Sunday, January 1, 2017

Heresy Era Imperial Fists - Templar Brethren and Cataphractii Terminators begin!

Happy New Year, everyone - Hope the changeover finds you all hale and hearty! Yesterday the weather was nice enough to spray seal the recently-painted models and primer the next batch. Pressed on and laid in the basic yellows!

Next up on the block are the five hammer-and-board Cataphractii terminators, and a ten-man squad of Templar Brethren. They will have the reversed scheme from the 'basic' veterans and Tartaros terminators, and will be primarily black with yellow accents. Next up will be going back in with black to clean up the slop, and then move on to all the highlighting of the black armour.

Figured I'd go through to update all the painting charts and see what projects I have on deck this year. The plan is to take the Imperial Fists to the LVO and Adepticon this year, and they're actually further along than I'd expected!

Next up is the project that sounded good at the time but I am beginning to regret my life choices. The Genestealer Cult are an awesome new set of models and they're fun to paint, but it is a metric boatload of models to paint. I started to batch paint all of the 3rd and 4th generation hybrids at once and got all the skin done, but the thought of doing all 40+ of them at the same time for further steps filled me with horror. Going to have to break them up into 20-man groups and crank 'em out. Once that's done it'll be time to move on to the brood brothers/suborned pdf troops!

There's been very little forward motion on my beloved Thousand Sons of late, as I've been in a holding pattern for Inferno (the FW book that will include their rules). I have been gathering bits and kits, and once the new book drops there will likely be a frenzy of activity! All Is Dust!

Nearly a completed force, I ought to really buckle down and finish of the last few models for the Prosperine Assault Infantry, but similar to the Thousand Sons there's rumors that the Spireguard will have some rules in the upcoming book so I'm hesitant to do much more with them for fear of building invalid unit types.

Way down in the priority list are the Dark Eldar and Harlequins, which are at this point a "if I absolutely can't be arsed to paint anything from any of my other projects" project.

Should be a great year of hobby goodness! Hope you all have a safe and happy 2017!


  1. For anyone else that would be impossible . . . . . I say you will have it all done in 3 months!

  2. Hummm, certainly looking forward to that book....

  3. Nice Howling Gyre livery, reminds me of something ;)

  4. I love the yellow and black reversed scheme. Ooh, that's a lot of painting progress charts!

  5. Oh wow! That is a lot of stuff coming up, really looking forward to another great year from you.

    Imperial Fists are looking very good.

  6. As always Mord - you're a monster when it comes to painting progress - thats a huge amount done/to be done.

    I totally feel you on the 40+ batch paint - smaller lots are much better I've realised.

  7. @Riot Ville: Haha! Maybe not that fast, but if all goes well all of these will be completed throughout 2017!

    @Zzzzzz: Oh my yes. Roll on, February!

    @Francesc: Hah!

    @Siph_Horridus: Thanks! It was equal parts horrifying and gratifying to see where things stood. Quite a bit done, but quite a bit more to go!

    @Rory Priest: Thanks very much, man! Likewise, can't wait to see more of your awesome work in the upcoming year!

    @Frothing Muppet: Cheers, bud! Aye, I find I top out sanity-wise at about 25 models. More than that really becomes a chore!

    Thanks very much for all the kind words, everyone!

  8. I love the reversed scheme. Works really well.

  9. Nope, I refuse to be impressed or overwhelmed by your massive charts of even more massive amounts of work. I've been coming here long enough to know that you'll have all this done in the next week or so.

    Maybe start doing this work standing on your head or reciting Gregorian chants? Then I'll learn to be impressed again.

    (I'd hate to call you "Old Hack"...) :P

  10. @Col. Hertford: Thanks very much, man!

    @Dai: Haha! I will admit that I've let the hobby get out of hand a bit over the last year, I gotta finish off at least two of these projects and get 'em on the auction block before I can justify any further additions. ...Not that that'll stop me from justifying further additions anyway. :)

    Cheers, guys!

  11. As Dai said, your work is inspiring!

  12. @John Stiening: Thanks very much, John!