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.

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