Painting has actually occurred as well. Over the past couple of days I've been working on my heavy cruisers. Here's what they looked like after last night, when I put down the base red.
Not the best quality ever, but it is what it is. On a side note, I figured out the photo interface and it should be very nice to use. I'm also looking at getting a camera for my birthday, hopefully one that does close-up shots like this passably well. We'll see how that goes. Because I have a final paper due on Friday, I decided to keep painting this morning (and then to blog about it as well). I got the black and white done on the cruisers, and here is where I stand currently.
Left to do is highlighting, metals, squad markings, general clean-up, and then the final wash. Since the heavy cruisers have a Red Ram, they will have a red ram. I'm going to paint the rams in a brighter shade of red than the rest of the fleet so they pop a little more. I've been using a rather dark shade of red so far, more the base shade that I would use for my Khador or Blood Angels than the final red for either of those. For the rams I'll be going back to that brighter red, so it'll be a nice little change as well as a chance to use the orange paint I got a little while ago.
Having this paper due on Friday is throwing a bit of a wrench into my scheduling. Normally I'd wait until I was done with the paper before getting a game in, but since I want to get at least one US game in per week and because the paper is due Friday instead of Wednesday as has been the case until now, a bit of a compromise is needed. I want to finish off the heavies before then, mostly so I can get them varnished before they go back in the case and get handled in a game situation. Wednesday would be optimal for gaming, but that'll be a tight fit to finish the ships and get them sealed (and dry) by tomorrow. We'll see how it goes.