Got some good painting in yesterday. Though I didn't think I had much time, I sat down at the table to get in some work and ended up finishing off the green. This is an obvious coup since the models are mostly green, putting them into one or two more sessions and done category. For good measure I even got in a coat of red, though I think I'll be going back and doing the plates on top of the Bombardier's hands in red as well. In an unexpected turn, the Bombardiers were easier/more fun to paint than the Juggernaut was. Lots of large, flat planes aren't so engaging as it turns out. Freehand might be a game-time decision, so to speak, depending on how long I have after finishing the model and before the Paint the Target deadline. I'm not worried about finishing on time, but if I start throwing extra decoration in there then deadlines will be more of a factor. Considering that this Juggernaut is likely to end up as a placeholder/ringer for extreme builds I won't feel bad if it doesn't get all the extra nifty touches.
Edge highlighting action shot!
In unexpected Christmas news, I got a whole rack of stuff from EV this morning. In addition to actual Christmas no less! I got a Totem Hunter and Swamp Gobbers from EV (I got him Primal mk 2 and Archduke Runewood). The extra bits are Legion. A lot of Legion. pLylyth, pThagrosh, a pair of Carniveans, a Seraph, eight Shredders, two Forsaken, and full (or almost full) units of Swordsmen and Archers. All assembled and primed, though some have taken dings in storage and transport and will require minor repairs. Quite the solid base to start from. EV wanted a pair of Venoms in return, which I'm more than happy to provide. Now I'm trying to keep myself from heading off to the FLGS to get a Legion deck, under the ruse of going to get lunch of course, then going over the Hordes rules again ahead of trying out the new beasties tonight. It would be far more prudent to put in a Warstore order for the Venoms and add on the deck and some other bits (UAs for the units, any extra models to bring them up to full, Absylonia, solos for taste), but where's the fun in that? The biggest hurdle I see thus far, aside from painting and learning a new faction (plus deciding on a scheme), is storage. The Seraph is too spread out to fit in the big Battlefoam slots, and I imagine there are plenty of others that will be in the same boat. Battlefoam makes a Legion beast tray, which is one solution, though I'd hate to start getting alternate trays for a bag that isn't even a month old yet. There's also the pistol case I got about a year ago that doesn't have a role yet. That would be more of a stop-gap, but it should hold plenty of infantry and the pluck foam, if thick enough, would accommodate enough beasts to do the job for a while. The problem then is either I'm carrying a case and a bag, or I lose all the extra storage of the Battlefoam bag and have to carry the case plus another, different bag. Life is tough sometimes, but I'll persevere. Now for lunch. And maybe cards.