I finished up quite a bit over the past few days, putting me back on track to be ready to go for Sunday.

First is the Venerable Dread, which sadly didn’t photograph so well – the golds are quite a bit richer than this in person.

So that’s two dreads to stomp face, and I have to think about what to do about a potential third (because I love dreadnoughts, and love the fact that they’re actually dangerous this edition). A Redemptor would fit with my moving-towards-primaris-heavy theme, and be fluffy for the Scythes, but I’m still not too fond of the model. For only like 1000 yen more I could get a Leviathan from Forgeworld, which would be a big stack of killy and wouldn’t fit with the Scythes fluff for at least two different reasons – but a Narrative could be Forged, after all. OR I could just get a second venerable with the “start collecting” set and also get a second tactical squad to use the heavy plasma guns I have lying around after building my devastators. Decisions decisions!

I also finished up these big fellows.

This was taken before I got them mounted on their clear acrylic bases, which does a lot for making their feet distinguishable. Really, I’m pretty chuffed with how these guys turned out, mold line embarrassment notwithstanding. I feel like I’ve got this color scheme down nicely, and I’ve got the edge highlights on the black popping and a very nice, and relatively low-effort, yellow too. Really looking forward to getting my hands on my half of a starter box (finally!) on Sunday so I can get working on my Intercessors and Inceptors. (And, sure, another squad of hellbasters and some footsloggin’ HQ.)

Days ’til game day: 5

Models to paint: 1 predator, 1 sternguard sergeant

Author: chubugamer

I'm an American who has been living (and gaming) in Japan since the mid-90s.

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