So much over the past couple of months in terms of painting, I wanted to give just the dump update of that. While some of it was for my Chaos forces, a lot was new Tau models to bring into my force (and finishing up two older ones that needed the finishing touches to be complete). Plus I also managed a Marvel Crisis Protocol character in September! Huzzah.
I’m still hoping to make my painting threat for the year: 366 points of 40k painted, and 25 Marvel Crisis Protocol figures. Will be a busy end of the year, but I’m hopeful. Looks like in-person gaming might finally be coming back too, which with safety precaution I’m optimistic about. And will certainly drive the painting progress.
A whole lot of stuff to add in. While I finished up some characters, I’m most pleased with my Stealth Teams and Ghostkeel and their cloaking technology. It’s fun to paint them as if they’re using it, and phasing thru it in fun ways. I’ve got another two Ghostkeels and at least one more set of Stealth Suits ahead of me too.
Side view really shows the cloaking technology best on the Ghostkeel.
Front View is much more bland, as it should be technically. “Nothing to see here”. Hah.
A similar look for my Stealth Suits, and added a pair of Shield Drones to them. I’ll want to beef up these squads as I go forward, but good to have the leader of each of them with the Markerlight already ready.
Here’s a close-up of one of the Stealth Suits. It’s definitely fun to figure out where to put the cloaking technology line, and the blue looks really good I think.
Also added a Commander in XV85 armor (had been in progress for a long time, finally got finished up).
And Shas’o R’alai as well. Had him for even longer, just needing to finish some highlights to make him really work.
Finally added some Smart Missile Turrets so that my Fire Warriors could choose more hidden spots and still have something to add to fights.
I am definitely going to change up my drones, likely give them bases that look like others (so I can magnetize them). But this was a really big start to getting a much more sizable Tau force added to what I had already completed. See here for more Tau goodness: https://chalkboardwar.com/2020/09/09/a-return-is-greater-good/
My combined Nurgle and Khorne Chaos Lord in Terminator Armor has been posted here already in my fluff for that combined crusade. But he also should be counted toward my painting progress so here he is again.
Also finished up a Chaos Knight Tyrant. This model was a ton of fun to paint, and I really enjoyed working on it. Was quite pleased with how it came together. Will be a while before I field it no doubt, but still good to get done.
Marvel Crisis Protocol
Black Widow in an alternate color scheme of my own devising. I don’t plan on using her in the game, so she was an odd stumbling block for completion. Been sitting on my paint table since literally February. Glad she’s done. On to the Green Goblin!
2020 Painting Challenge Progress
168/366 Warhammer 40k Power Points Painted
15/25 Marvel Crisis Protocol Models Painted