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My wife finally came to some decisions on the direction of her army. Which meant I could finally start buying said army. After watching for awhile I finally stumbled across some auctions that were right up her alley. I even managed to win a few and now I can finally "build" her army (as a lot came from the auction site this is mostly just painting them but some will need assembly). 

 

As the title suggests I'd like to complete this project in a year or less. As my army took about a year to "finish" I'd be remiss if I didn't try to finish her's in a similar time frame. That and I know I'd never hear the end of it from my gaming friends if her army took longer, my wife on the other hand probably wouldn't care. As of this post she has most of her army and can start playing and learning the larger game and that's all she really cares about.

 

To start the project I went through all the figures and selected a few to paint first. Basically I went through everything and selected all the unique models i.e. the ones with odd bits, poses, or modifications. I even grabbed a few vintage models for this starting lineup. With everything primed during an unexpected winter reprieve it's time to begin.

 

I started off with just a single model deciding it would get a little special attention. Unfortunately I put way too much yellow on my palette so I spent most of my time adding the yellow basecoat to everything else. 20200101_004751.thumb.jpg.4a1c8c3317239fa9cc0ec4ed1894cdf5.jpg

 

Once that was finished I came back to that first model and finished off its "special" detail.20200101_004926.thumb.jpg.2a6b3ebfd4323bf1ce707c190ff0d2c9.jpg20200101_004823.thumb.jpg.6b19465a44fed6c912c01f14f9e7e29e.jpg

I think it gives it a nice little extra something, but maybe I'm wrong.

 

 

So let's see if a year is enough time to finish a Waaagh.

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Ooooh, a full one done up in a year... I like how this sounds, can't wait to see how it goes and of course, good luck! 

 

Is she wanting the giant trash can of doom that's a big giant model? 

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1 hour ago, WhiteWulfe said:

Is she wanting the giant trash can of doom that's a big giant model? 

Other than a few bikes and some helicopters I haven't bought any of her vehicles just yet, but my instincts say yes. I'm thinking she'll probably end up with two of the big killacan things, one "real" and one scratch built, but that's still a ways off. The plan is to focus on her ground pounders and commanders first and finish with her vehicles, though we all know just how well I follow plans.

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14 minutes ago, Rat13 said:

Other than a few bikes and some helicopters I haven't bought any of her vehicles just yet, but my instincts say yes. I'm thinking she'll probably end up with two of the big killacan things, one "real" and one scratch built, but that's still a ways off. The plan is to focus on her ground pounders and commanders first and finish with her vehicles, though we all know just how well I follow plans.

Don't let her see a built and painted Stompa then.  She might want one.  I don't play Orks... I want one just because, uhm, reasons.

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7 hours ago, WhiteWulfe said:

Ooooh, I just noticed the Formula P3 bottles... Curious as to thoughts on those... 

I haven't got around to trying them just yet. I actually pulled the appropriate colors for this project so I could try them. I figure if they're bad or they have a steep learning curve I'm only painting orks after all. Any mistakes or missteps with the paint can be explained away by, "they're orks". 

 

I do however know for a fact that they're old pots, that's how I picked them up for $.50 or a $1.00 apiece. At that price though I figured I'd roll the dice not just on the brand but also on their age. With any luck I'll be trying them out on some models during my next painting session. 

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Good to know!  Figured I'd ask since I'm contemplating giving some of their stuff a try, since they have some nice sounding metallics and it seems that MeepleMart is carrying their product more often (although the sets seem to regularly be out of stock, but that seems to be a problem everywhere) 

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I think it's just awesome that your wife wants an army.

 

If I could give her a hint, take some Air Support!

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