Thursday, October 6, 2022

DreadTober Week 1 Progress

DreadTober Horus Heresy Dark Angels Relic Contemptor Dreadnought WIP

Greetings and welcome back.  This week I'm sharing the progress I've made so far on my DreadTober 2022 project.  I started off priming the new arms and then spraying GW Chaos black over the body.  Then I decided to break with tradition and start with the arms this time around.  It seems I'm always scrambling to get the arms done at the end. Not this time...

DreadTober Horus Heresy Dark Angels Relic Contemptor Dreadnought WIP

The most work went into the Conversion Beamer.  I needed to paint the coils and heat sinks/shields (?!) so I could complete final assembly with everything painted up.  Here's how things ended. I painted it to match the scheme on the Predator turret I've been working on....no surprises there!

DreadTober Horus Heresy Dark Angels Relic Contemptor Dreadnought WIP

Some close in detail on the claw with plasmagun.  Lots to do here, but coming along nicely. Over all, a possibly slow start, but not bad for only a couple hours work by my standards.  All of the arms were sprayed dark silver (see painting recipe on the tabs above for details on my 30K Dark Angels) using an airbrush.  Then I put the black back on where necessary with a standard brush before getting to the other metal details.

Check back next week for another update.  I'm starting to plan how this Dreadnought will wear Dark Angels livery.  Black and white checkers? Red and black? You'll have to stop by again to see.

Best of luck to my fellow DreadTober peers.

Cheers and Happy Gaming!



Sunday, October 2, 2022

DreadTober 2022 Kickoff!

 

DreadTobber 2022 Banner
Image Courtesy of dreadtober.blogspot.com

Greetings and welcome to DreadTober 2022. Do check out the main DreadTober blog site to check out the challenge and see all the great work the community contributes.  Here at 262Krieg, I'll be taking on a Relic Contemptor Dreadnought from Forge World, painted in I Legion colors.  One ting the Horus Heresy (30K) game seems to like is Contemptor dreadnoughts and I seem to have collected a large number of them over the years.  

DreadTober Horus Heresy Dark Angels Relic Contemptor Dreadnought WIP

I originally built this dreadnought for the first edition of the Age of Darkness game.  Under those rules, Dark Angels (I Legion) had special heavy bolter ammunition (molecular acid, or something like that) that made these weapons more deadly.  That rule was removed in the second edition released earlier this year so I decided this dreadnought needed some other weapon options. So for the challenge I'll be painting the dreadnought with a power claw/plasmagun arms, a Conversion Beamer arm, and a twin-linked autocannon arm to go along with the two twin heavy bolter arms.  This should provide a fair number of options that go along with the other four dreadnoughts in the army - oh and the fifth from the new boxed set which I haven't even begun to think about building yet.  I have four more years of DreadTober projects  it seems!

DreadTober Horus Heresy Dark Angels Relic Contemptor Dreadnought WIP

This dreadnought is based on a couple stone pieces from the yard.  The relatively heavy stone provides good ballast to prevent the resin model from being easily knocked over which is great since resin can be brittle, and light.

DreadTober Horus Heresy Dark Angels Relic Contemptor Dreadnought WIP

To match the rest of the army, I use wood glue (white/PVA glue would work as well, of course) and a quick dunk in my tub of random, small sized railroad scenic gravel. I like wood glue for this because it's thicker (so less controlling it from running off the base) and seems to provide a more durable bond.  With white glue, I had the issue of bits flaking off on occasion, spoiling paint jobs.

DreadTober Horus Heresy Dark Angels Relic Contemptor Dreadnought WIP

Magnets were used to connect the lower arms with the shoulders.  These dreadnoughts don't come with sockets, so I used a 3/16ths inch drill bit and corresponding 1mm thick magnets to do the job. Here the dread is borrowing close combat arms for a demo. With a plethora of arms available for Contemptor dreadnoughts, this simple magnetization allows for lots of gaming options and future proofs them against rules changes over time that render some weapon choices weapon better than others from time to time.

So that's the build for this years project.  I have some priming to do on the extra arms, then I get stuck in with the paint work. DO check out the DreadTober website to keep up on the action this year. And come back form time to time through out the month of DreadTober to see how things turn out with this Relic Contemptor.

Cheers and Happy Gaming!



