Hey Hams, welcome back for the fifth installment of the 40k Hamateur Hour, continuing along with a total amateur through the process of getting his first painted army together for Nova 2019. I’m Dan, better known as FromTheShire on dead comedy forums, and let’s see what I managed to get done since last week.
How far behind were you
Too far. Too damn far. Here’s basically where I left off
How did the week go
Reasonably well, actually. I didn’t get quite as much done as I hoped because of being busy and everything taking me longer than I think it will, but it’s starting to look slightly like a coherent army. I finally made a decision on what I am using for bases, what squads are going to be represented and a source for the appropriate transfers, and tried fitting together my first guardsmen to see how the Anvil Industry bits sit with the Catachan kit. Overall I’m quite happy with them, although I decided to order some female torsos and arms to go with the heads I got in my initial order.
As for the Blood Angels, the base coat is down and the varnish is currently drying on most of the infantry. The lieutenant needs to be finished up, Dante and Slamguinius need to be base coated since I was more focused on batching this weekend, and I need to make a final decision on how I’m painting the ancient. The Contemptor is in subassemblies and the Leviathan is ready for gap filling and assembly.
Here’s where everything sits now – Catachans will largely be on pause until I get additional bits and SHINY NEW CONTRAST PAINTS in for them, so Blood Angels will be the focus. First thing on the agenda for the week is getting the dreads up to where the infantry are, then oil wash the lot, hopefully without fucking everything up forever. Can it be done? Check back next Sunday to find out!