Finally got the first combat squad complete, giving me 3 painting points for February and a total of 5 for the year so far. Very satisfying and has increased my enthusiasm – I'm struggling with self control not to go mad and start lots of new miniatures for the Blood Angels all at once!
The next stage is to complete the Dread and the Terminator Sergeant. I then have four more Terminators and 5 more AoBR marines to do. After that I'm not sure. I have concluded that I won't be gaming for a little while yet – at least not until the new BA codex comes out. I'm just enjoying the painting at the moment.
I came up with a list of models that I would really like to paint, for the pure enjoyment of painting something I have never painted before (or taken the time to paint properly before) and not whether it would be a good addition to an army list:
• Jump pack troops (I will probably try a 5-man unit next)
• Drop Pod
• Vindicator (plastic)
• Land Raider Crusader (plastic instead of metal!)
• Command Squad (with a medic and standard bearer!)
• Devastator Squad
• Attack Bikes
• Librarian (never had one!)
• Terminator Captain
I wondered whether anyone else paints models just for the fun of it, the challenge or the enjoyment, and not because it's a killer unit in a killer army list.
Let me know what you enjoy painting, or any suggestions to add to my list?