The great census of my mini collection continues. My Death Guard are now entered into Kanban Flow, and I’m moving on to the next army (and the one I plan to complete next: My Dark Mechanicus. I did a big burst on these guys last year, but I stalled out because my airbrush crapped out on me. I’ve got a mix of vehicles and infantry left, but a good portion of the army is done:
- 2 Magos Dominus
- 5 Ruststalkers
- 5 Infiltrators
- 10 Electropriests
- 10 vanguard
- 10 rangers
- 1 Onager
- 3 Kastellan Robots w Datasmith
- 6 Kataphron destroyers
Need to Convert:
40 Skiitari (mix of rangers and vanguard, all WIP)
Basically, if I sit down with my green stuff and bits for an evening of work, I can get the rest of this army assembled. From there, painting should be pretty straightforward, but I want to knock out my Death Guard first (might mix some of this in since doing vehicles with the airbrush is kinda fun and I’m done my Death Guard vehicles)
One of the armies I’ve had longest, my daemons are definitely one of my most complete armies, with almost every available unit represented. And, since my themed chaos projects in 2014-2017 all featured daemons, a very good portion is painted. But, as with any project, there are stragglers or later acquisitions that need to be brought into the fold. This army is begging for me to pick up the supreme deal that is Wrath and Rapture, but despite my desire for it, I’m putting that kit off as long as possible
- Jk, not going to bother listing it all
This should just be a simple side project between the big ones, just a few stragglers from my existing daemon armies. Might wind up selling off some of my daemons eventually, as I don’t know how else I’ll ever add more projects once all this is done 😂
My Beastmen are one of my favorite armies I’ve ever worked on. Started as a sort of budget oldhammer project, I used the poxwalker kit and plenty of conversions to expand this from 70ish Battlemasters models to over 200 (with all the additions being conversions). Unfortunately, the only real downside is that I got bogged down on my last 30ish greenstuff jobs for the remaining gors, and have left dangling completing the army as a result.
- 2 Bray Shamans
- 2 Beastlords
- 60 Gors
- 30 Bestigors
- 30 ungor
- 20 ungor raiders
- 3 Bullgors
- 5 Centigors
- 3 Chariots
- 20 ungor raiders
- 10 ungor
This should be a quick wrap, even though it is 60 models, the beastmen paint up fast. Might need more gore paint though 🙃
One of the biggest releases of the last few years for me was the Genestealer Cult model line, an absolutely amazing collection of figures, my aspiration to do a whole army waned after I stopped playing much 40k, but their presence in Necromunda and Kill Team makes them a perfect small force to collect and use (and augment) as needed.
From the beginning, I’ve wanted to do a cult that is based on a world that has an active chaos uprising. The cultists would be keeping their true identity secret, taking advantage of the tumultuous circumstances to overthrow imperial authority and working their own angle in the background. This is intended to be an homage to the old GSC rules that allowed them to be corrupted by chaos. It could lead to some really cool conversions down the road.
Anyhow, I haven’t got most of them off the sprues from Death Watch: Overkill yet, but this should be a project I can knock out fast. I’m including my Space Hulk models on the list as they’ll be getting the same scheme:
22 purestrain genestealers
2 purestrain genestealers
I am debating skipping building all of the neophytes right now, as I may want to add new and heretofore unthought of gear during a future necromunda campaign.
Alright, so the updates fell off quickly after my kitchen construction began. I’ve slowly continued to make progress, I got another two dozen inquisition storm troopers painted, as well as some other acolytes, an inquisitorial taurox and a bloat drone. I finished assembling my plague burst crawler, started my Biologis Putrefier and Foul Blifhtspawn conversions, and got the bulk of my death guard primed.
At the rate I’m going, I’ll need to be diligent about setting painting goals and hitting daily painting time, even if I don’t manage an hour every night. If I can put in a bunch more big weeks like the first half of January, this project could even wrap early!
By Monday, February 18th, I will get my plagueburst crawler and all of my plague marines painted. I will get the Spartan’s treads painted and attached, and make the sponson weapons for my remaining predators and plague reaper. I will also paint the command squad for my Inquisition Storm Troopers.
Conversion-wise, I hope to get 2 more Terminators done, a chaos lord truescaled, and a finish up my Biologis Putrefier and Foul Blightspawn.
I will have the Death Guard done in February, and my Dark Mechanicus done in March.
My renegade knight household is, my model count, my smallest army, but it’s also been one of the most consistently stubborn projects I’ve worked on. Of the 6 knight class vehicles and 3 armigers in the army, only 2 are painted, with two more fully converted and mid paint (going on two and a half years between starting painting and now, too). Nonetheless, with the airbrush and a little pushing myself, I think this could easily be one of the fastest projects of this undertaking.
- Kytan Daemon Engine
- Tzeentch Knight
The last two big knights are mid-conversion and should only take a day’s work or so to get to the point where I’m painting. The last 2 armigers on the other hand are still on sprue, but should be a relatively easy build as well.
This army is fairly close to done, with limited storage capacity, I don’t want my knight collection to outgrow my hobby space. My only two plans for additional knights are as follows:
- A knight Atrapos to use as my chaos Baron
- One of the new Dominus Knights to do in House Terryn colors as part of a diorama project
The first week of 2019 is passed, time for a check in on my project to paint my entire collection this year. My quest to figure out everything I need to paint continues I’ll be continuing my census of my collection here, my hope is to have it done this month, as it will be crucial to ensuring I am on track and don’t put things off until I’m doomed to failure. Part of me is worried I’ve been putting this step off because I’ll get demoralized and decided I can’t do it, but I know that part of me is wrong.
Meanwhile, I have been dedicating most of my hobby efforts to getting a good start on the year, painting several hours every day, even getting in a bit of painting when exhausted and wanting to get to bed, etc. As someone who is indecisive about painting and constantly underwhelmed by my efforts, it has been a challenge to keep myself motivated, particularly as I painted 40 poxwalkers.
All told, I completed the following this week:
86 models! A good start!
Now, caveat time, the poxwalkers and WHQ adventurers need bases still, but overall this is a major jump start on this project.
- 40 poxwalkers
- 20 cultists
- Dark mechanicus servitor
- 6 Goliath gangers
- 3 Escher gangers
- A Cawdor juve
- A Van Saar ganger and an arachnirig
- 2 sloppers, a dome runner, and a rogue doc
- The 9 adventurers for Warhammer Quest: Blackstone Fortress