Anyway, I've decided that I need a motivational tool to paint my miniatures. Not only mine, but the stack of minis that my friends wish me to paint. One of these years, I'll get around to those Blood Drinkers for Brandon. I really want to finish painting at least ONE of my armies for the Black Templars. Its like a splinter in my mind that I cannot get rid of.
Here I sit, giving out all kinds of competitive advice for BT players and I don't even have a painted army. How does that make me feel? Pretty damn bad. Most of my readers do have well painted armies, so I'm getting showed up pretty good. I intend to correct that flaw. While doing so, I'll provide myself a consistent source of blog posts. I cannot be entirely sure what they'll entail, but something is almost always better than nothing.
As I touched on, my painting goals will be centered around my Black Templars for the time being. Why? Because I've not seen any new release schedules for the Dark Eldar, causing potential problems with my painting progress if I were to take them to Nova Open. Thus, I'll just stick with the Black Templars at the Nova. Previously, I wanted to bring in the new DE and rape some face, but the last month or so the BT have been getting knocked left and right by competitive players. Because of this, I feel that I need to represent the community in some capacity and bring them to the "Big Show". Even if I don't win, I intend to make my mark. If I do win, all hell would break loose around in the 40k community. Not a bad thing, in my opinion. ;)
There is a problem, however. The Nova Open requires that each army be painted. I have very little painted. So, I have to prioritize my painting schedule. Because I intend to bring my Gunline army to Nova, most of my painting will be vehicle based. This could be a curse or a boon. Because there are only 26 infantry models in the army, my paint time could potentially be significantly shorter. I'm not sure, since I've never painted a vehicle fully before. :D
To assist me in this quest, I am strongly considering doing my own version of this painting project. Of course, because I actually work, 21 days isn't realistic for me. I was thinking more along the lines of 61 days. This would give me two full months to devote to the project and that should be sufficient time to get everything done. Not too much time, considering my motivational factor so it'll still be a challenge, but not too little time either.
Considering I finally got my BT vehicle upgrade bits in the mail, I can finally build my last two Razorbacks and I'll build my last Land Speeder while I'm at it. Once that is done, I'll buy another Dreadnought because I only have two plastic ones (my other two are metal and weapons aren't interchangeable). That will give me this list to paint up:
- 1 Emperor's Champion
- 3 Dreadnoughts
- 20 Initiates (4x Lascannons, 4x Plasmaguns, 12x Bolters)
- 5 Inquisitorial Storm Troops (actually Cadian Kasrkin Troopers; 2x Meltaguns, 3x "Hellguns")
- 4 Razorbacks
- 1 Rhino
- 3 Land Speeders
- 3 Predators