A 10-man Kill Team with an extra special weapon trooper as an alternate. It took me a while to get them all done but I was very happy with the results. See Celestial Lions Kill Team Part-10 for the final steps in that project.
|The Kill Team assembles.|
|Celestial Lions (San Vet. Sgt).|
She Who Milks
The nemesis from ancient times and the bane of forest prancers finally got a paint job too. It was inspired by the Hero Base with the tank turret as I was wondering what model to put on it. I quickly realized that it would be a perfect pedestal for She Who Milks. It has resulted in a bit of a Slaanesh Daemon craze for me. You'll see more of what I mean by that in the New Year (I hope).
|She Who Milks on the tank that was.|
I wanted to do something special and cool for Da Masta Cheef's wife Wolfy and her Fem Fa'Tau force for their anniversary. I found this cool cheese cake model that thought would be fun to paint. And it was. It was my first time ever painting a Tau model or Tau flesh and it enjoyed figuring it all out.
This was done before he decided to revamp their paint scheme...
|Too hot for armor.|
Anniversary Give-away marine (Iron Warrior)
Speaking of anniversaries, I decided for the first time ever to acknowledge my blog's birthday with a give way. The lucky winner chose Iron Warriors as his paint scheme and a Plasma Gun with a red coil for the finished look It was a lot of and I was happy with the way it turned out. And, from our correspondence, so was the winner!
|Iron Warrior on patrol.|
As part of my Deadly Assassins series, I was able to paint up another Assassin. This time it was a Vindicare Assassin that I managed to complete. At this rate I should get the whole Execution Force done by 2019...
Ultra Marines (Reavers)
I dig the Primaris marines. They are simply cool. So I decided that I just had to paint up a few. I chose to make them go with my Ultramarines force, but it had been so long since I messed with them that I had to reteach myself the steps for painting them. So I painted up a single Ultramarine. Pleased with that I proceeded to finish up this three-man squad. I look forward to doing more with the Primaris marines at some point.
Ork Dreadnought (Dreadtober)
October was celebrated across the net as Dreadtober and I was compelled to take part in it. So I spent most of the whole month posting about my progress painting an original Ork Dreadnought. It was a lot of fun, and it's got me wanting to pick up another ork project in the New Year.
|Ork Dreadnought, piloted by a grot.|
Dark Eldar Beastmaster and Ambull
Wanting to add a bit of flavor to my Dark Eldar Kabalite Warriors Kill Team, I put together a kit-bashed Beastmaster.
And her beast, an ancient model from the earliest days of Rogue Trader, The Ambull. Both of these models were finished up fairly quick and I was able to get in a game with them where they were able to cause some mayhem and havoc.
This team was the first team I thought about trying out with Kill Team. I had some very old models that I had painted in the early '90s that I wanted to use for my Kill Team but I needed a few more painted models to round out the unit. But more importantly I needed miniatures I could use to differentiate as Specialists during play. That whole project was derailed however due to a missing miniature....
|"We need your capris!"|
Genestealer Patriarch (Papa Claws)
This model was missing for almost a year but I found him in October, lurking with some Bad Moon Orks. The stage-by-stage of his paint job was contained in one post as I had so much fun painting him that he was completed fairly quickly.
|Who's your papa?|
This guy started off as a whimsical and random minor conversion project that I thought I would get done quickly. And the painting did start off kind of quick but other things (mostly Dreadtober) delayed me getting back to him. But I managed to get him finished in this final month of the year.
|Preaching to slaughter.|
I painted four of my original Rogue Trader era Daemonettes back when I was working on She Who Milks, as a sort of test of that paint scheme. I decided to add-on to that unit and started painting more of these old Daemonettes in late September but I didn't get a chance to finish until the xmas break.
There were a few other units or models that I worked on throughout the year that I just didn't get finished. Here are a few that come to mind:
Harlequins were what I started the year with but I never was able to finish anything else for their army.
I assembled a Kill Team of Space Wolf-Scouts to play with Shadow War: Armageddon (that came and went, huh?) but I am torn on how I should paint them.
My World Eaters are mostly done, but what I need to do for them (decals) just requires a lot more focus and attention than I have been able to find time to give to them.
Coming next year:
Lots of Daemons and some Space Wolves. And hey, if rumors are true they might even become the same army! 😁
|Coming soon. Maybe.|