After far too long of a delay I got back to painting today. Some good progress on the Dark Angels, but not quite at the finish line. The reds are finished, while the bone/white/flesh bits and rocks on bases need a final highlight (and wash where appropriate). Silvers need finishing off and non-silvers have yet to begin. Leathers are also starting from scratch, and then there's whatever details have slipped through the cracks. Despite a relatively long list of things to do the squad is almost finished and should be off my painting list after the next painting session, which will be this weekend. My ETL vow will be finished with the squad, which will free me up to dive into Journeyman painting. Or to tack on another vow that I may already have (almost) ready to go. Or both if I'm feeling particularly saucy.
Kayazy. And Gormann. And brush cleaner. And Legion bits.
Speaking of the Journeyman league, games start on Monday with a Highlander tournament next Saturday. With the IFP still waiting for a second strip and reassembly I'll be starting with the Kayazy Assassins. The models aren't anything special but they've been primed for far too long. Plus I'll have to paint them if I want to use them in Journeyman games (which I do). Conquest is still the big item on the list but considering that I haven't done anything past washing the pieces it's going to take a special effort. I say this with the Journeyman league not yet officially begun, staring down six weeks and change of time to get it assembled, painted, and on the table, but I'm being realistic about my chances. I've never assembled anything like a colossal before and want to do it right. These two factors combined mean an extended construction period to come. Painting the monster will be no small task once I've built it. All of this will have to slot in between frantically painting other things (like full units of infantry), not to mention life in general. Is this a workable task? Absolutely. Is it an automatic success? Not at all. I've had a lot of fun with Conquest while proxying it a couple months ago and it's a large factor in my return to the Motherland for the Journeyman this year so there's plenty of drive to get it done, but nearly a year of inertia takes some pushing to overcome.