|Pinched from Evan at Facing the Grey Tide|
Facing The Grey Tide have issued a hobby challenge inspired by the old white articles.
So to shake things up I've decided to dig out my nids. As the challenge allows you to 'buy' models you already own it means I can not only add some new units but also make some progress with models I've owned for years.
Full rules for the challenge can be found here and the Early FAQ here.
First up I’ll be picking up a Malanthrope this weekend at Dragonmeet and since that only gives me one model and there is a double up month December will also fill that role. So here is what the next 6 months of painting will look like.
3 Tyrant Guard
Another quiet month with only one kit of three, I've wanted hive guard of ages and started to convert some from 2nd ed metal warriors, I'll start the kit by playing with this kit and my conversions, so could lead to having enough for 3 Hive guard and the Tyrant guard.
The goal for the month will be the Tyrant guard for the challenge and I'll visit the Hive guard at a later date.
A year or two back I was playing with spare parts from my plastic Swarmlord and an old battered Hive Tyrant from an ebay batch (badly pinned legs, cut off spor stacks ect.) and came up with this.
Somewhat inevitable I just want one and with the list painted up I reckon there are a few tasty options to put in the pod.
And thats it.
So thats my budget challenge all planned out. Some of the models have a bit of paint on them with the warriors having the most (two dry brush layers on the barbed strangler.) Since I wont be starting to do anything till next week and the likelihood of 80+ hour workweeks January and February I'm sure no one will begrudge me a little head start of a few airburshed base coats and on guy with a little dry brush work.
As for my Orks? they will be on the back burner, the Morkanaut is still to hand and will have paint applied as an when I feel like a change but to be honest after two years of Orks I'm glad of the change.
I'm also working on a couple of terrain projects the first of which has an unboxing post half written (one I've been adding to for the past three weeks and really should get finished)
The second of which will get an unboxing and progress report as soon as I find the time to write it up.
But for now I'm looking forward to the challenge and thanks for reading.