Thursday, September 29, 2022

Pre-Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator Squadron WIP - Part 3

 

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator Squadron WIP

Greetings and welcome back.  As promised, here is an update on the Predator project.  Things have gone well, if a bit slowly.  These two tanks are ready for the table, certainly, but not at all finished.  I have a couple nights left to see what I can do before I must stop for DreadTober, so we'll see where I get to. 

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator WIP

I decided this will be the lead tank for the Squadron.  As such, it sports gold legion symbols, similar to how squad sergeants sport gold on their helmets. The conversion beamer is coming along well and most of the basic colors are on the tank.

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator WIP

I definitely have more to do on the sponsons! But I've been having fun with the transfers instead, it seems.  I have several of the Forge world I Legion transfer sheets which provid me many options for each vehicle.  These predators are the first non-dreadnought vehicles that I have painted for the army and I did a lot of poking around in books and online for reference material and general inspiration.

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator WIP

Legion iconography was applied to all sides. I'm toying with the idea of putting small vehicle numbers in one bottom corner, or on the back of the turrets.

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator WIP

The small '1' here represents this tank as the first vehicle in the squadron. A bit confusing with the I Legion number elsewhere on the tank, but it is what it is.  I have had fun with the hekatonistika symbols on the tanks as well.  This squadron is sworn to the Iron Wing (The symbol on the upper-rear of the side armor).

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator WIP

This is the second tank in the squadron.  I will use either the plasma turret or the autocannon turret as needed in the games I'm not playing. πŸ˜‚ Still, it doesn't hurt to plan ahead.  I like the plasma turret and it certainly fits with the I Legion. We have the symbol of the Lion on the left front fender and the Legion number over a red hekatonistika symbol for the right.

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator WIP

Each turret sports a different slogan for the I Legion along with a squadron Lion Rampant symbol in the rear.

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator WIP

The remaining vehicles in the squadron sport white legion iconography. This is all fluff of course and provides no use in a game where there is no "sergeant" or similar role in vehicle squadrons.

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator WIP

Similar to the lead tank, we have the vehicle number and the Iron Wing symbol on the right side armor. Also, not a lot of work has been done to the sponson weapons at this point.

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator WIP

I decided to have some fun with lenses and view ports with these tanks. So far, the view ports just have a little gradient to them.  The targeter lenses have a more lens-like effect. I had some fun with this and I very much like how the plasma turret has come out over all.

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator WIP

Of course, we can't forget the Predator Autocannon turret!  I almost did with all the plasma fun that I have been having. The lenses here are smaller and present less of a wow factor, but they are there!

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator WIP

I'm still thinking about the cannon barrel, so no work there yet.

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator WIP

And that's where I'm at with these two Predator tanks.  Much of the work is done, but there is still quite a bit more to do, I guess.  Sponson weapons need to get finished.  I need to complete the lens effects on the lead tank with the Conversion beamer. Then most everything needs to be highlighted. I don't see that getting completed before 10/1, but who knows?! I'll be giving it the old college try.

Who is in for DreadTober 2022?  I'm looking forward to it very much.


Cheers and Happy gaming!



Tuesday, September 27, 2022

On the Workbench [September] - More Heresy Era Dark Angels Reinforcements!

 

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Tactical Support Squad with Rotor Cannon

Just a short post today to share my first squad in the new Mark VI armor for Horus Heresy Dark Angels.  I chose to try out the new Rotor Cannon with this squad.  They have all be given the new Mark VI heads and Legion shoulder pads from Forge World as well.  The Sergeant maintains a beaky helm since he sports the transverse crest of his rank in the Legion.  I don't find that attaching the crest to the fancy new First Legion helms works all that well for me.  I just don't fancy the look.

The new Mark VI armored marines assemble very well.  It's a shame their is only 5 poses, but a combination of different heads and a bit of a turn of the head this way and that mixes things up enough that it isn't super noticeable when they are all mixed together.

I love the new reinforcements and look forward to assembling more squads.  I have to say...there is very little chance I get all of these squads painted up before I pass from this world. πŸ˜‚Just so many projects here to do.  But at least I'll not be bored! I have decades more work here to keep me busy at the rate I paint - when you factor in the new shiny things that come along the way and get added to the list of possible things to do.

More on the predators later in the week. 


