Quick bit of back ground - I used to collect Bretonnians (RIP) about 14 years ago but just to paint, I never played WFB. 7 years ago I decided to start 40k and bought some Tau (don't hate me) but before I could get ino assembling them I had a near fatal motorbike accident, spent 7 weeks in hospital and came out with a permanently paralysed dominant arm and hand, which I had amputated in summer last year. I have a basic prosthetic which I use occasionally but mostly I make do with blu-tacking models in place. I decided it had to be Iron Hands, I feel like I can relate to a whole chapter of elective amputees xD
As you can imagine this has made assembling minis nigh on impossible but I can still paint as long as I've got someone to put them together for me. As I type I am at my best mate's house for a few weeks while he puts my tanks and vehicles together for me so I can use his airbrush to prime and basecoat them. Painting with my wrong hand has been immensely frustrating but I feel like I am making progress now. My plan has been to paint during the day while my mate is working and then we do the tanks at evenings and weekends. We've just finished the second Repulsor (one is an Executioner), here's the total of what I have:
HQIron Father FeirrosSpace Marine Primaris Captain - doneSpace Marine Primaris Librarian - doneSpace Marine Primaris Lieutenant With Power Sword - doneSpace Marines Primaris Chaplain - doneSpace Marine Primaris Company AncientSpace Marine Primaris Phobos Lieutenant - primedTroopsSpace Marines Primaris Intercessors x 3Space Marine Primaris Assault Intercessors - doneSpace Marines Primaris Infiltrators - in progressElitesSpace Marines Primaris Apothecary - doneSpace Marines Redemptor Dreadnought x 2 - primedSpace Marines Primaris Aggressors - primedFast AttackSpace Marine Primaris Outriders - doneHeavy SupportSpace Marine Devastator Squad x 2Space Marine Thunderfire CannonSpace Marines Primaris Eliminators - doneSpace Marines Primaris HellblastersSpace Marine Suppressors - primedSpace Marines Primaris Repulsor Executioner - primedSpace Marines WhirlwindSpace Marines PredatorTransportSpace Marines Primaris Repulsor - primedSpace Marines Primaris Impulsor x 2 - primedSpace Marine Drop Pod - in assemblyFlyerStormtalon Gunship
I've also got the Indomitus box but that was on made to order so prrobably won't arrive til Christmas.
I decided to start a plog to keep up the motivation in the sea of grey plastic I have because I made the classic mistake of going ALL THE THINGS WHEE and getting models that I thought were cool. I haven't even played a game of 40k because lockdown happened the week after I got my (8th edition) rulebook so I have never built an army list and have no idea if the stuff I have is any good. I'm not a competitive player at all, I'm more of a 'just for fun' kind of person. I figure as soon as we are allowed to game again someone a the store will help me get organised.
Anyway, enough rambling. Here's my two completed models so far:
I'm working on my Librarian at the moment, the it'll be the Lieutenant. Saving Iron Father Feirros til last as a reward
Here's the built Executioner waiting for priming:
Thanks for reading if you made it this far!
Edited by The_Real_Iron_Hand, 12 November 2020 - 06:26 PM.