I like to incorporate lots of my interests and creative output on ToadChapel, and sometimes I take a kind of unintended hiatus from one aspect of the site or another. I still love mini painting, though, and I’ve now got some time on my hands to dip back into some longer term projects that have daunted me for a while.
I’m going to try to buckle down and finish off this little bust from Lukáš Žaba. I started him a while ago but sort of lost steam. I think I succumbed to the paralysis that visits us when we fixate on how good, and how much better, every detail ought to be. I think I’m ready to just dive in, do my best, and move on the the next thing. If I have fun painting and learn a thing or two (which I already have), then he’ll be a success.
And since I’ve got nothing else to do, I’ve also got another 40k Kill Team project started!
The squad of marines, fearless heroes all, moved among the crumbling walls and dilapidated mausolea of the hive cemetery. The only sounds were whispered battle chatter across the vox lines and the clank of boots on the metal pathways of what had once been a thriving Imperial city.
According to reports, strange warp activity had been detected in this area. Chaos? They were taking no chances.
Then, as if from nowhere, the enemy were among them, swinging cruel blades and discharging blasts of freezing flame. As the Astartes fanned out to create a defensive net, the blur of dark and horrible shapes engulfed them.
It’s time for another Kill Team battle report. Past time! Sorry for the wait.
But imagine how I feel. I preordered Elites, and didn’t play a game with the new rules until tonight!
You can imagine how excited I was to get some of the new units I’d painted on the board, bold Space Marines as yet unblooded on field of battle… Continue reading “Disaster Strikes!”
I’ve put together a pair of Infiltrators to frustrate my opponents’ plans.
With these single pose models I usually just add a bit or a bob to give it some character, swap the head, and call it a day.
I figured these Infiltrators were a good place to start from the Shadowspear box. I’ll probably build some of all the Vanguard models, but the high cost of the Suppressors and the low strength of the Eliminators’ bolt sniper rifles put them farther down the list of priorities. The omni-scramblers, however, seem useful and the concealed positions rule seems fun & potentially effective for grabbing valuable real estate.
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