Cheers and Happy Gaming!

Thursday, September 22, 2022

Pre-Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator Squadron WIP - Part 2

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator WIP

 Still making progress on the Predators this week. I got the tracks painted and some shading applied on them. The same for the exhaust stacks and a couple other metal bits on the hull.  I put some work into the Conversion Beamer and was able to get it assembled.  This isn't a weapon we see a lot, so there isn't a ton of reference out there for it.  That frees me up a bit to use some artistic license, I guess.

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator WIP

The Lascannons got some metal base coats as well, but not much else.  Still plenty of cleanup to do, but I'm waiting to do all the black cleanup until everything is initially base coated. I haven't decided what else needs to get painted that ISN'T black.

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator WIP

The other Predator in the squadron is equally far along, more or less.  I haven't done much with the turret at this point.  I'm still considering how I want the main cannon to look.

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator WIP

The heavy bolters have been roughed in with some metals, but their looking super rough at the moment.  I used some Agrax Earthshade on the stacks and tracks to add a weathered look.  I don't want to go hard on the rust as the legions likely maintained their vehicles to a certain standard.  Still, an exhaust stack and tracks are going to wear and rust regardless, one would think.  This also helps these metals look a bit different than the metal on the bolters, etc. so there is more visual interest.

More progress this week as I continue to drive these tanks towards completion. I haven't had a lot of painting time this month, but I can't really be disappointed in the progress.  Next week, I should be able to share pics with the transfers applied as well and more painting progress over all.  DreadTober is coming fast and that will mean a hard stop on this project for the month of October. Hopefully I can put a big stamp o' DONE on these tanks before then!

Cheers and Happy Gaming!




Wednesday, September 14, 2022

Pre-Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator Squadron WIP


Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator Squadron WIP

Greetings and welcome back. I'm working on a couple predators for the 1st Legion this month as a run up to DreadTober when I'll likely paint up another 1st legion Contemptor (or maybe two?) Dreadnought.  I have had the autocannon Predator for some time - It came in a bitz lot as a Long War Kickstarter reward if I'm remembering correctly.  I knew I was going to want something with lascannon sponsons and more punch for fending of armored targets so I watched eBay until I found another resin Forge World Predator kit available (happened to come with the Conversion Beamer turret), and then the plastic rhino sprues.

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator Plasma Cannon Turret WIP

 Next, the whole lot had to sit and age appropriately, like a fine whiskey, until it was ready to be built and painted. That brings us to show-n-tell today.  Having assembled the second Predator, I primed it to match the first and set to the task of batch painting the lot.  Somewhere along the line I picked up this alternate Plasma cannon turret from eBay as well, because why not?  I definitely want ALL the options for the games I'm never playing! πŸ˜‚ Oh, and never mind the third eBay Predator on the way from across the pond...that one will sport a twin lascannon turret and lascannon sponsons. Remember kids, go big or go home!

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator Squadron WIP

I don't have a firm plan for the heraldry at this point.  Its been a pretty organic process. I knew I wanted the red inset panels to the front and rear.  And at some point I decided on black checkers on the front as squadron markings to tie the tanks together.  From there I expect to diverge a bit to give each tank some individuality, but I'm not set on where to go with that yet.  Transfers will of course be involved, but I'm looking at the paint work as well.

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator Squadron WIP

It doesn't help that the 1st Legion are notoriously eccentric in that regard - at least to outsiders.  Their complex individual heraldry apparently makes sense to those within the chapter. I guess the good news there is one can hardly go wrong in that department when painting since there are no rigid standards.  I'm thinking of bringing in some gold somewhere for the lead tank in the squadron. Otherwise, who knows?

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator Squadron WIP

The checkers are a form of free hand.  I'm getting progressively better there with each attempt. Here, I've used a black .005 Micron pen to draw a grid for the squares.  I then lightly mark the squares that are going to be black and finally went in with the black paint and a fine brush.  I'm using GW Chaos black for this army. The key here is drawing a symmetrical grid first. I tend to rush that part and so not all the squares are...well...square as a result. That leads to a bit of back and forth with the red and black paint.

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator Squadron WIP

I've left off the heat shields on the Conversion Beamer so I can paint the main body of the weapon. I'll attach them soon once everything is painted up. The plasma cannon turret will get painted at some point along the way as well.  We're already halfway through September so I don't know if I'll get these TO DONE before the end of the month (and the start of DreadTober). I'll certainly take a good crack at it!

