Okay, so I said I would post today, and I will.
Unfortunately, I haven’t taken any photos. So it’s all text, sorry.
Going way back to September or so last year, I think I made some rash comment about committing to painting 10 khorne berzerkers by the end of that month. Well, I didn’t, though I did get them very close. They are done but for their backpacks and some minor purple highlights on one shoulderpad per model. They came up okay, though the amateurishly applied base coat from 10, yes 10, years ago means that they could have come up a bit better. Expect photos soon.
In early-mid December 2012, Pete returned to Oz from the US for a short visit, and very excitingly, brought back my half of the Dark Vengeance starter kit. In a frenzy of buying and assembling I bought the new Chaos Marine codex, (a fairly balanced dex, I thought); put together the dark vengeance kit (6 chosen chaos marines, 20 cultists, a lord and a helbrute) over a relatively short space of time; and, magnetised the pants off the maulerfiend/forgefiend kit, which i also bought. I don’t know how many magnets went into him so that I could use him as both kits, and with different weapon fit-outs, but planes now fall out of the sky when they pass directly over our house…
Also in Dec ’12, I bought the heldrake – the new chaos flyer. Having not been a big fan of it when I first saw teaser pictures of the model, I can say that I am converted. It is a lovely model, though very painful to paint – you will sympathise when I post pics. I have spent most of my painting effort for Feb and March on this model, and have completed all basecoats and a wash – ‘just’ highlights to follow.
Over Jan 2013 I undercoated everything else and did a first basecoat too, so all is nice and purple. Pictures of the dark vengeance kit, and individual components and different assembled options of the forge/maulerfiend also to follow. And of course, pics of the heldrake.
Finally, with the new Warriors of Chaos for WFB released in Feb this year, I purchased the new army book; the Chaos Chariot, which I assembled as the brutal gorebeast chariot (T6, W5, 3+sv, killing blow impact hits, 2 CW charioteers w halberds and the gorebeast with 3 s5 attacks); and the amazing Vilitch the Curseling model. I am really taken by this sculpt and once I finish my heldrake, Vilitch is my next painting job. I have assembled both the Chariot and Vilitch in the last two weeks and will undercoat them on ANZAC day weekend. Again, pics will follow.
Luke, Josh, gameage that weekend?