Day 13, the conclusion

Madrak is finally done. I think after painting the beasts in the boxed set first, he is the one I’m least pleased with. He is a little rushed but looks OK with the rest of the box.
Anyway, I’ve got the Madrak progression from today and the pics of the finished box.
Base coated. I really didn’t like this.
Wasn’t much better from the back, either.

 But then, there was ink!
And we hated it a lot less!
The finished product.
I like using Arcane Blue for glowing runes.
Yeah, this is a lot better.
The battle group. Say cheese.
No, you can’t take his chicken.
Purple mohawk needs a name.
It’s the axer! With orange mohawk.
This model was a lot of fun to paint.
Hey, he’s got a buddy in his bag!
It’s Smiley, my favorite.
Smiley likes to kill things.
So the lesson from all of this? I can paint fast when I have to. Inks and washes are your friend. And I need better/brighter lights for the ghetto-ass light box. Or, I need to pick up some light blue poster board and use that for the background. That would be the cheaper answer to buying new lights.
I’m anticipating the painting desk will make my life easier. Things are sort of organized. I’ve got more room to work, the painting light and access to all my paints and inks.
The frightening thing is seeing how much stuff I need to assemble. I’ve got tons of Menoth sitting around, Cygnar I stripped and Trolls. And Cryx. Yeah, scary. 
So, with Challenge I complete, here are the models on deck:
Challenge II
  • Vayl
  • Striders
  • 2 Bonejacks
  • Helldiver
  • Kraye
  • eMadrak
  • Pureblood Warpwolf
  • Drakhun (for painting contest)
  • Gnarlhorn Satyr
Some of these have paint on them already. I started Kraye, then got distracted by something or another. He’s got a decent base coat. I was going to paint my 3 Grundback Blasters, but would rather get more of Haley’s beasts painted for her since she’s in the league. Striders and Gnarlhorn have top priority right now. I have a few paid gigs that may come in, but I’ll deal with those as I get the models on one of them, and the money on the other.
Battlebox Beatdown is tomorrow morning. After that, it’s time to start planning for October’s Cheesemachine Tournament — the cheesiest 350 you can field.
/end Challenge I

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