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Rhino WIP

Along the way, I made time to complete the two remaining Rhino transports I had waiting in the wings.  Now the motor pool is mostly complete.  I still have that plastic Spartan to assemble at some point for delivering the big boys into battle. Here, I have outfitted all the Rhinos with dozer blades and search lights.  Seems prudent to let these relatively cheap units light themselves up when looking for targets, rather than risking the heavy tank killers in night fighting games (yes, those games I'll likely never play too πŸ˜… ). Dozer blades just make sense if you want to reliably deliver your units where they need to be in the blasted wastes of the Heresy battlefields.

So, there's a little heresy hobby for your week. I'll be working on this army for a bit this fall before possible dropping out to do some holiday Aeronautica Imperialis as a palate cleanser for Squaduary and Monster March. But I get ahead of myself.  There's really no way to be sure which way the hobby winds may blow...

Cheers and Happy Gaming!




Tuesday, September 6, 2022

On the Workbench [September] - Aeronautica Imperialis and 30K Dark Angels!

 

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Predator WIP

Greetings and welcome back.  Today I'm sharing what I've had on my workbench so far for September.  I'm gearing up for a lot of painting this fall, so I wanted to get some building out of the way early. Above, is a partially assembled Legion Predator for the Dark Angles; this one sports a Heavy Conversion Beamer and lascannon sponsons. The Heavy Conversion Beamer seems a fitting Dark Age weapon for the First Legion. I also have a spare Plasma Cannon turret if the C-Beamer isn't that fun in games (yeah, all those games I'm not ever going to play πŸ˜‚).

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Rhino Transport WIP

I also assembled a Legion Rhino transport, one of three for transporting small squads across the battlefield. I like the addition of the Forge World Deimos add-ons to the 40K Rhino kit. Nice compromise with the original Rogue Trader Rhino. So that is one Rhino built, two more to go!

Horus Heresy Dark Angels Legion Techmarine WIP

Last up for the Horus Heresy, I assembled a second Forge World Techmarine for the Dark Angels Techmarine Covenant. I decided I had enough bolt pistols and replaced his with a plasma pistol from one one of the 30K marine sprues - probable the MK IV marines, but I forget. This fella has had enough of being overrun in the back field while making repairs and has decided to take matters into his own hands.

Aeronautica Imperialis Legio Custodes Ares Gunship WIP

Then I decided to build the backlog of Forge World Aeronautica Imperials models that I have been collecting as they have released. Above is the newest, a Legio Custodes Ares Gunship.

Aeronautica Imperialis Adeptus Astartes Ground Assets WIP

These are the ground assets for the Adeptus Astartes - optional objectives for the game.

Aeronautica Imperialis Asuryani Ground Assets WIP

Next up are the grounds assets for the Asuryani (Eldar). There are magnet sockets in the weapon platforms for both the Eldar and the Astartes that all for small magnets. This is cool since after magnetizing the turrets can rotate.  wheeee! πŸ˜‚ Simple pleasures...

Aeronautica Imperialis Asuryani Aircraft WIP

Then there are the Asuryani Hemlock Wraithfighters and Nightshade Interceptors (two of each). I'll never keep them straight - maybe I'll label the bottom of the bases? I'm just not that up on the Xenos war machines.  These are very detailed, but the weapons are small and fragile.  The barrels of most are broken off above and I'll likely go back and try to repair/replace them with plastic bits prior to any future painting.

Aeronautica Imperialis Necron Aircraft WIP

Next up are the Necron aircraft: two Night Shrouds and four Doom Scythes; a small force, but likely adequate for a game. These models are very detailed for their size and I look forward to painting them.

Aeronautica Imperialis T'au Air Caste Remora Drones WIP

Last up, we have a pair of T'au Air Caste Remora Drones. Whew!  13 aircraft and six ground assets built and ready for priming. As the weather begins to turn colder here, I expect to get some Aeronautica Imperialis games in, so having everything built should make things more interesting.  Not sure what I'll tackle for the Hobby Season.  I expect I'll paint the next boxed set in line which means T'au and Imperial planes.  I do want to paint those Necrons though, so we'll see.

