I’ve been motivated to track my hobby progress after Tavendale threw down the gauntlet in August (Hobby Update August 2021: Playin’ in the Garden – No Rerolls) with an impressive 40 models painted and several more built. Between work, college, and family, getting time in to game or even just paint comes at a premium. I’ve decided to pull out the ol’ Dakka Vows Tracker (by Iffy) and update it with what Im currently interested in. This has two goals: 1, keep me focused on painting the mountain of gray plastic I have accumulating, and 2, keep me from accumulating more gray plastic until I get through what I have.
While not as impressive as 40 models, I have 24 models in various stages of completion. Sure, this might be cheating, but if I get through these this month, that means I can start with fresh models next month. In no priority, here’s where I stand at the beginning of September.
No change from the last post. They are mostly done, but I’m at the stage where I need to go model by model and pick out specific details like feathers, gems, icons, etc.
I started this Silver Tower model earlier in the summer and then it just sat half painted on my desk staring at me in disgust with it’s many eyes.
I took three nights this week to buckle down and finish it. It wasn’t a lot of work, just layering on highlights.
Lord of Change
I’m using a MIERCE MINIATURES – Proteanc, Fickle Lord of Uroboros as my Lord of Change. I’ll be phoning it in and painting it as seen in the How to paint the Lord of Change video. I found a printable 100mm Round Skull Sand Base that matches the basing theme my Disciples of Tzeentch have going on and I’ll get that printing once my resin arrives.
Im tempted to heat up the wings in some hot water to see if I can curl them forward a bit. As they are, they stick out and look very flat. I think giving them some shape will really add to the feel of the model.
I built this spawn to look like a malformed Tzaangor or Lord of Change. Narratively, I envision that at some point my power hungry Magister is going to miscast while trying to evolve and end up as a spawn. Im going to use the same color palette as the Lord to tie them together.
I have the Infernal Master from the Hexfire kit built into three subassemblies for ease of painting. Capes trick me every time by leading me to believe I can glue everything together and still have space to maneuver a paint brush. Not this time…
The Infernal Master will be the first Thousand Sons model I paint and will set the tone for the rest of the army, so as such, I’m saving him for last.
So those are my goals. I don’t think it’s too ambitious, but just enough to make me take charge of my schedule to fit it in between bouts of real life. With the focus on Age of Sigmar this month, I’ll shift focus to 40K next month to try to complete my first 500 point force. I also have a Daemon Prince, six more Flamers, and the Blue Scribes on the way and should be here in the next week or so. If I can complete my other goals, I think I can squeeze in the Flamers as well and finish them in a day or two.
What’s on your table this month and how are you making time?