came to the eyes I started to have some difficulty. Once the eyes came into the equation things got out of hand and I had to remove the head to give the gunner a regular Space Marine helmet. I learned a bit from the attempt to paint the head, but this wasn’t the time for it so another time maybe.

This head right here.

The other thing I managed to learn is that I really enjoy painting red, gold and black together, in particular I found the Reivers to be the most enjoyable. The power sword for the Primaris Lieutenant went well and has a nice blue sheen to it so I am happy with that as well. Overall I am happy with what I got done and how they look, just need to focus on what comes next. Next I want to work on more Eldar Guardians, especially since I have dropped the idea of doing of them as a Biel-Tan scheme. Essentially I found I really hated painting with as much white paint as the Biel-Tan craftworld demanded so I decided to go for a mainly blue scheme and landed on Alaitoc. Majority blue with some yellow, now that I can handle, so I am excited to get started on them. Essentially the goal is this, get acquainted with the new paint scheme and get at least half a squad of Alaitoc Guardians done. Pending speed might be able to get a whole squad done. Well that will be it for this post, until next time everyone!

Paint Week 2 Goal: Half to a Full squad of Guardians pending how well I can make it through them.

Eldar Paint Progress

source: https://warzone40k.com/image/catalog/blog/Craftworlds-review/craftworlds-codex-review-04.jpg

So I have been meaning to get a lot of progress on my Eldar painting, as I have been very slack in the past as I was more about collecting than painting, but I got incredibly distracted by the release of both Monster Hunter World and Dragonball FighterZ on Friday. Both of these games are incredible and exactly what I wanted them to be, which is something that is rare nowadays considering the very scummy practices we have seen as of late, but that is something I will write about at a later date.

What I really wanted to talk about was more Warhammer miniatures, more specifically some of the progress I have been making on my Biel-Tan Eldar. As I am rather happy with progress so far and the Warhammer community has always been fantastic about the sharing of paint jobs as it is ultimately a friendly community, I figured why not? On the note of painting I always found it hard to decide where to start in a specific army, like for example for my Eldar, do I paint the Guardians to start? The Aspect Warriors? The HQs I have? Always found it kind of hard to decide where to begin. For this I decided to start with the simpler of models.

So there is the start of my Guardians which taught me two things; One) I hate priming/undercoating with White as it feels like it only sticks after 2+ coats. Two) I love using Warpstone Glow and love the shade of green it turns out to be. Also as I live in Canada the cold air outside can mess with spray painting them as I don’t dare to do it inside, so that is another thing to be careful of.

Managed to also get a singular Wraithblade done. Love how it turned out, again I don’t claim to be a paint master, but I do love this model.

Lastly got an Eldar Warlock mostly done, could use a little touching up, his base needs to be dealt with and I want to do more with the Witchblade colour wise.

So all in all over last week (with the exception of Friday to now) I made lots of progress in my Eldar force. On a side note I am very excited for the Dark Eldar codex and hope to see some new models come with it to potentially use for an Ynnari force. Which by the way the Triumvirate of Ynnead looks painful to paint.

Anyway that is all for now, just some simple light-hearted paint report. Might show some more later on as I make progress and even post some of the battle reports I have from games I play with my group of Warhammer buddies if that is something that people would be interested in.