That's it for now from the workbench.  A productive start to the Hobby season.  Now it is time to get painting...

Cheers and Happy Gaming!







Wednesday, August 31, 2022

2022/23 Hobby Season To-Do List

 

Image courtesy of 40kaddict

It is time to join the 2022/23 Hobby Season with 40kaddict.  This is the sixth season that I'm formally taking part in and I'm looking forward to earning my stamps! Special thanks and a shout out to 40kaddict for the cool annual stamps and the inspiration to keep the mojo alive!

My To Do List for the 2022/23 season as it stands today:

The Horus Heresy

  • Complete two Dark Angels Legion Characters
  • Complete two Dark Angels Legion Infantry Units
  • Complete two Dark Angels Legion Vehicles
  • Complete another Dreadnought
Warhammer 40K
  • Complete five Intercessors
Adeptus Titanicus
  • Complete Legio Tempestus Warmaster Iconoclast Titan
  • Complete Legio Tempestus Reaver
  • Complete Legio Ignatum Reaver
  • Complete some more weapon options
Aeronautica Imperialis
  • Complete another starter box, or another faction.
Bonus Projects:
  • Complete Two More Blackstone Fortress Characters
  • Complete a Second Legio Ignatum Warlord Titan

When I head into a new hobby season, anything on the hobby shelves will be fair game as long as I make progress each month.  In this way, the list of goals will focus, but not constrain, my efforts. I am not playing many games, nor do I compete at all, so I do not need to work towards any external constraints.  This work is pure hobby joy for me - a chance to break from the responsibilities of Husband/Father/Worker and just chill out with something I'm really into.

I've chosen to keep 30K/40K/AT as my three main game systems that I want to put time into.  However, this season I'm adding Aeronuatica Imperialis as a forth to focus on.  The game is fun and more factions will make it more enjoyable overall for sporadic games with friends. Blackstone Fortress drops to the bonus section, but I REALLY need to get the last few adventurer models painted.

I welcome you to join me on this journey into the unknown as we enter into the 2022/23 Hobby Season. We have goals, but we also know there will be lots of new stuff coming out as we work on it all...how will the season turn out? Check back from time to time to see.

Cheers and Happy Gaming!

 

Monday, August 29, 2022

Results from the 2021/22 Hobby Season

 

Image courtesy of 40kaddict

So we've come to the end of another hobby season and it is time to reflect on the season past to discuss what got completed, what did not, and showcase the fruits of my labor.  Here's where the 2021/22 To Do List stands as the hobby season wraps up. Items crossed out were completed, the rest were not.

The Horus Heresy

  • Complete Dark Angels Legion Inner Circle Knights Cenobium
  • Complete Dark Angels Legion Deathwing Companions
Warhammer 40K
  • Kill Team - Complete DKoK team
  • Complete five Intercessors
  • Complete a Vehicle 
  • Complete a Grey Knights unit
Adeptus Titanicus
  • Complete Legio Ignatum Warmaster Titan
  • Complete Legio Tempestus Warlord
  • Complete Legio Tempestus Warbringer
  • Complete some more weapon options
Blackstone Fortress
  • Complete Starter Set
Bonus Projects:
  • Complete another Unit for the Custodes
  • Complete some Aeronautica Imperialis models 
  • Complete a Dark Angels Legion Vehicle
  • Complete The Lion (Am I ready?!) 

Not a bad tally at all! As we will soon see, there were more projects completed that were NOT on the original list, and that's cool too!  For example, I went deeper into Adeptus Titanicus than I originally planned.  At the start of the season I declared 30K/40K/AT as my main game systems, with Blackstone Fortress a close 4th, due to progress made there during prior seasons - I'd really like a complete painted set of the original box.

For the Horus Heresy (30k), I decided to pull back for two reasons this season.  First, the rumors of the new version started to circulate and I wanted to see more of what that meant before building and painting more models.  Second, I can't really play Horus Heresy at this point, but I can (and did, once) play AT because I have two forces and can invite friends to play who don't currently collect the game.  It felt better to get work done on the two Legios I owned to get more gaming in with friends - even though that only translated into one game over the 2021/22 season. 

For 40K, I once again didn't have games to look forward to and decided to just tackle a couple easy projects before stepping away for AT.  I had started the season with a Grey Knights strike squad, then moved into a DreadTober dreadnought for the Adeptus Custodes, followed by another handful of Custodes later during Squaduary, before turning my full attention on Adeptus Titanicus.

