Saturday, April 10, 2010
The Spring Painting Queue
Everyone loves work desk pics!
Well spring time is here, and as the flowers are blooming outside, the metal on the inside is stretching and yawning, awaiting paint. This could very well be the last figures I paint for the year knowing my pace! Here we go, in rank ordered goodness:
All the projects, in a sort of backwards order going right to left
These are the last of my Vikings project which was one of my main foci kicking this year off. I've saved the best for last as you can see. We've got three 'larger than life' mythic/epic heroes and two more down-to-Earth blokes. The large fella with the shield will be the overall warband leader, the beardless hero in the red cloak his son, and the scary looking fella in the back with the huge axe will be some kind of doom metal harbinger. The fur cloaked fig on the far left will be the hero of the unarmored militia, and the remaining 'regular-looking' fig will be the warband's standard bearer. I've got a print out of a banner design for his spear.
2. 15mm Sci-Fi
Another of my foci for the year is 15mm sci-fi. We've done very little in this department unfortunately, but maybe getting these three platoons of Stargrunt II figs completed will be the push we need. Here I've got Japanese Corporate troops led by a squad of Kra'vak aliens. I'll be glad to get these done because they're the last part of a much larger army.
3. Hordes of the Things
Making this post I realized I didn't have a label for Hordes of the Things, meaning I haven't touched these guys since before I started this blog! It's been a long while. If you don't know this excellent game, check it out, it can be played in any scale or genre. Andy and I long ago decided on 6mm fantasy, and the above pic shows my Orc army. It's their time.
Rounding out the projects queue are all of my pulp figures I recently assembled and stuck on bases. These are very fun figs and I think they will lend themselves quite well to some light pulp adventures games in the future. Excuse the horribly blurry pic!
I guess that about wraps it up for the spring painting queue. There will be other mini-projects along the way, most notably is my squad of Deathwatch I'm doing up for the RPG (more on that tomorrow) as well as a few single figs lurking around here and there. I don't feel overwhelmed or buried, in fact, keeping everything orderly and neat has given me a boost in confidence. I won't get them done in record time or anything, but get them done I shall!