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Polling Booth is Closed – Let’s Get Started

Here are the final results of the poll for which models to paint in the Solo Painting Week. Saxon Orrik and Alten Ashley share the first while the Widowmaker Marksman and Kovnik Joe share the second place. So there is still a tie which Khador model to paint. I decided to let my 2.5 years old daughter choose the third model and she picked the Marksman (good choice, already base-coated, less to do).

So during this week  I will paint:

  • Alten Ashley
  • Saxon Orrik
  • Widowmaker Marksman

The full metal Black Ivan is almost finished so I can start this or the next evening. Don’t expect pictures of the ‘jack before Friday as I need some daylight after work to make nice pictures of it. I will post evening progress update pictures of the solos during the week.


[Poll] A tie – Now with a group shot to visualize the options

At the time writing this, there is a tie in the poll for my next project, the Solo Week. Four of the six options have the same number of votes. I really would appreciate having some more votes to decide which three of the models to paint next week. To help choosing I made a group shot of the six models to vote for.


From left to tight: Orrik, Targ, Kovnik Joe, Marksman,Vassal, Alten

These pigs should think about giving up

Accidentally I placed the primed Daughters of the Flame in a quite a fitting way besides some unfinished Farrow Brigands on my desk. Looks like the piggies are going to lose this fight. Unfortunately this scene happened over a week ago and my desk still looks the same. Hope I can find some time to make further progress soon, as I really are curious how the Daughters turn out with my wife’s painting scheme.

Wait… moldy painting color?

I didn’t even know that this could happen at all. There is a spot of mold growing in my scorched brown. Well, the pot is in use for about 7 years now but I thought the worst thing to happen to acrylic colors is drying-out. It is not that good to spot in the picture ( the white part in the corner). Let me tell you that it is of the furry type.

Probably there is some organic contamination going on. At least the pot is already almost empty and just some weeks ago I wanted to buy a new brown but it was sold out at my LGS.

New Guy in Piggie-Town

Here comes Dr. Arkadius!

Finished to assemble him today, now he is ready to get painted. I am still not quite sure how I like his rules. He seems to be a decent beastmaster. Especially his feat can leave a big mess on the battlefield if used at the right time. Also his spells provide a nice toolbox enhancing his Warbeasts and weakening the opponent. But his melee attack feels very situational if not useless in most of the games. One wound models will just die, if hit with Arkadius low MAT, and the effects won’t make any difference. I only see some use in charging a living multiwound model at the right time two make use of Anesthesia or Mind Control or charge an unaware enemy caster/lock to use Brain Damage.

This is a 35 points Tier 4 list I will probably give a try soon:

Dr. Arkadius     +6

3 Warhogs     21

2 Gun Boars  10

Min Brigands          5

Full Bone Grinders 3

Min Bone Grinders 2

There are a lot beasts, as Arkadius is a Warbeast focused ‘lock. The Bone Grinders can give him additional spell range and some meatshield which can be helpful to keep Arkadius alive. The Brigands will probably mainly attack units under Crippling Grasp as they are lacking Carvers CRA. I hope the new Minion book will provide some different Farrow Warbeasts to get some variety.

Mandatory Year’s End Post

So I couldn’t finish the stuff I planned to finish for this year. Originally I wanted to have a fully painted 35pts Farrow force but I couldn’t get the free time during the holiday I intended to have. So here is a last WIP shot of the Farrow Brigands for this year.

Happy new year to everyone.