In the mix, I got a set of Aeronautica Imperialis planes completed and one more character for Blackstone Fortress.  The tiny planes were another concession to the reality that it's just easier now for me to get small games together, where I own all the needed models and materials.  I'm not a "hang out at the hobby store" dad, and so don't have easy access to players that I haven't personally converted over the years (and some of those have justifiably become weary of my efforts after a little over 25ish years).  Anyway, the effort did net me a game of AI and a promise that there could be more to come.

With that for commentary, here's a look at what got completed:

Grey Knights Strike Squad

The season kicked off with this squad of ten Grey Knights, who can also be fielded as two five person squads. That ticked off the Grey Knights unit item from the To Do List right out of the gate.

Adeptus Custodes Telemon Heavy Dreadnought

DreadTober 2021 was next and I completed this Telemon Heavy Dreadnought with all the fixin's.

Aeronautica Imperialis

Then I took a pre-holiday break to bang out the planes from the first Aeronautica Imperialis boxed set.

Blackstone Fortress Adventurer Dahyak Grekh

Next I completed Dahyak Grekh from Blackstone Fortress. I have all the Hostiles from the initial box set painted, but I still have a handful of the Adventurers yet to paint.  I will force myself to make more progress here in 2022/23.

Blackstone Fortress Adventurer Dahyak Grekh

I was tickled with how the cloak came out, though!

Kill Team Veteran Guardsmen Death Korps of Krieg

Then the Goonhammer Christmas Kill Team Challenge came along and I banged out this unit of Death Korps of Krieg Veteran Guardsmen from the initial Kill Team reboot box set.

Adeptus Custodes

For Squaduary 2022, it was back to the Custodes.  I actually painted one squad of three Custodian Wardens and two additional models here - but it counts. :)  The lone Custodian Guardsman helps fill out an under strength unit and the Vexilus Praetor adds another character to my available units. He was built from the Wardens box set, so hit fit in to the project overall. The Custodian Guard...not so much.

Legio Tempestus Warbringer Nemesis Titan

Then I bit down hard on Adeptus Titanicus projects.  I was so close to building out my Legios that I just let the muse run off on its own for the remainder of the season. The madness began with a pledge to paint this Legio Tempestus Warbringer and the Warlord below for MonsterMarch.

Legio Tempestus Warlord Titan

I got close, but I didn't quite get both across the line - my first DNF for MonsterMarch or any other blogger challenge.  No matter though, I soldiered on and completed the projects shortly after.

Legio Ignatum Warhound Titans

THAT was so fun that I decided to not only build the Warmaster titan for Legio Ignatum, but add on two Warhounds in the bargain. They were fun to paint and it felt great getting them battle ready. 

Legio Ignatum Warmaster Titan

This Warmaster, also for Legio Ignatum, was the crowning achievement to the 2021/22 hobby season. It took the summer (between vacations and what-not) to complete, but it was worth it.  It's a proud centerpiece to the Legio and gets me excited to paint the Warmaster Iconoclast for Legio Tempestus during MonsterMarch in 2023! I have that and a third Reaver titan for each Legio yet to paint.

In all that is 26 infantry models, 1 dreadnought, 5 tiny titans, and 9 tiny planes complete for the season. Not a bad haul for me.  It feels a bit shy of the 52 infantry models, two dreadnoughts, and four AT titans completed during the 2019/20 season - but not by a lot.  How do we compare infantry vs tiny planes, or a Warmaster vs dreadnoughts and other models? I know that I let my foot off the gas a bit this past season and spent a bit more of my leisure on other pursuits. Further, I don't tally builds, just completions - and as regular readers will know, I build A LOT of models from time to time.  This takes up some of the available hobby bandwidth for sure, but gives me a nice palate cleanser between and among painting projects.

So that's 2021/22 in the bag.  Next I'll share some plans for the 2022/23 season kicking off September 1st. There's SO much to do that I'm certain to have another banner year of painting projects completed. And who knows, maybe I'll get a game or two in as well!

I wish you the best of luck with your own hobby projects. May the hobby lighten the load of life, even if only a little, and bring you peace and happiness throughout the year.

Cheers and Happy Gaming!