Final units painted (Bulwarks need a little more work but playable). A late one with basing, which took longer than expected (and will have finishing touches at a later date).




Right, time to pack and see if my men spend longer on the table than I fear they might!



Pulled a little bit of a late one but both tactical squads are painted and everything else just requires markings and fine detail adding. Then it’s on to basing!


T -3 days

Seemed to spend most of Wednesday evening prepping the missing tactical company, a couple more Trojans for command vehicles, and some old GW objective markers. Managed to get them undercoated this afternoon, but its going to have to be a paint fest this evening!


T -4 days

Hectic day at work precipitated a short snooze on settling the children to bed. Productive couple of hours though  with everything having been highlighted and all the infantry weapons have been re-blacked. One slight oversight is I thought I already had one painted tactical company…… and I don’t. So tomorrow’s first order of business is to prep another 30 marines. On another note I also managed to undercoat a pile of blast markers I picked up many years ago from Irregular Miniatures.

T -5 days

Been a while but I thought I would share a project in rapid evolution! It’s 5 days to go until my first Epic competition ‘Full Scale Assault’ on the 20th!

Some rapid painting is needed as I have decided to put together a Vanguard Miniatures (old TMG) Affray force for the competition which I will use as Codex Astartes force. I could of course use my old GW force, but heck that would not be a challenge!

I had a rough idea what force I was going to field but finalised my list on Saturday. Having finished cleaning off the models I got around to undercoating them black yesterday (along with some extra stands I thought I may have need and had cleaned up).

So five days to go and working late this evening. Even so I managed to watch ‘The Walking Dead’ and then put the base wet brush of Valejo 105 Lufwaffe Uniform on the models.

Plans for tomorrow night is to get the highlights on and then progress a couple of units to completion of painting.

Time for bed, early start at work in the morning….