So with the painting competition I held on Saturday over, I realized that I’ve finally gotten some of my enthusiasm for painting back. To be honest, I think the whites of Menoth were really getting me down… they’re just so much work to make look acceptable. Since I’m playing Cygnar again, though, I figured I had better finish up some of them instead!
Here we see what I was painting while the competition was going on… specifically, my eHaley, pEiryss, Taryn di Rovissi, and Aiyana and Holt. So… basically all the best-loved women that play for Cygnar (and by “Best Loved”, I mean “Most Loathed by whoever is unlucky enough to be on the other side of the table”).
More pictures after the cut…
Yeah. That’s ALL of my Cygnar Blue Base, sitting on my dusty, dirty desk surface. I knew I wouldn’t be able to get most of it back into the bottle (nor would I really try), and I had a limited window until the paint all dried solid… so I pulled down everything (I mean EVERYTHING) I had assembled and primed for Cygnar that needed blue.
So… progress! Lots and lots of progress!
That’s a Hunter, Minuteman, Centurion-chasis, 2 Stormlances (the painted one is just there as a reminder of what the rest of the unit looks like, so that the new ones will fit in!), Stryker3, Runewood, Jonas, and a Stormblade Captain (you can’t see the model, just his sword over the head of the Centurion-chasis). I also ended up painting my 2nd unit of Ranger’s cloaks blue, although they’re not pictured here.
You may also note the blue notes on all my mercenaries are done as well… my mercs are all “Olive Green” as primary colour, and then the secondary colour is the army that they get the most use in (A&H are in Cygnar-blue, Kell is in Menoth-maroon, and so on). That way they look like mercenaries (due to the green), but also “fit” into the army overall in a subtle way at least.
Anyway, my goal for this week (aside from buying a new pot of Cygnar Blue Base) is to get the mercenaries finished, and get eHaley to a stage where I feel comfortable putting her on the table (she’s about half way there now). After that, Stryker3 and his Stormlances will get finished, and then gradually everything else on the table. After I finish this batch I have to assemble and prime more models, and I’m thinking that Strider-number-2 might be next…
Edit 1: Did the first coat of white on eHaley, Aiyana, and Holt this morning. They’re all coming along nicely… although the next colours on Aiyana are causing me headaches (I have no idea what to do… I think I’m going to do her dress in green, but maybe just her shirt in green and her dress in a different colour? Gah, I dunno!).
Also finished today (but not pictured): the first coat of Arcane Blue on eAlexia’s horse, and the blue shading on Aiyana, Holt, and Haley. Progress!