Painting Progress – 20091027

I feel like I should call this post “Painting Progress, At Last!” as with the exception of the Warlock Engineer, I really haven’t done much painting in the past while.  I attribute the bulk of the blame for that to an unforgiving month at work.

I finally varnished the 12 Gutter Runners I started at the top of the month.  I suspect there’s a detail or two on there that could have seen more attention, but at this point, I’m glad to be done with them.

I also spent the weekend powering through some Skyre troops: repainting two Ratling Guns to match the color scheme I’m using for Skyre rats now (dark red and grey for clothes and a stronger iron and brass scheme for machines) as well as painting up another two Jezzails (which puts me at twelve total, for two groups of six, with ten of the current model).

I’ve also gotten started on my Hellpit Abomination.  Since Abomination conversions are kind of a big deal right now, I’m going to give mine its own post.

  • Looking forward to seeing the Hellpit Abomination.

  • I plan to take some pictures tonight. I didn’t get the head I’m using until about 8PM last night, so I’ve only just been able to start work on that part.

  • I like the Skyre red, nice and deep. On the gutters, how are you running them in the new list? I previously took 2x 6 tunnelers with poisoned hand weapons, purely for war machine or random mage-hunting duty – and I’ll admit they were often not so great against anything else, particularly if it had an armor save. I had thought about taking 2x 6 w/ deathrunner of the new kind, with no poison as that’s a hefty 5 extra points each, basically to hunt machines again. The idea of being shot off the table kinda sucks though, so I dunno.

    Currently I’m thinking 9 w/ deathrunner to see what they can do, and because it frees up a special slot to see what 12 globadiers can do. Add 6 jezzails to that mix and I’ve got a 120 point unit of different specialists to try out, which is kinda neat. Probably horrible, but neat. I thought about weeping blade on the DR, but what do you throw that into? When is 2 S3 AP attaks going to be all that great, D3 wound multiplier or not?

    – Salvage

  • I’m not sure yet. I haven’t had the chance to look at the book in a week or so, so a lot of the finer details escape me at the moment.

    I know I’m going to run a group of them with the intention of having them Outflank and knock out the RBTs I’m so used to seeing. To do that, I’ll likely want 5 or 6 and not need too much past that.

    Strangely, I’m trying not to think too much about how things will work in the new book yet: that’s probably due to focusing on the tournament this weekend (which will use the current book).