I did paint the Defiler and the Dreadnought. However, I spent most of the afternoon re-basing the Marines bases with flagstones and rubble, which took longer than I thought it would, although there are 70 of them! It think it looks good, and enlivens the bases. I could'nt resist painting up five of the bases for the blog to show how they will turn out.
Painting wise, I only have the Warlord on a Juggernought left to paint. Other than that the army will be completed ....
...except for painting the bases (and varnishing of course). Actually the painting the bases takes a bit of time as I need to slightly water down the paint to make it flow into the rubble, which takes a lot of paint, and then a time to dry. Then I have to highlight the rubble.
The army's painting as a whole will be completed by tomorrow night, but it might take the rest of the week to base! All in all I don't think I have done too bad over the week (considering I have been working full time too), and so if I get the Warlord painted by tomorrow, it will consider it a success, especially as the main reason for the project has been to get me painting again :)
Close up of the cab ( or Demon in a box ! ).
What's that coming over the hill..?
I am pleased with the look of the Dreadnought, and it ties in well with the Chaos Marines.
Three Chaos Marines with the basing I have done on all of the Marines. Each model in the army has at least one of the plasti-card flagstones on it, with varying amount of rubble. I had to remove many of the Marines this afternoon so I could reglue them onto the flagstones.
I have goone for a lighter base to constrast with the darker look of the Marines. I also wanted to do bases that suggested a ruined Neo-Classical city, rather than the standard Gothic Imperial one. I liked the artwork from the 'Horus Heresy Collected Visions' artbook of runied Classical looking cities.
Close up of the bases.
I basescoated them with Vallejo Stone Grey, and then highlighted it with just white.
Monday will be one week on from the start of the challenge, and I shall paint the Warlord tomorrow evening after work, and see if I can get more bases done. :)