I'm taking part in a pretty laid back Tale of X Gamers with a few friends.
The only stipulation is that we need to have a 40k force of 1500 points by the end of the year.
I toyed with a few different forces, but for now I've settled on Blood Angels. Specifically Primaris Blood Angels.
Like many gamers I enjoy collecting models but struggle to paint even a fraction of them. I'm hoping I can change that with the advent of 9th edition.
I think the key to achieving this is a change of mindset. Specifically, I'm going to try speed painting. What this means to me is that I'm focusing on getting my models "good enough". They may not be my best work, but I want to achieve a consistent looking, painted force which I can be proud to put on the table.
So far I've managed to paint sixteen models to tabletop standard over the course of a week off work. The plan is to add some transfers for squad/company markings and potentially a highlight or two, but this is the overall standard I'm currently aiming for.
This force consists of a converted Lieutenant (who I now realise should be on a 40mm base), five Intercessors, five Hellblasters and five Reivers.
Here are some close up shots.
This accounts for roughly a third of the work I need to do by Year's End, so I'm optimistic that I can get this all painted in time.
I've got an email that my copy of Indomitus should be arriving tomorrow, so I've got that to look forward to over the weekend.